These are the last three areas of the Emotional Energy Centers of the Body to be covered.  Previous posts looked at the Root Chakra’s attributes along with appropriate healing gemstones, colors, and affirmations.

rootchakrasurvivalcenterOn the EEC diagram the Survival Center deals with survival issues such as feeling we won’t survive a life-threatening event, violation related to surviving (accidents, abuse, violence, rape), and first year of life-basic creativity.  The Rejection area is on the right side of the body across from the Root Chakra and holds abandonment issues, criticism, judgment by others, self-rejection, and pain in the heart.  On the left side of the body across from the Root Chakra is the Betrayal Area and holds feelings of betrayal by someone trusted and self-betrayal.

One can release negative energies from these areas by writing down your emotions on a piece of paper and symbolically burn them away.  You want to keep the Root Chakra balanced and energized.  This might be the best time after writing down your emotions to connect with your inner child and dance.   Dancing, stomping and jogging into place balances and energizes the Root Chakra and can be great fun especially think tribal type dancing or belly dancing!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

The area around the Sacral Chakra is also referred to on the EEC diagram as the Sexuality-Creativity Center or the Old Stuff Center.  The emotional issues that  possibly need healing in this emotional center could be:  relationship issues, childhood conditioning, violation of body and personal space, something done to us – taken from us without permission or sexual disturbance.   I have found working with women that this chakra requires a great deal of attention.

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I have covered the Sacral Chakra in several categories and

highly recommend that you revisit

   Sacral Chakras,

 Carnelian Therapy,

Sacral Chakra Affirmations.

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The spleen is a part of the body’s lymphatic system, located just under the rib cage on the left side of the body.  It is adversely affected by negative emotions such as unworthiness, pensiveness, anxiety, lack of acceptance, self-judgment and depression which can affect the entire abdominal area.

The Stomach 36 Acupressure point is considered a general tonic point that increases the vitality in the body as a whole and strengthens st36forstrenghteningspleenandstomachthe spleen and stomach.

Location:   Four finger widths below the kneecap on the outside edge of the leg bone (tibia).

Technique:  Place fingers behind the leg for support and locate acupoint with the thumb.  Apply acupressure angled slightly downwards towards foot.  Repeat for other leg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letting Go of Anger-Affirmations

December 29th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS

lettinggoofangeraffirmationsThere is nothing wrong with being angry with someone or something.  Holding onto anger is harmful to you.  When you are able to release anger and the negative emotions held in the liver,  it is replaced with a sense of peace and relief.  I have listed here some positive affirmations for releasing anger, so if this is something that feels right for you start plunging away:

I RELEASE ANGER and negative emotions to let the joys of life flow through me.

I replace my destructive emotions with peace and contentment through forgiveness.

I respect and love myself enough to let go of anger and live in peace.

My angry past is healed with forgiveness.

I forgive and act with understanding and compassion.

 

 

 

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The Anger Area (Liver) can hold anger at self and others, jealousy and resentment.  Traditional Chinese Medicine states anger stagnation in liver can lead to headaches, dizziness, and other health symptoms.  One can help relieve stored up anger by chanting the healing sound for liver which is “shhhhhh” combined with  the energy color of green.   Let’s start:

Take a full inhalation and chant on the exhalation ‘ssshhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu,’ extending the healing sound for as long as you can.  Repeat this exercise  3 – 6 times, releasing stress, anger, or heat held in the liver.  When you have completed the chanting, visualize sending kindness and gratitude to your liver infused with a healing green light flowing into your liver.

 

 

The energy of the EEC Power Center is about your personal power and self esteem, manifestation, creativity and feeling centered.  Here are some of the affirmations I have selected from various sources for the Solar Plexus Chakra or your Power Center.  What a better time to wrap up 2012 and start planning to bring in 2013 with one or more of the following affirmations:

affirmationsforpowercenterforwomenI fully step into my power now and trust my inner voice. 

I am worthy of love, kindness, and respect. 

I choose the best for myself and I honor myself.

I appreciate my strengths and I direct my life.

I release old and welcome in the new.

I release all pressure and burdens.

I am at peace with myself.

I am fullfilled and calm.

Amber For Our Power Center (Solar Plexus)

December 26th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

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Our Power Center (EEC Diagram) is located in the Solar Plexus chakra region of our body.  This can also be referred to as the Fear Center.  This center can struggle between feeling very powerful and self-assured to feeling fear and hesitant about self-worth.   If you find yourself in one of those hesitant times, focus on making empowered choices.  One of the more simple choices would be to find some yellow gemstones that resonate with you.  By wearing these powerful gems, or having them in the room with you, at your desk, holding while relaxing, or placing on your solar plexus while meditating, are all ways to increase the positive flow of energy.

Amber is listed as one of the strongest stones for the Power Center;  even though Amber is listed and sold as a gemstone it is actually fossilized resin.   Amber’s healing properties are: powerful sense of health and healing, balancing the emotions, clearing the mind, releasing negative energy, and easing stress by clearing phobias and fears.  All of the following yellow stones can be used with the Power Center of the Body:  citrine, topaz, apatite, yellow calcite, rutilated quartz, tiger’s eye and any other yellow or yellow-green stones that are attracting you!

 

 

children'sbookshelpreduceadultstressToday while doing some research on relieving holiday stress I found this lovely book by Lori Lite called Sea Otter Cove.  It is a relaxation story, introducing breathing to decrease anxiety, stress, anger and help promote peaceful sleep.  You don’t have to be a child to receive benefits from following what the sea child told the sea otter.  She recommended: the sea otter to breathe in through his nose and out through his nose.  He was to focus all of his attention on the tip of his nose.  They did the breathing together – breathing in 2, 3, 4…out 2, 3, 4, in 2, 3, 4…out 2, 3, 4.  I have been practicing this exercise for 3 weeks and it has helped my irregular sleep patterns and stress.

One of my favorite things to do especially during the holidays is read a children’s classic.  I was told years ago that this is a great stress reliever for adults.  I remember the first classic I reread was ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.  Can you remember one of your favorite stories?  YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY  REREADING IT!  I promise you will truly enjoy the experience.

 

acupressureongv26forbrain/mentalfunctionAcupressure is another self-care technique for promoting a balanced healthy body and helping to prevent disease.  With this  acupressure exercise you will be working on the Governor Vessel Meridian acupoint 26 (see diagram).  The location is just under the nose, in the middle of the groove above the lip.  In order to perform this acupressure workout, use your nail or tip of the index or middle finger to apply mild pressure in a vertical direction for approximately 30 seconds.  Breathe freely and visualize a clear mind with sharp mental functioning.  Here is a word of caution: take care not to stimulate this point too hard if you have high blood pressure, and stop immediately if you start to feel unwell or uncomfortable.  Advantages:  Helps to invigorate mental alertness and brain function.  In addition, it helps in concentrating and enhances memory.  It can also prevent or relieve faintness and ease back pain.

 

 

Heart Center Affirmations

December 19th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS

I personally have discovered with myself and clients the value of using affirmations in personal healing.   Many times words have created emotional pain for us so it makes complete sense that words can also help heal the pain.  It is very difficult for many to actually repeat positive statements to themselves because they don’t believe.  There is a saying that is used so often in the 12 step programs “Fake it till you Make it.”  I encourage you to find affirmations that speaks to you and then begin to use them.  Here is a list of suggested Heart Center/Heart Chakra affirmations:

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I ACCEPT MY VULNERABILITY

I LOOK BACK ON THE PAST AND FORGIVE

I GIVE FREELY AND EXPECT NOTHING IN RETURN

I AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE CHALLENGES THAT HELPED ME TO TRANSFORM AND OPEN TO LOVE

I ANCHOR MY HEART IN TRUTH

I LOVE WHO I AM

I OPEN MYSELF UP TO THE HEALING POWERS OF LOVE