The videos in the above link deal with the mechanics, how the centers work. In each section below you will find audio of people sharing experiences about the center.
The Nine Energy Centers
We have nine energy centers in our body, each one with its own unique
implications for our life. These centers can be either "open" or
"defined". A defined center (colored) means that energy in that center is
consistent. An open center (white) means that this energy in this center is not
consistent or reliable. An open center can be a wonderful source of wisdom and
sensitivity, although it can also be where the most outside
conditioning can happen (not-self strategies).
The Head Center
The Head Center
The Head Center is all about conceptualizing. This is one of two pressure centers (the other is the Root). Here we get the pressure to think. People with defined head centers are here to process the world mentally in their unique way.
People with undefined head centers often have trouble discerning which questions in life are really important to them, they can obsess about concepts that do not serve them. The wisdom of an open head center says, "I don't care," when presented with a concept that it recognizes is unimportant in its life. The open head center can enjoy the variety of questions and perspectives in the world without being caught up in them.
The Ajna Center is fueled by the pressure to conceptualize/think coming down from the Head Center. Here we get the processing of the inspiration from the Head Center which, on its way down to the throat, says, "I know..." People with a defined Ajna process the world mentally in a unique way and in its expression can sound certain of its perspective, an experience or insight has been processed in the defined Ajna and the expression is part of the individual's truth (when the individual is operating correctly).
People with an undefined Ajna can feel pressured to present their ideas and perspectives as if they are rock-solid. The pressure and suffering results from the undefined Ajna's inability to ever think about something in a consistent way, thus they never feel too sure about their own ideas. Fortunately the open Ajna's job is to enjoy it's openness to the world of ideas, seeing what may have some merit and what doesn't, but ultimately knowing, "I don't know," is its own truth.
The Throat Center is where energy from all over the body graph comes to be expressed. With 11 gates and a connection to 6 centers the throat can be thought of as the "gearbox" because of its dynamic potential to express different energies. The throat fundamentally is either a voice for what is in the chart or not, depending on whether that energy reaches the throat. People with a defined throat speak in a fixed way, with a consistent expression of what is connected to the throat.
People with an undefined throat can feel nervous in their lives about giving a voice to their ideas, feelings, views, etc. because they never know what will come out when they speak. People with open throats often keep quiet when they feel pressured to share or are overly talkative as a compensation for their nervousness. The wisdom of the open throat is in learning how to speak a number of ways, an open throat has the potential to express one idea in a myriad of ways. People with an open throat can learn to have a sense of humor about never knowing what they will say when they cease to see it as something to be fixed.
The G Center is the center of love, self and direction. Another dynamic center the G center deals with identity, behavior , relationships and the body's trajectory through life. People with a defined G center have a fixed identity or self-expression. Along with a defined G center comes a certain sense of solidity and security in the world about who one is, and where one is going, a sense of connectedness and direction that is felt to be missing in people with an undefined G center.
People with an undefined G often spend their lives looking for love, direction and identity. In their confusion they see another person or perhaps a spiritual practice as a way of getting rid of the emptiness they feel when they are alone. These people also often feel they are not in the right place, lost, and rightly so since they have no fixed direction. Through following their strategy and authority open G people will find themselves in a place that feels right. The wisdom of the open G center knows that it is not actually lacking an identity or love but that the expression of those things in them is fluid, that they get to be a witness to the many different behaviors, selves and types of love that exist in the world.
The Ego or Heart Center is the center of willpower and identity. When we look at identity through the Ego center we see identity with a capital "I." Unlike the more subtle expression of behavior in the G center the Ego says, "This is mine. This is ours. These are my people. I can do it," and so on. The identity that comes with the defined Ego is here to work on itself, to prove and improve itself. People with a defined Ego center can make a promise and deliver because when it comes down to them (if they are operating correctly) they have the sheer willpower to push through resistance to reach the objective.
People with an undefined Ego center (that is about 70% of the population) feel the pressure of the world to prove they can do this and that, to improve themselves, the be the best and prettiest. This is a real demon for most people. The shocking truth for the person with an open Ego center is that they are not here to do the defined Ego's work. The open Ego realizes that it has always been good enough, that with a shifting Ego identity there is no way to make improvements. Releasing the drive to prove and improve is a tremendous relief.
The Solar Plexus is perhaps the most radically different center in the body graph. If a person has this defined it is automatically their inner authority (50% of people have this defined.) With a defined Solar Plexus a person has a set emotional wave, a reliable up and down in feelings. This "wave" is the result of chemical fluctuations in the body and is not to be tied to reasons. The potential danger with a defined Solar Plexus is making decisions about a situation or person based on only one side of their wave, saying yes to marrying so and so because they feel so happy today. Defined Solar Plexus people need to wait out an entire wave (if not more) to be with their feelings in the ups and downs of their wave until they feel really comfortable in the body about the decision.
People with an Open Solar Plexus amplify the emotional wave of the other and need to understand that they themselves are not emotional and that they should never make emotional decisions. The danger is in assuming that the joy or sadness you experienced around him or her today was yours when you were in fact amplifying the emotions of the other. The wisdom of the open Solar Plexus is in the ability to appreciate the wave of the other (not trying to fix the emotion) and to understand that the emotions it feels are not its own and are not to be trusted in decision making.
The Spleen is our oldest awareness center, it is about survival, awareness n the moment. This is the awareness that hears a stick break in the dark and clicks the body into high alert. Here we have instinct, impulses is in the now, the body's natural intelligence about its security and health. People with a defined Spleen center have a consistent feeling of well-being in their body, its defense mechanisms are functioning in a consistent way. These are people with strong immune systems who don't get sick often, who don't notice small illnesses or injuries.
People with an open Spleen amplify the survival fear and sensitivity to how their body is feeling. The amplification of this fundamental fear can lead these people into seeking safety in places, people, things, etc. that are not healthy for them. When the open Spleen is around someone who defines their Spleen they feel safer on a very deep level. The genetic drive to make this fear go away is so strong that a person may stay in an abusive relationship because they ultimately feel safer with their abuser than they do when alone. The wisdom of the open Spleen has come to understand that these fears do not go away and is no longer living its life in an attempt to escape them. Wisdom for the open Spleen also lies in its ability to recognize who in the world is really healthy and who is not.
The Sacral Center is where we get the life force, reproductive energy. When the Sacral center is defined the person is a Generator or Manifesting Generator (this is roughly 70% of the population.) The life force, the quality of the energy that we experience on the planet is generated here. The defined Sacral is designed to respond to life with a guttural, "Uh Huh!" or, "Un Uh," (yes or no). Generators are here to use their energy in what they respond to. After tiring themselves out doing what is correct the center regenerates itself, they wake feeling stronger and more energized.
People with an Open Sacral Center, Projectors, Manifestors, and Reflectors, all take in and amplify the life energy of the defined Sacral people. The danger here is in becoming a "super slave," working twice as fast and long as a Generator (and often with only half the productivity.) People with an open Sacral never know when enough is enough, enough alcohol, food, sex, work, etc. The wisdom of the open Sacral is in being aware of how much energy it is using, to have a sense of its limits and to above all recognize that it is not a "worker bee." It is healthy for people with open Sacrals to get into bed before they feel tired.
The Root Center is a pressure center, it provides the adrenal pressure to move and keep the body in action. This is the most powerful "motor" in the body, it drives the life with what we call stress. People with a defined Root have a very powerful energy that consistently feeds some process in the body graph. The body with a defined Root has a consistent fuel and stress so it moves through life at a relatively steady speed.
People with an Open Root Center amplify the stress that they feel in others. The danger with this open center is in assuming that the pressure you feel is yours and that you can be free from it. These are people who drive too fast, rushing to get somewhere to be free from the pressure to get there only to find pressure to do something else upon arriving. The wisdom of the open Root knows that the pressure it experiences is not its own and thus it cannot be, nor does it need to be, free from it. The wisdom of the open Root enjoys a slower pace and does not buy into the feeling of stress.