“Within each of us is a hidden store of energy.
Energy we can release to compete in the marathon of life.
Within each of us is a hidden store of courage.
Courage to give us the strength to face any challenge.
Within each of us is a hidden store of determination.
Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost. ~Roger Dawson
If you have done any reading or research at all in the field of eergy medicine, you have at one point come across the term “chakra.” What is a chakra? The best way to describe a chakra is an energy center. No, this is not woo-woo like you may be thinking…chakras have been proven to exist scientifically through a special form of photography and simply through life experiences and healings of individuals throughout the globe (including myself). Our entire beings are made of energy. Our cells are bundles of energy; we communicate because we exchange energy with another person (why do you think it feels the way you do when you kiss somebody? You are exchanging energy with that person)…energy drives everything we do. Doesn’t it make sense that we would have “energy centers” in our body, kind of like power plants, to direct, clean and balance the energy coming in and out of us on a daily basis?
We have 7 main chakras. Each one of them has a theme, so to speak…a spiritual life lesson that surrounds it and the amount of energy flowing through it dictates how well we are doing in that specific area of our development. Chakras are one of the main centers where we can heal ourselves if we understand how they work and know how to keep them balanced.
10 years ago I suffered from severe ulcerative colitis to the point where it almost took my life. At the time, I was not as aware of energy medicine as I am today but what I did learn is that the exact area where I was having physical issues pointed to the exact area emotionally and mentally that was the cause of my physical issue (the theme of that chakra).
Lately I have been coming across many people who are going through some major things in their lives…emotionally, mentally and physically. All of it is related to energies moving through that are causing you (or in other words, asking you to) look at certain parts of your life. See if any of the areas below are synchronistic with what you may be experiencing lately. (I am only going to cover the lower 3 chakras here today and the rest this week…FYI):
- Root Chakra – located at the base of your spine and has a theme of “all is one.” It connects you to the very essence of life on Earth; it grounds you, and deals with your feelings of your right to exist and how you feel you fit in your “tribe.” If this chakra is off balance you may experience issues with your spine, legs, bones, feet, blood, rectum, or immune system. You may be dealing with issues with family, safety and security, providing for yourself or law and order.
- Sacral Chakra – located below your naval area and has a theme of “honoring one another.” This chakra deals with your relationships with all people and things in your life (how you relate to money, work, other people, etc.) and any issues with money, sex, ethics, power and control. If this chakra is off balance you may experience issue with your sexual organs, large intestine, lower vertebrae, pelvis, appendix, bladder or hip area as well as dealing with feelings of shame, dependency and a lack of personal boundaries with others.
- Solar Plexus Chakra — located at your solar plexus area above your naval and has a theme of “honoring self.” This chakra deals with your maturation process in understanding yourself, your self-esteem, self-respect and strength of character. If this chakra is off balance you may experience issues with your abdomen, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, lower esophagus and dealing with issues around caring for yourself, trust, fear and intimidation.
If any of these areas of concern sounded familiar, have no fear, Chris is here! (I’ve always wanted to say that!)
Take some time today to focus on one of these areas that rang most true for you. Attached here are three sheets, one for each chakra that will help you understand what you can do to balance those areas…things such as colors to wear or surround yourself with (colors are all of a certain vibration), scents to surround yourself with, specific music to play, etc. Click on the following to view the information: First Chakra (Root), Second Chakra (Sacral), Third Chakra (Solar Plexus). All simple things to get you started.
Chhhhhhhaka Khan, Chaka Khan…LOL!
Chris Sopa is founder and owner of Chris Sopa International, Inc. You can learn more about her at www.ChrisSopa.com. Find her at Facebook.com/ChrisSopaInternational, Twitter @ChrisSopa, LinkedIn, and Google+.