About Chakras

5 Things You Should Know About Chakras

If I hear any more New Age claims about chakras this or chakras that, I think I’m going to puke.

Yes, indeed there are such things as chakras.

Yes, indeed they do “open” or develop when you truly tread the spiritual trail.

However, enlightenment does not lie in chakras or kundalini fire.

Here’s a few things about chakras you need to know.

One: While chakras do exist, you cannot “open” them by any method other than by having your chi flow through them. The safest way to have that happen is by practicing “emptiness meditation” that abandons holding onto thoughts.

When you let go of the habit of holding on to your thoughts, they start to die down. Next, the chi flows that are normally interrupted in your body due to your grasping your thoughts are replaced by the natural, inherent optimal chi flows of the body. These chi flows are supposed to be here, but they are the ones which disappear because of intellectual activities. Because you cling to thoughts and interrupt these chi flows, that’s why you are not healthier, psychic and enlightened!

If you ever wondered why kids can develop psychic abilities rather quickly it’s because their minds are relatively empty of this clinging.

Now in time this proper chi flow, once restored because you practice “emptiness meditation,” will clean out the obstructions from your chi channels. That is the meaning of your “chakras opening,” and it takes time.

When you get massaged, listen to music that relaxes you, get crystals waved all over you — that sort of thing — they’re going to do nothing for your chakras and true spiritual development. If you hear anyone claiming this so as to market their seminar or retreat, forget it.

Two: Even if you do “open up” all your chakras, which means that your chi channels have been cleared through-and-through, that doesn’t mean you’re enlightened.

That achievement is a good base for treading the path to enlightenment, but it isn’t enlightenment itself. That accomplishment will help you achieve samadhi, but you can achieve all sorts of samadhi attainments, superpowers and psychic abilities and still not realize your original nature.

Realizing who you are — your original nature or absolute being — is what the spiritual path is all about. After that — after “Seeing the Tao” or “Seeing God’s face” — the next task involves wiping out your lingering negative habit energies, transforming your body so that it’s completely transformed as a perfect conduit for the Tao (the ultimate union of matter and mind), and working on service-filled activities to help others.

What does that have to do with chakras?

Three: There’s no such thing as someone being able to open your chakras for you. The entire path of spiritual development is one of personal efforts, as Shakyamuni Buddha said. Yes you are saved — everyone is saved because they share in the same original nature or God essence — but to reach the mental state wherein you realize that and can prove it requires the road of self-cultivation practice.

Shakyamuni Buddha gave hundreds if not thousands of cultivation methods people could use to help clear their minds, harmonize their chi and purify their body’s five elements — which as an umbrella task includes purifying and opening the chakras — but in all that he said you still have to do it yourself. Countless other masters and spiritual greats have said the same thing. Another person can point the way and assist you now and then, but the path is yours and the responsibility is yours. Progress can only come from you.

So when you hear of someone who can open your chakras for you, turn around and walk right out that door once again. They don’t know what they’re talking about or even if they do, that sort of marketing approach shows they’re trying to rob you of self-responsibility for the spiritual path, and you want a teacher or friend who doesn’t encourage dependency.

Four: As your chi channels do start to open and become purified when you practice meditation, you will indeed encounter friction inside your chi channels. This can cause all sorts of temporary reactions. However, none of this stuff is permanent and none of this stuff is to be feared.

Books such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Tao and Longevity talk about these events. How to Measure and Deepen Your Spiritual Realization goes into these changes and sequences most deeply.

The stages of spiritual development do indeed exist and you have to go through them just as you have to go through puberty. But here’s the thing — you don’t have to guide the process because the body knows what it’s doing. All you do is ignite the process through your spiritual efforts, and the rest happens itself. So forget about having to visualize this or that chi flow in the body or some macro- or micro-cosmic circulation. Forget all that stuff because what’s really going to happen will happen naturally. All you have to do is ignite the process.

In fact, when you really ignite the inherent chi of your body, that’s when your kundalini energies will arise. But that’s just a stage called “Warming” on the spiritual trail. It’s just an initial stage of spiritual progress because there are many more stages to go.

You can use breathing exercises to do this igniting or visualization practices or all sorts of other efforts, but frankly, having a “vacuum in the head” from cultivating emptiness will “draw up the chi from below” and get the whole process going. It’s the safest and surest means of cultivation that’s in line with the Tao.

Think about it!

Five: If I hear one more person who’s said they’ve opened up their head chakra or heart chakra I’m simply going to scream.

Yes that does happens, but only at advanced stages of spiritual cultivation when you really have all sorts of advanced spiritual attainments. When the head chakra really opens it feels like it’s going to explode. The same goes for the heart chakra.

Prior to a real opening, the chi channels around that area will open but not fully. That’s why people say “they’re opening.” Suffice it to say that if they were really open you would already be in the category of the sages and since you’re not, stop repeating that nonsense, get back to the basics of meditation, and let whatever progress come that comes. Rest assured they are not already opened.

If you want to learn more, I suggest buying Tao and Longevity or our meditation manual, How to Measure and Deepen Your Spiritual Realization. The cases studies in that manual show all sorts of ordinary practitioners who truly worked through these various aspects of chakra development — the rudimentary stages and the advanced stages involving enlightenment.

But remember, chakra development is simply a very low stage of cultivation that involves the purification or transformation of your body, the physical nature. They are a physical thing, not a spiritual thing. They happen along the path to spiritual development but the real progress has to do with your wisdom, your mind and human behavior. In addition to meditation, that’s where your practice efforts should lie.


SExual Energy

Channeled in 1983 by Birgit Klein, from her spiritual guide Johannes. – * –


The sexual energy or the Kundalini energy is the Divine energy, which can give rise to the physical and spiritual junction, and which contain the seed for transcendence in all thinkable ways. It is actually not only active in the sex act, it is a general cosmic energy, which has an important function in every human being’s spiritual development.

This energy springs from the Root chakra, from which it in the most important of the human processes rises and extends up through all the other chakras, and the final goal is to have this energy flowing freely through all the chakras, creating a circuit where the energy flow up through the spinal cord indicates how far one has come spiritually.

A free-flowing sexual energy is not established within a couple of years, it is a very comprehensive process, which it takes many years to get a hold on. Therefore you should be very careful with meditation techniques, because some of them may cause a too early and too violent activation of this energy.

 As a rule of thumb you should keep in mind that in the beginning of the cleansing process you should avoid any violent physical techniques, and you must never exaggerate anything you have begun with, even if it has an apparently positive effect. Any exaggerations regarding e.g. long and deep meditations may cause the Kundalini energy to run amuck and cause disturbances and imbalances.

You must always let your intuition guide you to what is good or what is bad for you. If you do not feel good about a certain technique, then do not listen to any explain away’s and “authorized” answers – find a guide who you have confidence in, and stop doing the things which you feel are harmful to you. Human beings are different and similarly they need different techniques for their development – what is good for one person may be bad for another.

The Kundalini energy must therefore be handled according to what it is – a good servant, but a dangerous enemy. It is often symbolized by a sleeping snake, and just as a snake is potentially dangerous, so is the Kundalini energy. It must rise of its own accord, quiet and peacefully, through years of transcendence and patient development. Therefore one should always be careful with techniques which makes everything proceed faster – some people are ready for this, while others (and that is the majority) are not.


The Kundalini energy is only sporadically mentioned, and perhaps it may be a bit difficult to understand what it really is. The spiritual part of reality, the spiritual dimension, is a more delicate vibration of the physical dimension, or perhaps one could say that the physical, material part of reality is a coarser vibration of the spiritual. In the spiritual universe the leading element is energy, it is an energy that comes from God, it is actually God’s vibrations or his aura.

God is our creator, he has created all that is, and it is through a gigantic discharge of his energy that the whole process of creation is started. The energy which exists in the spiritual universe is manifesting in different concentrations within each single individual, and the Kundalini energy is equivalent to this energy in each human being.

When the physical life is the dominating aspect, then the Kundalini energy remains latent within a human being’s root chakra, and it is only used sporadically, e.g. during the sex act, where there is a possibility for different kinds of transcendence which activate it to a more or lesser degree. When you begin to cleanse yourself, cleanse your chakras, and transcendent your blockages and tensions, then the Kundalini energy begins to extend up through your spiritual body, and the goal is a fully enlightened human being, whose spiritual and physical body is surrounded by Divine energy, flowing through the chakras in a circuit which mainly is experienced as an upward flow through the spinal cord. From being a closed unit, with blocked chakras and an inactive Kundalini energy, the human being has become an open channel for Divine energy, where God’s energy can flow freely through all the chakras and create the most beautiful aura in all the colors of the rainbow.

Within the moment of orgasm a very important connection between the physical and the spiritual body is opened, a connection which could be said to consist of a number of very delicate channels, which otherwise remain closed. The activation of the Kundalini energy during the sex act is the motor that opens these channels, and therefore it is very important that this act is done in the right spirit, with the right thoughts and feelings, for it is definitely not unimportant how one uses the powerful energy that begins to flow within both the physical and the spiritual body.

If love is involved in the process which is activating the Kundalini energy, then it is much easier for this energy to flow to the heart chakra, this way activating this important chakra. But if the act is devoid of love, then the energy will rather flow to e.g. the solar plexus chakra, where this energy may have a negative effect, e.g. by creating impurities or imbalances, which may have a negative influence on a persons spiritual development. A too rapid and violent rising of the Kundalini energy, e.g. through powerful meditation techniques, may therefore have a disturbing effect on ones spiritual development, because it create disturbances in different chakras. A poorly balanced solar plexus chakra may in less severe cases make one very sensitive to bad vibrations, to other peoples thoughts, and to the realities of this world in general.

In more severe cases this inexpedient Kundalini rising may cause mental disturbances of a more severe character, depressions, and also schizophrenia-like conditions. But as not to create any unnessecary anxiety by saying this, I would like to point out, that it actually takes quite a lot to cause severe problems. In most cases it just means a delay of the spiritual development, because people who have their Kundalini energy Activated are often seekers, who have been set to work with their spiritual development in different ways.

The correct rising of the Kundalini energy must proceed in a quiet and peaceful manner, through a patient cleansing process of long duration, where one is involved in several different things – an active and loving sex life, meditation, and an active life where one is more focused on helping others than just being concerned with ones own life.

Love is the mainstay, and if you are in doubt if some of the things you are doing has a negative or a positive effect on your spiritual development, then just ask yourself, if your or other people’s actions are motivated by love. If you are able to transcend your own egoistic motives, and instead try to stay focused on giving, then the Kundalini energy will begin to rise in a quiet and peaceful manner, no matter what else you are doing. The road to enlightening, to complete human development, is first of all paved with actions of love.


Many Eastern religions and sects have the idea, that an active sex life will delay the full rising of the Kundalini energy, because it will be fixated to the sex chakra, so that it cannot reach the higher chakras. This is only partially true, for if the parties in a sexual relationship really love each other, then their love on the contrary will make the Kundalini energy rise in a more harmonic way, and in a way which is very beneficial to the spiritual development.

But if one’s sex life is based on selfish and purely biological desires, then the energy will easily be fixated, and in more severe cases blockages will be created in the higher chakras. A life based upon love, in combination with an active and regular sex life, is one of the best ways to cleanse oneself and can be a very important factor in one’s spiritual development. – * – Copyright Birgit Klein. Translated from her book “Jorden doer uden kaerlighed” (Without love the Earth will die).