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The unbeaten heart – Anahata

WHAT IS THE ANAHATA?

Located in the centre of the chest and represented by the colour green; the Anahata is the centre of love, warmth, compassion and joy. This only makes sense that it is the heart chakra.

The fourth chakra Anahata generally means “unstuck” or “unhurt.” The name implies that beneath the hurts and grievances of past experiences lies a pure and spiritual place where no hurt exists. Love is one of the highest vibrations in the universe. To actively show others compassion and love, you are raising your own frequency making you a magnet for all things amazing in the universe. Smile and the universe smile’s back. Love and the universe will love you back. You get what you give. This is more literal than anything when talking about your chakras as your chakras control your karma..

 

 

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A BALANCED HEART CHAKRA

It is pretty easy to know whether you have a blocked heart chakra or not, just go with how you are feeling. Do you feel compassion towards other’s? Do you live consciously knowing that you are whole and connected to all life source?

When your heart chakra is open you are flowing with love and compassion. Others can feel your love and warmth, they feel loved and accepted unconditionally. People feel at peace around you, as there is no judgement coming from you. However, to much of a good thing is good for nothing. If you have an over active heart chakra this could also be dangerous leading to lower frequency emotions, such as extreme jealousy,  co-dependency and harsh judgement on others just to name a few.

It is always best to seek help from a qualified Reiki practitioner when unsure about how balanced your chakras are.

Signs your heart chakra is blocked include feelings of shyness and loneliness. If you are incapable to forgive or have a tendency to lack empathy, then you are leading with your head more often than your heart. In regards to the body, this can include poor circulation and blood pressure extremes. The heart, lungs and upper extremities are all influenced greatly by the Anahata.

 

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The city of jewels – Manipura

Manipura what is it?

Manipura is the sanskirt word for the Solar Plexus which is the third chakra represented by the colour yellow.  Yellow is the symbol of the mind, intellect and wisdom. It is a positive magnetic vibration that acts as a counterbalance for irritable conditions of the nervous system.

In earlier post’s I have written about The root (Survival), The Sacral (Creativity/passion) and after the aspects of understanding survival and feeling passion, come’s growth and nourishment which begins right from our Solar Plexus. Located in our midsection above our navel the solar plexus is the centre of willpower, the core of our personality and our identity. While the (2nd) Sacral chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment, the third chakra is all about the belief of who you are.

The solar plexus chakra is associated with the fire element because fire provides warmth and comfort. The main function of this energy centre is to give real strength to move forward and realise personal desires and intentions in the world. This chakra spans a wide emotional area while it provides warmth and comfort it can also cause fear and terror. However, it plays a fundamental role in the development of personal power and it also feeds your direction in life and the actions you need to take to reach your goals.

The life lesson of the Solar Plexus is to develop your inner power by being honest and at peace with yourself . 

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A Balanced Solar Plexus

A Strong third chakra reflects the ability to move forward in life with confidence and power. It reflects the ability to make conscious choices to choose and to act. The Solar Plexus chakra attributes to our diet and digestion, meaning if you have an unhealthy diet your bound to have an unbalanced Solar Plexus.

A balanced Solar Plexus is very beneficial for many reason’s some of my favourite are that you will notice progress within your personal and spiritual growth and development, you will feel the need to transform into the best version of yourself, your decision-making skills improve and you will feel more independent.

An unbalanced Solar Plexus on the other hand is not so nice with symptoms such as stubbornness, an overwhelming ego, poor health due to a poor diet, poor judgement, lack of confidence, Denial, fear of rejection, fears about physical appearance. In my opinion a Narcissist has an extremely closed, unbalanced Solar Plexus among other chakras.

On one side, a balanced solar plexus chakra makes it easy to find balance between your personal power and harmonious relationships with others; on the other side, an imbalanced third chakra could undermine your self-esteem and social life.

When your Solar Plexus becomes balanced you will show assertiveness, Exert your will in a way that leads to the expected results somewhat effortlessly and have harmonious relationships with whoever you are around.
A balanced Manipura also awakens your conscious mind into learning how to relate to your whole self mentally, physically and spiritually and makes you more conscious of your personal power and how to use your personal power in a balanced way.

 

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Balancing your Solar Plexus

  • Meditate and take part in mindfulness activities: There are many meditations and mindfulness exercises for the solar plexus chakra, one in fact is listed below.
  • Pranayama: Pranayama is control of Breath. “Prana” is Breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and “ayama” means control. So Pranayama is “Control of Breath”.   Another easy method to balance your solar plexus is by just breathing! Make each breath mindful focusing on breathing life into your solar plexus and any toxins out of your body.
  • Nutrition: Have a healthy balanced diet and you will have a health balance Solar Plexus Chakra. shutterstock_131743070
  • Wear yellow and eat naturally yellow foods: I have posted it many times when talking about how to balance your chakras because it is one of the most obvious, easiest and quickest way to give your chakra a quick energy boost.
  • Meditate after you eat: Because of the Manipura being attributed to the digestive system it helps clear blockages and balance your third chakra if you do a quick meditation after you eat focusing on your solar plexus.

 

Powerful Solar Plexus affirmations

  • I am great in my way.
  • I am positively empowered.
  • I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.
  • Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones
  • My self-esteem is healthy
  • I respect my body and lead a nutritious life.
  • I starve my ego and feed my soul with wisdom and integrity.
  • I am empowered
  • I am centred
  • I attract success
  • I have power bubbling within me.
  • I am successful in all my ventures.

The sweetness of the Svadhisthana

Svadhisthana what is it?

Svadhisthana is the Sanskrit word for the sacral chakra, in English it translates to the dwelling place within. The Sacral Chakra is the second chakra. It is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. It’s element is water and as such, its energy is characterized by flow and flexibility.

In the Tantric tradition, this chakra is associated with the genitals and sexual energy. Indian teachings place a lot of emphasise on celibacy, to raise and transmute this powerful sexual energy to the brain (or, more correctly, the Upper T’ien Tan Centre), increasing higher consciousness. In practice however, this noble ideal flounders, because the individual is not yet ready to renounce physical sex, and may become psychologically unbalanced or full of guilt which would lead this chakra to also be unbalanced.

The sacral chakra is represented by the color orange and is located about three inches below the navel, at the center of your lower belly. In the back, it’s located at the level of the lumbar vertebrae.
The symbol is a lotus power with six petals, the sense is taste and the mantra for this Chakra is VAM.

The Sacral Chakra focuses on emotional depths, passion, pleasure and curiosity, This is the centre for emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.  I know some people who often refer to the second chakra as the “lover’s Chakra”.

Symbolically and literally, the Sacral Chakra is the birth canal. We are capable to birth a life we want, to start that project we’ve always wanted to do, a relationship, a friendship, anything that we can put our minds to. It is having that personal power to move forward in life and do what you have always dreamed of accomplishing. It is the sensation of being physically alive and creating the life you want.

The life lesson of the Sacral Chakra is to bond with others in an emotionally healthy way and to express our creativity freely.
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A balanced Sacral Chakra

In order to live a passionate and deep life you must have a balanced Sacral Chakra. If you ever feel detached from society or from yourself,  or if you are sick you most likely also have an unbalanced Sacral Chakra.
The Sacral Chakra is the centre of creativity, everything that is possibly creative comes from the Sacral Chakra. It is also where your fertility originates. After all, conceiving a child is a creative process.

A person with an open Sacral Chakra is passionate, present in their body, sensual, creative, and connected to their feelings.
When the Sacral Chakra is balanced, the relationship with the world and other people is centered around nurturing, pleasure and harmonious exchange.

The Sacral centre is located to the quantity of sexual energy a person has.  When it is open, a person has a lot of sexual energy and sexual power.  When blocked, sexual sensations will be weak and disappointing.  People who have problems with guilt and sin, especially in the religious sense: the body is sinful, or sex is dirty; have problems with this chakra.

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Balancing your Sacral Chakra

  • Meditate on specific energies and concepts.  By individually meditating on something specific we can help improve them. Mindfulness in a very condensed state.
  • Find an active passion.  The Sacral Chakra is not only a passionate and emotional chakra but it is also a physical one in this sense. People who are into yoga, tantra, sport etc usually have a pretty good sense of their emotional state, physical state and where they are going with what they are doing.  It is always good to find a physical activity or a hobby that you are passionate in and regularly indulge in to help balance this chakra.
  • Let go of regressive emotions and experience. Regressive experiences can help us want to stay away from positive progresses experiences we might be faced with. Take a few moments out to have mindfulness, forgive and forget and let go. You do not want to get tied to these emotions which will ultimately prevent this chakra from being balanced.
  • Soak in water and visualize Sacral Chakra balance.  Use a creative visualization meditation to visualize you Sacral Chakra and energy running towards it to help balance. Emotions and passion are fluid and so is water. They flow, they change, they adapt, they change in spectrum etc
  • Visualize orange. Orange is the sacral chakra’s color. Imagine a bright, healing orange glow filling up your entire lower abdomen—keeping in mind that we’re three dimensional.
  • Eat naturally orange-colored foods and wear Orange clothes. Oranges, Pumpkin, sweet potato are all naturally colored foods that can help balance your Sacral Chakra. By wearing and being around the colour Orange this can also give your Sacral Chakra a boost. shutterstock_439173490
  • Tone up.  While learning to let go of unnecessary muscular gripping and tension is ideal for chakra health throughout your body, it’s also important to take care of your body and keep your muscles strong and healthy.

 

 

Sacral Chakra Affirmations

  • I love and enjoy my body.
  • I have healthy boundaries.
  • I am open to experiencing the present moment through my senses.
  • I am passionate.
  • I feel pleasure and abundance with every breath I take.
  • I nourish my body with healthy food and clean water.
  • I know how to take care of my needs.
  • I value and respect my body.

The root to it all – Muladhara

Muladhara – What is it?

The root chakra.
The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.” Other names for this chakra are Base, First, Red, Coccygeal, Coccyx Chakra

The Root chakra is the foundation of the chakra system located at the base of the spine and groin area, this is the animal or base nature. It is the most physical of our chakras  Safety, security and stability are important keywords for a healthy base chakra as without these you do not have the feeling of belonging in your physical reality and tend to live in a world of illusions and poor feelings.
It is not only the color of blood that connects it to the Root Chakra but it is the vital source, keeping you alive, transporting nutrients and life force around your entire system. It is a core part of your survival and existence.

The lesson of this chakra is self-preservation; we have a right to be here.

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Imbalances in the root chakra

If there is an imbalance in the root chakra you may experience anxiety disorders, fears, or nightmares. Physical imbalances may manifest as problems in the colon, with the bladder, with elimination, or with lower back, leg, or feet issues. In men, prostate problems may occur. Eating disorders may also be a sign of a root chakra imbalance.
Emotional imbalances include feelings affecting our basic survival needs: money, shelter and food; ability to provide for life’s necessities.
When this chakra is balance, you feel supported, a sense of connection and safety to the physical world, and grounded.

Opening and healing your root chakra

  • Going for a walk and getting outside is one of the best methods in opening your root chakra. Especially if your are barefoot feel the ground beneath your feet, then sit down and feel mother nature pulling on the base of your spine towards the core of the earth and think red. The root chakra is related to the color red so envisioning  a red flame glowing brightly at the base of your spine can help clear the root chakra. You can start with a meditation visualizing the red flame at the base of your tailbone and picture the light extending down to your legs and feet and grounding you to the earth.
  • Eat Red Fruit, Vegetables and anything naturally red in color. As mentioned in my previous post “wheel’s to the infinite you.” Eating naturally red food’s, which is the color of the root chakra will give your root chakra an instant boost.
  • Wear Red Clothing. If  you wear red this also give’s your root chakra a boost, this is also the same if you sleep in red bedding or in a red painted room etc
  • Dance. Dancing is one of the best way to open and heal your root chakra. The spontaneous movements that emerge while dancing the base chakra tend to draw inspiration from tribal dancing, as found in the indigenous cultures of Africa, Australia and North America. These tribal dances are linked to the issues of the base, including our roots, survival and grounding.
  • Do yoga. Many yoga postures are designed to cleanse this chakra.
  • Repeat positive affirmations. Repeating positive affirmations associated to the root chakra are very powerful methods in opening your root chakra. These include affirmations such as ” I am open to all possibilities.” ” I am grounded.” ” I am so grateful to be connected to mother nature and all life force.” “I am happy and grateful that today I am stable and secure.”
  • Crystals. It is important to wear or carry crystals to heal the root chakra and maintain a positive energy flow.

 

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Floating through life

When your Root chakra is closed too far, you may actually feel that your feet don’t seem to really touch the ground.  The Root chakra is particularly about connecting to the ground. Expressions like “Be on firm ground” and “Getting on your feet again” convey a good connection and an open Root chakra. “To lose ground” and “Getting swept off your feet” convey a closed (or almost closed) Root chakra. The more we feel connection with the earth, the more we will feel purpose.

Balancing and opening the root/base chakra allows negative emotions to be released, regenerating confidence and your will to move forward in life. A healthy root/base chakra promotes feelings of security and encourages exploration to find your life’s purpose and achieve success.  A balanced root chakra also generates the flow of energy to all other chakras.

 

 

 

 

Make 2017 your best year yet

So we made it! The end of the year. whether it was miserable, positive, sad, lonely or amazing, we are here at the start of a new year. Forever grateful to be blessed on this earth another day. I love the idea of a new years resolution although I believe that they limit you to what you can do by placing too much pressure upon yourself. Society has lost sight of the process in itself rather than making a list of everything you want for the year to come, look at an area you want to improve or need to fix in your life, commit to what you really want to do and do it. 

Top ten Power questions to finish the year with grace, power and prepare you for an abundant rise in 2017

  1. What did you create this year that you’re most proud of?
  2. What did you invest in that is most aligned with your destiny?
  3. How can you respond to your setbacks from this year to use them as your motivation for 2017?
  4. What is no longer serving you?
  5. What are the habits, old beliefs or anything else in the way of your destiny?
  6. Who do you need to forgive and what do you need to let go of to be free to shine your light in even greater ways?
  7. What can you commit to in 2017 that will most support you to becoming the person you came here to be?
  8. How can you add more value to society?
  9. What do you really want out of life?
  10.  What is the most powerful intention you can set for 2017 that is most aligned with the greatness of your soul and the needs of the world?

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Top Twenty Powerful Affirmations to have a positive, abundant 2017

  1. I control my destiny and 2017 is my year.
  2. I embrace new avenues of income.
  3. Miracles and magic surround me everywhere I go.
  4. The universe has my back, I am grateful for my life and all my dreams are coming true now.
  5. May my days be filled with ease, open doors and new possibilities.
  6. I release all that no longer serves me and I feel free and light.
  7.  I give myself permission to be prosperous.
  8. I am good enough exactly as I am.
  9. I welcome the divine guidance in my life.
  10. 2017 is full of opportunities, I am surrounded by positive people who have my best interests at heart.
  11. I am grateful for the life I have been blessed with.
  12. All of my actions are aimed at obtaining success beyond any perceived limitations.
  13. I vividly visualize the attainment of my goals and then I move to action.
  14. My past has no power over the fabulous future I create today.
  15. Every day in every way my body is becoming more and more healthy through my guided health practices.
  16. 2017 is the year that I redefine my life by redefining my beliefs.
  17. 2017  is the year I commit myself to the daily pursuit of my dreams.
  18. Birds of the same feather flock together and 2017 is the year I surround myself with people who are going to make a positive impact upon my life.
  19. Today I replace old habits with new positive ones.
  20. 2017 is my year for unlimited health, happiness and prosperity!

Feel free to read out loud these affirmations as many times as you need.

2017 is the year where you are the best version of yourself possible. Let go of all that has not served you this year, now is always the right time. It is impossible for you to feel unhappy if you are constantly present, 2017 is the year to live in the present. Regrets from the previous year and constantly looking back is just going to hold you back.  2017 is the year for you to be grateful. Gratitude is one of the most powerful law of attraction exercises, it raises your vibration and brings you into harmony with the energy of the universe. 2017 is the year for forgiveness, by holding on to negative emotions your subconsciously surrounding your whole self with negativity, constantly clinging to that bitter feeling of dislike and anger.
Remember we are all one.

Wishing you a blessed abundant new year.

Wheels to the infinite YOU – Chakras

Understanding the chakras

There are many chakras in the human body  but 7 of those are known to have been the most important ones.
The chakras are not material reality, they are a form of energy moving in a circular energy pattern. The physical body is a manifestation of energy. The Chakra and the spine that connects them in the energy body is not physically visible it is a vibration of energy, vibrating energy creates magnetism and it is the magnetic force of the spine and the chakras that hold the physical body here. From the base of the spine to the top of the head, all chakras have to work together in balance for us to live our highest purpose.

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Seven main Chakras and their uses

  • Root – Survival:  Also known as Muladhara, this is the first of the seven chakras. Located at the base of the spine the root chakra is linked to the spine, sexual organs and the kidneys. The color of the root chakra is Red and the sense linked to the root chakra is the sense of smell.  It is the chakra that represents stability and whose main aspect is innocence. 
  • Sacral – Sex: Also known as Swadhishtana, Located just below the navel and is connected to the bladder, the genitals, lower back and the hips to name a few. The color of the sacral chakra is orange and the sense linked to the Sacral chakra is taste. This energy is the center for creating relationships of  all kinds.  It is where we develop an inward sense of self and an outward awareness of others. Ego, sexuality, and family are defined as we work with this energy.
  • Solar Plexus Ego: Also known as Manipura and is located below the rib cage and just above the navel. The solar Plexus is connected to the Pancreas, stomach, liver and the gall-bladder. The colour for the Solar Plexus is yellow and the sense for this chakra is sight. This is the home of the ego and where your will to succeed comes from. It is the center that give us the sense of complete satisfaction and contentment.  Our creativity is fueled by our power of will.
  • Heart – Love: Also known as Anahata.  Located in the center of the chest and connected to the thymus, heart, liver, lungs and play’s a part in good blood circulation. This is the heart chakra and the center of real, unconditional affection, spiritual growth, compassion, devotion, forgiveness  and love. It is the bridge connecting the lower and higher energies of our being and is the place where our Spirit and our true Self is free and independent.  The Color for the Heart chakra is green and the sense is touch.
  • Throat – Expression: Also known as Vishuddha. Located in the throat and connected to the Thyroid gland, throat and upper lungs. The color of the throat chakra is blue and the sense is hearing. This is the center for communication, self-expression and creativity. This is where the inner voice of your truth will be expressed. 
  • Third eye – Intiution: Also known as Ajna. Located on the forehead between the eyebrows. Indigo is the color that represents the third eye chakra and the sense is the Sixth sense. This is where intuition, fearlessness,  and the need to seek the truth lives. The opening of the third-eye corresponds with spiritual awakening. It is the chakra of forgiveness and compassion.
  • CrownSpiritual: Also known as sahasrara. The crown chakra is not located in the body but directly above the crown of our head. The color of this chakra is Purple. The crown is connected with the upper brain, the right eye and the pineal gland. This is where we find the universal source energy, spirituality and the disillusion of the ego. 
    This chakra represents the highest level of consciousness and enlightenment.  It is the connective center to spirit. This center integrates all the chakras with their respective qualities. 

Food for thought:
A good way of opening chakras is by wearing the color of which the chakra represents or  by eating naturally colored foods of the chakras. For example, A tomato would be good for your root chakra or  you could wear all blue if you want to be a better communicator. 

Benefits of your chakras being opened

Chakras are the doorway between your mental, emotional and physical bodies. Understanding your chakras and the chakra system is very important for your overall being because you really see where you might be dealing with extra strengths or extra weakness’. Not all of your chakras are going to be opened at once but by being able to know how to open each chakra, will always be beneficial whether it is tapping into your creativity, to emphasizing with someone you would not normally or even trying to reach a deeper stage of meditation.  You will also benefit from being happier, healthier and more in tune. When one of your chakras is out of sync, this may effect the organs and glands connected to it and causing neighboring chakras to be out of sync. Causing your body to be imbalanced .

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Beings of light

Ultimately these wheels of energy help redirect energy to where it will be needed, helping different organs work the way they should. If you take pure light and shine it through a prism it will break into 7 colors, Red , yellow, Orange, green, Blue, Indigo and Violet each color is the color of are chakras this alone is proof that we are all beings of light.

The secret to the life you always wanted – Creative visualization

I have changed my life for the better using creative visualization and I believe this is one of the best tool’s to manifest anything you want. A lot of  Athletes, entrepreneurs, actors, doctors and students are all known to regularly use creative visualization… so what is the hype about and how can it benefit us? 

Creative visualization, what is it?

Creative visualization is a mental technique that uses the imagination to make dreams and goals come true. Creative visualization is a powerful technique. If applied correctly, the power of visualization can transform your life. It will help you in attracting to your life anything you wish. Creative visualization uses the power of the mind, and is the power behind every success.

By visualizing vivid scenarios you can carry out, you condition your subconscious mind to act upon it. This is because the subconscious mind is unable to tell the difference between a real experience and something that is just imagined, as scientific research suggests.

Mastering creative visualization gives you control over your thoughts at the subconscious level. While there are several ways to programme the subconscious mind, visualization is the most effective and its results the most rapid.

Realms Of The Mind

 

What the mind believes the mind achieves, What you visualize, you can carry out, What you think, you become, What you concentrate your attention on, you can attract.

How to visualize?

Set yourself a meaningful goal, something that is going to serve you positively, not a goal that is going to feed into low dimensional emotions like the ego.

Once you have a clear idea of your goal set the mood. It’s vital that you are in a relaxed and positive state of mind when you attempt creative visualization.

Once you’re feeling relaxed enter a meditative state, use any regular meditation deepening or count down tool to reach a deep level of mind.  For most people, all that you need is a few minutes spent focusing on slow, steady breathing.

Once your mind feels quiet and still, start creating an image of the thing you want, taking as much time as you need to build up all the details.  Try to make the environment as realistic as possible, and do your best to include all five senses, experience not just the sights but also the sounds, scents and every different sort of  sensation associated with your goal.

When you express gratitude, you feel all the amazing positive feelings associated with what your grateful for. Do the same when you visualize, hold onto all the positive higher frequency feelings associated with the goal that you are visualizing about. Try to hold onto these feelings and repeatedly affirm your belief that you will soon attract the things you yearn for.

Finish with a blessing, ask the universe to let what you have daydreamed manifest in your life.  Then thank the universe for having your back and supporting all your hopes and dreams. Then feel the gratitude in your core, feel all the emotions connected to you living your dreams!

Creative visualization takes dedication and regular practice to manifest results. This is the issue many people struggle with. They visualize for two or three weeks, and start to become skeptics when they have not become rich or got that certain car they have visualized about for the last few weeks.
Stay calm, make sure that you are always in a meditative state when you are about to visualize.  You are commanding yourself to heal or to carry out a goal and this works best when you are calm and relaxed.
Be patient and stick with it, then you will see results.

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