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In order to appreciate the benefits of chakra meditation, we first need to look at the significance of the chakra centers themselves.
Often in sharing WellBeing Alignment Sessions, my attention is guided to a client's chakra centers. When this happens, I experience them directly in a feeling / sensing / hearing / seeing way.
Usually if a chakra center is humming along happily my attention isn't pulled to it specifically. On the other hand, if there is dis-ease in a chakra, it tends to catch my attention.
In chakra meditation, for different people, and at different times, chakras can appear in a variety of ways. Generally, what is highlighted in my awareness are places of constriction, density, cloudiness, numbness, separation or pulling back from the other chakras, and lack of movement.
In some cases there is a quality of folding in, as if the chakra is trying to protect itself.
When I sense a chakra center that is struggling, noticing what area of the body it is in helps me become aware of the underlying beliefs related to the chakra.
The colors of the chakras are the exact same colors and in the same order as the colors of a rainbow, from red at the base to violet / white light at the crown (see below).
Our bodies are walking rainbows! If you hold a crystal up to sunlight it displays beautiful vibrant rainbows that can give you an idea of what a healthy, happy chakra system looks like.
Although there is generally a predominant color associated with
each chakra, I often see colors within a chakra that are different
than the traditional color associated with it, as well as a variety of
textures, feelings, voices, and layers.
Although there are many other chakra centers within the whole of our spiritual / mental / emotional / physical being, in regards to chakra meditation, we’ll talk about the seven main ones that are the most associated with this present dream, with each one related to a specific aspect of our lives.
There are many different perspectives on what each chakra relates to and many different variations within each individual. The information I offer below is what I perceive in working with clients (and myself).
The Crown Chakra, which is the 7th Chakra, is at the very top of the head. It appears with the color violet and pure white Light. It is linked to our awareness of Oneness with Source, integration of the Whole, living in the now, meaning, devotion, inspiration, and conscious alignment with Pure Awareness.
The Brow Chakra, or Third Eye, which is the 6th Chakra, is in the center of the forehead. It resonates with the color indigo and is linked to inner vision, unity perspective, divine understanding, discernment, wisdom, intuition, and intelligence.
The Throat Chakra is the 5th Chakra, at the base of the throat, and is blue in color. It is linked to expressing and being our truth, taking responsibility for our own needs, surrendering our will to the Divine, trusting Source, decision making, personal authority, and manifesting creative impulses.
The Heart Chakra, which is the 4th Chakra, is in the center of the chest. It displays the colors green and pink. It is linked to love (as a union of spiritual and human love), compassion, confidence, trust, expansion, acceptance, openness and inspiration.
The Solar Plexus, which is the 3rd Chakra, goes from just below the heart down to the navel. Yellow in color, it is linked to our internalized parent, “shoulds,” self-esteem, reaction to criticism, personal power, and ego – our self-concept of an individual, separate self.
The Sacral Chakra, which is the 2nd Chakra, is located just below the navel. Resonating with the color orange, it is linked to our inner child, creativity, innocence, vulnerability and spontaneity.
Root Chakra, the 1st Chakra, is at the base of the spine and
is red in color. It is linked to our connection and
loyalty to our “tribe,” family, and fellow human beings, our connection
with the manifestation of physical earth, physical groundedness, survival instincts, pleasure /
pain, and sexuality.
In the previous example, there would be a corresponding emotion and body sensation tied into the upset regarding the divorce.
In this case, a powerful chakra meditation would be to simply be with this body sensation and give it full permission to be here as it is.
This is a direct way to energetically
connect all the
way back to the inner beliefs (even if you're not fully aware of what
the beliefs are) that are the ACTUAL cause of the upset, without getting
stuck in the recycling of the story about the divorce. You can learn about how to do that here.
By staying with the sensation itself, the emotions and related chakras that are compromised will begin to open and heal on their own, and chakra clearing occurs automatically.
Even after witnessing this many times in WellBeing Alignment Sessions, and also in working with myself, I am awestruck every single time I watch the process. These bodies really do know how to heal themselves. We just need to allow them to do it. :-)
In this type of chakra meditation, by embracing whatever arises in awareness that we call "upset," the trauma within a chakra is gradually released, allowing it to spin and work in synchronicity with the other chakras as a team.
This facilitates inner harmony and balance as your entire energy field shifts to a more unified whole. Once our energy field is aligned with wellbeing in this way, healing begins organically.
intelligence knows exactly how to take care of the mind, emotions and body, once we turn toward our inner conflicts rather than away from them.
I highly recommend approaching chakra healing from two directions. Let's start with the most important level first...
In the chakra meditations listed above, for easing the effects of painful beliefs, there are many variations of Light you can incorporate, including the following:
You can experiment with these variations during your chakra
meditation practice (as well as any others your intuition offers up) and see which one you resonate with. You may find yourself drawn to
different Lights at different times.
As you begin to rest in Pure Awareness and let go of old beliefs and traumas, I also support you in following your inner guidance in checking into any healing modality that you are drawn to.
There are many therapies that can help ease the effects of painful beliefs that manifest in the body, mind and emotions. Your inner guidance will guide you to the modalities that are best for you.
In particular, I have found yoga, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to be very helpful, as they approach healing from the perspective of Wholeness more so than western medicine, which tends to treat parts rather than the whole.
As you begin chakra meditation healing, it is important to know that opening your awareness to yourSelf as Pure Awareness can also increase your awareness of unconscious material that has been percolating beneath the surface for years, and perhaps lifetimes.
At first you may even notice what seems to be an increase in uncomfortable feelings and sensations. However, it is actually your awareness OF the underlying energies that is increasing, not the energies themselves.
Healing is a gradual process.
There are residues of beliefs in separation that let go layer by layer. And we don’t need to go digging around inside to find out what they are.
Just notice what “bugs” you during your daily life and that will reveal to you what is currently directly accessible for you to heal. It is a window of opportunity.
As you continue with the two levels of chakra meditation offered on this page, your healing will unfold in its own time and in its own way.
As long as we’re dreaming this dream, on the level of the body, the healing process continues layer by layer, as we awaken fully into the realization of the Pure Light of Awareness we truly are.
Here, Rupert Spira beautifully describes the residues of beliefs in separation that show up in the body, and the gradual experience of letting them unwind:
It just takes a few seconds. :-)
Thank you! Love and blessings of light, joy, love and healing to you my friend...
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