Thank you for pointing out the silliness of hypersimplification. Colonized culture runs on turning everything into a bite sized hypersimplified commodity. McDonaldization of culture is creepy and worse than useless-its designed to create helplessness and confusion.
There really is an interesting correspondence between all ancient teachings but it cannot be found by boiling everything into an unrecognizable soup that “matches”.
Our ancestors surely all noticed and worked with the energy systems of the body and the planet but they most certainly were influenced by the obvious individuality not only of humans bodies but of Earth’s different locations-and the interactions between humans and the land and waters they were parts of.
I’m going to come right out and say it: I do not have any chakras. I was first introduced to them as a concept when I was sixteen, and nothing at all happened. Since then (twenty years!) I’ve been meditating, visualising, working with my body’s energy, and every so often being talked into having another go. I am entirely certain that nothing resembling chakras is happening down the front of my person. No one is going to persuade me otherwise.
The trouble with chakras is that they are treated as a universal truth. What was originally a feature of Hindu belief, has been embraced wholesale and turns up everywhere. It doesn’t seem to matter what path you claim to follow, someone will be waving it at you. The New Age Movement treats chakras as fact, as indisputably how your body works and I cannot begin to tell you how sick…
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