Follow Your Intuition

Last week I talked about the Ajna (third eye) Chakra being my favorite because it was the first Chakra I began to work with.  This is important people, this Chakra is crazy important because it works really hard to get your attention and sometimes we ignore it and then we really regret it.

When I purchased my first deck of Oracle cards, I didn’t realize that I would begin to recognize my intuition or gut instincts speaking out to me.  It has become too familiar a feeling for me after all these years to ignore it now.  Your intuition guides you through intense feelings, butterflies in your stomach, the pressure in your head and dreams of course.  Always pay attention to your dreams.  I recommend a dream journal.  If you are open-minded to the idea of using Oracle Cards, they are a wonderful asset to utilize while working with your intuition.

Your intuition has a lot of insight into what’s going on in your life.  It’s called the third eye for a reason.  Let’s say you go by day in and day out, and life is happening all around you, but you are too busy to see outside of your bubble.  Your intuition knows what’s up.  For example, your kid is trying to pull a fast one on you.  Where are you going? What are you doing?  These are questions you ask, am I right?  But something in their answer makes you stop and think.  It’s like your Ajana opens up like the eye of Sauron and you just know… “what?” you ask your child, where are you going? And then it’s like all of a sudden your child is speechless.  Words aren’t articulating with them.  Hmmm…good call Ajna.  Ajna is a great bull shit detector.

When was the last time, you had a feeling and did the opposite of what you knew you were supposed to do?  Did you think to yourself, “Damn, I should have listened to myself.” Or, you did listen to yourself and everything went completely wrong, but really it didn’t and something better happened?  Ajna will sometimes know what’s better for you and works with the universe to conspire to get you where you need to be. Either way, it’s best if you listen to your feelings.

Working with the Ajna also helps you to see what is really going on around you, in you and in the world.  Journal, use Oracle cards and honor your feelings.  These will make your Ajna Chakra very happy.  Guided Intuition is a gift we no longer need to afraid of.  So open your mind,  subscribe to an oracle page, do something outside of your bubble!

Here’s looking at you kid!!

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Elena, The Chakra Faery

The Crown Chakra…Thousand Petal Lotus

Sahasrara or Crown Chakra is the final Chakra on our road to balance.  When we ride through all of our chakras, our destination is finding the spirit within us.  We often look outside of ourselves to find this spirit.  The common ground of our imbalances that I have witnessed for myself, is that we create them.  We are the monster under the bed, we are our own personal de-mentors sucking the joy, the positivity and the faith out of our system of balance.

With each Chakra you can find a connection to your crown chakra.  With your root chakra, you stay grounded here on the earthly plain, while still finding spiritual connections without getting lost in the clouds.  The Sacral Chakra allows you to take your sexuality and emotions to a spiritual level, without the dogma of the guilt that is brought upon us in mainstream religions.  The power of positivity that comes from the Solar Plexus, gives you the joy and confidence that a strong spiritual practice can bring into your life, the heart chakra is by far, the love and compassion that pours through you for yourself and others.  This leads to the door of your Crown Chakra.  The Throat Chakra allows you to speak your inner truth, the truth that is you and your authentic self, what you share to the world and your Ajna, the eye that allows you to see and recognize that the divine spirit is within you.

It is this combination that opens your crown chakra.  The violet energy of the crown flows through you and reflects the ancient knowledge that all of us hold inside.  Believing in yourself above all that you have been taught is a step closer to your own divinity.

Have you ever noticed that when you doubt yourself, you throw yourself down the spiral staircase of who you are?  I sometimes doubt my journey…and then I stop writing or I stop healing, because how can I be these things?  I haven’t been to college to be a writer or worked with an ancient shaman.  Yet, when I write, people enjoy my writing and when I work on clients they feel more open and are grateful for my help.  We have to inspire ourselves so we may inspire others to open themselves to their spirit.

There are so many spiritual truths in regards to the chakras, but I enjoy writing about my journey to these truths.  I had a hard time getting to this blog because I kept trying to define myself spiritually, but I realized I don’t need to.  You can find the fundamentals of the Chakras in many books, but how these fundamentals work for you are different from how they work for me.  We all have stories to share, and I choose to share mine here with you and inspire you to open up your chakras.  What are your stories?  You will find mine here and I hope they inspire you.

Namaste,

 

Elena, The Chakra Faery

Ajna the Third Eye Chakra

Ajna, which means between the eye brows is also the home of your 3rd eye Chakra.  As we get higher up the Chakra ladder we begin to become open more to the spiritual and mystical side of the Chakras.  However, the Ajna is your portal to your reality, the truth and what lies just beyond what we can actually see.

In each of these Chakra blogs I wanted to say, “oh! this is one of my favorite Chakras, or this one…”, but I can honestly say it is this one.  The reason for this  is because when I started my journey into metaphysics, I bought my first deck of oracle cards.  In reality, it was the first Chakra I began to recognize and begin to open.  It’s a curious thing your Ajna, which I prefer the Sanskrit name over the western name of our sixth chakra; for the reason it helps you to see and trust your intuition as well as open your eyes to the seen and unseen world around you.  We have been brought up to block this gift of our Chakra because it is considered baaaadddd…  but is it bad when you trust your gut feelings? Is it bad when the person you were just thinking about walks into the door?  Is it really bad when you think of a song and it comes on?  I say Noooooooo!  I say embrace your intuition and your vibes and open that eye!

There are also other dynamics of the Ajna Chakra.  And that includes how we see ourselves.  How we look at ourselves using our 3rd eye.  Just like the throat chakra, what we see we create.  This is why the Ajna is connected with law of attraction and visualization.  How do you see yourself now or in the future?  I see myself walking down the red carpet at the Oscars, I have been nominated for best original screenplay and my dress is green and I look healthy, vibrant and I’m radiating happiness.

I have witnessed this scene play out in my head a million times.  I’ve talked to Gerrard Butler. I haven’t visualized an actual win, but that’s not what is important.  It’s that I got there. This is possible.  This is the power of your 3rd eye.  Visualization and speaking about what you want and actually seeing it play out like a movie in your head, this is power! Positive dream come true power!

Your Ajna Chakra allows you during meditation to look inside yourself and reflect.  Your reflections mirror the person you are or who you want to be, whats going on in your life and the people you surround yourself with.  When your Ajna is blocked you have trouble seeing what’s going on around you and you have no real concept of reality.  You’re definitely not seeing the whole picture.

To begin working with the Ajna, tools like Oracle cards are great because they help you tap into that intuition.  Meditation is also a fundamental tool in working with the Ajna.  Even now, take a few deep breaths…in and out…nice and slow….repeat this 3 x’s.  Picture an Indigo haze of blue energy surrounding you.  Visualize this energy moving up your body and resting at the area of your 3rd eye.  Let’s take a few more of those breaths.  There is a ring of Indigo energy circling your head just around your Ajna chakra.  With your eyes closed, allow only the 3rd eye to open.  See the eye at the center of your brow opening and scanning what it is you truly need to see?  What is the truth in your reality?

I’ve come to realize that these are not so much lessons on the Chakras, but information and antidotes.  I realized that I love to write and tell stories and give actual visualizations on how your chakras work in real life.

Dream Big My Faery Friends!!

In Love & Light

Elena, The Chakra Faery

 

 

Vishuddha or Throat Chakra

“Your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word can destroy everything around you.  Impeccability of the word only creates beauty, love and heaven on earth.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

I am a great fan of Don Miguel.  He is one of the first self-help writers I ever read.  I think I read ‘The Four Agreements’ in like 2 days.  This is a book that I think should be taught to kids there freshman year, Jr. High School even.  The reason I bring up this book in regards to the Throat Chakra, is because our words are like magic.  And, one of ‘The Four Agreements’, is to be Impeccable with Your Word.  To be impeccable with Your Word is to speak your truth and with integrity.

If we are not speaking our truth, or if we are not living up to our integrity this will create blocks in our life.  Our Throat Chakra manifests our words and our beliefs that we tell ourselves.

CZ6XjclWEAApE0qThis is one of my favorite memes..our words are like spells, we can create our atmosphere.  We can make it ugly and unpleasant or we can make it beautiful…just like the quote above.  We create our energy.  Why on earth do we continue to sabotage our reality.  For example, I am my own worst critic.  I will look in the mirror and just be like “ugh!”  Thoughts rolling through my head about my body or this or that.  I can be really mean to myself sometimes, but then I realize, if I keep saying these things to myself, they become my reality.  Things won’t change until we change our communications with self and others.

Think before you talk and throw energy out into the world.  The Throat Chakra can create a lot of pain and a lot of happiness.  I used to be a waitress.  Almost all my life and people can be very unpleasant when they are hungry.  One evening I was waiting on a woman, she was very abrupt and was starting to cast her nasty on me.  I was perturbed, but I decided, to change the energy, I noticed she had taken off her jacket and she was wearing a red blouse, well this brought out her red lipstick (which I love red lipstick).  Anyhow, I looked at her and said, “Red is definitely your color.” I smiled and sat down her drink.  She gave me the biggest smile and poof! Like magic, she was a happy customer.

Words have power.  Vishuddha, the Sanskrit pronunciation of the Throat Chakra is about communication, creativity and self-expression.  It is associated with the color blue/turquoise.  If you are having issues with your throat chakra, I would suggest a turquoise pendant close to the throat/neck area.  Also, always be honest with your feelings.  If you keep things inside you, you are not being impeccable to your self and to those around you.

Humans are creative people and we always have to be creating and expressing ourselves to feel balanced.  If you are feeling blocked, you are probably not expressing yourself…let it flow! Set your words free in a healthy manner. If you are unbalanced, you probably talk to much and you just need to think before you talk.

Keep it honest people, with yourself and with others.  Transmit a higher vibration in the world.  I have a friend and she is always telling her son to be kind…so be kind!  Sprinkle that kindness around like glitter!!

Have a beautiful day, and sorry for the delayed post, this week is busy and fun!!

Peace & Love,

Elena The Chakra Faery

Anahata (Heart) Chakra

 

The funny thing about hearts,  this is an organ that keeps us alive.  The heart is also a symbol of love,  love is also something we need to survive.  Love in all its forms; self-love, unconditional love, and true love.  Love makes the world go ’round.  I love when I hug my kids.  When I pull them in, and we are chest to chest and I can feel their little love energy.  I would have to say this is one of the greatest treasures that can help open a blocked heart chakra.  A hug from a child or a pet or someone you love that words can’t express, because they will be there for you and you for them.  The Heart Chakra is all about the giving and receiving of love without conditions.

Beautiful green and pink hues reflect the energy of our Heart Chakra and of course it’s located at the chest and heart area.  When we reflect love and compassion towards other people we are opening our Chakra to the fullest.  We care for people and we feel love for all around us.  I personally love loving the Anahata Chakra, even saying it makes my skin tingle with joy.  Having love in your life is beyond amazing and the effects of pure love is truly inspiring.

Unfortunately not everyday can be a rainbow of love, we have our bad days, our dark times, when we feel all the love around us diminishing.  I can’t implore to you enough, having self-love is all the love you need to start with.  It’s like the starter pack for opening your heart chakra.  When you love yourself,  when you feel deeply for yourself as well as anyone else, you will have an open heart chakra, and it will attract more love to you.  Like attracts like.  If not, if you choose to continue on a downward spiral, or allow the heartache take you down, you will create that dis-ease I’m always talking about.

I’ve seen a lot of people who have been hurt all their life and have developed cancers and congestions in the area of their heart.  When you get down to the root of the problem, you find stories of heartache.  I know that we can’t turn off our feelings, but we can recognize and move forward from a heartache and it’s as simple as loving yourself enough to know the boundaries of what’s in your heart and what you are willing to do to keep it open and healthy.

In closing, today My husband and I are celebrating our anniversary and it’s Beltane and I’m completely filled to the brim with love!  So I send this loving energy to all of you!  As the sun lights up our life in the days to come I hope you enjoy each day of it!

In Love & Light,

Elena, The Chakra Faery

Solar Plexus! The Power House

The Solar Plexus Chakra…this Chakra has to be one of my favorite to work with.  This is the Chakra where we carry our power center.  This Chakra lights us up like the sun lights up the sky.  So when we are full of joy, vibrating with positive energy or full of self-confidence, you are basking in the glow of your Solar Plexus.  This usually equates to great and positive success in your life.

In Sanskrit  the name for Solar Plexus is the Manipura Chakra,  which translates to Lustrous Gem.  It is located at the naval and the base of the sternum.  It serves the digestive area, solar plexus (hence the name) nerve plexus.  The Solar Plexus is represented by the color yellow and symbolized by the 10 petal lotus.

To me this is the happy chakra, when we are at our best…it’s in our stomach that we feel joy.  We have butterflies tingling with excitement, and when we are nervous or stressed we feel that in our stomach as well.  However, when we are not feeling good about ourselves or when we begin filling ourselves with self-doubt, then we begin to diminish that glow.  We let go of our aspirations, we tend to give up on our dreams.

One of my favorite meditations I would work on with a client for the Manipura Chakra, is to bring in a visualization of the Sun Flower.  I would ask them to take their deep breaths and begin to visualize that they were walking through a field of Sunflowers on a bright sunny day.  I asked them to pay attention to how they felt, the freedom, the solitude and to pay extra attention to the energy they felt in the area of their Solar Plexus.  If they could let go of their stress or worries in that field, they could do it anywhere.  They just had to close their eyes.

When we block our Solar Plexus, we tend to block our digestive system as well.   We have issues with our weight and definitely with our self-esteem.  I’ve recently been reading a book that I suggest for anyone with Solar Plexus issues, read ‘You Are A Bad Ass! How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life’ by Jen Sincero.   We often tend to self sabotage ourselves.  We are amazing creatures, and we can do great things, but we have to remind ourselves of that.  How many of you had the greatest idea only to begin to tell yourself,  that if you do that, people will laugh at you or judge you.  I guess, what I’m trying to say is to just  believe in yourself and what you are dreaming, and have the confidence to achieve it.  When you embrace that self-confidence, you are accepting who you are and you can live in your greatness.

It’s not always easy feeling balanced, we are human.  When you do have that feeling of confidence and joy, hold on to it and savor it, until it’s all you know.

Many Blessings My Faery Friends!

Elena, The Chakra Faery

 

Sacral Chakra ~ Svadhisthana

“Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.” ~ Frida Kahlo

I’ve mentioned before that I used to feel taboo when it came to the Sacral Chakra.  It was shrouded by sexuality and sensuality…things that made me so uncomfortable.  When I left California, I feel that I finally created security and stability in my Root Chakra.  Which is great, we’ve had a rough relationship. I felt that, it was okay for me to be open to healing the 2nd Chakra my Sacral.

I say that the Sacral Chakra or the Svadhisthana (sweetness) Chakra in Sanskrit, is mysterious for the reason she is shrouded in feminine energy.  She is the Yin to the Root Chakras Yang.  She is passion, sensuality, emotions and sexuality.  She is pleasure, she is our desire and our creative expression and I just can’t help but refer to her as a she because she is the divine feminine essence that radiates from any woman with a strong balanced Sacral Chakra.

The development  of our Sacral Chakra begins when we reach the ages of 7-14.  Like the Root Chakra, at ages 1-7  our life at these stages greatly affect our chakras.  During the Sacral Chakra stages of our lives, we are beginning to develop our personality and creativity.  We identify with who we are and who we want to be.

When I was in the 3rd grade, I already knew that I wanted to be a writer.  I was creating stories and making pictures books.  I even wrote a story in the 4th grade that my teacher took away and never gave back.  At the time I was writing stories, I also became a victim of being sexually molested by my babysitters son.  I was developing the promise of a future writer, but I also began my insecurity of what had happened to me.  These insecurities from an abused sacral chakra at a young age would deter my ability to set boundaries as an adult, would make me feel ashamed and hinder me from creating.  When I did create, I felt unworthy to continue, I needed to learn more and I became passive.  When I attract men that were emotionally abusive, even as a teenager.  I would be told  I was a dreamer and my head was in the clouds and I would believe them.  I put up with a lot of “stuff” from men.  Because as a victim, I felt I didn’t deserve better, because how could anyone really love someone who allowed themselves to touched in such away.

It took a lot of self-healing and a foundation in my Root Chakra that would allow me to really write again.  To finally let go of the feelings I had towards that experience.  I had to grow from the pain and allow myself to finally blossom.  I was able to not be as passive to the male energy, but utilize a healthy male energy within myself to set important boundaries.  I learned what was good and what wasn’t in my life.  I began to re-emerge myself as a writer and a healer.  I could suddenly feel the pulsating waters of my life flow freely opening up my imagination and re-assuring myself that now was the time.

The Sacral chakra is ruled by water and the moon.  Therefore it is the ebb & flow of our life and our emotions.  This is probably relevant to why some people connect sexuality with love.  When you choose a partner to have sexual activity with you are connecting with someone in the most intimate way possible, you are intertwining your souls, when it’s in a loving situation, you are creating a higher vibration.  A positive sexual drive creates an outlet of positive energy.  Just as creating and doing things that you feel passionate about creates the same outlet.

Passion, creativity and desire are all products of your Sacral Chakra.  A person with a healthy sacral chakra will tend to be highly creative and find fulfilment in their projects and their healthy desires.  An overstimulated Sacral Chakra, can result in unhealthy boundaries and addictions.  A blocked Sacral Chakra can create dis-ease in our kidneys and bladder, womb, ovaries or prostate.

The Sacral Chakra is symbolized by the color orange and is represented in the 6 petal lotus.  It is located in the area of our naval and genitals.  It is connected to our body by the testes, ovaries, digestive organs, kidneys, urinary tract, circulatory system, womb, ovaries and prostate.

Creating is always a process to self-healing, but finding healing outside yourself is also a good idea in most cases.  Getting to the bottom of what is creating imbalances in your Sacral Chakra will help you to find your inner flow and feel the energy to create and do things you are passionate about.

My hope is that sharing my story can help anyone relate to some concerns in their life that are created by issues with this fascinating Chakra.  With out the Sacral Chakra what would be point of existence.  We are a race of pleasure and touch, passion and excitement.  These are things that we utilize everyday.  It’s up to you to decide what you want to create in your life and make the necessary changes.  There is never a need to stay in a place that doesn’t resonate with your inner soul.

In love & Light,

Elena, The Chakra Faery

 

Root Chakra ~ The Basics

Studying the Chakras can be simple and can be technical.  There is so much to learn and understand.  Sometimes I’ll pick up a book by a guru on the subject and get lost in the technical terms.  When this happens, I have to re-read it a few times, out loud to myself, or as a bedtime story for the kids.  I’ve done it before…it bored them, they went to sleep.

Today we are going to learn about the Root Chakra.  The Chakra that houses the great Kundalini ( ooooh! we’ll get to that some other time).  The foundation of our life begins at the Root Chakra.  Literally…the foundation of our lives begins at the Root Chakra and I’m not trying to be mysterious, but we’ll get to the foundation in a moment.  The most common knowledge of the Chakras come from the Hindu culture and that’s what we’ll be learning today.  I’m not trying to be confusing, I would just love to give you the most accurate information to my knowledge, by doing this, it opens a whole new world of healing into your mind if you are not familiar with the chakras. Hence the name the basics.

The Root Chakra, known in Sanskrit as The Muladhara Chakra is the foundational stepping stone of our Super 7 Chakra system.  I call it Super 7, because they are the main Chakras and I guess that would make them super!  When we sit in meditation pose, we are connecting our Root Chakra to the earth directly, for the reason the root chakra is located at the base of the spine and in between our genitals.  I think it would be cool, if you sat in meditation pose, tilted your pelvis upwards, close your eyes and in the area of  where your pelvis is tilted upward, imagine a  swirling vortex. This is just at the tip of your coccyx bone…this is the home of your Root/Muladhara Chakra.

The main purpose of our Root Chakra is our sense of security.  This is described as the flight or fight mechanism inside our body. When we live in spaces of fear or insecurity you may notice that you curl up like a ball and hide from the world or be on the defensive.  These are common signs of a blocked root chakra.

I like to describe a root chakra like this:   Picture a house like the ones in Hawaii on the stilts.  Those are the foundation of the house.  Now let’s say that the stilts on this house are  not up to par.  They have termites, warped due to weather or simply not strong enough, do you think that house is going to stay secure or do you think it’s going to fall down?  If the owners of the house had taken care of them properly and checked them regularly would they be worried?

The answer is most likely not, if they reinforce these stilts and take care of them with regular maintenance, these stilts are going to be balanced and able to support and secure the home.  A balanced Root Chakra is the chakra that balances our feelings of security and balance our inner home base. They make us feel safe.  What do you think is regular maintenance to have a positive reinforced base?  Now remember, the Root Chakra is a survival chakra, what do you need to survive?  Shelter, food and clothing, am I right?

Here is a personal example of a messed up Root Chakra…tell me what is my chakra doing, how am I handling this situation?  There was a time in my life where I lost everything. I lost my husband (temporarily), my home and my sense of direction.  I didn’t know what to do and everyday I was falling into a deeper state of depression.  My whole sense of security was shaken.  It was summer in California and the social worker had told me she would give me hotel vouchers, my mother in law was willing to help us out, but my mind was thinking of nothing but finding a safe place away from all the drama for my children.

Long story short, I took off to Montana to follow my dreams as a healer.  I had a friend who fed me pipe dreams of how we would have a business next to our house and everything was going to just be great.  It wasn’t, but it was.

Leaving California, it changed my life.  I learned how to become independent.  I cried a lot. I ended up in a homeless shelter for women.  After a week and a half, I was moving into a home and after 3 weeks, I had a job.  I had no drama, I was setting a new foundation and ever since then I’ve had a more balanced Chakra.  Somehow, the kids dad came out to visit and things just worked out better for us also,  So, what did I do with my imbalanced chakra?  I set off my survival mechanism,  I couldn’t stay where I was, it was bringing me down and I took flight.

Getting back to the basics, things could have ended up worse.  Our Root Chakra is connected to our bones, coccyx, the whole skeletal system, lower back and lower body. When we are imbalanced, we are open to creating dis-ease in these areas of our body, for example let’s say you suddenly are having lower back issues,  I can almost guarantee you that when your lower body starts aching, you are having some kind of insecurity, causing your root chakra to call out and let you know…”hey! it’s time to do something!” It doesn’t mean that you jump in your car and bounce out of the world, but you do something that can help balance you.

The Root Chakra is an Earth based chakra.  Each Chakra is related to the elements btw.  Some of things that can help you balance your root chakra is nature related.  When life seems to be going out of control, it’s a good idea to take some time out in nature.  If you can’t get out into nature visualize nature.  Picture yourself sitting on a stump in the middle of the forest,  take a few deep breaths.  With both feet on the ground, root yourself into the earth.  You can do this for real also.  I love to walk barefoot in the grass, this always makes me feel good.

Other than job security and a roof over your head, other ways to have a balanced Root Chakra, is Yoga.  Yoga is actually an optimal form of bringing balance and you can find books on Chakra Yoga, where they detail which yoga positions are best for each chakra. I really enjoy the book by Anodea Judith titled Chakra Yoga.  I also like the video by Sean Corn and she discusses the chakras separately as well as leading you in a dynamic chakra flow session.

There are three things that can be going on with our Chakras, a blockage, balance, or an over active chakra.  An over active chakra is a chakra that is spinning out of control.  You are so wrapped up in creating security, you work day and night, you take no time for yourself to root.  You work, and work and work, until you are drained.  You are still causing yourself dis-ease.  There is a healthy moderation in everything.   To help calm your over active chakra, an epsom salt bath, crystals such as uncut gemstones or emeralds are a wonderful tool for calming your root chakra and of course quietly meditating and bringing yourself back into a relaxed state.  Focus on the things that you find important to you, but not at the cost of your sanity.

We are living in a time that we all may feel a little shaken, and I suggest asking for help if you need it.  Don’t take the weight of the world on your shoulders.  Life is to short, focus on the necessities and let everything come as it may.

Do you remember when I said I’d get back to the Root Chakra literally being the foundation of our lives?  Our Super 7 chakra system, develops in different stages of our lives.  A root chakras, begins to develop when we are age 1-7.  If the first 7 years of your life were traumatized, this is setting up your foundation for life.  Many of us who have had troubling childhoods, tend to need a lot of healing.  Reflect back to as far as you can remember about your child.  Can these memories answer some possible imbalances or balances for you.  Were you even aware that this was possible?

Lastly, some Root Chakra Facts

  • Location, the base of the spine
  • Color:  Red
  • Element: Earth
  • Balanced:  Grounded, a feeling of not being blocked or stagnant
  • Unbalanced:  Inertia, Self-destructive, dis-ease in the lower body
  • Herbal Scents:  Patchouli, Cedarwood & Myrhh
  • Crystals:  Emerald, Carnelian, Bloodstone, Jasper & Tourmaline

I do hope you enjoyed this and please if you have any questions, please drop me a line.

In Love & Light,

Elena, The Chakra Faery

Basic Intro to the Chakras Pt. 1

In 2005 I had a dream that I was going to learn about the Chakras from a man in India, the next day I discovered a book by Deepak Chopra.  I thought it was a sign.  I had studied the Chakras with another teacher who is fantastic and I learned a lot of tools to help with my healing modalities.  In 2011, I met my Reiki teacher from India.  It wasn’t Deepak, but I learned how to balance the Chakras, use Crystals and do past life healing. Now I feel ready to move forward as a Reiki Master Teacher and teach.

Let’s start with the basics.  Chakras, they are the fascinating vortexes that reside inside of  you, that help a Reiki Master like me, diagnose what’s going on in your body. There are 7 major Chakras and thousands of small Chakras through out our bodies, and there are other minor chakras that we can get into once we have more understanding of the Super 7.

When you see the classic pictures of Chakras they are symbolized by  circles or a lotus like symbol, but a Chakra in our body actually works as a vorteChakra Imagex. It’s a funneled energy that runs along our spleen and works with our endocrine system.  Although they can not be seen with the naked eye they are there etherally.

In Sanskrit, Chakra means spinning wheel.  The Chakras work as vital energy centers that spin and funnel their energy through out our bodies. When the energy of one of these funnels is blocked we become stagnant or have a dis-ease in that area of the body which ultimately can become a disease that affects us and causes illnes.  Each Chakra is associated with its own color.  The colors of the chakras carry their own healing  vibrations as well.  These colors can assist in keeping and maintaing our Chakras.

Join me for the next 7 days to learn more about your vital energy centers starting with our Root Chakra.  See you tomorrow and please post or comment any questions that you may have.

Brightest Blessings,

Elena, the Chakra Faery

I’m Just Your Mom, And I love you!

I remember once when I was teaching a Pilates Class and my older girls were sitting in the reception area and they were listening to me teach this class.  In my classes I talked calmly about breathing it in and letting it go.  I did Chakra meditations at the end of each class and hoped that my clients left feeling stretched, calmed and balanced.  After the class my oldest daughter told me that, when I was talking it didn’t even sound like me.

I was so calm.   I was so doing and talking how I always do when teaching a class or doing a healing session.  I realized that I have many sides, I have different personalities.  Well here is a technique I still have yet to answer and please comment below if you have any suggestions.  How do you balance your parenting self and your spiritual self.  I suppose this blog is in response to my own inquiry and writing about it, may will help me figure it out since I had an outburst of frustration towards my fifteen year old daughter the other day.

My spiritual self would like to see me calm and collected with a clean house, healthy organic snacks at the table always,  and happy harmony when the children run in the door from school.  I have 3 children in elementary school, a teenage daughter in high school that is home schooled and a college student who lives with her dad in California.  I feel like a tornado runs through my house every day around 4pm, they are hungry and fighting and they throw their jackets and backpacks all over the floor.  I picture it like being Joy from Inside Out…and then BOOM anger just explodes after telling them multiple times to pick up their stuff.  Well there goes that balanced feeling I had after meditation today.  I feel like crap after my son says, “Why are mad Mommy?”  I’m automatically the bad guy.  I try breathing, I try talking and when I do these things they look at me like I’m bothering them.

Now back to my frustration with my fifteen year old daughter, who I feel is very wise for her age.  I was very angry for her not checking in, because I worry about my children when they are not home.  She’s always either working, or bike riding or hanging out with her friends.  Her friends are normal teenagers and do normal teenage things which isn’t always the greatest things in my mind.  I expressed how I don’t see her, she’s always busy, because one of the most admirable things about this girl is she is a go getter.  She makes things happen and she reminds me a lot of myself, but super ambitious for a girl her age.  Well, I’m pretty upset with her and she looks at me and says “Mom, it’s hard to balance being a friend and being a parent.”

Then it hit me, so is this the answer I’m looking for?  I’m not your friend, I’ve heard this before, I’m your parent.  I’m a spiritual warrior, and I wish to the universe that I could have been on more of a spiritual path when my kids were brought into this world and no matter what mistakes I’ve made, I have always loved them unconditionally, but I’m your parent and not your friend and my frustration comes from trying to appease them constantly, even when it’s difficult, which makes me feel like a terrible mother.

The most favorite thing I hear from my older children is ‘why are you making this all about you?’  Well, honestly I’m not making it about me, it’s all about you and how guilty I feel for not being the mom I feel you deserve, because I made mistakes and I want the best for all my children.  Spiritually, emotionally, and even financially I let you down and I let guilt bring me down to that level, where I couldn’t function.

Which brings me to this conclusion, finding balance is about forgiveness and doing my best until my best is good enough.  If I can’t forgive myself, I can’t move forward, I will stay stuck. Forgiving myself isn’t only about me, but for my kids.  So, sorry kids…I can’t be your friend anymore, I can only be your mother that loves you with all her heart and right now that will have to do!!  For now your snacks will be as organic as I can get them and the house will be as clean as time allows, but I will love you with every breath in my soul and I will be there for you the best way I can.

I’m sure I’m not alone, and if any moms read this and can relate, know that you are not alone.  We are who we are and we learn from our mistakes and being in a place of balance and a place of inner peace is accepting who were are now and rolling with it.

In Love & Light,

Elena, The Chakra Faery