I read in this book I have about chakras …and it stated that the base chakra is …”evil”. To open it would be a mistake.
But I would like more clarification on it.
Thank you in advance.

Also, I sometimes find it easy to open up the “middle eye” chakra, but isn’t it supposed to be the hardest?


  • In Reiki there are only three “chakras” or haras. I have to work hard to connect all three. I lead from my spiritual and heart center and am not well-grounded in the lowest one.

    When I received my “attunements” from the master teacher I almost fell over from my lack of grounding! So to have optimum “balance” in life all three need to be open and functioning in harmony.

    The base chakra is related to sexuality – all creatures are sexual and that is an essential component of existence. Opening that chakra is only “evil” if a person operates totally from that one, without the balance of a loving heart and connection to one’s spiritual essence.

  • Not at all. The Base or Root Chakra is not evil. How could it be? It’s just a center of energy which doesn’t have a will of its own.

    This chakra is very necessary to keep us grounded and in contact with the Earth energy.

    It is a mistake to believe that some chakras are not open. They may function less than the others or channel the energy in an inappropriate way, but the day any of your chakras are completely closed is the day you’re dead. So there is energy in all chakras. They just need a little redirecting sometimes.

    Opening up the “third eye” chakra is difficult for lots of people because they try too hard and want it too much. They focus in the wrong place. As you have found out, it is not difficult at all to use it (It is open all the time, but what is termed “opening” it, is in fact simply using it consciously). You have found out how to do it. Congratulations!

    All the best to you.

  • No chakras are evil! All can cause havoc when overactive, but none are inherently bad.
    The above answers are correct. I’d just like to offer a possible “why”.
    Some people (perhaps the author was religious?) associate our bodies with sin. The earth, passion, nature, all of that is sin, and evil. We must be tamed, and cut ties to our “animalistic tendencies”. Now, I don’t believe that for a moment 😉 But, considering the base chakra is the home of our roots to the earth and such, it would make sense to some.

    Some do say that the 3rd eye, or brow, chakra is most difficult, but that’s probably because of the world we live in now – we’re very disconnected, not a very spiritual bunch. If you’ve been a little more open-minded than the general public, it will open without difficulty. It’s not that it’s supposed to be the most difficult, just that with the way many of us have been raised, it will be.


  • No, that’s way off the mark. The crown chakra relates to the heavenly, but in chakra terms, the opposite of that is earthly, not hellish. The base chakra is also known as the earth chakra. It relates to groundedness, physical aspects and survival, concepts like that.

    I don’t know a lot of chakra books, but one I know through experience to be valid is “Kundalini Awakening” by John Selby. May be get that instead…

    The third eye chakra seems to come easier to people nowadays. Indigo children and all that…

  • You probably don’t have any blockages at your third eye so it is easy for you.

    The base or root chakra isn’t evil. None of the chakras are evil
    Whoever wrote that was either confused or misinformed.
    I think that you need to find another book and get a second opinion. I think the author was mistaken about both of the two things you asked about.

    “The Base or Root Chakra is associated with the color red. This chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies and empower our beings. Focusing one’s attention on the color of a cherry popsicle or a juicy red apple can help bring our energetic body “down to earth” and in alignment with our physical body when we find ourselves energetically fleeting or in other words…..”spacing off.”
    Please check out the links for a more detailed description

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