For the next four weeks, during eclipse season and while Mercury is in Retrograde I will be adding a series of guidelines to help you activate and draw a vital life force from our seven chakras. I strive to empower you with making optimal choices for health, connectedness, and self-love through these major energy centers located within our spinal cord. Wheels of Life uses the perfect analogy, of the body being, “a vehicle of consciousness- chakras are wheels of energy that steer this vehicle through trails, tribulations and transformations.” Journeying up chakra by chakra reveals who are, reaching a higher level of understanding about our divine purpose and learning how to master our own energy field. When we feel inadequate, uninspired, or depressed, we experience a blockage around our chakras, resulting in energy clogging up rather than flowing. Visualize chakras as crystals, etched along the outline of a mountain, when all these crystals are revealed, the whole mountain glistens.
To establish balance and achieve clarity, we will decode each chakra, for each level of vitality rules an aspect of your life. Although, life has its own agenda and Mercury in Retrograde doesn't give us all the answers, opening up our chakras widens the potential of our growth and clears out any negative emotions. This is a potent time to reassess and reinvent yourself. Understanding your energy system is the first tool to healing or accessing which chakra may be deficient...Ascending to higher planes of consciousness dates back to Ancient Egypt, principles in Jewish mystical Kabbalah and traditions in India honored the world of subtle energy. Acknowledging that chakras govern our actions, thoughts and attitudes these early cultures practiced the art of meditation created for all chakras through aromatherapy, color, yoga and more to open a new dimension of healing to withstand the physical realm.
Parallels between valuable texts from ancient cultures and a new scientific paradigm offered me juicy material to broaden your perspective with a relaxed outlook on life. As we evolve and become more sensitive to energy, we'll continue to cultivate holistic ways to process this mysterious journey we call life. Let's begin at the base of our spine, the root chakra, the earthly, primal, raw aspect our ourselves tied with our basic means of survival. Being patient, resourceful, and hopeful strengthens our root chakra to help us feel grounded. The influence of the root chakra come from what our ancestors and family members experienced during hard times. It is a genetic memory we carry within us, being far more difficult to work on than our physical and emotional stability. All of us have been either uprooted or affected by the hardships of life- if not directly then through our family history. If our ancestors struggled, we too inherit adversity and also will not choose the easy way.
Below are alternative ways to awaken and pioneer our root chakra, to inwardly create structure and security so they can be attained through our conscious awareness of life. Remember you are equipped to take on life at any moment and most importantly enjoy the process and be grateful for the abundant energy at your disposal for healing. Love & light
Sanskrit term: Muladhara
Marijuana: Smoke outdoors where you can notice the beauty and perfection of the natural world, since the root chakra's corresponding element is earth. Intrinsically, inhaling Marijuana, this female energy, puts us in better psychic rapport with God herself, and her creation, earth. There'll always be a circulation of stigma that Cannabis hinders our chakras from flourishing, but if you smoke with a progressive spiritual focus, it will expand your psychic abilities. So, any strain of your choice with intention, anchors the quintessential qualities of this chakra, keeping our life vibrant and sustainable. For example, when uncertainty arises, I tend to go for indica hybrids, (Sunset Sherbert, Plushberry and Skywalker OG to name a few), controlling the flow of adrenaline or to help ground out the stresses of everyday life. Either or- Sativa blends can work (Blue/Snoops dream, Candyland) in the midst of emotional crisis, invites mental space, whether to simplify or declutter the mind, pushing out materialistic wants. To sit with comfort, shifting priorities like the need for safety and kinship, especially family- manifesting unity rather than separation.
Crystals: Ruby~ contains regenerative forces / Hematite~ help keeps one's consciousness focused and grounded / Bloodstone~ purifies the blood
Essential oils: Cinnamon, sandalwood, palo santo
Food: High protein/meat ~ cook a favorite dish that makes you feel at home
Yoga Pose: Tree Pose, Warrior 2, or Child pose. Movement of any kind that ignites the legs and feet. Any form of activity that is grounding, physical, and demands presence.
Affirmation Mantra: A tree grown in a cave does not bear fruit. I know who I am and make choices based on what I know to be right for me. I confirm my right to belong and be a part of something greater than myself. I live from the depths of my soul longing to express itself in the world. I stand for justice, truth and love. I am grateful for the challenges that have taught me who I truly am. I am thankful for all the opportunities for growth and development that have come my way. I love life