Balancing our energy centers (chakras) can support us in our lives in so many ways.
Chakra is the Sanskrit word for “wheel,” referring to the various energy centers in the body. As we move through life we find ourselves at different places on the wheel so understanding the power we hold in each energy center teaches us where we get stuck. Energy blocks can keep us from feeling grounded, connected to our personal courage, expressing our creativity, following our heart, speaking our truth, listening to our inner voice, or connecting to our higher self.
It is through our five senses that we experience the world and each chakra bath is created to activate each of your nervous systems sensory organs; sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. Taking time for ritual, to be still with ourselves fully (body, mind, and spirit), is sacred. In today’s we are pulled in so many directions through technology and do not heed the call for a renewal of spirit.
As we move through our final month of winter, Pisces dons us with the dance of light and water. We can feel the energy of the quickening waters ~ mixing past thoughts, sensations, and feelings together as she inspires and illuminates our imaginations.
As we approach our gentle, watery, New Moon in Pisces (March 17th) followed by the Spring Equinox, a day balanced with light and dark (March 20th), I encourage you to work with the energy centers of balance, water, and light. There is power to working with the energies that the Moon and seasons represent ~ and now is a beautiful time to work with your Root (balance), Sacral (water) and Third Eye (light) energy centers.
Here is what each chakra is teaching you:
Our Root Chakra (Muladhara) is the Gateway of the Earth. This is the first chakra, your Life Force Center, located at the base of the spine. How do you connect with your physical body and feel about your presence here on earth? This is the energy center where we build our foundation for grounding, safety, security, stillness, courage, individuality and health, all needed for personal growth and transformation. When you stabilize the root chakra the rest of the chakras naturally come into a more balanced state ~ without a good foundation a structure does not have much to stand on and it is the same with the body. The color of this chakra is RED, the Element is EARTH, the Sound is LAM and the sense is SMELL. To connect to this energy center dance, go barefoot on the earth, clean your house to clear clutter and make space for the new, cook a meal or hug a tree!
Our Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) is the Gateway of the Moon. This is the second chakra located in the lower abdomen (just below the belly button). Home of creative and sexual energies. This is the center where you experience pleasure ~ so important in the development of your creativity, passions, joys, and enthusiasm. It is where we learn the sacred masculine/feminine dance (yin-yang balance). This energy center, also known as the dwelling place of the self, brings fluidity to your life allowing you to accept change, be present to your creative juices, transform thoughts into action, and connect to your self-confidence and strengths. The color of this chakra is ORANGE, the Element is WATER, the Sound is VAM and the sense is TASTE. To connect to this chakra do something that brings you pleasure: play, create, and be sensual!
Our Third Eye Chakra (Ajna) is the Gateway to Liberation ~ to the inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness, I like to call it the gateway to Magical Inspiration! Known as the Intuitive Energy Center it is located at the brow between the eyebrows, near the pituitary gland, eyes, and nose. This is where we hold our hopes, dreams, and visions and learn to balance the physical and spiritual world within and around us. Opening this center helps you to separate the real from the imagined, the vital from the unimportant connecting you to your knowing. The color is INDIGO BLUE, the element is LIGHT, the sound is SHAM, and the sense is INTUITION. To connect to this chakra mediate, pray, believe in your visions, trust your own intuition ~ this is your moment ~ make it one you love to recall!
Connect with your body and the power of water, botanicals, and crystals to cleanse, clear and enliven your chakras. Your chakras are energy centers that you can tap into at any time to teach you about the physical and spiritual body you live in. To connect with these centers will empower you to find your compassionate, passionate, courageous, powerful, sensual, divine, loving self!
I love the beauty and caring that comes between the moments of starting and ending the ceremony. Balance your chakras through this gentle ritual and take a step toward your own self-empowerment and healing in this present moment. Join me in a ceremony to activate each of your sensory organs; sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound to connect you deeply to your energy centers.