Most people are familiar with the 7 major chakras of the human body, however, most are not aware that the chakra system is actually comprised of more than 12 chakra systems. Learning about the 12 chakra systems adds depth, context, and appreciation for your understanding of how chakras work and how to best balance your energies throughout the spiritual awakening the planet is now undergoing.
What Is The 12 Chakra System?
The 12 Chakras: Our Connection to the Universe
The 12 chakra system brings forth the vision of our connection to the entire universe. The premise of the 12 chakra system is that all energetic beings are part of a whole. Each of us is grounded to the earth and linked to the universe via a thin cable. That cable stretches from roughly 3 feet below our feet to miles and miles up through the atmosphere and into deep outer space.
The 12 chakra system is a way to use a wider range of energies for healing. Using the 12 chakras allows us to draw from powerful energies outside of the human body and get in touch with the whole array of dimensions of our human experience.
Shamanic traditions have used the extraneous chakras or “power centers” for millenia for their healing practices. In many ancient traditions, earth and sky energies are believed to mix within the human body. The 12 chakra system is a vivid representation of this belief.
Organization of the 12 Chakra System
In the same way that the major 7 chakras format a spiritual chakra chart, each of the 5 additional chakras possesses their own location, color, and function.
The traditional chakra colors follow the spectrum of the rainbow, while the extended system may add colors associated with metals or other elements. Among them are gold, platinum, and a combination of colors that are often referred to as “opalescence” or “irridescence” for the highest frequencies.
The 8th Chakra (Time Transcendence & Connection to Spirit): Located slightly above the Crown Chakra about 2 feet. Through the 8th chakra we enter the realms of transcending time and space. This energy center is said to open access to parallel universes and lives; it provides access to the realm of the Akashic records and the sphere of potentialities in the making. It’s a useful center for shamanic healing and communication with spirit guides.
As an energy transference chakra it takes energy from the world and other people, plants and animals and operates like a step-down or step-up transformer. It transfers energy from outside the body to inside increasing or decreasing it as necessary to stimulate energy flow and release blocks.
The 9th Chakra (The Seat of the Soul): Located further above the Crown Chakra, the 9th chakra is the “seat of the soul’. It allows access to your soul’s code or higher purpose. It can be seen as the door to archetypal energies or patterns that play an important role in shaping our destiny.
This chakra is the access to information about karma, lessons, our learning abilities, doorways to dimensions and times as well as the Akashic records. When we access past life information it’s through this chakra. Occasionally we can access this information in the dream state, when there is important information to be communicated to us. Often spirit/angels will use this tool to get our attention. The dream state often times expresses ideas in symbols and it’s our job to interpret the symbols presented. We can gain confirmation of our interpretation through meditation, but first, the lessons must be accessed.
The 10th Chakra (Earth Connection): Located about a foot and a half below the surface of the ground. It ensures our connection with the earth. Because it works primarily with the energies of the earth, it’s very physical in nature. It governs our physical well-being and connects us to the grounding energies of the earth and our environment. Like the root chakra, it’s useful to heal any bone and bone marrow related issues. It can also play a role in any DNA-related or hereditary issues.
This is a grounding chakra, a receptive energy with a positive flow containing the elements of wind, earth, water, and fire. It is the anchor to the physical world. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We need to remain balanced emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Our chakras must also be balanced. We are not simply to work with the spiritual or upper chakras, but all of them equally. We are here in the physical form for a purpose to learn and grow through the experience. It’s through this chakra that we ground and connect to the Earth (Gaia). This is where our sense of knowing ‘nature’ develops and understanding the naturalness of the cycles of life. Birth, growth, then death. It’s repeated everywhere in nature, in the planet life, the animal life, the mineral life, and even in the cosmos.
The 11th Chakra (Mind over Matter): Located outside of the human body, it is accessible through the hands and body. It makes up an energy field that connects the human sphere of influence to the supernatural. Shamans use this chakra’s dimension to produce magic and influence the physical with supernatural powers. The 11th chakra emphasizes the mind as powerful tool to shape matter.
The angelic chakra contains the programming of the soul for this lifetime and the history of the soul. It’s through our connection and understanding of this chakra that we gain or effect our own healings, insights, learn our lessons, understand the soul contracts and begin to understand our life purpose.
As we continue to evolve as physical/ spiritual beings our understanding of this chakra is strengthened. We can begin to see (re-remember) the goals we came into this life to achieve. As we grow in understanding we can endeavor to achieve those goals by living our life in the flow of its purpose instead of against it.
The 12th Charka (Universal Unity): Located on the outskirts of the 12 chakra system, it allows us to stretch beyond our common sphere of understanding into universal unity with all that is. This is the chakra of mastery of the soul’s purpose through our human existence.
The Purpose of the Chakras
The extended chakra system is latent in most people, however, as more people advance spiritually, this extended energy system begins to kick in. This extended system is the next step in the spiritual evolution of the planet. A long time ago, the Great Masters were of the few to access and use this powerful energy system. Now, the time has come for others to become aware of this system and reap the rewards of using it in their daily and spiritual lives.
The main purpose of these extended chakras is to enable the individual person to tune into their inner god-self, the divine will, and even the galactic community that surrounds and supports the earth in its evolution.
The first seven chakras (0 to 7) are meant to help you with your development in regards to the Earth- they help you to become one with the planet. The next five, (8-12) help you to become one with the universe. Your awareness is slowly being moved away from your center (your own self) and being moved outward to encompass the larger framework of other people’s, realities, and divinity itself. In this way, you become more than you were before and more perfect. As you stop focusing on yourself and begin to focus on these larger energies, you move out of your small world and step into a new universe where anything is possible.
One of the things that the extended chakra system aids in is the breaking down of the Self within the confines of time and space. To move outward into other dimensions and realities is to come face to face with the idea that the physical Earth is just one place of many that you inhabit; that in the more vast regions of the universe, you have existences that are just as rooted as is your present earthbound cohabitation. There are things that you do in these other realities, just like you do here on earth, and these things are just as significant as your physical lives.
When you begin to glimpse these other realities and see what is happening, a new picture of what is developing begins to take shape. You realize that all of your other existences are like individual musical instruments in a great orchestra that you are directing and creating. You see yourself as a being that transcends time and the physical body.
Each spiritual chakra, besides aiding in your own energy development and well-being, helps you to touch a particular portion of this more vast universe. Each spiritual chakra opens up a corresponding doorway to another portion of teh great vastness that is “the Creator”. There is a natural order to each chakra in that the opening of one leads very gently to the opening of the next. Because of this ordering, these centers will awaken one by one with each center becoming more alive as another, higher one, begins to awaken.
There is a pattern to the opening and awakening of these chakras. Generally, the 8th chakra center will open first, with a delay before another expansion occurs. Then, after this delay, the 9th will open and the 10th will show a glimmer of activity. At this point, the 8th chakra center will expand more. When the 10th chakra center actually starts to open, the 9th center will experience another expansion with the 8th center expanding even further. The next octave will have the 11th chakra center expanding with the 12th center showing a glimmer of activity. Then the process repeats itself into the lower spiritual chakras. It’s like a wave effect, with each chakra center opening up and waving its energy down into the other centers forcing them to open more.
Sometimes a particular spiritual chakra will not awaken. Even with the octave like nature of the spiritual chakra’s awakening, it is possible for one to be bypassed. Example, the 9th chakra could become blocked from opening because of some structural abnormality in the soul blueprint. When the 10th chakra center begins to open, as it will, it will pass energy to the lower centers. If the 9th is blocked, that energy will pass by it and go into the 8th. The 8th will expand. What you will have in this scenario is an open 10th center, with a blocked 9th center and an open 8th center.
Working with Blocked Spiritual Chakras
The even numbered chakra centers are fluidic (8,10,12) and tend to pass energy, even if they are closed to some extent. However, they do tend to shut down completely when there is a problem with them. Once you clear up an even numbered center, it begins to work. You typically don’t have to go back into it later on for more healing work. On the other hand, you will find that the odd number chakra centers (9,11) tend to develop (or have) various kinds of blocks in them. They will not shut down completely, but rather, these blocks keep the center from operating at full potential, or at the very least, operating improperly. For this reason, you may find that clearing the odd number chakra centers will become more common in your healing work.
The odd centers (9,11) tend to have hardwire problems. You will literally have to find the improper connection and rewire it to where it should be. If you are clairvoyant and can ‘see’ on the finer planes of manifestation, while doing a healing of an odd number chakra center, it will appear as if you are working with some kind of intricate electronic circuit. You may see what looks like a loose or improper filament and see this filament being removed and set onto the correct pathway.
These improper connections tend to develop because of the reincarnation process. If a lifetime is not properly cleared, after the soul has moved on to the next incarnation, certain energy strands do not get wired properly in these odd numbered spiritual chakras. As you evolve through the reincarnation process, you actually construct and wire up these odd energy centers yourself. With a completely flawless reincarnation cycle, these odd centers assemble in the proper fashion (flawless meaning that a set of incarnations where the lacks of one are properly balanced by the abundance of another).
When these chakras begin to awaken, then, they should do what they are supposed to. However, from improperly cleared lifetimes in the incarnation cycle, some of these connections can be either left our or wired incorrectly. When these centers begin to open, they misfire and don’t operate properly. Part of the healing process then is to go in and rewire the chakra so that it can operate optimally. Naturallly, the rewiring of a chakra will release that particular life expeirence and free you from its corresponding chain.
The kinds of trauma associated with improperly wired chakra centers are not your typical life stuff. They are behavior patterns of a multi-lifetime thing.
Permanent. very powerful body healings can be accomplished by working with the odd spiritual chakras. These healings are almost always karmic in nature and when healed, your life will be very different afterwards. A more rapid change in body, mind, and soul of a person who is awakening to their spirituality is very common because these odd number centers are being awakened and many of the improper connections are being reworked and cleared. Prior to this ascended state, clearing a particular karmic pattern would require the individual person to reincarnate and go through the life process to rewire that filament. However, as the planet evolves and more people come into their spiritual awareness, these energy centers open up and enable a kind of healing and a cleansing of the soul that has not been known for eons.