Wisdom from every ancient culture speaks of wheels of energy in the body that either radiate like beaming headlights or clog like twisted, kinked up hoses. Only in the Western view, where bodies somehow operate like machines, are chakras and energy centers a foreign concept.
For that’s what chakras are—invisible yet impossible-to-live-without pools of moving energy that spin like rotor blades when we’re healthy, and sputter and finally stop when we die. According to Quodoushka (pronounced Qua-dosh-ka), the native teachings of Turtle Island (1), we have ten major vortices of spinning light inside our bodies—which they perceive as luminous eggs cocoons. In their view, if you could accurately see what the human body is made of, you would see an egg—shaped ball of light, with ten spinning wheels inside that are more commonly known as chakras.
Why Would You Want To Know How Your Chakras Are Doing?
Truth is you’ll live just fine even if you’ve never heard of a chakra. However, when you find out that feeling insecure, fearful, anxious, uncreative, or unsexy has a lot to do with sluggish chakras, the subject gets more interesting. The subject gets even more interesting when you learn that women’s chakras spin one way and men’s another. It’s also one of the hidden reasons why it feels incredibly nice to have our whole bodies next to someone we love. It’s not just our skin that touches—we have these spinning balls of energy flowing between us in opposite directions.
The robustness of our chakras also explains how we are irresistibly attracted or totally turned off by someone. Chakras either put out gusts of energy or they suck energy like vacuum machines. When they are vibrating with gusto everything is abundant, when they are slow everything is difficult. The good news is that there are several ways to balance chakras when they start slowing down or turning in the wrong direction.
The Quodoushka teachings locate ten chakras. For brevity’s sake I’ll just mention one here to show you how they work.
The First Chakra
Life begins and ends at the first chakra. It’s where our sexual, creative energy collects. Quodoushka calls it the Sun Wheel because when it’s open, uninhibited and used with respect, this chakra becomes a magnet for intimacy and love. What blocks the flow of our sexual, creative sun energy is the enemy of guilt. Every time we feel guilty about our natural sexual urges, or we repress, misuse or deny our sexual feelings, we put a plug in the first chakra. Since all the chakras are connected,
when we shut it down for too long, everything else becomes listless. Our emotions wobble, our minds dim and our spirits become lethargic. Quodoushka teaches that sex is natural and good. This means enjoying touch, affection, kisses, hugs and yes, good old sex too.
The first step in getting all ten chakras turning brightly is to accept the beauty and naturalness of our first chakra. When a woman joins her heart (4th chakra) with her genitals (1st chakra), it opens her 5th chakra or third eye of wisdom.
When her partner is doing the same, the merging of their chakras raises the power of love, making each act of kindness ripple into the universe like a single drop falling on a great wheel about to turn.
‘You Dance in My Heart’
May you walk In Beauty,
(1) Turtle Island refers to ancient land masses from North, South Central America along with New Zealand and Australia. Quodoushka is the spiritual sexuality teachings from ancient native sources.
|Amara Charles is the founder of Nourishing Arts, a healing center providing training courses in the spiritual sexual arts. Author of Sexual Agreements, Aching to Open and Erotic Touch for Two, Amara has been teaching spiritual sexuality workshops throughout the US, Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand since 1987. Her programs include Taoist White Tigress, Shamanic Quodoushka Sexuality and the Yin Yang of Sexual Restoration. She also hosts Men’s Sex Forums promoting better, healthier sex. She has been a special guest on BBC and ABC Radio shows and a guest lecturer at Arizona State University. She writes articles on sexuality for a variety of publications.Offering Retreats and Private Sexuality Training for Women, Men and Couples.|