Did you know you could be more in sync, approach difficult conversations, and have a better connection with someone by practicing Chakra Communication? All it takes is a little bit of chakra knowledge, and a few moments of recognition and practice in the beginning of an interaction.
The practice is simple enough – identify the chakra they are coming from, meet them at that place, listen and say a few affirming words from that place, and then lead the conversation to a more productive arena (and have a more satisfying energetic exchange).
Here’s an example of what that looks like:
A friend has just lost their job and is panicked. You try to reassure them that something even better will come along and it will be fine.
Friend is coming from? - 1st chakra (physical survival) – in fear mode, worried about finances and the immediate future.
You are coming from? - 5th chakra (bigger picture) – it’s an opportunity for positive change.
Just as there is an “American chakra”, most cultures have a chakra that is predominant - its characteristics define that culture’s worldview. That defining chakra is over-energized, which means that another chakra is usually under-energized. Therefore it defines the strengths, and weaknesses, of that energetic pattern as it manifests in a culture. As I write in “The American Chakra”, the predominance of 3rd chakra energy results in the 2nd chakra being less activated, which has specific consequences.
With all generalizations and models, there is room for variation and interpretation. Models can provide a lens to work with realities on the ground. The goal is always more balance in the chakra system, but we will never have – nor do we want! - perfect balance, which would neutralize our unique characteristics and gifts. This pertains to cultures as well as individuals.
It’s important to know the particular qualities of each chakra to...
Cultures can be typified as having the qualities of a particular chakra; us Americans have a 3rd chakra culture. The third chakra relates to the rational mind, ego, action… linear thinking. We give more weight to that perspective. It’s what we call “reality”, what we believe and accept as true. Yet it is just one aspect of our reality, and neglecting the rest of our experience has – consequences.
We avoid feelings as being messy and unproductive, and often not “solvable”. The 3rd chakra (located in the solar plexus) mind likes to fix things and move on. Second chakra territory (located in the belly) is all about emotion, creativity and sexuality. What are we as a culture uncomfortable discussing? Emotions and sex! Quite often when I see a new client, I notice that energy moves from their feet up the outside of their legs, past the hips, and then coming back to center to meet at the 3rd chakra - conveniently missing the whole 2nd...
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In my 20’s I was living in Chicago and would drive a short route home from downtown that took me past Cabriini Green, a notoriously dangerous housing project (hey, I was young and invincible! Not to mention naive.) One night I was going home late from work and suddenly got the “feeling” that I should go a different way - through the lively nightlife area Old Town.
In the middle of my drive, my tire went flat!
What if I had taken my usual route, past gangs, drug dealers and guns? I was very lucky that I was available for that intuitive information, and actually listened to it. This was long before I studied energy healing and worked to develop reliable access to this kind of information.
In energy healing school, my fellow students and I were a bit shocked when our teacher said she took her guides grocery shopping. How banal! Later I started to understand the value of intuitive information in everyday life.
Fast forward some years (before Google Maps!) –...
Chakras are engines that fuel our energy physiology, much like food fuels our physical body – little funnels drawing energy in from our environment. Rooted into our midline dynamic, which has many layers (think of the vertebrae, spinal cord, chakra channel, and Hara line) this energy is dispersed throughout our various bodies, both physical and energetic.
All ancient cultures have maps of the human energy field; the Chinese have meridians used in acupuncture, and the chakra model comes from India. There are seven major chakras, each feeding a distinct part of our anatomy as well as emotional and psychological aspects of our being.
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The presentations were about cutting edge therapies involving genetic therapy, stem cells, epigenetics, biologics, natural substances that do very specific things in the micro-biome, enzymes from other animals that promote longevity – and a lot more of mostly cellular interventions. The scientific presentations were of varying degrees of lay-friendly. There are bio-technologies that will eradicate cancer, dementia and heart disease within our lifetimes. As the science is progressing exponentially, it is bringing up many challenging questions.
These issues are complex and pose questions not easily answered by science. If you can live...
I am not an astrologer but have learned over the years how much these really BIG energies affect us. I can easily see – because I am listening to clients and students – that it’s not just me going thru a particular phase. And these days, and especially this summer, I see huge transitions going on. Dramatic shifts have been percolating for a while and will apparently be ongoing at least thru 2020.
This summer is a bell-weather moment on the march to 2020 (I won’t go into Mars, Uranus, Taurus and retrogrades, but do find an astrologer that speaks to you.) Remember the...
Some of you are aware I have been on a mini sabbatical since last fall, only teaching and working with my graduate level students until the next Energy Awareness and Healing Practicum in April. During my sabbatical I had the wonderful offer of a cottage in the Scottish Highlands for a month! In my Scottish travels I ended up doing healing work wherever I went. Along the way I also used my intuitive skills to tap into some pretty amazing energies. Being able to align my Hara and drop into Being (the simplest, most basic technique I teach and still constantly use) allowed me to sense into standing stones, energy fields and forms, and see scenes from the past. From battlefields to burial sites to the ley lines under ancient Rosslyn Chapel (the final location in Dan Brown’s “The DaVinci Code”) I was able to interact with a bigger version of reality than the average person.
The cottage I stayed at in the coastal village of Dornoch happened to be in the heart of MacKay...
America is rocked, shaken to the core. Our world – or our idea of our world – is broken. Broken for people who are fighting for their survival and exhibiting those base instincts that are generated from that place – fear, anger, hate. Broken for people who were complacent, even smug, that a continual, upward progressive spiral in society’s values was a given. The only given is that there is suffering, and relief from suffering can be sought in cultivating consciousness, compassion, and our spiritual essence.
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