Empathic Auras https://selqetkitty.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/empathic-auras/
Here’s the thing about empaths that even most empaths don’t know.
Your auras are HUGE. Like, fill an entire house HUGE. You’ve learned to live inside other people, usually out of sheer defense. Almost all empaths are empaths due to lengthy trauma… so they learn to push their aura out to such a distance that they are ALWAYS PREPARED. It’s a survival mechanism.
I’ve yet to meet an empath who DIDN’T have an aura that invaded everyone else’s space.
So shielding often doesn’t work. If you shield your aura, but your aura is still large enough that other people are still INSIDE it, then you’ve shielded them inside with you.
The solution to empathy being so overwhelming is to work to pull your aura back into your original personal space. Because your aura is so large, you have issues with boundaries. You don’t have them. That allows for you to be constantly overwhelmed psychically, mentally, emotionally.
The first boundary you must set is your own. It’s hard work to reel in your aura, but it’s worth it. Then, when you need to, you can push it out to “taste” people and/or environments, but when you’re done, you can pull back in, cleanse (dump the toxins), and shield… REALLY shield, and just be alone in your head again.
Trust me… Get your aura under control, and being an empath will no longer be a curse.
So if you can pull in your aura, then ground, that should help the most. Once you’ve reigned in your aura and grounded, then you can do a very simple cleanse. Eventually, you will want to work on your chakras, because empaths are MADE, through trauma and abuse. Empathy is a natural ability of all humans, but empaths who are as sensitive as you are develop it as a defensive mechanism against harmful situations. Having your aura spread out so wide allows you to be prepared. It’s a form of hyper-vigilance.
So, about cleansing. Once you have your aura contained, and you’ve grounded, I would suggest that you go for a walk in a place where there aren’t a lot of people (I like to walk after dark, or take a hiking trail). While you are walking, just focus on breathing the fresh air, the stillness and the silence. Let the greenness of the world, or the whiteness/darkness if you’re walking in winter or at night, let the weather and the season just sort of recharge you as you breathe it in.
Finally, a bare-bones method is simply to visualize a ball of white light as large as your aura (for most people this is three feet wide, for you it’s probably considerably larger which is why I don’t suggest doing this until you’ve got your aura reigned in) coming down through you from the sky, and a second one coming up through you from the earth. See these balls as collecting all the muck as they go, and as the ball from the sky enters the earth below you, and the ball from the earth enters the sky above you, see the earth and sky absorb those balls and the negativity they’ve removed from you.
Also, this article will be helpful for you. Crystals for Aura Protection https://crystal-cure.com/article-aura-protect.html
Protecting your Aura
Whenever you are around other people, you are exposing yourself to their subtle energies (and them to yours). Most of the time, these energies are positive, and will therefore have a positive, or perhaps even beneficial, effect on your own subtle energies. However, there are times when people energies, such as negative thoughts and emotions, can be toxic to your own. Negative energies from the people around you can be harmful to your aura, which in turn can cause damage to any or all of your subtle “bodies” (i.e., emotional body, mental body, spiritual body) as well as your physical body, all of which are contained within the aura.
Fortunately, stones and crystals can be used to protect the aura from any harm that can come as a result of these negative energies.
What is your Aura?
The subtle bodies that surround the physical body are collectively known as the aura. The purpose of the aura is to act as a protective screen to block out and repel the negative energies, thoughts, and feelings of others, and also to prevent leakage of your own energy. However, holes, known as auric tears, can form within the aura, weakening it, and thus making it susceptible to harm by invading outside energies. These tears have many causes, including stress, trauma, depression, abuse, and physical injuries or illnesses to name just a few.
Negative people energies come in many forms and in many ways. Stress, for example, can be contagious and be passed from one person onto someone with a weakened or damaged aura. Irritability and anger are also negative energies that can easily be passed onto someone else.
There are also what are called psychic vampires or leeches. When your aura is not strong, it can feel like these people are sucking out all your energy, leaving you feeling exhausted afterwards. A great stone to protect against psychic vampirism is Labradorite which prevents any loss of energy.
And then there are those who deliberately project ill-wishing towards another, usually out of anger, jealousy, envy, or ignorance. This is known as a psychic attack. When there are tears or holes in the aura, these and other negative energies can penetrate the aura and be passed onto you.
Two good stones to protect against psychic attack are Black Tourmaline, which wards off negative energy, and Rose Quartz, which replaces negative feelings with positive ones. Also, just about any dark-colored or black stone will repel or dissolve negative energies. A few of these include: smoky quartz, hematite, jet, black onyx, black obsidian, and apache tear.
Gemstones used for Auric Health and Protection
The following stones are very good to use for auric health and protection in general:
Amber: aligns the subtle bodies with the physical body. Releases negative energy.
Amethyst: heals holes in the aura, cleanses it, draws in divine energy to protect the aura.
Apache Tear: protects the aura and prevents it from absorbing negative energies from any source, but especially the negativity of other people.
Bloodstone: cleanses the aura.
Carnelian: repairs the aura.
Citrine: cleanses and aligns the aura.
Jet: protects against other’s negative thoughts.
Magnetite: strengthens the aura.
Quartz: cleanses, protects, and strengthens the aura. Seals auric tears.
Smoky Quartz: grounds energy and removes negative energy from the aura.
Green Tourmaline: heals auric tears.
Methods used to Protect your Aura
There are several ways to use stones and crystals to heal and protect the aura:
For healing the aura, one easy way is to do so is by slowly passing your chosen stone or crystal over the aura (the space around the entire body). An auric tear will feel cold and empty. The stone may start to feel differently, such as becoming cold or vibrating slightly. Once you’ve located a hole or tear, hold the stone over the area for several moments. You may feel the need to move the stone around the area in clockwise circles or with an up and down motion. This is fine to do. You will feel when the tear has been sealed.
Another way to work with the stones is through the chakras. Do this by holding your chosen stone or crystal over each chakra in turn for a few moments. Doing so periodically will help to keep your chakras strong and healthy, which in turn will help to keep your aura healthy as well. If damage is sensed over a chakra (the same as with the aura), move the stone in a counter-clockwise motion over the chakra. This will release any negative energy that may be lingering there. Then move the stone in a clockwise pattern over the chakra. This will heal the chakra and seal it.
The easiest way to use stones for protection is to simply carry your chosen protection stone on your person. For protection of any kind (physical, emotional, auric, etc.), it is often recommended that the stone or crystal be placed in the left pocket, though I don’t feel that this is necessary. A stone talisman may also be carried for protection.
Another common and easy way to use stones for protection is to wear gemstone jewelry. An amulet makes a great piece of jewelry to wear for protection, but really any type of jewelry, especially gemstone pendants and gemstone rings, can be worn.
Talismans and Amulets
Talismans and amulets have been used for protection around the world by many different cultures for thousands of years. A talisman is a small object that a person carries with them with the belief that the object will help manifest a specific end, usually to bring good fortune or to help in the achievement of a goal. A good luck charm is an example of a talisman. The Egyptian Ankh is another example. Stones, rings, charms, and amulets are commonly used as talismans, and they are often engraved with symbols, totems, figures, or characters.
An amulet is a small object that is made and worn or carried specifically for protection, usually to ward off evil and to protect against illness or harm. Amulets are most often rings or pendants to be worn around the neck; but charms, fetishes, good-luck objects, and small carvings can also be used as amulets, and are usually carried in a small bag or pouch that is either worn around the neck or kept in a pocket. It is common for these objects to be made of stone or to have stones on them.
Protection Stones Commonly Worn as Amulets:
Agate: protects against danger, worldly troubles, and harmful spirits. Protects one while traveling.
Eye Agate: wards off the evil eye.
Amber: protects the aura and works as a protector in general.
Amethyst: protects against drunkenness, hailstorms, thunderstorms and lightning, black witchcraft, psychic attack, and healing burnout. Protects one while traveling. Protects soldiers from harm. Wards off attempts by others to steal one’s power.
Angelite: increases angelic protection.
Apache Tear: protects the aura and protects one against environmental stresses.
Aquamarine: protects one against drowning and when traveling over water. Counteracts the lure of dark spirits and procures wise ones.
Bloodstone: guards against deception, harmful spirits, wounds and insect bites. Offers psychic protection.
Carnelian: protects from the powers of the devil and harmful spirits. Blocks attempts to read your mind. Protects against injury caused by falling walls or buildings.
Citrine: makes one less susceptible to negative influences.
Diamond: protects against plague and pestilence.
Emerald: keeps away evil spirits and voids the powers of magicians.
Epidote: protects against conflicting circumstances.
Fluorite: works as a psychic shield and protects one while in the psychic and spirit realms. Protects against computer and electromagnetic stresses.
Jade: protects children from childhood diseases.
Jasper: general protection, and protection against harmful spirits. Protection from the bite of venomous creatures.
Jet: wards off negative energy.
Labradorite: protects the aura from negative energy. Protects against psychic attack, psychic vampirism, negative alien interference and implants, negative attachments, and spirit possessions.
Malachite: protects against negativity from others and psychic attack. Guards against radiation and poisoning.
Marcasite: protects one from negative energy and entities.
Moonstone: protects against the dangers of travel, especially when traveling on water.
Obsidian: blocks negative influences and energies. Protects against environmental stresses.
Black Onyx: protects from harmful spirits and environmental stresses. Blocks negative influences.
Opal: protects from those who may wish you harm.
Peridot: powerful protection against negative forces. Acts as a shield of protection for the body.
Quartz: protects against negative energies.
Smoky Quartz: protects and shields from harm and negative influences.
Tourmalinated Quartz: protects one’s life purpose for this incarnation.
Ruby: shields against psychic attack and misfortune.
Sugilite: protects the soul from shocks and disappointments.
Tiger Eye: protects against harmful spirit intrusions. Protects travelers in automobiles from accidents.
Blue Topaz: protects from harm.
Black Tourmaline:protects against harmful physical and psychic influences such as psychic attack, psychic vampires, spirit possession, and harmful spirit intrusions. Protects the aura against negative thought forms and energy. Protects against spells, ill-wishing, microwaves, radiation, and environmental and geopathic stresses.
Turquoise:protects from physical injury, especially broken bones, and from danger.
Eventually you WILL have to work on your chakras; the why is handily explained in this article: How Abuse Affects Our Chakras https://chakranutmusings.weebly.com/chakras/how-abuse-affects-our-chakras
How abuse affects our chakras
There are several types of abuse and each type affect one chakra more than the others. Physical abuse affects the root the most, emotional abuse affects the sacral and heart the most, verbal affects the throat the most, mental affects the third eye and crown the most and sexual abuse affects the solar plexus the most. Now this last one befuddled me to begin with. I, like most would assume that as it is of a sexual nature it would affect the sacral the most or some would think the root, and I agree they can be affected but the big scar will be found in the solar plexus. I have found that sexual abuse has more to do with power and manipulation than the sexual act itself.
We can carry the old energy of an abuse with us into all our interactions until we become aware and release it. I worked on my sacral diligently for a few years before it dawned on me that I needed to shift my focus. My solar plexus has always been either my best friend or my worst nightmare.
Being a pattern freak I noticed a pattern appear in how I physically and emotional reacted to others who had endured a similar abuse to me. You'd automatically presume that one would feel an understanding and compassion for your fellow victim of abuse, but strangely it was often the opposite reaction that happened within me. Discomfort was the main feeling but often it turned into a dislike. This was another thing that just befuddled me but it was not long before it dawned on me that it was the energy of their unhealed wounds that I was reacting to. The energy was far too similar to my own for comfort.
Years ago I met a young girl who played with Kate and she made me feel really uncomfortable, I was ashamed of myself because she was a nice kid, tried a little too hard at times but no bother. This went on for months and in that time I got to know her mum, one day her mum confided in me what had happened to her daughter. On the way home she was grabbed by two men and they assaulted her, she was fairly young when it happened and because of how horrible the incident was the grown ups felt it was best to move on from it as quickly as possible. It was never mentioned, never really dealt with so she carried the energy around with her. Later when I was on my own I faced the fact that I too had not addressed issues so my energy was pretty similar to the girls. From that point on I changed my focus and worked on my solar plexus when ever I got the chance. It was not long before I seen another pattern in the people in my life. With some I behaved in a very open solar plexus way with them and with others I was so blocked solar plexus it was depressing.
The only way things could improve was for me to aim for balanced myself.
As always happens when working on a chakra plenty of opportunities came up to learn to deal with things differently. Sometimes it was a case of one step forward and two steps back but slowly I made headway and now I am so tuned into my solar plexus that I can physically feel it swing out of balance when something or someone external hits an old button and 9 times out of 10 I can hit the breaks and not self harm with an old reaction to a familiar energy.
Abuse and its energetic affect does not have to haunt your life and relationships with others. Knowing yourself and your own wounds is a great first step to healing and releasing your past.
Also this one: What Blocks Our Chakras and Why http://www.energeticbodyhealing.org/single-post/2016/02/16/What-blocks-our-Chakras
What blocks our Chakras?
According to Anodea Judith, if our needs are not met or if we experience trauma and abuse at the different developmental stages in our lives, we are sure to get chakras that are blocked within our energetic body. They become deficient or excessive in their energetic functioning. Here are a few examples of the types of traumas or abuses that lead to blocked Chakras:
THE BASE CHAKRA
We find people who experienced birth trauma or who had grown up in a violent environment, or was neglected as a child, may have a blocked Base Chakra (See symptoms of a blocked Base Chakra).
Other traumas or abuses experienced from the age of 2nd trimester to 1 year old, which affect the Base Chakra: *
- Poor physical bonding with mother
- Malnourishment, feeding difficulties
- Major illness or surgery
- Physical abuse
THE SACRAL CHAKRA
Those who have been abused or as a child never received physical affection from a caregiver would most likely have a blocked Sacral Chakra.
Other traumas or abuses experienced from the age of 6 months to 2 years old, which affect the Sacral Chakra:*
- Emotional abuse and manipulation
- Denial of feelings
- Religious or moral severity (antipleasure)
- Alcoholic families
THE SOLAR PLEXUS
Growing up in an authoritarian household and in constant fear of punishment could result in a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra.
Other traumas or abuses experienced from the age of 18 months to 4 years old, which affect the Solar Plexus:*
- Volatile situations
- Physical abuse
- Domination of will
- Age inappropriate responsibilities
THE HEART CHAKARA
Lack of love from others, conditional love or lack of love for ourselves, results in the Heart Chakra being affected and closes off to the world. The armour that is formed around our Heart Chakra, to protect it from being hurt, creates a barrier and we slowly become unlovable.
Other traumas or abuses experienced from the age of 4 to 7 years old, which affect the Heart Chakra:*
- Shaming, constant criticism
- Abuses to any other Chakra
- Unacknowledged grief
- Divorce/ death of loved ones
- Sexual or physical abuse
THE THROAT CHAKRA
Having to carry secrets, getting mixed messages (lies) or not being able to speak your truth creates an energetic block in your 5th Chakra, located in the throat area.
Other trauma's or abuses experienced as a child from the age of 7 to 12 years old) which affect the Throat Chakra: *
- Verbal abuse
- Excessive criticism
- Lack of trusting caregivers
- Alcoholic or chemical-dependent family (don't talk, don't trust, don't feel)
THE BROW/THIRD EYE CHAKRA
Witnessing abuse but being told that it's not happening or denying to yourself that they are happening. This causes us to distrust our intuition resulting in a blocked Third Eye.
Other trauma's or abuses experienced as a child (adolescence) which affect the Third Eye Chakra: *
- Being punished for having psychic abilities
- Invalidation of intuition and psychic occurrences
- Growing up in a frightening environment
THE CROWN CHAKRA
Being told it's a bad idea to pursue a particular career, from a person in your life who you respect and rely on, and this person then denying you access to information that would allow you to pursue your dreams and desires. Or being forced to adopt a spiritual belief that does not resonate with you, closes down the Crown Chakra.
Other trauma's or abuses experienced as a child (early adulthood and after) which affect the Crown Chakra: *
- Being ridiculed by questioning
- Withholding knowledge
- No stimulation/ Poor education system
- Exposure to fanatical religious beliefs
As you can see, we have all probably experienced at least one of these situations in our lives. It therefore comes as no surprise that we may have blockages in our Chakras. They may be too open or they may be shut down. Without consistent exploration of where our blocks lie and persistence on healing them throughout this lifetime, these states of existence make it more difficult to function properly. .
Knowing where your blocks could lie will give you understanding on why you behave the way you do and you then give yourself the gift of choice. To choose to let go of the energetic block and allow more light and energy to run through your system. Living a more peaceful and authentic life.
* Information gathered from Anodea Judith's, "Eastern Body, Western Mind", 2004. ISBN978-1-58761-225-1
Nothing in this blog is intended as medical or psychological advice. Energy healing is not a replacement for conventional
medicine. Whenever you have concerns about your health or mental well being, you should seek and follow the
advice of a qualified medical or mental health practitioner.
By Janine Zitianellis, Copyright © 2013-16 EnergeticBodyHealing.co.za All rights reserved globally.
And this one: And this one: Understanding Your Chakras http://foreverconscious.com/understanding-your-chakras
The word chakra means energy vortex or wheel and according to Ancient Indian philosophy we each have seven chakras that manage the energy of our body from our spine to the top of our head.
Each chakra plays a role in establishing our overall health and well being. For optimal health, these energy wheels need to be aligned, clear and balanced. It is believed that when these energy centers are imbalanced that physical and emotional disturbances occur.
The seven chakras each have a specific purpose and control both physical and emotional aspects of the body.
Root Chakra: is our grounding chakra. It begins at the base of the spine and grounds our soul to our body. This energy centre is responsible for protecting the spinal column, the rectum, legs, bones and feet. Emotionally it ties to survival, stability, acceptance, self preservation, perception, fear and safety.
Traditionally, the root chakra is associated with the color red and red crystals such as rubies, garnet and red jasper, as well as red foods and art can be used to heal this chakra.
When the chakra is out of balance, issues such as sluggishness, tiredness, obesity, hoarding, materialism, greed, fear of safety, inability to deal with change, lack of discipline and financial difficulty can occur. Physical dysfunctions can also occur such as bowel disorders, bone or teeth issues, lower back pain, depression and lack of energy.
When the root chakra is balanced, feelings of good health, vitality, being well grounded, trusting the world, feeling safe, stable and secure will prosper.
This chakra can be upset by birth trauma, abandonment, physical neglect, a poor relationship with the mother, malnourishment or inherited traumas such as living in war or poverty.
In order to heal this chakra it is recommended to get exercise, massage the lower abdomen and spine, reconnect with your body and accept yourself.
A Mantra for the Root Chakra:
“I feel grounded and secure in my body, I trust the universe and know that I am looked after. I am supported, safe and loved by mother earth.”
Sacral Chakra: is located in the lower abdomen and rules over sexuality, emotions, creativity and financial matters.
It is associated with the color orange and crystals such as amber, citrine or even orange foods can be used to enhance the energy of the sacral chakra.
This chakra helps to balance our sexual organs, intestines, lower vertebrae, kidneys, pelivis, appendix, prostate, hip area and our lymphatic system.
When the energy of this chakra is excessive, sexual addiction can occur as well as strong or sensitive emotions, seductive manipulation, attachment and addiction and emotional dependency. When the energy is deficient, issues such as poor social skills, fear of sex, lack of desire and passion, denial of pleasure and unwillingness to change can occur.
Physically when this chakra is out of balance sexual dysfunction or reproductive issues occur as well as urinary problems, digestive issues, spleen issues or appetite control issues.
Often this chakra can be upset by sexual or emotional abuse, manipulation, alcoholic parents, denial of feelings and neglect.
A Mantra for the Sacral Chakra-
“I acknowledge and accept my sexuality and give permission to myself to feel all that I feel. I understand that I deserve pleasure in life and I am comfortable with who I am.”
Solar Plexus Chakra: sits below the diaphragm and controls feelings of power, self-esteem and our relationship with our inner self.
Represented by the color yellow, crystals such as citrine, yellow topaz and tiger’s eye, as well as yellow foods or flowers can be used to heal this chakra.
Physically, this chakra looks after our respiratory system, our stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, adrenals, the lower back and the nervous system.
When the energy from this chakra is unbalanced issues such as poor self esteem, fearfulness, poor self discipline, aggression, feeling power hungry, or the need to be in control, feeling like a victim, blaming others or being overly competitive can occur.
When this chakra is balanced, feelings of inner harmony, self acceptance and respect for others can be felt.
When out of balance physically, digestive problems, colon and intestinal problems, ulcers, anorexia, pancreatitis, diabetes, gallstones, allergies and liver or stomach issues can occur. A constant feeling of coldness can also be felt.
This charka is usually effected by physical abuse, fear of punishment or shaming, living in a dangerous environment, feeling shameful of oneself or living in a dominating household or society.
In order to heal this chakra, it is important to deal with any self-loathing issues, or feelings of needing to be in control. Abdominal exercises and vigorous exercise can also help.
A Mantra for the Solar Plexus Chakra:
“I honor the power within me and know I hold the answer to my own destiny. I release my built up emotions and claim my personal power.”
Heart Chakra: this chakra rules the heart, cardiac system and chest. It also governs love, forgiveness, relationships, loneliness, depression and devotion.
The heart chakra is associated with both pink or green and can be supported by rose quartz, emerald and jade crystals or pink and green plants.
This chakra looks after the circulatory system, lungs, shoulders, arms, thymus gland, immune system and upper back and when imbalanced can lead to disorders in these areas including tension, breast problems, asthma and allergies.
Energetically, an imbalance in this chakra can lead to being demanding, jealous or possessive in relationships or anti-social, withdrawn, shy, judgemental, depressed or bitter. A fear of intimacy or relationships can also occur as well as over sacrificing oneself in relationships.
Traumas such as rejection, abandonment, loss, abuse, grief, divorce, death, feelings of not being loved and betrayal can harm this chakra.
When balanced, the heart chakra helps to promote compassion, self-love, empathy, peace and a good immune system.
In order to heal this chakra, one must learn to forgive, practice unconditional love and learn the true value of compassion and co-dependency.
Breathing exercises, working with the arms and self discovery can also help heal this chakra.
A Mantra for the Heart Chakra:
“I open myself to give and receive love. I forgive myself and others for past mistakes and I acknowledge that I am worthy and safe to love myself and others.”
Throat Chakra: Sits in the throat area and rules self expression, communication and speaking one’s truth.
Associated with the color blue, the throat chakra can be activated by blue crystals such as sapphire and lapis lazuli, eating blue foods or wearing blue clothes.
The throat chakra rules over the throat, thyroid, vocal cords, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws ears and muscles and when imbalanced, issues such as chronic sore throats, a raspy voice, mouth ulcers, gum problems, laryngitis, swollen glands, thyroid problems, headaches, ear problems and pain in the neck or shoulders can occur.
An imbalance in this chakra emotionally can lead to talking too much, talking as a defence, inability to listen, gossiping, stuttering, fear of speaking, talking in a soft voice, shyness, poor rhythm, being tone deaf or an inability to put feelings into words.
Lies, secrets, verbal abuse, constant yelling, criticism, authoritative parents or chemical dependency in the family are common traumas associated with throat chakra issues.
In order to heal this chakra, self control and developing confidence must occur. Learning to communicate effectively, knowing that you are worthy of your own opinion, practicing silence and listening to others can also facilitate healing.
Chanting, singing, voice work, throat exercises and story telling can also help to heal this chakra.
A Mantra for the Throat Chakra:
“I accept myself, feelings and emotions and know that I am worthy to express how I feel. I hear and speak the truth and I trust that I can express myself with clear intent.”
Third Eye Chakra: is located in the centre of the forehead and rules over our intuition, the mind, our imagination, intelligence and the ability to see life clearly.
It is associated with the color indigo and can be supported by amethyst crystals and lavender essential oil.
Physically, this chakra rules over our brain, nervous system, ears, eyes, nose, face and the pineal and pituitary gland. When imbalances occur, headaches, eye disease nose and sinus problems, brain tumors, neurological disturbances, seizures and learning disabilities can be experienced.
Emotionally when this chakra is out of balance, nightmares, hallucinations, headaches, difficulty concentrating, delusions, poor memory, insensitivity, lack of imagination and denial can ensue.
Often those who have grown up in frightening environments or those who experience lack of support or validation for intuitiveness or creativity can experience trauma to this chakra.
In order to heal this chakra, mediation, visualizations, creating art, working with memory or dreams, hypnosis or past life therapy can help.
A Mantra for the Third Eye Chakra:
“I trust my intuition and open my mind to the endless creativity of the universe. I am open to hearing and experiencing all that is aligned with light and love and I have the power to manifest my desires.”
Crown Chakra: is the portal to our spiritual self and is responsible for spiritual awakenings, karma, awareness and all things divine.
The colors represented by this chakra include purple, white, gold and silver and crystals that support this energy include diamond, quartz and selenite.
Physically, this chakra controls our muscular and skeletal system and our nervous system. When this chakra is imbalanced, energetic disorders, depression, migraines, amnesia, and sensitivity to the environment can be experienced.
Energetically, learning difficulties, materialism, greed, domination of others, spiritual addiction, dissociation from the body and depression can all be symptoms.
When this chakra is balanced, a feeling of deep spiritual connection can be felt as well as open-mindness, wisdom and a broad understanding of both the seen and unseen world.
Often experiences including, forced religion, fear of the unknown and spiritual abuse can cause trauma to this chakra.
To heal this chakra, an emotional, spiritual and physical connection needs to be made to the body. Meditation, understanding self and clearing the mind can all help.
A Mantra for the Crown Chakra:
“I am a divine spiritual being. I am guided by a higher power and my inner wisdom. I am love.”
Here are links to what I’ve written about chakras in the past.
What About the OTHER Chakras https://selqetkitty.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/344/
What About The OTHER Chakras!!!
I’ve seen a lot over the past year about developing the “third eye”, and how it relates to psychic ability and astral vision, how it relates to spiritual phenomena.
However, I also see a lot of frustrated people who work and work and work at developing their “third eye” (actually, it’s not really your THIRD eye – it’s your FIFTH if we’re going to be specific, but we’ll get to that in a moment), and never get anywhere… and the reason is that for true psychic development, you must have a well-rounded system, you must work to strengthen and clarify ALL your chakras, not just the one!
Here is a simple explanation of how each chakra works, as it relates to psychic phenomenon, in the order they should be worked on. May it strengthen you and carry you forward in your journey with many blessings.
The Root Chakra
Found either on the perineum (between the anus and the scrotum) or just about a quarter of an inch inside the vaginal wall, towards the anus, the root chakra, also connected to the foot chakra, relates directly to your connection to the material world. Without a correctly developed root chakra, well bonded to the Earth and the material plane, you run the risk of being lost in a sea of psychic abilities without control, and without the ability to distinguish what is merely mental trash and what is actually psychic impression. Also, all psychic abilities are based on energy – we draw energy into our bodies a variety of ways – air, food, exercise, sunlight – but we also draw energy into our bodies by our connection to the material plane, specifically to the Earth from which our bodies were made. Without that connection to constantly refresh and circulate healthy energy, a sickness called “Backlash” occurs, where using psychic abilities results in headaches, nausea, and other flu-like symptoms. Basically, the root chakra is the concrete foundation your psychic house is built on… without that foundation, your house will slowly be washed away by the energy flowing around you, and your actual body will sicken.
The Root faces downwards, and is connected to the central channel to which all the other Chakras are connected to. It radiates energy upwards as well as releasing old energy downwards into the Earth. With the exception of the Crown Chakra and the Ajna Chakra, all other chakras flow from back to front – they draw in energy from behind you, and into the central channel, and then out the front of your body, filling in your aura. Their first job is to stabilize the energy channels that keep your body alive, their secondary task is to fill in your aura, the protective envelope that keeps those energies contained.
Your Sacral Plexus Chakra
Found about three inches below the belly button and within the center of your body, facing forward, is the Sacral Plexus chakra. The Sacral Plexus chakra deals with how we connect to the elements in our world – not the Earth and the material plane, but the other life-forms within it. Believe it or not, everything you have ever touched, every feeling you have ever had, every thought related to a person, place, thing or idea, has a connection in your Sacral Plexus. Clearing the Sacral Plexus allows you to discard old behaviors and ideas, and also release old relationships that no longer serve you. It is a simple matter – cover your “womb” area with your hands, then in a cupping motion, gather the connections that are not for your highest good, the unnecessary connections, and gently remove those blockages from your sacral plexus area, and blow them back into the universe. Focus on sending them back to where they came from WITH UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. You’re not trying to hurt anyone, you just seek your freedom.
As for why the Sacral Plexus is important for psychic ability – this is where you connect to those you are tuning into. If your sacral plexus is clogged, or worse, sealed, you cannot connect, because there’s either too much gunk, or things slide off. This can lead to a feeling of disconnection not only in your material life, but also in your psychic life. Clearing the sacral plexus and working on your sense of self will allow you to connect more clearly. Just remember that every time you do something psychically, you need to clear your sacral plexus after, so that whoever or whatever you have connected to doesn’t remain in your aura, coloring your own thoughts and feelings.
The Sacral Plexus also deals with sex and sensuality, and the expression of emotions. Since the majority of psychic impressions are actually emotional ones, keeping this chakra clear can assist you in determining the difference between your own feelings and those of others, and also in accurately determining what IS your feelings and what is NOT.
Navel (Solar Plexus) Chakra
The Solar Plexus chakra is all about your personal power. Basically, if you don’t believe in yourself, if you don’t have a firm grasp on not only your sense of your emotional self, but also your powerful spiritual self, you won’t be able to do a darned thing psychically, or worse, what you CAN do will leave you exhausted, confused, and may be jumbled up with fabricated impressions. This chakra is also the chakra most involved with being Centered – which if you’ve been exploring this forum, you’ve seen mentioned multiple times – it, along with grounding, is the first exercise ever taught to anyone learning magick or psychism. You will be told by website after website, book after book, and teacher after teacher, “Ground and Center! Ground and Center!”
Centering means to sit within your Powerful sense of self. It means to align yourself with that central channel that goes from the root to the crown, from the earth through the root, up the center channel, out the crown, into the universe. But it also means to sit in your Solar Plexus, and expand that sense of personal SELF, so that it fills your body with light, and that you spill that light, your essential self, into the earth and sky, just as the earth and sky fill YOU. When you constantly, and consistently work with your Solar Plexus chakra, you will learn things about yourself and your power, you will discover your strengths and your weaknesses, and how to expand those strengths and guard those weaknesses. Moreover, when you work with your solar plexus enough, you will lose the doubts that cripple and block psychic abilities.
The Heart Chakra
This is actually seven chakras – but the two most people focus on are the Green Heart Chakra and the Rose Heart Chakra. The other five need to be developed too, but that’s really an advanced step, and the best explanations I’ve ever found for those five are in a book called Kundalini and the Chakras, by Genevieve Paulson –http://www.amazon.com/Kundalini-Chakras-Evolution-Lifetime-Llewellyns/dp/0875425925 However – we’re working primarily with the two concepts of Love – Universal Love, and Self-Love. Believe it or not, psychic ability is based on Love. If you don’t feel connected to the universe, and you don’t feel love for yourself, these negative thoughts and feelings block out a lot of psychic impressions you might actually be receiving from the universe and from your own intuition. So clarifying and developing the Heart Chakras is very important for reception. The pink heart chakra is, obviously, about self-image and self-love, while the green heart chakra, about an inch above it, and much larger, is about Universal Love and Universal Receptivity to Love – they are both roughly in the center of the chest over the thymus gland. Development of the heart chakras not only helps with intuition, but also hearing Guides and inner guidance.
The Throat Chakra
Believe it or not, this chakra is the chief chakra involved with clairaudience. In other words… if your throat chakra is blocked, no amount of work on your third eye is going to net you any sound results at all… You might see stuff… but you aren’t going to HEAR anything. The throat chakra is all about communication of all kinds – your ability to both listen AND to express your true self. Having a clear and well-functioning throat chakra is the difference between hearing the truth in yourself and others, and wandering, blind, through a life of lies.
The Third Eye
Actually, there are Seven Eyes. Your dominant, your non-dominant, and then the five that go from the bridge of your nose between your physical two eyes, all the way up to your hair line. Again – if you’d like more information on the other four chakras (or even the two situated over your physical eyes – check out Paulson’s book. But we’re going to deal with the actual Fifth eye, centered in the middle of your forehead.
As you all know, the “third eye” is supposedly the base of all psychic perception – though you’re discovering how little truth that belief has, right now. However, it IS the center for your inner vision – please note I say INNER vision, and not EXTERNAL vision – so if you’re hoping to suddenly see your dragon with your naked eyes by working at peeling layers off your fifth eye, you’re probably spitting in the wind. While certainly it is eventually possible to see the layers of reality by working on incorporating the fifth eye and first and second eyes and encouraging them to work in tandem, it is as rare a gift as true telepathy. Most people who are labeled telepathic are just really, really strong empaths, or have some kind of clairsentience or clairaudience. But anyway, back to the fifth eye.
There are a LOT of Gifts out there. Sight is not the only one. It is entirely possible that you can work on your fifth eye for 20 years, and actually really make some progress, and never “SEE” anything. Instead, you may become powerfully precognitive. You might become really empathic. Your ability to heal may expand. You might begin to experience the thoughts of trees, animals, stones. Anything is possible. Inner vision is not just about SEEING… it’s also about all the other psychic abilities that you have. If it has to do with knowledge, it’s going to come from development of the fifth eye, in tandem, as I’ve mentioned, with the other six major chakras. Of course, if you’re kinetic, things are different. You might SEE kinetically (most kinetics can see atoms, or at least a weird type of DEPTH in objects that makes them more real to them – fuller), but the actual Gift is partially in your brain, partially in your heart and solar plexus, and partially in your HANDS.
The Fifth Eye is ALSO about astral vision – imagination and mental creativity. Even if you’re not Gifted at ALL (highly unlikely – I’ve never met a person on the planet who didn’t have SOME kind of psychic ability) everyone has the ability to dream, daydream, and create in some way. Just because you aren’t an artist doesn’t mean you’re not creative. Building a house is creative, calculating the perfect angle for a bookcase just by sight alone, is creative, but I sure as heck couldn’t do it!
The Crown Chakra
Last but not least, we have the Crown Chakra – how you connect to Universe, Divinity, your Higher Self, the Collective Unconscious, and Wisdom. Without a strong and clear crown, you will have NO connection to the spiritual realm, no matter how much work you do on the other chakras, even the third eye.
So. Now you see… it’s not all about the “Third Eye.” It’s actually all about ALL your chakras. They are a house… if you’re missing a wall, it’s not a house. If you’re missing the floor or the roof, it’s not a house. If you’re missing rooms, it’s not a house. If you’re missing the bathroom or the kitchen, it’s sure as heck not a place to live in.
Build your house.
Stop cleaning the windows, and work on the roof, the walls, the floor. Work on the whole structure, work with all the chakras, daily. Cleanse them, balance them, daily.
You will find that your work on the “third eye” chakra, when you work with the others, TOO, will net more, and better, results in the end.
For more reading, may I suggest fellow wordpress blogger article: http://lovelyharshal.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/which-blocked-chakras-are-causing-chaos-in-your-life/
I was an empath once. I don’t recommend the way I had to go to stop it, but I remember what it was like, so whenever I see anyone having difficulties, I feel like it’s my duty to share what I know about it.