I love this explanation of how the energies of spirit and earth, yin and yang, combine to energize our chakras, from macrobiotic teacher Bob Carr:
“Cosmic energy is constantly streaming toward the earth from innumerable stars and galaxies. This yang, downward and inward streaming energy, which can be called heaven’s force, enters the human body through the Crown Chakra and flows down the spiritual channel running vertically through our body. At the same time, energy generated from the spin of the earth enters our body at the Root Chakra, at the base of the spine, and flows upward and outward through the same spiritual channel. This yin energy is referred to as earth’s force.
“These two vertical streams of electromagnetic energy collide and spiral at points on this channel known as chakras (from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel). From here they flow out through our meridiens and ultimately charge and vitalize all the organs, tissues and cells of the body.”
I love when two healing modalities blend. Macrobiotic counselor Bob Carr goes on the say that chewing (at least 50 bites per mouthful) highly charges the food being chewed with mineral-rich saliva. Our physical and electromagnetic energy body becomes activated and energized, bringing healing and a sense of well-being.
Macrobiotic principles of eating and living are wonderful in helping create and maintain balance in our bodies. It’s wonderful to hear that the recommended way of chewing our food, until it’s liquid, is also a powerful method of balancing our spiritual chakras.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries