Chakras serve as a metaphor for energy centers situated along the
spine. When the seeker of awareness becomes more and more universal, encompassing more and more facets of the world, the chakras are gradually awakened till the seeker reaches illumination or Infinity.
Chakras teach us tolerance by assimilating sequential lessons. We start with the lesson of building personal, psychological and physical stability, then we adapt flexibility to face the Unknown (Reality and Mystery). We continue with endurance to face bad times, light-mindedness to switch awareness according to changing circumstances and we overcome polarities (male and female) and become active-passive as an inseparable unit.
Finally we attain the ability to keep the mind pure and empty so as to reflect what actually IS and not to interpret reality according to territorial patterns and fixations.