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