The Importance of Our Chakra System - 7 Wheels of Life


I remember when I first started healing and energy work, I woke up from a dream one night saying out loud ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHAKRAS!!!!’

I remember my whole body vibrating as if I had discovered a truth so deep in my being that rang absolutely true for me, reconnecting me with memories of work I may have done in other lifetimes. I absolutely believe in every cell of my body that the chakras must be balanced and flowing with energy in order for our body and our life to be flowing and functioning at optimal performance. I have seen so much dis-ease and stagnation in the energy field from blocked chakras, that it is so absolutely crucial for us as humans to know the importance of them.

We take our car for its annual service, the oil gets cleaned and changed and whatever else that needs upgrading, … but we forget to clean out the build up of emotions and stagnant energy around our chakras that clogs them up and stops them turning. The wheels of energy must rotate in order for energy (our life force) to run through them smoothly.

Below I have listed from my own personal experiences what I have seen from working with the chakra system.

Don’t leave it till you have a physical condition. Look after your chakra system and your chakra system will look after you.

 ROOT CHAKRA (LAM) - I am Safe and Secure and Grounded


When this chakra is in balance we feel grounded, rooted, safe and secure both financially and in our home life. Our basic needs are met and we have little fear about security. We trust that our needs will always be met and life flows with ease.

When this chakra is out of balance one may experience financial fears and insecurities, not feeling stable on the home front, feeling a fear of lack. This is the 1st Chakra and must be secure in order for the other chakras to flow. It is like building a house with 7 floors ... if the foundations are unstable the whole house can collapse, so the root chakra is very important to balance.

 Many souls carry deep trauma of insecurity and instability in their root. They may struggle all their lives and never quite understand where this deep fear of lack comes from. Past Life and childhood trauma can deeply affect our ability to feel secure and we must go back to the root of the issues and clear them up so that we can finally be free of these deeply engrained patterns and belief programs that dictate our lives.
Traumas often present themselves in the lower pelvis and groin area. Family wounds are stored here. Areas affected include the coccyx, anus, large intestine, adrenal glands, back, legs, feet and bones. Issues with the Prostate, irritable bowel syndrome, poor sex drive, poor immune system, colitis, Crohn's etc. The physical body is the last place for the trauma to show up.

 As we release the traumas and emotions held in the Root, we start to feel more secure, safe and grounded. Trusting in the flow of life, and believing in financial abundance. Knowing within that our needs will always be met.


SACRAL CHAKRA (VAM) - I am a creative expression of Source


 The sacral chakra is such a powerful energy centre, it is the seat of all creativity, it is our desire, our passion, our imagination. It is here that life is created.

When one has an over abundance of this energy, if not understood and channelled, it can lead to sex addictions, affaires, sexual abuse, drug addictions. The list goes on. When blocked or closed off, there is little or no sexual desire or joy in life. An inability to dream or create, or be passionate. It can lead to feelings of stagnation.

Sexual energy when channelled has the ability to take a person from mediocrity to genius, allowing one to tap into their sixth sense and breaking down of all human limitations. Expressing from the soul and truly accessing the infinite universal energy and source of creation.

Many souls carry deep trauma of sexual or physical abuse, violation and suppression in their Sacral Chakra. Lifetimes where women were banished, abused, violated and victimised. We carry shame and guilt here. Men too hold much trauma here trying to be the protectors of the women and also being subjected to torture, abuse, and carrying deep guilt and feelings of letting someone down or not being good enough, but never really knowing why. In previous lifetimes we have been both men and women, and so these trauma's continue to affect our lives and our behaviours to this day.

Trauma's often present themselves in the lower abdomen as physical conditions such as lower back pain, issues with the liver, ovaries, fibroids, prostate, fertility issues etc. The body tries to give us a warning sign that energy is blocked here, that trauma and emotion is trapped here...look at it and release it. Our body is so intelligent, but we very often ignore the warning signs and take medication to suppress the pain. Physical pain very often disappears once the trauma is released.

As we release the traumas and emotions held in the Sacral, we start to remember our multi-dimensional gifts, access our creativity, our passions and manifest what we truly desire in this lifetime... helping us heal our relationships, issues with trust, intimacy, connection and also physical conditions.


SOLAR PLEXUS (RAM) - I take back my power


 The Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the middle of our stomach and is responsible for our personal power, our confidence, issues of self-love, self worth, self respect and our identity.

When this chakra is in balance we feel confident, loving of ourselves, accepting of ourselves and knowing that we deserve. We hold our own power with grace, we trust our gut instincts and we go forward in life with confidence and self-assurance, knowing our true identity and worth.

When this chakra is out of balance we experience a lack of self-love, low self- esteem, and low self worth. Constantly criticising, judging ourselves and others, and creating unhealthy boundaries in relationships by giving away our power to others. This is the 3rd Chakra.

When there are blockages in the Solar Plexus, they can manifest in the physical body in the form of Poor digestion, Diabetes, Weight issues, Problems with the Kidneys, Liver or Pancreas, Adrenals, Nausea, Acidity, Anger issues, Anxiety, etc.

As we release the traumas and emotions held in the Solar Plexus, we start to feel more confident, loving and accepting of ourselves, our work, and our abilities. We are able to express ourselves in a powerful way, knowing that we have the freedom to choose and direct our lives in our own way. We hold that power within ourselves.


HEART CHAKRA (YAM) - I am loved and lovable

When this Chakra is in balance, we feel full of love, compassion and peace. Life flows with ease, we are surrounded by loving relationships and there is a sense of inner joy at being present and feeling connected to all things great and small, feeling connected to the language of the universe and the flow of life. We feel good about ourselves, our friendships and can love openly without fear.

When this chakra is out of balance, we feel alone, isolated, afraid to open our hearts to love as we have been hurt before. We create walls to protect ourselves as we feel vulnerable under the surface and so we do not allow and trust in the warmth of love. We focus on the lack of love and fear of rejection rather than the abundance of love and we feel sorry for ourselves. We carry deep sadness in our hearts from the past.

When there are blockages in our heart chakra, one may suffer from heart conditions, lung problems, lung cancer, sadness, asthma, breast cancer, circulation problems, blood pressure, upper back problems. Any condition arising in the upper chest.

As we start to heal our heart and release the sadness, life takes on a whole new meaning, and we start to experience the true beauty of abundance, warmth and colour in our lives.

The heart is our truth, the heart is our connection to our soul, to our authentic selves, and to the light.


THROAT CHAKRA – EXPRESSION (HUM) - I express my truth with love


The throat chakra is located in our throat and is responsible for ones freedom of expression and speaking ones truth on this earthly journey.

When this chakra is in balance we are able to express our inner feelings openly, we are able to say what we really feel without fear of judgement or criticism, or the need to suppress our truth.

When this chakra is out of balance one may experience deep suppression of their inner voice and truth. Not able to express how they truly feel and swallowing their emotions instead. This is the 5th Chakra and is so important to have open. How can we express what we want if our throat chakra is closed...

Many souls carry deep trauma from past lives and childhood where their voices were suppressed, where they were silenced or wounded and banished. I see clients every day with closed throat chakras, and how they lose their power to express their truth. I have seen in sessions how a soul may have been wounded in battle, or had their throat slashed in a previous lifetime ... this memory and trauma is still stored in the throat and affects their voice to this day. They are unable to express what they truly desire and suppress their own dreams for the sake of others...We are here to experience freedom, joy, truth and expression.... I wish for every soul to be able to express their needs, their truth and their desires without fear. Once the healing takes place and the lesson is learnt, many beautiful doors open up for them and they can then open up and express their truth.

My clients often tell me that they have the urge to voice their opinions and that they can no longer hold back their truth. We all deserve to express our truth, and it is about taking back your power. If you cannot express your truth, you have to ask yourselves "why do I have to hide who I truly am" ... Expressing our truth can be done in a gentle and loving way, it does not have to result in conflict.

When the throat chakra is blocked, it can manifest itself in the physical body as neck issues, gum disease and pain in the teeth, grinding of the teeth, throat cancer, thyroid issues (I have noticed that many Asian women suffer from this), throat ulcers, sore throats, laryngitis etc.


THIRD EYE – INTUITION (OM) - I tap into my intuition and sixth sense


The third eye is located in between our eyebrows and is responsible for our intuition, our sixth sense and being able to see beyond the day-to-day physical world and into other dimensions and realities. The third eye is part of our energetic body, which has been with us since the birth of our physical body... it is our inner knowing, it helps us see beyond the illusion.

When this chakra is in balance we are able to use our intuition to see potential, sense energy and see the bigger picture of life. Many doors open through the third eye and we may use this as a doorway to explore ourselves deeper.

When this chakra is out of balance, we feel closed off, caught up in the day to day drama and not able to understand that we are the creators of our experience, and that we have the power within us to change it if we expand our knowledge and tap into our inner wisdom.

Through meditation, our third eye can lead us to our truth. Over many lifetimes we have discovered the truth of who we are beyond our physical body. We forget our multidimensional gifts and abilities once we take physical form on earth. Third eye activations lead us on a beautiful journey of remembering who we really are.

When the third eye is blocked, it can lead to migraines, sinusitis, poor vision, seizures, depression, anxiety, paranoia etc.


CROWN CHAKRA (UH) - I am deeply connected to the Universe


The Crown Chakra is the seventh chakra located on the top of our head. Just as the Root Chakra connects us to Mother Earth, The Crown Chakra is our connection to the Universe. We bring in the life force energy through our Crown Chakra, and we connect to the light, our spiritual guides and our Higher Selves.

When this chakra is in balance, we can think clearly, use our focus and our brains with ease and feel connected to all that is. We are open-minded and welcome the opportunity to expand our horizons and perspective.

When this chakra is out of balance, we feel disconnected, isolated, fuzzy headed, we live in the limitations of the conscious mind that creates fear, separation, judgement, criticism, and we are closed off to other opinions. Everything is very black and white and there is no room for an alternative perspective. We lack direction, are unable to set goals, and feel disconnected spiritually.


Trauma in the Crown Chakra may manifest in the physical body in the form of Depression, Alzheimer's, Migraines, Insomnia, Neurological disorders, Nerve Pain etc.

As we release the traumas and emotions held in the Crown, we start to feel deeply connected to the universal light, to our connection with the whole universe and the truth of our entire existence.


 By Neelam Minocha