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How to use sage to cleanse your aura

How to use sage to cleanse your aura, and why energy clearing is so important to attract miracles and happiness into your life through the law of attraction.

Energy Clearing

Energy cleansing is crucial to obtaining optimal health and wellness especially when finding yourself in highly stressful environments like the corporate world, traffic jams, and the like. The first thing that falls out of balance is your energy, next comes your mind and emotions, then finally your physical body falls into disease or illness after enduring longer periods of mental or emotional distress. If we can maintain a healthy aura, we can maintain a healthy mind, heart, and body as well.

The Aura

The aura serves as a protection from lower energies, just as long as your aura is radiant and balanced with vibrancy of the 7 main chakras. If your aura is vibrating as a high frequency, the law of attraction then allows you to attract only high vibe situations and people into your auric field. If you’d like to learn more ways to raise your vibration check out my post Vibrate Higher. So, let’s bring your awareness now to the ways in which we can return to a bright, positive aura in the modern world using some ancient, and sacred tools to do so.

The Science of Sage

Sage is an herb, I’m sure you’ve familiarized with briefly, that is spiritually used as a tool so cleanse the energy and help to clear any blockages as it releases negatively polarized ions that fill up the air and send out a message to your body to put you into a more uplifted mood. Sage is also extremely anti-bacterial and kills off bacteria floating around in the air you breath. Our ancestors have always known intuitively the benefits of this herb, and now we are able to access scientific evidence that affirms their intuition. Now, you have more of an understanding on this herb let’s move forward into how to use it as smoke medicine in order to cleanse your own aura and allow you to vibrate higher.

  1. Buy a White Sage bundle, or a Smudging kit from your local apothecary or metaphysical shop.
  2. Prepare your surroundings by opening a window, and grabbing a lighter, and a dish to suffocate the embers in once you are done using the sage.
  3. Prepare your mind by setting an intention. You can use your own, or simply state to yourself: “I consciously release all negative blockages from my auric field to be transmuted into light.”
  4. Light the sage bundle carefully and begin to wave the sage smoke around your body lingering in areas you feel may be stagnant or blocked until you feel ready to move along to the rest of your body.
  5. Suffocate the embers, and thank yourself for taking this short amount of time to show a tremendous amount of self love!

Enjoy the enhanced state of being by taking the time after energy clearing to meditate, practice breath work, journal, paint, or practice yoga.

Love and light 🖖🏼

Mindy Sheppard

How to Balance and Heal the Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye,

which I’m sure you’ve heard used liberally as to say the second sight or the sight beyond the veil, originates in Sanskrit as the Ajna Chakra (Third Eye Chakra). The Third Eye Chakra connects you with your truest sight within yourself where you are able to create your reality by using your perception for either positive outcomes or not so. It also can be known as your intuition, as well as assisting some in seeing the paranormal such as energy imprints, auras, and spirits. If you have trouble connecting with your intuition leading to trouble making guided discernment in your life, or have a poor outlook on life and feel victimized and trapped by your mind your Third Eye Chakra could use a tune up. Being that the Third Eye Chakra is located in between your brow within the Pineal Gland, the energy permeates the surrounding tissues. If the energy in this area is blocked or dulled it could cause dysfunction in your mental clarity, memory, ability to sleep soundly, overall hormone production, eyesight issues, and sinus issues. Basically, since the life force energy that your cells dance to is not flowing, your cells aren’t going to be dancing, in fact they instead will take a seat and stop doing what they do best. If you find yourself suffering from any of these ailments, please seek the help of a doctor immediately and work with the chakra balancing alongside your doctor’s recommended treatment. A Doctor of Naturopathy can do wonders when it comes to balancing the glandular systems, organ systems, and energetic system in a holistic way so, I recommend researching your area for an N.D. who’s qualified to treat these disorders.

The Ajna Chakra resonates at the frequency of the color indigo, like the vast and starry night sky on an unclouded evening.

The mantra that corresponds to the Third Eye Chakra is “AUM.” (more widely known as “OM”). Chanting this mantra 108 times along with doing the following exercise will center you back into a space of insight, and allow you to step into the control panel of your life where you can direct and coordinate the way which you will perceive all that unfolds.

Exercise: Visualizing as you breath in and out, an indigo lotus flower unfolding and blossoming from your center brow. On every in breath you visualize oxygen pouring up into your sinuses and to your brow cleaning out the area with new life force. On the out breath chant “AUM” and imagine all that no longer serves you leaving with your breath. As the breath releases, see how the indigo lotus flower becomes brighter and brighter. Do this 108 times using Mala beads, or until your lotus flower is shining vibrantly and your Third Eye feels cleansed and renewed.

Essential oils can be an excellent tool in anointing the physical body and simultaneously clearing any blockages in your energy by stimulating feelings relating to the chosen aroma. The olfactory gland is responsible for two things, smell and memory. With this connection, aroma can trigger reactions in the brain and create feelings of crystal clarity. Sold at your local health food store or apothecary, I recommend trying Lemon, Pine, Clary Sage, Geranium, and Cypress.

Exercise: Carry one of these essential oils with you throughout your day and when you feel mental fog, or inability to connect with your intuition to make a decision drop 1 drop into your palms and inhale deeply for 5 seconds, then exhale for a count of 5 seconds. Repeat this 7 times or until your brow center feels clear and purified. You can also purchase an essential oil diffuser and allow the aroma to fill your home or office. 

Mastery of the Third Eye Chakra comes from “spiritualizing the energy center” as Cyndi Dale, author of “The Complete Book of Chakra Healing” has stated. This means that through the tasks of the Third Eye Chakra such as witnessing the insight given to you by your own innate ability of knowing and creating your happiness by perceiving life how you wish it to be, you are able to find a sense of connection to spirit by doing and learning from these lessons. If you haven’t mastered your the five chakras below the Third Eye, I recommend working your way up by reading these articles below in order:

How to Balance and Heal the Root Chakra

How to Balance and Heal the Sacral Chakra

How to Balance and Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra

How to Balance and Heal the Heart Chakra

How to Balance and Heal the Throat Chakra

For more information about the 7 chakra system most commonly known in the west read my article by clicking here. I also recommend listening to binaural beats as you sleep that help to program your body, mind, and spirit to align and balance your Third Eye Chakra. Meditative Mind and Nu Meditation Music on YouTube have amazing binaural beat tracks for each chakra or even all 7 that you can play as you sleep at night. Also, with a quick search on YouTube of “guided meditations for the Ajna Chakra” you will find an array of meditations which you will find extremely beneficial as you start to awaken your second sight and open your Third Eye.

by: Mindy Sheppard

How to Balance and Heal the Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra, in Sanskrit Vishuddha which translates to “pure,” is the energetic center located in your throat which is the essence of truth, clarity, expressiveness, communication, and creativity. Not being able to speak up about your personal truths, an imbalance between talking and listening, and misunderstanding within communication with others are all issues that manifest when the Throat Chakra is out of center. In the physical body, the energy of the Throat Chakra encompasses the esophagus, larynx, pharynx, mouth, and the gland it is connected with is the Thyroid. Throat cancer, sore throat, strep throat, laryngitis, hyper- or hypo- thyroidism, and goiter are all dysfunctions that are caused by ignoring the energetic block or over-activity of the throat chakra that have in turn manifested into a tangible disease.  If you find yourself suffering from any of these ailments, please seek the help of a doctor immediately and work with the chakra balancing alongside your doctor’s recommended treatment. A Doctor of Naturopathy can do wonders when it comes to balancing the glandular systems, organ systems, and energetic system in a holistic way so, I recommend researching your area for an N.D. who’s qualified to treat these disorders.

The Vishuddha Chakra resonates at the frequency of the color blue, just like the ocean, and the sky on a clear day. Blue translates to tranquility, peace, and clearness, and using this color as a tool through visualization can help you clear your throat (ethereally, and literally).

The mantra that corresponds to the Throat Chakra is “HAM.” Chanting this mantra 108 times along with doing the following exercise will center you back into a space of lucidity, and translucence.

Exercise: Visualizing as you breath in and out, a blue lotus flower unfolding and blossoming from your throat. On every in breath you visualize oxygen pouring into your throat and cleaning out the area with new life force. On the out breath chant “HAM” and imagine all that no longer serves you leaving with your breath. As the breath releases, see how the blue lotus flower becomes brighter and brighter. Do this 108 times using Mala beads, or until your lotus flower is shining vibrantly and your throat feels cleansed and renewed.

Essential oils can be an excellent tool in anointing the physical body and simultaneously clearing any blockages in your energy by stimulating feelings relating to the chosen aroma. The olfactory gland is responsible for two things, smell and memory. With this connection, aroma can trigger reactions in the brain and create feelings of crystal clarity. Sold at your local health food store or apothecary, I recommend trying Peppermint, Spearmint, Eucalyptus, and Blue Chamomile.

Exercise: Carry one of these essential oils with you throughout your day and when you feel inability to express yourself clearly, and lovingly drop 1 drop into your palms and inhale deeply for 5 seconds, then exhale for a count of 5 seconds. Repeat this 7 times or until your throat center feels clear and purified. You can also purchase an essential oil diffuser and allow the aroma to fill your home or office. 

Mastery of the Throat Chakra comes from “spiritualizing the energy center” as Cyndi Dale, author of “The Complete Book of Chakra Healing” has stated. This means that through the tasks of the Throat Chakra such as expressing your truth to others in a healthful way and using communication as a tool to move towards your purpose, you are able to find a sense of connection to spirit by doing and learning from these lessons. If you haven’t mastered your the four chakras below the Throat, I recommend working your way up by reading these articles below in order:

How to Balance and Heal the Root Chakra

How to Balance and Heal the Sacral Chakra

How to Balance and Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra

How to Balance and Heal the Heart Chakra

For more information about the 7 chakra system most commonly known in the west read my article by clicking here. I also recommend listening to binaural beats as you sleep that help to program your body, mind, and spirit to align and balance your Throat Chakra. Meditative Mind and Nu Meditation Music on YouTube have amazing binaural beat tracks for each chakra or even all 7 that you can play as you sleep at night. Also, with a quick search on YouTube of “guided meditations for the Throat Chakra” you will find an array of meditations which you will find extremely beneficial as you start to clear your ethereal throat.

by: Mindy Sheppard

How to Balance and Heal the Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra, in Sanskrit Anahata, is the energetic center located in your chest that holds the attributes of unconditional love, empathy, and gratitude. If you feel like you are constantly giving but never receiving, or conversely receiving but not giving, overly guarded, heart-broken, overly attached, inability to forgive, or notice negative feelings towards yourself you are being guided to balance this chakra in order to heal. While the heart chakra revolves around love, this love is not necessarily romantic in nature. Pure love from the Heart Chakra is able to dissolve resentment, heal broken friendships, and drive efforts towards helping humanity. This type of love is blind and learning to live through this chakra center you learn to love even your enemy because they are able to teach you and you can feel compassion towards them. In the physical body, the energy of the Heart Chakra penetrates through the heart, the thymus glad, the lungs, and any other surrounding tissues. High blood pressure, Low blood pressure, Heart disease, Breast Cancer, Asthma, congestion in the lungs, Autoimmune disorders and other relating ailments are caused by an energetic imbalance in the heart chakra that over time results in a manifestation of disease within the physical tissues of the body. If you find yourself suffering from any of these ailments, please seek the help of a doctor immediately and work with the chakra balancing alongside your doctor’s recommended treatment. A Doctor of Naturopathy can do wonders when it comes to balancing the glandular systems, organ systems, and energetic system in a holistic way so, I recommend researching your area for an N.D. who’s qualified to treat these disorders.

The Anahata Chakra vibrates at the same frequency as the color green, as it correlates directly with our beautiful plant kingdom. The plants give us oxygen, as we give them carbon dioxide. This is the perfect example of a balanced act of giving and receiving, and the main lesson of the Heart Chakra.

The mantra that corresponds to the Heart Chakra is “YAM.” Chanting this mantra 108 times along with doing the following exercise will center you back into a space of love and compassion.

Exercise: Visualizing as you breath in and out, a beautiful green lotus flower emerging from the center of your chest. On every in breath you visualize oxygen pouring into your lungs and cleaning out the heart area with new life force. On the out breath chant “YAM” and imagine all that no longer serves you leaving with your breath. As the breath releases, see how the green lotus flower becomes brighter and brighter. Do this 108 times using Mala beads, or until your lotus flower is shining vibrantly and your heart feels light and cleared.

Essential oils can be an excellent tool in anointing the physical body and simultaneously clearing any blockages in your energy by stimulating feelings relating to the chosen aroma. The olfactory gland is responsible for two things, smell and memory. With this connection, aroma can trigger reactions in the brain and create feelings of bliss, harmony, and serenity. Sold at your local health food store or apothecary, I recommend trying Lavender, Rose, Chamomile, Neroli, and Rosemary.

Exercise: Carry one of these essential oils with you throughout your day and when you feel a blockage in your flow of giving and receiving love drop 1 drop into your palms and inhale deeply for 5 seconds, then exhale for a count of 5 seconds. Repeat this 7 times or until your heart feels soft and light. You can also purchase an essential oil diffuser and allow the aroma to fill your home or office. 

Between the lower 3 chakras and the Heart Chakra, there is a veil which some people may never cross in their lives. Living from the heart is truly something that advanced souls are able to do, as the less advanced tend to get distracted within the negativity of the Earth plane and are unable to lead with compassion in order to shift the planetary consciousness into a place which is respectful of one another and the planet where we reside. Do the work of the lower 3 chakras, so that you may rise into a place of caring for others without depleting yourself of nourishment. Below are links to my Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus articles where you can help yourself to expedite your growth and ability to give to others healthfully when you do open and balance the Heart Chakra.

How to Balance and Heal the Root Chakra

How to Balance and Heal the Sacral Chakra

How to Balance and Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra

Mastery of the Heart Chakra comes from “spiritualizing the energy center” as Cyndi Dale, author of “The Complete Book of Chakra Healing” has stated. This means that through the tasks of the Heart Chakra such as giving and receiving in balance and mastering unconditional love, you are able to find a sense of connection to spirit and purpose by doing and learning from these lessons.

For more information about the 7 chakra system most commonly known in the west read my article by clicking here. I also recommend listening to binaural beats as you sleep that help to program your body, mind, and spirit to align and balance your Heart Chakra. Meditative Mind and Nu Meditation Music on YouTube have amazing binaural beat tracks for each chakra or even all 7 that you can play as you sleep at night. Also, with a quick search on YouTube of “guided meditations for the Heart Chakra” you will find an array of meditations which you will find extremely beneficial as you begin transforming your heart and releasing attachments.

by: Mindy Sheppard

Understanding synchronicity: learning to let the signs direct you to your path.

Have you ever had a time in your life where you took action and suddenly it seemed as though the ocean separated so that you could ease-fully walk through to embark on that action? Suddenly life became so easy because everywhere you turned you were making connections with people who had what you needed, and everything just fell right into place. This is synchronicity, and it’s not a coincidence. Evidence of this phenomena is the way birds flock together shifting and diving together as one unit. They are innately aware of this natural flow, and so are we although it has become suppressed. After experiencing so many harmonious synchronizations this past week, I feel called to share this magic with you in hopes it may help you to understand how to pick up on the signs the Universe is throwing out to you, and how to use this as a road map to guide you to your path and open you up to living in Kriya, the Sanskrit term for living in flow.

Two things have been on my mind, and emanating from my soul since the beginning of the year… that’s Reiki, and Kundalini Yoga. Reiki, an energy healing modality developed by Mikao Usui, started becoming imprinted in my conscious mind when everyone I spoke to in various settings began asking me out of no where if I knew what energy healing was, or if I offer Reiki. It became evident to me that Reiki was something I should prioritize learning. Soon after I decided this is what I was to do, I found myself very fascinated in Kundalini. I searched Google for a studio, and found no results. Oh well, I guess. A couple days later, I found a Reiki Master who held a class today for Reiki 1 which I attended, and turns out… she is a Kundalini Yoga teacher as well. Two friends also randomly texted me asking if I knew what Kundalini Yoga was, and if I wanted to go to a class this coming week. The intertwining of these events, demonstrates the web that makes up our collective consciousness. Anything that happens, happens so that something else can happen, and this exchange takes place interconnectedly between every living entity in the universe. For me, a series of events took place so that I could receive the two things my soul has been calling me to do. Since I was following the path of my highest evolvement, I was granted the luxury of floating effortlessly from one event to the next with a laughably abundant amount of assistance from the Universe to get me there.

The ways that signs from the Universe can come to you are absolutely endless. Anything from repetitive number patterns (aka angel numbers), flipping to a page in a book that happens to stand out to you for some reason and call you to action within your life, seeing a license plate while driving that says something relevant, hearing a song play that resonates with you, having a very symbolic dream, all the way to seeing an animal come to you like a butterfly landing on your arm are all signs directing you to the path of least resistance. (Christian’s would call this following the will of God, and Yogi’s call this living your Dharma.) Some signs are very symbolic, and others are more blatant and obvious, but with practice you can listen to them all, uncovering their meaning, and allowing your intuition to help guide you through your life. The amazing thing about synchronicity is that when you start experiencing it, you look out for it more readily and therefore you find it even more. Synchronicity actually gains momentum as you follow it into more and more bliss. The only thing that will stop it is your ego’s Karma. I talk about Karma and Dharma’s purpose in our life more in depth in my article Walking your path.

When you begin listening to these signs and taking action is when you will start seeing everything come together so that you can live out your purpose. The thing about living your purpose is that it never feels like work. It’s literally what you want from the deepest facet of your core, so following the signs to get you into it will only bring you more happiness as they urge you to release negative people, and habits. You are rewarded with a congruous lifestyle filled with curiously orchestrated tones of contentment. With that being said, I urge you to listen to these signs, and journal about them. Begin your relationship with the guidance that is readily available to you. Namaste.

by: Mindy Sheppard

How to Balance and Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus chakra, in Sanskrit Manipura, is the energetic center located above your navel that directly relates to your confidence, courage, and sense of Self power. Noticing insecurities, trouble demonstrating your power in life, or the opposite which is over imposing your power onto others are tell tale signs you must balance this sacred center.  Physically speaking, the energy of the Manipura chakra envelops the tissues nearby therefore affecting the digestive organs and the pancreas. Diabetes, eating disorders, ulcers, general feelings of lethargy, and depression tends to also be an effect of an imbalance in this chakra due to lack of confidence and self esteem. If you find yourself suffering from any of these ailments, please seek the help of a doctor immediately and work with the chakra balancing alongside your doctor’s recommended treatment. A Doctor of Naturopathy can do wonders when it comes to balancing the glandular systems, organ systems, and energetic system in a holistic way so, I recommend researching your area for an N.D. who’s qualified to treat these disorders.

The color that vibrates at the same frequency as the Solar Plexus chakra energy is bright, cheerful, spontaneous, and joyful yellow.

The mantra that corresponds to the Solar Plexus chakra is “RAM.” Chanting this mantra 108 times along with doing the following exercise can bring you into the feelings of self positivity.

Exercise: Visualizing a yellow lotus flower in the location of this chakra (just above the navel), and imagining on every in breath energy coming into your Solar Plexus chakra and cleaning it, then on each out breath chant the mantra RAM as you imagine the toxins of this chakra coming out and the lotus flower becoming brighter and brighter yellow. Do this meditation for several minutes until your Solar Plexus chakra feels light and full of vibrancy. 

Essential oils can be an excellent tool in anointing the physical body and simultaneously clearing any blockages in your energy by stimulating feelings relating to the chosen aroma. The olfactory gland is responsible for two things, smell and memory. With this connection, aroma can trigger reactions in the brain and create feelings of bliss, harmony, and serenity. Sold at your local health food store or apothecary, I recommend trying bergamot, lemongrass, fennel, or clary sage.

Exercise: Carry one of these essential oils with you throughout your day and when you feel lack of confidence, or rigid and ego-driven drop 2 drops into your palms and inhale deeply for 5 seconds, then exhale for a count of 5 seconds. Repeat this 7 times or until your nervous system feels calm and secure. You can also purchase an essential oil diffuser and allow the aroma to fill your home or office. 

Mastery of the Solar Plexus chakra comes from “spiritualizing the energy center” as Cyndi Dale, author of “The Complete Book of Chakra Healing” has stated. This means that through the tasks of the Solar Plexus chakra such as expressing your power to inspire others, you are able to find a sense of connection to spirit and purpose by doing and learning from these lessons.

For more information about the 7 chakra system most commonly known in the west read my article by clicking here. I also recommend listening to binaural beats as you sleep that help to program your body, mind, and spirit to align and balance your Solar Plexus chakra. Meditative Mind and Nu Meditation Music on YouTube have amazing binaural beat tracks for each chakra or even all 7 that you can play as you sleep at night. Also, with a quick search on YouTube of “guided meditations for the Solar Plexus chakra” you will find loads of empowering meditations you can follow along with as you do this inner work towards balance. Though, I will say the real inner work comes when you begin to use these lessons in your daily interactions. Namaste.

by: Mindy Sheppard

How to Balance and Heal the Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra, in Sanskrit Svadhisthana, correlates to your sensual, and sexual self as well as your ability to birth an idea into creation. If you feel lack of pleasure and zest for life, disconnection from your sexuality or sensuality, and the inability to enjoy the little things in life you need to balance this chakra. As a result of balancing the sacral chakra, you will notice an increased vibrancy within all of your senses such as taste, smell, sight, sound, and touch and on an emotional level you will feel more overcome with amusement as you indulge in the fruits of your life. On a physical level, the sacral chakra’s energy permeates the surrounding tissues of it’s location and affects the organs and glands nearby. Therefore, the reproductive organs and glands are those which are to be associated with this energy center. Erectile dysfunction, STD’s, cancer of the cervix or prostate, and so forth are all physical ailments that have been manifested due to an energetic imbalance in the sacral chakra which has been ignored for too long. If you find yourself suffering from any of these ailments, please seek the help of a doctor immediately and work with the chakra balancing alongside your doctor’s recommended treatment. A Doctor of Naturopathy can do wonders when it comes to balancing the glandular system and energetic system in a holistic way so, I recommend researching your area for an N.D. who’s qualified to treat these disorders.

The sacral chakra vibrates at a frequency of the color orange, and using color therapy to heal this chakra can be pivotal in the process towards balance. If you notice that you are subconsciously drawn to things of the color orange this means you have an imbalance within this energy center. You don’t necessarily love it but somehow end up choosing things for your life which are orange. This is a compensation for what you lack, and an indicator that you need more zeal for life. There is also a mantra that corresponds to the sacral chakra, and that is “VAM.” Chanting this mantra 108 times along with doing the following exercise can bring you into the present moment.

Exercise: Visualizing a bright orange lotus flower in the location of this chakra (a few inches below the navel), and imagining on every in breath energy coming into your sacral chakra and cleaning it, then on each out breath chant the mantra VAM as you imagine the toxins of this chakra coming out and the lotus flower becoming brighter and brighter orange. Do this meditation for several minutes until your sacral chakra feels light and full of liveliness. 

Essential oils can be an excellent tool in anointing the physical body and simultaneously clearing any blockages in your energy by stimulating feelings relating to the chosen aroma. The olfactory gland is responsible for two things, smell and memory. With this connection, aroma can trigger reactions in the brain and create feelings of bliss, harmony, and serenity. Sold at your local health food store or apothecary, I recommend trying Ylang ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, and Clary sage to balance this energy center.

Exercise: Carry one of these essential oils with you throughout your day and when you feel apathetic or lack of satisfaction drop 2 drops into your palms and inhale deeply for 5 seconds, then exhale for a count of 5 seconds. Repeat this 7 times or until your nervous system feels calm and secure. You can also purchase an essential oil diffuser and allow the aroma to fill your home or office. 

Mastery of the sacral chakra comes from “spiritualizing the energy center” as Cyndi Dale, author of “The Complete Book of Chakra Healing” has stated. This means that through the lessons of the sacral chakra such as reaping the rewards within each moment and finding pleasure and passion within your life including your love life and the relationships you have with friends and family, you are able to find a sense of connection to spirit and purpose by doing and learning from these tasks.

For more information about the 7 chakra system most commonly known in the west click here. I also recommend listening to binaural beats as you sleep that help to program your body, mind, and spirit to align and balance this chakra. Meditative Mind and Nu Meditation Music on YouTube have amazing binaural beat tracks for each chakra or even all 7 that you can play as you sleep at night. Also, with a quick search on YouTube of “guided meditations for the sacral chakra” you will find loads of amazing meditations you can follow along with as you do this inner work towards balance.

by: Mindy Sheppard

How to Balance and Heal the Root Chakra

How to Balance and Heal the Root Chakra

The root chakra, in Sanskrit Muladhara (Mula translating to root, and Adhara translating to base), reflects your groundedness and security in life. When the root chakra is balanced you notice financial abundance, fearlessness, trust in the universe’s ability to provide for you and overall, a connection with the Earth. You may need to balance and heal your root chakra if you feel worry about your financial needs being met, scarcity, disconnection with Mother Earth, or instability within your life. Taking the time to heal this energetic center of your body can result in attracting more of your positive physical desires rapidly into your life and feeling full of satisfaction for all that you have. On a physical level, the root chakra’s energy permeates the surrounding tissues of it’s location and affects the organs and glands nearby. If you notice adrenal fatigue and burnout this is definitely an indicator of a root chakra imbalance. Anorexia and obesity and also indicators as they show that the individual has either a scarcity of food, or a psychological fear of not having enough food and so they over eat to ensure they are fed. This all has to do with the fight or flight response in the body being activated as a result of an imbalance in the root chakra. If you find yourself suffering from any of these ailments, please seek the help of a doctor immediately and work with the chakra balancing alongside your doctor’s recommended treatment. A Doctor of Naturopathy can do wonders when it comes to balancing the glandular system and energetic system in a holistic way so, I recommend researching your area for an N.D. who’s qualified to treat these disorders.

The root chakra vibrates at a frequency of the color red, and using color therapy to heal this chakra can be pivotal in the process towards balance. If you notice that you are subconsciously drawn to things of the color red this means you have an imbalance within this energy center. You don’t necessarily love it but somehow end up choosing things for your life which are red. This is a compensation for what you lack, and an indicator to become more grounded. There is also a mantra that corresponds to the root chakra, and that is “LAM.” Chanting this mantra 108 times along with doing the following exercise can bring you into the present moment.

Exercise: Visualizing a bright red lotus flower in the location of this chakra (the base of the spine), and imagining on every in breath energy coming into your root chakra and cleaning it, then on each out breath chant the mantra LAM as you imagine the toxins of this chakra coming out and the lotus flower becoming brighter and brighter red. Do this meditation for several minutes until your root chakra feels light and full of vibrancy. 

Essential oils can be an excellent tool in anointing the physical body and simultaneously clearing any blockages in your energy by stimulating feelings relating to the chosen aroma. The olfactory gland is responsible for two things, smell and memory. With this connection, aroma can trigger reactions in the brain and create feelings of bliss, harmony, and serenity. Sold at your local health food store or apothecary, I recommend trying Vetiver, Frankincense, Patchouli, and Myrrh. Other essential oils that have a deeply earthy aroma will do amazingly as well as they serve to energetically place your feet firmly onto the ground.

Exercise: Carry one of these essential oils with you throughout your day and when you feel fearful or anxious drop 2 drops into your palms and inhale deeply for 5 seconds, then exhale for a count of 5 seconds. Repeat this 7 times or until your nervous system feels calm and secure. You can also purchase an essential oil diffuser and allow the aroma to fill your home or office. 

Mastery of the root chakra comes from “spiritualizing the energy center” as Cyndi Dale, author of “The Complete Book of Chakra Healing” has stated. This means that through the mundane tasks and lessons of the root chakra such as eating healthy foods, drinking enough water, gathering that food and water, ensuring you have a safe place to live, and living without fear of running out of these things which you need to survive, you are able to find a sense of connection to spirit and purpose by doing and learning from these tasks.

For more information about the 7 chakra system most commonly known in the west click here. I also recommend listening to binaural beats as you sleep that help to program your body, mind, and spirit to align and balance your root chakra. Meditative Mind and Nu Meditation Music on YouTube have amazing binaural beat tracks for each chakra or even all 7 that you can play as you sleep at night. Also, with a quick search on YouTube of “guided meditations for the root chakra” you will find loads of amazing meditations you can follow along with as you do this inner work towards balance.

by: Mindy Sheppard