The seven main chakras, their life lessons, and colours are as follows:

Sahasrara: Crown of the Head. Colour is Violet, merging into white light. Life Lesson: Moving into universal consciousness, beyond duality, becoming one with all that is, orgasm with the universe. Element: Universal Energy

Ajna: Forehead, between the eyebrows. Colour is Indigo Blue. Life Lesson: Expanding intuition, clairvoyant vision, surrendering of the ego to the wisdom of the soul. Element: Etheric Realms

Vishuddha: Throat. Colour is Turquoise. Life Lesson: Becoming a Co-creator with God, expression of your soul calling through creativity, learning to speak from a place of truth. Element: Ether

Anahata: Center of Chest (Heart Chakra). Colour is Green or Rose. Life Lesson: Love, nurturing and compassion, opening into oneness with the universal heart. Element: Air

Manipura: Solar Plexus. Colour is Yellow. Life Lesson: Becoming vast enough to contain the contradictions posed by life, which automatically gives rise to genius. Where two contradictions meet is the ultimate truth. In the third chakra, we are also challenged to throw off conditioned belief given by others and to discover our individual soul calling. Element: Fire

Svadisthana: Lower Belly. Colour is Orange. Life Lesson: Birth and death and learning fluidity in all the emotions which arise between these two polarities. Element: Water

Muladhara: Sex Center, encompassing the whole pelvic area. Colour is Red. Life Lesson: Survival instinct, procreation, animalistic tendencies, sexuality and orgasmic ecstasy. Element: Earth

It is important to open the full spectrum of who we are, including our sexuality and emotions, otherwise we are bound to get into stagnation and cannot realize our full potential. When the chakra system is open, the subtle energy channel, which runs through the body from crown to sex center and down to the feet, becomes fully receptive to the descent of grace. In this way, each moment of life becomes a blessing.

Opening ourselves to learn the lessons posed by each chakra through the practice of Tantric methods, we become vibrantly alive and wise. When we are living the potency of all chakras simultaneously, we are in deepest fulfilment. This quality then spreads like a perfume, inspiring others to awaken their potential. Perhaps this is why there are so many refined aspects of the scent of roses. The rose, having awakened its potential, releases its scent, thereby inspiring other roses to develop even more exquisite perfume. The perfume of a fully activated chakra system, inspires an evolution of consciousness.

It is common to hear people wishing they had more of something in their life, whether that be money, or love, or creative ability. In actual fact, grace is showering on us continuously, but because we may have one or more chakras in stagnation, we are not able to anchor grace all the way through us. As the descent of grace pours down, and finds the channel is not receptive, it gets sent back to source. This is why there is a sense of lack. By working with and opening up the chakra system, we are in a sense cleaning our pipeline to source and opening up to abundance on all levels.