Balancing your chakras involves getting ‘into’ your body’s energy field; sensing it where it is strong and where it is weak; and directing your mental and emotional energy to clear blockages and bring the system back into harmony. Energetic blockages result in your chakras being out of balance; some may be overactive, some underactive. Either way, you experience physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual problems. You can use chakra meditation techniques to clear and balance the energy flow in your personal energy field.
In the world of quantum physics, there is no such thing as solid matter. Everything can be broken down into energy; so learning to direct life-force energy ‘through’ your body is
really a matter of clearing out negative energies from your aura, which is all of the different energies that make up the physical ‘you’.
Energy healing is all about harmony and balance. Think about when you hear a song you really like, a song that ‘resonates’ with you. It literally resonates, or vibrates, in a way that is in harmony with your energy field. Similarly, a song that grates on your nerves has an energetic resonance that goes against your energy. You instinctively want more of what resonates with you and less of what doesn’t! When you clear your chakras, you allow the negative energies that don’t resonate with you, to clear out of your energy field.
To create balance and harmony and to do any type of energy healing, you need mental quiet so you can sense the energy and the areas in which it’s blocked. Your mind must be free of chatter, free from the constraints of the intellect and logic, and open to receiving the information you need for healing.
The Energy Body
Your ‘energy body’ is the collection of various energies that make up your physical body; but more than that, it is also the energy of your thoughts and emotions.
Just like eating healthy foods positively influences your physical body, a ‘diet’ of positive thoughts nurtures your energy body. Persistent negative thoughts like anger, sadness and fear all negatively impact the body/mind/spirit at the energetic level by acting as roadblocks to the free flow of energy. This manifests as physical changes in the body (illness disease, dysfunction). It’s been documented that thoughts actually create physical changes in DNA! Energy blockages also manifest as mental and emotional disorders like depression and anxiety; and a sense of spiritual disconnect and a feeling that existence is meaningless.
If you’ve ever walked into a room and felt a certain vibe even without receiving physical clues such as people’s speech or body language, then you know how powerfully energy can influence you. And if other people’s energy can influence you, what do you think your own thoughts and emotions do within you? They are extremely powerful!
Meditation is the perfect opportunity to change the tone of your thoughts toward the positive and to clear and balance your chakras. Here’s how:
First, get into the meditative state. You need to have a quiet, calm mind with focused thoughts before you can begin focusing on your chakras. Begin by bringing your attention to your breathing. Really get into the whole experience of breathing (something you normally take for granted). Feel the inhale; pause; exhale… delight in this simple yet incredibly complex physical and spiritual act. Anytime your thoughts wander, bring your attention back to the simple rhythm of your breath. Don’t allow yourself to get frustrated if you have trouble focusing your mind. Be persistent. Gently redirect your attention. Your mind will eventually relax and comply!
Once you are relaxed use your imagination (an immensely powerful manifesting, healing and creative tool) to visualize your root chakra, at the base of your spine. Image it as a red, spinning wheel of energy. Now, really get ‘into’ that chakra intuitively. Let go of logic and ‘reality’. Get into that bright red wheel of energy. You must let go of any preconceived notions about what you’re supposed to see. Allow what you ‘see’ to guide you.
Notice the direction that the energy is spinning in that chakra. If the energy is spinning counterclockwise, the energy is moving away from the chakra (giving). If it is spinning clockwise, the energy is coming into the chakra (receiving).
To balance the chakras and clear blockages, begin by allowing the energy to flow in. Use your imagination to create a clockwise spin to the energy vortex. Focus on the color, too, making sure you visualize a bright, vibrant red. Then focus on creating a counterclockwise spin to the vortex. Relax into the visualization and feel the energy shift.
Repeat this with each chakra, from root to crown. Go slowly. Take your time clearing each chakra; spend more time on those where you feel resistance or where it’s difficult to ‘spin’ the chakra.
You can use your hand to help you hold your attention on a particular chakra – simply place it on the physical location of each chakra as a physical reminder to “be here, now.”
You may feel a very strong ‘release’ when you clear a chakra. It may feel like heat, or a tingling, or a lightness. Anything positive that you feel, is a good sign! Even if you feel nothing, the power of thoughts/intentions is at work!
Once your meditation has taken you through each chakra, imagine them spinning in harmony, each ‘wheel’ as bright and vibrant as the next.
During your meditation, avoid frustration! Being frustrated by an inability to ‘see’ your chakras or ‘feel’ them only adds to the negativity that is blocking your life force energy. It doesn’t matter if you have any ‘proof’ that your meditation is working. Just roll with it, relax into the world of your imagination, where there are no limits – nothing can exist in your imagination that you don’t place there yourself! If you imagine energy flowing freely through your chakras – if that is your intention – then that is what will happen!