Ann asks: My question is “Are chakras demonic? One Christian pastor had on his blog one time they were demonic energy centers located along the spine. I Googled it and found where they are referred to as being New Age. We know that Satan likes to counterfeit God, so are chakras of God or of the devil?"
Answer: Ann, this is a great question, and yes, you will get different answers from different pastors. So let me share my answer and why I believe as I do.
First, I don’t see any truth as being a “New Age truth”. All truth is God’s truth! He is the all-knowing One, and He reveals His knowledge to ALL, even evil men (or New Agers, or Hindu or Chinese, or Americans). For example, God gave Pharaoh, the evil king of Egypt, dreams of seven fat cows and seven skinny cows (Gen. 41), which gave him wisdom as to how to provide for his kingdom for the next 14 years. So just because an evil king, or a New Ager, a Hindu or an agnostic American has received some insight, I still call it God’s insights. I never bother to ask if New Agers or unbelievers believe something or not, as it is irrelevant to me what they believe. I do not live in reaction to them or in rejection of what they know. I live in God’s truth, and for sure, they can and do pick up some of God’s truth, and that is not a problem to me. So for example, I believe in aerodynamics, as do many New Agers. Not a problem as far as I can see.
Second, there is nothing in the Bible that specifically discusses chakras. We cannot point to a specific verse that mentions the word chakra to give us God’s view on the topic. So then I ask the question, “Do chakras violate any biblical principle, or are they compatible with any biblical principles?"
We should start by defining "chakra" so we know exactly what we are talking about. Let’s go with the following working definition if we can: “Chakras are believed to be centers of energy, located on the midline of the body. There are seven of them, and they govern our psychological properties.”
Chakras are considered both transmitters and receivers of energy. "Meridians" are energy pathways in the body which this energy flows through. The idea is that one must have balanced chakras and meridians in order to be physically, emotionally, mentally and spirituality healthy. A body can get problems in different areas with blockage or instability in either the chakras or meridian pathways.
So do we run on energy? Are there energy pathways in our bodies? We know for sure there are pathways for blood in our bodies, and pathways for nerves, and pathways for lymph, so why wouldn’t God have created pathways for energy to flow through our bodies? I have no problem believing that He did. I have no problem believing we are energy organisms, infused by God’s divine energy, for the Bible declares that God is all and in all (Col. 3:11) and in Him all things hold together (Col. 1:17). Our high school science class taught us that all atoms have electrons spinning around them, and that it is the flow of electrons that produce energy and current. Beyond any doubt science has confirmed that we are energy beings on the molecular level.
I suspect it may be possible that chakras are spiritual energy centers that receive and release the spiritual life force of Almighty God in and out of our physical and spiritual beings. I know when Jesus laid hands on to heal, there was a flow of God’s energy from Him into those He prayed for (Mk. 5:30), so I see the release of the healing anointing to include the release of God’s energy into our bodies to right things that are messed up. So for me, I believe in energy and energy pathways.
Now if I were going to limit God to being simply a mass of energy, rather than a personal loving God (as some religions do), then I would object to that. God is much more than a flow of energy. Healing is much more than a flow of energy. It begins and ends in the compassion of a wonderful and loving God (Mk. 6:34).
So even though these energy pathways or chakras may be true, and even though Hindus (not New Agers) may have discovered these energy pathways, I would not embrace any belief that reduced my loving Savior to a mere energy field.
For those of us hungering to see more of the miracle-working power of God released through us, we present this paper which explores in depth one of the three Greek words translated “power” in the New Testament:
Caution: If your involvement with Chakras or meridian lines involved you dabbling in false religions, New Age beliefs, Buddha's or anything of the sort, then you have opened yourself up to demons, and need to repent and renounce all such beliefs and practices. Command any demons which attached themselves to you through your mistaken beliefs and sinful activities to leave in Jesus' name.
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