“Before the beginning all was nothing—only the spark of Divine consciousness. From this spark, all of creation arose…spinning out from the center…spinning into time…spinning into being…spinning into wheels of life.” – From the DVD
Along the spine, seven vortices correspond to elements, body parts, and life situations. According to Judith, these spinning centers—known as chakras—are seven layers of manifestation that form a rainbow bridge between Father Sky and Mother Earth. This bridge serves as stepping-stones from matter to spirit. The spinning of the chakras come from two basic currents: one from above and one from below. As these currents weave through the chakras, the cause them to spin like gears—moving us through our life journey.
The Illuminated Chakras is a fantastic 30-minute DVD that makes it possible to see and experience the subtle energy of the chakra system. To my knowledge, this type of visionary voyage has not been done before. Anodea Judith narrates, explaining the nuance of each chakra, including the Sanskrit names, colors, associated elements, and their role in our lives. The gorgeous music reflects the energy of each chakra. For example, the music of the second (sacral) chakra is watery and sensual, while insistent bongos and upbeat tempos match the fiery energy of the third (solar plexus) chakra.
The vibrant images further illustrate the purpose of the chakras. A meditating woman made of wood reflects the first (Root) chakra connection to mother earth and the material world; for the proper energetic foundation, we need roots deep into the earth. A beautiful blue sky with a heart-shaped cloud reminds us of the spaciousness of the sky—the element of air—from which wings of love soar from the open heart of the fourth chakra.
I’ve worked with chakras for about 5 years now (in fact, I’ve written an eBook and several articles on them), and yet, I found new ways of looking at these amazing energy centers from watching The Illuminated Chakras DVD. It is truly a “moving” meditation of sound and sight.