Full Moon Healing

Full Moon and Healing

We have looked at special events and power associated with the New Moon. Let’s look now at how a Full Moon can magnify healing energy.

The lunar cycle is every 29.5 days. Google the lunar cycle to see where you are in terms of the current cycle. Ideally, being close to the New Moon is best for this exercise. The New Moon, New things, New Hopes, New wishes. The full moon brings new wishes and hopes to fruition.

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Vector Illustration of Informative Chart of Monthly Moon Cycle

The moon is important. The moon is the light that made the night livable for the ancients, the nightly plunge into darkness was not so scary with the moon to shine down and illuminate the land. Over time, rituals and beliefs became associated with the Moon in its own right. Where it was in the sky, what phase of the moon all helped describe the progress of days, weeks, and a month. Astrology and the beginnings of astronomy soon took over as the human mind expanded and experimented with the way the world and the heavens worked. 

The sun is too bright to look at unless you are looking at sunrise or sunset, but even then, you cannot look at it much after or before the final few minutes. This in part is why Druids and other ancient religions marked the Summer and Winter Solstices, at dawn, not Midday.

The new moon historically has been a time to look forward to new opportunities, new manifestation and new intentions. It has been a time to look backwards and discard what is not working, what has passed the part it is to play in your life.

A full moon is all the energy of a new moon come to fruition. Now is the time to join with that energy to let it magnify Reiki energy and help others.

Whether they be clients, loved ones, or pets. Now is the time during the month when they can each be helped the most. Oh, and don’t forget yourself. A self-Reiki session is as important as what you do for others. So, let’s get to it!

Ideally you should be attuned to reiki at the Master/teacher level. But even Level 1 Attunement brings benefits to those we provide energy to.

If you can sit outside, at night, facing the Full moon you will receive the most energy from the moon. Consider its shape and color of its reflected light. That reflected light is from the sun. 

We cannot look at the sun during the day, it is too bright and it would damage our eyes. But at night, especially with a full moon, we can look at the light of the sun as it is reflected.

Close your eyes and start a regular remote Reiki Session.

Ask Archangel Michael to protect the session from any spiritual interference. 

Use the distance symbol – Hunshazishuneen – pronounced “Hahn Sha Zay Show Neen.” This symbol carries the meaning of “The Divine Power in me greets the Divine Power in you to promote enlightenment and peace”. The direct translation is “The Buddha in me sees the Buddha in you”. This symbol transmits Reiki across distance, space and time and is used primarily for distance healing. 

Ask the angels, archangels and guides of the person you are conducting the session for to join your session. They should be asked to join with your own angels, archangels and guides.

Start with Cord Cutting. There is no one better than Archangel Michael to do this. Ask him to cut any cords attached to the recipient of this session and for him to fill the person with his Pure White Light and surround them with his protective energy.

Continue channeling Reiki energy and also channeling the energy you are receiving from the full moon. Consider anything special about the recipient’s physical needs, emotional needs. 

Sei He Ki – the mental and emotional symbol Sehekey pronounced “Say He Key” is used for mental healing, accessing the subconscious and calming the mind. The translations mean “as above, so below” and represents Divine Source and human coming together. The use of this symbol is to address the emotional component behind physical diseases or energy blocks. Especially important in this time of COVID-19 to lift their worries, doubts and fears.

Finally, if your Reiki guides tell you there I nothing else to do for the recipient, close the session with the Reiki Power symbol Chokurey. Chokurey pronounced “Cho-koo-ray” is used to increase power.  The symbol means “current” and the symbol and its related words make a statement to the universe:  “Put the Power Here”.

The translation for Chokurey means “command to the universal life energy”.  The symbol draws energy around you and brings it to focus where you want it. The symbols should be made quite large with your palm over the recipient and then repeat silently the word ‘Chokurey’ three times. You can repeat the command while making the symbol or after you have completed it.  

Chokurey is a curving sword, which makes space by penetrating nothingness and filling it with spirit or power. It is the great accelerator which directs and focuses power wherever used, repeating the work Chokurey increases the power. 

Finally, as you invited the recipient’s angels, archangels and guides to join us, we must now send them back to the person we are conducting the session for.

If you are at the end of the remote sessions, and your own! Now is the time to thank Archangel Michael for his protection and help.

I would spend a few minutes studying and reflecting on the Moon and the light it sheds on us when it is full and tank it also for the added potency it has provided to our session.

More information to Reiki Symbols and Attunement can be found in our Reiki Manual II. Click image below to order.

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Healing Bubbles

Reiki Healing Energy Bubbles what are the and how can they help you, a Reiki Practitioner. As a practitioner, you are aware Reiki energy and the energy of the Archangels can come to you in different ways, and with diverse messages attached to it.

An energy bubble can be many things, each meaning different and valid for each practitioner. Generally, to me a Reiki energy Bubble something like a Reiki Energy Multi Vitamin with distinctive energies and strength of energy.

The bubble will take on a different colour depending on who and why it is being created. There is a lot being prepared for the recipient so you have to clearly focus your mind and intention on the outcome you want.

To be open to this energy you need to be grounded, spiritually and emotionally. At this time of year, summer in Norther America, it is easy to find a park bench at my favourite spot by the lake and take off my sandals and let my feet connect me to grounding Reiki energy and Mother Earth, Gaia.

Be patient for the grounding energy to make itself felt. I usually find some tingling in my feet, especially my toes, and it moves up into my legs. The sense of being grounded is palpable.

Archangel Raphael is the healing Archangel. When preforming a Reiki session, remote or in person, asking for him to be present and to join in the session is always advantageous for the recipient. If the recipient if remote form you, therefore you are doing a remote Reiki session, draw the remote healing symbol Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen in the air in front of you as you focus your intention on the healing you are sending to the recipient.

This energy bubble you are creating either for yourself or another is an open bubble. There is no exclusion. If another Archangel appears, or a guide and they want to participate, all the better their energy adds to the potency of the energy you are creating. 

The intention of healing is to heal, so visualize the person healed and removed from the discomfort and any pain they are in. If you visualize an outcome, such as manifestation of wealth or abundance, in your mind see it completed. 

If manifestation means something for yourself, not only be clear in your intent to manifest but also tell the universe you are open to receive exactly what you ask for or something better. Declining something is to send the universe a message is dislike and rejection. Always be open to receive what the universe sends you, not what you dream you would like.

As you close the session, seal it with Cho Kho Rei, the Reiki Power Symbol to give the bubble and all that is in its potency and energy. Give the bubble your intent that the bubble be delivered to the recipient, or yourself if it is for you.

I usually visualize the bubble being an energy source for the Root Chakra. Bind it to the root Chakra so that all the energy in the bubble washes over and permeates the Root Chakra. The energy flows upward form the root to all the chakras and channels in the body.

If there are any energy stream from one Chakra to the next, Archangel Metatron and Archangel Raphael together can be called on to remove the blockages.

If one Chakra in particular needs healing energy, you can send the bubble of healing energy to that chakra directly. The bubble will contain what the chakra needs to heal.

Raphael is associated with green and the emerald crystal, not the gemstone, is his crystal. Raphael is associated with the Heart chakra. You can use the crystal by placing it over the Heart Chakra, or if remote visualizing the crystal there and glowing.

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Happiness

Happiness, we all want some happiness in our lives. It does not matter what creates it, it could be baking, planting flowers or vegetables, or completing a long bicycle ride. Whatever it is, something makes us feel good about ourselves, what we are doing or simply, just being alive.

When we are happy, that is the time to show gratitude to life, but especially what made us feel happy in the first place. Being and showing gratitude changes your life. What you are thankful for becomes clearer in your mind.

When we are happy and we want to show gratitude. You can simply say, something like, I am pleased, I am happy, I enjoy that… Another way to do is to write down what it you are happy about. The act of writing, holding a pen and shaping the letters on a piece of paper, reinforces what it is you are happy about and what has brought you to that enjoyable state. Of course, you can type at a keyboard. 

The point is to have a physical record of happiness and gratitude.

Put the pieces of paper into a box, a draw, or a glass jar if you have used small pieces of paper. 

If you are attuned to Reiki, can draw the symbols, over the container in which you have stored your notes. If you are not attuned, think of the best sunrise you have experienced. It doesn’t matter when the sunrise occurred, just that you witnessed it. In case you have not seen a sunrise, you can think of now, think of music.

Feel free to add to the notes in the container. Moments of a happy occasion, a holiday, a party, a celebration of some kind such as a wedding, a birthday. Or, an award. These things and the memories add energy to the energy in your notes.

Gratitude creates more happiness and things to be grateful for. Abundance starts to manifest, the type of abundance that creates more gratitude.

From time to time, especially if you are feeling unhappy, open the container and read through the notes, take out the mementoes, look at the pictures if there are any. Hold them and let Reiki together with the look and feel of the keep sakes bring happy memories and gratitude back into your life and sweep away the unhappiness you are feeling.

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A 5-minute Reiki TopUp

We all need a little top-up, a 5-min Reiki TopUp especially in the morning or before we go to do something important. Time is a commodity, it is limited, and therefore valuable. Because it is limited and valuable, we want to get the most out of the time we allocate to something, not just Reiki.

Trying to figure out the relative value of time allocated to this activity, that work, or “our special time together” as compared to how else we could use that time is stressful. We have in the back of our mind that if we make the wrong decision, we may regret our choice, our decision.

As you study Reiki and become attuned to different levels you will find that it integrates itself more and more with your personality and your consciousness. As that happens, you become more at one with your world, your environment. You become in tune with the now, what or where that now is, you are in tune with it. Time passes slowly but what you do in that “now”, is effortless and is completed in less time than you thought it would be. You seem to know what the time is before you look at the clock, and the time on the clock face is just a few minutes off wat you knew it was in your consciousness.

The 5-minute Reiki Top up can take place anywhere and at any time.

  • Pick a place that you can make your own. Not in the lineup for a bus, or at a traffic light, rather on the seat in the bus or where you have parked and before getting out.
  • Take a moment to slow your busy mind and ground yourself.
  • If you are attuned to Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen and Sei-He-Ki, visualize the symbols in your mind and join them both to your intention to boost your consciousness. At this moment it is important not to have any judgement or commitments about time. That is why you are doing this exercise when you are sitting down and not in a moving line up or a holding up traffic.
  • As time expands in your consciousness, it become limitless but also something you can embrace. 
  • Have fun with it.
  • Now, get on with your day!

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Reiki Symbols – Cho Ku Rei

Reiki Symbols – Cho Ku Rei are symbols created from Japanese kanji which means they are simply words from the Japanese language. They express thoughts and energies captured in Sanskrit texts by ancient Buddhist monks in Tibet. Subsequently, many centuries later, those texts were studied by Dr. Usui, the Japanese founder of Reiki who brought the information in them to Japan, and then, the west.

The symbols used to be secret, divulged only to students of Reiki at each stage of the students relationship with Reiki. That relationship is referred to as Attunement. As studies and attunements progress to higher and higher levels, more and more symbols, their meaning, and abilities are revealed, and greater is the essential flow of universal healing energy through the practitioner to the recipients we work with in a Reiki Energy Healing sessions. 

Many symbols can be drawn in different variations and with slightly different meaning. Cho Ku Rei, the Reiki power symbol which provides additional energy and force to other Reiki symbols can be drawn two ways. One way is considered “Feminine” and the other “Masculine.” The meaning here is not that one symbol should be used by female practitioners or with female recipients in Reiki Energy Healing sessions. It is the personal preference and connection of the Reiki practitioner with the symbols that governs which they use.

Female and male symbols here

Reiki Symbol Cho Ku Rei - Masculine
Reiki Symbol Cho Ku Rei – Masculine

Reiki Symbol Cho Ku Rei - feminine
Reiki Symbol Cho Ku Rei – feminine

The symbols most commonly used with Cho Ku Rei to enhance the Reiki healing energy they contain are:

Sei he Ki, the emotional and Mental healing symbol and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, the distance healing symbol.

Reiki Symbol Sei He Ki - emotional and mental healing
Reiki Symbol Sei He Ki – emotional and mental healing
Reiki Symbol: Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen - Distance Healing
Reiki Symbol: Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen – Distance Healing

There is more to Cho Ku Rei than just being an energy symbol, giving other symbols more potency.

Spot treatments. spot, if you are attuned to Reiki and perming a spot healing session, use it to help heal acute injuries in one localized place on the recipients body.

Clearing negative energies. When clearing a room or space, draw it in the air, as you affirm your intention to clear the space fo stagnant or negative energies. It can also be used to clear things which you have purchased and intent to use. Don’t laugh, but I used it last night to clear energies from some lottery tickets I had purchased. 

I want the tickets to be mine, to have my energy and to manifest the winnings I need for myself. The ticket agent encounters a great may energies during the day and will shed some of those to the tickets when he hands them to you. You do not want that. So, clear them with Cho Ku Rei

Generally, Cho Ku Rei is an amazing tool to attract abundance and prosperity. Be clear in your intuition for what it is you ant manifest and why. Make sure your intentions are not selfish or destructive to others. Make sure you are open to new things and things that may be different from the solutions and experiences to envisage.

Preventing energies from attaching themselves in the first place is another part of clearing. Draw a Power Symbol in front of a person or over them if they are lying down, and affirm your intention that they be protected from dark and lower energies.

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A New Moon and a Wish

A New Moon and a Wish. New Moons are special events. They are very good for focusing our intention on manifesting new things in our lives. Whether it is something material, maybe a new car or deeply personal such as a relationship. A new Moon is a good time to concentrate on it and get your wish in tune with the phases of the moon.

It’s very simple really. Yiu plant a wish in the rich energy of the Moon, Reiki energy and the wonderful energy of Mother Earth. These higher energies will look after the wishes on your  list.

How to make a wish on a New Moon:

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Vector Illustration of Informative Chart of Monthly Moon Cycle

Take a piece of paper and draw the Power Symbol Chokurey, at the top in the centre, at the top of each corner and at the bottom in the middle.

Make a list. Make it a simple list. This is your New Moon and a Wish. A new blue car, this is not the time for make and model information. Just the fact the car is new and it is blue.

On the reverse of the paper draw any symbols you are attuned to. If you are a Level One practitioner, you will not be attuned to any symbols. So, draw Chokurey. You are not attuned to this level of symbol, you are recording your contention for the symbol to add Reiki energy to your wishes.

Reiki Symbol CHO KU REI
The first Reiki symbol CHO KU REI. Its main values: “God is here” and “Direct the energy at a given point”. Vector illustration

With the finger of one hand, the one you write with. Draw Chokurey on the palm of each hand. Make sure your finger tip touches the palm so you can feel the symbol being drawn.

Place sheet of paper, unfolded between your hands. Close your eyes and visualize the symbols and penetrating the paper and your wishes.

If you have a garden, sprinkle some earth on the paper and seal the paper with the sprinkles in an envelope. As you do so, ask Mother Earth to help the wishes grow into what you have in mind for them.

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Fears, Doubts, Worries and Uncertainty

Fears, Doubts, Worries and Uncertainty we all have them. They are the things that either separately or in combination stop us from moving forward and grasping the things we want and need. We are fearful when we move to a new job, will we excel as we did in the previous one. We worry about things we cannot control, and we are uncertain about what we should do next.

Dreams and aspirations are our expectations and hopes for a better future but sometimes we doubt we are capable of living those dreams. If we dream of a new car, will we be able to drive and park it as well as the old one we are driving?

A sunny condo overlooking a lake, or a cottage in the country, set amongst the trees and by a lake where we can boat, are we deserving of such beauty homes?

Buying a property comes with a lot of changes but also a lot of legal and other contractual things we have to complete before we can move in and make them our home, our beautiful relaxing home. Dwelling too long on all the things we have to do tends to take the shine off our vision for a bright and happy home.

Worrying about creating and manifesting the things we want and hope become stressful and wastes and hurts our soul.

Get in touch with the soul inside of you. Become yourself, put away the fears, doubts, worries, and uncertainties. Things you wish for are not out of reach when you get in touch with your true self. 

Fears can be overcome by feelings of positivity. If you want that condo by a lake, think of yourself there and what life would be like, for you, for your pets, for others in your life. Would they visit you more often because you have a nice balcony to sit out on? Would the summer breezes be sweeter with the smell of the water? Thinking of these and any other enjoyable attributes of being in the condo become positive affirmations at put the fears away.

Doubts about being able to park the new car can disappear when you think of all the other people who drive the vehicle and park it easily, so why are you doubting your ability? Banish the doubts. Perhaps have a test drive in your chosen vehicle and try parking it?

Worries over the legal and contract issues for buying the property you wish are things many other people engage in. If you are a new buyer, so are many others, they get through the process. You are as capable as they are. They have worries too but maybe they do not show it. So, don’t dwell on your worries, put them away and concentrate on doing everything you are required to easily and confidently.

Uncertainty. Well, nothing is certain. But uncertainty should not stop you from attempting something. Follow the guidance provided to everyone, gain confidence by doing. Until you have that experience of doing you will always have a little uncertainty.

Understanding this, sit quietly for a moment with your favourite incense burning and watch the smoke rise and how even small energies in the air of your room make the smoke stir and change direction. Think of the smoke carrying your wishes and desires to the universe.

If you are attuned to Reiki, sit with your hands in Gassho, still your busy mind and open yourself to Reiki energy and ask it to help you manifest your desires. If you are not attuned, ask the universe to help you manifest your desires. Attuned or not, be open and undemanding, be still and peaceful. 

Picture How manifestation of your desire would bring peace and blessings to you first, and then to others? Picture all of this in your third eye. This is powerful because when our desires bring blessings, the Universe provides us immense support.

Let how you feel when the thing you are focused on makes you feel. Even though you are still “seeing” what it is you want to manifest I your Third Eye, it is important to know how you feel. I know that when [not if] my condo manifests I will spend time being amazed at the flow of the clouds across the sky and in stormy weather, how the energy in the storm will stir the water. Although there is so much energy in the weather I know I will sense joy and peace.

Allow the emotions to recede and if you are attuned to Reiki, draw the symbols in the air in front of you, with your hands. Then clap your hands three times and let the session end naturally.

If your incense is still burning watch how it is burning down and sit still until the incense is burned out and gone.

This is a good practice to carry out before going to bed and getting a good night’s sleep. Your mind is peaceful, and you have clarity about what it is you want to manifest and how it will make you feel. Your mind and your dreams, literally now, your dreams will be part of the process of manifesting because you have added clarity to manifestation.

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Reiki Vision Board

What is a Reiki Vision Board? Well, traditionally it is some sort of board, a peg board, a cork board or a magnetic board onto which you can attach images and words that are motivational and express your desire for something. 

That something may be material, physical, health related or spiritual. Usually it is something for yourself or your family.

The images and descriptions of what you want to manifest are guides not exact statements. The trick here is that if the universe manifests something for you that is on your vision board but is not exactly what is in the images and descriptions, do not be upset or unhappy at the difference. Be open to accepting what you are receiving, not what you wished for. If the vehicle you receive is grey, not white, accept it. If the engagement ring has three diamonds, not five but the diamonds are of better quality, accept the ring. And, take joy in it and thank the universe and your angels and guides for what has arrived.

Manifest this or something better now and for you [my] highest good. Energize the Law of Attraction!

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Law of Attraction on Blackboard with Words

What you have done with your vision board is make a statement and prepared your mind for your desires, but you have also created flexibility and openness for the difference that arrives. As an example, the last car that came to me was one I had never seen before, by a manufacturer I had not considered. I put the need and desire out to the universe along with the characteristic of the vehicle. Then I used a service provided by someone I knew who would hunt down a suitable vehicle. What arrived was and is perfect and has been for the past ten years. 

To charge the vision board with Reiki, write out what you are feeling and why. If you are attuned to Reiki, add the power symbol to the beginning and end of your words. Add the symbol next to words or images that are important or significant to you. 

Gently fold the paper in your hands and hold it in front of you while you ask the universe and your Reiki guides to add energy to what is on the piece of paper. Add that paper to the images and wishes on the vision board.

If you are not attuned to Reiki or only at Level 1, simply touch the vision board and quietly think of what it is you are manifesting.One last thing. Write out your manifestation wishes, make them detailed and include small things, things that may have not made it on to the vision board on the wall. Roll up the paper and put an elastic band around them and put them in a drawer as a record of what you have just completed. Take the rolls of paper out from time to time and read them. When you have received something, check it off and say “Thank you!” then roll the paper up again and put it away.

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Goals and Manifesting dreams

Goals and Manifesting dreams, for the future. Things we want to manifest that have a bigger meaning for us, whether it is a car, house, relationship, a big bank balance that infers security and peace of mind, or an academic qualification.

We also have a Things to Do list, for more mundane but never the less, important things. The grocery list that has things added to it so that I do not forget something I need and it stops me from buying things I do not need. Finally, the calendar items. Every Tuesday, I put out the green bin containing food scraps, on alternate Tuesdays, I put out either the Grey bin with garbage or the blue bin with recycling.

On our journey to manifesting something we want, such as an academic credential, there may be many parts or stages we have to progress through. Keeping track what we have to do to is important to reaching that bigger goal.

With so many things to do, we must organise how we keep track of the lists not just the things on them. With our energy going into so many things, we start to feel depleted and drained. Things we want to pay attention to suddenly do not have enough energy to devote to them. This can lead to frustration and confusion; a sense of chaos starts to overwhelm us and we resent where our energy has actually gone. If chaos, lack of energy and resentment about the scattering of our energy and our soul energy is strong enough we can become ill.

The healing energy of Reiki will help us quieten the chaos and help us to decide where and how we will devote our energy. It can bring balance and reinforce our intention to have a balanced and bountiful life that our soul enjoys by bringing to us experiences that are enriching and happy both in the short and long term.

Plan forward by simplifying the way you keep track of your plans, tasks and to do lists. I prefer to use automated tolls such as the calendar on my smart phone, when I create a task or add to a to do list, I enter how and when I want to be notified. That way I do not have to devote my energy to tracking and alerting myself to this or that or plan for the next step of something.

When tasks have been completed, let the day go, let the tasks go, the calendar will automatically delete them, I have done my best to fulfill my lists when I was alerted. To give me clarity and thoughtfulness, I carry with me crystals, White Zebra Jasper always, rose quartz, amethyst, citrine, and others as I feel guided. They will help me through the day and with any tasks, and to do list items I have to deal with.

As the tasks appear and are dealt with I make sure to add any new responsibilities to my calendar as they appear. I do not want to deal with creating a new list when I get home at the end of the day. Remembering what you need to add to a to do list or my calendar, or creating a new to do list when it be done when it comes apparent is itself energy sapping. It creates anxiety and worry that you might forget it, get things in the wrong order, or create a to do list for the wrong thing.

At the end of the day sit quietly and thank yourself for the day and the attention you gave everything not just the things you had on your lists. Thank yourself for being you and tell yourself you love you! You have done and achieved all that you have with love, grace, and strength.

If you are attuned with Reiki, bring your hands together in Gassho and still your mind. Quiet that busy mind, quieten the ego. Concentrate on your energy and your Chakras. Concentrate on clearing and aligning your chakras so you have a powerful and clear flow of energy from your Root Chakra all the way to the Crown Chakra. Bring your intention to a having a good evening and a night’s sleep that fill you with energy and allows you to wake tomorrow fully rested. Do not worry about tomorrow, you cannot change anything because it has not happened yet.

Amen.

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Solar Plexus Chakra Balancing

Solar Plexus Chakra Balancing – The Solar Plexus Chakra is third up from the Root chakra.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is third up from the Root chakra. 

Position and colours of the chakras

Element – fire

Seed sound – RANG

Location – just below the rib cage

Sanskrit – Manipura – translation – dwelling place of the jewel

Physical anatomy engaged – Solar plexus, stomach, digestive organs, upper intestines, middle back, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, muscles

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This Solar Plexus chakra is where you open to all abundance, prosperity and opportunities. Imagine a beam of yellow light pouring through this chakra when you need to give your confidence a boost. This chakra focuses on who you are, what you can do and how you can do it. Understanding and accepting who you are gives you a strong sense of self and an ability to get things done.

Blocked symptoms are low self-esteem, sluggishness, victim mentality, low energy, chronic fatigue, weak core muscles, slow digestion, poor appetite, problems with pancreas, gall bladder and liver. Confidence will be very shaky. If there is only a small blockage, there may only be insecurity in one specific area. A larger blockage will cause generalized self-esteem problems.

Overloaded symptoms are aggressiveness, arrogance, too much energy, irritability, violence, ambitiousness at the expense of others, an inability to feel empathy, high stress, hypertension, muscle spasms and overuse of painkillers or sedatives.

A Solar Plexus Chakra that is in balance give a person control over their emotions, thoughts and energy they put into them. There is a physical energy, sound digestion, and vitality. Emotionally people with a balanced Solar Plexus chakra trust their instincts, self-esteem. They demonstrate confidence, are independent in thought and actions, intelligent, decisive, productive, and have mental focus and identity. 

To promote balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra, include working up a sweat, doing hot yoga, sitting in a sauna or steam room, spending time in the sun, listening to others, slowing down, strengthening muscles in your core.

Meditation and Yoga are excellent ways to use the energy a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra provides.

Yoga:

  • Poses for balancing this chakra – Tadasana, Virabhadrasana I, Dhanurasana, Surya Namaskar, Navasana.

Meditation:

  • Use your normal meditation space, dress comfortably and sit on your usual straight-backed chair. If you do not have such a space or chair, this is a good time to prepare and create them.
  • Use light and scent to create the ideal ambiance for the session. Light candles and place essential oils such as lemongrass, ginger, cinnamon on the candle diffusers.
  • If you are attuned to Reiki, use this beautiful energy to clear away all dark energies and energies your chakra has accumulated that impair its action.
  • Concentrate your mind and energies on your Chakra and balance it. Hold the balance in order to understand it, study it so that you know what it feels like.
  • Understand that balancing the chakra promotes the flow of energy from the Root Chakra to the Crown Chakra through the Solar Plexus. Feel that energy flow through a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra.
  • Affirm your belief and understanding that you are in control of your existence and are confident and relaxed in the approach to your existence.
  • Affirm your confidence in yourself, your passions, and your existence. Confidence removes the need for “control,” feel that grip loosen and fall away. Confidence makes you open to new ideas, thoughts and ways of doing things. Welcome the feeling.
  • Affirm that you attract abundance and prosperity effortlessly.

Sit quietly for a few minutes, revel in the openness of the energy flowing through you.

Mark Ashford is a Registered Teacher and Practitioner

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Mark is a Master Teacher and Practitioner

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