Chakras

Roots

“Your biography is your biology.” ~Carolyn Myss

What’s so cool about all this scientific analysis on age old modalities is that an Eastern practitioner would probably smile and respond to Western proof with something like, “Yes, I know.  Nameste.”

Chakras are energy centers (invisible to many) throughout the body that correspond to significant intersections of nerves.  Chakras are believed to store information (like a computer chip) about you and are related to sickness and health.

A great pioneer in the field of energy medicine is Carolyn Myss.  She is a medical intuitive who, throughout her 30+ years of practice, has seen patterns of sickness in chakras and so have I.  She, along with others in our field, have made it easy to see how our emotional health is related to our energetic and physical health.

When I first began studying Carolyn Myss’ work I was very skeptical.  I really wanted to know how our emotions not only effected our energy---but how it translated into our body possibly creating illness.

So I began at the beginning--well actually the base! The base chakra, also known as the first chakra, is located just below the pelvis and is usually symbolized in red.  Mystics and energy practitioners generally agree that the strength of this chakra is directly related to your perceived safety and security when you were growing up.  It is also directly related to how you feel you fit into your community.  Community can mean your family, your tribe, your country, or your neighborhood.  Since this is the base chakra, it is believed to be fueled by the Earth’s energy (because it’s closest to the Earth!)--imagine the roots to a family tree.

For those who’s base chakra is unstable, lacking in energy or unbalanced, they generally experience autoimmune deficiencies (a white blood cell malady) such as allergies, arthritis, eczema and Type 1 diabetes.  They also experience blood disorders such as blood clots and hemophilia.  These symptoms often create inflammation in the body because blood feeds the joints, muscles, organs, tissues, and cells.

These disorders are the result of perceived threats on the body from the environment---not actual threats to survival.  In fact, the definition of an autoimmune disorder is a condition in which the immune system reacts inappropriately to the body's own tissues and attacks them, causing damage and/or interfering with normal functioning.

So what is making our bodies react inappropriately?

Our fight or flight response!  Remember how our bodies are hard wired to get down and dirty or get outta there?  This response places stress on our bodies by making our heart race from adrenaline and releasing excess cortisol, slowing digestion, sending blood flow away from the core and lowering our immune system!  No wonder why the health of our base chakra is related to safety and security!  When we don’t feel safe, we feel the need to fight or get the heck out of there.

Interestingly, in Chinese medicine the fight or flight response is held in the Triple Burner meridian---which is fueled by---get this---prenatal and postnatal energy!  It also begins in the kidney meridian---and the kidneys contain the adrenal glands and they secrete cortisol!  Cortisol is essential to helping our bodies cope with stress and to fight infection-- balance is crucial to health!

Isn’t it totally amazing that these energy concepts are so similar yet created by different cultures!!!

So you may be wondering what is turning on the fight or flight response?

It turns out---mental stress!  What is stress?  Wayne Dyer posed these questions which really got me thinking.  Can you go out and buy stress?  Can you touch it?  No!  It is a pattern of negative thought.  It is worry--- better known as wasted creative energy.  Basically, it is all thought and no action.  That energy has got to go some where!

There you have it folks!  We have come full circle.  Emotions effect the body through the release of chemicals.  Constantly bombarding the body with these chemicals becauseof negative thoughts (energy) about something that happened 30 years ago (for example), can over time create illness.  This compounding of stress (thoughts --> chemicals) creates catastrophic complications for the body.

Cell biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton said it best,  “We are currently taught that genes control life.  However, we will come to realize that our learned perceptions of life control our biology...With this knowledge we can knowingly control our life experiences.”

So what can we do to stop this vicious cycle effecting our base chakra and the foundation of our health?

Any activity that decreases stress is a great idea.  Changing thought patterns---possibly carrying a graditude rock, living in a state of appreciation, and forgiving.  As always, meditation also helps because it lowers blood pressure, decreases cortisol levels, and lowers cholesterol.  Grounding (connecting to the Earth with bare feet) has also been shown to be especially effective in bringing down inflammation in the body and so has energy healing.

My Heart Will Go On

"Far across the distance, And spaces between us, You have come to show you go on..."  -Celine Dion

I’m quiet baffled by the number of people who are coming to me reporting that the doctors are “mystified” and “can’t figure out” what’s going on in a particular body.  These cases seem to make sense to me even before I start listening to their energetic system.

Hearing a few symptoms, recalling different energy modalities and tuning into the energetic body creates an obvious map to wellness (at least better-ness).  Even my massage book talks about the benefits of energy work --giving substantial credit to Reflexology, Acupuncture, Chakras, Meridians, and their energetic emotional components in creating wellness.  I wish doctors were given just a little more instruction about  the general mapping and linking of emotions and physical symptoms-- we might find a more well-rounded approach to wellness. We all have different experiences, which makes us unique! How could one scope of medicine treat all of us the same?  It can’t.

I keep seeing a pattern of doctors saying “Well, take this medicine, maybe it’ll work.”  Come on docs! Stop over prescribing! Masking a symptom is not treating the cause!  Get to the root of the illness--especially considering there are over 100,000 deaths a year due to people taking prescriptions as suggested by their doctors.

I may seem like I’m ranting, but I am mystified. I can’t comprehend how doctors need to spend so much time in medical school without studying the energetic component of the body. Some doctors and skeptics don’t believe in energy work because it hasn’t been proven by Western medical research--but the truth is, it is being researched, and we are getting closer to a marriage of the two.  Skeptics also say, they can’t see how it works. I’d like to say, do you have any clue how text messages are sent and received?  Or how the NY Giants appear in your living room Monday nights throughout the fall?

Sometimes all we have is faith--and Guinea pigs.  No seriously, Eastern medicine has been so successful in mapping the energetic system because they’ve studied living human beings!  Beings containing energy!  Western medicine studies cadavers--beings without energy.  Now it is easy to see why they are in the dark about energy!

Here’s a pretty powerful example of how emotional energy is stored within the body and transferred energetically.  You may recall, the heart is 5000x as energetically strong as the brain.

There was a 5 year old boy named Daryl who received a heart transplant from a young boy named Thomas (nicknamed Tim by his parents).

Upon an interview with Daryl, the 5 year old recipient, (with no prior knowledge about his donor), said, “I gave the boy [donor] a name. He's younger than me and I call him 'Timmy'. He's just a little kid. He's a little brother like about half my age. He got hurt bad when he fell down. He likes Power Rangers a lot, I think, just like I used to. I don't like them anymore, though."

After the surgery, Daryl’s mother found out that Tim fell trying to reach a Power Ranger toy that had fallen on the ledge of the window.  She also reported that Daryl won't even touch his Power Rangers following the surgery.  Woah!

When the donor and recipient families met, Tim’s mother immediately recognized the recipient because he had the same crooked smile her son had.  Pretty amazing stuff!! (Memory Transfer Between Organ Transplants, By Paul Pearsall, PhD, Gary E. Schwartz, PhD, Linda G. Russek, PhD).

If you're interested, there are many cases like this one.  Check out http://www.mindpowernews.com/OrganMemoryTransfer.htm .

Ok, now that I’ve got that out I can calm down.  No need to store that frustration in my liver.

Thank You

"I firmly believe that intuitive or symbolic sight is not a gift but a skill --a skill based in self-esteem." ~ Caroline Myss

Recently I was working on a new friend of mine and totally enjoying it.  I love being in the zone--channelling this beautiful energy, knowing that I am helping her body physically, spiritually, and emotionally. To me, the emotional and spiritual body are one and the same.  They are energetically intertwined.  Emotions are rapped up (sometimes tightly!) in the chakras.  I promise to share all my knowledge of the chakras at a later time, but for now, chakras are basically energy centers located close to the body and correlate with major intersections of nerves. I want you to be able to see how emotions, the chakras, and listening to your body are all related because I use information to help my clients.

I started working on my friend because she was experiencing pain in her middle back.  It was also causing her ribs to hurt.  As soon as I reached the area, I could see exactly what I needed to do.  I could literally see her ribs and the muscle that was slightly torn (because I can do this, I am considered a Medical Intuitive--but not a doctor!).  I could also feel the bottom four chakras out of balance.  As l’ve mentioned before, spontaneous illness is unlikely the cause, so I started to listen to what her body was telling me so I could see what may have lead up to this muscle being torn.

That’s when I started feeling anxious, protective, like I was battling something, worried about finances and alone. Whoa!  That’s a lot of emotions!  So how was this information related to the imbalances in her body?  Each of those feelings corresponds to a chakra.  Rather than standing over her and continuing to try to make sense of what was going on, I decided to tell her what I was feeling and describe the imbalances in her chakras.

Low and behold I was making sense (maybe I haven’t lost my mind)!  My friend revealed that her brother had passed 11 months earlier, and there was a financial battle over his estate.  She also said she has been dealing with the financial aspect of his death for so long that her body hasn’t had the space to grieve. So, exactly how are these emotions effecting the body?

Here’s how these emotions translate into the body spiritually speaking.  The base chakra (first chakra) is related to family, second chakra (in the back) is related to finances, third chakra is related to power, and fourth chakra is related to love and grief.  All four of her chakras were responding to the emotional things in her life--family, finances, power, grief and love.  After discussing these things, she could see how her muscle in her back became vulnerable and eventually torn.  There was an overall weakness  in the area that paved a path for dis-ease!  Her torn muscle (pain) is her body signaling that certain emotions need to be processed and released.  This is why I worry when Western doctors prescribe pain relievers without addressing the whole body (mind,body and spirit).  Pain is your body talking to you!  So the next time you have a headache or your neck is sore, ask yourself, what is my body trying to tell me?  Listening to your body will probably help you avoid disease!  How great!!!

Once I balanced my friends chakras and made a few suggestions she could do for herself, I was off on my way-- always grateful for the opportunity to help someone and to bring more clarity and peace into their lives.

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In this blog I hope to inspire you.  I will share my journey in hopes that you may find some comfort, guidance or help.  I will share my thoughts and feelings.  I will share the multidimensional way that I see humans and their experience.  I will share my knowledge of energy medicine and how it is changing the face of modern western medicine.  I will share insights about wellness, and well being.   This blog will likely cause you to question your beliefs (and my sanity!), to see life in a new way, and to begin to notice and wonder about the subtleties in life.  I hope you join me on my journey of transformation.