What are Chakras?

WHAT ARE CHAKRAS? What do Chakras Do? How Many Chakras Do I Have?

There are 7 main Chakras, and some believe there are many other additional chakras as well. Chakras (meaning “wheel” or “disk”) are vital energy centers located along our spine that run from the base of your spine to the top of your head. Chakras are considered the centers of spiritual power in the human body.

There are many benefits to balancing your chakras. In order for our bodies to function in an optimal way, all of our 7 chakras need to be balanced and allowing our energy to flow smoothly through our bodies. If one of the energy centres is not functioning well, then the others won’t function as well as they should

Each chakra is associated with different qualities of spiritual and mental health and all the seven chakras are connected to the various organs and glands within the body.

You can choose chakra jewelry to help balance your chakras. Each stone has a different vibration and is associated with a specific chakra or multiple chakras.

8th Chakra – Soul Star Chakra

The Soul Star Chakra is located about a hand width above the head, and for some people up to 6 to 24 inches above your head. It is believed that it protects your physical, emotional, and spiritual body.
The Sanskrit name for the Soul Star Chakra is “Vyapini”. It’s translation is all-pervading, or “reaching through. It is known as the Seat of the Soul.
The Soul Star Chakra is commonly represented with the color white or gold.
Some stones that support your Soul Star Chakra are Clear Crystal Quartz, Soul Star Quartz. Blue Kyanite, Selenite, Danburite and Lemurian Seed Crystals.

7th Chakra – Crown Chakra

Your Crown Chakra is located just a couple inches above your head.
The Sanskrit name for the Crown Chakra is also “Sahasrara”. It’s translation is a “Thousand petals”.
The Crown Chakra is commonly represented with the color white and sometimes dark purple hues.
Some stones that support your Crown Chakra are Selenite, Clear Quartz and Amethyst.

6th Chakra – Third Eye Chakra

Your Third Eye Chakra is located between your eyebrows in the center of your forehead.
The Sanskrit name for the Third Eye Chakra is “Ajna”. It’s translation is “command” and “perceiving”.
The Third Eye Chakra is commonly represented with the color purple with blue hues.
Some stones that support your Third Eye Chakra are Amethyst, Moldavite, Purple Fluorite, Black Obsidian, Angelite, Moonstone, Sodalite, Labradorite, Tanzanite and Crazy Lace Agate.

5th Chakra – Throat Chakra

Your Throat Chakra is located in the center of your neck or throat. Your Throat Chakra is considered the passage of energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. Your higher Chakras above your throat are considered connection to the Divine Spiritual Energy or Enlightenment.
The Sanskrit name for the Throat Chakra is “Vishudda”. It’s translation is “pure” or “purification”.
The Throat Chakra is commonly represented with the color blue turquoise or aquamarine blue.
The stones that support your Throat Chakra are Amazonite, Blue Quartz, Lapis lazuli, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Sodalite, Blue Goldstone, Kyanite, Blue Apatite, Chrysocolla and Labradorite.

4th Chakra – Heart Chakra

Your Heart Chakra is located in the center of your chest, however not where your heart is located as some believe.
The Sanskrit name for the Heart Chakra is “Anahata”. It’s translation is “unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten”.
The Heart Chakra is commonly represented with the color green and sometimes pink.
The stones that support your Heart Chakra are Rose Quartz, Green Tourmaline, Amazonite, Turquoise, Green Jade, Green Calcite, Aventurine, Seraphinite, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Kunzite, Malachite and Watermelon Tourmaline

3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus Chakra

Your Solar Plexus Chakra is located around your solar plexus, hence the name. However, some consider it a little lower or closer to your navel.
The Sanskrit name for the Solar Plexus Chakra is “Manipura”. It’s translation is mani meaning “gem,” and pura or puri meaning “city” or “resplendent gem” or “lustrous gem”.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is commonly represented with the color yellow or yellowish-red.
The stones that support your Solar Plexus Chakra are Yellow Aventurine, Tiger’s Eye, Peridot, Honey Calcite, Sunstone, Ametrine, Ocean Jasper, Abalone (shell), Topaz, Malachite, and Citrine.

2nd Chakra – Sacral Chakra

Your Sacral Chakra is located a few inches below the navel in the center of your abdomen/belly.
The Sanskrit name for the Sacral Chakra is “Svadhisthana”. It’s translation is “your own place” or “sweetness” and in a metaphorical sense relates to the sensual and sexual pleasures of the body.
The Sacral Chakra is commonly represented with the color orange or even very light blue as it is associated with water element.
The stones that support your Sacral Chakra are Yellow Aventurine, Tiger’s Eye, Sunstone, Chrysoprase, Orange Aventurine, Smokey Quartz, Citrine, Goldstone, Botswana Agate, Carnelian, Moonstone, Bamboo Coral and Red Brecciated Jasper.

1st Chakra – Root Chakra or Base Chakra

Your Root Chakra is located around the perineum in the pelvic area or base of spine.
The Sanskrit name for the Root Chakra is “Muladhara”. It’s translation is Mula meaning “root” and Adhara which means “support” or “foundation”, vitality and awakening (kundalini energy) or sexual energy.
The Root Chakra is commonly represented with the color red, and sometimes yellow or gold.
The stones that support your Root Chakra are Carnelian, Tiger’s Eye, Hematite, Fire Agate, Bloodstone, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Red Brecciated Jasper, Dalmation Jasper, Garnet, Obsidian, Onyx, Mookaite, Rhodochrosite, Picture Jasper, Petrified Wood, Mahogany Obsidian, Leopardskin Jasper, Lava Stone, Kyanite, Jet, Hematoid Quartz and Septarian.

How I Healed My Sexual Assault Trauma with PTSD using Energy Healing

I have been studying and using energy healing for about 15 years. I use it in my coaching to help others effectively release emotional upset & self heal emotional and physical issues.

I thought I would share a little about me and how I became an energy healer using some of the most comprehensive methods of energy healing available in the World today.

I am not what you would call a “realist”, the word “spiritualist” comes to mind, although I giggle, because I am not sure that is a real word (I have been known for making up words all my life). I don’t look at the World and take it at face value. I feel something deeper, and have always experienced the World by “feeling” it rather than observing.

I have always felt for people and animals and all of life differently than those I was surrounded by and was told I was “too sensitive”. So, I took that as a bad thing, and tried to be harder, which is against my general nature and did not work for me. I have also always been highly intuitive and as far back as I can recall I have been a healer of hearts, always helping others feel better wherever I went. I can’t count how many times others told me they just felt better being around me. But, in many cases I would take in others energy & trauma in order to help them heal and feel better, and it was toxic for me (which I didn’t realize until I was an adult). Also, it doesn’t work. It is not anyone else’s responsibility to “take on” someone else’s issues in order to heal them nor can you.

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I experienced sexual trauma as a child around age 6-8, and repeatedly again as a teen and to compact it, I was also raised in a home with a parent who suffered with severe PTSD, deep depression, mood swings, many negative emotions, self sabotage, rage & anger issues along with serious health (2nd hand PTSD). We moved frequently and barely had enough money for necessities most of the time.

Even though it was natural for me to be a healer, I didn’t realize that it was necessary & healthier for me to heal and become stronger so that I could help others in the best way possible and not receive their emotional wounds. I would have to address my own heavy traumas that needed healing and were being ignored. I feel that experiencing some of the things that have occurred in my life, have allowed me to be an even better coach/healer that I might have been otherwise, with Unconditional Love and acceptance. My heart is open to helping others heal without judgement and my intention is to help others feel safe while working together.

I actually found energy healing while I was powerfully asking the Universe for something that I could use to help someone in my life that is very close to me, in order to help them find inner peace and recover from severe PTSD and depression and also lead them to heal from some severe health issues. I also ended up finding that I, too needed it much more than I realized or was willing to acknowledge.”

Eventually, I recognized that if you ignore your own healing long enough, it keeps rearing its ugly head and in time, you just can’t ignore what is going on, physical symptoms, deep depression, self worth issues, bouts of crying days at a time, hiding so no one would see or know what I was experiencing, along with severe self loathing and self destructive patterns that follow you, wondering why you are even here. At some point, you have to address the demons and begin your own self healing.

For me, it was a bit of a scary process when I began to shine a light on the things that broke me down, the things I allowed to torture me for so long. I would have to share these things that I never talked about before with some of the people closest to me in my life. What if they didn’t understand? What if they looked at me differently? What if they walked away when they found out my story and what I experienced that made me who I am? What if they responded un-caring and disregarded my feelings and fears?

I also recognized that it was scary to see myself as healed and self empowered, letting go of being a “victim”. Who would I be without all this baggage and fear? I had been this way most of my life. Some of my old patters actually benefited me in some way up til that point. Who would I be without all this self hatred weighing me down? Could I actually be happy, is there such a thing? Could I actually heal for real? What would others think if I was not who they were used to me being? Am I strong enough to speak up for myself instead of cowering out of fear of “upsetting the apple cart”? At different times over the years, when I actually tried to stand up for myself and speak my truth, I have been called a bitch, because I was not giving in to what made others happy but instead made me scared, unsafe, feel terror, miserable or really uncomfortable. I didn’t know how to say “no” to others or even myself. I found through my own self healing that I believed deep down that I deserved to suffer and deserved to be sick.

It was all too dark, and I pleaded with the Universe for healing. It was either I did the work, or I wouldn’t want to live like this any longer. The pain was not worth it.

Using the Comprehensive Energy Healing that I learned, I began peeling back layers of trauma and releasing sorrow, guilt, shame, self hatred, terror and fear. I began to address the beliefs that I was unworthy, I deserved to suffer, that others are unsafe and harm me. I began to identify and release unconscious intentions to stay sick. I began healing specific trauma fields. And, I constantly worked at shifting my mindset.

I began to feel the deep depression and despair beginning to lift. I began to feel hope. I began actually liking “me” and who I was despite what others might think about me. I began taking care of myself differently, realizing that I am worth taking time for. I am worth honoring “me”. I began peeling back the layers of lies that were covering up my authentic self. In order to keep peace and avoid confrontation, I had been who everyone else expected me to be or wanted me to be in many cases.

At first, it was difficult to be different around certain people who were close to me, as I began behaving differently, with more self awareness and responding differently to their behavior. I was met with opposition sometimes and found that I had to explain my behavior to them when I didn’t react the way they wanted me to, like I might have in the past. Deep inside, I didn’t feel that I owed anyone an explanation. I had the right to be stronger, to heal, to be authentic and not just allow others to harm me. I found that I had many triggers.

Through my never ending journey into my authentic self, I began having moments of self appreciation and Joy. Those moments lasted longer and I began desiring more and more happiness. It was addicting actually! I realized this was better than all the suffering. I began to realize that it was OK to heal. I began realizing that I was worth it. I began realizing that if others didn’t understand or walked away, I would be OK, because I deserve to live happy. I now choose to have people close to me that support my healing and Optimal Health and I deserve that.

I also experienced what you would call “Universal Love” for everyone and everything which has completely shifted my experience in the World and I experience more. I have experienced instant “miracle” healing which has allowed me to recognize that literally anything is possible without exception. I don’t view the World or Universe at “face value”. I recognize there is something much deeper that our eyes don’t see. Much more than we allow our physical senses to experience in this physical realm we call Earth.

It is my intention to help others in their own self healing journey through coaching and sharing this Comprehensive Energy Healing that has been so powerful in my life and share other methods I have picked up along the way to find more inner peace and experience deeper spiritual connection and Universal Love.

If you are ready to begin your self healing journey, I can help. Visit https://truehealingsource.com to find out more about scheduling a coaching session or click on the SELF HELP tab for some powerful FREE self healing resources.

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