Are the chakras open or closed for a normal person before their kundalini is activated?
Chrism - Before Kundalini is activated the chakras are as lungs. They open and close in response to the life forces around them. They express the emotions and they react to the thoughts and other phenomena which in turn express through the chakra into the endocrine functions and so forth into the physical.
If they are open - do they accumulate negative energies and can those distort or deform?
Chrism - Not by the action of being open does the chakra "attract" negative influences. These will come as the individual processes life and or the experience of living.
Choices can be made by the individual that will allow for a certain presence of negative influence. Please remember that some negativity must always be present. Shakti and Shiva are representative of the POS. and NEG. equation. So please distinguish between negative "influence" and negativity "polarity". I feel you are referring to negative influence.
Negative influence can cause a chakra to open inside certain situations that can require an adjustment by the individual to release those influences.
Can a chakra bend towards a side (left or right or down) ?
Chrism - A Chakra is a manifestation of an energetic footprint associated with in the framework of an expression of specific frequency. The placement of the chakra is also expressed by the organs with which it is associated.
So to say that the heart chakra has just sunk down to the first chakra indicates a lack of understanding of the anatomy of the chakra imho. The chakra is as much connected to the energetic frequency of the organs representing that specific frequency. Not only in color but in sound and sight and spin.
The chakra is a manifestation of the organs as much as the organs are a manifestation of the chakra. They do not typically move or lean or ascend or descend. The energy moving through them can though.
What for these chakra balancing meditations if they are not open and distorted?
Chrism - I do not advise chakra balancing meditations except for what is practiced here. Some are not to be done and some are useless. I feel WAY too much emphasis is put on the characteristics of the chakras. Leave them alone and do the work of conditioning all of the bodies for the Kundalini.
How can we see our chakra energies?
Chrism - When you are in meditation go outside of yourself about three feet, turn around and look back at your self. Think of the chakras and they will light up.
Since the personel shaktipat, I have been more aware of my chakra's spinning and have noticed that some spin counter-clockwise. Do I leave them how they are natually spinning or do I try to make them spin clockwise? In the past I have read on a few websites that the chakras spin opposite in men, than what they do in women. Like the root, solar plexus, throat, and crown chakras in women spin counter-clockwise and the other three spin clockwise. And for men it is the opposite. Is this true or is this new age gloobly-gook?
Chrism - Chakras know which way to spin they do not need to be helped by the
ego or personality. They will spin as is the predilection given for
each one to spin.
Just because the body is given an instruction to spin clockwise as in going from the left to the right, from the vantage point of being behind your eyes, doesn't give an indication of what the chakras
will do or "should" be doing.
Let the chakras do as they do. The body knows. The Kundalini knows. You the personality does NOT know. So please let these functions do as they are designed to do.
If you are feeling the spin then rejoice in being able to "feel" that spin but do not attach a control or a question as to whether the chakra is doing it right or wrong. - lol.
Body and Kundalini know "how" to infuse a person. Ego and personality will be contacted if their help is needed. - lol. Before then let things go as they are going. Nothing is wrong and there is no need to "Do" anything except to perhaps give up the feelings that there is ANYTHING you can do that wont screw up this time worn evolutionary process.
The safeties are something that can occupy the mind and ego and personality. They are in place because of mind and ego and personality and societal interference. So practice those safeties
and allow the Kundalini to infuse the body. - my take - chrism
The chakra is a manifestation of the organs as much as the organs are a manifestation of the chakra.