Each of the 7 chakras is like a portal in your energy field. They can be blocked, jagged, over active or underactive. If they are blocked or out of balance the energy can’t flow freely which results in certain mental, physical & emotional issues. So how can you figure out which of your chakras is unbalanced or blocked and what can you do to heal this?
Chakra 0 Foot Chakra- Walking in life purpose. These are small circles of light in the centre of our feet (just under our toes), are small but I would say the most IMPORTANT as it is this is a place where our divine energy returns to the mother earth source energy. They work in combination with the base chakra (chakra 1), along with other minor chakras in the legs to create a stable foundation for our physical existence. When they function properly, the feet chakras ensure a constant flow of communication and connection with the energy grids of the Earth to the rest of the chakras and our physical and energy bodies,you will feel more confident and secure in our body. It also works as the doorway to your life purpose connecting you to the centre of the earth and akashic records. When unbalanced it can cause restlessness, a general feeling of uncertain, un-groundedness, in scarcity and lack, get distracted during your meditation or your daily spiritual work. To balance walk in nature bare foot, stand in one place and feel your connection the mother earth, feel the ground against your feet. Walk in places where you can feel the grass between your toes. With the power of visualization imagine the chakra opening and connecting to the Mother Earth.
Chakra 1 Root/Base Chakra – Blocks or an unbalance in the Root Chakra can make us feel insecure, scared and anxious. Physical symptoms like low back pain is usually the first symptom (can include sciatica) I know when my root chakra is out of balance because my varicose veins start to throb in my legs.Think of your root chakra as your base, it is linked to how secure you are feeling in your life. So if you’re moving home or unsure of where you will move, then your root chakra will probably be unbalanced. Unless you feel fully connected to your ‘spirit’ in where you trust in where the universe is taking you and flow with it. This is another level of awareness and consciousness.To help open up this chakra, you can try to face your fears , deal with them and let go. To feel more grounded and safe, try walking barefoot, dance, eat root/red vegetables. Wear red. Affirmations “No matter what is going on around me, I feel safe, I am grounded and I belong.’
Crystals like red jasper, smoky quartz, black obsidian, or black tourmaline gemstones to aid you in your times of despair and detachment.
Essentail oil singles to use are: Ginger, Cedarwood, Cypress. Blends to use are: Valor, Abundance, Grounding.
Chakra 2 Sacral Chakra- If the Sacral Chakra is blocked or unbalanced, we feel guilty, numb, lack of emotions self-sabotageand sexual satisfaction. We will find lack of creativity and authenticity. It can manifest physically as urinary or bladder infections. For women it is can cause Irregular menstrual cycle, & PMS. Most mothers I work with have blocks here normally linked to guilt. To balance this chakra, take a closer look at the situations that bother you, feel into whether you can fix anything and relax about those that you have no control over. An open, balanced sacral chakra allows you to experience intimacy and love freely and fully, to be honest and non-judgmental about your desires, and to live as your authentic self without fear. Surround yourself with beauty and take your time to enjoy the things you like, sing & dance! Wear Orange. Affirmations “I am enough, I let feelings flow through me in healthy ways.” Essential oil singles: Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Clary Sage. Blends: Peace & Calming, Inner Child, Forgiveness, Harmony.
Chakra 3 – Solar Plexus Chakra- Your Power Centre! When it is blocked/ unbalanced we feel insecure, frustrated; are afraid of being rejected. Physically it can manifest as gut issues, feeling sick in the stomach. To balance this chakra, choose to empower yourself and boost self-confidence. The message of the third chakra is: You have the power to choose. You can choose to achieve your life purpose or you can live out your karma or past experiences. Spend more time in the air, take pride in how you look, take up some physical activity and notice the progress you make. Affirmations like, “I am powerful”, “I stand up for myself and what I believe in”. Wear Yellow. Essential Oil singles: Lavender, Bergamot, Ginger. Blends: Harmony, Acceptance, Release.
Chakra 4 Heart Chakra -Represents our ability to love and be loved, to enjoy what we love. If it is blocked it can manifest into complicated relationships, tragic losses and loneliness often block our Heart Chakra. Physically an imbalanced heart chakra you may experience the following symptoms : Heart Palpitations, chest pain, poor circulation, high/low blood pressure. The heart chakra can be hard to heal for some, after some painful relationships, we tend to put up walls around our hearts. You can gradually balance it by focusing on the positive things in life, noticing the people who love you and need you, and being grateful for what you have. Start a gratitude diary (I talk about that in my E-book here) Affirmations like “I am an infinite being full of Divine Love, which I give freely and openly accept from others.” Working as a volunteer, meeting new people and helping them is another way to start to open your Heart Chakra. The Heart chakra’s element is air – sitting outside and feeling the breeze upon your skin, allowing your heart to feel it can be very beneficial. Because the colour green is around us in the trees and in the grass, going out walking, or laying in the grass and allowing the heart to feel it, can begin to bring it into balance. Eat green vegetables/Wear green.
Essential Oil singles: Rose, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus. Blends: Joy, Acceptance, Humility.
Chakra 5 Throat Chakra- If this chakra has an imbalance it will usually manifest into self-expression problems, deception, manipulative communication, lies. Physical manifestations can occur around the thyroid, parathyroid, vocal cord, esophagus, mouth, teeth, neck, trachea, cervical vertebrae of the spine, shoulders and arms. This chakra represents our ability to communicate clearly and to speak our truth. The key to healing your fifth chakra is to be honest with yourself and others. Sing, keep a diary, write a blog – do things that stimulate your ability to communicate with yourself and with the world. Affirmation ” I speak freely and with confidence. It is now safe for me to express my feelings and to create the life I desire. Everything I do is an expression of Love.” Essential Oil singles: Lemon, Tea Tree, Lavender, Bergamot. Blends: Hope, Valor, Believe
Chakra 6 Third Eye- Any blockages can manifest into trouble concentrating, illusions, remembering things, ear aches, headaches, depression, insomnia. When this chakra is in balance with your other chakras, you will begin opening up to Universal Knowledge and truly understand that you are the Creator of your Reality! You will experience Higher states of consciousness, allowing you to astral travel, have out of body experiences, and receive messages from your Spirit Guides, Angels and other Enlightened Beings. You will be very intuitive, have a great memory, and will be able to learn without a problem. Try clearing your Third Eye Chakra by meditation (focus on the space between your eyebrows as you meditate). This chakra is linked to our ideas, dreams, goals, values and our “self” image all begin here. Do eye exercises and find the time for relaxed horizon- or star-gazing and mindful concentration. Affirmations like “I can see and think clearly, I see that all is well in my world.” “I am the creator of my reality and my dreams are coming true.” I am one with the vibration of the Infinite potential of the Universe.” Crystals: Purple fluorite, amethyst, clear quartz, blue aventurine, blue tourmaline. Essential Oil singles: Clary Sage, Helichrysum, Lavender, White Angelica. Blends: Awaken, Dream catcher, Transformation, Three Wise Men.
Chakra 7 Crown Chakra- If your Crown Chakra is blocked unbalanced, you may feel indecisive; worry that your life is meaningless and suffer from depression. Physically sensitive to light and suffer from migraines or headaches. It is linked to pineal gland, pituitary gland. This chakra is negatively affected when we get too attached to material things and lose the ability to let go. When this chakra is in balance you will have a great intuitive knowledge, and will be very wise. You will be aware of your spiritual self and be selflessly devoted to the well-being of others because you see them as a part of you, rather than as separate. To start healing, meditate or chanting “Om”, do more of those things that make you feel peaceful. Learn to think of yourself as a part of the Universe, connected to everyone & everything (as opposed to, for example, feeling separated & alone). Affirmations like “I trust the universe has my back.”I trust my inner knowing and ‘spirit’ to guide me through life.” Crystals: Amethyst, celestite, obsidian, selenite, blue sapphire, clear quartz. Essential Oil singles: Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender. Blends: Three wise Men, Gathering, Inspiration.
This of course was just an over view of the chakras but I hope you enjoyed it! You can keep your chakras open through daily meditation, just like a shower you have to keep your physical body clean, your energy body also needs a clean! Your body loves you so much to show you that you have these blockages by manifesting it into your physical body. What’s more, they tend to appear simultaneously as they are all linked. If this is new to you, don’t expect these issues to disappear over night (unless they do!) Some times these blocks have occured over many years and take time to clear. Just knowing about it will help and making an intention to open them will too. No matter how small you are in the face of the universe, you are important, you have the power to fine-tune your life to fully enjoy the peace and harmony you deserve and you were born with!
Written by Priscilla Bradshaw
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