Our Seven Energy Centers by Rev. Christine Emmerling 8/27/2023
“Our Seven Energy Centers” by Rev. Dr. Christine 8/27/2023
Today my talk is about our seven energy centers and their activation as metaphysically interpreted from the Bible. I will be referencing from Dorothy Elder’s book “The Bible and Kundalini Energy.” The term Kundalini energy has been long known to the eastern spiritual teachings, especially the Hindu tradition. This energy is also known as light, chi, ki, shakti, Hygeia, fire, holy spirit, and many others.
The Kundalini energy lies dormant at the base of the spine. It is described as light that rises up from the base of the spine to the top of the head. This light weaves along the spine igniting energy centers known as Chakra. We find this experience described by Moses as the burning bush that was not destroyed by the fire. Jesus the Christ refers to this energy as the Father within and Holy Spirit. This awakened Kundalini energy is our Tree of Life. It is the spiritual light of having God realization and of a true light bearer.
It is considered a feminine energy, serpent energy, goddess, life force, and opens us up to Christ or God consciousness. There are various methods which arouse this spiritual energy that can bring bliss, joy, creativity, healing, and inner guidance for a spiritual journey. It is the love energy of each one of us. We cannot continue to ignore it if we are to evolve spiritually.
The most common chakra system is based on seven major chakras. When these chakras are energized by the Christ Consciousness they become fully activated and overflowing. The soul’s body becomes as radiant light. Enlightenment is given to us. This is our aim. A level of spiritual maturity, a deep desire to knowing the Divine within us is required or it could result in projections from a person’s shadow side being intensified. Some people have had spontaneous experiences which can be frightening and require spiritual guidance to help understand. It may require some time to fully integrate the higher frequency of energy and to gain the understanding from new spiritual insights.
The Bible tells of Saul as having a spontaneous awakening of the Kundalini Energy while traveling on the road to Damascus. He suddenly experienced this light, and had a vision of Jesus the Christ. Saul was described as being blind for three days, and then went alone for a number of years before coming out to spread the teachings of the Christ as Paul. His name change from Saul to Paul is represented by his complete transformation from a tax collector and persecutor of those following Christ Jesus, to a devout disciple of Christ Jesus and teaching about living the Christ way. Without Paul, Christ’s teachings would not have spread so quickly and far reaching beyond the Jewish people.
Medical intuitive and author, Carolyn Myss, gives a modern interpretation in working with this energy through healing our old beliefs, past experiences and relationships. Forgiveness, love, release, and daily prayer and meditation for listening to our inner guidance is the key to unlocking our seven power centers for free flowing Divine energy, and know our wholeness of mind, body and soul.
The number 7 is repeated throughout the Bible some 700 times. The 7 is a sacred number that represents completion and divine fulfillment. It is the divine law of perfection and the seven stages of unfoldment. These 7 stages are reflected as our chakra system.
Our focus today is on the Book of Revelation chapters 1-3, which is based on a vision John had of Christ Jesus. Now to understand this vision, it is a mystical experience that John is having; it is a message for his soul’s unfoldment. The Book of Revelation when understood is a mystics guide through the journey of the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension process. The author Joseph Murphy in his book Pray Your Way Through It, describes John’s vision as steps to the fulfillment of prayer.
John first saw 7 candle sticks and among them was Christ Jesus shining brightly and holding 7 stars. Each star represents an angel of a church. An angel is a messenger. Each candlestick represents one of the churches, and each church represents one of the 7 chakra.
When our candlesticks are fully lit our light cannot be hid, as in Matt. 5:14 “You are indeed a light unto the world; a city that is built upon a mountain cannot be hidden.” Metaphysically a city is defined as “a fixed state of consciousness, an aggregation of thoughts in the various nerve centers of the body.” These cities are also the chakra system. Giving each chakra its own collection of thoughts and ideas depending upon its location or state of unfoldment.
Our Chakra are part of an invisible energy field of our body. We are talking of a non physical energetic power system which keeps the Kundalini life force freely moving for a healthy body, mind and soul. How well it moves depends upon how we live our lives. There are practices to assist in freeing up stuck energy through love, forgiveness, right use of will, meditation, prayer and gratitude.
During our life journey we each have some energy cleansing to do. Our limiting beliefs, emotions and misuse of power creates blockages to our energy flow. These blockages can eventually result in emotional imbalance and health issues. Thus cleansing releases and opens the flow of spirit energy to bring into balance our thoughts, our emotions and our actions.
We will now move on to the 7 messages to the churches, or chakra. These messages describe attitudes and states of mind to be overcome that we may partake of the Tree of Life and be a true light bearer. I shall give a brief interpretation to each.
Our 1st church is at Ephesus, its chakra is at the base of the spine. The Voice to the church says that we have left our first love. What is our first love but to know God within. This message is telling us that we get so focused on the worldly life that we give little to our spiritual life. We are reminded to daily seek within for the paradise of God by refocusing on our spiritual practices as in prayer and meditation then the fruits will come in the still silence.
The 2nd church is at Smyrna, this chakra is slightly below the navel. According to the Voice, this church is experiencing tribulations and poverty. We are reminded that we are rich and should have no fear. We need to release fear driven beliefs and practices. We are to be faithful in holding to the Truth regardless of appearances and temptations. We are rich as we put to practice the Truth we know.
The 3rd church is at Pergamos. This chakra is located at the solar plexus.
This is about our intellect that has allowed other teachings and practices to mix and confuse. This leads to misuse of our will and power to create in this world. All these worldly things are not true power and will not bring us the real paradise we are seeking. We are to have our intuition be the voice to guide our intellect and create good works.
The 4th church at Thyatira, is the chakra located at the center of the chest.
We are to have a deep desire and seek for the higher expressions in life. We have allowed the senses to be ruled by desires and emotions. We are asked to release the personal sense of love. We are to stand firm in the heart’s wisdom which is the seat of unconditional compassionate love.
The 5th church is at Sardis, its chakra is at the throat. We are to have a consciousness of joy. We are warned against the misuse of spiritual energy by adulterating the power of the spoken word through negative talk of our self or others, or worshiping worldly endeavors. The joy in us needs to be alive through our worshiping, speaking, prayer life and service. We are to be true to ourselves. Prayer and meditation on the inner self, commitment, praise and thanksgiving.
The 6th church at Philadelphia, this chakra is at the middle of the forehead. This church concerns our unity of all life. True perception seeing beyond separation and illusions. We are to release our belief in the appearance world and in separation of everyone and everything. We are to take our stand in the Omnipresence, Omniscience, Omnipotence and Omni-Action of God. We are to give thanks for the glory and beauty of God’s world that is within us and all around us.
Rev. 3:14-21, the 7th church is Laodicea, its chakra is at the crown or top of head. It is union with the Divine. We are warned against losing our passion, or allowing oneself to become too peaceful or in a sleepy state. We are to stay alert and steadfast on our journey. Then we shall be invited by the Christ within us to open the door and partake of God consciousness.
Now our Kundalini energy reaches the top of our tree of life. We are fully ignited as a burning bush. We experience enlightenment, however brief it may be, our experience will last forever, our life will never be the same.
With each message there is a promise for when we overcome and have lit all seven candlesticks within us:
The 1st at Base of Spine: “I will give to eat of the Tree of Life which is in the midst of the paradise of my God.”
The 2nd at Navel: “I will give you a crown of life.” And “Shall not be hurt by the second death.”
The 3rd at Solar Plexus: “I will give to eat of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no man knows except he who receives it.”
The 4th at Center of chest: “I will give authority over the nations.” And “I will give the morning star.”
The 5th at Throat: “You shall be clothed in a robe of white; and I will not blot his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.”
The 6th at Middle of forehead: “I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall not go out again; and I will write upon him the name of my God and the name of the new Jerusalem which comes down out of heaven from my God; and I will write upon him my new name.”
The 7th at Crown: “I will grant to sit with me on my throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with my Father on his throne.”
Such a glorious vision. Our Kundalini energy has risen up the tree of life we are as a glorified body of light. We have mastered our thoughts and emotions, shed the ego sense of separation and have been given power over all our senses. Our heart shines brightly radiating love. Our gifts of the Spirit are fully realized. All knowledge and wisdom is ours. We know our true nature as Christ, as a Divine Light Being. We abide in the peace and glory of God’s perfect love. “I Am That I Am”. And so it is!