The Chakra System Demystified

The Chakra System Demystified

Hi! If you’re here, you are interested in this energy stuff. So let’s get started!

I use chakras as a structure for energy work. *Chakras* are energy centers in your body. There are seven basic chakras, beginning at the base of your spine and ending at the crown of your head. For those of you that are more advanced, I know there are more. We are starting with the basics.

The *First chakra* is the root chakra. It is essentially your pelvic floor or base of your spine. It’s represents home, family, tribe, safety, and security. And it was developed the first 7 years of your life. So often what was occurring in those years gets stuck in the patterns of your life. If there was abuse in your family you might never feel safe and might attract abusive relationships. If you were abandoned that might be what you experience as an adult. Everyone leaves.

The *Second chakra* is the sacral chakra. It is located at the lower back and below the bellybutton. It represents money, relationships, sex, creativity, emotions, and power in the outer world. It’s a biggie. It was developed from ages 7 to 14. Again, what was happening then in your life will be reflected in those areas of your life. If your parents were dominating and you felt powerless, then you might struggle with feeling power in your job or relationships. It is also connected to your support system. Lower back issues can be connected to lack of support, physically, emotionally, or financially.

The *Third chakra* is the solar plexus. It is located above the bellybutton. It represents personal power, self-esteem and how you get your value. Essentially, what you do to feel good about yourself. It was developed from ages 14 to 21. Again, what was happening during that time has an effect on how you feel about yourself. What you negotiate to feel that you have worth. My theory is that you should feel worth first the act second. But this is rarely the case.

The *Fourth chakra* is the heart chakra. It is located at the chest area. It is connected to love and feelings of well being. And because it is located in the chest area, I often connect it to feelings of grief. Lungs are the holder of grief so if you have had an experience an have not grieved it and released it you might be carrying that grief in that heart chakra area. This can be quite damaging physically. If the heart chakra is stuck or inactive, along with feelings of lack of love, you might also be feeling deep grief and sadness.

The *Fifth Chakra* is the throat chakra. It represents your communication and ability to speak your truth. You would be surprised how many people are struggling to find their voice. It is also where you express your creativity and put yourself out into the world. If you have a habit of swallowing your words and emotions, toxic energy can get built up here. You might get sore throats and colds that effect your throat.

The *Sixth chakra* is the third eye. It is located in the middle of your forehead. It is related to your sight, insight, intuition, the bigger picture. The “I see!” I find it is often connected to the monkey mind. Where you are trying to figure everything out in your head and can’t stop thinking. This is when you are not connected to something bigger than yourself. It is not necessarily bad to want to figure things out but it is much more helpful then to let it go and allow the universe, or source, or God to help or take over. The top 3 chakras are where you start to connect to your spirituality and something bigger than yourself. When you are ill this is an incredibly helpful and important part of healing.

The *Seventh chakra* is the crown chakra. It is located at the top of your head and is connected to your knowing. It is the place where you can connect to your higher self, God, the universe, etc. This is where you let go of the control you think you have in your life. If you are fighting cancer this can be a big theme. Control. So learning to release that control which is often connected to fear can be essential.

So here is a basic guide to your energy body. I will go into more depth on each one and how they relate to differ kinds of cancer other blogs. But I wanted to give you the basic language and structure that I use to talk about energy and healing.

Love,
Steph

Posted on: September 20, 2019, by : steph

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