I learned a very few simple things years ago about working with or meditating on chakras. What I remember most is that it just feels so good, and so natural and such a release of (blocked? misdirected? stagnant?) energy. Obviously I have no idea of the correct terminolgy, sorry. I need to ask your help with that too.
I've been very downhearted the last several days, and have been determined to employ all of the things I've learned here to get free of it. Unfortunately, I'm just so blind and stupid in this condition, I sit down to meditate, or get on this site and start looking around for a way out, and just end up feeling worse, because I can't consentrate, everything feels wrong and it hurts. I feel tied up in knots, that my friends manage this stuff and I don't, I should be better at this by now, and I get frustrated and angry with myself. These all end up as very physical sensations.
People here have been talking to me about feeling instead of thinking, and its finally starting to sink in. :) It's about paying attention only to the sensations in your body, instead of the convoluted thoughts in your mind. It's the instead bit that is a revelation to me, I'd never noticed the distinction before - that you focus only on the physical sensation and let go of trying to reason your way logically through things that have nothing to do with reason and logic.
Now recent conversations here about chakras have got me thinking that activating or clearing or whatever it is you do with a chakra could be a very effective way for me to feel better, espescially in my stupfied, Vortexturally challenged condition, without any context of the circumstances that are getting me down. What do you think?
The things I have found here about this have shown me that you guys are waaay out of my league. :) Can anyone reccomend a practice or a meditation, some sort of total newbie good place to start?
Thank you so much, I appreciate your help. :)
asked 18 Aug '12, 18:34
@Grace- The chakras, as you must know, are the energy centers of the body. There are seven major centers. There is a picture of them below.
Balancing the chakras is the goal. I use a pendulum when I do my work balancing chakras- other people have other ways. The pendulum tells me how open or closed the chakras are, and also the "spin" of each. I do Reiki, so it is my job to balance the chakras, and to help each person achieve balance within themselves.
I would start by lying down somewhere comfortable. Get relaxed...this is important! Now picture your root chakra and the color red at the same time. If you see black, that's fine, too. Red and black are the colors of the root chakra. Sense the chakra as if it were a flower, and gently, oh, so gently, open that flower to receive God's loving energy. You can imagine roots growing from your chakra down into the Earth at this point. This will ground you.
Next, move up and up, gently opening each chakra, using the color of the chakra to help you. Bathe yourself in these colors. If you encounter resistance, imagine a golden ball of energy helping you open that chakra.
When you get to your crown chakra, which is just above your head, imagine golden, purple, or white light as you gently open this chakra. You should be feeling quite wonderful at this point.
Any Reiki Master can balance your chakras for you, and I can send distance healing to you if you need it. We just need to set up a time and place.
Good luck with this exercise...It is hard to describe how good it feels to be balanced and aligned.
With Much Love,
Though this isn't a direct answer to the question you are asking, I believe it's an answer to why you asked the question :) ...
@Grace, don't be so hard on yourself. You really are doing extremely well just being here and understanding so many of the ideas that get thrown around here on IQ. It took me many years to grasp these concepts and you are up to speed with them in a few months :)
The thing to really remember right now is that the times we are living through are pretty unusual...intense is a good description. There is a lot of energy flying around and people are getting stirred up very easily and "issues" are popping up for many people in dramatic and powerful ways.
I received the following email from Wendy Kennedy's mailing list yesterday (she's the Ninth Dimensional Pleiadian Collective channeler) and, though it's been a long time since I've personally felt "depressed" or "blue" about anything, I could really identify with it because I can sense how raw and ragged the vibrational "energies" are on this planet these days.
Hi I have found when I have a day that I am down, I have a few visualizations that work.
Firstly, we are constantly bombarded with negative images and energies in order to keep us as a humanity in a position of submission. Governments and corporations today cant afford to have an enlightened population that ask questions so they prefer to have us in a state of fear and anxiety. There are mechanisms in place to keep us down, that is our first issue to overcome. We can alter our mind by altering what we feed it with, if news and TV depress you , turn them off and listen to podcasts, where you choose the content and therefore control how your mind is fertilized.
Another point, We have a direct line of energy with most people we deal with, if you close your eyes you will see ‘’strings’’ of light or energy that connect most of us together. If we have a lot of enemies we can draw in a lot of anger and hatred from people that can cause us to feel uneasy or depressed. If we are close to people and they are down we can sometimes sense their depression through these links. When we feel anxious, scared or depressed, we need to ascertain if it is us that is feeling these emotions or are we sensing them from somebody else.
With regard to our chakras, they are the windows to our worlds, if you get in your car and drive for a few hours you will need to stop and clean the bugs off your windscreen. We are the same, we need to stop sometimes and clean the bugs off our spiritual windscreens, sometimes on a bad day, every few hours we need to do it.
When it comes to draining or removing negative energy you can try a few visualizations.
1) Imagine you can see yourself represented as a glass image of yourself. It looks like you but it is like a glass mannequin. See through. Inside you can intuitively visualize a dark liquid level. This will be your negative energy level, for some people it will be low and for some it will be high or medium. If you look closely you will see at your ankles there are two corks. When you remove the corks the liquid level will drain and be absorbed into the earth, transmuted and dissipate, the energy wont hurt the earth, instead the earth will find the best use for your unwanted negative energy.
Now if you look you will see a stream of light coming straight through the top of the glass image of you, it is like liquid light, it flushes and swirls and rinses every corner of the glass mannequin that is you, the liquid also flows out the corks and into the ground till you feel your have rinsed enough and are squeaky clean. The corks are then placed back into the ankles and mould up and seal. The liquid light coming in turns to a bright powerful luminescent light and radiates through the glass. These bright clean image then gets placed over you. You can alter this visualization to what ever works for you, we are all different and there is no one silver bullet cure for everybody.
2)Close your eyes and see yourself standing in a perfectly green and peaceful field. A stream of light flows down into the top of you and through you and into the ground. Look and see the various strings or cords that are being connected to you from various places, don't judge them, just see them. A brilliant light being appears next to you and removed these cords from your and ties them into the steam of light coming into you so that all the cords are tied back to the source of the light and not tied to you. The cords then dissipate and you can no longer see them or feel them. You begin to radiate light and energy.
I find that this helps me because all those string and cords attached to us could be friends or enemies, by tying them to the light we feed them with positive energy and that can feed them with high vibration energy and lift their spirits and energies to. When it comes to enemies, if we feed them with good energy the problem dissipates and normally resolves.
When we fight with somebody we normally think hatred toward them and them toward us and we just create a huge cycle of negative attitude that eventually affects everybody that is corded to us.
Again, you can alter this to whatever suits you and works best, i could go on for hours but will leave it at that,
best regards Etienne Olivier
answered 19 Aug '12, 02:38
I can't be 100% sure, but it sounds like you may be experiencing something which "feels" negative, but is actually positive, and which happens to a lot of people when they first start making major spiritual progress. According to Swami Sivananda (a renowned teacher in the ancient, classical yogic tradition), often after the spiritual aspirant begins to make significant progress on the spiritual path,
What is happening here, sans yogic lingo, is that a purification process is going on. Much like when one has food poisoning and goes through a process of vomiting, the vomiting feels horrible, even worse, but the body is actually making itself healthy. You could also liken the process to painful withdrawal symptoms experienced by an addict who is getting healthy. What is being vomited up here (spiritually speaking) are the "Vasanas," which are defined thus:
Sivananda further explains:
He goes on to explain what to do when one is experiencing this:
The whole essay is available here...you might find it interesting in its entirety. I know I did when I was going through the same thing (and it still happens to me from time to time):
Hope this helps!
This answer is marked "community wiki".
Maybe I should post this here to as reference...
Kundalini Yoga With Maya Fiennes:A journey through the Chakras.
There is a 45 minute kundalini yoga workout for clearing/balancing each Chakra.
A good way to "prepare for the Aquarian Age" in 2012
Dear Grace, You have some good answers here on how to balance your Chakras and clear yourself of negative energy so I'll leave it at that. You can do simmilar visualizations to clear your home or place of negative energy as well and it is a good idea. Have you brought something old or something you were given by someone else into your home. Sometimes its not only the people but things as well that can change our vibration to sad and uncomfortable.
Here is an example of what happened to me. A wonderful artist friend of mine gave me a beautiful small painting as a gift. I was so pleased as I loved the work and remarked how much I liked it and that it was my favourite work of theirs.
That night I couldn't sleep for just as I fell asleep I would hear a loud bang and wake up. This kept on throughout the night. Needless to say during the day I was extremly tired and felt very down. This kept on for about a week till I eventualy couldnt take it any more for I was exhausted and depressed. My husband couldn't hear the loud bangs and I thought I must be ill or going crazy. I couldnt understand why this was happening.
One of my alernative friends mentioned that one can pick up others energy through their stuff and immediately I thought about the painting. Sounds compleatly crazy I know but I was desperate enough to remove the painting and wrap it in foil and put away in my storeroom which was tree floors below in the basement.
That night I slept like a well fed and satisfied baby. It was so wonderfull to be able to sleep and the depression left as well. My old self was back but I simply couldn't believe that something like that could happen so I too the painting out of the storeroom and put it back on my wall again. Well that night I couldn't sleep and the noises and depression were back. Needless to say I got rid of the painting and am now so carefull to note how I feel when someone gives me something and I dont buy old stuff anymore (I used to love that)
Of course things can also be cleansed of negative energy but once bitten twice shy. Go back in your mind when that feeling of yours first happened and think did you bring anything into your home or who you were with that it could posibly be their energy you are picking up on.
The moment you realise whose energy it is the feeling disapeares like magic.
To raise your vibration quickly use props like happy music or whistle or sing a happy song no matter how miserable you feel. Gratitude and seing beauty and love also changes vibration quickly.
Heres wishing you good vibrations.
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