DISCUSSION ~ CHAKRA SYSTEM ~ A Closer Look At The Chakras And How They Influence Your Life

meditating chakras_3Each of your Chakras has its own unique “personality”, each controlling a specific aspect of your life. So if you’re experiencing any form of physical or mental shortcomings, limitations or challenges in your life, there’s a high chance one of your Chakras is weak or closed.

But how do you tell which of your Chakras are strong, and which need repairing? Simple–take a good look at the circumstances in your life.

Use the guide below and evaluate yourself.

The Foot Chakra influences your unique life experience.

Location: Below the feet

The little known ‘Foot Chakra’ or Chakra 0 that supports you in standing and living your truth.

Energies: Earth, grounding, structure

You know your Foot Chakra is STRONG when you stand by your convictions and beliefs. You are grounded and focused on the tasks at hand, and get things done your way in a timely and efficient manner. You are able to manifest and attract to you what is needed, grounding your positive desires and affirmations and live a life of comfort.

You know your Foot Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you face difficulty manifesting the things you want in life. You have trouble accomplishing things and feel unsure of your convictions or directions. You suffer from lack of focus and drive, which may be stopping you from making decisions, facing up to challenges or generally moving forward with your life.

The Root Chakra influences your career and money mindset.

Location: Base of the spinePrimarily influences your career, money mindset and sense of belonging.

Energies: Earth, grounding, focusing, centering

You know your Root Chakra is STRONG when you love your career and get rewarded for being so good at it. Everybody envies you for your uncanny ability to make, save and invest money. You always have more than enough money to go on holiday and buy what you want, without feeling guilty afterwards. You always feel wanted and loved by your friends and family, and you feel good about yourself when you look in the mirror, both physically and emotionally.

You know your Root Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you’re stuck in an unfulfilling and unrewarding career, and you never seem to have enough money–which leaves you worried and in debt. Spending money is a harrowing experience for you, as you doubt your ability to budget effectively. You suffer from weight or body issues, which leave you feeling unworthy and uncomfortable in your own skin.

The Sacral Chakra influences your sexuality.

Location: Lower abdomen
The energy center of sexuality and pleasure.
Energies: Water, energizing, charging

You know your Sacral Chakra is STRONG when you see sex in a positive light, as a glorious, pleasurable and healthy activity. You enjoy passionate, frequent and long-lasting sex with your partner. Orgasms are mind-blowing, and you and your partner often orgasm at the same moment. You make time to have sex at least a few times a week, even if you’ve been married or attached to the same person for years. You are always able to attract the right partners–compatible people who nourish you, fill you with joy and make you a better person.

You know your Sacral Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when the thought of sex conjures images of guilt and pain in your mind. You rarely have the time or inclination to have sex, and when you do, it’s lackluster. You and your partner rarely orgasm at the same time, and premature or delayed ejaculation may be a frequent problem. You struggle to see yourself as ‘sexy’, and sometimes wonder how anyone could desire you. Your partners are often wrong and incompatible for you, and you find yourself wondering if you’ll ever find “the one”.

The Personal Power Chakra influences your self-esteem.

Location: Above the navel
Influences your personal power and ability to channel
Energies: Fire, energizing, charging, lends energy

You know your Personal Power Chakra is STRONG when you are admired for your confidence and healthy self-esteem, both in your career and personal life. You’re never afraid to speak your mind, and you empower those around you to do the same. Your family, colleagues and community see you as a charismatic individual, determined to use your charisma and power for making the world a better place.

You know your Personal Power Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you struggle with self-esteem issues, and feelings of unworthiness. You tend to question yourself when faced with important decisions like whether to move to another city, change your career, get married to your partner or to have children. You feel like a victim in the world, and often feel powerless to circumstances and other people’s desires. You may also suffer from frequent stomach pains and stomach anxiety.

The Heart Chakra influences your relationships.

Location: Center of the chest
The Chakra for love, relationships and self-acceptance.
Energies: Water, calming, soothes, relaxes

You know your Heart Chakra is STRONG when you enjoy comfortable, loving and empathic relationships at home, at work and in your community. You get along with your family. Your friends see you as a reliable person. At work, you’re known as the one people can talk to. You feel a heartfelt sense of gratitude for how wonderful your life is, and feel compassion for all around you.

You know your Heart Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you tend to sabotage your relationships with distrust, anger, and a sense that you’ll lose your independence if you rely too much on others. You may struggle with commitment, experience frequent fights or misunderstandings with your loved ones, and always keep yourself “on guard” in case you get hurt by someone.

The Throat Chakra influences your self-expression.

Location: Throat
“The Chakra of your “true voice”
Energies: Water, calming, soothes, relaxes

You know your Throat Chakra is STRONG when you are good at voicing out your thoughts, ideas and emotions to those around you. You’re admired for your willpower and strong communication skills, and your conviction to speak the truth, even if it may be uncomfortable to some. Your career and personal life are enriched as a result.

You know your Throat Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you constantly feel like nobody cares about your opinions, and that you have nothing of value to say. You’re likely to be known as the ‘quiet one’ in your professional and social circles, and you frequently settle with following other people’s opinions. You often suffer from a blocked and sore throat.

The Intuitive Chakra influences your intuition.

Location: Center of the forehead
This Chakra acts as your inner compass
Energies: Air, meditative, intuition, promotes thought

You know your Intuitive Chakra is STRONG when you are able to make accurate intuitive decisions and evaluations about your career, your family and the intentions of other people. You often know things without knowing exactly how you know them, and you have a clear sense of direction and clarity in everything that you do. You have a vivid picture of where your life is headed, and the people around you are likely to rely on you for guidance and advice.

You know your Intuitive Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED if you feel lost and helpless when faced with decisions and judgment calls. You are indecisive, uncommitted and unconfident of the decisions you end up making, because you have a history of making the wrong ones. You feel spiritually lost, and your true purpose is unclear to you. You often get headaches and feel tension in your brow area.

The Crown Chakra influences your connection to source.

Location: Top of the head
The Chakra of divine consciousness.
Energies: Air, meditative, intuition, promotes thought

You know your Crown Chakra is STRONG when you perpetually feel connected to a higher power, be it God, Universal Consciousness or simply your higher self. As you go through your daily life, you are always reminded that you are being watched over, and you feel immense gratitude for the universal love and appreciation you feel towards yourself and others. Others describe you as “glowing”.

You know your Crown Chakra is WEAK or CLOSED when you feel little or no connection to a higher power, and always feel alone. You feel unworthy of spiritual help, and perhaps even angry that your higher power has abandoned you. You often suffer from migraines and tension headaches.

 

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WEEKLY WORDWIDE PEACE MEDITATION

spiritual globeBelow is a Prayer and Meditation for Peace. I invite you to read this holy message and hold the energy of Peace and Love for our Holy Mother Earth. Our Planet can move toward restorative justice- we just need to hold to the Truth! We are One Being and We all want Peace to Reign Supreme in our World.

Hold Sacred Space – Envision Peace…

Hold sacred space several times throughout the day and envision Peace. Peace and healing for all individuals and peace and healing for our Holy Mother Earth. Now feel the Peace and Love well up inside of your body. Listen as it speaks its Truth to you. Feel yourself embrace accept and embody Peace. Rest in your forgiveness of all others. Become the energy of Peace and send it out to all beings and all of the warring nations and to our very own blessed Planet.

Daily affirm that there is enough of everything necessary to sustain all of life. Imagine that there is now equal distribution of all goods, including enough clean foods and nourishments, enough medicines healers’ medical equipment and support teams, enough clean water that is always available, dependable shelter, solar systems and wind energy. Affirm that there are enough of all life giving structures and systems that will support and sustain all human beings, including animals, and the biosphere throughout the world.

Claim that the political parties leaders and governments of the world are working together to create and uphold global harmony and peace. Affirm that everyone and everything that appears to be anything other than peace has transmuted transformed transcended into Harmony Joy Love and Peace.

Envision a world full of compassionate loving people who deeply embrace and accept each other’s race, religious, cultural and political beliefs, their gender, their looks and sexual preferences, the level of their education and their current socio-economic conditions.

Open your heart space and call forth the protection and healing of all women and children living in an active war zone. Open your heart space and call forth the protection and healing of all men who live in an active war zone and those men who are active participants of war.

Envision now the individual and collective healing energy of love light and deep peace and see it penetrate embrace and blanket all warring lands as it heals the deep sense of separation that is felt within the hearts and minds of all.

I call out to the lands and infuse the very grounds of Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Hamas, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Congo, the CARS (Central African Republic), Egypt, North and South Korea, South American and Mexico (drug wars), Ukraine and Russia, with DEEP PEACE. I include in this call for Peace, any of the forgotten lands or nations here not mentioned.

Let us now meditate on healing the very ground we walk on the air that we breathe the water we drink the foods we eat and heal the hearts and minds of us all as we move along the path toward realizing Peace in our lifetime.

Thích Nhất Hạnh said that “peace is every step”. So allow Peace to literally breathe you in and out each day. Remember that the Peace we demonstrate each day is in the reflection of every step we take.

Peace takes Practice Peace takes Effort Peace is Now.

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Theresa (1910-1997)


Namaste’

-Spirit Heart Counsel – Cathy Greer Gonzales

 

Astrology-Numerology Watch for July 16-25, 2014

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I bet you didn’t know that this week (July 16th – July 25th, 2014) is the most powerful week of the year for manifesting your deepest soul desires due to an incredibly rare astro-numero combination at play.

What does this mean for you?

Our largest and most energetically powerful planet, Jupiter, is transitioning into Leo (an exuberant sign of joy, manifestation, and self-expression) AND it’s all happening between two 7-7-7 days.

July 16th (1+6 = 7) and July 25th (2+5 = 7), and 2014 is a 7 Universal Year.

Any time a number is in triplicate it is a reminder that you can create anything you want in your life. It’s no wonder that 7-7-7 is the number of the jackpot!

Right NOW is the perfect time to state your intention for what you want in your life.

With Jupiter’s juju and lucky 7’s on your side, there’s no doubt you’ll manifest it …

And so it is.

The Morality of Yoga

meditate riverWhile in yoga the yamas deal with what we observe of ourselves in society, the niyamas deal with personal observances.  The first of these is saucha, translated as ‘cleanliness’, although the western understanding of this word doesn’t give one the whole picture. When we think of being clean, we probably think of taking a shower and putting on fresh clothes. Although personal hygiene is important, saucha also refers to the cleanliness of our surroundings and the energy with which we interact with the world. As with everything in yoga, there is an inner and an outer dimension to our understanding.

Saucha can refer to the order in which you keep your house, how often you brush your teeth or go for a jog and the food you put into your body. If your immediate environment is a mess, it is very difficult to cultivate the clear, compassionate thinking that allows you to see the world as it is and appreciate the moment you are in. Likewise, if you don’t take care of yourself physically it is very difficult to feel comfortable in your body. Being unhygienic, not getting enough exercise and eating badly contribute to negative emotional states. Yoga teaches us that is it necessary to take care of the grosser, outer manifestations of our spirit before we can reasonably expect to deal with our more subtle inner world.

As we become aware of the grosser aspects of our existence and their effect on our psyche, and we begin to take care of them, we naturally start to become aware of the more subtle aspects of ourselves. We might become aware that our friend’s boisterous social behavior is simply a coping mechanism designed to offset her nervousness, or we might ask why we feel so drained and slimy after we talk to some people. Awareness of this sort is awareness of the energetic exchanges between ourselves and the world, and once we begin to understand how our energy interacts with the energies that surround us, we are able to remove a lot of negativity from our lives.

Our inability to live in the here and now is often due to a lot of clutter, both physical and mental (ever tried to just sit and breathe for a few minutes without thinking about what you have to do today, unpleasant past experiences or your fears for the future?). All this ‘spring cleaning’ naturally allows a lot of space for us to consider our lives and what is necessary for us to live well, but it also enables us to observe the inner workings of our minds. When we turn our attention to the cleanliness of our thoughts we truly start to understand how much of our behavior isn’t actually under our control. It’s not so much dirty thoughts about the guy next door that are the problem, but our patterned responses to the world, as most of the time we are not interacting with the world itself but rather our preconceptions and limited understanding of that world. We see the world through the haze of our fears, inadequacies and personal prejudices. The greatest step towards happiness is giving yourself the space to see things clearly. Only then can you understand yourself and your place in the world.

 

Module ~ Reiki Healing Circle

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This ceremony, initiated by Lana Generao and David Crawford, offers healing meditation in the service of those in need. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Reiki is a form of energy healing that can be developed by anyone.  Join our Reiki practitioners for this One-hour energy-sharing or healing session.  Group energies are often very strong, and the experience may range from simply refreshing to profound.  We hold online and live/on-site group sessions.

New or non-Reiki practitioners are welcome.

Contact The Halau for more information and to participate in this Circle.

 

Follow Your Heart, It Is Smarter Than You Think, by Rebecca Cherry

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The heart is also the first organ that is being formed in the womb. The rest comes later.

Recently, Neurophysicists have been astonished to discover that the Heart is more an organ of intelligence, than (merely) the bodies’ main pumping station. More than half of the Heart is actually composed of neurons of the very same nature as those that make up the cerebral system. Joseph Chilton-Pearce, author of The Biology of Transcendence, calls it “the major biological apparatus within us and the seat of our greatest intelligence.”

The Heart is also the source of the body’s strongest electromagnetic field. Each heart cell is unique in that it not only pulsates in synchrony with all the other heart cells, but also produces an electromagnetic signal that radiates out beyond the cell. An EEG that measures brain waves shows that the electromagnetic signals from the heart are so much stronger than brain waves, that a reading of the heart’s frequency spectrum can be taken from three feet away from the body…without placing electrodes on it!

The Heart’s electromagnetic frequency arcs out from the Heart and back in the form of a torus field. The axis of this Heart torus extends from the pelvic floor to the top of the skull, and the whole field is holographic, meaning that information about it can be read from each and every point in the torus.

The Hearts’ torus electromagnetic field is not the only source that emits this type of electromagnetic field. Every atom emits the same torus field. The Earth is also at the center of a torus, so is the solar system and even our galaxy…and all are holographic. Scientists believe there is a good possibility that there is only one universal torus encompassing an infinite number of interacting, holographic tori within its spectrum. Because electromagnetic torus fields are holographic, it is more than likely that the sum total of our Universe is present within the frequency spectrum of a single torus.

This means that each one of us is connected to the entire Universe and as such, can access all the information within it at any given moment. When we get quiet and access what we hold in our Hearts, we are literally connecting to the limitless supply and Wisdom of the Universe, thereby enabling what we perceive as “miracles” to enter into our lives.

When we disconnect and shut down the Heart’s innate wisdom of Love-based thinking, the ego-based intellect takes over and operates independently of the Heart, and we revert to a survival mentality based on fear, greed, power, and control. In this way, we come to believe that we are separate, our perception of life shifts into one of limitation and scarcity, and one in which we must fight in order to survive. This amazing organ, that we often time ignore, neglect and build walls around, is where we can find our strength, our faith, our courage and our compassion, enabling our higher emotional intelligence that can, if we allow it, guide us through our lives.

We must now switch the gears out of the fear-based mental state that we have been taught to believe in, and move into Heart Centered living. For this transformation to take place, one must learn to meditate, “go into your Heart” and access the inner wisdom of the Universe. It is the only way, it is THE WAY. As each one of us begins this quiet revolution of living from the Heart, we will begin to see it reflected in our lives and in our World. This is how each one of us will create change in the world, create Peace, create Harmony and Balance, and in this way, will we all create the New World Paradigm of Heaven on Earth.