Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Heart Chakra is the centre from which feelings of love emanate. It is also associated with other virtuous emotions, such as joy, happiness, honesty, respect, compassion, understanding, and generosity, and with loving oneself in a sincere, non-egotistic way. This is also the chakra through which we connect with others whom we love or have affection towards. Once forged, these links are very hard to break, which is why people suffer so much through the break-up of a relationship or the loss of a loved one
The color pink clearly correspond to the rose light of divine love, while the green signifies the lower or gross emotional body functioning of the heart centre, focusing on self, security, and attachment to physical and emotional possessions, the white signifies spiritual purity.
The heart chakra is very important in spiritual healing, since all energy is metabolized through the chakras travels up the body and into the heart chakra, before moving out through the body for healing.
When the heart centre has been fully opened, it becomes the channel for Universal Love; what the Buddhists call Mahakaruna or "the Great Compassion", and esoteric Christians and Theosophists the "Christ Consciousness". Once opened, the Higher Self or Immortal Divine Soul is able to work through this centre. This is probably why in so many cultures the heart is said to be the seat of the soul.
Sanskrit Name: anahata
Color: green, pink
Key Word: love
Soul Lesson: forgiveness, unconditional love, letting go, trust, compassion
Gemstones: malachite, emerald, aventurine, rose quartz, kunzite.
Essential Oils: rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, peppermint and Rosewood
Physical: heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
Bach Flower Essences: Holly, Poppy, California Wild Rose
Note: F, F#
Astrological sign: Libra, Taurus
• warmth, sincerity and happiness
• strong connection to all of life
• compassion and willingness to help
• peaceful and balanced
• anti-social and withdrawn
• critical and judgmental
• loneliness and isolation
• feel rejected
• lack of empathy
• I am an open channel for divine love
• I open my heart and share it with others
• I love who I am
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Solar Plexus Chakra, or Manipura, is associated with the color yellow. This is the area which defines our "self-esteem". The personality that develops during puberty is housed in this chakra....otherwise known as the "EGO". Anyone experiencing dysfunction of the third chakra is having difficulty obtaining or maintaining his/her own "personal power". This intuitive chakra is where we get our "gut instincts" that signal us to do or not to do something. Strong self-esteem is a required for developing intuitive skills.
Key Word: self
Soul Lesson: acceptance of your place in the life stream. (self-love)
Gemstones: gold, citrine, amber, golden topaz agate, chrysoprase,
lithium, smokey quartz, turquoise, malachite, tigers eye, yellow calcite.
Essential Oils: cassia, peppermint, lemongrass, lemon balm, juniper, amber.
Physical: upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, gallbladder, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Bach Flower Essences: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Wild Rose,
Olive, White Chestnut, Mustard, Chestnut Bud.
Mantra: ram or aum.
Astrological sign: Scorpio & Aries
Petals: 10 .
Open and Balanced: You have a deeply fulfilling emotional life [Brennan, p.75]. You take an expansive, outgoing, and sociable attitude to the world. You are able to feel the sweetness of life, and have a sense of belonging and fitting in perfectly in the universe. You feel daring and confident and able to take. This is the chakra associated with the leader, the explorer, and the charismatic extrovertive individual.
Overactive: You are ruled by ambition, pride, fear, love of fame, desires and passions, and likes and dislikes, you are overly concerned with their place in life and their relation with others; you may crave the company of other people and be unable to cope or amuse yourself on your own.
Malfunctioning: You are easily overwhelmed by emotions or caught up by astral forces, and may suffer from delusions and schizophrenia.
Blocked: You tend to block your emotions, or feel only superficial emotions, you may feel only negative emotions such as anxiety, panic, or worry. You may be closed to spiritual energies and unable to experience the sweetness and joy of life. You have a fear of change and are incapable of opening to greater things in life.
Monday, July 19, 2010
The Sacral Chakra, or Svadistana, governs: sexuality, creativity, emotions, anger, fear and instinct, perceptions concerning food or sex, feelings, women's power, female identity, and physical health.
Location: abdomen, female sex organs or under belly button, Spleen
Key Word: sensation
Soul Lesson: peace and wisdom.
Physical: kidneys, adrenals, flow of body fluids.
Gemstones: carnelian, tiger eye, orange calcite
coral, orange jasper, fire opal ,fire agate
Essential Oils: rose, jasmine, bergamot, cardamom, orange blossom, sandalwood, ylang ylang ,petigrain ,jasmine
Bach Flower Essences: agrimony, centaury, walnut, holly, larch, pine, elm, sweet chestnut, star of bethlehem, willow, oak.
Sound: latin american/ brazilian
Mantra: vam or o (home)
Balanced Energy: Shows concern for others, friendly, creative, intuitive,
good humored, balanced, desire for pleasure, vitality, sexual satisfaction,
discrimination and prosperity.
Excessive Overactive Energy: Explosive, aggressive, manipulative, self-serving . Selfish, arrogant, lustful, overly proud or conceited, highly strung emotionally, constant power seeking, treat with blue scarf or crystal and meditate on or visualize the color blue.
Deficient Under active Energy: Shy, timid, hides emotions, overly sensitive, emotionally hurt, guilt feelings. Mistrustful of others, introverted, unable to show emotions, worrying about what others think, anti-social.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
ROOT CHAKRA - Muladhara, Kundalini
Governs vigor, vitality, heredity, security, passion, feet, legs, and trust. Your relationship with money, home,and job. Primal feelings, will to live physical existence, our bodies and our health.
Key Word: survival
Soul Lesson: Service.
Element: earth, mineral kingdom
Gemstones: Garnet, Black tourmaline, Hematite, Ruby, Bloodstone, Black Onyx, Smoky Quartz, Red Jasper, Obsidian
Essential Oils: Clary Sage, Rosemary, Cedar wood, Clove, Frankincense, Rosewood, Cypress, Marjoram, Myrrh, Black Pepper, Ginger
Glands & Organs: Male reproduction organ, spine, blood, bladder, testes, vagina
Bach Flower Essences: Cerato, Scleranthus, Gentian, Gorse, Hornbeam and Wild Oat.
Sound: African, Cuban.
Mantra: lam or e as in red
Healthy Characteristics: grounded, centered, belonging, pride, fully alive, able to trust, independent, determined, trusts in self and others, secure, patient, constant, ambitious, passion, commitment, survival.
Too much energy: greedy, egotistic, domineering, bossy, addicted to wealth, high-strung, hyperactive, addicted to self, violent, dishonest, cunning.
Too little energy: can't reach goals, lack of confidence, feel unloved, not grounded, lacks confidence, suicidal, weak willed, feels sexually inadequate, fearful, frustrated, alienated, separate.
Treatments with color: place the appropriate vibrational tool over the chakra while gazing at, visualizing or meditating on the associated color.
Use Red for: depression, lack of energy, feeling ungrounded, shock, poor circulation, cold, impotence. Manipulative, overly cautious, power conscious, possessive, needing approval, craving excitement, overly tired, no energy.
Use Green to counter act Overactive symptoms: Physically aggressive, belligerent, impulsive, inability to recognize limits, hyperactive, reckless. Place a piece of green material or crystal on the chakra and/or gaze at or visualize the color emerald green.
Check out this Root Chakra Meditation video featuring the music of sound healer Johnathan Goldman.
In the next few weeks, I will be giving information about the 7 major Chakras of the human form. During this discourse, I will attempt to explain how the human energetic body looks and works. I will discuss various modalities used in regulating the Chakras and give instruction as to how to apply these modalities. Such modalities include: Crystal Therapy, Sound Therapy, Color Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Homeopathy. I will do my best to answer all questions and I will be sure to provide resources for you to find your own information. Namaste