Chakras

“Healthy” vs. an “Unhealthy” Chakra

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So a question that I get asked a lot by newbies  – What is a healthy or “balanced” chakra vs. an unhealthy or “imbalanced” chakra?

Here is an example each of your chakras, both in what would be considered a “balanced” and “imbalanced” state;

Root Chakra, Balanced – I have a healthy physical body and I feel safe and supported in my life. I feel beautifully connected to my body, my human life and the Earth.
Root Chakra, Imbalanced – I have an unhealthy physical body and I do not feel safe or supported in my life. I feel disconnected, ungrounded and cut off from the world.

Sacral Chakra, Balanced – I have a healthy and respectful sex drive, and I enjoy expressing myself in creative ways that bring me and others joy. I feel energetic and productive.
Sacral Chakra, Imbalanced – I feel disconnected from others sexually and I have a lack of desire to be intimate with my partner. I feel sluggish, uncreative and unproductive. I don’t feel the need to make an effort with myself or my appearance.

Solar Plexus Chakra, Balanced – I think highly of the person I am and the ability that I have to be successful and abundant in all areas of my life. I have a strong healthy will and a strong healthy sense of personal power. I am motivated and pursue my goals in a healthy and proactive way that brings me joy, success and personal fulfilment.
Solar Plexus Chakra, Imbalanced – I have low self-esteem and I base my self-worth on the opinions of others. I am insecure and am not confident in my abilities to accomplish my goals and dreams so I tend to not put forth effort and ideas, due to the fear of failing. I constantly seek and need recognition from others to feel appreciated. I feel powerless to build the life that I desire and I often settle for less than I deserve. I am unmotivated and feel unfulfilled.

Heart Chakra, Balanced – I am kind, loving and respectful towards others and have healthy, respectful, win-win relationships. I have healthy self-esteem and I can say that I truly love, respect and appreciate the person I am! I deal with loss in a healthy way, and I allow myself to forgive myself and others.
Heart Chakra, Imbalanced – I am unkind and disrespectful towards others, and people can be unloving and disrespectful towards me, I am in an unhealthy, imbalanced relationship and I am less than joyful most of the time. I don’t particularly care for the person I am and I tend to experience more negative emotions than good. I don’t deal with disappointment or loss well and tend to hold grudges.

Throat Chakra, Balanced – I communicate well with others and I handle conflict with respect and honesty. People respect me and speak to me in a way that is kind and appropriate. I have no problem expressing my true feelings, thoughts, ideas and creativity in a healthy way. I am a good listener and I allow others to express themselves in a healthy and respectful way when they are around me.
Throat Chakra- Imbalanced – I do not communicate well with others. I tend to hold in my true feelings and I don’t like to voice my own ideas or opinions. I may yell at others and speak to others in a disrespectful way. I tend to gossip and I may not be the best listener when others are trying to communicate with me.

Third Eye Chakra, Balanced – I see the beauty in the World and I tend to be someone who tries to find the opportunity and positivity in all situations, and the good in all people. I trust my intuition and I let it guide me when appropriate. I allow myself to be a dreamer and I am open to the possibility of my dreams materialising in my life! I see and honour the light that is within myself and also see and honour the light that is within others.
Third Eye, Imbalanced – There tends to be very little activity within this chakra when it is off balance, but areas where you may notice issues are; the inability to recognise patterns (of life situations and events), the ability to focusing on tasks and goals, and obsessive behaviours.

Crown Chakra, Balanced – I have a strong connection to Spirit and to the Universe. I believe in the love and support of a Source that I resonate and with and believe in, and I am open to receiving love, guidance and inspiration from the Universe and a larger source of love and wisdom that exists at least partially somewhere outside of myself.
Crown Chakra, Imbalanced – There tends to be very little activity within this chakra when it is off balance, but areas where you may notice issues are; Limited beliefs, and find it difficult to understand or respect the beliefs of others, feelings of depression, addictive behaviours, feelings of apathy, chronic worrying, and chronic exhaustion.

*Important Note— I do not believe that the two top chakras within our 7 chakra system (Third Eye and Crown) have to be open and balanced within everyone, in order for a person to feel happy and fulfilled.

Many people naturally feel more balanced and self-complete within their lower chakras, and they feel balanced without having a spiritual connection to the universe and the Divine. These types of people are often men and women who are business people, who enjoy nature and being out in nature but don’t resonate with the thought of a universal source, God, or higher Spirit.

I have to say that I think this is perfectly healthy and good for some, after all, we are all here to live different journeys! 😀 If you feel happy without these areas of your life being active, then that is YOUR journey and your balance and it is just right for you and what you need personally.

However, if you feel as though you are lacking in these areas and wish that you did have these chakras open and active, then we can work to bring more energy, connection and personal fulfilment into these areas of your life.

As always, If you have ANY questions or feel that there are areas in your life that you would like to work on, please do reach out to me and let’s have a chat! Helping others reach their full potential makes my heart SING!! 🙂
~ Love & Light, Kerry. x
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Chakras

The Chakras 101 – Part 2

Hello Lovelies! Yesterday, we looked at the “7 main areas of your life”and how they work together to like a “Roadmap to Wellness” to maintain balance in our lives. Today, let’s have a look at what would be considered an imbalance within our 7 chakras.

Here is an example for you! A man or woman who is feeling grief over a loss of a family member or pet would want to work to mend and strengthen their “Heart Chakra” since this is the centre for emotion and relationships… It would be important to experience their emotions in a healthy and complete way, and then gradually heal, release and move on. But some people struggle to move on from this type of pain, and their lives become very sad, unmotivated and sometimes even depressive space.

It is important to acknowledge these difficult times as normal human experiences, and just as important to learn how to work through them and grow into a stronger, and more complete version of ourselves. THIS is self-healing and soul growth!!

If a person resists this healing process and stays stuck in this emotional pain, this becomes the energetic imbalance of the heart chakra that we would need to work on bringing more health and balance back into, in order for this individual to be able to return back to an overall healthy and balanced state.

Some people have a very difficult time believing in themselves and their own inner strength, moving from a place of suffering to self-healing. Many believe they need to seek help from others because they simply couldn’t do it on their own. In some extreme cases, this may be true. There are licensed medical professionals in place to aid those in this state, as well as Certified Holistic Healing Practitioners, and I encourage these individuals to seek out these types of additional help and support when needed. Use your best judgment here!

In less extreme cases, I truly believe that each and every person has the ability to find happiness, health, healing, meaning, balance, and love in their lives. It is through the 7 Chakras that we learn to rely on our own personal power, knowledge, intuition and ability to self-heal!

Congratulations on your #1 Step to Holistic Self-Healing! You are now equipped with the bone basics, of your “Road Map to Wellness”, aka. your Basic Chakra System! Below is a breakdown of each chakra and the areas of our lives that they influence. 

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Take note of the basic meanings. We will talk more about how to use this diagram, and additional holistic tools that work beautifully with it, in future posts!

Tomorrow we will chat more in depth about Healthy vs. Unhealthy chakras (Balanced vs. Unbalanced), so you can begin to pinpoint the areas of your life that are in need of more balance and TLC! Once we know more about our current chakra wellness, we can then move into working with some fun and sparkly tools that can help us during our journey to self-healing! As always, if you have any questions, comment below or get in touch! 🙂
~ Namaste, Kerry. xx
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The Chakras 101 – Part 1

Let’s dive into the Chakra System!!

To make this topic easier for us to understand, let’s have a look at the “7 main areas of your life”, which are represented by the Basic Chakra System! These 7 chakras, or our “Spiritual Anatomy”, work together to like a “Roadmap to Wellness”! (please see photo)

Your Basic Chakra System (Your Spiritual/Energetic Anatomy) is the first and MOST important tool you can learn about when it comes to self-healing and finding balance, in my humble and holistic opinion.

In order to find balance in our lives, we focus on “whole health”, which will include our conscious and subconscious mind, our physical body, our energetic spirit and feeling emotions. (For further clarity on these layers – you can have a look at this blog post on our Energetic Bodies)

chakras_wherehumrestsIn the photo here, you will see the layout of these 7 chakras (the simplest of all chakra systems). Think of this diagram as the 7 major areas of your human life, from the most primitive to the most expansive and spiritual.

The colours of your chakra system make up the colours of the rainbow, and they all are connected, and work together in harmony. If one chakra is “out of balance”, the others do not function to the best of their potential, until that balance is restored within the system.

How is this 7 Chakra System a “Road Map” to wellness?

Well, when we feel out of balance, or we are having an “off” day, we can look at this diagram and pin point the part of our life that is causing us discomfort (aka, “the chakra that is out of balance”), and we can consciously work on that area, bringing it back into balance, using our intention, proper healthy actions, and some really FUN and sparkly Holistic Tools! More on these tools in just a bit!

What gets us out of balance in the first place?

A lot of the time we run around feeling exhausted or moody, and never really give ourselves the time and self-care that we need in order to find our footing again, rest, and catch up. By working with the chakras, we have a visual of the things that we need to check in with regularly. This gives us the opportunity for introspection. This will help us understand more about how we feel, and in doing so, we can discover more about why we feel the way we feel, what we need in the moment or feel like we are “lacking”, and can help us decide on the proper action we need to take, in order to better our health and our lives.

If stress and negative energy is simply tolerated as a part of our “normal life”, or as something we just have to live with (like so many do), all of that negative energy builds up within our Spiritual Anatomy, gets bounced around within our aura and chakra system and eventually this negative energy manifests in some way, either in negative emotions (anger and irritation), physical pain, discomfort or illness, or as unfortunate (and often difficult) situations within our life.

We spend so much time not properly understanding why we feel sad, or angry, turned off by intimacy, uninspired, unmotivated, uninterested, irritable, or misunderstood… This concept of the 7 chakras gives us a visual of what we want to keep balanced within our lives, so we can catch the signs of stress and unhappiness early, and prevent the manifestation of unwanted emotions, stress, events, and dis-ease. It helps us understand US on a deeper level, and in a more complete and accurate way.

Here is a list of human issues and qualities that live within each of the 7 chakras found within the Basic Chakra System, or your “Road Map to Wellness”: (When working on accessing and balancing the chakras, we always work from the bottom of the chakra system, up to the top.)

~ Red– Root (or Base) Chakra – Represents your 5 basic survival needs (food, shelter, sleep, clothing, and love), your connection to the earth, animals and others.

~ Orange– Sacral Chakra – Your Sex Centre (reproduction, intimacy, creativity, your emotional mind, pleasure, action and movement).

~ Yellow– Solar Plexus Chakra – Your personal power house (self-confidence, self-worth, motivation, will power, our beliefs and value system).

~ Green– Heart Chakra – Your emotion house (to love and be loved, your emotions, relationships, self-love, self-esteem, balance in relationships).

~ Blue– Throat Chakra – Your communication house (how you express yourself, creativity, expression, listening, your truths).

~ Indigo– The Third Eye Chakra – Your Dreams, Intuition, Physical and Psychic Vision, your imagination, how you perceive the World, your ability to interpret and understand.

~ Violet– Crown Chakra – Your connection to the Universe, your spirituality, relationship with your higher self, God, or whatever you feel connected to spiritually, universal inspiration from outside sources, and consciousness.

As we learn about these 7 areas of our life (our 7 chakras), we begin to see how important it is to nourish each area and not stay overly focused, or overly stimulated in just one or two areas.

**BALANCE IS KEY.**

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