This is a pathworking exercise designed to develop your senses to the
different types of energy within your own energetic make-up. We will go
over the energy system as a whole, and then work our way up the primary chakra
system. As we become aware of our own energies, we become aware of other
energies around us. For some, these will be extremely basic exercises,
and the energies will be easy to perceive. So, through the easy parts, you
may want to think of it as a refresher course or better yet, exercising those
metaphysical muscles to keep them in shape. For others who are just
starting, or who have been out of practice (like me), will find them to be
not as easy. Don't let it get you down, that is what these exercises are
for. To work and open those areas that we are not in tune with.
Hopefully, that is why you are all taking this course, to expand your knowledge and
abilities. Either way it will be a fun way to learn and experience these
What is pathworking?
I call it pathworking because we will be working along a path to
spiritual evolution through your energy and the chakras. I hope to break
it down into some basic sets of information so it is easier to understand.
Your psychic abilities (or the ability to sense energy) are like muscles. They
have to be worked. They have to be exercised, to make them stronger.
Along this pathworking we will do some basic exercises to help strengthen our
ability to sense these energies, and to raise our energy levels. It is not
necessary to perform the exercises to participate in the chakra pathworking
Energy is around us all the time. Energy moves. Energy changes.
Think of it on an atomic level. Matter is the substance that makes up our
Everything from the air you breath, to the water you drink, to the
computer you are sitting at right now. Everything is made up of matter. Matter is
made of molecules. Molecules are made up of different combinations of
Atoms are made up of neutrons, protons, and electrons which are held
together by a specific charge. Protons have a positive charge. Electrons
have a negative charge. Neutrons have no charge (it must be their bad
credit). So, if atoms contain positive and negative charges, (which is
energy), wouldn't it make sense that all matter is made up of energy?
Now, let's take this thought a little further. What if we could
manipulate this energy within ourselves? We can slow down or speed up our
breath. We can make our hearts beat faster or slower. We can produce
more body heat to certain areas of our body if we concentrate hard enough. Why
not the energy in the atoms that make up our bodies?
Most people are made up of different bodies. You have a physical
body, an emotional body, a mental body, and a spiritual body. (You have other
bodies depending on whatever philosophy or belief you go by. However,
these are the main ones I plan to expand upon). If you were to view the bodies
together they would start at a center, which would be the physical body,
and expand out. Surrounding the physical body would be the emotional body.
Around that would be the mental body. Encasing all the others is the
spiritual or etheric body. I will go into more detail of these bodies and
the affect they have on us next lesson.
Chakras are energy centers in the body. They have separate functions
and separate effects on all the bodies. Traditional writings mention 88,000
chakras. However, to make it easier for everyone, I plan to only mention
some of the main ones. I am going to separate them into three groups:
Primary chakras, secondary chakras, and outer body chakras.
Primary chakras are those chakras that have the most effect on the
bodies within this dimensional state. They reside along the spine, and
coincide with the glands of the endocrine system within the body. We will
talk about and experiment with these chakras the most.
Secondary chakras are those chakras that have some effect on the
bodies, but deal more with the usage of energy.
Outer body chakras are the chakras that exist outside the physical
body, but remain in the outer bodies.
Nadis (pronounced nade-eye) are like pipes or veins that carry energy
though our different energy bodies. The three main channels of energy we
will talk about are: the sushmna/kundalini, the ida, and the pingala.
The sushmna and kundalini
The sushmna (one of its many names) is the channel of energy that the
primary chakras exist within. This is a channel (like a tube) that
travels from an area near the base of the spine to the crown of the head. When
energy travels up this channel called the sushmna, and all chakras are aligned
and activated, it is called the Kundalini. Some people have used these terms
interchangablely before. That is OK.
For this pathworking you will want to know what the difference is, but
if you feel more comfortable using the term "kundalini" for the energy
channel that runs up the spine, that is fine too. For the pupose of this course I
will refer to them as separate states of being.
Ida is the carrier of cool and calming lunar energy. Its channel
begins left of the root chakra (the base of the spine), spirals around the
sushmna, and ends in the left nostril. Therefor, usually people's left side of
their body deals with feminine energy.
The pingala functions as the carrier of solar energy. Which is full
of heat and drive. This channel begins to the right side of the root chakra
(the base of the spine), spirals around the sushmna, and ends in the right
nostril. Therefor, usually people's right side of their bodies deals with
The first is very simple (IMHO) and the other is slightly more
1- Wait until you have a peaceful moment. Either lying in bed before you
go to sleep, or outside relaxing, or sitting in your office when you know no
one is going to barge in and disrupt your train of thought. Hey, you can even
do it right now sitting at your computer if you like. Whenever, as long as
it is a peaceful and quiet moment. Close your eyes and visualize a tube
running from the base of your spine to the crown (very tip top) of your head. Now
visualize a pure white-light energy traveling up this tube, from the bottom
to the top. Try and hold it there for as long as you intuitively feel you
should hold it there. There, that wasn't so hard now was it? You just
sent energy up your sushmna. You haven't quite raised your kundalini (unless
you experts out there know what you are doing). But it is a step closer to
doing so. Write down this experience and tell me what you felt. What did you
feel emotionally, physically, mentally, or any other types of feelings that
came over you?
2- This is a little harder and consumes a little more of your time.
Again find a peaceful moment to yourself. This exercise deals with the ida and
pingala. Close your eyes and visualize energy moving up your ida. Start the
energy at the left side of your root chakra (base of spine) and imagine it
winding around the sushmna (like a coil) to your left nostril. After you
can do this...visualize it happening again, except this time press your right
nostril closed with your finger. Breath only through your left nostril.
Do at least five breaths while you visualize the energy traveling up the ida.
Write down that experience. Now do the same exercise, but this time
start with the pingala. First, imagine the energy rising from the right side
and winding around the sushmna and ending in the right nostril. After you can
do this....close your left nostril with a finger and breath only through your
right nostril while you visualize the energy moving up the pingala. Write
down this experience. That's it.