Part 8 – Healing of the Chakras – The Crown (7th) Chakra

The Crown Chakra is at the top of the head and, when it is open, is the opening to communication with your spirits and guides. When the 7th Chakra is open you feel a connection to humanity and creativity. When this Chakra is open you feel in the flow of life and in harmony with those around you.

When your Crown Chakra is blocked you are likely to feel aimless or disconnected from the world. You may have tension headaches or have trouble getting restful sleep. You are likely to lack creativity and a sense of purpose.

Ritual: This is the exercise I use at the beginning of my Reiki healings to prepare my client to open and clear the Chakras. As the light moves through your Chakras it picks up any negative or outdated emotions and feelings.

Sit quietly where you will not be disturbed. Close your eyes and imagine a purple light coming from the sky into the 7th Chakra opening at the top of your head.

Follow the light as it moves through your head, behind your Third Eye and then flows into your throat at the 5th Chakra, giving you the courage to speak your truth.

The purple light continues down your body to your shoulders, arms and hands. At your chest, the purple light surrounds and soothes your Heart Chakra, giving you the strength to forgive and release negative thoughts about others. The light continues to your 3rd Chakra, reminding you that you have positive impact on the world.

The purple light moves to the 2nd Chakra that allows you to reconnect with family and reminds you that we all do the best we can do. Finally the purple light goes through your 1st Chakra, letting you know that you are safe. The purple light moves out of your body and into the earth, taking the residue left from cleaning each of the 7 Chakras.

Part 7 – Healing of the Chakras – The Third Eye (6th) Chakra

The 6th Chakra is often referred to as the Third Eye and it resides just above the eyebrows. This chakra is said to be the center of your intuition that lets you “see” from a higher consciousness.

Your Third Eye is open when you feel in the flow, where your life seems to come together in a pleasant productive way. Your intuition leads you and often gives you information that is in your highest and best good. When your 6th Chakra is open you are capable of receiving communication from your guides in the form of inner wisdom and understanding.

When your 6th Chakra is out of balance it can manifest as indecision if there is no clarity in the chakra. On the other hand, an out of balance Third Eye can also manifest as spaciness and an inability to ground in the world.

To bring this chakra into balance try meditation, receive Reiki, or go for a walk in nature. Talk to your guides and tell them what you want at this stage of your life and tell themhow they can help you.

Part 6 – Healing of the Chakras – The Throat (5th) Chakra

The fifth Chakra is located at the throat and when this Chakra is open you communicate clearly and with confidence. The throat Chakra connects the lower four Chakras to the spiritual sixth and seventh Chakras.

Collectively, the first four Chakras have to do with emotions and the fifth Chakra is how you express your emotions. A blocked 5th Chakra manifests as difficulty in expressing thoughts, anxiety, excessive chattering or insecurity. A blocked 5th Chakra can also manifest as physical symptoms such as frequent sore throats, jaw or neck issues, hearing problems or dental issues.

Ritual: To heal your 5th Chakra, sit quietly and put your attention individually on each of the first four Chakras. Determine where there might be blocks and ascertain how those blocks relate to how you communicate. The 5th Chakra is associated with the color blue, so wearing a blue scarf or necklace can be helpful. Imagine a blue light coming through your crown Chakra and flowing throughout your body. See where the light seems to fade or become distorted. Send healing energy and love to that area (reiki can also help to align and clear the Chakras).

Heart Chakra Ritual

When the Heart Chakra is balanced it is open and receptive. When this chakra is closed down it feels jealous, saddened and alone.

The concerns of this chakra are with relationships to others, and within yourself. When the Heart Chakra is balanced you find relationships that empower you and are balanced and loving, generous and forgiving. You are able to give generously without feeling that others take advantage of you.

When the fourth chakra is out of balance you feel jealous, envious or unforgiving. When you are in grief you are likely to feel that your heart is breaking. It’s very difficult to see a future when the heart feels broken because the pieces are scattered and some pieces may be missing

During this pandemic many of you may feel the grief of loss. Many of us know the loss of life of a loved one. For others it is the loss of community and social connections. Please let me know if I can support you.

Ritual:

During this time of the pandemic, civil unrest and political drama, it’s important to heal and nurture your relationship to yourself. We are often not taught to honor ourselves and recognize our true value. Make a list of what you like most about yourself. Look at yourself in the mirror or at a picture of yourself. Pretend that you are your own best friend and tell that friend what you love about her.

Set your watch or phone to a time that repeats every day. Stand straight, push your shoulders back and open your chakras. Take a moment to remind yourself that you are a good person and that you do deserve your desires. Become your own best friend.

Shower Forgiveness Ritual

Many of you have used my forgiveness bath ritual. I’ve been asked, what if I just have a shower? So here is a ritual if you only have a shower.

First, let me explain that the magical outcome of any ritual is determined by your intention. When your intention is to forgive someone the ritual is “set up for forgiveness.” Your actions reinforce your intention to forgive

I’ll give an abbreviated review of the bath ritual. For a full description of the bath forgiveness ritual click here.

The purpose of this ritual is to release the energy that is getting in the way for you moving forward with joy in your life. You are forgiving in order to disconnect from the anger, abuse or hurt that has been imposed on you.

The intention of forgiveness is for you to get closure from the energy that goes to maintaining your feelings of hurt or anger. You may need to repeatedly forgive before the closure is permanent.

Be sure you can complete this exercise without interruption. Allow time for the ritual and a nap afterwards

Call on your angels and guides to be with you during this exercise with the intention of opening your heart and mind to their healing powers

Use only the light of a candle during your ritual.You’ll need a tool that simulates cutting attachments like a butter knife or dull, flat rock.

Sit at the bottom of the shower, turn on the water to a comfortable heat and follow the instructions below:

Start at your feet or head and gently move the tool over your body, repeating the mantra, “I forgive and release.”

Continue over your entire body, going between your fingers and toes, while repeating your mantra. As you do this you are likely to get flashes of scenes in which you have been wronged, or other scenes in which you have wronged others. You will most likely see things long forgotten. Let the pictures pass like a slide show, without stopping to review or analyze. As each scene comes up forgive and release or surrender.

At this point in the exercise disconnect all attachments, even of those you love. Imagine the tool gently cutting and removing your attachments to others, living or dead, loved or disliked. Later in the ritual you will allow reattachments. Continue to use the cutting tool and repeat the mantra until you feel the exercise is complete and that you are not holding anything back.

Stay in the shower and empty the stall. You don’t want to track the psychic gunk from the shower into your house. Let that entire gunk go down the drain. Now, stand up, shower again, shampoo and scrub yourself clean from head to toe.

While still in the shower tell your angels and guides to allow the energy from only those who love and support you to reattach. Say something along the lines of, “Let those who love and support me attach to my being.” Feel the love and support pour over you.

Now, you can leave the shower. You will probably want a rest or nap so snuggle into someplace comfortable and cozy. Thank your angels and guides and allow yourself to feel, and possibly dream, their love.

When you are done resting you can journal about your experience. Know you are loved.

A Message from White Eagle of the Hopi

“This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you.

If you repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, you will fall into the hole. But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal. Take care of your homes, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual House.

When you are taking care of yourselves, you are taking care of everything else. Do not lose the spiritual dimension of this crisis; have the eagle aspect from above and see the whole; see more broadly.

There is a social demand in this crisis, but there is also a spiritual demand — the two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. But without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and lack of meaning. You were prepared to go through this crisis. Take your toolbox and use all the tools available to you.

Learn about resistance of the indigenous and African peoples; we have always been, and continue to be, exterminated. But we still haven’t stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire, and having fun. Don’t feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time.

You do not help at all being sad and without energy. You help if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists. Also, when the storm passes, each of you will be very important in the reconstruction of this new world.

You need to be well and strong. And for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy, and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation.

This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you cross this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties.

This is what is asked of you:

Allow yourself to take advantage of this time to perform your vision-seeking rituals. What world do you want to build for you? For now, this is what you can do — serenity in the storm. Calm down, pray every day. Establish a routine to meet the sacred every day.

Good things emanate; what you emanate now is the most important thing. And sing, dance, resist through art, joy, faith, and love.”

from https://coe-llc.com/2020/04/01/message-from-white-eagle-hopi-indigenous-on-03-16-2020/

Healing your (4th) Heart Chakra in the time of Covid 19

4th Chakra – Heart

Chakras are energy centers in our physical body. For our purposes we are looking at the seven chakras that start at the genitals, then move up to the pelvic area, and to just behind the belly button. These first three chakras relate to how we physically are in the world.

The 4th chakra is at the heart and lungs. The heart is at the center of the seven chakras and integrates the physical with the spiritual. The chakras above the heart chakra are the throat, the third eye (behind the forehead) and the crown, just above the head.

A healthy, well balanced 4th chakra is indicated by a person who has healthy relationships, is accepting, is compassionate, and understands forgiveness of self and others. An unbalanced heart chakra can attract poor relationship choices, lack of compassion, and a poor concept of boundaries

The energy of an unbalanced heart chakra can attract physical illnesses related to the heart, lung or breast. Coronavirus most often attacks the lungs, and often the heart. Below, I’ve offered methods you can practice to strengthen your heart chakra.

Ritual to clear your heart chakra

Acknowledge your gratitude. Our culture often encourages us to feel something like arrogance when we express what we are grateful for, such as a nice car or a special talent. It’s sad because feeling grateful for what we have and who we are opens our heart. Here is a ritual I’ve suggested for Thanksgiving, but any time is a time to give thanks. The ritual can be accessed here.

Practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is paramount to having a healthy heart chakra. Include yourself in this ritual of forgiveness. This is an extremely powerful ritual if you have been wronged by someone, or if you have acted in a way you regret. Forgiveness ritual can be accessed here.

Combine color and healing. The color related to the heart chakra is green, which is also the color for healing. Integrate green into your wardrobe, jewelry and environment. Make a practice of noticing the many shades of green in your life. Every time you see green say the mantra, “My heart is healing.”T

It Will Be Okay

For most of us, it really will be okay. Most people I know are going through periods of lethargy, fear, occasional happiness (just short of joy), loneliness and grief.

I’m seeing in my coaching and reiki clients people who are doubting themselves in ways they never have before. All of their vulnerabilities have been exposed through an overabundance of self examination. These are strong people who have sought the road to self empowerment. These are people who have chosen to face life head on. These are people looking into the face of fear. These are people experiencing the grief of the loss of a way of life.

Know this. Your world has been turned upside down, not just because of the quarantine, but because your very beliefs and assumptions are in doubt. And this is true in every country in the world, in every government, in every institution, in every medical center, in millions of households.

All of our norms are out the window: shopping, recreation, fraternizing, religious gatherings, and greetings. Most of us have assumed that we can go to our family if someone is ill. Most of us assumed we would be available to help a friend in need. Most of us assumed we could make travel plans. Most of us assumed an upcoming summer would be filled with barbeques and shared friendships. We can’t make those assumptions now.

Even those of you who are not empaths are experiencing the energy of confusion and the grief is palpable. It’s not just you. It’s not personal. It’s hard to find an anchor because our schedules and relationships are often undependable and unpredictable.

So, it’s okay if you are feeling stressed or out of sorts on occasion. It’s okay if you don’t seem to have the interest or energy in completing those projects you always meant to get to if you only had the time.

Most of all, it’s okay to indulge yourself. To be on the phone, in the tub, on Zoom (or not), to read a book, or to watch tv in the middle of the day.

My suggestion to most of my clients is to make small goals in the area of personal, family and community connection. Make a goal to take a step in personal growth (it can be a very small step), it could be connecting with a family member you haven’t talked to in a while, it could be ordering from a local restaurant. Try to do something every day, and if you can’t, love yourself. Forgive and know this period of confusion will end.

Hugs to you.

Part 4 – Healing Of The Chakras – The Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra

  There are basically seven energy centers in the body which we refer to as chakras. All of the chakras work together and when one is blocked your life accompishments and health may be affected in areas related to that chakra. Understanding the energy of each chakra can help you live a happier life.

In the last two newsletters we’ve explored the first two chakras which you can read about http://judythsult.com/here. In this newsletter we’ll explore the third chakra.

Third chakra signs of balance: Confident, motivated, purposeful, reliable, responsible

Third chakra signs of imbalance: Aggression, overly dominating toward others, low self-esteem

The third chakra is called the Solar Plexus or naval chakra and is located near the belly button. The third chakra is associated with the color yellow, the element of fire, the stones citrine and tiger eye and the sound Ram.

A healthy third chakra presents as a person who is confident, productive, and has good self esteem. This is where your sense of personal power resides. When the third chakra is balanced you feel empowered. An empowered person is willing to take responsibility for her own well-being, is able to set and enforce personal boundaries, and is able to convert intention into action.

When the third chakra is blocked the symptoms often manifest as a digestive disorder, a lack of confidence, and an inability to get things done.

Rituals for healing the third chakra

Activate the healing of this chakra by lighting a candle and meditate on the element of fire and what creates the fire of passion in your life. Think of ways to keep that fire burning.

Wear something yellow, even if it’s only underwear. Carry citrine or tiger eye stones or jewelry.

Make a mantra of repeating the word RAM over and over.

Make a list of your goals and create steps to take and a timeline to complete the goals.

Identify what boundaries you need to establish with others and explain the boundaries in a clear and positive way

Most of all, know that you deserve to be empowered to live your life fully. Contact me if you need help healing any of your chakras.

Part 3 – Healing Of The Chakras – The Sacral (2nd) Chakra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning about the Chakras helps you become aware of how these energy centers relate to your life energy flow, and how to clear them if they are blocked. When there is a block we feel unbalanced in areas that relate to specific Chakras.

This month, I’m discussing the second, or Sacral Chakra (read about first Chakra here).

The second Chakra is located at the bottom of the spine and just below the belly button. It is associated to the color orange, the element of water, and the sound of vam.

In your life energy, the Sacral Chakra relates to sexuality, creativity, personal power, intimacy and pleasure. Symbolically, the second Chakra is about the cycle of birth, life and death.

When your second Chakra is open you feel excited about life, you likely are open to new experiences and motivated to discover things about yourself and the world. A healthy Sacral Chakra attracts healthy relationships with yourself and others, and healthy sexual experiences.

A blocked or unbalanced Sacral Chakra will often show as emotional issues around intimacy, flexibility, guilt and shame. An unhealthy second Chakra can manifest as sexual dysfunction, addictive behavior, or depression.

As this Chakra relates to personal power and passion, explore what’s keeping you from expressing your personal power. Write down the beliefs you were taught as a child. What of those beliefs are no longer appropriate for you as an adult? What beliefs have kept you from feeling passionate joy? What are your beliefs about creativity, sexuality, power, passion, your looks, or anger?

Examine your self-talk to discover the messages you frequently repeat to yourself, such as, “I’m so dumb and ____,” [fill in the blank]. Replace that negative self-talk with affirmations such as, “I am smart about organizing events and ____,” [fill in the blanks].

It can be useful to have physical reminders when you are working to remove the blocks and open the Sacral Chakra. For example:

Carry orange stones such as calcite, carnelian, citrine or jasper. Moonstone is also good as it relates to the element of water.

Eat orange foods such as oranges, cantaloupe, carrots, mango, sweet potato, salmon, apricots, or peaches.

Create something that reminds you of a healthy Sacral Chakra. The act of creating is a sign of an unblocked second Chakra so anything you create will help heal your chakra.

Additional healing methods for all of the Charkas include sound therapy, acupressure and acupuncture, art therapy, yoga and massage.