Chakra Balancing

The Chakra System

According to traditional Indian medicine, throughout our body we have seven main energy centres. These areas of strong energy are known as charkas. The word chakra comes from the Sanskrit word for wheel, as it’s believed these energy centres rotate and spin like wheels around the subtle body.

These seven main chakras are connected to our being on several different levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. On the physical level each charka governs a main organ or gland. As the charkas are essentially energy vortices, they vibrate at different frequencies and resonate with different colours.

If one of more of the seven main chakras is blocked or is unable to vibrate freely, it results in an imbalance in the system. This can manifest in physical ailments, emotional distress or mental upset. Using the crystal bed to clear the energy and release blockages in the chakras enables the body to come back into balance and to heal itself.

Each chakra resonates with a different sound, colour and frequency. As well as governing the physical body, the chakras also have a big impact on our emotional state and our spiritual connection.

Elements of the Base Chakra

The base chakra is connected with our sense of security and our tribal ties whether it is family, religious, community or country. One of the greatest struggles is the battle of the individual within the group. An unbalanced chakra can manifest in trying to enter into the new whilst keeping close ties with the old. This can cause confusions as there is not a clear idea of what one believes in. On the other hand there could be the all or nothing approach where everything old is ruthlessly discarded. Since this experience can be traumatic for all parties involved this can affect the sense of belonging to the new way or group. When balanced and handled with compassion and love it is possible to become an individual whilst maintaining what was good and true in the ‘old ways’. This way the individual can leave with understanding rather than condemnation, with closure rather than an ending.

 Emotional elements

Positive

  • Feeling secure
  • Groundness
  • Courage
  • Confidence
  • Generosity
  • Calmness

Negative

  • Not feeling safe
  • Insecurity
  • Timidity
  • Sense of being a failure
  • Greed
  • Anger/violence

Patterns involved

  • Constantly being stuck
  • Family conflict
  • Children taking over from parents
  • Negative family patterns
  • Unable to give birth to new things
  • Possessive love
  • Codependency
  • Insecurity
  • Over protection
  • Obsession with what other people think
  • Belief Systems
  • I am stuck
  • I am like my mother/father
  • Life is hard
  • Beauty only comes from chaos
  • My children need protection
  • My children will be like me

Elements of the Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra is involved with issues around relationships, passion, sexuality, fertility and creativity. A well balanced sacral chakra shows in healthy relationships with intimate partners, family and colleagues. This chakra is about not depending on others for our feelings of self-worth. It is also the chakra where creativity is expressed. Parenthood is closely linked to this chakra as well. An unbalanced chakra will represent itself in several ways such as not being able to finish anything or having blocks to creativity. Another form is searching for unity through sexuality and is about the need of validation from another person.

Emotional elements

Positive

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ability to experience pleasure
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Independence
  • Giving birth to new ideas

Negative

  • Overly emotional
  • Fear of pleasure
  • Poor boundaries
  • Obsessive attachments
  • Confusion

Patterns involved

  • Cyclic depression
  • Investing everything in children
  • Issues around sharing
  • Life run by emotions
  • Addicted to the emotions of love
  • Unable to commit to one partner
  • Belief systems involved
  • If I suffer so must others
  • If somebody leaves me I am nothing
  • Without my children I am nothing
  • Depression takes over everything

Solar Plexus Chakra

This chakra is closely related to our emotions and is the seat of personal power. It is linked with spirituality and how we view ourselves. An unbalanced solar plexus chakra can show in low self-esteem and also in being a victim, oversensitive, and bullied by others – the doormat syndrome. It can also manifest as fear of failure and rejection. When unbalanced this chakra can show itself as self-importance, a manipulator or in the form of feelings of inadequacy. It can also manifest as psychic umbilical cord where two people are dependent on each other emotionally and unhealthy and conditional love.

Emotional elements

  • Positive – Negative
  • Responsible reliable – Irresponsible
  • Balanced – Dominating
  • Good self-esteem – Poor self-esteem
  • Self-discipline – Weak willed
  • Confident – Domineering
  • Sense of one’s personal power – Doormat
  • Authority/ Assertiveness – Bullying/ Domineering
  • Warmth – Aloofness
  • Supportive – Needing to rescue others
  • Accepting – Judgmental, Low self-esteem, Uncontrolled anger, Fear of being overlooked

Patterns involved

  • Relating sex to power
  • Manipulating others
  • Judgmental
  • Interfering

Belief systems involved

  • I am wise
  • I need to manipulate
  • My greatest strength is my intellect
  • All my judgments are right
  • Winning is important
  • Strength is better than creativity
  • Revenge is justifiable
  • Strength is better than beauty

Heart Chakra

This chakra is linked to how we perceive love and how we give and receive this love. It is different from romantic love (base chakra) or parent-child love (sacral). However, this love can be carried to Heart chakra to give full expression.

This chakra is about unconditional love. It is the love that is drawn from godly love and given to other people. It is about universal love, forgiveness, compassion and a generous spirit.

When unbalanced it can manifest as not being good to be loved and wanting people to love first without realising the need to give love to attract and receive it.

On the opposite is giving too much to feel loved/martyrdom and loving conditionally. A balanced heart chakra leads to sensitivity to others joyfulness, peace and contentment.

Emotional elements

Positive

  • Compassionate
  • Loving
  • Empathetic
  • Altruistic
  • Independent
  • Unconditional love
  • Group consciousness

Negative

  • Critical
  • Bitter
  • Lack of empathy
  • Possessive
  • Codependent
  • Conditional love
  • Greed

Patterns involved

  • Possessive love
  • Being able to love many
  • Love fades with beauty
  • Issue with vanity
  • Beauty and love is synonymous
  • Unfaithfulness
  • Loving exclusively jealousy
  • Searching for love through other people
  • Not letting others see the real you
  • Looking for that one true love
  • Loving to be loved

Belief systems involved

  • I must possess the ones I love
  • I can only truly love one person
  • As I age I will be less beautiful
  • I am loved for my looks
  • Love equals sexual attraction
  • I am free to express love in many ways
  • I must fight for what I love
  • I am not lovable
  • Love is jealous
  • Jealousy is love
  • If you really knew me you would not love me
  • Love needs to be earned
  • I must continually please the one I love
  • I need constantly to connect with the love
  • I love so I will be loved
  • I love romantic love
  • Love always dies

Throat chakra

Communication is the main aspect of this chakra and the throat chakra is the connection between the heart and the brow. It relates to understanding something with our minds and relating it to our hearts. A balanced chakra will enable you to find the right words to fully communicate your thoughts effectively whilst an unbalanced one will lead to repression of thoughts. There will be an internal battle as you know what you want to say but it does not come out right.

The throat chakra is also related to our use of accumulated knowledge throughout our life. A balanced chakra will mean that we can express this knowledge in a fully ordered and effective way and will enable full expression of this knowledge. The expression of this knowledge will also come through in learning something and being able to use it i.e. studying then activating the knowledge in the chosen field.

An unbalanced chakra may mean that continuous accumulation of knowledge without using it usually is a deep-seated fear that nobody will be interested in anything you have to say.

Also, it can lead to procrastination. The truth is always involved in all the chakras but more so in the throat-singing your song or speaking your truth is vital to keep it balanced.

Emotional elements

Positive

  • Resonant voice
  • Clear communication
  • Listens well
  • Expression of creativity
  • Ability to speak the truth tactfully
  • Honesty

Negative

  • Stuttering
  • Fear of speaking
  • Excessive talking inability to listen
  • Blocked creativity
  • Tactless
  • Dishonesty

Patterns involved

  • Always having to fix things
  • Avoid the truth it’s painful
  • Distancing oneself from difficulties
  • Burying the truth
  • Need to make people feel better
  • Tendency to live in a fantasy world

Belief systems involved

  • I have to make people happy
  • People only love me if I please
  • I can’t face up to my own pain
  • I am always the life and soul of the party
  • I lie rather than hurt someone
  • I collude with people

Brow chakra

Brow chakra is the centre that is necessary with the union of the mind through the illumination of the soul. This is where the truth is perceived and illusions are seen. This is where we view the world around us through intuitive thought. When it is unbalanced it says very much in the left brain and logic and sense prevails. However, if it is unbalanced the other way all is seen is how one feels and logic and reason get clouded by emotions of the day. A balanced brow chakra is vital for heartfelt reasoning in conjunction with another centre that knowing that truth is the most important way of finding peace. It is about seeing oneself and others from a compassionate truthful perception. The heart and the mind work together and the heart guides the mind and there is clear discernment about what to believe and what to trust. Heart and logic work together in perfect harmony and clarity.

Emotional elements

Positive

  • Intuitive/perceptive
  • Imaginative
  • Able to think symbolically
  • Able to visualise
  • Peace
  • Insight
  • Seeing truth about self
  • Concentration good

Negative

  • Delusions cannot see patterns
  • Rigid
  • Reliant only on science and logic
  • Unable to visualise
  • Fear
  • Disjointed thought
  • Deluded
  • Lack of focus

Patterns involved

  • Plans of revenge
  • Choosing directions according to whims
  • Run by the emotions of the day
  • Living according to others truth
  • Unable to forgive
  • Unable to let go
  • Getting information beyond self

Belief systems involved

  • I must protect the weak
  • Forgiveness is weakness
  • Life is hard
  • I act before I think
  • People need my advice
  • I am a good healer
  • I am a good teacher

Crown Chakra

The crown chakra is the most important chakra of all and is concerned with physical as well as emotional functions. Its primary function is to regulate energy flow through the other chakras.

Balancing the crown chakra is vital in working with drug addictions, learning difficulties, autism, Aspergers, depression, sleep disorder and mental disorders. It assists in manifestation and expressions of gifts and abilities such as developed intuition, active intelligence and knowing. When balanced, spirituality, inspiration, devotion, philosophy and divinity are expressed. When unbalanced delusions, mental chaos, morbidly incoherency, vagueness, and scheming are a feature. A balanced crown chakra allows for the experience of peace and at-one-ment whereas an unbalanced one expresses itself as alienation and fear.

Emotional elements

Positive

  • Ability to perceive
  • Aware
  • Wisdom
  • Detachment from guilt and pain
  • Spiritual
  • Grounded
  • Lack of attachments
  • Faith
  • Joyful
  • Altruistic
  • Loves unconditionally

Negative

  • Overly intellectual
  • Religious addiction
  • Confusion
  • Attachment to guilt and pain
  • Spiritual scepticism
  • Apathy delusion
  • Materialism/Egotistic
  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Obsessed with self
  • Conditional love

Patterns involved

  • Cycles of depression
  • Delving in occult
  • Experiencing shadow self
  • Controlled by ego
  • Sweet melancholy

Belief systems to recognise

  • The shadow spoils the light
  • I am depressed
  • I am stuck in the dark
  • I must descend to the depths
  • I have no control over my emotions
  • Life is depressing
  • I cannot see the light
  • I cannot stay in the light
  • I have no choice
  • Ego is stronger than me
  • I need to control and know
  • Others are to blame