7 Days of Chakra Balancing
I like to reboot at the new year, focus on health and well being, and for me this work begins at the level of energy within my body. We have 7 energy centers (known as chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit) in the body, beginning at the base of your spine and continuing up to the crown of your head. Each of these energy centers corresponds to major nerves within your physical body, as well as your psychological and spiritual state of being. When your chakras are in alignment and fully activated, your intuition will work together with your emotions and your physical body to achieve balance, contentment and happiness within your daily life. It’s essential to pay attention to your chakras and to keep them open in order for energy to move fluidly throughout your body. When there is blockage, energy is unable to flow. Maintaining balance and openness can prove challenging, but with mindfulness and disciplined attention you hold the power to make adjustments and to improve your well being.
The Crown Chakra is located at the crown or very top of your head and is associated with the color violet (or white). When your Crown Chakra is balanced you have access to deep levels of consciousness and a strong connection to your spiritual nature. You accept yourself as part of the continuous universe and are able to fulfill your highest potential. You have an intimate relationship with Spirit and your higher self.
When doing Crown Chakra work, you should gather your violet or clear stones (Amethyst, Lepidolite, Fluorite, Sugilite, etc. ), a violet or white candle, and a wisdom blend (e.g., Dharma or Pythia). Smudge with sage, light your candle, anoint yourself with an high vibrational scent; then, when your mind is focused and clear, repeat the following mantra:
The divine knowledge of the universe flows freely through me.
I am a wise being, free of judgment or assumption.
I am one with the earth and the universe.
I am full of love and light.
I am on a path to enlightenment and spiritual advancement.
I am an echo of the Divine and my Creator.