How many times a day does the "Eureka!" light bulb in your head flash on? The one that means you're making a decision? Hundreds of sources on the Internet state that the average adult makes 35,000 decisions a day. That's a lot of brain power needed to decipher everything from what to eat for breakfast to how to handle a stressful situation.
I don't always trust my mental capacity for decent decision-making. Maybe you experience the same challenge. It's common knowledge that thousands of our thoughts are the same, day after day, and the majority are negative. Without meaning to be, we are each a storage house of dysfunctional beliefs. Throw in a little hunger, tiredness, or duress, and it's hard to believe that we can objectively evaluate a situation for applicable choices, much less select the best option.
That's where chakras come in. Chakras are subtle energy centers that convert physical to subtle energy and vice versa. Energy is information that moves, and absolutely everything is made of it. In fact, we could define decision-making in a similar way. When we're trying to resolve a question, aren't we combing through countless bits of information, trying to figure out which are most applicable? Aren't we evaluating for that one decision that will "move us" into a better place?
The trick is that there are two types of energy we need to assess to make effective judgments. Physical energy is the stuff of the material world. It vibrates—or runs—at speeds that are measurable and defined. Your coffee cup, pencil, thumb, and computer are obviously made of physical energy.
When we're using and gauging physical energy for decision-making, we're determining how a choice will potentially affect our concrete lives. Will the new job result in more or less money? If we join "this" versus "that" dating site, will we get more dates? Most of us use our minds to calculate these factors, but you know how confusing that can be. The truth is that we really don't know, not with certainty, what will occur with every step forward we take.
Subtle energy is the second type of energy, and it's far more fluid than physical energy. It's so extraordinary that our brains can't even begin to analyze it, much less calculate with it. Also called psychic or spiritual energy, subtle energy operates at speeds far below and above that which our physical senses perceive. In fact, subtle energy is quantum in nature. Quanta are the tiniest bits of matter that compose the universe. These supersonic energies can move so slow that they make time stand nearly still. (In that long pause, you can make a lot of decisions!) They can also travel so much faster than the speed of light that they can drop into the future, dive into the past, and delve into alternative realities.
Involving a single decision are billions if not endless bits of subtle information and a relatively small handful of physical units of data. We want to consider both types of information when making a decision. Subtle energies lead to magical insights and physical sensibilities guarantee solid outcomes. In other words, we want to employ our chakras to make every decision.
You see, chakras process both physical and subtle realities. They collect and communicate on both levels. In fact, a chakra can even turn an inaudible thought—a slice of the subtle—into a physical sensation, such as a sound or word. A chakra can also perform the opposite task, altering that which is physically solid, such as a tumor, so it evaporates, as would fog. Since chakras are body-based, they can assess the impact that a decision will have on our everyday lives. Because they also manage psychological and spiritual concerns, chakras can also evaluate for these concerns, thus assuring that a decision meets the requirements of our body, mind, and soul.
Specifically, each chakra governs a specific type of intuition, marrying physical and subtle information according to its overall function. Where does the information come from? A chakra collects data outside and inside of the body, as well as from other people, beings, and situations across time. It evaluates this information according to the truths and tenets held deep within your soul and can then tell your brain what to do. In other words, a chakra forms intuitive insights enabling the most effective decisions on all levels of your being.
Two of my upcoming book releases are perfectly designed to help you understand your chakras in such a way as to support "Eureka!"-level processing. In my book Llewellyn’s Little Book of Chakras, I review the main seven in-body chakras and showcase each chakra's functions, providing information also about the intuitive gift associated with each chakra. This is the first book in an exciting new series offered by Llewellyn. Each of the "little books" in this series, all written by different authors, will present snapshots and practices of vital esoteric subjects that can improve every aspect of your life.
Then, in Subtle Energy Techniques, the premier book of The Essential Energy Series, which features my own energy healing practices, I present descriptions of my twelve-chakra system. This system features the traditional seven in-body chakras and also five out-of-body chakras. In this article, I'm culling from both works to showcase the intuitive abilities of the twelve (not only seven) chakras with which I work.
In a nutshell, the intuitive capabilities associated with each of the twelve chakras, along with the location of the chakras, are as follows:
How can you best employ this information? Here are a number of tips that will aid you in making 35,000 EFFECTIVE decisions a day.
In the end, the more we value our intuition, which marries physical and subtle information, the more powerful our intuition will become—and the more we'll trust our decisions. Your chakras are the perfect "brains" for making those 35,000 daily decisions easily and joyfully.
Cyndi Dale (Minneapolis, MN) is an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant. She is president of Life Systems Services, through which she has conducted over 65,000 client sessions and ...