By Jamuna Rangachari December 2008 Everything – health and disease – begins in the consciousness, believes Martin Brofman, the architect of the ‘Body-Mirror’ system, who has healed and empowered many to have complete control over their destiny Chakras …Vortices of consciousnessChakra: Mooladhara, also called root chakra or security centre Location: The perineum, or the parts between the anus and sex organsConsciousness (what it stands for): This chakra stands for those parts of the consciousness associated with security, survival and trust. This is to do with money, home and one’s jobSystems controlled: Lymphatic system and the skeletal, sacral plexus controlling the bladder and elimination system and the legs Symptoms of imbalance: Thyroid, issues in the throat region.Related senses: The sense of hearingColour: BlueElement: EtherMusical note: ‘Pa’ in the Indian system, ‘So’ in the western Techniques to restore balance: Perceive a sense of abundance with the confidence that your goals will be met. Visualise the colour blue in the region of the chakra. Play the note ‘Pa’Techniques to restore balance: Meditate, telling yourself your needs will be looked after and that all is well and safe. Work on your issue of fear and insecurity. Visualise the colour red in the region of the chakra and play the note ‘sa’, if possible. Chakra: Swadishtana also called the sensation chakra Location: The centre of the abdomenSystems controlled: Reproductive systemLunar plexus and the gland gonad – associated with ovaries and testesConsciousness (what it stands for) : This chakra stands for the pleasure principle. Applies to our appetite for food and sex. Symptoms of imbalance: Frigidity, gluttony (trying to substitute food in the place of sex for the physical sensation of pleasure. Problems in the ovaries or testesRelated senses: The sense of tasteColour: OrangeElement: WaterMusical note: ‘Re’ in the Indian system, ‘Re’ in the western systemTechniques to restore balance: Meditate telling yourself your needs will be looked after and that all is well and safe. Satisfy your need and not your greed, but do not deny yourself either. Visualise the colour orange in the region of the chakra and play the note ‘re’. Chakra: Manipura also called solar plexus or power centreLocation: Solar plexusSystems controlled: Muscular system, skin, the solar plexus, the large intestine, stomach, liver, and other glands in the region. In the endocrine system, the pancreas is associated with this chakraConsciousness (what it stands for): Parts of the consciousness associated with this chakra is the sense of sight. Therefore, the organs of sight are associated with this chakra as well as the systems already mentionedSymptoms of imbalance: Diabetes, impaired vision. Excessive mental activity and inability to restRelated senses: The sense of sightColour: YellowElement: FireMusical note: ‘Ga’ in the Indian system, ‘Me’ in the western Techniques to restore balance: Meditate on being your true self without the need to control or exercise power. Visualise the colour yellow in the region of the chakra and play the note ‘Ga’ Chakra: Anahata or Living Love CentreLocation: Centre of the chestSystems controlled: Heart and circulatory system, lungs and the entire chest area. The gland associated with this system is the thymus, which controls the immune systemConsciousness (what it stands for): Upto this chakra, it was all about oneself. This is the first chakra that stands for relating, receiving and giving loveSymptoms of imbalance: AIDS, breast cancer, heart ailments Related senses: The sense of touchColour: GreenElement: AirMusical note: ‘Ma’ in the Indian system, ‘Fa’ in the western Techniques to restore balance: Perceive the love around you and release all feelings of feeling unloved. Visualise the colour green in the region of the chakra and play the note ‘Ma’, if possible Chakra: Vissuddha or cornucopia centre Location: Base of the throatSystems controlled: Throat, neck, the arms, hands, and the bronchial or cervical plexusConsciousness (what it stands for): Communication.Symptoms of imbalance: Thyroid, throat infectionsRelated senses: The sense of hearingColour: BlueElement: EtherMusical note: ‘Pa’ in the Indian system, ‘So’ in the western Techniques to restore balance: Perceive a sense of abundance with the confidence that your goals will be met. Visualise the colour blue in the region of the chakra. Play the note ‘Pa’ Chakra: Ajna or consciousness awarenessLocation: Centre of the foreheadSystems controlled: Pituitary gland or the master gland of the entire endocrine systemConsciousness (what it stands for): The deep sense of being called spiritSymptoms of imbalance: Gigantism or dwarfismRelated senses: ESP or intuition.Colour: IndigoElement: An inner sound – which is related to spiritual experience.Musical note: ‘Dha’ in the Indian system, ‘La’ in the western Techniques to restore balance: Perceive the creator in you to reach a higher level of understanding. Visualise the colour indigo in the region of the chakra and play the note ‘Dha’ CHAKRA: Sahashara or cosmic consciousnessLocation: Top of the headSystems controlled: The entire nervous systemConsciousness (what it stands for): Perceptions of unity or separation. Relationship with the father or father figure. In general, attitude to authoritySymptoms on imbalance: Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosisRelated senses: EmpathyColour: VioletElement: Inner lightMusical note: ‘Ni’ in the Indian system, ‘Ti’ in the western Techniques to restore balance: Think of God as your father in Heaven and surrender to the divine will, while asking for direction. Work on a balanced attitude to authority, making your feelings heard and own your power. Visualise the colour violet in the region of the chakra and play the note ‘Ni’, if possible Cancer begins in your mindDo you see your illness as an epiphanic moment, one that took you to a new realm of consciousness?Absolutely. From the moment of my trip through the tunnel during an unsuccessful operation which had been intended to remove the tumour (I wrote an article about it at http://www.healer.ch/Tunnelarticle.html) I was opened to a new realm of experiences in areas that had never attracted me before. I had never before seen myself as a spiritual being in a physical body, and I had never before really realised the importance of being happy, nor the terrible physical effects of being unhappy. This opened my eyes. What/who was the source of your knowledge? Could you share a little about your journey?The tumour was in my spinal cord, I was told, between C4 and C7. After the operation, I was told that they could not reach the tumour, nor could they use radiation therapy or chemotherapy. I was given a month or two to live unless I coughed or sneezed, in which case I could die immediately. My right arm had been paralyzed, my legs were spastic. There were sensations like electric shocks running up and down my spine and out to my fingertips and toes. Eight months later, I was celebrating still being alive. I was in Club Med in Martinique, and I met a man teaching Zen meditation there. He told me, ‘Cancer begins in your mind, and that’s where you can go to get rid of it.’ I understood at that time that the cancer was the result of the stress of the lifestyle I had lived. I also realised I would have to change my life. The message talked deeply to me because I always had faith in my strong mind. Some weeks later, I went to hear an introductory talk of the Silva Method, which teaches how to use your mind as a tool, going to alpha states and using deep relaxation, affirmations, visualisation, and re-programming of beliefs. I decided to use the tools. I worked on myself for two months, using autosuggestion, going to alpha three times each day and talking to myself in a positive way, and visualising what would happen in the doctor’s office when I would be examined again. The doctor would scratch his head and say, ‘Perhaps we made a mistake, because there’s nothing there now.’ I imagined the tumour getting a bit smaller each day. Two months after I began to work with myself, it was the one-year anniversary of the operation, and I went back to the doctors to be re-examined. The doctor scratched his head and said, ‘Maybe we made a mistake, because there is nothing there now.’ I knew I was living a scene I had created. During the two months of inner work I had also done a lot of research into various esoteric philosophies and Eastern traditions. The first exposure I had to the concept of chakras was through Ken Keyes’ book, The Handbook to Higher Consciousness. Other sources included various kinds of yoga-associated chakras with various parts of the body, endocrine glands, nerve groups, etc. It seemed a logical conclusion to associate specific symptoms to specific chakras, and therefore to tensions in specific parts of the consciousness, with the idea that everything begins in the consciousness. My initial research was intended to find information on my particular case – and after my healing, people were asking me to heal them – so I had many more examples to look at regarding the body-mind relationship and the inner causes to physical symptoms – and I got involved in functioning as a healer, and exploring healing as a co-creation – the effects of an interaction between two creators. How open are people to accepting this approach of self-healing? Are the acceptance levels increasing? It seems to me that acceptance levels have always been high, since I began teaching these me
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