When a chakra is split into 2 or more portions it is a big sign of past trauma. That trauma can be either from past life experiences, or from earlier on in this life. A split chakra will always have one main portion that points in the proper direction, and this main portion will always be the largest. This is because it is very slowly, over time, working to absorb back the other split-off portions. But, when left on its own, this process is very slow. This is because as long as the subconscious memories of the trauma are still present in the etheric body, the rate of absorption will stay at less than 1% per year.
However, once the memory of the trauma is removed and healed, then it becomes quite easy to restore the chakra to its proper shape. There are many ways to remove the trauma, including energy healing, chakra clearing, yoga, tai chi, color therapy, and talking through the trauma for purposes of releasing the energy. If the trauma is too great to release, this is one reason why a person’s Higher Self may not be ready to have the full removal that comes with a chakra clearing or energy healing. Talking through the energy can help the person to be prepared to release traumas, as can sending the energy of unconditional love to the individual. The other methods listed provide for a slower and gentler release, but still are quite effective for self-healing, as they assist the chakras to heal themselves at a faster rate than what the body would normally.
The split-off portions of the chakra can travel in any direction, except they are never parallel to the main portion. While the main portion of the chakra looks very smooth and filled with colorful light, the split-off portions look more like gnarled tree roots. The difference in appearance is due to the chakra pulling its energy flow from the split-off portions, so the outsides of the split-off portions dry up. One of the steps involved in restoring a split chakra is to soften up these portions, so that they become more flexible. This flexibility is required before the split-off portions can have their direction altered to match the main portion.
When a person is nearly done with restoring the split chakra, that chakra appears more like the spiral of a mythical unicorn horn. This occurs because the two or more portions are twisting and wrapping around each other. In order to fully harmonize and incorporate all the portions back together, they must all have the same spin speed and direction first.
Split chakras do not occur in everyone, but so far, I have seen them about 50% of the time in the chakra clearings. I have not yet seen more than one split chakra per person, however I am certain that it is possible to have multiple chakras that are split. If you have split chakra, you may not even notice it physically. You will notice it in your emotional state, because the split chakra is very much connected to a repressed emotion or memory that is simply too challenging to face. But, the good news is that once you are ready to release the suppressed energy, then a chakra clearing, or similar energy healing, can really do wonders for you, and help you release the energy for good.
Split chakras normally will have some side effects in the 5 or so days following the chakra clearing. It is because the repressed energy and emotion was popped out and released, and often the body will have a physical response of some kind to assist in this. Side effects depend on which chakra was split, and can include: headaches, dizziness, stuffy nose, earaches, sore throat, coughing, digestive distress, crying, and vivid dreams. Thankfully though, the body does not need to feel the exact emotion again, and really when you think about it, a few days of headaches to release lifetimes of trauma is a pretty good trade off!