Chakra Monday: Your Throat Chakra

The throat is the center of communication, both verbal and nonverbal. The first of the upper three chakras, which deal more in the spiritual realm rather than the physical. Unlike the lower four, the boundaries here are harder to define. This chakra allows us to find our voice, governs our ability to express ourselves creatively and speak with integrity and truth.

Here we ask ourselves questions like; Is there something I need to say? Are there words stuck in my throat? Does this life reflect my best self? The practice here is about giving ourselves room to understand and explore our needs and desires. Perhaps we are stuck in a story that tells us we are inadequate or unworthy of such happiness and beauty – but that is a trick of the mind. Start to move away from this and create a new one by sitting quietly and listening for truth beneath the doubt.

Location: Throat, ears, mouth, neck, shoulders.

Color: Blue.

Mantra: I clear a path for truth.

Element: Sound, vibration.

When in balance: We are vibrating at a high frequency and understand that our words are powerful. We have created a meaningful life around our highest intentions and are able to express ourselves without hesitation and with kindness. We take time and space to listen to others and it’s important to us that they feel heard. Our words are rooted in truth and flow naturally, making most interactions pleasant.

When out of balance: We have trouble finding our voice and therefore find it difficult to communicate openly and effectively. Often we feel anxiety, guilt, shame, or fear around speaking our truth. When out of balance we tend to talk too much, project fears onto others and have trouble listening. We are not confident in our ability to create and manifest our dreams in the physical world.

I hope these practices clear the path for you to live out your dreams;


Yes! Singing is one of the best ways to purify and clear the throat chakra. So sing in the shower or kick it old school and grab a hairbrush, stand in front of your mirror and belt it out! You may be surprised how healing this simple and fun practice can be.

Say what you need to say.

Be honest with yourself. Is there something you need to say to someone in your life? Or yourself? Something you are holding onto that has been bugging you? It may seem difficult but holding fear or resentment inside can be damaging to our spirit. Get it out! There are ways to approach a difficult conversation that make it less uncomfortable. Try using “I” statements instead of “you” or write out what you wish to say beforehand so you have a bit of a blueprint. Be honest and respectful – the relationship just may be better off in the long run.


Create something, and don’t be afraid to color outside the lines. Let yourself splatter paint on a canvas or draw in a coloring book. (Yes, a coloring book — I am so serious.) Art is incredibly healing – remember, creating is another form of meditation. It allows us to surpass the mind and connect with the soul.

Art by Mitchell Hoffmaster


Forth Chakra Heart Chakra Anahata Chakra


The Forth Chakra, often referred to as the Heart Chakra or the Anahata Chakra is physically positioned at the heart region. Traditionally, this chakra is represented as a green flower with twelve petals which match the vrittis of lust, fraud, indecision, repentance, hope, anxiety, longing, impartiality, arrogance, incompetence, discrimination and defiance.

Anahata is associated with the ability to make decisions outside of the realm of karma. In Manipura and below, man is bound by the laws of karma, and the fate he has in store for him. In Anahata, one is making decisions, ‘following your heart’, based upon one’s higher self, and not from the unfulfilled emotions and desires of lower nature. The wish-fulfilling tree, kalpa taru, resides here, symbolizing the ability to manifest whatever you wish to happen in the world.

It is also associated with love and compassion, charity to others, and forms of psychic healing.

Anahata is the seat of the Jivatman, and Para Shakti.

It is associated with the following:

  • Deities: Vayu (Hindu lord of the wind), Isha and Kakini
  • Element: Air
  • Color: Green
  • Animal: Antelope
  • Body Parts: Heart, Skin, Lungs, Thymus, Blood, Lymph, Immune System
  • Planet: Venus

Heart Chakra PositionAbout

In kundalini yoga, anahata is awoken and balanced through practices including asanas, pranayamas, and the practice of ajapa japa (repetition of a sacred mantra). It is purified through the process of bhakti (devotion).

In the endocrine system, Anahata is associated with the thymus gland, located in the chest. This gland produces white blood cells, that combat disease, and bring equilibrium to the body.

Many Western occultists associate this central chakra with the central sephirah, Tiphereth, in the kabbalistic tree of life. Christian kabbalists in particular associate this sephirah with love, healing and Jesus Christ as God the Son.

Problem Symptoms

When energy is not flowing freely from this chakra there is a disruption of love, balance, harmony, peace, brotherhood, hope, growth and healing. When the chakra is blocked there is an inability to express any deep emotions including joy, fear, sadness and serenity. Diseases associated with this chakra imbalance include tuberculosis, arrhythmias, hypertension, coronary heart disease, asthma, high cholesterol, breast (cancer and fibromas), shoulder and esophagus problems, selfishness, and envy. Excessive yang leads to insensitivity. Excessive yin leads to hypersensitivity or the feeling of emptiness. This is the master control center for regulating the emotions.


This chakra is fed by finding your passion and following your heart. Have faith, find ways to express yourself and practice appreciation, balancing giving and receiving ,and forgiveness of yourself.

Sadly, we have ALL experienced the pain of being hurt, trashed, and beaten-up. One of my favorite sayings is by Gandhi: “The person who has experienced great pain and sorrow, is able to have more compassion for those who are suffering”. A closed heart chakra is from too much self-absorption, self-focus, and self-pity. Get beyond yourself! Get involved with others. Volunteer at your church, or within a social organization that needs help. At this chakra level you need to become aware of the “vibrations, magnetism, or resonance” that you feel when you are around others. Spirit will begin to provide you with “synchronicities” that will attract or direct you to people or events that are beneficial for your evolution as a soul.

Crystals and Gems

Crystals and/or gem elixirs which may help balance out the forth chakra: Adamite, Agate, Adventurine (Green), Alexandrite, Apophyllite, Beryl (Pink), Bloodstone (Green), Calcite (Lime Green), Carnelian, Celestite, Charoite, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Cobalt-Calcite, Coral (Pink), Danburite (all chakras), Diamonds (all chakras), Dioptase, Emerald, Garnet (Green), Gold, Kunzite (Pink Spodumene), Lepidolite, Malachite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Opal, Peridot (Olivine), Pyrite, Quartz-Clear (all chakras), Quartz (Rose), Quartz (Rutilated), Topaz (Blue), Tourmaline (Watermelon, Green and Rubilite), Rhodonite, Ruby, Variscite, Zircon (all chakras).


This chakra is ruled by Venus; it corresponds to the “heart”. Your ability to love (both loving to others, and being able to receive expressions of love from others) acts as a “FULCRUM” between the lower 3 chakras of self-awareness, and the upper 3 chakras of your awareness of yourself in response to others. This chakra of “balance” is the first place where we are able to recognize that there is more to life than meets the eye, and we are able to perceive higher, spiritual realms. In yogic texts, this chakra is noted as the “sound of one hand clapping”. Think about it, when you express acts of love, you do so without the thought of reward. The “reward” is that your action made yourself and others feel good.

People who have suffered emotional hurts and wounding tend to block their Forth Chakras. They are afraid to make themselves “vulnerable”. This is a deliberate act of creating an “emotional wall” as a method of self-protection.


Chakra Series: Vishuddha – The Throat Chakra

Written by Algoth’s Grove

“A whisper of authenticity is more powerful and longer lasting than a booming voice of ego. A whisper of authentic expression can transform the world, it can turn a single loaf of bread into food for thousands, and it can heal the masses.”

Colour: Blue

Mantra: HAM

Number of Lotus Petals: 16

Organs / Body Parts: Throat, mouth, nose, neck, teeth

Gland: Thyroid, Parathyroid

Crystals: Celestite, Sodalite, Blue lace Agate, Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli

Oils: Bergamot, Blue Chamomile (German), Frankincense

Symbols: Inverted Pyramid, 16 petalled lotus, Mercury, Wheel of Fortune, Judgement, Heirophant, The White Elephant

Deities: Gabriel, Apollo, Seshat, Hermes, Nabu

Wherever you are right this second…

Have a seat…

The floor works better…

Now rub your hands together vigorously…

When they are nice and hot…

Place the left palm on the front of your throat…

Place the right palm on the back of your throat…

Now close your eyes…

Visualise a radiant blue pulsating light emerge from the inside of your throat…

Now open your mouth and vibrate loudly the seed sound: HAM (HhhhAaaaMmmmm)…

Each time you do this visualise the blue light getting brighter and bigger…

Do this until the light expands outward from your throat…

Now say the following affirmations out loud, repeat if needed…

“I am Truth!”

“My word is my truth.”

“I say what I mean. My words and my thoughts are in unison.”

“I speak my truth with compassion.”

“I am the listener.”

“I am heard.”

“My voice is important.”

“I speak from my higher self.”

“My Spirit guides my tongue.”

“My creativity is blossoming.”

“I am authentic in every way, shape and form.”

“I express my soul purpose in everything I do, say and am.”

When you are ready open your eyes and journal your experience.

This may be repeated as many times as need be.

The Vishuddha in Sanskrit is thought to directly translate to “especially pure”. This Chakra is known as the Soul Gate. It is the Chakra of expression, not just any old half-hearted expression but authentic soul-cantered expression. The throat chakra is thought to be only about speech or vocalising who and what we are. The result of this thought pattern is that we get a lot of talking, no action and no listeners. Vishuddha is about a balance of authentic expression in everything you do. We have covered the Base Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus and Heart Chakra, and now here is the throat we see our soul filtering through for the first time in our physical experiences.

Vishuddha is about bringing down the soul message and enabling it to spread into the world, whilst at the same time allowing the world to provide the sensations necessary to create a beautiful dance of balance between receiving and giving. Vishuddha asks only one thing: Absolute authenticity at all times. This must be balanced by the Heart’s message of compassionate action. Remember that you are a spirit having a human experience and Vishuddha is where your souls intention comes through. Our lives are bombarded with so much destruction and not enough creation that it is difficult to live authentically for fear… yes… this is the main reason for a blocked Vishuddha. Our fear distracts the process of authentic expression.

Responsibility was outlined in the Solar Plexus Chakra, it is now even more evident to hold that responsibility within and realise that each one of us has a deep seated responsibility to authentically express our souls purpose and mission upon this planet. However, that being said, it is even more important to balance the observer, the listener and our own unique signature expression. It is imperative to be who you are, but in the same light allow the world to be what and who it is. Judgement needs to come from a compassionate standing. Interestingly enough, everyone always states that you should be non-judgemental, this is an impossibility unless you remove all perception. Choosing or making a decision involves a level of judgement. So, judgement in the core level with a compassionate intention is a given, it is even necessary to plot your course upon this planet but as long as it occurs with a heart-centred approach.

Now that we have covered the responsibility and the judgement let us look at our authentic expression – It is of paramount importance that regardless of the medium that you choose i.e. writing, painting, singing, speaking, that you express your soul truth. To assist in finding your medium, begin some sort of journal. Allow the words to flow, the images to be jotted and the ideas to leave the confines of your mind. Vishuddha is all about the inner truth. If you have been searching for your higher purpose and keep asking the question: “Why am I even here, what am I meant to be doing?” Then look at your throat chakra. Through a compassionate authentic expression, you will feel what you enjoy doing. How you choose to express who and what you are is the core seat of why you are here.

The Throat Chakra is your loud speaker. This is where the message from your soul leaves the ethereal and enters the physical world of matter to move those that it should. Your throat chakra is the voice of your soul. This is where you manifest your purpose from, this is where you give the world the message of your spirit. The process of manifestation comes from Vishuddha: Think it… Believe it… Speak it and so it is done. It is that simple. You create everything around you, and it is through your Vishuddha that you express this truth, it is through your Vishuddha that you give the world exactly what you were meant to. So, let go of the fear, the insecurities, the worry, the guilt, let go of the negativities and the dense vibrations… let go, live, and let live.

Here is some meditation music to work on your throat chakra – Click here

Here is a great video to teach you Vishuddha yoga poses – Click here

Here is a mantra for Vishuddha – Click here

Vishuddhi Chakra – The Throat Chakra

Vishuddhi Chakra or the throat chakra is the purification centre. In Sanskrit, Suddhi means to purify, and Chakra means a wheel or vortex or energy. Vishuddhi chakra harmonises all the opposite thought patterns. It is the centre of nectar as well as poison. In the Indian mythology, Lord Shiva is said to have drank the poison to save the world, which can be seen as a blue tinge on his throat.  According to tantric texts, there are seven chakras or plexuses. Vishuddhi is the fifth plexus.


It is said that a sage who meditates on this chakra becomes eloquent and wise, enjoys uninterrupted peace of mind, knows about past, present and future, becomes free of diseases and sorrow and is a benefactor of all.

Location of Vishuddhi Chakra

Vishuddhi chakra is located behind the pit of the throat in the cervical plexus. The pit of the throat or the thyroid glands can be the trigger point for activating the chakra during meditation. The chakras more connected to the pranic body. Vishuddhi chakra is not part of the physical body but does influence the pharyngeal and laryngeal nerves.


Vishuddhi Chakra Summary - Kundalini Yoga

Traditional symbolism of Vishuddhi Chakra

In tantra, every chakra is depicted as a flower with many petals. There are many texts that describe the Vishuddhi Chakra. The most vivid among them is the Shad Chaka Nirupana, which has been translated to English by Sir John Woodroffe in his book, The Serpent Power.

Vishuddhi Chakra is described as a flower with 16 petals. The petals are purple in colour (smoky grey according to some). On the petals is found the seed letters am, aam, im, eem, um, ооm, rim, reem, lrim, lreem, em, aim, om, aum, am and ah written in golden colour.

In the centre or pericarp of the flower is a white circle like a full moon which represents the space element or Akasa Tattva. Within it, on an elephant white as snow, sits the seed letter of the chakra Ham, which is white in colour and holds in his four hands the noose, the goad and the other two hands display the gesture of granting boons and dispelling fear. In his lap, is the great God Sadasiva, three eyes, five faced, snow-white in colour, with ten arms and clothed in tiger skin.

Inside the pericarp of the flower there resides the Deity of the Vishuddhi Chakra called Sakini. She is described as purer than the ocean of nectar. She wears a yellow raiment and in her four hands she holds the bow, arrow, noose and the goad.

Seed Mantras associated with Vishuddhi Chakra

Seed Mantras or Bija Mantras are one letter syllabled mantras with hidden power. The mantra for Vishuddhi Chakra is Ham. Practitioners use the repetition of this seed mantra to activate the chakra.

Apart from this, the petals of the chakra also have seed letters associated with it. The petals of Vishuddhi chakra has these 16 letters – am, aam, im, eem, um, ооm, rim, reem, lrim, lreem, em, aim, om, aum, am and ah written on it. These are also used by practitioners while visualising the chakra.

Presiding Deity of Vishuddhi Chakra

Each chakra has a presiding divinity or deity, also known as Chakradhistadhatri. Goddess Sakini is the presiding deity of Vishuddhi. She is three-eyed, wears a yellow raiment and has four arms displaying bow, arrow, noose and goad. Goddess Sakini is white like light itself (Jyotih Svarupa) and purer than the nectar in the moon.

Sense Organ connected with Vishuddhi Chakra

In tantra, Vishuddhi Chakra is related to the ears and the sense of hearing.

How to Activate Vishuddhi Chakra?

There are many ways of activating a Chakra or plexus. One way is the use of Bija Mantras (One syllabled sacred sounds). The bija Mantra of Vishuddhi Chakra is Ham. Chanting of the seed syllable Ham can be used to activate Vishuddhi chakra.

Practice of Vipareet Karani Mudra, Jalandhara Banda (the Chin Lock), Ujjayi Pranayam and Kechari Mudra (the Tongue Lock) also activates the Vishuddhi chakra.

Apart from these, there are tantric methods of visualisation and meditation of the chakra to develop the full potential of the plexus.

Vishuddhi and Chakra Psychology

Each plexus is associated with the quality of the mind and the evolution of the person. Vishuddhi is the fifth chakra in the evolution of man and deals with purity of mind and intellect. At this chakra one gets higher discrimination. One can distinguish between mere thoughts coming from unconscious mind and the sublime messages coming from the supreme consciousness. There is no more confusion.

Here the practitioner is open to experiences of life. He is able to take in the good and bad experiences, integrate them and harmonise them for his further spiritual growth.

Vishuddhi is also the centre for verbal as well as higher communication.

This is the chakra where man comes to terms with all the opposites of life and can deal with the opposites without conflict and confusion.

Eat These 9 Seemingly Unremarkable Foods To Open Your Throat Chakra

The throat chakra, also known as the “vishuddha” chakra, is the fifth of the seven energy centers of the body. Vishuddha means “especially pure” in Sanskrit, emphasizing its main relevance: purity. The throat chakra is also known as our communication center and is linked to the themes of self-expression, integrity and truth. When we are purified, we uncover and remove all that obscures our truth and let it come through.

This energy center is associated with the color blue and is located in the throat area. It is associated with the throat, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose, thyroid and parathyroid.

What Does An Open Throat Chakra Look Like?

When our throat chakra is open, we are speaking from our truth as well as living in alignment with it. What goes in our mouth is important, but so is what comes out of our mouth – and perhaps it is even more so. Also, the throat chakra is not just about speaking, but our ability to listen for optimal communication with others.

And When It’s Closed?

If you have issues with any of the body parts listed, stifle speaking your truth to others around you, are not expressing your true self, or if your life is in misalignment with your truth and what your intuition tells you, you may need to focus on balancing this chakra to help bring in some healing and purifying shifts.

How To Open Your Throat Chakra

Here is a list of plant allies that can assist in opening your vishuddha chakra…

1. Blueberry

Any blue-colored food is suitable for working on the throat chakra. However, they are rare in nature. Blueberries are one of the few blue foods you will find. Not only are they delicious and healthy, but they are also known to be used in magic for protection!

2. Blackberry

The blackberry bush offers us medicine from its different parts throughout most of the year. The purplish berries are full of anti-oxidants and Vitamin C to ward off a cold. The leaves can be used in a gargle with the other herbs listed below as a gargle for a sore throat.

3. Sage

Sage is a great remedy for inflammations of the mouth and throat. Use it in the form of a strong infusion as a gargle for mouth ulcers, sore gums, and sore throats. Try having some of it as a tea, as well.

4. Thyme

Thyme is a warming and cleansing herb. It is powerfully anti-microbial, and its volatile oils are antiviral and anti-fungal. It helps remove mucus from the lungs and stimulates the immune system. Put thyme in your soup, have it as a tea with lemon and honey, or diffuse the essential oil to keep a cold away and treat a sore throat.

5. Raspberry Leaf

The leaf of this plant works similarly to blackberry leaves, only it is gentler in its astringency. Make a strong infusion and use as a gargle for sore throats, mouth ulcers and gum disease.

6. Elderberry & Elderflower

The elder is considered a most magical tree, like a healing and wise old woman. Make a delicious syrup with the berries to fight off a cold and soothe the throat, or drink elderflower tea for the same purpose. You could also enjoy fragrant and refreshing elderflower syrup with sparkling water in the summer to enjoy its benefits.

7. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is excellent for colds, flu, coughs and congestion. It has an energizing and refreshing scent that purifies. Use the essential oil in a diffuser for its benefits.

8. Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm is an herb that soothes inflammation. It can not only be used for soothing the digestive system, but also a sore throat. Use the lozenges for this purpose.

9. Licorice

Licorice is known for its throat-soothing properties. It also is known to be a blood cleanser and an adaptogen. Have peppermint and licorice tea to help open the throat chakra.

Also, keep in mind that any herbs or foods that assist with any of the body parts mentioned above will support the vishuddha chakra. And not only blue foods but purplish-blue foods such as purple cabbage would also help. Liquids such as water, soup, smoothies and tea are beneficial as well.

Please let me know your throat chakra-opening success stories below…or let me know which of the recommended plant allies you’ll be trying!



Crystals and Minerals – Peacock Ore Chakra Stone of Alignment – Angel Lady Terrie Marie’s Blog

Peacock Ore

Peacock Ore, also known as Chalcopyrite glistens in the sunlight. The colors vary with each mineral specimen. There are pinks, blues, greens and combinations of each creating a visual delight!  Chalcopyrite is most often found to contain sparkles of a Gold like substance which is Pyrite. It is known as the Chakra Stone.

As the Chakra Stone, it will cleanse, balance and align all your Chakra energy centers individually. Once all are aligned, cleansed and balanced individually, this incredible multicolored stone will simultaneously align your entire physical body with that of your Spiritual and Ethereal energy bodies.

As you work with Chalcopyrite, it will assist you in shifting your inner Self, aligning your thoughts and emotions in a very soothing, calming way. In addition, Peacock Ore resonates more finely with the Third Eye, allowing the user to re-discover long forgotten knowledge. It is the key to reconnecting yourself with ancient esoteric knowledge. Hold it above or in front of your Third Eye during meditation. It will in time, depending on how open you are, assist you in awakening your inner sight.

Among the many benefits of Peacock Ore is the grounding of excess nervous energy, allowing the body and mind to release stress related emotions which in turn cause an imbalance throughout the body. Being aligned from the inside out provides choices not available when you are out of alignment.

*Angelic Realm Association: Archangel Metatron, whose name means, He Who Walks with God, will assist you in aligning your entire Be-ing, bringing into balance all your energy centers in your physical, emotional, mental, Spiritual energy bodies and in your Auric and Ethereal energy fields.

*Healing Properties: aligns, cleanses, balances all Chakra Energy centers; heals doubt, manages thoughts of lack; dissolves energy blockages; increases self-esteem

*Vibrational Frequency: attuned to or with all the vibrational frequencies of the Universe; soft, strong, subtle and powerful

*Spiritual Properties: protection from psychic attack, protects healers; enhances intuition and perception

It is part Copper and part Pyrite. Pyrite is commonly called “Fool’s Gold”. The metaphysical properties of Pyrite are prosperity and abundance, manifesting great wealth and burning away that which is no longer desired or needed. The metaphysical properties of Copper are warmth and healing, resonating with the Solar Plexus Chakra, the energy center for manifestation, self-empowerment.

As with many multi colored stones and mineral specimens, the interconnectedness of each of its separate components, creates an entirely unique energy and color vibration. Each stone displays a unique array of colors, mimicking the tail feathers of a male Peacock in his entire splendor.

Connect with Angels every day when you click this link from Terrie Marie, the Angel Lady and Desert Rose Healing Arts! All you need to do is enter your name and email address to begin connecting with Angels!

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Crystals and Minerals – Peacock Ore Chakra Stone of Alignment – Angel Lady Terrie Marie’s Blog

Peacock Ore

Peacock Ore, also known as Chalcopyrite glistens in the sunlight. The colors vary with each mineral specimen. There are pinks, blues, greens and combinations of each creating a visual delight!  Chalcopyrite is most often found to contain sparkles of a Gold like substance which is Pyrite. It is known as the Chakra Stone.

As the Chakra Stone, it will cleanse, balance and align all your Chakra energy centers individually. Once all are aligned, cleansed and balanced individually, this incredible multicolored stone will simultaneously align your entire physical body with that of your Spiritual and Ethereal energy bodies.

As you work with Chalcopyrite, it will assist you in shifting your inner Self, aligning your thoughts and emotions in a very soothing, calming way. In addition, Peacock Ore resonates more finely with the Third Eye, allowing the user to re-discover long forgotten knowledge. It is the key to reconnecting yourself with ancient esoteric knowledge. Hold it above or in front of your Third Eye during meditation. It will in time, depending on how open you are, assist you in awakening your inner sight.

Among the many benefits of Peacock Ore is the grounding of excess nervous energy, allowing the body and mind to release stress related emotions which in turn cause an imbalance throughout the body. Being aligned from the inside out provides choices not available when you are out of alignment.

*Angelic Realm Association: Archangel Metatron, whose name means, He Who Walks with God, will assist you in aligning your entire Be-ing, bringing into balance all your energy centers in your physical, emotional, mental, Spiritual energy bodies and in your Auric and Ethereal energy fields.

*Healing Properties: aligns, cleanses, balances all Chakra Energy centers; heals doubt, manages thoughts of lack; dissolves energy blockages; increases self-esteem

*Vibrational Frequency: attuned to or with all the vibrational frequencies of the Universe; soft, strong, subtle and powerful

*Spiritual Properties: protection from psychic attack, protects healers; enhances intuition and perception

It is part Copper and part Pyrite. Pyrite is commonly called “Fool’s Gold”. The metaphysical properties of Pyrite are prosperity and abundance, manifesting great wealth and burning away that which is no longer desired or needed. The metaphysical properties of Copper are warmth and healing, resonating with the Solar Plexus Chakra, the energy center for manifestation, self-empowerment.

As with many multi colored stones and mineral specimens, the interconnectedness of each of its separate components, creates an entirely unique energy and color vibration. Each stone displays a unique array of colors, mimicking the tail feathers of a male Peacock in his entire splendor.

Connect with Angels every day when you click this link from Terrie Marie, the Angel Lady and Desert Rose Healing Arts! All you need to do is enter your name and email address to begin connecting with Angels!

Copyright 2011 – All Rights Reserved Worldwide

My Afternoon With… Tori Hartman & the Chakra Wisdom Oracle cards

Soul & Spirit’s Deputy Editor Danielle Lett met up with world-renowned spiritual teacher Tori Hartman to understand the Chakra Wisdom Oracle cards that helped her tap into her own intuition…

As someone who’s been developing more of an interest in spiritual cards for a while now, I was thrilled to hear that I’d be getting to spend the day learning to read the Chakra Wisdom Oracle cards with the woman behind them herself, Tori Hartman. She was stopping off in London for a few days, and I was lucky enough to catch up with her, one-on-one, for a truly life-changing experience.

We begin our journey by looking back at the history of the Chakra Wisdom Oracle, and how it came into being. “I had a near-death experience back in my twenties,” Tori explains. “As I was recovering, angels started to visit me, telling me these stories that I refer to as ‘fables’. Each one was different, and all dictated to me from one angel or another. After that, I wrote these fables down and I just shoved them in a drawer.” It wasn’t until 20 years later, when Tori had a client who visited her, that the fables reappeared. “I ended up pulling out the fables because I was looking for some paper, and out they came.”

It was from here that her cards were born. “The cards came about through the fables. Even though the card deck came first and toolkit second, the toolkit has all of the original fables in it.” After self-publishing her book stateside, something had told Tori to head to London to begin the next stage of her Chakra Wisdom Oracle journey.

“To me, the toolkit is one of the more valuable pieces of learning this deck. The whole purpose of this deck is that it’s an internal journey. This deck is one that will show you where you are, help you understand your life as it is at this point and reinvent yourself as you need, and really help you to understand that you are fine as you are.”

Tori goes on to explain that during our time together, it will in fact be me doing the work here, aided by her guidance on my spiritual journey. “A lot of people around carry weights on them and they don’t recognise it. I can never teach someone to read cards by speaking to your brain – you have to speak to your intuition. What may not make sense to your brain right now will be on purpose. By the time we finish our time together, you will have a knowing in your intuition. This is how the fables developed in the cards.”

She then taught me the concept of the ‘neutral observer’, a very important technique needed in order to be a reader of this deck. “The idea is that I have to be completely neutral, yet present. People often mistake that for being detached. Detachment is a form of withholding. The neutral observer, however, which I talk about in the third book, simply sits there and says ‘that is interesting’. There are feelings, but there is no opinion. I see myself as a conduit − I’m taking this information and handing it to you. It’s a real honour that I get to join into your spiritual realm.”

Armed with the know-how and grasping the concept of how to be a neutral observer, it was time to get down to this card pulling business I was so eager to try my hand at. After shuffling, I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and the first card that I drew from the deck was ‘Façade’, one of the yellow cards, meaning it related to the third chakra.

Secondly, I drew ‘Impasse’, one of the orange cards that’s connected to the sacral chakra. I then eagerly looked to Tori for her thoughts. “What that tells me is everything I need to know about you from these two cards, as I’m in an energetic state with you. We’ve been speaking for a while and I can see how much personal work you’ve done, and the journey you’re on to really heal this inner child work.” Tori then went on to explain that my façade is my biggest challenge right now, relating to both my internal and external, opening up the question: ‘do I look as I feel?’

“There’s a part of you that wants to be out in the world, and there’s a part of you that’s vulnerable. That’s what façade tells me.” We then look to the Impasse card that I pulled. “I love this card,” Tori says with glee. “I didn’t really know about this card until one of my practitioners helped explain it to me. It’s not a ‘no’, it’s a ‘just not this way’, a ‘this isn’t the way you’re going to get it’. It’s an emotional card, and it tells me part of what’s going on with you is that you’ve been drawing your emotions from an old idea that doesn’t work for you anymore. Sometimes we outgrow things, and we don’t know we’ve outgrown them.”

All of this so far rang eerily true for me, as drawing on from my personal experiences, I do often feel how I look out on the outside often doesn’t best portray how I feel on the inside, and there have been hopes and dreams I’ve held on to in the past that clearly aren’t going to work in the way I had once hoped.

I then pulled my next card. ‘Joy’. “One of the things that comes forward to me immediately, is that if you’re looking at this as a buzzword, is that I’m looking at it as a cliché in your life, and joy has been the biggest thing you’ve chased in your life.” That truth ran deep with me.

Looking back throughout my life, I’d spent a lot of time thinking that I’ll reach a peak of happiness once I’d achieved a particular goal. But in doing that, I’ve neglected other ways in which I can find happiness. So through this reading, and looking back on my life, it was time I stopped chasing one goal in particular, and learned to find the joy in other areas of my life.

“The impasse card tells me that the foundation for the meaning of joy may not be the one you think it is. It’s an old paradigm, and we need to look at how to change that paradigm.”

Tori then takes me through one of her meditation exercise that she often does with clients during readings, of which can actually be found in her book, How To Read The Cards For Yourself And Others. “You and I are standing in a beautiful green field. About 50 metres away, there is a huge wall of water. It’s coming at us − but we’re going to dive under it when it reaches us. We’re going to take a deep breath. As it gets closer up to us, we’re going to duck under, and you’re going to be able to breathe under it. We’re going to dive under it, and we’re fine.”

This allowed me to let any rush of emotions, whether positive or negative, to wash over me, in order to reinforce my role as the neutral observer. By doing this, I could look at the cards I’d drawn with my intuition, and not with my mind.

“When I look at Danielle’s cards, I see darkness, dawn and light. The darkness is the work she’s done, and she’s doing a great deal of attempt to break through the façade. This reading is a huge part in breaking through a lot of old ideas for her. This kind of spread is more seeing through your intuition. Danielle has done a lot of self-work, seeking work and intuitive work. That’s the façade part. Then we look at the impasse card, which is a stop, and it’s telling you ‘it’s not this way’. All the work you’ve done hasn’t led to where you want to go.

What Tori and I did together was poke holes in that old idea that I’d been clinging on to, and looked at how destructive certain ways of thinking can affect my own self-development and the bettering of myself.

“Your strength cannot be with your mind, it must be with your soul. And that’s what this reading is about. Now you have a whole way to look at things through these cards.” And with my newfound knowledge, I left my time with Tori having found a new way to observe what is happening to me, and how I can make the most of what’s going on around me.

Tori Hartman is a world-renowned card diviner, whose 49 fables form the basis of her Chakra Wisdom Oracle series. The card deck and books are all available from Watkins (). To find out more on Tori, visit

4 Things To Practice To Awaken Your Heart Chakra

by Conscious Reminder

Our heart chakra is actually placed in the center of our chests. It has the purpose to regulate our ability of receiving, as well as giving love. When the heart chakra is balanced, it heralds the fact of everlasting love about to happen.

When this chakra flows seamlessly, it has the ability to fill our lives with never-ending joy, as well as happiness. It will also make us see all the attractiveness of shining in different lights. Even some worn-out, as well as old aspects of our life,will appear vibrant, as well as colorful.

That intolerant opinion which the society filled us with during our life starts to fall apart. Now, our view of the world is more optimistic and broad.

Some problems with shortcoming and with behavior, like less self-esteem, as well as self-hatred, will be the result when the heart chakra is blocked.

In order to reassert our spiritual honor, we need to indulge in some practices which actually ensure the bright glow of the Anahata.

How can we awaken our heart chakra?

1. By using guided meditation.

Oftentimes, self-meditation cannot be successful. It will fail in giving us the desired results. Because of that, the best option will be to take a guided meditation.

In such a session, we will go after the instructions which are given by a trained spiritual practitioner that is going to help us in directing our spiritual energies towards our Anahata centers.

This practice is quite an effective way of meditating, and it is also excellent for releasing our heart chakra from all those threatening captors.

2. By sharing love and kindness

Love is actually the prime mover of the Anahata. We can actually open the chakra, on condition that we somehow discover a way of filling our spiritual living with some creative love amounts.

Love can also intensify when we share it. For example, we can shower our pets with a lot of affection. We should never let something to take kindness from our hands. We have to be humanitarians, and we need to try to understand all those people we ever met about their brutal mental fights.

When depressed, we always show some signs. Our dark expressions will give us away.

Every time when we feel that a person close to using goes through some hard times, we should not ignore them, but make a conversation, listen and think about what they said. We should give them the chance to express their emotional weight. Being that kind will prove to be the key to opening the Anahata.

3. By using essential oils

These are inexplicable compounds which are a quite popular medical product for the opening of the blockages of chakras.

A lot of practitioners proved that they are effective. Their use at a time of meditation will increase the effectiveness of the practice for sure. Some of the oils which can be useful for the opening of those blockages are tea tree oil, frankincense, as well as lavender oil.

4. By practicing a proper diet

When attaining some ascension on a spiritual level, we will become more than concerned about the habits of eating we have. We will stay far away from those foods which make us unhealthy or fat.

We will consume organic fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of benefits for the health or enhance the function of our heart, which have the ability of opening the heart chakra.

These foods are seen as awesome ones, as of the healing impacts on the soul and mind.

A diet composed of leafy green vegetables, as well as other healthy foods will restore happiness and joy in our life and in that way, it will open the heart chakra too.

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Shamangelic Healing Center Now Offers Chakra Tuning Forks for Sale and Use in Healing Sessions

Tuning forks are precise instruments that have the ability to change our inner tuning- John Beaulieu, ND, PhD


At the Shamangelic Healing Center in Sedona, Arizona, Anahata Ananda now utilizes precision chakra tuning forks in her Shamangelic Healing Journey Sessions. Adding this to the combination of Shamanic tools, energy healing techniques, guided visualizations, essential oils, and vibrational sound, she offers transformational healing and activation. When struck lightly, the tuning forks give off various tones which send physical vibrations to the areas of the body they are near. The body naturally begins to resonate with the particular frequency. During a Shamangelic Healing Journey, Anahata chooses the specific chakra tuning forks to balance any frequencies in the body’s energy centers, also known as chakras, back into harmonic alignment.

Daily, most people are exposed to electromagnetic fields. The World Health Organization states, “Everyone is exposed to a complex mix of weak electric and magnetic fields, both at home and at work, from the generation and transmission of electricity, domestic appliances and industrial equipment, to telecommunications and broadcasting.” Our body produces tiny electrical currents as a byproduct of chemical reactions to normal cellular functions. These can be measured as frequencies. There are a variety of factors reducing the effectiveness of our cellular communication system in addition to electromagnetic exposure. Emotional trauma, as well as physical disease, both affect the way cellular messages are sent and received for the body’s ability to effectively heal itself. With her Shamangelic Healing Sessions, Anahata’s training allows her to know which chakra tuning fork combinations will produce the most beneficial tones to bring the body’s communication system back into harmony, for optimal health.

Tuning forks are growing in popularity as effective tools for sound healing due to their durability. Once a fork is designed to resonate at a certain frequency, it retains that frequency. If it is dropped or dented, it produces the same tones. The acoustically pure sound from a chakra tuning fork contains rich harmonics and overtones. Tuning forks are played by striking them together or hitting an activator to create the pleasant ringing sound.

Every organ, muscle, bone and cell in the body resonates at an optimal frequency. For example, the heart ranges from 67-70 MHz, the brain, 72-82 MHz. Colds and flu begin between 57-60 MHz. The body can become receptive to cancer at 42 MHz. At the Shamangelic Healing Center, vibrational therapy is one of the modalities offered during a Shamangelic Healing Session reported to be an effective treatment to assist the body back into balance. Anahata Ananda’s addition of the chakra tuning forks into the client-tailored sessions has been met with increasing interest. Due to the growing requests, tuning fork sets are also for sale to clients interested in incorporating them into their personal home healing practice.

For those with the desire to learn more about the variations of tuning fork practices, the Shamangelic Healing Center offers a Healing Tools & Modalities Course twice a year to train people of all levels in how to use tuning forks and other tools, such as drums, essential oils and crystal bowls, for personal healing or as practitioners offering healing sessions with clients. The next course is scheduled for October 2018.

Anahata Ananda has trained extensively with gifted shamans, energy healers and spiritual teachers from around the world to artfully integrate the fields of spirituality, energy healing, self-empowerment and shamanic teachings. Her client-base spans the globe with individuals from all walks of life who are seeking to heal and awaken to their fullest potential.

Anahata offers a variety of Shamangelic Healing services year-round in Sedona, Arizona including private sessions, sacred land journeys and training courses that incorporate Shamanic teachings and other energy healing modalities. She also offers Tailored Retreats for individuals, couples and small groups that can include a combination of offerings based on various needs and areas of interest.

Shamangelic Healing is a premier center for Shamanic healing and spiritual awakening in Sedona. It is nestled beneath Thunder Mountain with breathtaking views and within walking distance to a medicine wheel and healing vortexes, making it the perfect setting for healing and expansion.


High Frequency Wave Crown and Heart Chakra Activation – by Awakening 5D Healing – 5-26-18 – Higher Density Blog

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Cosmic energies are triggering crown and heart chakra expansion. Our frequencies fluctuate up and down in the blink of an eye. In a wave of higher vibrational surf or a smackdown of matrix meanness. Being hyper aware of our energy, of the language of energy, helps us ride incoming waves, transcending the third dimension. We learn to manifest our realities through mindfulness and mantras. We are here to learn or relearn the meaning of quantum existence within the relative confines of a third dimension holographic world. We are here to learn that we can reset, realign, tune up, heal and protect ourselves. As we learn this, we embody our wisdom. We become the change we want to see in the world. We survive karmic purges, global and personal. We grow in the light as energetic beings.

Tingling on our scalp, loud bang at the top of our heads or buzzing in ears can occur when our crown chakra expands. The energy travels down our spine drawing our energetic being online. Core strength. Core power. Core balance. Crown chakra activation is making us feel giddy, dizzy, light headed. We can feel peaceful, calm and relaxed even when faced with tragedy or trauma. We emotionally respond but from a place rooted in zen love. This levels out our responses. We do not become robots or levitating monks but we do attain and retain a sense of stillness.

Expansion of consciousness is the opening of the doors of perception. It’s connecting the dots. Waking up. Unplugging. Consciously changing thought patterns and behaviour. Decluttering our lives to allow for a greater experience. A quantum leap in time and space of a people and their planet. Crown chakra expansion is the Age of Aquarius. Our minds seek knowledge, wisdom and understanding. We become galactic warriors, fearless in higher frequencies. There are tools, ways we can consciously, actively take back the control panel of our beings. Code our lives, change our lives, expand our lives. Practising mindfulness with mantras can transform our existence. We can capitalise on all fresh new photonic blasts of light. Stay up right on our cosmic surfboards, Stretch. Breathe. Upgrade. Ride waves of high vibrations maaaan.

10 ways to raise our vibrations,

  1. Meditation
  2. Mantras
  3. Mindfulness
  4. Gratitude
  5. Music
  6. Dance
  7. Nature
  8. Soul tribe
  9. Healing therapies
  10. Yoga

To anchor our light to Gaia’s grid is our mission. To raise the vibrations one person at a time, ripples in the ocean of organic life, this is our calling. Mindfully engaging in each minute, connected and grounded, emotionally embedded in this human experience IS raising the vibrations. When there are cosmic battles taking place to reset the frequencies, our grounded, present, joyful, calm interactions embed positive energies into Gaia. If we are grounded at higher frequencies, the energies of love, peace, joy and protection roll out. Integrating with higher wavelengths and helping to anchor lighter energies to Gaia. This grounded love is higher dimensional zen.

Heart chakra expansion is being triggered on a global scale. We are being stripped back to our core, service to self or service to others? When we move into our heart every single interaction in our lives changes, it changes everything. We become mindful of how much effort and practise it takes to be mindful! The more we inhabit love vibrations the more we surrender to the natural ebb and flow of cosmic evolution. We surrender to the moment. We trust our intuition. We see with our heart. We think with our heart. We feel in our heart. We become kinder, wiser and calmer. We move with a flow of energies at higher vibratory fields, our inner stillness flowers in heart led living. Embrace heart chakra activation friends. Release blocks to love. Say the word in mantras, to your loved ones, to yourself. Get friendly with love, hang out, buddy up to love vibration, it’s the key to exiting the matrix. To attaining fifth dimensional existence on the material plane. Unlock your heart. Share love, receive love, be love.

In the bubbles of space created for us by our guides, our higher self, our angels, we integrate, recalibrate and transform. We are becoming 5th, or higher, dimensional beings operating in a 3d reality. We are learning to balance higher dimensional wavelengths with third dimension living. We are one foot in 3d, the other in 5d, keeping ourselves upright, flexible and flowing. To be connected to a joyful, appreciative, grateful life. To see the good, the positivity, the love and beauty in our human lives is key to pulling this balancing trick off. Transcending the third and fourth dimension, leaving behind hate, greed and fear by cultivating inner stillness. Amid stormy seas of cosmic energetic warfare we are guided in love. We are conduits of love. We are one in universal love. Peace beautiful people.


I am one with universal love frequencies.

I am protected at all times from lower vibrations.

I am grateful for all the love and beauty in our world.

I anchor my light to Gaia’s grid.

I am here in peace, in love and in light.



Angels and Archangels – Archangel Gabriel Helps You with Communication Clearing Your Throat Chakra – Angel Lady Terrie Marie’s Blog

English: Archangel Gabriel (detail) in Polyptych of the Resurrection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Being able to speak with love, compassion and with authenticity is very empowering. Being consciously aware of who you is an important piece or part of expressing your truth, first to yourself with your own voice and the thousands of thoughts that are constantly running through your mind.

It isn’t always easy to speak your truth, it is essential if you want to free yourself from negative thoughts and emotions which lower your inner vibration, keeping you stuck in the muck of what others say or have said.

Do you speak your truth to yourself? Do you know what your truth is? If you too afraid of speaking your truth even to yourself, it will be more of a challenge to raise your inner vibration and your inner wealth frequency.

Archangel Gabriel, whose name means, Messenger of God, will help you communicate your truth about who you are, where you have been and your inner vision. He is the most powerful of all Angelic Messengers, working with you to clear your Throat Chakra of any and all blockages.

This Archangel will help you reclaim your personal power, empowering you with the gift of being to speak from your heart, sharing your unique gifts, skills and talents.

It isn’t necessary to speak your truth to anyone else except yourself. What you say to you is of vital importance.

Is your self-talk is laced with …

*fear and doubt

*hateful things you say to yourself

*not feeling like you deserve to be happy, prosperous, loved or content

OR is your self-talk laced with …

*how much you love who you are and what you do

*compassion for you, for the people around and in your life

*gratitude for the many blessings in your life right now

You can keep your truth sacred to you and a few, trusted friends. What’s truly important is that you find your voice, accepting yourself.

If you aren’t able to be honest with yourself, how can you expect anyone else to accept you?

It isn’t so much about other people accepting you as it is about creating the space to accept yourself, which in turn creates space for others to perceive and accept you for who you truly are rather than their projection of who you are.

Your Throat Chakra is the center of all communication whether you speak silently to yourself or out loud to the people around you.

If you are more concerned with what others will think, say, react or how they will feel than speaking your truth, your Throat Chakra will become blocked with negative, non-flowing energy.

This isn’t giving you permission to speak unkindly to anyone, including you. It is about saying what needs to be with as compassion as possible.

When you hold on to something you really feel the need to express because you are afraid of the consequences, or the way someone will perceive you, you swallow fear energy which is then collected and stored in your Throat Chakra, causing your energy to be blocked.

When your Throat Chakra energy is blocked or clogged with fear, you dis-empower yourself in many ways.

Archangel Gabriel helps you embrace your authenticity with conviction and with compassion.

There are many ways to raise your inner vibration through compassionate and authentic communication. Use the Gift of Discernment to know when to say something to someone or wait until the time is more appropriate.

Be kind to yourself as you being to express your truth with loving kindness. As you become more open to whom you truly are, you connect more easily with your Higher Self and with your Angels.

About Angel Lady Terrie Marie, D.Ms.

Terrie Marie, D.Ms, the Angel Mentor, helps Executives, Coaches and Entrepreneurs activate their Angel Dream Team Executive Board of Directors, raising their inner wealth frequency, accelerating their income, enhance the Law of Attraction, and improve relationships, transforming dreams into tangible reality!

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Red For Resistance: 5 Ways To Stimulate Your Base Chakra For Action

Carl Jung said “What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.”

When we feel stuck it is often because we are not confessing our real needs to ourself or we self-sabotage. Stretch your comfort zone and be honest with yourself. Remember that whatever you resist persists so you may need to unlearn some old limiting beliefs and habits and envision new dreams to go for what you want.

Stimulate The Base Chakra To Inspire Action

Red is the colour of the Base Chakra. It is the perfect way to start on your journey to rebalance your energy centres as it begins by boosting your physical vitality and perseverance whilst re-establishing your connection with the community and reality. It also works on the lower body, feet, legs, bones, genitals, kidney, bladder, urethra, spine and Adrenal glands.

Signs of a blocked base chakra can include:

Low blood pressure, depression, anxiety, digestive and bowel problems.

There are several ways to stimulate and rebalance this energy centre.

1. Use Vibrational Remedies:

Australian Bush Flowers such as the Boab, Red Lily, Sundew, Jacaranda and Waratah for work on the physical and evoke a sense of safety and security. The beautiful Bottlebrush is the prefect remedy to help you to let go and
be open to change whilst clearing out our outdated patterns. If you look at the ‘doctrine of signatures’ of this
Organic Essential Oils such as Vetiver, Clove and Myrrh are perfect and they can either be diffused in an oil burner or vaporiser, spray into the aura in a misting spray or gently rubbed onto trigger points on the skin.

2. Use Daily Affirmations such as:

I am letting go of the past and reaching for the future.
I am safe, stable, secure and grounded.
I release myself from pain and struggle.
I am passionate and motivated to achieve all of my goals.
I know how to survive and rely on my instincts.
I attain success in all areas of my life with ease.
I am courageous and persistent.

3. Use Sound Frequencies:

Many sounds seem to resonate the chakras. However, among the most popular are the use of vowels and the use of mantras. This use of vowels seem to be extremely effective in balancing the chakras. The Sacred Vowels are considered sacred in many traditions including ancient Egyptians, Tibetan, Japanese and Native American. The vowel for base activation is Uh.

The second method of resonating the chakras is to use the Bija Mantras, the Sanskrit letters from the Vedic traditions, which by themselves are said to balance and align the chakras. The Bija Mantra is Lam.

Another aspect of sonic chakra resonance has to do with the actual frequency or keynote of each chakra. There a multitudinous different keynotes and scales with regard to this.

Many believe that keynote C to be in natural resonance with many of the frequencies of the Earth itself. It has a frequency of 256 Hz.

4. Use Crystals:

Listed below are four healing stones that are commonly used to open, balance and heal the base chakra.

  • Red Carnelian – Light red to orange – Worn for strength and courage, it is used to cleanse and activate.
  • Red Jasper – Browny red – Used to cleanse, ground, balance and set healthy boundaries.
  • Red Chalcedony – Deep red – Red chalcedony gives you strength of will and persistence in achieving you goals. It gives you confidence to manifest your dreams.
  • Black Tourmaline – Black – Used for spiritual grounding, this stone is good for cleansing and balancing.

How To Use Chakra Healing Crystals

Each crystal holds a unique vibration so it is extremely important to know how to use the correct stone with the affected chakra.

Cleansed and charged healing crystals are most effective when they are near to the location of imbalanced chakra. They are often worn as jewellery or positioned over the affected chakra. You may also place them in various locations around your home or carry them on your person.

5. Meditate – Red Base Chakra Meditation

Choose a comfortable space in your home where you will not be disturbed for the next 15 minutes and sitting upright, just relax, close your eyes and begin by concentrating on your breath.

Throughout this meditation we are going to be focussing on grounding and releasing resistance to change, self-sabotaging patterns and fear of letting go…

Slowly, breathe in deeply to the count of 5, allowing your belly to expand, followed by your chest so your lungs are full of air. Hold for another 5 seconds and finally slowly breathe out for about 7 seconds until your lungs are completely empty.

Repeat the process several times to deepen your relaxation but this time when you breathe in imagine that you are inhaling peace as a vibrant white light and exhaling any form of tension or anxiety as a dark cloud. Slowing everything down so that your whole body starts to feel loose and floppy, heavy and warm.

Take a few moments to observe the weight of your body either in the chair or on the floor and any sounds that can hear either close up or far away.

Any thoughts or feelings that come in, simply observe without judgement and imagine them being gently wafted away with a paper fan and return your focus to the breath. Breathing in peace as a white light and tension as a dark cloud.

I’d like you to imagine a beautiful golden light, similar to sunshine beaming down through the top of your head and allow it to flood down throughout your entire being. This warming light travels down through the face, neck and shoulders, arms and hands, chest and stomach, hips and thighs, knees and calves, ankles and feet and finally the toes, filling your entire being. Allow the light to dissolve any areas of tension that you notice are stored at various points of the body as it beams through. Allow this area to relax to its highest capacity in this moment. Move onto the next area until you reach your toes.

Imagine energetic roots growing down from your feet into the ground beneath you, connecting you to Mother Earth. Allow these roots to continue to penetrate deep into the ground, further and further into the earth until they reach the centre and connect to a bright red light which travels up these roots until it reaches the base of your spine, the location of your root chakra.

Observe any thoughts and feelings and continue to waft them away with your paper fan. Allow this red light at the base of your spine to be your only focus.

As you continue to breathe in, imagine this red light intensifying in colour and gaining power and momentum in a circular, clockwise motion. The light glows brightly like a large ruby.

Observe any sensations that you are holding in your base chakra. It may feel warm or cold, numb or tingly or even painful.

Consciously choose to release these sensations as you breathe golden light into this area. Imagine them dissolving and disappearing, allowing your red light to shine even more brightly.

Try not to analyse whatever your are consciously releasing. Simply set the intention to let go of all that no longer serves your highest good.

Continue to breathe in golden light and imagine the red light expanding in all directions as far as you feel comfortable.

Breathing in for 5 seconds, holding and then breathing out for 7 seconds. As you breathe out imagine any last remaining tension leaving your body and observe your red light now brighter than ever.

Notice how you are feeling now. Just sit with that for a few moments before starting to become more aware of the weight of the body in your chair or on the floor. Listening out for any sounds that you can hear either close up or far away and in your own time as I count up from 5 to 1 you begin to become more aware of your surroundings and when you open your eyes you are feeling better than before with a renewed sense of energy and vitality.

5, 4, 3, 2 and 1….

Opening your eyes and taking a deep breathe and enjoy having a stretch to welcome back in the day…

Over the next seven articles I will be taking you on a journey through the colours of the rainbow revealing tools, techniques and methods to rebalance your seven main energy centres along the way.

Leave a few comments below to advise me where you are currently feeling stuck in your life and see if you can identify what the main cause is for your resistance and then identify three actions you can take today to get the ball rolling again…

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How to Clear and Heal the Heart Chakra and the Emotional Body with Crystals


Healing the emotions is key to healing all levels of the being. It would be a wonderful thing if we were taught in elementary school how to handle our emotions in healthy and productive ways. Instead, many of us got a message from society that it isn’t appropriate to express our feelings in the moment, and so many of us end up suppressing them. We stuff them down and try to forget about them. But the energy of these emotions doesn’t just disappear. It gets stuffed into the tissues of the body, and it turns into energy blockages. Many people have a backlog of emotions that were never expressed, and this can lead to a closed heart, imbalances in relationships, and even health problems. Sometimes we reach a tipping point, and the emotions come out like a violent storm that has a destructive effect.

I was taught in this in my healing classes: If you can clear, balance, and heal the heart chakra, everything else falls into place for you. If you are ready to work on this, I have partnered with Crystals by Nature to bring you the Open Heart Crystal Set. First and foremost, the crystals in this set help to clear the heart chakra and the emotional body of unprocessed, negative emotions from past experiences. It is also great for bringing relief to common uncomfortable emotional states—especially anxiety, anger, and depression. These crystals can bring in a greater feeling of love and comfort when you need it, and they open you to experiencing and expressing greater levels of love.

The Open Heart Set is so effective because of the magic of the stone combination, plus your intention. These stones harmonize with each other to help absorb and release old emotions, while producing a calming, balancing, and stabilizing effect. They also bring in the purest frequencies of love and nurturing. I am delighted to share with you the metaphysical properties of the five stones and step-by-step instructions for how to work with them to heal your heart.

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Chrysocolla: Chrysocolla is a gorgeous stone with Caribbean color rays, and it is one of the best general cleansing stones out there due to its high copper content. Copper-bearing stones are great conductors of energy that open blocked energy flows. When placed over a chakra, they act like magnets that can draw out negative energy blockages. Chrysocolla is aligned with the Divine Feminine, and it works in a way that is gentle, yet powerful. It has an inherently nurturing vibration that is perfect for emotional healing. Chrysocolla creates a space of safety and love so that you can more easily let go. Then it draws out old emotional energy that has been stuck in your system, such as guilt, sadness, anger, and emotional pain. You can also turn to Chrysocolla when you feel you have picked up negative energy and emotions from other people and your surroundings. It is also very balancing and healing to many aspects of the body, including the thyroid, adrenals, liver, kidneys, intestines, hormones, and metabolism.

Lepidolite: Lepidolite is a beautiful stone that is normally in the pink, lavender, or purple spectrum and has a high lithium content. Crystals and stones containing lithium naturally emit a calming energy that can counteract feelings of panic, worry, anxiety, stress, anger, and other uncomfortable emotional states. It feels like a soothing balm that relieves frazzled nerves and helps you to take a deep breath, relax, and let go. It effectively clears the major and minor chakras, as well as the meridians, of blocked energy, unhealthy emotions, and negative thoughts.

Lepidolite has a filtering effect that is very helpful for empaths. It helps you to tune out extraneous energies, feelings, and impressions that you don’t need to absorb. It is highly recommended for sensitive people, because it fortifies the emotional body and helps you to be less affected by drama or chaos that might enter into your sphere. It also encourages you to set your own space and to lovingly keep the door closed to energies that would throw you off center.

Rhodonite: Rhodonite is a beautiful pink or rose-colored stone with veins or spots of black Manganese. Pink stones have a natural resonance with the heart chakra and emotional healing. The presence of Manganese adds a wonderful grounding and balancing quality that works with both the physical and emotional bodies. That is why Rhodonite is the perfect stone to turn to if you are experiencing erratic, intense, or out of control emotional states. It is one of my go-to stones to when dealing with anxiety, panic, grief, severe anger or depression, over-reactive emotions, or emotional burnout. Rhodonite works to calm and balance these feelings, helping you to put them into proper perspective. Regular work with it can assist you in rebuilding a more stable emotional foundation. It is also a stone of forgiveness, which allows you to let go of the past and move on. Rhodonite also helps you to shine higher levels of love and your soul gifts into the world. It is known for assisting you to manifest your highest path of service.


Rose Quartz: There is no better crystal than Rose Quartz for all matters of the heart and the emotional body. First and foremost, it helps you to develop greater levels of self-love. If you are still carrying wounds in the heart from past experiences, Rose Quartz can help to clear and heal them. It fills your heart with its loving presence, comforting you and reminding you that you are precious and worthy. If your heart is closed as a protective mechanism, Rose Quartz can encourage a gentle opening and greater receptivity to love. It enhances your sensitivity and empathy, and it is also known to help attract loving relationships.

Selenite wand: Selenite is a high vibration stone with an ethereal, peaceful, spiritual quality. It has a striated structure, which means that it has parallel grooves or lines recessed down the length of the stone. The striations in Selenite serve as pathways for higher dimensional light to be amplified and channeled through in a powerful way. Selenite also has a profound clearing effect, and we will use it as a wand to help clear the heart chakra.

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Here are the step-by-step instructions for healing and clearing the heart chakra and the emotional body. You can easily do this treatment on yourself, and you can also perform it for loved ones and clients.

  1. Gather and cleanse the five stones you will use.You could use running water, sage, salt, sound, violet flame, or any crystal cleansing method you like.
  2. Create a comfortable and clear space for the treatment.Crystal healing works best if you or your client can feel safe and relaxed. This treatment is done lying down, so it will work great on a bed, a massage table, a couch, or even on a blanket placed on the floor. You might want to diffuse some relaxing essential oils, dim the lights, and play soft, meditative music. I also like to smudge the room with sage to clear the energy.
  3. Call in help from your soul and spirit team, and set positive healing intentions.I always get better healing results when I remember to formally invite in my own soul and healing guides to assist. I ask them to help me in creating the highest healing outcome.
  4. Place the Chrysocolla on the heart chakra (located at the center of the chest).Then place the Lepidolite to the left of the Chrysocolla, and place the Rhodonite to the right of the Chrysocolla. The Chrysocolla will serve to absorb and release old emotions and patterns that are blocking the heart chakra. The Lepidolite is positioned left, because the left side is your feminine side. Lepidolite will provide a calming, clearing, and balancing effect that feels very comforting. The Rhodonite is positioned right, which is your masculine side. It will bring stability to the emotions and assist with rebuilding a healthier emotional foundation.
  5. Hold the Selenite wand a few inches above the heart chakra, and make counterclockwise circles over the Chrysocolla. This creates a vortex to help draw any blockages or old emotions into the Chrysocolla for absorption and release. Stick with this for as long as you feel guided—a few minutes or longer. As you are doing this, unprocessed emotions might come up in a powerful way, or it might be really subtle. Just breathe into the feelings, or instruct your client to do so, and allow them to exit the system.
  6. Replace the Chrysocolla with the Rose Quartz. Once the Chrysocolla has done the job of helping to release the old emotions, the Rose Quartz will infuse the heart chakra with pure, loving frequencies. You can place your hands over the Rose Quartz and allow Divine love to flow.
  7. Leave the stones in place for a minimum of eleven minutes. It normally takes about eleven minutes for crystal energy to fully integrate into the chakras and bio-system. You are welcome to leave them in place for a longer amount of time, if that feels right.
  8. Remove and cleanse the stones when you are done. 

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Doing this heart-healing exercise is a wonderful act of self-love. The emotional body can have many layers, so I recommend repeating this exercise as often as you feel the need. You could do this once a month, once a week, or once a day, depending on what you are going through. If you need some extra emotional support, you might also want to carry these stones with you in their satin pouch. That way, you can benefit from their energies throughout the day.

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Here’s How You Find Your Inner Voice Through Your Throat Chakra

Psychic medium Lillyanne shows you how to unlock your inner intuitive powers

Psychics often experience changes in the pitch, accent, speed and language of their voices during readings that directly correspond with the spirit they’re communicating with, so a healthy throat chakra is essential in the work of a psychic medium, as it communicates all the information we download from spirit. It also acts as a ‘truth-filter’, so we can be confident we’re delivering genuine psychic information and not our own opinions or thoughts.

Psychic mediums will know if they have a blocked throat chakra because they’ll be hesitant about delivering information, or unsure that they’re the ‘real deal’ – so the words literally become stuck in their throats. If you’re someone who is scared to bring your gifts to the world, you’ve almost definitely got a blocked throat chakra that stops you expressing yourself with spoken or written words. In addition, if during communication you experience a coughing fit, painful neck, sore throat, or difficulty delivering channeled information, it’s a sign you need to call on Archangels Gabriel and Michael to cleanse and unblock your throat chakra and support you in speaking your spiritual truth in a compassionate and diplomatic way.

Our inner voice is our soul speaking. It always speaks lovingly and hugs us with its kind words, and it often carries an alternative view to what we’re thinking we ‘should’ do, giving us breathing space and wisdom to reach a conclusion that works for our highest good. If you’re stuck knowing what to do for the best, place either of your hands gently on your throat chakra and ask yourself “what do I need to know right now to help me move towards a soulful solution?”, and then listen to the reply of your inner voice. It may not give you the easiest way through, but you know it will be the right way for you. We all have intuition or an ‘inner voice’. How many times have you wished you’d spoken up, or equally not said something you later regretted? Our throat chakras work for us every day – not just when we’re working as psychic mediums, so it’s essential we all do the work required to declutter our throat chakra with the help of our beloved angels.

Read more in the June issue of Soul & Spirit – on sale 17th May 2018!

Jenness Cortez Perlmutter: Using the Chakra System as a Diagnostic Tool to Help Relieve and Prevent Physician Burnout

Jenness Cortez Perlmutter

By employing the ancient chakra system as a diagnostic tool, physicians can gain greater clarity about their patients, while experiencing better health, less burnout, more creativity and greater home/ work balance. — Jenness Cortez Perlmutter


The American Meditation Institute (AMI) co-founder and internationally renowned artist Jenness Cortez Perlmutter will present a lecture on “The Ancient Chakra System as a Diagnostic Tool,” during the 10th annual mind/body medicine CME conference October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive 32 CME training, accredited by the Albany Medical College and the American Medical Association, is designed to help prevent and relieve stress and burnout in physicians and other health care professionals.

Jenness Cortez Perlmutter is co-founder of The American Meditation Institute and editor of “Transformation”––the journal of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. She has studied in Rishikesh, India and is a direct disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas––the man who, in laboratory conditions at the Menninger Institute, demonstrated that blood pressure, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system can be voluntarily controlled. These research demonstrations have been one of the major cornerstones of the modern mind/body movement. As an AMI faculty member, Ms. Cortez-Perlmutter teaches a wide range of Yoga Science classes including an in-depth study of the perennial psychology of the Bhagavad Gita.

According to Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, “The power to relieve and prevent burnout lies within each of us. It is simply a matter of attaining the necessary knowledge and then cultivating our determination and will. By employing the ancient chakra system as a diagnostic tool, physicians can experience better health, less burnout, more creativity and greater home/ work balance. By learning to employ their knowledge of chakra psychology (subtle emotional/mental causes of stress), physicians will be able to diagnose and treat dis-ease with greater clarity and understanding.”

This “Heart and Science of Yoga” 32 CME conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education. By design, it offers a broad curriculum of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine to relieve and prevent physician burnout. In addition to Ms. Cortez Perlmutter’s lecture on the “chakra system as a diagnostic tool,” topics at this year’s conference will include instruction on AMI MEDITATION, epigenomics, mantra science, yoga psychology, alleviating trauma and PTSD, resiliency, mind function optimization, food as medicine, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, and lymph system detoxification New this year, dedicated courses on addiction and pain management, a frequent conference discussion topic and growing global issue, have been added to the curriculum.

The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty create a dynamic and interactive course for their students. Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. In addition to Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, other distinguished presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder; Mark Pettus MD, Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems; Anthony Santilli MD, board-certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Holistic physician Beth Netter, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Susan Lord MD, a private practice holistic physician focusing on prevention and treatment, and former course director for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s “Food As Medicine” program in Washington, DC; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Beth Netter MD MT, holistic physician and acupuncturist, Albany, NY; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee;, and Lee Albert, NMT, acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor.

Since 2009, when this conference was first offered, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey have endorsed AMI’s core curriculum. According to previous attendee Kristin Kaelber, MD, a board certified internist in Cleveland, Ohio, “The material presented in AMI’s CME conference represents the future of medical education. It has provided me the practical tools to be a better physician, wife, mother and friend. Anyone burdened by the stress and burnout of practicing medicine today definitely needs this wisdom.”

About the American Meditation Institute

The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of Yoga Science, meditation and its allied disciplines as mind/body medicine. In its holistic approach to wellness, AMI combines the healing arts of the East with the practicality of modern Western science. The American Meditation Institute offers a wide variety of classes, retreats, and teacher training programs. AMI also publishes Transformation a bi-monthly journal of meditation as holistic mind/body medicine. Call (518) 674-8714 for a mail or email subscription.

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7 Simple Ways to Incorporate Chakra Healing into your Daily Life


7 Simple Ways to Incorporate Chakra Healing into your Daily Life

Have you ever heard the phrase “good vibes only”? or felt a negative presence in a room? Have you felt really good energy from a perfect stranger, like you’ve known them forever? When a person feels light, happy, and nurtured, it’s likely their chakras are in alignment. Balancing your chakras is a wonderful way to reach optimal well-being in your body, mind, and spirit. We are all beings of light, and when our energy is blocked, we can feel drained, imbalanced, or distressed. And since frequency is a universal language, your vibrations not only affect you, but everyone around you. Your chakras are centers through which energy flows. This is where we collect and absorb the energies within and outside of ourselves. When your chakras are balanced, your body and mind work in harmony to make you feel elevated, confident, and happy.

Below are 7 simple ways to incorporate chakra healing into your daily life:

  1. Assessment

    Imagine going to the doctor for a checkup. He/she scans your body for any tenderness, looks at the pupils of your eyes, listens to your heartbeat, and takes notes of any complaints you might have. Assessing your chakras is just as important as going to a doctor for a checkup, only this time, the doctor is you. You know what goes on in your body better than anyone else. Ancient Egyptians believed that breathing a name aloud would call it into existence. Bring your energy to present time by speaking your name aloud, softly, over and over again. Close your eyes, and imagine your spirit guides coming to you. Call on them, ask them to guide you. Feel their energy and bring your awareness to your body, thanking them every step of the way. Where do you feel blocked? Where does your energy feel low? Where does it feel strong?
  2. Yoga and Meditation

    Yoga and meditation are some of the best ways to get in touch with yourself. Light a candle, take deep cleansing breaths and visualize your body coming into straight and right alignment. Really imagine your connection to Spirit, your inner knowing, your honest truth, your emotions, your power, your creations, your safety and connection to Earth. Visualize each chakra spinning in the light of its associated color. As you focus on each chakra, send healing light to that space. When all of your chakras feel attended, open your eyes.

  3. Morning Mantras

    Chanting mantras has a powerful effect on your chakras. Imagine your chakra like a singing bowl and the mantra as the striker. Mantras elevate your chakras’ frequency, clearing out any negative energies or blockages. These positive vibrations are sent to your body and spirit, sending healing vibrations that transmit through your centers. Music works in the same way.

  4. Journaling

    Journaling is so important to spiritual development. Often, when I write, my words reveal insights that wouldn’t have surfaced otherwise. The more you write, the easier it is to unlock the wisdom that resides within you. Record any thoughts or feelings that arise during meditation. Did you notice any colors around certain parts of your body? Did a part of you ache? Invite spirits to speak to you through your words. In this way, you also practice your psychic gifts.

  5. Balance

    Practice balance. Balance is an ongoing process. When we think positive thoughts, our actions become positive. When we think negative thoughts, our actions become negative. Incorporating balance in your daily life gives you stability and a sense of calm. Prioritize and focus. What is important in your life? What do you need more of, and what do you need to set free? Listen to your intuition and take the first steps toward actualizing your goals. Your energy will shift.

These daily practices will help you feel energetically lighter. Balancing your chakras starts with listening to your body, visualizing and feeling the energy that’s within you, then taking the time to bring it all into harmony. May your mind, body, and spirit be in perfect alignment.

Would you like to learn more about working with chakras? My upcoming book, “The Ultimate Guide to Chakras” officially launches on September 4! My hope is that you will be able to understand and heal your energetic centers to live a happier and healthier lifestyle. This book is for everyone – from the curious beginner to the experienced healer. Click hereto pre-order your copy before the publishing date, and save your receipt to receive a free gift!

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9 Symptoms Of Solar Plexus Chakra Pain And How To Relieve It

by Conscious Reminder

What is the Solar Plexus?

Solar plexus is a nerve plexus in the abdomen that is situated behind the stomach and in front of the aorta and the crura of the diaphragm. It can be visualized at the gravitational center of the human torso.

Locating solar plexus is easy, just follow the line under your ribs and the point at which they meet is considered to be the place of solar plexus.

It is an extremely complex network of nerves and arteries that connects our important body organs. Often known as the ‘celiac plexus’, it is also responsible for aiding the breathing process.

The knowledge of this chakra point is used to throw off the opponents off balance and knock them away in sports like karate and other martial arts.

A direct hit at the solar plexus would hurt really badly as it has a lot of nerve endings. Also, it’ll cause the diaphragm to throw out all the gas from your lungs resulting in a painful experience.

Solar Plexus pain

It is extremely difficult to know what is causing the pain at solar plexus as there are so many nerve endings present there.

Many scientists believe that due to the proximity of lungs and stomach to the solar plexus, along with huge number of nerves that run through it, the pain and discomfort there can be a result of different problems like:

  • Stomach ulcers
  • Stress
  • Indigestion
  • Stretched muscles
  • Muscle cramp or spasm
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Nerve damage caused by vitamin deficiencies or injuries
  • Bruising

This means that when you feel pain near your solar plexus, you must consult a professional medic. Only then can you be sure about the exact cause.

Still, there are certain situations that you can deal at an individual level. Like, if you have a history of ulcers, then you can fairly assume that the pain inducing element is ulcers only.

In general, you can alleviate your pain with the help of massages and stretches.

Have you experienced solar plexus pain? Share your views and opinions with us.

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How Yoga Helps You Find Yourself By Focusing Your Practice On A Single Chakra

Yoga is an incredibly strong mental, physical, and spiritual practice that contains many layers. The physical poses in yoga are simply the surface of the practice, as “yoga” literally translates to the word “union” (of the mind, body, and soul, specifically). When you consistently practice both on and off the mat, yoga can help you find yourself in so many ways — especially when you start to learn about the energy that courses through your body, and how to bring everything into perfect harmony.

When you venture past the physical aspect of yoga and begin focusing on internal energy, you’ll likely stumble upon the Sanskrit word “chakras.” A chakra is defined as a center of energy, and there are seven chakras in total, all of which are located in different places throughout the human body, kind of like pressure points.

While each of the seven chakras serve their own individual purpose for regulating your mental, physical, and spiritual energy, the solar plexus chakra — or manipura chakra, in Sanskrit — is said to be responsible for governing your personal power, beliefs, and self-worth. The manipura chakra is located above your belly button and just below your sternum, and you can activate and balance this chakra through certain yoga poses and breathing techniques.

But how will you know when your solar plexus chakra is doing its job? Well, maybe you’ll suddenly feel compelled to speak up for yourself one day in the midst of a tricky situation, or perhaps you’ll find yourself gathering the courage to do something that scares the absolute sh*t out of you.

With a healthy and balanced solar plexus chakra, you’ll have a stronger sense of self overall, like you’re wrapped in a blanket of self-assurance and confidence. Try these six yoga poses to activate your manipura chakra, and allow this newfound energy to help you find yourself as you unveil your personal power.

Breath Of Fire (Kapalabhati Pranayama)

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Practicing breath of fire gets the heat circulating within your energetic channels and ignites the fire that awakens your manipura chakra.

After you’ve gone through a few rounds of kapalabhati pranayama, try repeating a positive affirmation to yourself to instill a deep sense of confidence and help balance your solar plexus chakra. “My happiness depends on no external source” is a personal favorite of mine, if you want to try that one.

Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana)

Since your solar plexus is located between your navel and your sternum, plank pose, and the heat it builds in your core, is great for activating and awakening this particular chakra.

Breathe through the heat and fire of kumbhakasana, maintaining a calm disposition throughout this difficult pose. Mind over matter is key in this dynamic asana.

Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III)

Virabhadrasana III is an incredible pose for tapping into your solar plexus chakra because it helps you build self-confidence by instilling a sense of powerful inner strength — and outer strength, because let’s be real, balancing on one leg is way harder than it looks.

There’s nothing like trying to ~find yourself~ while you’re standing on one leg and trying your best to stay upright. Remember, balance is key in all areas of life, my friend.

Revolved Triangle (Parvritta Trikonasana)

You might want to use a block for this pose because the twist is rather deep, but once you comfortably get into this asana, you’ll love the feeling that the revolved sensation brings to your solar plexus chakra.

Parvritta trikonasana requires both flexibility and core strength. And while that obviously refers to physical strength in this context, try to use the teachings of this asana to channel that same flexibility and strength when it comes to staying true to yourself IRL, no matter what the circumstance.

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

Adding bow pose to your practice will encourage blood flow and energy to rush directly toward your liver, bringing everything back to equilibrium and balance, and allowing you to focus on what really matters.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

A soothing balasana works wonders on an imbalanced solar plexus chakra, massaging the area between your navel and sternum and sending a blissful aura down your energetic channels.

Breathe deeply and fully, sending sweet and expansive inhales toward your manipura chakra. On your exhales, allow any feelings of self-doubt to dissolve and exit your body. Leave those worries behind as you conclude your practice and roll up your mat.


The Locations Of All Of Earths Most Powerful Energy And Chakra Points

If you’re at all familiar with chakras, you know how important they are to our balance and energy. And just as we have chakras, so too does the earth. Just as there are energy lines throughout our body, so too are there throughout the earth—only Gaia’s energy lines are called ley lines, and they carry energy charges. The Ley Lines carry energy between the vibrational points at which they intersect, and as it happens, those intersections are also the location of some of the world’s most sacred sites, including Angkor Wat, the Pyramids, Machu Picchu, and Stonehenge. While not many cultures today still celebrate ley lines, it’s obvious that many of the great ancient civilizations did. Chinese cultures have historically referred to them as dragon lines, and the Aborigines of Australia known them as dream lines. Elsewhere in the world they are known as spirit lines or ley lines. And it is at these intersections, where those energies come together, that we find mother earth’s chakras. Root

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Fulfill The 5 Essential Needs Of Your Solar Plexus Chakra To Unlock Your Personal Power

As human beings, we have different needs that must be fulfilled. Needs that aren’t met or fulfilled have the tendency of getting back to us by leading to an imbalance in one or more areas of our life.

These needs strongly relate to our 7 chakras. The most basic and easier to fulfill start at the base, basically the root chakra. As we get to the higher chakras, these needs become more complex and more abstract, making them hard to understand and difficult to fulfill.

This article focuses on the essential needs of the Solar Plexus chakra because it’s the one that is most often overlooked for the main reason that it’s about embracing our ego identity and accepting our uniqueness.

In short, the Solar Plexus chakra is a “me” chakra that focuses mostly on the self in contrast to the heart chakra that focuses on others. However, first you need to find and embrace your personal power before you can find the power to truly help others.

Fulfilling the essential needs of the Solar Plexus chakra may appear selfish and egoistic, but without self acceptance and self empowerment, finding your self worth and value is not possible.

Paradoxically, in a state of self empowerment and self worth, you will make decisions that are much more selfless and kind to other people. Hence, loving and taking care of the self must be done first before going out and making the world more beautiful for others.

Here are the essential needs of your Solar Plexus chakra and how to acquire them.

Fulfill The 5 Essential Needs Of Your Solar Plexus Chakra:the-5-essential-needs-of-your-solar-plexus-chakra

1. Acknowledgment.

Give yourself a pat on the back everytime you accomplish something.

No matter how small your accomplishments are, celebrating little victories can boost your confidence and inspires you to do more each day.

Congratulate yourself for cooking the perfect meal or having eliminated clutter in your home.

2. Support.

Talk to yourself in the mirror and say encouraging words.

Look yourself in the mirror. Let your gaze penetrate deep down in the eyes of the person you see in the mirror.

See yourself as you really are and say: “You’re awesome!” Talk to yourself as if you’re talking lovingly to someone else. See how it feels to receive such support, even though it’s from no other than you. The point is to learn how to be your own avid supporter.

3. Care.

Indulge yourself in things that make you feel good.

If you want to look good. Do it. Buy the pair of shoes you’ve been wanting to wear. Just because you want to look your best doesn’t mean you’re egotistic and less spiritual.

This only means you’re a healthy individual who knows what it wants to be your best self. You do it because it makes you happy and that’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.

4. Recognition.

Share your accomplishments with the people you love.

Your loved ones are your personal cheerleaders who desire only your best. Whatever accomplishments you have, share it with them, you can even brag about it.

Accomplishments are meant to be shared so that the good vibes you get will create more good vibes motivating you for more accomplishments.

5. Confidence.

Act like you’re somebody to actually become the somebody you act to be.

What you know you can be, inside, can be manifested outside. But you need to shift the way you see yourself. You need to create inner confidence to become who you want to be.

Stand tall and trick yourself into feeling confidence. If you start acting like your best self, you will start becoming your best self. Just don’t listen what others think, they don’t have a clue who you truly are and who you can become.

When you give your third chakra these 5 essentials, acknowledgment, support, care, recognition, and confidence, you will balance it and unlock your personal power. The best part is that you can give all these things yourself.



Fulfill The 5 Essential Needs Of Your Solar Plexus Chakra To Unlock Your Personal Power


How to Use a Crystal Healing Wand to Clear Your Third Eye Chakra

How to Use a Crystal Healing Wand to Clear Your Third Eye Chakra

Remember ? At the beginning of her tale, she lets life happen to her. She doesn′t have a vision for her future and is just doing her best to survive her circumstances. Then one day things start to change with the help of her fairy godmother′s magical wand.

If she had drawn one of our free Tarot card readings, her spread would be the Wheel of Fortune, the Ace of Wands, and The Star cards, appearing to her to show her that peace, healing, and hope were on the way to help her get through a big and lucky change. You can have that magic in your life too!

Now, you may not end up riding in a pumpkin carriage to the ball, but you can clarify the vision you have for your life by using a crystal healing wand… without having to call in your fairy godmother! That vision is closer than you think. You just need to activate your Third Eye chakra, and procure your very own wand!

Secrets of Your Third Eye Chakra

Chakras are invisible energy wheel centers we have in our body. We have 7 major chakras. The Third Eye chakra is the 6th chakra and is exactly what it sounds like. It is also known as in Sanscrit. This chakra is our eye to “see” things that we cannot see with our naked eyes. It is located between your eyes on your forehead, and when clean and functioning well, it can help you to see things that others can′t, which will protect and guide you.

Healing crystals like and lapis lazuli will help you activate your Third Eye chakra. Use them with meditation, keep them in your pocket or wallet, place them underneath your pillow to activate dreams and visions. You too will see the secrets that only your Third Eye chakra can see. Loose stones on their own are excellent, but using them in the form of a crystal healing wand is even better.

You don′t need a good fairy to help you! You can be your own good fairy!

Crystal Healing Wands: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!

Wands are powerful tools. They gather and direct energy through their points. When you′re using a wand for healing or anything else, it′s important to program it with your intention. Just say – or even think – something simple like, “only the highest energies, aligned with the greatest good of all, will pass through this wand.” Picture your crystal wand as a faucet that directs the potent flow of Universal energy.

You can use a crystal healing wand to focus and direct your own energy to gain insight. You probably know what you don′t want in life: drama with family, unfulfilling work, being busy all the time, or just barely scraping by financially … you′re over that! So. Over. That.

When you′re right in the thick of a problem, it′s hard to see a way to get through. That′s when it′s time to get clear on what you DO want, and use your wand to help you transform the energies.

To help you, let′s start with a short meditation to enhance your focus through your Third Eye and move toward the life of your dreams!

Third Eye Chakra & Crystal Healing Wand Meditation

During this meditation, you will need to get out your crystal wand. If you don′t have one yet, you can visit our store and get your own Gemstone Healing Wand. First, read this meditation out loud into a recorder or dictation device you may have, such as on your phone, into a notepad. Then, play it for yourself.

  1. Sit comfortably and close your eyes.
  2. Start breathing. Big breath in. Big breath out. Keep doing that. Think of nothing else but doing that. Big breath in. Big breath out. Now notice your breath… feel it coming into and out of your body. As you breathe in now, think of all of the good things in your life, and draw them into every cell of your body. Yes, this is a big breath. Now, as you breathe out, exhale all of the problems and vexations you are having right now. Actually visualize them leaving your body. Do this several times until you feel light. Stay here for as long as you need, repeating the process and breathing deeply.
  3. Now, bring your attention to your Third Eye chakra right in the middle of your forehead.
  4. Call upon the highest powers in the Universe to send a flow of positive energy to you through your crystal wand. Feel this charge entering the crystal wand and put the end of the wand against your Third Eye chakra, with the tip pointing in front of you.
  5. Breathe in illumination… breathe out, and let go of anything that is distracting you. You should feel amazing. That′s why this is the most important step of this meditation, and why we keep asking you to repeat it. Feel your focus and intention clarifying.
  6. Now, ask the Universe and your spirit guides to send you visions of what you need to know to move forward in a situation, or just in life in general. Be patient. Keep breathing. The messages will come.
  7. And repeat. You can practice this meditation for 5 minutes a day or more, and enjoy your newfound focus!

Concluding thoughts…

Breathe in. Soak up all of life′s goodness. Breathe out. Exhale all of life′s vexations. Then, bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! Wave that crystal healing wand over your Third Eye chakra, and wait for those visions to arrive from your angels and guides.

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Learning Your Chakra Type Is The First Step To Achieving Energetic Balance

We are living between two worlds. The Outer World from where you recharge and exercise your energy and the Inner World from where you find connection and direction of energy. You need to have balance between these two worlds to balance your energies.

Real balance means having a roof over your head, food to eat, clothes to keep you warm, a place to call your home, a deep connection with yourself, good relationships, and a strong connectedness with the Source and the world. It’s not one or the other, it’s both!

Real balance us difficult to achieve when your chakras or energy centers aren’t balanced. If some of your chakras are overactive, and other are underactive you will live in a reality created mainly by the overactive chakras and you’ll be out of balance.

The truth is your energy is specific only to you. Thus, the first thing you need to do is know what chakra dominant type are you.

When you identify with your chakra dominant type you will know what you need to work on. When you achieve real energetic balance you will unlock your true energetic potential.

What’s Your Chakra Type:your-chakra-type-first-step-to-achieving-energetic-balance

1. Upper Chakra Dominant Type

If you’re the upper chakra dominant type, then you don’t have problems connecting with your spiritual and Higher Self.

You may have satisfying relationships and you are probably in the best of your health, but your problem lies in keeping yourself grounded.

This means you have struggles providing for your physical needs. Your higher chakras are overflowing with energies but your lower chakras are barely making it.

Working with your lower chakras is the first step to balancing your energies and achieving real abundance.

You need to meet your basic physical needs, connect with yourself and other people on a deeper emotional level and take more action to know yourself better.

2. Lower Chakra Dominant Type

The lower chakra dominant types are the wealthy people who have all the luxuries in life but are miserable, unhappy, and aren’t at peace.

The energies in their lower chakras are so high but they get stuck in the middle, thus an imbalance exists.

Physically and materially they are abundant but spiritually they are in poverty. And in order for them to achieve their true potential they need to reach spirituality.

What you need is, to work on your higher chakras to achieve balance and unlock your true energetic potential.

You need to express yourself, listen to your intuition and open your mind.

3. The Split

You are a split type if you can go back and forth from having high energy levels in the upper chakras to high energy levels in the lower chakras.

The problem lies in having a weak middle, the part that keeps the flow and the balance.

You often gravitate and go forth between the opposites.

What you need to work on is your middle chakras, the heart, throat or the solar plexus.

You need to open your heart, express yourself better and know yourself more.

The Chakras Work Best When They Work Together:

Whatever chakras are dominant in yourself, you need to know that all of them work the best when they work together.

Nurture your balanced chakras and work on the ones you are neglecting because their inactivity blocks your way of achieving energetic balance..

You also need to take note that you can be a mix of the three types.

Knowing yourself better is the key to knowing the energies that you lack.

When you are being balanced you are empowered from within.



Learning Your Chakra Type Is The First Step To Achieving Energetic Balance


Handcrafted Beaded Artisan Jewelry – Crystal Shopping For the Chakras!

Household protection is a big thing for almost everyone on one level or any other. The one I am referring to today is working on an energetic level and healing vibrational matches. We are all exposed to different energies throughout our days with work, home, school, good friends, family, co-workers, shopping, and the list goes on and on. Just one place that should be a safe haven from these energies is definitely our own homes. I am going to explain in a very clear-cut format tips on how to do this, even without any major crystal training.

First what you look for to do is make sure you know how many rooms are in your residence total. If there are six, eight, twelve, etc that pays a big toll in knowing how many crystal shop onlineyou’ll have for your home protection. Once you know how many rooms total, like every room, even small utility rooms or examine spaces should be counted, you will need to go to your local crystal purchase or online store to make sure you have enough crystals to get due to protection. What you will be doing is laying out an energy main grid amongst your home to keep this safe.

You will need one Clear Quartz and one Black Obsidian for each and every room of your abode. So if you have an eight room house, you will need eight Crystal clear Quartz crystals and eight Black Obsidian. These can be located very inexpensively, and for the price of protection on an energetic degree, you can’t beat this type of work.

Next you want to cleanse in addition to charge them for the protection of your home. You can even add in often the programming your physical address is you wish to be very particular about it. The crystals will know when you are laying them out the way they are for, but do what feels comfortable for you.

You want to you can put Clear Quartz and Black Obsidian in opposite 4 corners of the same room. Then for the next room, you want to remember to placed them in the adjoining room and make sure you still have the exact opposites facing each other. So another words, you do not aim for two Clear Quartz right next to each other, even though they usually are separate by a physical wall with the rooms, you want to get them to facing the opposites of the crystals. Once you have placed all of these books out let them settle into their new homes for at least 1 day to align the grid work on its own. This will hold it has the vibrational level for about 30 days, so make sure to cleanse, course and place them back in their spots every month.

The word chakras is considered new age terminology in most parts of the world, particularly under western culture. The word chakras is a Sanskrit word which refers to the 6 spinning energy centers along the mid-line which constitute the very subtle energy system of the human body, as believed by the historical Vedic philosophy of India. These 7 energy locations, or chakras, act as an energetic blueprint to the body’s physical and emotional condition, with each chakra corresponding to a particular facet of the psyche and physical organ system. Furthermore, each one chakra is characterized by a different color and is sensitive to help certain crystals, gemstones and minerals. Wearing a crystal clear or gemstone associated with a particular chakra has the power of activating that chakra and offering its unique gifts of emotional and physical healing, spiritual connection and so much more.

There are hundreds of crystals, gemstones and minerals on this earth, and so many still for being discovered. It is important to know which stones correspond to each chakra. This knowledge is a powerful instrument in healing your own physical and emotional disorders. It is believed in ancient Vedic approach that one’s physical and emotional condition is apparent in the energised blueprint of the body long before it manifests in our day-to-day lives. Therefore , applying crystals and gemstones to their relative strength centers, or chakras, is also a powerful preventative tool. Finding out how each chakra and its relative crystals and gem stones relates to our physical and emotional systems is a magical and empowering journey.

Next time you are shopping for handcrafted beaded artisan fashion, take a look at the list below and consider which chakra as well as chakras may be in need of a tune-up.

  • Crown Chakra – Clear Quartz & Amethyst
  • Third Eye Chakra — Amethyst Lapis Lazuli
  • Throat Chakra – Aquamarine, Turquoise, Amazonite
  • Heart Chakra – Rose Quartz, Kunzite, And also
  • Solar Plexus Chakra – Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, Topaz, Calcite
  • Sacral Chakra – Amber, Citrine, Orange Calcite, Carnelian
  • Root Chakra – Garnet Smoky Quartz, Hematite, Jasper

Take your time selecting which stone appeals to you. Your pure intuition will guide you to a beaded artisan necklace or two of beaded artisan earrings that is right for you. You will feel good fully understand this special gift will keep on giving.

9 Amazing Ways To Clean And Heal Your Chakras – The Energy Healing Magazine

Even though there are 100s of Chakras there are seven main ones that are typically dealt with when it comes to healing. The Chakras begin at the bottom area of your spinal cord at the point of the coccyx bone and then travel along up the spinal cord to the very top part of your head.

These are the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and Crown Chakra.

The goal behind all spiritual practices is to reach a place of balance between spirit, body, earth and health, universality and grounding. Below are a few fantastic techniques used to clean and heal the Chakras.

1) Chakra Meditation

It is recommended to approach healing from 2 directions when it comes to Chakra meditation:

Focusing On The Level Of Cause

Unless the cause level has not been addressed, effects such as feeling distressed or upset inside the body, emotions and body will persist. For this reason Chakra meditation should involve any type of meditation that assists in bringing attention to yourself to a state of pure awareness.

Focusing On the Levels Of Effects

The next meditation involves other variations of Chakra meditation used to ease the feelings or effects of being isolated and separated opposed to the Whole that we actually are. Some of these meditations include: The Wellbeing Boat, Inner Vision Meditation and White Light Chakra Meditation.

If you are new to Chakra Meditation, a guided meditation may be the right fit for you. Put headphones on, sit down and follow the guide’s voice and instructions. There are guided meditations for every taste – you could start with this one:

2) Affirmations

One of the powerful tools used for Chakra healing are affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that have the function of strengthening and healing damaged part of ourselves. When working with affirmations, we are able to focus on various aspects, one at a time. Here are some examples of affirmations for the various Chakras:

  1. The Root Chakra – “I am filled with humility. I am enough as I am.”
  2. The Sacral Chakra – “I am radiant, beautiful and strong and enjoy a healthy and passionate life”
  3. The Solar Plexus – “I accept myself completely. I accept that I have strengths and I accept that I have weaknesses.”
  4. The Heart Chakra – “Love is the answer to everything in life, and I give and receive love unconditionally”
  5. The Throat Chakra – “My thoughts are positive, and I always express myself truthfully and clearly”
  6. The Third Eye Chakra – “I am wise, and I understand the true meaning of life’s situations”
  7. The Crown Chakra –  “I am complete and one with the divine energy”

3) Balancing through Massage

Massage is another common technique used for Chakra healing below is the massage methods used on each of the Chakras:

The Root Chakra

Massaging the gluteal muscles, legs and feet encourages energy flow better known as prana in this region.

The Sacral Chakra

Myofascial release for the hip flexors along with releasing the iliopsoas muscle helps to release tension in the hips. This helps them to open up for energy flow to the sacral Chakra.

The Solar Plexus

This area is massaged by applying oils to the abdomen area using clockwise directions around the area of the navel. This encourages waste elimination and improves the organ functions by bringing about conscious awareness to this “personal power center”

The Heart Chakra

Massaging the area of the upper back and a gentle traction to the shoulder joint and arm along with myofascial releases the pectoral muscles that assist in opening up this particular Chakra region.

The Throat Chakra

Gentle neck traction and release of restricted fascia tissues that surrounds the back and front of the neck is then followed by a gentle massage of the neck and the attachments to the base of the head.

The Third Eye Chakra

The massage used for the Anja Chakra includes a massage technique known as “brow stripping” that includes the muscles in the jaw area, temples and nasal sinuses.

The Crown Chakra

A scalp massage furthers the connection to the Crown Chakra followed by hair pulls and cervical traction to release cranial-tissue adhesion’s.

4) Color Vibration

When exposed to different types of colors that all have a different vibration, our physical state, emotions and moods can be changed. We are able to rebalance the Chakras by exposing our body to different colors in our homes, our food and the clothes that we wear. Other ways to absorb colors is to wear color glasses that absorb the vibrations needed in our bodies.

Every Chakra has a different color associated – you can learn more at this 7 Chakras overview.

5) Health through Music

Every Chakra responds to various Chakra Sound Healing Frequencies. Some of the popular techniques include the Solfeggio that is music frequencies used to create healing sounds. Another type of music commonly used would be the Isochronic Chakra Suite that are brainwave entrainment techniques that include Tibetan singing bowls combined with Solfeggio frequencies.

6) Professional Energy Healers

Professional energy healers offer services that examine a person’s energy levels in their Chakra system as well as locate the causes of blockages. After a thorough examination they are able to offer suitable healing treatments in regards to Chakra healing.

7) Chakra Stones

The Chakra stones are known as healing crystals that contain specific colors and vibrations. Every Chakra has a specified color, and this same color can be used in Chakra healing. However, even though the majority of stones with a certain color will be used to heal a specific Chakra, there are a few stones that can be utilized to heal multiple Chakras i.e. Clear quartz.

8) Yoga

When the wheel-of-energy or a Chakra is stuck it can be beneficial to release the energy or prana using movement. Yoga postures have been recognized as a fantastic technique to release stuck or stagnant energy out of the body. This encourages the flow of vital and fresh energy back into the body through breath and postures.

9) Essential Oils

Essential oils also form an important part of Chakra healing and are generally used combined with massage techniques. Below is a list of recommended oils for each Chakra:

  • 1st Chakra: St. Johnís Wort, Angelica, Patchouli and Frankincense
  • 2nd Chakra: Orange, Neroli, Clove, Juniper and Rosemary
  • 3rd Chakra: Lemon, Rosemary, Peppermint, Yarrow and Marjoram
  • 4th Chakra: Melissa, Rosewood, Basil and Rose
  • 5th Chakra: Lemongrass, Sage and Blue chamomile
  • 6th Chakra: Clary sage, Elemi, Spruce and Lavender
  • 7th Chakra: Geranium, Myrrh, Gotu Kola and Sandalwood

(DISCOVER) The Secret To Opening Your Chakras

(DISCOVER) The Secret To Opening Your Chakras


Chakras are nothing but a melange of energies in our bodies which interfere with our psychological standards also known as the centers of prana, the life force and vital energy.

Opening your chakras can be very uncomplicated as well as intricate at times. You should be mentally prepared that this is not an overnight process. It does require time to master but trust me every single second that you devote towards opening your chakras will be worth. Once you start the process you will start noticing a change in your energy levels dramatically and happiness will come and hug you on its own.

To begin with, you need to first understand different chakras and then the process to open them.

There are seven main chakras in our body; four in our upper body, and three in the lower body. Let’s get into the details.

7 Powerful Crystals That Will Activate Your Chakras (A Beginner’s Guide)

Crystals are loved by everyone. They are the Earth’s DNA and exude mystical qualities that provoke a reaction from even the most nonspiritual people. We are all influenced by their magical healing qualities whether we are aware of it or not, so the more you can understand them, the more effective they will be.

Crystals need to be respected and can be programmed to help them work with you more efficiently. Much like people, if you treat them kindly, they will co-operate with you.

my top 7 crystals for activating your main chakras

1. Red Jasper – Base Chakra

Known as the ‘supreme nurturer’, it has the ability to ground even the most scattered individuals. It activates the base chakra and helps with rebirthing, reducing anger and setting healthy boundaries. It will assist in the detoxification of the circulatory system and clears blockages in the liver. Its rich, deep red/brown color aids the activation of energy and promotes feelings of safety and security.

2. Orange Calcite – Sacral Chakra

Brilliant for re-energizing and cleansing the Sacral Chakra. This waxy crystal rebalances the emotions, releasing fear and depression. It has a powerful ability to soothe the reproductive system and improves the function of the gallbladder and intestinal tract. It is vibrant orange in color and can clear and transmute shocks and trauma held in the cellular memory.

3. Citrine – Solar-Plexus Chakra

This self-cleansing stone enhances creativity and transmutes negative energy. It will purify the Solar-Plexus Chakra and cleanses the subtle bodies. Known as a crystal of abundance, it aids the process of manifesting your dreams and desires. Its golden/yellow hues clear low self-esteem, self-doubt and fear and moves you into new states of joy and optimism.

4. Rose Quartz – Heart Chakra

The best stone to open the Heart Chakra, invoking feelings or deep peace and effortlessly educating you about unconditional love. This crystal inspires self-love and helps to attract loving relationships. It will release unexpressed emotions and heal the wounded inner child. This soft pink frequency will help you to let go of anger and will even activate new habits of prosperity.

5. Blue Lace Agate – Throat Chakra

Calming and centering, this crystal will offer inner peace and free-flowing expression of your feelings. The perfect way to stimulate your Throat Chakra to clear blocked communication channels. This cooling stone will reduce inflammation, clears mental stress and eliminates anger. Its gift is to create a flow to suppressed feelings, relieving shoulder and neck tension in the process. The pale blue tones increase trust and open up angelic protection.

6. Lapis Lazuli – Third-Eye Chakra

Ideal for opening the third-eye and promoting psychic abilities and spiritual attainment. This is an amazing stress reliever and peace bringer. It is a highly protective stone, blocking psychic attacks and reconnecting you with your spiritual guardians. A great method to reactivate soul purpose, clarity and inner truth, assisting you with dream work, reducing nightmares and enhancing the visualization process. Indigo is the color of mysticism, intuition, honesty and reminds you of your own brilliance.

7. Clear Quartz- Crown Chakra

The most powerful, energy amplifying crystal in the world. It is perfect for cleansing and unblocking energy. Simply holding one will double your magnetic field. This stone contains every color in the spectrum so will heighten clairvoyance and dissolve karma. It is a master healer offering sublime purification and cosmic light activation. It unlocks the Crown Chakra to higher levels of existence and promotes a connection to your true divine, multi-dimensional nature.

There are many other crystals used to rebalance your chakra system and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. As our planet evolves, new crystals are being formed to support us through the ascension. Which crystals are you attracted to?

Leave a few comments below and let me know how these crystalline guardians have activated powerful responses during your own, unique healing journey.

What the 7 Chakras actually have to do with our Yoga Practice.

When I was in undergrad, I was on course overload and under financial distress when my best friend decided to move out of the apartment we shared with no warning, leaving me stunned, heartbroken, and suddenly responsible for double my rent.

So, with a heavy heart and a daunting financial burden, I found a job as personal assistant to my physics professor.

One day soon after I started, I had plans to meet my professor and go over some research, but I just couldn’t focus. My astute teacher took one look at me and asked me what was wrong.

I gave her the short version, but then she asked a question that caught me off guard: “How do you feel?”

I immediately started digging into how my roommate had turned on me, had left me in the lurch with bills and rent by not giving me time to find another roommate, and so on. When I stopped to take a breath, she repeated her question: “How do you feel?”

I was at a loss. I couldn’t remember ever being asked that question before. Maybe I hadn’t; or maybe I just hadn’t been able to hear it. Ask me to discuss calculus, cosmogony, or Newton’s Laws of Motion and I’ll give as good as I get, but emotions? Feelings? Forget it.

She was patient with me and eventually I was able to start accessing and describing the sensations I felt. I told her my stomach was tied in knots, that I had pain in my chest, that it was hard to breathe, and that my throat felt tight. She looked at me and said, very matter of factly: “Well, those are yourchakras.”

That was the last thing I expected to hear from my pragmatic physics professor. But she went on to explain how the chakras worked, where they were located, and how emotional input can be manifested as physical symptoms. I was incredulous, but fascinated.

That conversation was the impetus for me to learn everything I could about the chakras. Not just to understand my own health and well-being, but, if what I learned was helpful and empowering, to share it with others seeking greater understanding.

Chakras 101.

It turns out everyone has personally experienced their chakras at work.

When a heart breaks and pain blossoms in the chest, it’s the anahata (heart) chakra responding to that emotional distress. Anyone who travels extensively knows being continuously ungrounded results in digestive issues, which are governed by the muladhara (root) chakra.

These reactions are understood best through the subtle workings of energy within our body.

Demystifying the chakra system is like learning a new language. As you become more comfortable with the vocabulary and syntax of the language, you’ll experience fewer and fewer miscommunications.

I believe our bodies carry the full expression of the truth we hold inside. The chakra system empowers us to identify the emotional forces that influence our physical selves. Only then can we understand and address them. Only then do we have a chance at effecting holistic transformation.

What do the chakras actually have to do with yoga?

The concept of the chakras is deeply rooted in yoga philosophy. TheHatha Yoga Pradipika describes the physical means through which a practitioner might achieve a state of yoga, , or enlightenment.

Alignment of the chakras is a step in that process.

The chakras lie along a central channel of energy traveling the same path as the spine. It’s known as sushumnah nadi. A nadi is an energetic pathway. Nadis cover every arc and angle of our being, like veins and arteries. Instead of carrying blood, they carry prana. Prana is life force, or vital energy—our animating force.

When prana flows smoothly through our body, it also flows through this central channel and each of the seven chakras. But when energy gets blocked and stagnates, the nadis tighten and coil. This is frequently the cause of our seemingly random aches and pains.

When it comes to addressing those knotted nadis, yoga asana, , and meditation are our best tools. Of the rumored 72,000(!) nadis in the body, yoga practitioners focus on three main channels: the sushumnah (central channel), the ida (feminine), and the pingala (masculine).

Ida and pingala.

The ida is a lunar channel, originating and terminating on the left side of the body. The pingala is the solar channel, beginning and ending on the right side of the body.

Both these channels spiral around the sushumnah all the way to the nose where prana can be invited or expelled through the breath. The intersection points of these channels are the chakras.

The role of kundalini.

Before we clear our energy channels, a serpent (kundalini) lies coiled at the base of the central channel, preventing energy from prematurely rising. Kundalini only begins her ascent when we’ve cultivated enough heat and focus that we can meet her with heightened awareness.

This is where asana practice comes in. The practice naturally builds focus in the mind and heat in the body, which propels kundalini up the shushumnah nadi. Understanding this relationship lays the groundwork for a truly transformative asana practice, which starts with a simple sun salutation.

Sun salutations.

The sun salutationis a staple of asana practice, known to generate heat in the body. We now know that that burning, or tapas, awakens kundalini and empowers us to fully participate in a dialogue with our bodies.

Sun salutations are a complete yoga practice—a vinyasa—a conscious movement that coincides with breath and uplifted intention. So, both breath and movement flow consistently, with no pauses or stutters. Building this consistency will be challenging, but the relationship you’ll cultivate between mind, body, and spirit is a cathartic, life-changing reward.

Aim to do one more sun salutation every day, until you can do, say, 10 without stopping. Then, block out a certain amount of time to perform your vinyasa, and reconnect with your chakras every day. Follow the sequence with a longShavasana to gain the greatest benefits.

Try to sustain this sense of heightened awareness outside of your asana practice—stay tuned in to your body. Exercise the focus you’ve cultivated to quiet the mind and reaffirm your dialogue with the chakras.

The more you do it, the easier it will become, until listening to your body and your mind isn’t a struggle anymore—it’s second nature.

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Crystal of the Month: Can Rainbow Fluorite Make You Emotionally Stable?

They say FLUORITE can stop an emotional spiral in its tracks — we say ‘sign us up’. We’re diving into the deepest of deep vibes with our newest series from the crystal healer behind Energy Muse, Heather Askinosie, learning all about how to actually use our growing crystal collection. Read up on heavenly celestite here and then learn all about this gorgeous gem, rainbow fluorite…

What you should know: Fluorite comes in a wide range of colors, from purple to yellow and even rainbow! Not to be confused with fluoride, which is used to keep your teeth clean, fluorite is a mineral which we prefer to use for cleansing our chakras.

How it heals: Fluorite is the great emotional equalizer. When your life is off kilter, with much of your energy going toward fixing problems and none of it going into self-care or fulfillment, the impending spin out seems almost inevitable. To bring yourself back into balance and avoid a breakdown, connect with the re-cenetering energy of rainbow fluorite. Fluorite helps to calm the mind, so that instead of trying to address a thousand thoughts at once, you can take things one step at a time. The energy of fluorite gently guides you to sort through your mental clutter. By cleansing away unfounded worries, fluorite makes space for positivity to flow in. As you sit with fluorite energy, let the powerful energy cleanse your spirit. This stone is known to cleanse all the chakras, before connecting with the heart chakra for an infusion of confidence, relaxation, and compassion. When calming stability of fluorite takes over, it helps you to see situations from a state of deeper understanding. Rather than viewing your life through the lens of chaos, you can assess situations with clarity. This internal structure and support that fluorite helps to construct translates outward into other areas of your life. Because once you have a solid foundation of peace, focus, and balance, stressful situations can’t topple your sanity. This makes fluorite energy one of the best stones to have around in case of emotional emergencies. When things get tense or cluttered, sort out your spirit with the soothing energy of fluorite.

Where to keep it: By the bed, in the living room, or whatever you need soothing, recentering vibes to flood your space.

How to use it: This is the perfect stone to use in meditation. It will help you transition from a frantic or worried mind, into a tranquil and centered spirit. To use fluorite in meditation, find a peaceful area of your home, and either sit down or lay flat on the ground. Then hold a piece of fluorite in each hand. Visualize the gentle fluorite energy moving throughout your body, cleansing your chakras, and filling you with calming vibrations. Stay in meditation with the energy of fluorite for 11 minutes, or more if you need it.

You may also choose to use rainbow fluorite at work if often find yourself getting overwhelmed or stressed out by your workload. The energy of fluorite offers a quick reset for you to step out of your anxious mind, and get back in tune with stable energy of your body. Even a brief moment spent holding a fluorite stone in rejuvenating breathwork can dramatically improve your focus and attitude when you return to work. Find a calm area of your work, hold your fluorite, and take 10 deep breaths. If you feel comfortable, you can add a mantra to this practice. Choose whatever mantra suits you, but one I’d recommend for fluorite is: I am peace. I am balanced. I am realigned in my center.

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“Fitness In The City” @ Starhill Gallery

There’s nothing like a well-rested weekend, escape the chaos of the city and find my inner peace with yoga and qigong. Last weekend, we had the pleasure to join ‘Fitness In The City’, a fitness event organised by Starhill Gallery held at the swanky European bakery Le Petit Rococo Cafe. (Bintang Step) The event is free and open to the public was organised in line with the athleisure trends amongst millennials and to gather the fitness community in the heart of Bukit Bintang.

We were guided on the ways to invigorate the body and improve our overall health with Yoga and Qi Gong under the expert coaching of Olivier Di Tullio, a French-Malaysian Yoga and Qi Gong teacher. During the three hour session, we learnt about the flow of Qi within our body through the ancient mapping of its meridians, Eight Brocades of Qi Gong techniques to cultivate Qi and basic Hatha Yoga moves for light strengthening and deep stretching to up the body and free emotion, as well as some tips on how to keeps the body strong with internal energies and the seven chakras that affect our emotions.

Only when the mind is silent, can we know real peace, joy, love, and creativity to find the solution to our problems.

An engineer by profession, Olivier first started studying Tai Chi and Qi Gong in Singapore eight years ago. Upon his return to Malaysia, his thirst for knowing more about ancient holistic practices strengthened which led him to study Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga.

‘Fitness In The City’ is part of the series of upcoming unique events to be held along the Bintang Steps. To encourage participation from Starhill Gallery shoppers and visitors, Bedat & Co has extended a discount of 25% off for all their collections for the first 100 participants. Meanwhile, we can’t wait for the next session!

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Quantum Consciousness — Body Scan Meditations for Clarity and Clearing

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April 27th, 2018

By Ethan Indigo Smith

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

There are many meditation practices and many reasons to meditate. Meditation comes in many variations because there many originations, many starting points, and many different phases of our spiritual journey — all of which can help us to reach peace and clarity. If we can reach our peaceful center, we can find more of it for longer periods, and this can lead to all sorts of profundity; to the destination of clarity, of unity expansion.

The processes of mindful meditations, including body scans, are no different than simple meditations. While meditation instruction as described by Osho ca be simply “just be, and drop all doing”, the processes of mindful meditations — which may be considered a form of “doing” — can be utilized to enhance clarity by providing a pathway for our mind, which is beneficial in innumerable ways, including initiating healing. Many different thought systems elaborate on the relationship between clearing and healing, because clarity is so essential to experience the meditative mind state, and because clearing imbalance and blockages is essential to resonate with entirety and unity expansion.


The following two similar body scan meditations are healing practices from Daoist and Buddhist traditions.

From my experience with Daoist and Tibetan Buddhist meditations specifically, as well as similar but less established ideas, there is a systematic approach to this kind of clearing. The ability to have a moment of clarity, of just being, can require a process, a trip. Clarity is likely not achieved by forcing away thoughts, but rather by a thought process itself.

Meditation in total, and body scans in particular, assist us in moving beyond embodied limitations and attachments, and in initiating healing. Meditation helps us to experience insubstantial and intangible energy as being more substantial than what we mostly perceive as substantial and tangible. Feeling subtle energy increases our sensitivity to stagnation and enables the power of our attention to move the energy of stagnation, or inflammation.

Some considerations before you begin the process…

The flow of energy

One of the main commonalities of any body scan processes for clarity is the flow of energy downward, beginning from the crown. When we imagine energy flowing from the crown of our head downward and out of the feet, we release energy, such as tension and stagnation. Alternatively if we practice a flow upward from the feet to the head, we obtain energy. I realized this fact through the process of practicing Tai Chi meditative movement, in which we warm up and cool down: when we begin with our crowns and proceed downwards we release energy, when we begin with our feet and proceed upwards we obtain energy. This is helpful to know, but don’t bother your mind with this too much, as it happens on its own due to the flow of the process itself.

The main difference between the Daoist and the Tibetan Buddhist body scan processes is that the Daoist process clears energy at specific physical locations such as the muscles, bones, organs, nerves and even cells whereas the Tibetan Buddhist process focuses on clearing the chakra systems or chakra layers through the regions of the body. The flow of both the process is of a clearing light moving through the system. The light is sparked in our imagination, intention and attention. Our imagination is the best way to engage with the spiritual world, the world of Emanation and creativity. Imagine the clearing light moves stagnancy and inflammation on physical, emotional and energetic levels.

Consciousness supersedes all else

Sacred geometry concepts, meditation practice, quantum physics, and even the Kabbalah and The Tarot all utilize and empower the idea that our consciousness supersedes space time limitations; that the spiritual realms of consciousness, nothingness and timelessness are not limited by the constraints and conditions of space and time. Sacred geometry concepts and meditation practices enable us to surpass the imposed limitations of space time, as revealed through quantum physics experiments.

As one conceptualizes the energetics of the body scan meditation process, keep in mind that the potential of the infinite universe is also within the finite individual, that the cosmic is found within the atomic.

As above, so below

Imagine that the life giving energy of the Sun, or your inner light, clears and enlightens each area of your body as you move the energy via your attention and imagination. Astrological influences, the Hermetic Principle of the micro reflecting the macro (or “as above so below”), as well as the feeling of unity expansion all point to the power of unity — of individual connection with the universal. Meditation enables the removal of the barriers between ego and unity consciousness.

We can see and sense some of the influence of the celestial bodies; the Moon’s influence on the oceanic tides for instance. This visible result of physical positioning changing situations is detectable with the basic senses and orientation, and the more subtle influences on situations require more subtle senses and orientation. So, just because astrology seems like energy that can be easily ruled out, it is more accurately energy which is highly difficult to determine. The effect of such subtle energy must be remembered and imagined as we clear our bodies with these processes.

Body Scan Meditations for Clarity and Clearing

Both the following Daoist and Tibetan Buddhist practises begin with simply breathing for a time to steady the system before beginning the process. These meditations operate on being thoughtful, mindful, but relaxed. In being thoughtful of the process we become less susceptible to be called like a monkey to swinging on vines of circling thoughts; thoughts that go back and forth, and do not have a process of progress. Mindful meditation processes keep the mind steadily directed toward the meditative state, creating opportunities for moments of just being.

The Daoist Body Scan Meditation

The Daoist healing process is normally done lying down as flat as possible on your back. Settle and relax and then begin to bring your attention to the golden starlight at the top of your head, concentrated into a single point.

The more one knows about biology the more one can apply the specifics of moving the light through the various parts of the body, stopping to enlighten the glands, organs, sinews, muscles, bones, nerves and cells, and especially wherever there might be a stagnation of chi, so to speak, or an injury or inflammation of some sort. But the process can also be as simple as imagining the warming, healing light, the inner smile, moving along through the areas of the body beginning with the crown of the head and unfolding opening simply in a downward and clearing manner. Imagining the simplest biological parts; head, neck, shoulders chest, heart, stomach, waist, etcetera is wonderful and anyone is capable of doing so, regardless of their knowledge of the body.

From there, refining our attention toward inner contemplation is simply like applying more mindfulness into the process. The more specific one’s attention is to the individual parts of the body, the more clearing can potentially take place.

After imagining enlightened awareness through the entirety of your body, bring the point of light to your center, your dantien. Imagine that point of light enlightens your entire body. To close this process, settle into the feeling of being and flowing in unity with entirety.

Tibetan Buddhist Body Scan Meditation

The Tibetan Buddhist practice is normally done sitting in a comfortable cross legged position, perhaps sitting on a pillow, though any meditative posture can be utilized if sitting is a strain. Settle and begin the process by imagining a lotus flower above one’s head and then a pure clear tigle of light above it; a single point of energy, that spark of life, a speck of the Sun, or your inner sun. The tigle (a Tibetan word, meaning “seminal point”) enlightens five main chakra wheels or layers in this process; the Crown, Throat, Heart, Sacrum and Root chakras.

(For more information on the chakra system, please read the article: Understanding the Chakras and How They Impact Our Outer Life.)

You can perform this meditation for as much time as you are comfortable, and be as deeply contemplative are you are comfortable. The essential aspect is to forgive and let go, and in doing open up yourself to clear more energetic blockages with the light and regain harmony and smoothness. This analytical healing meditation offers an effect opposite to the mind-state of those who take issue with, and purposefully do not think about, certain subjects. Therefore, proceed with caution, as this process may bring up deeply embedded blockages and stagnation.

As this process relates to the Crown, Throat, Heart, Sacrum and Root chakras, it unfolds in this five-fold manner.

First we bring light to our head region and we forgive and thereby clear the thoughts we had which were not compassionate in order to clear stagnation around the crown chakra. You can spend as much time considering each chakra as is comfortable.

Secondly, we bring light to our throat region and clear the Throat chakra when we forgive the words we spoke and clear the words which were not compassionate. Problems with the physical area of the throat are generally associated with the throat chakra. If one has inflammation, or injury, in an area near a certain chakra spend a moment or two longer there.

Thirdly we bring light to the heart and chest region and clear the emotions we felt which were not compassionate to clear the heart chakra.

Next we bring light the lower gut and clear the actions we took which were not compassionate to clear the sacral chakra.

Lastly, we bring light to the bottom of the spine and clear the energy which is not compassionate and the karma of the root chakra. Clearing this energy we bring attention to attachments from outside of ourselves, this can mean our families and ancestors, and those in our area presently, and who came before us and built what is now the status quo, or any energy being outside oneself that you conceive.

To close this meditation process, a healing mantra might be utilized, or your own personal affirmation, perhaps spoken or held internally. Then, conceptualize the entirety of the chakra energies coming together in one concentrated spark of light, representing our unified core self. Our concentrated individual point of light then dissolves and becomes one with the flow of the entirety of the universe, and thereby creates a seamless integration of entirety and the sensation of unity expansion. In this closing aspect of the practice, your point of concentration is the unification of the individual and universal.


Final Thoughts

Both of these healing meditations can be called versions of a ‘body scan’ meditation, and perhaps, more specifically, are actually the origins of the concept of body scan meditations.

When it comes to energy work, imagination and intention are everything; and these practices involve imagining enlightenment. That is to say, we imagine light coming in from head shining and moving down to our toes clearing us of blockages and obstructions to wellness and enlightenment. Being mindful of ourselves while practicing meditative movement, or when in still meditation, enhances mindfulness as well as offering us the benefits of meditation. We observe any energetic stagnation and move through it, or otherwise address it, to create flow.

Some meditation processes might seem complicated initially, but like any practice that at first seems abstract and complicated, it soon becomes sensible and simple. While meditation can offer us endless potential, to help us refine our reality and become more thoughtful, it is not the point of meditation to strain ourselves toward complexity, but rather to create a mindful path of thought so that the mind does not wonder off into some negative constructs.

Wherever there is a meditation practice with initially perplexing concepts, remember, the idea behind the initial complexity is to offer a positive path of thinking which prevents being caught up in mundane or negative cycles of thinking. A path or process actually quiets the chatter, whereas no process provides space for the chatter to come and go. Mindful meditation processes offer a pathway to more moments of simply being. Thoughtful processes enable clarity, especially when attention to clarity is part of the process itself, so that moments of simply being, totally unfettered, are attained, prolonged, and maintained.

The Geometry of Energy: How to Meditate

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The Geometry of Energy: How to Meditate’ explores meditation and meditative energies through the sacred dimensions of geometry. Simple and profound, it is an empowering four-step meditation designed to lead to individuation, self-development, and an enhanced understanding of energy and vibration.

Useful to meditation newcomers and longtime practitioners alike, ‘The Geometry of Energy’ provides insights into a variety of meditative processes for psychological and spiritual cleansing and enhancement.

‘The Geometry Of Energy: How To Meditate’ is available here on Amazon.

About the author:

Activist, author and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith was born on a farm in Maine and lived in Manhattan for a number of years before migrating west to Mendocino, California. Ethan’s work is both deeply connected and extremely insightful, blending philosophy, politics, activism, spirituality, meditation and a unique sense of humor.

You can connect with Ethan on Facebook, check out his author page on Amazon, or visit his websites, Geometry Of Energy and Meditation 108, where Ethan offers ideas  on individuation, meditation, the conceptualization of energy, and the metaphysical significance of 108.

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Mindful Monday Minute: Sensory Awareness – Transformation & Mindset Coach

We use our senses in most types of meditation. Those types of meditation include mindfulness, concentration, movement, etc. But we can also meditate on the senses themselves — their input & their means of perceiving “reality.”

We gain benefits from sensory awareness. These are generally the same benefits which we acquire from mindfulness meditation: we acquire more information; we perceive more accurately; we increase our understanding of the physical body; we learn to “live in the moment.”

Sensory Awareness is a mindfulness practice through which we connect with our own natural intelligence & vitality; we discover what responds in us in the midst of change, & we learn to rely on our sensations as guides to the fresh terrain of each moment. When we surrender to our own natural responsiveness, we do rise up rooted like trees, ready to meet what comes.

When we develop sensory awareness, our senses become more acute; we notice more details & nuances & the uniqueness of the individual objects around us. We experience more pleasure from the objects of perception & from the energized sense-organs themselves (a tingling sensation in the eyes or ears, for example). We become able to derive that pleasure from subtler stimuli, our preference might change from loud, thumping rock music to subtler classical music which requires greater attentiveness & perceptiveness but rewards us with a meditative serenity & a stimulation of our higher Chakras.

When our use our senses to connect more fully with our environment, we are establishing a warm, nourishing contact with our body, our human identity, & the physical world.

There is something very sacred about our nature & the nature of things—the nature of coming together, being together, getting in contact with each other & having a sensitive connection to what we are doing.

I hope you enjoy this week’s Mindful Minute, Sensory Awareness: Sense of Touch.

Love & light,

Why You Should Get Reiki Certified to Heal Yourself

Why You Should Get Reiki Certified to Heal Yourself

Posted on August 28, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I did not grow up with any clue about chakras, nor did I even know about . Before I understood Reiki, it seemed to be a very far-out concept that my mind could barely grasp and I doubted it was actually a real thing.

Then I got Reiki certified and it all changed. I felt energy through my hands, feeling as if they were buzzing, and started to sense the power of this healing modality. When I started doing as I was taught and offering Reiki to others, I experienced incredible things that surprised me.

Reiki is a loving, healing energy tool that allows the energy forcefield that connects all life to flow through you. If we have low energy, Reiki can pick us back up. There are very few limits to Reiki. Energy can be applied to yourself by yourself and can even be channelled and sent at a distance.

It can be expensive to constantly get Reiki sessions and that is why I highly recommend getting certified so you can do Reiki on yourself. Here’s how a Reiki certification can help your mind, body and spirit…

Physical Benefits

Reiki is now being used in hospitals to speed up recovery times during the healing process. It is used traditionally to help with wound recovery and chronic pain. Often, chronic pain is a combination of a physical issue and unresolved emotional energy stored in the body, or it is prolonged by a thought you have regularly that creates tension and blocks your energy flow in certain areas of the body.

As each chakra is restored to its optimal state with the assistance of Reiki, you will feel relief from pain and become more energized. Often, the behaviours people find themselves repeating that are not good for their body are released when they start doing Reiki on themselves because the energy is so loving and healing, they can perceive a better way to take care of themselves.

Emotional Benefits

Reiki can help you overcome depression, anxiety, and low energy that can contribute to negative thinking. It can help you to feel supported by the Universe and fill you with more energy to help you feel motivated. If you feel cloudy or off, this is a great way to help yourself get feeling yourself again.

Reiki can help you handle your heavier emotions so you can release and replace them. It’s like giving your emotional space a bath, a space that can get “dirty” when we spend time around negative people or go through something difficult. It’s like having a best friend who has great advice with you all the time.

Reiki healing raises your vibration by clearing away negativity so you can tap into higher streams of consciousness and start to be creative, optimistic, and vibrant again. By clearing and cleansing the aura and allowing energy to flow, we can have healthier relationships, speak our truth, and be more balanced in all areas of our life.

Spiritual Benefits

As Reiki helps you release stored energetic imprints that may be from long ago, you’ll develop healthier thought patterns by being in a higher vibrational state. This can help you manifest more positive people and experiences into your life by activating the law of attraction to work in your favour. As you raise your vibration, your intuition will strengthen and you’ll begin to understand your higher purpose so you can make the best decisions to align with the greater good.

There are new perspectives available to us on how to approach work, social life, health, love and spirituality when our energy is balanced and flowing. We may be standing on uneven ground, unable to see the full picture of who we are because we have blocked chakras. When those clouds break and we see the Sun, we can find new avenues to share our love through and feel satisfied with our lives.

Concluding Thoughts…

I highly recommend reading the story about how Reiki was found and started; here’s a great article that gives a brief history of Reiki. Look for Reiki certification classes near you or even online! Most of the time you can become attuned in a day to level one energy.

Once you understand how Reiki works in your chakra system, you can decide if you want to grow your practice. I recommend working in each level for a while to allow the changes to take effect. Level 2 includes more symbols to help you understand how to move energy. Level 1 is mostly just about adding energy or removing blocks. Anyone can do it and it’s not hard! Eventually, you may love Reiki so much that you too will become a Reiki Healing Master.

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Cho Ku Rei – Power Symbol Explained

Reiki symbols are basically Sanskrit derived Japanese forms that help improve the flow of Life Force Energy (see this article for details). These symbols are an essential part of Reiki practice and they used to be secret and revealed only to Reiki students who are initiated into the advance or master level. However, with the technology available today it’s hard to keep anything secret :), so information about them can easily be found on the internet.

Although these symbols do not have any special power in and of themselves, using them after attunement helps a practitioner focus the Reiki energies. The primary three symbols used in traditional Reiki are Cho ku Rei or the Reiki Power SymbolSei He Ki or the Emotional and Mental Healing Symbol and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen or the Distance Healing Symbol.

Meaning of Cho Ku Rei or the Reiki Power Symbol

Cho Ku Rei, which is considered one of the first symbols used in Usui Reiki essentially means “Placing all the powers of the universe here”. The Reiki power symbol basically works as a “switch” that helps to instantly increase Reiki practitioner’s ability to channel the energies. The main purpose of using it is to enhance the power of Reiki and draw the energy around and concentrate it on the required purpose. The power symbol looks like a coil.

The symbol can be drawn in both counter and spiral clockwise directions. Some Reiki masters draw it counter clockwise when applied in areas or places where there is excess energy – but others believe that the Reiki energy always works for the highest good and there is no need for us to try to influence it by telling it what to do.

How to Use the Reiki Power Symbol

The Reiki power symbol is used primarily to connect with Reiki energy at the start of a session and also to help boost the Reiki power whenever it is required during a session.

Some practitioners use it on their own palms and chakras before treating others, to help clear the channels and empower their hands. Using the power symbol over the client’s crown chakra helps create positive energy around them, while using it on the lower back and behind the heart chakra helps seal the energy at the end of the treatment.

Example Uses of the Reiki Power Symbol

Cho Ku Rei is an all purpose symbol that can be used anywhere and everywhere for anything. Here are a few ways that it can be used.

Empower other Reiki Symbols

Using the Reiki power symbol before other Reiki symbols such as Mental or Emotional Symbol or the Distance Healing Symbol has an empowering effect on those symbols and boosts their effectiveness.

Helps in Spot Treatment

Drawing Cho Ku Rei on a specific part of the body helps in focusing the Reiki energies on that particular spot, helping cure or heal especially acute injuries, but also chronic conditions that have localized effects in the body.

Clears Negative Energies

Using this symbol mentally is useful in clearing all the stagnated energies during a Reiki session. Similarly, drawing it on the walls of a room clears the negative energy in the room, and drawing it in the atmosphere around a physical space aids in cleansing the area. Drawing can be physical, such as with paint or a pen, or symbolic with the hand in the air.

Provide Protection

Drawing a large Power Symbol in front of a person or on each of their chakras works as a shield and protects the person from negative energies. Reiki works on different levels (physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually) and Cho Ku Rei will naturally provide protection on all levels.

Using this symbol over your meals before you start eating helps remove the negative energies present in the food, thereby making it more healthy and nutritious.

Increase Effectiveness and Reduce Side Effects of Medication

Drawing the Reiki power symbol on your medication goes a long way in reducing the side effects of the drugs. It also helps them work in a more effective manner.

Improve Relationships

Empowering greetings, gifts and business cards with Cho Ku Rei will enhance both personal and professional relationships, bringing about the highest good for all the involved parties.

Prevent Misfortunes

The Reiki power symbol helps in connecting to the universal energy instantly, and using it can help prevent misfortunes or a bad events. Misfortunes essentially happen because of the inharmonious energies around; using Cho Ku Rei helps purify the energy system, making accidents or bad events less likely to occur.

Activating the Law of Attraction

Cho Ku Rei proves to be an amazing law of attraction focusing tool. Empower your affirmations with it, and to make it even more effective, end all your affirmations with for the highest good of all. Doing so will help ensure that you don’t get attached to a particular outcome and remain open to new, creative solutions and experiences.

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The Goetic Mass of Shugara – V.K. Jehannum

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Shugara, being one of the divinities venerated by the Order of the Nine Angles, is a Japanese death goddess and witch-matron venerated in obscure traditions of often generational witchcraft. She (or he at times) is variously referred to as Shugara, Shagura, or Shugra depending upon the culture. A witch I know channeled the name variate “Shugara-a” (pronounced “Shugara Ah”) from Shugara as a more magickally suitable moniker. The root word for the name is Shigare, meaning “Autumn Rain” in Japanese.

Someone wanted to compare the potency of my publicly available rites to those of the O9A, so I have constructed a rite to Shugara which consists almost entirely of my own chants (apart from the Enochian and the WoP “Zorabia,” which originates from the Church of Lucifer or whatever that Nagash fellow’s temple is called). I channeled seven secret names for Shugara and two secret chants and used a lot of numerology in my article– we’ll see how this turns out.

In the O9A’s initiation rite, the Niner offers her blood on the sigil of the Nekalah or “Dark Gods,” but there’s something a little fishy about that sigil. For one thing, orthodox O9A grimoires variously portray the ‘sigil of the Nekalah’ as the sigil of Vindex and the sigil of Hebdomadry itself. That is to say, the sigil represents the O9A’s magickal current. You meant to sacrifice your blood to the Dark Gods, but unfortunately, you got duped into offering your own blood to a magickal current. I don’t trick people to get the power that my chants carry. If my rite to summon Shugara winds up being more powerful than the O9A’s approach to calling upon her, someone has to buy me a drink. The O9A’s current appears to cause their deities to manifest in strange ways– different ways from the way those entities would manifest when summoned without using the O9A’s current. This ritual doesn’t use the O9A’s current at all– none of their chants, sigils, etc. This is a test to see if I can independently create a more powerful approach to Shugara than the movement which introduced me to her– no current, no deceiving the audience, and no one helping me construct the ritual.

The rite serves to empower and increase the open-ness of all the celebrant’s major chakras, and increase the open-ness of all the tiny chakras most of us don’t pay any mind to. The celebrant’s magickal power is holistically increased, and her Inner Nexion or Black Flame is empowered. The witch furthers her integration of her Alternate Self or Jungian Shadow as well as her Higher Self and furthers her attunement to her True Will (note: “True Will” and “True Self” are synonyms). The rite also improves the magickian’s character– Shugara imparts determination and courage. The rite also diminishes the mental barriers which inhibit the witch’s spiritual faculties.

Optimally, things like candles, a chalice or glass of water to drink at the end of the rite, incense, magickally-charged music, etc. can all be incorporated into this rite. Here’s all I’m going to say is necessary: Google “V.K. Jehannum Shugara” and read my article about the goddess. While facing the northeast, slowly draw my original sigil for Shugara in one of the colors I attributed to her (I always use printer paper– I don’t even know the point of parchment). Write the names Shugara, Shagura, and Shugra along with the numbers 87, 75, 96, 94, 64, 158, and 781 around the sigil. The whole time you’re drawing and writing, rhythmically chant (you can whisper out loud or just repeat the name in your head) “Shugara-a.” If you’re willing, charge the sigil with your blood (this act only constitutes offering your own blood to Shugara if you intend to do so– otherwise you’re just charging a sigil). Shit, while you’re at it, bleed on the fuckin candle wicks. Within a few hours to a day of the rite ending, burn the sigil.

This ritual is going to be very, very intense. You will be overwhelmed by the energy– that is, unless the channeled sacred-space raising chant is way more powerful than I would’ve guessed. In my defense, I’ve more or less been told to show off. Nonetheless, my guides told me when to stop dialing up the pressure, so while it will overwhelm you, it will do so in a productive way, rather than to a harmful extent.

The rite contains two channeled magickal chants and seven secret names for Shugara. I spelled these chants and names in the way that their pronunciation would be as easy as possible to deduce. For example, when trying to correctly pronounce the name Yallaggor, simply sound it out the way that an illiterate hillbilly would. The name RAY-guh-TOUR is a slightly different case. Two of the three syllables of the name RAY-guh-TOUR are equivalent in sound to an English word. Those syllables are written in all caps– you know how to pronounce the word “tour.” The syllable “guh” did not resemble an English word, so to pronounce it correctly, once again, sound it out the way an illiterate hillbilly would. The channeled chants are very long and, despite my use of conveniently understandable spelling, will be a pain in the ass to sound out and recite repeatedly. It will be annoying, but remember, it’s better than having to learn Sinister Chant.

Agios Octinomos-Drakosophia! Io Shagura-Khaosophoros! Subrige Mater Shagura! Salve Shugara Matercula Nex! Liftoach Pandemonium, Et Germinet Shugara! Arcesso Praevalidum Agenti Smola– Invito Shuagara-a!
[Numinous is the Force Underlying All Demon Magick and its Quest for Alchemy! Arise, Mother Shugara! Hail Shugara, Mother of Death! Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Shugara! I Summon the Mighty-Emissary of the Left Hand– I Call Shugara]

Rattiggorrraggallattor Yaggattorriggal Mathiggorragallittor Rattillaggittorriggal Laggittarrammaggittorra Laggittarra Larrittal (x6)
[(This Channeled Chant Calls On Shugara to Make a Sacred Space Out of the Primordial Energy of Chaos– Or As We Call It, the Black Light of the Qliphoth]

I call unto the shapeshifting goddess Shugara whose nature is both nurturing and slaughterous. I enter the rite of my abyssic matron the Beast, everlasting witch-goddess of chaos and purification. I conjure the deity of the black caverns of multiplicity, the sempiternal initiator of the Pillar of the Black Planets! I call unto you that I might witness your demonry! Oh hear the names!

Shugara-a + Laggarrittal + RAY-CALL-UH-TOUR + Waw-TOUR-UH-GOTH + RAY-guh-TOUR + Yallaggor + WHERE-ih-TALL + Lakkattall

Beast, destructrix, devourer, come! Primal initiatrix of Mavethol! Deathly-abyssal divinity of the Nightside! Embark from your station in the Black Plane of Chaos unto my arena of ritual! Stimulate my septenary wheeling centers and minor chakras alike! Fill me with courage, determination, and power! Arise from your place of dwelling to make your Saturnine-Neptunian demonry known through baptismal torrents of autumnal rain.

Shagura Gohed Gah De Mavethol Yolci Zorabia Od Phaos Abussos
Ol Zodameta Shugara-a Ds Baltim Sa Ivonph
Niiso Micalzo Shugara Drilpa Paxcomb De E-Helatore
Velucorsapax Od Momar Beranusaji De A Adhassyth
Goholor Azulakashoth Ar A Vep De Nanaeel Restil Omicaolz A Ors
Ol Um Isli Shugra Micalzo Gah Ds Gmicalzoma Cicale De Telocahe
Zacare Sa Zacar Momar Od Oxiayal Shugara
Od Yolcam A Shigare Phaos Abussos Zorabia Od Azulakashoth
[Shagura, Everlasting Spirit of the Qliphoth, Bring Forth Azoth and Abyssal Light/ I Conjure Shugara-a Who Is Furious Justice and Wrath/ Come Forth Mighty Shugara Great Governor of Purgatory/ Enthroned and Crowned Guard of the Abyss/  Raise the Black Light so that the Flame of My Power May Be Mighty with Darkness/ I Call You Shugra, Mighty Spirit with a Power Understanding the Mysteries of Death/ Move and Appear Crowned and Mighty Shugara/ Bring Forth the Autumn Rain, Abyssal Light, Azoth, and Black Light]

In Nomine Adamas Ater, Aperiatur Acharayim, Et Germinet, Et Germinet Shugra!Shagura Liftoach Qliphoth! Gnosis De Solis Atricolor Peto– Et Obtestor Alogos Ex Abyssus! Invoco Shagura In Nomine Qliphoth! Subrige Mater Shagura! Salve Shugara Matercula Nex! Shagura Liftoach Qliphoth! Provinite Sam, Akasha, Alogos, Et She-Ein Bo Mashavah! In Nomine Adamas Ater, Aperiatur Acharayim, Et Germinet, Et Germinet Shagura! Arcesso She-Ein Bo Mashavah– Megist Pyros De Phosophorsophia! Arcesso Praevalidum Agenti Smola– Invito Shugra! Invoco Shugara In Nomine Qliphoth! Agios o Sitra Ahra– Drakosophia Gloria!
[In the Name of the Black Diamond, Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth, and Bring Forth Shugra! Shagura, Open the Qliphoth! I Reach for the Spiritual Knowledge/Revelation of the Black Sun– and I Call for the Unwritten Gnosis of the Abyss! I Call Shagura in the Name of the Qliphoth! Arise, Mother Shagura! Hail Shugara, Mother of Death! Shagura, Open the Qliphoth! Provide the Venom of the Adversary, the Fifth Element, the Unwritten Gnosis, and the Black Light of the Qliphoth! In the Name of the Black Diamond, Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth, and Bring Forth Shagura! I Send for the Black Light of the Qliphoth– the Great Fire of the Black Flame! I Summon the Mighty-Emissary of the Left Hand– I Call Shugra! I Call Shugara in the Name of the Qliphoth! Numinous is the Other Side– Glory to the Underlying Force of All Demon Magick]

[(Channeled Chant for Calling on Shugara)]

Iolcam Azulakashoth Drilpa Shugara(x13)
[Bring Forth the Black Light, Great Shugara (This Chant Calls on Shugara to Strengthen the Black Flame as well as Increase the Open-ness of and Strengthen All Major Chakras)]

Sammitrakashah Shaloazoth Chasheinphos Shagura Gashar-Abyllo-Kresh
Shugara Xuliphazoth Saphorozos Shugara Aeonifer Goessabim Khaosophoros Diabalachara Shagura Mavethol Artorzozam Manifestos
[(This a List of WoP’s, Names for Shugara, and Invented Magickal Names Which Can be Used to Refer to Any Demon)]

Shagura Gohed Gah De Mavethol Yolci Zorabia Od Phaos Abussos
Ol Zodameta Shugara-a Ds Baltim Sa Ivonph
Niiso Micalzo Shugara Drilpa Paxcomb De E-Helatore
Velucorsapax Od Momar Beranusaji De A Adhassyth
Goholor Azulakashoth Ar A Vep De Nanaeel Restil Omicaolz A Ors
Ol Um Isli Shugra Micalzo Gah Ds Gmicalzoma Cicale De Telocahe
Zacare Sa Zacar Momar Od Oxiayal Shugara
Od Yolcam A Shigare Phaos Abussos Zorabia Od Azulakashoth

Advoco Te Lapis Philosophicus(x13)
[I Call to the Philosopher’s Stone! (This Magickal Chant Integrates Both the Alternate Self/Shadow and Higher Self or HGA)]

Obtestor Aur Chashakh
Ecce She-Ein Bo Mashavah
Per Aur Chashakh Ascendam Insuper Arduum
Ero Similis Edom Belial
Per Sum Veridicus Adamas Ater
Ecce Phosphorosophia
Pyros Anabaino Etz Ha-Daath
Ego Sum Sincerus Lapis Exilis
Obtestor Xul– Ecce Aur Chashakh
[I Call the Black Light of the Qliphoth/ Behold the Black Light of the Qliphoth/ By the Black Light of the Qliphoth, I Will Ascend Above the Greatest Heights/ I Will Become Like Unto Edom Belial*/ For I am the True Philosopher’s Stone/ Behold the Black Light of the Qliphoth/ The Flame from the Tree of Daath/ I Am the True Philosopher’s Stone/ I Call the Black Light of the Qliphoth– Behold the Black Light of the Qliphoth (This Hymn Weakens Mental Blocks to Spiritual Proficiency, Strengthens the Seven Chakras of Sushuma, Strengthens the Black Flame, & Aligns the Witch to Her True Self)]

Obtestor Xul De Tohu, Bohu, Et Chasek– Infernalia Fundam Anados! Shagura Liftoach Qliphoth! Agios o Sitra Ahra– Drakosophia Gloria! Gnosis De Solis Atricolor Peto– Et Obtestor Alogos Ex Abyssus! Salve Shugara Matercula Nex! Io Shagura-Khaosophoros! Ya Namosh Sitra De-Smola Alogos Drakosophia Exat! Ho Drakon Ho Megas!
[I Call the Black Light of Tohu, Bohu, and Chasek– the Infernal Fundaments of Magickal/Alchemical Ascent! Shagura, Open the Qliphoth! Numinous is the Other Side– Glory to the Force Underlying All Demon Magick! I Reach for the Spiritual Knowledge/Revelation of the Black Sun– and I Call for the Unwritten Gnosis of the Abyss! Hail Shugara, Mother of Death! Hail Shagura, Bearer of Chaos! In the Name of the Sinister Left Side (Qliphoth), the Unwritten Gnosis, and the Underlying Force of All Demon Magick, It is So! The Great Dragon! (HDHM is a Name for the Entirety of the Universe & the Inner Nexion)]

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