Chakra Cleansing Shower Practice

January 1st, 2017 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

Chakra Cleansing Shower

To start out the new year, it is important to continue exploring ways to keep our chakras cleansed, balanced, and healthy.   Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., shares the following simple chakra cleansing technique in his book:  Shaman, Healer Sage – How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas.

Chakra Cleansing Shower

Chakra Cleansing Shower Practice

1.  Hold your left hand at the base of your spine.

2.  At the same time place the fingers of your right hand three or four inches above the location of the Root Chakra. (See illustration).

3.  Rotate the Root Chakra with the right hand fingertips in a circle, spinning the chakra counterclockwise three or four times. (imagine your body is the face of the clock).

4.  Rinse your fingers in the water.

5.  This eliminates the sludge and toxins that adhere to the walls of the chakra.

6.  Repeat for all seven chakras, making sure to rinse your fingers thoroughly after completing each chakra.  (The approximate location of the Sacral Chakra is the width of three fingers below the naval and the Solar Plexus is approximately the width of three fingers above the navel).

7.  Next go back to the Base Chakra and spin it clockwise three or four times.  Repeat for all seven chakras.

8.  This exercise increases the speed of the chakras, allowing each energy vortex to spin at its optimal frequency.

9.  These clean chakras are able to draw in natural energy to help keep us in exceptional health.

 

Tapping in the Joy

I have attended several of Donna Eden’s workshops and have enjoyed her and David Feinstein’s Energy Medicine Books.  Here is one of her simplest techniques to practice that can help reprogram your nervous system to be more joyful, uplifting and life-affirming:

Tapping IN joy & MoreTapping In The Joy Energy:

1.  Next time you feel joy, fabulous, and life is good reinforce this energy by “tapping in” this joy at your Third Eye located between your eyebrows just above the bridge of the nose.

2.  Tap with the middle finger of either hand using a steady beat for 10 to 12 seconds.  This “taps” your feeling of joy into the first acupuncture point of your nervous system.

Variations of this Powerful Energy:

1.  Recall a treasured moment in your life and “tap it in”.

2. Treasure your body.  Thank it for amazing service and gratitude, “tap it in”.

Tapping in The Joy Benefits

TAP!   TAP!   TAP!

Chakra Guide 101

August 2nd, 2016 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS | COLORS

 Chakra Guide 101

Today lets look at an overview of our seven major Energy Centers that we can fondly refer to as Chakra Guide 101.  The chart above shows the names, colors, and symbols of these Chakras.  The dancing figure below shows their location in the human body.  I have included a brief description about each individual Chakra, which hopefully will create an interest to discover more on the importance of our Chakra system.

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Vegetables/Fruits Ground Root Chaka

July 24th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS | COLORS

Eating Red Grounds Root Chakra

When we are feeling ungrounded, it is the best time to look at what foods will help balance our Root Chakra.  Author Deanna M. Minich, Ph.D.,C.N. shares a great deal of knowledge about the healing vibrations of food in her book Chakra Foods for Optimum Health.  She points out that root vegetables transfer grounding energy to our body through the Root Chakra.  Much like the conditions they grow in, root vegetables help us to nestle into our internal, lower core and become connected to earth’s vibration.

Root Vegetables Ground Root Chakra

Even though the author points out that root vegetables and red meat are the most effective grounding foods, red fruits and vegetables also provide the vibrational rate needed to restore our ability to ground.   What is so amazing is that this vibration can be absorbed visually by both looking at red fruits and vegetables as well as physically consuming them.

Vegetables/Fruit Ground Root Chakra

Remember when our mothers said to us as children, “Eat Your Vegetables”.  The author writes in her book, “If you are struggling with being grounded and feeling safe, eating foods to support these functions are beneficial.”  She suggests that we incorporate Root Chakra grounding foods at every meal so that our daily, earthly existence feels complete.Vegetables/Fruits Ground Root Chakra

Resolving 7th Chakra Negativity

May 4th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

Resolving Crown Chakra Negativity

The Crown Chakra is the most elevated chakra.  The chakras act as a ladder to healing, love, and spirituality, moving up to more refined spiritual energy of the Crown Chakra.  The Positive Archetype is The Guru.  Gurus are people who realize who they are.  They are a cultivation of grace, bliss, gratitude, and acknowledge divine intervention.  The Negative Archetype is the Egotist.  Egotists are people who think their efforts alone carry them through life.  They are arrogant, self-absorbed, and inflexible.

Resolving Crown Chakra Negativity

Location:  At the top of the head.

Function:  The Crown Chakra controls the pineal gland, which sits at the top of the midbrain below  the cerebral hemisphere.  It influences our deep inner cycles, such as sleep, happiness, and tranquility.  Its qualities are bliss, beauty, and spirituality.

Physical Body Energy:  The pineal gland produces melatonin and regulates our body clock.  This center eases physical & emotional pain by releasing endorphins.

Emotional Body Energy:  This energy center wants to cultivate bliss and surrender to ‘WHAT IS’.   This state of bliss is often called transcendence.

Mental Body Energy:  Crown Chakra opens the realm of higher thinking to us.  It develops holistic and universal principles of acceptance, respect, and knowing.

Working Through Crown Chakra Negativity (based on Ambika Wauters’ book, The Book of Chakras)Resovling Crown Chakra NEgativing

1.  Open your awareness to a higher power than your limited everyday self.

2.   There is a higher self, which can guide your way, and offer you love and protection.  Take the time to find this within yourself.

3.  Look inside yourself to discover who you are.  Release limited ideas of self so they fall away easily.

4.  Try not to identify with what has name and form.  This is limited and is not who you are.

5.  Read spiritually uplifting books.

6.  Avoid becoming entangled in situations or with people who reject peace.

7.  Explore your true beliefs about life.  Don’t accept what has been handed to you without knowing whether it is right.

8.  Direct your awareness inward for a moment every day to connect with the part of you that is eternal and indelible.  It will guide you through your life if you allow it to.

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Resolving 6th Chakra Negativity

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

Resolving Brow Chakra Negativity

The Brow Chakra seeks meaning, truth, and freedom.  Wisdom, discernment, knowledge, and intuition are all qualities of this chakra.  The Positive Archetype is the Wise Person.  Wise people offer the best of their life experience to assist others along the path of growth.  The Negative Archetype is the Intellectual.  This is a person who draws on information from the limited resources of rational, analytic thinking without incorporating either the emotional or spiritual aspects of life.

Resolving Brow Chakra NegativityLocation:  Between the eyebrows, referred to as the Third Eye Chakra.

Function:  It is the control center for the mind. The Brow or “Third Eye” Chakra is the seat of intuition and clairvoyance.  Also this chakra has to do with self reflection and knowing.

Physical Body Energy:  Associated with the pituitary gland, eyes, sinuses, base of skull, temporal lobes. It provides energy to the brain which allows the mind to be active and positive.

Emotional Body Energy:  Regulates our emotional responses.  Gives us permission to experience our feelings—choosing when it is appropriate to express how we feel.

Mental Body Energy: The Brow Chakra formulates our mentality.  It is where we develop understanding for limitations of our own and those of others.   This energy center cultivates forgiveness and gratitude.

Working Through Brow Chakra Negativity (based on Ambika Wauters’ book, The Book of Chakras)Resolving Brow Chakra Negativity

1.  Allow your mind to relax.  Overuse leads to worry and obsessions.

2.  Be aware when you are tired and weary.  Do something positive for yourself.

3.  Be willing to move past quick fixes and shallow superficial solutions.

4.  Question anything or any person who negates your innate worth, sense of freedom, or beauty.  Note any abusive patterns in your life and tell yourself, “Never Again.”

5.  Look for the good in each person and each situation.  Make a choice to be as positive and loving as you know how to be.

6.  Stop comparing yourself with others.  Find what is unique about you.

7.  Meet like-minded people by taking courses and workshops to help resolve any fear and loneliness.  Enjoy Uplifting and inspirational books and movies.

8.  Look in the mirror daily and feel love for yourself.

Resolving Crown Chakra Negativity Tomorrow Completes the Seven Major Chakras

Resolving 5th Chakra Negativity

May 2nd, 2016 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

Resolving Throat Chakra Negativity

The Throat Chakra has to do with self expression and communication.  It is the first energetic center that differentiates man from all other life forms.  The Positive Archetype is The Communicator.  Communicators tell the truth to the best of their ability.  The Negative Archetype is The Silent Child.  This is a person who has suppressed  expressiveness because of fear or shame.

Resolving Throat Chakra Negativity

Location:  The internal and external throat

Function:  This center governs the thyroid and controls our ability to communicate our thoughts.  Throat Chakra acts as a container for vital energy, keeping it intact from becoming stagnant or draining away.

Physical Body Energy:  Controls metabolism — affects physical and mental development.  Associated body parts are throat, mouth, teeth, jaw, and ears.

Emotional Body Energy:  Releasing feelings through expressing self.  This includes crying, shouting, laughing, and saying that you are not happy, comfortable, or pleased.

Mental Body Energy:  Having a clear sense that expressing your truth is your key to individuality.  Speaking the truth, not gossiping, lying, or exaggerating.

Working Through Throat Chakra Negativity (based on Ambika Wauters’ book, The Book of Chakras)

1.  Make a commitment to be as truthful as you can in all situations.

2.  Allow your creative spirit to manifest in every activity where you feel comfortable expressing yourself.

3.  Watch levels of substance abuse such as smoking, drugs—both medical/ recreational, overeating, and drinking.  They weaken the will and destroy the Throat Chakra.

4.  Be careful what you say about others.  Gossip can cause damage to others as well as to yourself.

5.  Build your credibility by coming from your integrity.  People will respect you.

6.  Listen to your feelings.  Know what is true for you.

7.  Listen to what is good, truthful, loving, and kind.  It helps to keep your ears sensitive and open.

8.  Speak clearly and mean what you say.  Your communication counts.

Resolving Brow Negativity Tomorrow!

 

Resolving 4th Chakra Negativity

April 27th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

Revolving Heart Chakra Negativity

Heart Chakra operates on the physical as well as the emotional and energetic planes.  The Positive Archetype is The Lover—a person of generosity, openness, compassion, and good will.   The Negative Archetype is The Actor/Actress—a person whose love is conditional.  Their relationships suffer because they have not developed a capacity to hold love in their hearts.

Resolving Heart Chakra Negativity

 Location:  Middle of chest.

Function:  It functions both physically and emotionally to keep the life force alive.  The heart organ carries the life blood through the body and the Heart Chakra moves love through our lives.

Physical Body Energy:  It is essential to our physical supply of energy and vitality through the Thymus Gland, known for building our immunity from pain and disease.

Emotional Body Energy:  The Heart Chakra is the center of love.  It opens us to experience love for ourselves and others.  It lets us feel compassion, joy, and peace.

Mental Body Energy:  Holds ideas and attitudes of happiness, joy, delight, and knowing what makes our heart sing.  The more we love ourselves and accept the wounds of human fragility, the more our love for others grow.

Working Through Heart Chakra Negativity  (based on Ambika Wauters’ book, The Book of Chakras)Resolving Heart Chakra Negativity

1.  Finding the love for oneself, in spite of whatever may have happened, brings healing and releases the past.

2.  Being able to forgive the past, including those who were hurtful, abusive, or destructive, helps keep the heart open.

3.  Accept the present as the point of power where love can heal our wounds and restore our sense of wholeness.

4.  Remember our spiritual purpose is to allow ourselves to be loved.

5.  Learning to accept ourselves as we are, without pride or pretense, keeps the heart open and allows good to come to us.

6.  Make a list of what makes your heart sing.

7.  Commit yourself to the process of reanimating  joy by doing what you love with people you love.

8.  Seeing the good in even the worst situations and the most difficult of people helps keep the heart energy alive.

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Resolving 3rd Chakra Negativity

April 26th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

Resolving Solar Plexus Chakra Negativity

The Solar Plexus is the center of personal identity.  It has to do with self-definition and confidence.  The Positive Archetype is the Warrior.  Warriors have the inner strength and resilience to see their dreams materialize.  The Negative Archetype is the Servant.  Servants work hard for others’ acknowledgement.  They sabotage themselves by giving their power to others.

Resolving Solar Plexus NegativityLocation:  Directly below the sternum—two inches above the navel.

Function:  This energy center houses willpower and self-esteem.  Solar Plexus Chakra rules all aspects of our personality and ego.  Ultimately it helps us choose what and who are for our highest good.

Physical Body Energy:  Pancreas filters energy into our vital organs so that they can break down nutrients for digestion on the physical level with food and on the mental level with ideas.

Emotional Body Energy:  Self-worth, confidence, and power.  These emotions help us take a stand four ourselves.  If we are comfortable with our power, we will act confidently and exercise freedom of choice in most matters.

Mental Body Energy:  Attitudes of being well with ourselves, knowing our worth, and linking into personal power.

Working Through Solar Plexus Chakra Negativity (based on Ambika Wauters’ book, The Book of Chakras)Resolving Solar Plexus Negativity

1.  Develop a sense of your own person.

2.  Know that who you are is always the same, even in a variety of circumstances.

3.  Create your own sense of personality that lets others know who you are.

4.  Following the crowd may be safe but it will always be limiting and stultifying.

5.  Spend time alone with yourself.  Learn to cultivate your own friendship.

6.  Ask yourself if you are worthy of the life you say you want.

7.  Discover your talents and gifts.

8.  Try new things. Experience of self develops from placing yourself in opportunity situations.

9.  Travel and exploration help define you in the face of adversity and challenge.

10.  Learn to recognize character and integrity in yourself and others.

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Resolving 2nd Chakra Negativity

April 25th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS

Resolving Sacral Chakra Negativity

The Sacral Chakra has to do with life, vitality, self-gratification, and passion.  Sacral’s Positive  Archetype is The Emperor/Empress:  A person who enjoys pleasure, abundance, and enjoyment.  Negative Archetype is The Martyr:  Martyrs deprive themselves of the simple physical pleasures of life.  They are critical, sour, and condemning.

Resolving Sacral Chakra Negativity

Location:  Two inches below the navel.

Function:  The Sacral Chakra’s function is contingent upon the degree we care for and value our own being.  If we feel deserving of good things around us, this chakra opens to receive pleasure and abundance.  If we doubt our right to receive pleasure, this chakra becomes depleted.  It also controls the appetite, and its lesson revolves around knowing what is enough.

Physical Body Energy:   The reproductive organs, which control sexual development.

Emotional Body Energy:  Pleasure, feeling good, deservedness, joy, or feeling bad, envious, and not caring for your body.

Mental Body Energy:  Attitudes of having enough, knowing that you deserve the life you want, enjoyment/well-being, delighting in good health, and distain for suffering.

Working Through Sacral Chakra Negativity (based on Ambika Wauters’ book, The Book of Chakras)Resolving Sacral Chakra Negativity

1.  Honor the physical body by giving it enough food, water, rest, and exercise.

2.  Respect the limits of the physical body. Do not become trapped in obsessive acts of exertion and pushing the body beyond its natural limits.

3.  Accept your need for pleasure.  Create enough good experiences to replenish the spirit as well as the body.

4.  Acknowledge the powerful force of human sexuality.  Know what one’s values are regarding it.

5.  Respect the physical world by keeping order, cleanliness, and beauty around your home, office, and places of recreation.

6.  Reflect upon physical energy you put into earning money and the ways that you make financial decisions.

7.  Know that you have appetites and needs.  Give them a place in your experience.

8.  Treat yourself to the joys of life.  Know that you deserve what you say you want.

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