I find the chakras a really useful tool when feeling divided or uncertain.
If you are not familiar with the Chakra system, here is a brief introduction. There are seven areas of energy each located in different parts of the body. Each one has a different colour and is concerned with particular aspects of our lives.
The Root Chakra: home finances and health
The Sacral Chakra: emotions
The Solar Chakra: will and courage
The Heart Chakra: love and connections
The Throat Chakra: truth and creativity
The Brow Chakra: intuition
The Crown Chakra: higher power
There is so much to learn about them and if you’re interested in developing your knowledge I highly recommend Anodea Judith’s book ‘ Eastern Body, Western Mind’
By focusing on the principles of each chakra individually I can get a greater sense of the whole. It’s like calling a house meeting of seven very different house mates. They don’t always agree!
For example, we just had a huge life change when we moved from England to France. Like any big change it was a massive upheaval with so many unknown factors.
Consulting my chakras helped provide an anchor in this stormy sea.
Here’s what they had to say:
Root chakra: this is triggering fear, an unknown land and uncertainty about money.
Sacral chakra: I can hold excitement and possibly at the same time as anxiety.
Solar chakra: come on, let’s do this. You have pulled off many daring adventures before, you can do it again.
Heart chakra: gently with yourself darling, find ways of coming back to me.
Throat chakra: stay true, trust yourself and listen out for your authentic voice.
Brow chakra: your imagination will not let you down.
Crown chakra: be grateful for this amazing opportunity.
Next time you are in a muddle, try it. You can even get them to vote on a decision and see who wins the majority!
I’ve created a chakra series which is available in many formats from prints, cushions and clothing. It’s available here at red bubble.
Maybe invest in the chakra you or a friend most need now. Or of course get all seven!