Each of the seven tree essences is associated with one of the seven major chakras. The chakras are metaphysical centres through which powerful life force, prana or chi flows into the physical being to balance, strengthen, protect, energise and clear not only the chakras themselves, but our whole being. The Sanskrit word 'chakra' means wheel or disc. The seven main chakras in the human energy field are rotating wheels of light and subtle activity. They function as centres of energy and align with the spinal column in the body.
Chakras are like doorways that can open the full potential for establishing the right relationship between the body and mind or between the physical and metaphysical aspects of our being. They are the keys that unlock hidden inner capacities that produce the harmonious expression of the whole person.
Carl Jung, the Swiss psychoanalyst, referred to the chakras as being 'gateways of consciousness'.
The chakras influence all our thoughts, feelings and actions: they establish the quality of our personal life and our experience of life. They influence and determine our relationship to everything that occurs in our daily life.
When the state of the chakras is balanced, then inner stability and ease becomes the natural expression of daily living. When they become imbalanced they can express in an over-compensating and under-compensating mode, or alternate between both. When levels of anxiety reach a critical mass and inhibit the natural flow of energy through the chakras they can also become blocked. This can prevent or severely limit the energy flowing through them. An imbalanced chakra can compromise holistic health and wellbeing.
In the 21st century a variety of factors such as the rapid pace of change, sedentary lifestyles, environmental degradation, poor dietary habits, over-reliance on processed foods and the proliferation of potentially harmful chemicals, radiation and toxicity all impact upon our overall wellbeing. As a result natural wellbeing can be compromised.
The seven tree essences help to balance, strengthen, protect, energise and clear the chakras, increasing our capacity to deal with a rapidly growing number of 21st-century challenges and influences.
The seven tree essences in the Personal Power Set are chakra specific and operate as a complete chakra maintenance kit.
The following provides a summary of the various expressions of each chakra, for in-depth information on each Tree Essence and on the collection as a whole, please refer to The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa: Volume One.