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A Simple Guide to Opening Your Chakras By The Avatar and His Guru

Been watching Avatar with James and the kids.  The girls actually got us into it, so happy they did.

Avatar is the last airbender, the last representative of the tribe that can do magic with air, one of four tribes (earth, water, and fire being the others) within a world where things have gone out of balance. The “Fire” element has taken over! Sounds familiar?

He is THE ONE, like we all are in our own ways.  This weekend we saw the episode where the Avatar, who looks 12 but is really 112 years old, meets a guru who teaches him how to open the chakras, because in order to restore balance in the world he must restore it in himself first. Of course.

The guru -who has an Indian accent- uses pools of water
to teach the Avatar about the flow between the Chakras

Chakras are are like pools of energy circling within our bodies! says the young/old Avatar enchanted as he understands the lesson.  The Guru then goes on to tell him that the energy must flow, using the image above. And: “Once we open one of the chakras, we must open them all”.

First: The Earth Chakra, located at the base of the spine
Deals with survival and is blocked by fear. Let your greatest fears become clear to you. You must let those fears go.

For some reason during yesterday’s practice I got to think about this, about the fears I hold, fears of not having food or a roof over my head, fear of never being good enough, fear of not amounting for being much of a yogi, or of anything.

Letting them go, at a deeper level is a wonderful proposition, feels free-ing.  Yet, we feel what we feel, knowing this at a conscious level is one thing, really releasing the fears quite another thing.

Second: the Water Chakra, located in the abdomen
Deals with pleasure, blocked by guilt. Look at the guilt from your past that burdens you, encourages the Guru. Let them go, or they will poison your energy.  Meditate and realize that these things happened for a purpose.

How many guilt trips I wonder are still there swirling around the fibers of my inner bodies? The avatar sits and meditates on this.  Things open quickly for him, might take a life-time for some of us, like me

Meditating on the questions and past holdings that
can open the chakras

Third: The Fire Chakra, located at the stomach:
Deals with willpower and is blocked by shame. Recognize the biggest disappointments in yourself, and what you are ashamed of. Accept that these things happened.

Not much to “do” here, just accept.  Surrender?

Fourth the Air Chakra, located at the heart
Deals with love and is blocked by grief. Lay all of your grief out in front of you. If you have lost someone close, you must realize love is a form of energy, and it swirls all around us. The love is still in your heart, and can be reborn in the shape of new love.

I thought of my dad here, it made me teary, but I do see how my dad lives in me, in my memory of him.

Fifht is the Sound Chakra, located at the throat
Deals with truth, and is blocked by lies.  The lies we tell ourselves. You must not lie about your own nature. Accept who you are.

Found very interesting that it goes straight to the heart of it when it says it is the lies we tell ourselves, the areas that we deny in us, our own nature and how perhaps some of us, like me, present images to the world that sometimes may not be so truthful.  It is the biggest reality check.

The chakras in the body, with their colors

Sixth is the Light Chakra, located at the forehead
Deals with insight and is blocked by illusions. The biggest illusion of all is the illusion of separation. Things we think are separate are actually one and the same. Like the nations of the world: we are all one people, but we live as if divided.

Seventh is the Thought Chakra, located at the crown of the forehead.
Deals with pure cosmic energy and is blocked by earthly attachments. Meditate on what attaches you to this world. Let your emotions flow and be forgotten. You must unlock this chakra to gain your energy from the universe.

It is at this point that the young avatar loses it, he cannot let go of his earthy attachment to the love of his life… but the show is not over yet!

By finally letting go of all earthly attachments we can
access pure cosmic energy

Here is a video taste. Have you seen the show?

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6 Responses to A Simple Guide to Opening Your Chakras By The Avatar and His Guru

  1. Grimmly December 6, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    I'd heard about this, love the artwork/look of it. Thank you claudia am downloading it now. Now I just need a big kid to watch it with without shame…can I borrow James?

  2. Dave Gilstrap December 6, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    A wonderful blog post Claudia, thanks! The condensed explanation of the Chakra's is a convient review for those in the know and primer for others that have an interest. As a body worker, one at times, can associate posture and physical issues with emotional and energetics, aka; Chakra's. We have the Avatar cartoon series on DVD and it is written in a manner in which ancient eastern

  3. Yoga with Mirella Nicholson December 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    I have seen the show with my son who is 8yrs old. It's so wonderful to see a show that teaching some important lessons. Great post! If you haven't already seen it I would recommend Kung Fu Panda (the first one) I sat through the movie and giggled because I felt like I was listening to my guru talking instead of watching a children's movie.

  4. Claudia December 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    Grimmly, ha ha ha, good use of Chakra opening technique there, yes you can borrow James, you and M should come visit, we can make an Avatar marathon. I like the design and drawings very much myself too.<br /><br />Dave, I agree, and isn&#39;t it great that is resonating with the youngsters among us? Quite a blessing…<br /><br />Mirella, we did see Kung Fu Panda I altogether and we loved it,

  5. Rev. Lynn DeLellis December 20, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    Great information. Thank you.

  6. Claudia June 27, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    I love it!