“When your chakras are aligned, you have the most direct access to Source, however you may define Source (within yourself, outside yourself, or both simultaneously). Just as you hold a glass under the tap so it can be filled, we align with Source by facing into it, turning our attention toward it, and opening our ‘vessel’ in the most direct way possible to receive whatever we are seeking (or whatever Source has in mind). Aligning with Source should be a regular part of your practice whenever you’re focused on manifestation.” ~ Anodea Judith and Lion Goodman, Creating on Purpose
The other day I was visiting with some friends and we were talking about chakras and manifesting, when their 10-year-old son, who was listening to the conversation, interrupted us with this:
“I don’t believe in any of that stuff. What you see is what you see. I just file all of that crazy stuff in my mind as Feng Shui.”
And I have to say, this little speech was pretty cute, coming at us from a face covered in freckles.
But here is the interesting thing—whether we believe in the reality of energy fields and chakras or we don’t believe in the reality of energy fields and chakras, we are affected by their the reality just the same.
Of course, the concepts of energy fields and chakras are pretty intangible and elusive to many of us, and this is normal. But perhaps it is normal because we’re so caught up with the next iPhone we’re going to purchase or the most recent post on our Facebook wall that we’re missing what is literally right in front of our faces.
And we’re missing it because we lack the skills, motivation and, more importantly, belief.
But we all know that belief does not make something real or not real.
I can’t believe gravity to be real or not real. I can’t believe the wifi connecting me to the internet is real or not real. There are a lot of things we can’t see that we can’t use belief to make exist or not exist.
But belief does give us a choice.
We can feel powerless.
We can feel like there’s nothing we can do to effect change in our lives.
Or we can become curious and start investigating what some healthy choices might be in the area of energetic and chakra hygiene.
Truly, the choice is up to each of us.
So, below I am offering 10 signs that can point to the fact that our energy fields and chakras could use some extra love and attention.
1. Feeling overwhelmed easily.
2. Having difficulty making small decisions.
3. Having difficulty having enough money.
4. Having difficulty securing housing.
5. Feeling unsatisfied in relationships.
7. Finding it impossible to believe in anything.
8. Being uninterested in sex, having fun or creativity.
9. Feeling anxious, stressed or depressed.
10. Not knowing what to do in life.
Yes, these are all very common symptoms.
And this isn’t surprising to me because when our energy field is spread out way too far from our body what happens is that we take in too much information.
This is the true meaning of attention overload.
Many times when I have a session with a client their energy field isn’t even in the room.
Imagine walking around town taking in information from everything going on in the entire city block you’re walking down, or the entire office building you work in. This would be maddening. And many people do find their daily experiences to be maddening, overwhelming and more than they feel they can handle.
And the simple exercise of pulling in our energy fields closer to our bodies can mitigate some of these negative feelings and sensations.
It does take some practice and intention to learn how to work with our energy field in this way, but I believe it is possible for everyone.
And then there are our chakras.
Our information center processors.
The chakras channel information in and out of our systems. If the chakras are blocked then we have to make all of the decisions on our own without the support of these powerful movers and shakers. And this can be very difficult. And exhausting. And can make it feel like we’re putting in a lot effort into our lives for little result.
Just like the quote at the beginning of the article says. When the chakras are aligned the glass fills easily.
When the chakras are aligned what we want becomes clear and getting it becomes easy.
I have had this experience happen in my own life many times.
But of course, I have also had the opposite experience of nothing working out. We all have. I have been exhausted, overwhelmed and felt like my life is never going to come together the way I want it to. And actually, I couldn’t even figure out how I wanted it to come together.
This isn’t a sign of failure. It’s just a sign that we’re human. And it just means normal human stuff is happening to us. But when we’re open to working with the energy field and chakras we have many tools at our disposal to move towards towards health, healing and opportunity.
And all it takes is intention.
The intention to care that our energy field and chakras are healthy and supporting us.
Because the external world is simply a reflection of our internal world. And the internal world gets knocked around daily by the circumstances that occur in the external world.
Life is a delicate dance of internal alignment and external circumstances.
And some of this dance is in our control and some of it isn’t.
But here is what I know. The dance goes much smoother if we can just choose to go right to the middle of the dance floor and boogie our hearts out.
And while were in the middle of the dance floor of our life we can send some love and healing to our energy field and chakras.
The tips for burn-out might even help us align our chakras:
Author: Ruth Lera
Editor: Travis May
Photo: Flickr/Scott Leslie