The Complete Guide To The 7 Chakras – For Beginners

Seven Chakras Illustration

The entire universe is made of energy, and your body is no exception. The 7 chakras play an important role in the balance and health of our bodies.

Long before modern technology and science, ancient cultures knew that all living things carried a life force with them. They called the centers of energy that moved inside of us the 7 chakras.

So, what are the 7 chakras?

Chakra is an old Sanskrit word that literally means wheel.

This is because the life force, or prana, that moves inside of you is spinning and rotating. This spinning energy has 7 centers in your body, starting at the base of your spine and moving all the way up to the top of your head.

In a healthy, balanced person, the 7 chakras provide the right balance of energy to every part of your body, mind, and spirit.

But, if one of your chakras spins too quickly, is blocked, or moves slowly, your health will suffer.

By learning about the 7 chakras, you can become more in tune with the natural energy cycles of your body.

You can use this information to connect physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances with the chakras that empower them. And with those discoveries, you can begin to balance your chakras and live a healthy and harmonious life.

The 7 Chakras For Beginners


Before diving into the 7 chakras, let’s take a moment to tune into the body and feel the chakras at work.

For beginners, these chakra exercises may seem odd. But just go with the flow and soon, you’ll be a chakra pro.

You may sense the prana energy centers very lightly, very intensely, or not at all.

Just remember that whatever happens, is okay.

Introductory chakra meditation

  1. First, start by making sure you’re in a quiet space. Sit quietly for a moment and take a few deep breaths. Let tension and stress slide away for a moment. Just be in the moment, with your body.
  2. Now, bring your attention to the base of your spine, your tailbone, and imagine a bright spinning red light. Feel it pulsing and rotating with your breath. Sit with that for a moment. 
  3. Next, move your attention up your spine to the area a couple of inches below your belly button. Feel the warmth of a bright, orange spinning light. Again, notice how it moves with your breath.
  4. Now, guide your attention to a couple inches above your belly button. You’re probably familiar with this area because when you feel strong emotions like love or fear, you likely feel it here. Notice how you can sense the intense yellow light rotating in that spot.
  5. Bring your attention further up to the center of your chest where your heart is. This area harnesses a bright green light. When you’re touched or moved, you might instinctively place your hand over this spot. Connect with that area now.
  6. Then, bring your attention to your throat, the dip in between your collar bones. Imagine a bright blue light spinning in that area. You may feel the urge to swallow or clear your throat.
  7. Next, move your attention up to the space between your eyebrows, your third eye. This area holds a deep indigo light. Imagine it spinning and becoming brighter.
  8. Finally, shift your attention to the very top of your head. Imagine a vibrant, spinning violet light that shines right out of the top of your body. This light connects you to the universe. Feel the peace that comes with noticing this light.

The 7 Chakras: Meaning and Symbols


Now that you’ve been introduced to your chakras, let’s talk about the role that each plays in your life.

We’re going to discuss the location and purpose of each chakra, and we’ll also talk about the symptoms you might experience when they are balanced or imbalanced. Of course, each discussion will conclude with how to heal and empower each chakra.

What do the 7 chakras mean?

  1. The Root Chakra

READ MORE HERE:  https://blog.mindvalley.com/7-chakras/

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Aura Cleansing – How to Cleanse Your Aura in Less Than 10-Minutes

Instant Aura Cleansing – Do This NOW!

Instant Aura Cleansing - A Powerful Technique to Cleanse and Uplift Your Aura Now!Are you carrying negativity and distortion in your aura? If you don’t regularly cleanse your aura… The answer to this question is likely yes… Even if you don’t realize it! The good news is that aura cleansing can be easy.

So today, I’m going to share with you a simple and yet, powerful practice to cleanse your aura and raise the vibration of your energetic being.

Without regularly cleansing your aura, you may likely be noticing some symptoms of needing a good cleanse. Feeling sluggish? Tired? A bit off… Or maybe you’re just not really feeling like yourself?

These are all signs you’ve taken on some harsh energy and that its time to cleanse your aura!

Aura Cleansing is a key skill to learn on the Spiritual Awakening path… Let’s look at exactly how to do it now.

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But first… What’s An Aura?

First a quick refresher… Your aura is, essentially the multilayered energy body that surrounds you in every moment.

Depending on your personal energetic structure that’s been created through the spiritual practices you do and through the level of your consciousness, how your aura is structured may differ a bit.

But one thing is certain. Everyone has an aura and as you go throughout your day to day life, your aura naturally takes on and absorbs energies from your surroundings.

Cleansing Detrimental Energies

Aura Cleansing Made Easy with this powerful and yet simple techniqueSo this is where aura cleansing comes in. It’s a method and process you can use to cleanse out any detrimental energies you may have taken on. Cleansing out the dense energy, thought patterns and lower vibrations of other people and places you may have taken on.

Cleansing your aura empowers you to shine with more of your authentic light, and authentic truth.

Raising Your Vibration!

Also, when your aura is cleansed so that it clearly and brightly shines around you, it has a way of raising your vibration. A clear bright aura empowers you to be able to reflect the highest divine qualities of your soul in the physical.

Your clear aura also acts as a protective mechanism. Because your aura is able to take in and store detrimental energies when it’s clear, it serves to protect you in this way.

How to Know if Your Aura Needs Cleansing?

But when the aura becomes very clouded or torn, (it can get ripped and all sorts of things) it becomes less effective in protection and can actually weigh you down.

It’s not really that your aura is weighing you down. It’s more that whatever energy the aura absorbs begins to weigh you down.

Either way, the simple remedy is of course, to cleanse your aura.

So that’s what we’re going to do now.

You Can do This On Your Own

I want you to know that you can do this process all by yourself. However, if you’re new to calling in energy, visualizing and flowing energy through your being, I do recommend that you invoke the assistance of your team of Guides, Angels and Ascended Masters of the highest Christ light.

However, as you step into more of your mastery and true sovereign divine nature, it’s not required to ask for any external help and you could do this all on your own, so both ways are fine.

But for now, to begin, let’s call in assistance.

Aura Cleansing Technique

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.ask-angels.com/spiritual-guidance/aura-cleansing/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why do we feel so good in nature? Why does nature heal? The top 10 reasons BY: Kris Abrams

Earth, rivers, mountains and trees! Silent canyons, babbling creeks, and growing green gardens! If you spend time in nature, you’ve probably noticed that you feel happier out there than in here.

But why? One of the better known theories, the “biophilia hypothesis,” suggests that we love nature because we evolved in it. We need it for our psychological well-being because it’s in our DNA. This theory rings true to me. But it’s so broad, it also leaves me grasping for more. What is it about nature and our relationship to it, that brings us so much joy?

I’ve been asking this question for some years now. I’ve studied Ecopsychology, wilderness therapy, and nature-based therapy. In my private psychotherapy practice, I work with clients in nature and bear witness to their experiences. And personally, I spend as much time as I can in nature. Putting all of this together, I’ve developed my own ideas about why nature makes us feel good and helps us heal. Here are the top ten:

10) Nature teaches you that there is nothing wrong with you. Consider:

  • When you’re in nature, you don’t have to look at advertising that tries to convince you there’s something wrong with you, in order to sell a product. Nor do you have to look in mirrors. Instead, you’re either focused on the setting around you, or on what you are doing, like climbing, setting up a tent, or gardening. Studies show that people’s body image improves when we spend time in nature, and I think this is part of the reason why.
  • When you’re alone in nature, or with a loving friend or group of people, you get sweet relief from sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and all the other ways we oppress, stigmatize and belittle one another.
  • On the contrary, nature displays incredible diversity in all her glory. There are fat trees and skinny ones, short ones and tall ones. Within a single clump of yellow flowers, you might see a pink one and realize that it’s a mutation. In nature, we don’t say ‘How wrong! That flower is different; that tree is fat!’ Instead, we say, ‘How beautiful!’ This impacts us below the level of thought.

9) Time slows down.

Urgency, deadlines, and “clock time,” as measured by hours, minutes and seconds, melt away. Clocks teach us to abandon the natural rhythms of our bodies and the

READ MORE:  http://www.cedartreehealing.org/blog/2014/11/24/why-do-we-feel-so-good-in-nature-why-does-nature-heal-the-top-10-reasons

 

 

 

 

 

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Willow Bark: Nature’s Aspirin

What is willow bark?

Willow bark, the bark of several varieties of willow tree, has been used for centuries as a pain reliever. The active ingredient in the medicine made from willow bark is called salicin.

Some people use willow bark as an alternative to aspirin, particularly those that experience chronic headaches or back pain. Willow bark is also used in some products to aid weight loss.

It comes from the branches of 2- to 3-year-old willow trees. Willow trees and shrubs grow all over the world, except for Australia and Antarctica. The white willow and black willow are two of the most common willows that are used medicinally.

Side effects

When taken in moderation, willow bark does not appear to have negative side effects. The salicin in willow bark converts to salicylic acid. Some believe that this makes it gentler on your stomach than lab-created aspirin. Too much willow bark, however, can cause stomach cramping and bleeding.

Forms and dose of willow bark

Capsules

Willow bark can be purchased from many drugstores and almost any health food store in a powdered, encapsulated form. The recommended dose for pain relief is 240 milligrams a day.

Bark

The active ingredient in willow bark is salicin, but the accompanying flavonoids and plant particles might be part of what make willow bark effective. For this reason, some people prefer to actually chew on the unprocessed bark of the willow tree. It is difficult to determine how much salicin you are getting from each piece of bark, so this method of consumption should be approached with caution.

Liquid

Willow bark can also be found in a distilled tincture form. Taking a drop or two per day for pain relief (up to 2 milliliters) can work as an anti-inflammatory and pain relief substitute for aspirin.

Tea

Some health food stores sell willow bark tea, advertising it as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. Steep willow bark tea for

 

READ MORE:  https://www.healthline.com/health/willow-bark-natures-aspirin#forms-and-dose

 

 

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A Shaman’s Guide To Quitting Smoking

(This was posted in the past and no longer indicative of where I am now as a shaman. However, it might be valid information for where you are in your journey so I still have it publicly available. To get the latest updates, visit my YouTube Channel for daily videos, livestreams and more. To book a session or consultation, visit theconcretetribe.com.)

There are many techniques and processes for the very painful act of quitting smoking tobacco. It is not easy and if you are a smoker, quitting should not be undertaken lightly. Smoking tobacco is one of the most addictive things you can do and quitting it is no small feat. As a former pack a day smoker, I can tell you that smoking was part of my life for 20 years so quitting, for me, meant that my entire framework and conceptual reality changed overnight. You will feel beat up by life for at least a four week period which I outline below. Your life will change. When I quit smoking it was like a grieving process and having the flu all at once.

No more taking smoke breaks—which I missed almost immediately. No more stepping outside or taking brief walks with a cigarette dangling from my lips. No more inhaling and exhaling nicotine laden puffs of smoke…that also contain nearly 600 other chemicals depending upon which brand you smoked. No more smoking. And I let that sink in. I was no longer a smoker because I had reached my….

Break Point

This is the point when you decide to quit smoking. An event or a situation leads you to the decision. Sometimes it is immediate and sometimes it is gradual but most non-smokers can tell you that there was the point when they knew they were done with it.

You cannot force a break point. It will happen naturally. You will just reach the point when you know

By:  Patrick John Coleman

READ MORE:  https://medium.com/concrete-shamanism/a-shamans-guide-to-quitting-smoking-c3b52298192e

 

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11 Signs You Are A Healer…

Do your ever find yourself thinking, “I feel like I want to be a healer, but how can I tell if I have the gift of being a healer?” Then wondering, “Shouldn’t I pursue this more and if I am a healer? What am I supposed to do with this gift? How will I know?”

What is a healer exactly?
A healer is someone who has a natural ability to raise another person’s vibration.

Simple as that. A healer has an ability, or natural ability, to raise another person’s vibration when they come into contact with them. Whether knowingly or unknowingly, when a person leaves your presence and you feel better than before they arrived…that’s a healer.

Sign #1 – You are drawn to healing. 
You’re just simply drawn to it. You’re drawn to the entire aspect of it in general. You might be drawn towards energy work, Reiki, alternative medicine, or any of the “traditional” healing jobs I mentioned.
When people say, I feel like I meant to be a healer, but I don’t know if I have the ability or the skill, how do I know? Well, that’s your number one sign right there. You are drawn to it.

Sign #2 – You have an urge to develop your abilities and/or psychic senses.

You feel drawn into the metaphysical community, and you have the urge to develop your metaphysical or spiritual abilities. Such as psychic abilities or spirit communication abilities, energy work abilities, or empathic abilities. You’re feeling the urge to develop your spiritual body and the abilities that come with it.

Sign #3 – Your Empathic abilities tend to be on the higher side. 

Most healers are Empaths. Even if they are in traditional medicine, usually they have an empathic connection with their patients. Sometimes they don’t even know they’re an Empath. But if you know you are, there’s a high probability you’re a healer.

Sign #4 – You have an anxiety or panic disorder. 

You would not think that this would fall under the healing category but it does.
People who have anxiety and panic disorders tend to have a very high ability to read energy.

The ability to read energy many times turns into a disorder because people don’t have the proper knowledge to understand what’s actually happening…they are an Empath! And many Empaths are healers.

Sign #5 – You feel like you should be doing more for humanity.

Helping humanity and being more conscientious of the planet. Basically, when you become in tune with your spiritual body, your natural healing abilities begin to surface. And you look at the world a little bit differently. You feel it in your heart, something guiding you towards the urge to be a part of healing humanity.

Sign #6 – You lived a past life as a healer.

Or past lives. You may not even remember this, but you will “feel” it. It’s a part of who you are. Most healers have done some type of healing work in other lifetimes.

So when your vibration begins to raise, your “soul’s memory” of being a healer in other lifetimes, will naturally begin to surface. And it will be like, “Hey, remember we do this? Remember you have this skill? Hey, we should do this more…” It’s familiar, it’s a part of your past, it’s part of who you are…and it feels good.

Sign #7 – People tend to come to you with problems or problems or issues. 

If people tend to come to you with their problems, or open up to you about issues they are having, that’s another strong indicator. It might be strangers, friends, family, or coworkers. If you’re the one who people tend to go to for advice or problem solving, that’s a sign of a healer.

Sign #8 – You’re in the healing field already, or you have a history of healers in your family.
For instance. you might have a lot of traditional doctors in your family. Or maybe you’re in the field of alternative medicine. It doesn’t matter the type of healing, it’s all along the same lines. So if you’re already in the healing field, or you have a history of healers in your family, that’s a good indicator.

Sign #9 – You have physical signs.
Read more          By:  Jennifer O’Neill    https://spiritualgurubox.com/blogs/spiritual-guru/11-signs-you-are-a-healer

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Energy Techniques for Staying Grounded

Staying grounded isn’t only for granola hippies. You might not have heard the term, but you’ve felt the positive effects of walking barefoot in nature. The reason it feels so good is because you’re literally grounding your body.

WHAT DOES ‘STAYING GROUNDING’ MEAN?

Think of the Earth like an enormous battery. One that’s emitting a subtle but constant electric charge. This charge is the reason why ‘grounding’ electrical currents is so important.

Humans also need to be electrically grounded. When you’re grounded you feel centered, strong and less stressed. You have a sense of being anchored.

Being ‘ungrounded’ leaves you feeling disconnected, as if you’re not quite here. Health issues can arise. You might notice an increase in stress levels, inflammation and pain, for example.

From an emotional standpoint, grounded people may be the healthiest individuals you know. They’re reliable, unshakable in the midst of crisis and they possess an unwavering moral compass.

SO, HOW DO YOU STAY GROUNDED?

According to Donna Eden, there are three aspects to focus on when grounding yourself: physical, emotional and spiritual. She outlines simple grounding techniques for each on her website.

Donna also has tips for staying grounded while flying. She says it’s especially important, given the unnatural prolonged separation from the Earth.

Memorize the techniques or write them down. It’s a good idea to have them on-hand whenever you feel yourself disconnecting. Used in conjunction with Donna’s daily energy routine, you’re sure to stay grounded at all times.

By: Angela Horn