Do you know that our minds are in constant communication with the Universe? Do you know that we are “sending” out our thoughts, our beliefs, our vibrations, and they are returned to us in the form of physical matter? Do you know that we attract people, places, material possessions and our experiences with them based on what we think, feel and believe – all of which are emitted through our chakras?
A chakra (pronounced “cha”-“kra” with a resounding “ch”) is a center of energy. Originating from Sanskrit, it literally means “wheel” by association with its function as a vortex of spinning energy interacting with various physiological and neurological systems in the body. Blocked energy in our chakras can often lead to illness, so it's important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely.
Reiki is a form of energy healing that originated in Japan. It was discovered by a Buddhist monk named Mikao Usui, who learned to feel and channel the universal life energy that flows through every being. Every person can learn to use this energy for healing by going through a Reiki initiation in which a master awakens the student to Reiki energy. Since Reiki was first discovered, it has always used the concept of energy centers that allow life energy, known as Ki, to move through the body.
The major and minor chakras make up part of the energetic system often referred to as the subtle body along with Kundalini energy that, once awakened, flows through them and activates them. The primary focus in energy healing is on the seven major chakras, which run up the center of the torso and head and are the main focal points for the meridians, or energy lines, that run through the body. The minor chakras are smaller focal points where meridians cross. Essentially, they are points that regulate energy flow. If they are blocked or unhealthy, energy cannot flow freely and illness and discomfort result.
It is through the delicate art of Reiki that anything in our lives can be healed, if we want it to be. Healing can not occur when we deny the existence of pain. Reiki helps to calm the mind; it heals our subconscious, the deepest part of who we are. This is where the source of our problems originate from, our core beliefs about ourselves and others. This is where we store all of our memories, good and bad. The problem is that many of us do not have direct access to our subconscious mind and are unaware of what lies within it. It is this mind that is truly running the show, working with our conscious mind.
It is both our conscious and unconscious thoughts, beliefs and emotions that alter the balance of each chakra. This is why it is important that we heal our thought process, because this is where it all really begins. A thought can lead to an emotion and when we get stuck in that emotion or repress that emotion, or when we make it ours, it can become an block or becomes a belief.
When we actively work to heal our limiting beliefs, we begin to see a clearer picture of our reality. It is from this perspective that we will experience mental, emotional, physical and spiritual healing, bringing into our reality whatever it is we desire. This is where the power of Reiki can help us. By clearing up our chakras and intensifying the vibrations we send out, we are able to see the physical results more quickly! Reiki is synonymous with the Higher Intelligence or All-Knowing force that give us our life, and therefore can assist us in healing our life. Restoring the power of your chakras is about how you can take back control of your health and wellness by learning to work with energy. We all have the healing ability within us to connect!
Below you will find two exercises, the first are affirmations that were specifically created with your chakras in mind, and the second to help give energy towards putting your dreams into action!
Now for the second step: Find a piece of paper, any will do. Write down your intentions, that is, what it is you wish to have happen. It can be anything; From healing others, to manifesting your dreams! Anything is possible when you let go of limitations.
Fold up the piece of paper, and place it between your hands. Imagine a bright light coming down through the top of your head, down your forehead, into your throat, your heart, and stomach, going all the way to the tip of your tail bone, or root chakra. Allow this light to connect you to the Earth and imagine it coming out of your hands, see it going towards your goal – feel it, imagine yourself there. See how excited you are to be in your dream. Feel what it would feel like, because through the act of imagination, you are there! (Just not physically)Allow this energy to flow for as long as you feel necessary. When you are done, tear up the piece of paper (let it go) and trust that the Universe has received your message, and will respond in due time.
By giving Reiki to our goals, we are “boosting” our vibration out into the Universe. The problem that most of us face is that instead of feeling excited about something we want, and knowing without doubt that we will receive it, we feel doubt; like it won’t come easy and that we have to work hard to get it. By doing this we set up a mental road block and how is the Universe then going to deliver?
Remember, you are opening yourself up to an endless sea of potential, the Universe! And all it wants to do is give you exactly what you are asking for. So take down any road blocks – silence the mind, and trust the Process!
Much Gratitude & Love,