In my first article for The Valley Ledger, I briefly described Reiki and how this universal energy works to break up "baggage" that we tend to carry around in our chakras. (As you may recall, chakra means "wheel" in Sanskrit, and these spinning wheels are what give and take energy all day long). Knowing a bit more about chakras may empower you to release any negativity you may be holding, or at least become aware of your strengths and weaknesses:
Crown (top of head): This is our connection to Spirit, or God if you prefer (or not! No judgment). Blockages include feeling disconnected, like our body, mind and spirit are on different playing fields.
Brow or Third Eye: This is our intuition, and yes, everyone has it! It's whether we use it or not that is key. Tapping into our intuition helps us make solid decisions in our best interest...which leads to peace!
Throat: All communication. Blockages include the inability to speak up for ourselves or being easily hurt by others' words.
Heart: Love! and unfortunately, the absence of love- fear. We want love to be the driving force in our heart chakra, but our ego often makes fear a priority. Wouldn't it feel wonderful to live fearlessly?
Solar Plexus (gut): Source of our self-confidence and trust in ourselves. When we get "punched in the gut" it is a blow to our self-worth. This one takes a big hit in women, especially, and can lead to that "stomach in knots" feeling.
Sacral (abdomen): Family, career and creativity. There's a lot going on in this chakra and it's important to express your creativity! We often forget about that part of ourselves because we don't make the time.
Base or root (pelvic area): This is our birth/survival. Flight or fight. This is where we need to ground....and abundance lives here, too. You can see the implications of imbalance here!
As you read this list, notice your strengths and weaknesses, and know that my Intuitive Reiki work can educate you on balancing and realigning your chakras. I can also provide tips and tools to use at home, including essential oils.
Isn't it time to become your very best YOU?
Valley Ledger article: http://www.thevalleyledger.com/?p=11310
YouTube video explaining my work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg7eT7mUeGc
Today, February 8th, is the New Moon. We have one of these every moon cycle, so it's not making headlines. But tonight's new moon is in Aquarius, the perfect opportunity for manifesting all things new and wonderful! The new moon represents fresh starts. Let the old, unnecessary baggage fall away and open the door for the new to arrive!
Just in case you aren't familiar with the Law of Attraction (or if you are, it always helps to have a refresher!), we really are in control of our reality. Now this doesn't mean that everything will always go our way, or that we won't have "negativity" or challenges thrown our way. What it means is that we can shift the way we view these circumstances. Sort of the "make lemonade out of lemons" theory.
The caveat is that the attraction rests with our feelings, not our thoughts. The highest vibrating feeling is LOVE. Did you see the "Believe in Love" audience during halftime last night? Even the Super Bowl gets it! We are all on the exact same journey, to love and be loved. To express our highest selves and be accepted for who we are.
God doesn't make mistakes.
So harness the New Moon energy today and tonight. Stay grounded in your belief in love: love for family and friends, love of purpose in life (knowing that it all hinges on love, even if you aren't sure exactly what it is), and above all, love for yourself. Yes, love yourself first and foremost! It's only selfish when you love yourself at the expense of someone else. If you love yourself as much, or more, as you love everything else, it is not selfish!
Thank the universe for all that you have and love...this repeated gratitude will act like a magnet and bring you more situations that result in love...and that's what makes the world go 'round!
Live in love!
Archangel blessings today from Raguel.
If you'd like to read more about our connections to Spirit and each other, check out my book, "The Night Yoda Phoned" on balboapress.com.
Carrie, with a lot of Spiritual guidance!