I first was introduced to Cyndi’s book, “The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy.”and I KNEW I had to read the book. I have read several sections repeatedly, refer to it OFTEN and consider it an ESSENTIAL reference if you are at all interested in the way our energy body works. As someone who has studied healing for over the last two years and as a Reconnective Healing Practitioner, I am very interested in the science behind Energy and Information Medicine. Cyndi’s book explains the science in simple terms, combining many different medical models and WOW is it a HUGE resource of information. I instantly became very interested in her work. I have watched her in several videos, intend to read all of her books and find her truly inspirational, funny and REAL. We have emailed several times and Cyndi is someone I respect as an author, a teacher and a person spreading love, light and important information to this world. I highly recommend you look at Cyndi’s website, check out her travel schedule, watch videos and listen to her audios and read up on her books, CDs and DVDs to see which products resonate with you. Recently her CD “Energy Clearing” was given a wonderful review on The Daily Om. I am very grateful and honored to have Cyndi guest posting here. I know you will enjoy her — please make her feel welcome. Thank you Cyndi for this beautiful and informative post.
Chakras for Everyday Lives
Cyndi Dale, author “The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy”
and eight other energy medicine books
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in over 20 years of work in energy medicine, it’s that the stuff I love—passionately, totally, and embarrassingly, isn’t all that interesting to everyone else.
I can converse for hours about the colored spectrum that refracts from the body or the research tracing an element through the insubstantial meridians. My language is peppered with acronyms like EMF and “buzz” words like “intention” and “past life issues.”
When I “go off” about these subjects to “normal people” (which is infrequent), I’m usually met with a cough, the look away, or that funny glaze that says, “I’m putting together a grocery list but it’s okay, keep prattling.” When I’m strident with my family—which is even more infrequent—I’m given that glare that asks, “Were you switched at birth for the REAL relative?” Well, I’m into chakras—invisible energy centers, and other invisible constructs like energy fields and channels. If people even know what these words mean, most find them as inapplicable to their daily lives as dentistry to a mountain.
The truth is that the subtle or invisible energy systems are more than sidebars to a glossary of weird person concerns. And my personal favorite topic, the chakras, is more than a code word for a secret East Indian club. Chakras are powerful instruments for creating the best possible life—and that’s universal.
Chakras are vibrational organs that convert fast moving (psychic) energy into slow moving (sensory) energy. Think miracles—not always instant, but always important. As an example, transforming slow energy to fast could potentially spin a tumor out of the body. Switching sides in tantamount to grabbing a star out of the sky and turning it into money in your pocketbook.
Ninth grade physics has nothing on quantum physics, which is presenting preliminary explanations that explain the influence of subtle energy systems like the chakras. A few years ago, scientists pulsed light so fast that it escaped a light chamber before it even entered! (This and all other research are available in my book, The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy).
How about erasing a financial loss—an acne problem—a car accident—before it manifest? Or dreaming up tomorrow’s stock picks before the market opens? Can we get any more everyday and practical than that? (I wonder if we love-lost can eradicate a divorce before meeting the potential heartbreaker?)
I don’t know about you, but my “wish list” is pretty lengthy. I’d be thrilled to “materialize” merely a few of the desirables without the headaches of all the hard work. I’ve had my eye on a new book contract, Oprah, and I certainly wouldn’t turn down a pair of Prada pumps. And I suppose there are all sorts of applications that I couldn’t even begin to think of. Why, a few years ago, I met a CEO who grilled me about the “golf chakra” that would improve his game. Who knows what chakra-inventions could be conceived?
Chakras are more than speculative. Studies by researchers including Dr. Valerie Hunt are revealing the actual existence of the chakras. Each is centered in a different part of the body. The seven connected in the spine regulate our most normative functions. I work with another five chakras, which manage more esoteric or supernatural functions. Each of the chakras—this in and outside of the body—link with an endocrine glad and through this bond, is able to download and upload energy.
Even “in the know” circles are sometimes unaware of the practical functions of the chakras, which are typically accredited to spiritual applications. Did you know that you could access chakras to perform the following types of everyday functions? (This list is derived from by book, The Complete Book of Chakra Healing and presents one of the functions of the named chakra, along with its most basic label.)
Make money or decrease debt. (First chakra, Physical)
Stop feeling everyone else’s feelings for them. (Second chakra, Emotional)
Achieve work success. (Third chakra, Mental)
Perform healing and attract true love. (Fourth chakra, Relational)
Obtain higher guidance. (Fifth chakra, Communication)
Perceive the future. (Sixth chakra, Vision)
Understand your divine destiny. (Seventh chakra, Spirituality)
Journey to other worlds. (Eighth chakra, Shamanism)
Receive omens through signs and symbols—like license plates. (Ninth chakra, Harmonizing)
Survive any situation, no matter how stressful. (Tenth chakra, Naturalism)
Influence the wind, water, and other natural and supernatural forces. (Eleventh chakra, Commanding)
Be at your personal best at all times. (Twelfth chakra, Mastery)
In short, the chakras are multi-dimensional and part of the energetic anatomy that determines our health, happiness, relationship joy, manifesting ability, psychology, and any number of areas.
One of the most exciting applications of working the chakras is to determine your spiritual gifts, the innate abilities that support and therefore create your destiny.
Okay, I’ll probably be attending more parties at which I’ll be looked at askew. Whether or not people know they have chakras, however, they do—which in the mean, means we’re all made of light. Light within light within light. That means that within each of us there is enough light to light the world—one chakra at a time.
Jenny/Cyndi – So glad to see this post here. As you know, I’m a huge fan of Cyndi’s work. And I love her approach to the chakras. I originally came to the chakras from a spiritual perspective, in a Buddhist path that incorporates kundalini meditation in much the same way that many Indian yogic paths do. But I love Cyndi’s approach because she explores the chakras as an entire energetic system that is connected to every aspect of our lives and awareness. And like the best teacher, she tries to make it relevant to our daily lives.
Cyndi, I’m so glad you are a chakra ‘nerd’, and I’d love to have you ‘go off’ about chakras at a gathering of mine! Namaste- Lisa
.-= Lisa (mommymystic)´s last blog ..An Interview with Gangaji =-.
So funny – when I emailed Cyndi to tell her this was up I, too told her I could talk about this all day. 😉 Maybe the 3 of us can have a chakra fest sometime. 😉
Cyndi’s work shines through with her passion while being so informative and putting things in an understandable and accessible way. She is so gifted and I thank you again for introducing her and her work to me. It came at a perfect time as I was delving into the science behind it all.
Lots of love and hugs Lisa! No doubt we will meet some day – we have too much in common not to!
Oh wow…this interview you have with Cyndi is so interesting! I have been interested to read more books about chakras. Cyndi has certainly make it very much interesting with the things we can do with chakras. I am going to check out her book and site! Thanks for the recommendation!
.-= Evelyn Lim´s last blog ..Align with Abundance =-.
Cyndi is amazing and I know you would LOVE her work! I love learning about chakras and she is the best resource I have found to date to do it. PLUS she’s a lovely woman and kind person with a wonderful sense of humor. 🙂
Always nice to hear from you Evelyn! Hope all is well.
.-= Jenny Mannion´s last blog ..Chakra Golf — Chakras for Everyday Lives – Guest Post by Cyndi Dale =-.
Well I am certainly glad that you DO keep talking! You have so much that is invaluable to our world. Thank you for risking the eye rolls so that we who want to listen can do so.
mmmm…I love the chakra work combined with intentions. Very moving and I will look into more of that. Cyndi’s work is new to me….so thank you as always to the new work.
AND ….LET’S GET ON OPRAH TOGETHER…And I want Ellen DeGeneres too. 🙂
You are so very inspiring to me.
.-= Katie West/The Levity Coach´s last blog ..Creating Social Change Through Laughter- August 22, 2009 =-.
Oh I am so with you on this one Jenny. Our chakras are a real and living part of us. The fact that most people don’t know, or don’t care to know about them is another story. But I know that when I first learned of chakras it was like an instant click “YES!”
We are definitely not the “weird” people 😉 It is all still just about the limitations that society has put upon itself and this obsessive behavior with following the so called “normal”, which in so many ways is so not natural.
Anyway on another note, I was delighted to see Cyndi Dale here. I had the chance of interviewing her last fall after reading her book “Illuminating the Afterlife”
It is all about death and what actually happens during and after and she talks quite a bit about chakras there too. If you are interested, here is my book review of that book:
Either way I too am really fascinated by her work and what she has come to know about our bodies here and now and in the afterlife as an intuitive.
.-= Evita´s last blog ..Our Obsession With “MORE” =-.
Dear Jenny, may August 17th give you unexpected reasons to celebrate your birthday. I sense your chakras are getting stronger. You continue to invite such uplifting spiritual teachers into your life and to share such loving energy, it is only natural that the universe reflects it back.