An important piece of chakra healing is the willingness to know ourselves including the shadow sides. For healing to occur, we need to keep an open mind, release any judgments and if necessary make amends. Rumi’s following poem is a wonderful beginning to Chakra Healing
THE GUEST HOUSE
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought,
the shame, the malice.
Meet them at the door laughing
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
~ Jelaluddin Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks)