How to Clear Your Chakras
Chakras: What They Are & What They Do
For people interested in increased intuitive ability or spiritual power, an important first step is to clear your chakras and then, to keep them in balance. This is the starting place, the "you are here" on the journey to healing. Most of us have no idea that we are carrying negative energy and unresolved issues that need to be released. Chakra clearing is where you start that process.
The word "chakra" comes from a Sanskrit word that means "wheel". Often chakras are described as spinning wheels of energy. Chakras are energy centers connected to different parts of the body.
They also are connected to different types of challenges or issues we may face throughout our lives. Each chakra governs a particular area of our lives. We feel better when they are healthy and in balance, and less so, when they are not.
Unresolved or unhealed issues stay in our energy field for years and certainly affect the balance and health and functioning of our chakras.
Introducing the Chakras...
The following is a brief overview of each chakra and what it does...
1st Chakra: This is the energy center connected to your general health, your sense of security and stability, eveny our sense of rootedness and groundedness. Located at the base of your spine, it is your sense of home, your foundation.
2nd Chakra: Often referred to as the sacral chakra, and located in your lower abdomen, this is the area connected to your feelings and toy our sexuality, to reproduction and sexual pleasure.
3rd Chakra: This is the solar plexus chakra, located around your upper abdomen or stomach area. This is the area connected to your personal power, your empowerment, your will. Also to your ability to establish boundaries and your sense of protection.
4th Chakra: The fourth chakra is your heart center, located in the center of your chest. It is connected to your ability to love, both to give love and to let love in, the center for your feelings. The concept of having an open heart or keeping your heart open is connected to this chakra.
5th Chakra: This chakra, the throat chakra, is your communication center. This is the "say what you need to say" aspect of who you are, speaking your truth with integrity and courage, finding your voice. This area also governs your creativity, your artistic expression and your vocation.
6th Chakra: Often referred to as the brow chakra, this chakra is located in the middle of the forehead and is the energy center that governs intuition. Your ability to tune in and connect and receive intuitive guidance happens here. This is the area for spiritual vision.
7th Chakra: Located at the top of your head, this is the center for spiritual connection, often referred to as the crown chakra. This area governs your ability to connect with God, Source, the divine, and to draw in spiritual energy whenever needed.
Healing and clearing the chakras and keeping them balanced will create powerful positive change in your life.
How to Heal Your Chakras
How to Clear Your Chakras
Here are several ways to clear and balance your chakras, releasing the energy that needs to be released.
You can use the following techniques daily, weekly or monthly as a form of maintenance or use them as needed when you have had experiences that you believe may have put you out of balance.
Healing with Meditation
Imagine that your chakras are balls or circles and ask your mind to see them balanced in size and free of energy impurities. You can picture them one by one, based on color (see colors below), and see which ones seem cloudy or unclear, or smaller or larger than the others.
Image them self-correcting, becoming clear, changing size, etc., until they are balanced.
1st Chakra: red
2nd Chakra: orange
3rd Chakra: yellow
4th Chakra: pink or green
5th Chakra: blue
6th Chakra: indigo
7th Chakra: purple
“Unresolved emotions such as unexpressed anger can stay in the aura for years.”
~~Brenda Davies, M.D., The 7 Healing Chakras
Both practical and inspirational, The 7 Healing Chakras is a voyage of self-discovery that shows people how to achieve their full potential. Introducing the chakras, vortices of energy that connect the physical body with the spiritual, Dr. Brenda Davies follows a clear path through the seven power centers - each characterized by a different color - from the red-colored root chakra near the base of the spine to the white crown chakra at the top of the head. ~~Amazon product description
Aromatherapy for Healing
Essential oils affect you physically, emotionally, spiritually and energetically. Many essential oils have a vibration that is in harmony with the chakras and can thus, help keep them balanced.
1st Chakra: Sandalwood
2nd Chakra: Jasmine, Geranium
3rd Chakra: Juniper Berry, Rosemary
4th Chakra: Rose, Bergamot
5th Chakra: German chamomile, Geranium
6th Chakra: Clary Sage, Bay Laurel
7th Chakra: Sandalwood, Neroli
"Clearing as much as you possibly can within the subtle body often releases long-buried physical injuries, emotional crises, and trauma. Gradually, layer by layer, impediments holding the client back from complete wellness appear to dissipate." -Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul: Healing the Spirit with Fragrance and Essential Oils
Take each crystal and place it on the corresponding chakra, lying still for half an hour. To intensify the impact, add four quartz crystals arranged in four points around the crystal you want to intensify.
1st Chakra: Red Jasper
2nd Chakra: Carnelian
3rd Chakra: Citrine
4th Chakra: Rose Quartz or Malachite
5th Chakra: Blue Chalcedony
6th Chakra: Sodalite
7th Chakra: Amethyst
Reiki for Healing
If you are a reiki practitioner, you can use the hand positions to balance your energy or concentrate on a particular chakra if you feel it is out of balance. If you are able to use the reiki symbols, that will intensify the healing work you do. If you are not a reiki practitioner, you can look for one in your area.
There are also chakra, crystal and reiki healers if you prefer to work with a healing practitioner.
For a limited time, I will offer anyone who reads this a free one-card chakra reading to identify which chakra needs your attention most. Go to my website, fill out the form and type "Squidoo: one-card chakra reading" in the comment section.