The seven energy centers of your body, the chakras (see chapter 7 for more details on chakras), are a very important part of your existence and control your bodily well being and the material aspects, and therefor it is a good idea to give them special attention. The chakras are not only your connection to your physical body, but also the key to your development. They are the gateway for your goal, through them you can raise your energies, or lower them through misuse. An unprotected “opening” of chakras by someone unexperienced can have severe consequences, as many energies can get disturbed and bring the human being out of balance. Therefor caution is recommended in use of any chakra exercises, of which there are many, and some of them can do more harm than good. Therefor I want to introduce a safe chakra exercise at this point, which has also been publicized elsewhere. This exercise is of special meaning at this time of transition to the new age. Through these chakra exercises it is possible to raise the energies of the chakras in a safe and powerful way, to strengthen the flow of energies and at the same time cleanse the chakras from disturbing energies. You start this exercise by sitting down like for a meditation, or do this before a meditation. At first exercise the threefold light protection as shown in the previous chapter 4.1. Then picture a finger thick golden beam of light that enters your body at the tail bone and from there flows to the first chakra (root chakra). Become aware of the effects of the golden light on the chakra. Now guide the beam of golden light up to the second chakra. Feel the beam of golden light, how it enters your body and flows through the first chakra to the second. Feel the connection of these two chakras. Become aware of the effects of the golden light on the second chakra. Now guide the golden beam of light up to the third chakra (solar plexus), and feel the beam of light, how it flows through the first and second chakra and now enlightens and fills the third chakra. Feel the connection that has been made between these chakras and feel the influence of the golden light on the third chakra. Continue this exercise until you reach the seventh chakra and you feel the connection of all chakras. From the seventh chakra guide the beam of light out of your body, connecting yourself with God and the divine consciousness as well as the spirit world. Feel how the golden light flows through your seven chakras, how the energy comes to you from God and connects you with the astral world. It is an energy cycle that gives you strength, raises your energies, and cleans your material and higher bodies (the seven bodies will be explained in chapter 7). Through this exercise the chakras get tuned and your higher self and your consciousness get closer together, and your awareness widens. Your material body will be able to serve you better, because tuning takes place that brings more harmony to your physical body. It is very important that you do this exercise no less than twice a day, because this way the chakras are protected. However, it is also recommended to do this chakra exercise exactly twice a day to ensure progress. Only this way your energies keep rising in exactly that way that is right for you. It is best to do this exercise in the morning and in the evening. On the other hand, it is extremely important to do this exercise no more than twice a day. Practising this exercise twice a day offers you a development that is right for you. Don’t be over-zealous or think, the more the better! Here it is not true because excessive use of this exercise would cause a development too fast for you, which you would not be able to handle and bring you out of balance. Therefor please observe that this exercise really should not be done more than twice a day. Exercising twice a day does not only provide a steady development, but it is fine tuned for making sure that everything happens that at this time is necessary for your further development, and gives you a powerful tool for raising your vibrations. For the same reasons this exercise should take about five to ten minutes, not any longer. The second chakra exercise of the day should not be combined with the first chakra exercise to make one long exercise. Your whole being gets influenced by this exercise and needs to adjust to these changes, and when you do this exercise for about five minutes twice daily at different times (morning and evening), then this is most favorable for your development. Any deviations from this impair the effect and have a less useful influence on your inner harmony and balance.