Category Archives: Emotional Components

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Emotional Energy Centers

Our Emotional Energy Centers

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Within your body, there are seven basic energy centers or chakras. Chakra is an Indian (Sanskrit) word literally meaning “wheel.” These wheels have a circular or spiral shape, represent a spectrum of colors, and are located along your spine. Each energy center or chakra has a number of specific qualities and vibrational speeds, from lowest to highest. They vibrate at different levels depending on the individual and their ability to integrate the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of their life. To help balance a chakra, you have to be at the same vibration and frequency as the chakra.

EMOTIONAL ENERGY CENTERS

Each of your chakras is associated with the emotional aspects of being human.

Seventh or Crown Chakra (Violet)

Purpose: Spirituality, bliss, knowingness, wisdom, awareness, and higher self.

Issues: When this chakra is blocked or unbalanced, you experience lack of purpose, fear, materialism, and lack of trust.

Balanced: When this chakra is balanced, you are open minded and connected to the divine within and around you.

Emotional Lesson: Trust your inner voice.

Sixth or Third Eye Chakra (Indigo)

Purpose: Intuition, imagination, understanding, fearlessness, release, and memory.

Issues: When this chakra is blocked or unbalanced, you experience confusion, lack of concentration, and being judgmental.

Balanced: When this chakra is balanced, you’re perceptive and sensitive.

Emotional Lesson: Be open to wisdom and truth.

Fifth or Throat Chakra (Blue)

Purpose: Communication, trust, wisdom, and creativity.

Issues: When this chakra is blocked or unbalanced, you experience addiction, indecisiveness, and become critical of others.

Balanced: When this chakra is balanced, you communicate with integrity and honesty.

Emotional Lesson: Speak your truth.

Fourth or Heart Chakra (Green)

Purpose: Love, balance, giving without conditions, relationships, compassion, forgiveness, peace, and harmony.

Issues: When this chakra is blocked or unbalanced, you experience problems with love, moodiness, jealousy, and anxiety.

Balanced: When this chakra is balanced, you are loving and compassionate.

Emotional Lesson: Love.

Third or Solar Plexus (Yellow)

Purpose: Learning, comprehension, laughter, humor, ego, will- power, optimism, and curiosity.

Issues: When this chakra is blocked or unbalanced, you experience lack of self-esteem, depression, and inability to make decisions.

Balanced: When this chakra is balanced, you are ambitious and take action.

Emotional Lesson: Accept yourself.

Second or Sacral Chakra (Orange)

Purpose: Sensitivity, feelings, sensuality, confidence, enthusiasm, happiness, joy, and inner child.

Issues: When this chakra is blocked or unbalanced, you experience irritability, blame, power hungry, and focus on money.

Balanced: When this chakra is balanced, you nurture yourself, create healthy boundaries, and experience pleasure.

Emotional Lesson: Honor others.

First or Root Chakra (Red)

Purpose: Grounded, endurance, passion, stability, courage, sexuality, and individuality.

Issues: When this chakra is blocked or unbalanced, you experience feeling ungrounded, rage,  and lack of self-esteem.

Balanced: When this chakra is balanced, you feel safe and secure.

Emotional Lesson: Protecting yourself from harm.

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 ACTIVITY: BALANCING YOUR ENERGY CENTERS

When your emotional centers are blocked or out of balance, you experience the issues I just listed. Keeping your chakras open and in balance can help you to better navigate the emotions associated with grief.

This is a simple activity to help you to balance your physical chakras so you stay healthy. You do this by opening each of your chakras starting from the base of your spine and continuing up to the top of your head.

INSTRUCTIONS

Sit in a comfortable position or chair. Close your eyes.

Breathe in for 5 counts. Breathe out for 5 counts.

Feel your body start to relax.

Starting at the base of your spine (root chakra), visualize a spinning ball of red light directly in front of you.

Move up to your lower abdomen (sacral chakra), and visualize a spinning ball of orange light also in front of you.

Move up to just above your navel (solar plexus), and imagine a spinning ball of yellow light.

Continue up to the center of your chest (heart chakra), and imagine a spinning ball of green light.

Now move to your neck (throat chakra), and add a spinning ball of blue light.

Above your brows, in the center of your forehead (third eye chakra), visualize a spinning ball of indigo light.

Finally, at the top of your head (crown chakra), imagine a spinning ball of violet light.

Breatheinfor5countsandwatcheachoftheballsoflightcontinueto spin with their beautiful colors.

Breathe in for 5 counts. Breathe out for 5 counts.

Slowly open your eyes.

Give thanks.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Forgiveness Ceremony

Conducting A Forgiveness Ceremony

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Forgiveness is one of the most important ways to repair your heart. You know you have to do it but it’s so darn hard. You find all the reasons you can to not forgive. You convince yourself that forgiveness is “crazy talk”. But….he did this to me. But….she said that to me. You convince yourself it would be wrong to forgive. You then place yourself in your own unforgiving universe just because you don’t want to deal with it or worse yet, you don’t want to let go of “being right”. Somehow you think it is easier to stay angry or hold a grudge than it is to forgive. But is it really?

Think of what it does to your body walking around in perpetual state of unforgiving. You are angry and resentful all the time. It’s like always being in a fight or flight mode. Your heart wasn’t meant to operate that way. Your body wasn’t meant to feel that way. Staying on guard against a threat eventually wears down the body’s natural defenses. After a while, you may end up with physical symptoms ranging anywhere from headaches to heart attacks. Why would you choose to do this to yourself?

What we often forget is that forgiveness is about you not the other person. Forgiveness means you are not focused on proving you are right. Forgiveness means you are not condoning someone’s behavior. Forgiveness means you are trying to better understand what the other may have been through. Forgiveness means you are trying to “let go” so your own heart, soul, mind and body can be free.

For some people, just thinking about forgiveness may not be enough. In those instances, doing something more symbolic can be beneficial. Here is a short forgiveness ceremony you can try.

MATERIALS

Any type of household candle.

INSTRUCTIONS

Sit in a comfortable position or chair.

Light the candle.

Close your eyes.

Breathe in for 5 counts. Breathe out for 5 counts.

Feel your body start to relax.

Now visualize the person you want to forgive (living or deceased) standing on the other side of the candle.

Look into the flame of the candle. It represents love and kindness.

Place what you need to forgive in the candle’s flame.

Once a part of the flame, it turns into beautiful white light. Move this white light into the other person.

Now say “I forgive you” as many times as needed.

After forgiving the other person, wrap yourself in the white light to remove any leftover traces of resentment or anger.

Thank yourself for having the courage to forgive.

Breathe in for 5 counts. Breathe out for 5 counts.

Slowly open your eyes.

Give thanks.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!

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Emotional Benefits of Reiki

Emotional Benefits of Reiki When Grieving

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Grief affects us emotionally in many different ways. These effects range from feelings of anger, fear and worry to harboring resentment and blame. As a result, your emotional energy centers can become blocked or unbalanced and you feel completely out sorts. It is difficult to begin your grief journey when you are feeling this way. Reiki has the ability to provide you with emotional benefits during grieving. This happens because Reiki unblocks and balances your emotional centers. After receiving Reiki, you feel more calm and relaxed. This helps you to better handle the emotions associated with your grief.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS 

Following are the emotional benefits of Reiki when you are grieving.

Promotes Feelings of Calmness

Grief can send your world into a tailspin. Reiki helps to promote feelings of calmness by balancing your first chakra which helps you to be more grounded. Being grounded fills you with a sense of stability which leads to feeling emotionally calm.

Relieves Stress by Relaxing the Mind

Grief can overwhelm your mind in many ways. This can include the inability to make decisions, feeling confused or experiencing a sense of numbness. Reiki can relax the mind by unblocking your Third and Fifth Chakras to remove any indecisiveness you may be experiencing. It also minimizes confusion by balancing your sixth chakra. Relaxing the mind helps to relieve any grief-related emotional stress you may be experiencing.

Encourages Emotional Release

If not addressed, grief can build up inside of you sometimes to the point you feel like exploding or imploding. Reiki focuses on your sixth chakra to help you release any emotions you may be holding inside. It also helps your fourth Chakra bring your heart back to a place of love. Emotional release is especially healthy when you are grieving. This will allow you to experience healthy feelings of sadness.

Soothes Emotional Distress

Grieving can often make you feel hopeless and in a state of emotional upheaval. Everything can begin to irritate you. Reiki goes to your fourth Chakra to bring back a sense of hope and balances your Second Chakra to help remove any irritability. Having a sense of peace helps you to get through the emotional fallout associated with grief.

Removes Fear and Negativity

Grieving often brings forward feelings of fear. Many times this is because you have lost your sense of trust. By balancing your Seventh Chakra, Reiki reminds you to trust your inner voice. When you listen to your inner voice, you are less likely to be fearful and more likely to believe your future will turn out okay.

Promotes Creativity

Grief can shut you down. Finding ways to express your emotions, rather than hold them in, helps you to heal. Photography, writing, art, acting and singing are all ways to express your grief. Reiki can keep your fifth chakra in balance so you can use your creativity as a healthy part of your grief journey.

Provides Clarity of Thought

Grief often makes you feel confused and/or lose your concentration. As a result, you may be more prone to an accident when you are grieving. Reiki can remove any blockages in your sixth chakra to provide clarity of thought and improve your ability to concentrate.

Boosts Self-Esteem

You can become your own worst enemy when you are grieving. Feelings of guilt and self-criticism play over and over in your head. You being to lose any confidence you had in yourself as person. In this case, Reiki will focus on your third chakra to boost your self-esteem and give you a sense of confidence. Accepting yourself and what you are going through is healthy when you are grieving.

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Excerpt from Grief Reiki – An Integrated Approach to the Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Components of Grief and Loss, Chapter 7, Emotional Benefits of Reiki.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!

 


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