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Carl Jung said “What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.”
When we feel stuck it is often because we are not confessing our real needs to ourself or we self-sabotage. Stretch your comfort zone and be honest with yourself. Remember that whatever you resist persists so you may need to unlearn some old limiting beliefs and habits and envision new dreams to go for what you want.
Stimulate The Base Chakra To Inspire Action
Red is the colour of the Base Chakra. It is the perfect way to start on your journey to rebalance your energy centres as it begins by boosting your physical vitality and perseverance whilst re-establishing your connection with the community and reality. It also works on the lower body, feet, legs, bones, genitals, kidney, bladder, urethra, spine and Adrenal glands.
Signs of a blocked base chakra can include:
Low blood pressure, depression, anxiety, digestive and bowel problems.
There are several ways to stimulate and rebalance this energy centre.
1. Use Vibrational Remedies:
Australian Bush Flowers such as the Boab, Red Lily, Sundew, Jacaranda and Waratah for work on the physical and evoke a sense of safety and security. The beautiful Bottlebrush is the prefect remedy to help you to let go and
be open to change whilst clearing out our outdated patterns. If you look at the ‘doctrine of signatures’ of this
Organic Essential Oils such as Vetiver, Clove and Myrrh are perfect and they can either be diffused in an oil burner or vaporiser, spray into the aura in a misting spray or gently rubbed onto trigger points on the skin.
2. Use Daily Affirmations such as:
I am letting go of the past and reaching for the future.
I am safe, stable, secure and grounded.
I release myself from pain and struggle.
I am passionate and motivated to achieve all of my goals.
I know how to survive and rely on my instincts.
I attain success in all areas of my life with ease.
I am courageous and persistent.
3. Use Sound Frequencies:
Many sounds seem to resonate the chakras. However, among the most popular are the use of vowels and the use of mantras. This use of vowels seem to be extremely effective in balancing the chakras. The Sacred Vowels are considered sacred in many traditions including ancient Egyptians, Tibetan, Japanese and Native American. The vowel for base activation is Uh.
The second method of resonating the chakras is to use the Bija Mantras, the Sanskrit letters from the Vedic traditions, which by themselves are said to balance and align the chakras. The Bija Mantra is Lam.
Another aspect of sonic chakra resonance has to do with the actual frequency or keynote of each chakra. There a multitudinous different keynotes and scales with regard to this.
Many believe that keynote C to be in natural resonance with many of the frequencies of the Earth itself. It has a frequency of 256 Hz.
4. Use Crystals:
Listed below are four healing stones that are commonly used to open, balance and heal the base chakra.
- Red Carnelian – Light red to orange – Worn for strength and courage, it is used to cleanse and activate.
- Red Jasper – Browny red – Used to cleanse, ground, balance and set healthy boundaries.
- Red Chalcedony – Deep red – Red chalcedony gives you strength of will and persistence in achieving you goals. It gives you confidence to manifest your dreams.
- Black Tourmaline – Black – Used for spiritual grounding, this stone is good for cleansing and balancing.
How To Use Chakra Healing Crystals
Each crystal holds a unique vibration so it is extremely important to know how to use the correct stone with the affected chakra.
Cleansed and charged healing crystals are most effective when they are near to the location of imbalanced chakra. They are often worn as jewellery or positioned over the affected chakra. You may also place them in various locations around your home or carry them on your person.
5. Meditate – Red Base Chakra Meditation
Choose a comfortable space in your home where you will not be disturbed for the next 15 minutes and sitting upright, just relax, close your eyes and begin by concentrating on your breath.
Throughout this meditation we are going to be focussing on grounding and releasing resistance to change, self-sabotaging patterns and fear of letting go…
Slowly, breathe in deeply to the count of 5, allowing your belly to expand, followed by your chest so your lungs are full of air. Hold for another 5 seconds and finally slowly breathe out for about 7 seconds until your lungs are completely empty.
Repeat the process several times to deepen your relaxation but this time when you breathe in imagine that you are inhaling peace as a vibrant white light and exhaling any form of tension or anxiety as a dark cloud. Slowing everything down so that your whole body starts to feel loose and floppy, heavy and warm.
Take a few moments to observe the weight of your body either in the chair or on the floor and any sounds that can hear either close up or far away.
Any thoughts or feelings that come in, simply observe without judgement and imagine them being gently wafted away with a paper fan and return your focus to the breath. Breathing in peace as a white light and tension as a dark cloud.
I’d like you to imagine a beautiful golden light, similar to sunshine beaming down through the top of your head and allow it to flood down throughout your entire being. This warming light travels down through the face, neck and shoulders, arms and hands, chest and stomach, hips and thighs, knees and calves, ankles and feet and finally the toes, filling your entire being. Allow the light to dissolve any areas of tension that you notice are stored at various points of the body as it beams through. Allow this area to relax to its highest capacity in this moment. Move onto the next area until you reach your toes.
Imagine energetic roots growing down from your feet into the ground beneath you, connecting you to Mother Earth. Allow these roots to continue to penetrate deep into the ground, further and further into the earth until they reach the centre and connect to a bright red light which travels up these roots until it reaches the base of your spine, the location of your root chakra.
Observe any thoughts and feelings and continue to waft them away with your paper fan. Allow this red light at the base of your spine to be your only focus.
As you continue to breathe in, imagine this red light intensifying in colour and gaining power and momentum in a circular, clockwise motion. The light glows brightly like a large ruby.
Observe any sensations that you are holding in your base chakra. It may feel warm or cold, numb or tingly or even painful.
Consciously choose to release these sensations as you breathe golden light into this area. Imagine them dissolving and disappearing, allowing your red light to shine even more brightly.
Try not to analyse whatever your are consciously releasing. Simply set the intention to let go of all that no longer serves your highest good.
Continue to breathe in golden light and imagine the red light expanding in all directions as far as you feel comfortable.
Breathing in for 5 seconds, holding and then breathing out for 7 seconds. As you breathe out imagine any last remaining tension leaving your body and observe your red light now brighter than ever.
Notice how you are feeling now. Just sit with that for a few moments before starting to become more aware of the weight of the body in your chair or on the floor. Listening out for any sounds that you can hear either close up or far away and in your own time as I count up from 5 to 1 you begin to become more aware of your surroundings and when you open your eyes you are feeling better than before with a renewed sense of energy and vitality.
5, 4, 3, 2 and 1….
Opening your eyes and taking a deep breathe and enjoy having a stretch to welcome back in the day…
Over the next seven articles I will be taking you on a journey through the colours of the rainbow revealing tools, techniques and methods to rebalance your seven main energy centres along the way.
Leave a few comments below to advise me where you are currently feeling stuck in your life and see if you can identify what the main cause is for your resistance and then identify three actions you can take today to get the ball rolling again…