Your Chakras are living things. That's right. I said LIVING. Think of them like the organs in your body. Living, with a single function that they serve. And like the organs of your body they can get overworked and under attended to.
Your Chakras are to the energy system what you internal organs are to the body.
But they have a different level of intelligence and a much higher functions. Because they represent different aspects of consciousness, you can actually hold a conversation with them.