Chakra Clearing & Healing Your Blocks
by Anne V.
Before I start to talk about the healing of your blocks, I want to point out something that creates most of our pain and suffering in this life, and that is Separation (ego). Separation is why we think we need war, why we feel we are victims, why we attack each other, why we feel lonely. Until we start to see that we are all interconnected, it is almost useless to proceed with healing. There is nothing but an illusionary vibrational line that separates us. When you ascend to the higher planes, you see that we are one! When we descend, we take on what seems to be separate forms, and the battle begins on every level.
Once you start to see this interconnectedness, then you will realize that attacking me, is attacking you. Judging me is judging you. And of course, loving me, is really loving you! How can I hurt myself? If I do, it’s only because I don’t understand (or temporarily forget) that in every cell of my body is the Divine Will and energy of All That Is and this supreme energy is also in you! While ego is present and serves a useful purpose in our growth, we need to understand its role in our life, and how to not let it create unbalance, and misery.
We really can exist in the duality of one/all if we understand it. Think about how you separate yourself from the divine will, and each other, through the illusion of separation.
Taking a smaller approach to the root
That being said, we also have to realize that to understand separation/ego can take years to integrate. I also recommend that you look at the smaller picture of your issues and how they are caused. No matter how much you clear your chakras, the blocks will re-manifest again because of your ingrained personality! In other words, address spiritual healing to help your chakra.
I’ll give you an example of how this works. In this example, I will cite a woman who has an over-active, or wide-open heart chakra. She is not real, but I am simply using her as an example so you can do some inner searching to see how you can look at a smaller chunk of your issue. Now while I am citing an overactive heart chakra, go back through the chakra examples, looking for what relates to you and meditate on it.
So let us say you have an overactive heart chakra. You will often be an exuberant healer, caregiver, and described as “open hearted” and loving. While these are great traits, if you leave your heart chakra open too long, you will literally drain your energy by not balancing this chakra (remember the seepage I mentioned?) In her case, she is running around, trying to please everyone (albeit with great love) and does not know when to stop. Her physical heart is now growing weak and she is in jeopardy of a heart attack. She gives other people a rest, but not herself. She has lost her heart flexibility and is a steady stream of outpouring energy and vitality. When you warn her of this, she may possessively hold onto her behavior and not see the message.
There is good news and bad news with healing through chakra clearing. Ideally, you would want to see a very experienced medical practitioner who specializes in subtle energies (these aren’t common by the way!) They are already highly developed and can see your blocks; can use their own energies to remove them; counsel you on your own limited thinking; and have full comprehension of what colors, sounds, and crystals to use. If you have the money and opportunity, I highly recommend you use their expertise. A fully qualified healer will know how to heal through all seven subtle bodies! This isn’t just clearing chakras on one level, it is through all seven levels and each level has different requirements.
The good news, is that we can still do basic things to work on our own chakras and subtle bodies.
Accepting, Experiencing & Letting Go
This is optimal if you are with a gifted healer. Here they run their hands on each side of your body (as your chakra vortexes exist on both sides) and when they discover a block, they will try and regress you to the point where the block started. They will ask you to reflect on the block, the associated feelings, and use guided imagery discover the starting point of this block in this life. And often, they will discover that the block actually manifested in another life and work with you to remove that old block as well.
?f you are doing this on your own, and sense a block, enter a deep state of meditation, and try to discover where and when this block started. Let yourself go through the emotions of that block (be prepared for all sorts of things to come to the surface such as rage, fear, sorrow, etc., but don’t suppress them!) Let them out, feel them, forgive any person’s that were involved, including yourself, and let the negative emotions convert into love and compassion. Once they are converted, and you feel the new feelings, let it all go.
Crystals can be used for healing, cleansing, charging and developing your chakras. Just hold the stone over the affected chakra (or lay it on the chakra itself), relax, and meditate on the crystal. Bring its energies into your chakra and visualize the healing properties of it. Check the chakra link for which stones to use.
Whenever I am working with my chakras, I use visualization. I visualize white light coming into my chakras, swirling around, or pollutants leaving them. Visualization is a powerful took that can be used in many ways. I also visualize my lotus petals (chakra vortexes) opening up and receiving energy.
When you use visualization with the corresponding chakra color, always remember to breath deeply, and make sure that the color you are using is translucent, not muddy. Make the color, in your mind’s eye, very bright, like stained glass when the sun is shinning through it. Colors vibrate at certain frequencies, and to hold this color, mentally within your chakra, is to help the chakra vibrate at its proper rate.
Consider using symbolic imagery with your visualizations. For example, when I want to work on my heart chakra, I will think of something that I love like nature, birds, or the people I hold dear. After I have both a clear picture of that entity, and the love emotion behind it, I will then bring that powerful energy into my affected areas.
It has been shown that sound actually can produce the corresponding color in the aura. Not only do certain pitches produce specific colors, but they are very good for healing. Some people use crystal bowls to create each musical note. Some people just use their voices. If you were to see a professional, they would hold the sound over the chakra until they witnessed it starting to spin and vibrate with the sound until resonance occurred. See the chakra section for corresponding musical notes.
Affirmations help us rebuild negative thought patterns. For every negative thought (which build blocks within us) work on a positive affirmation to counter it. You may use affirmations such as: “I allow the love emotion to flow easily through me.” Or “Sex is a healthy expression between two people in love.”
This actually helps spread energy throughout the body. Since it’s difficult to perform this yourself, get a deep tissue massage from a qualified masseuse. For the areas you can reach, massage gently to help spread your energies.
Effects from Opening a Chakra
Unblocking the chakras is much like a person who is fasting. All the debris comes to the surface, which can be initially unpleasant. Often when we start to open a blocked chakra, we will experience pain in that vicinity (we also can experience pain in that area before we unblock it). You can massage the area to help its release, while placing your consciousness into it, and allow yourself to feel the corresponding energy. The skin color may change slightly as well, but it will return to a more healthy glow once the chakra is functioning properly. It is also common to feel depression; listlessness; experience erratic behavior; feel disoriented etc. But this is temporary.
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