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May 20, 2020

The Secret way our Bodies can Tell if we’re Guilty of Projection.

Let’s be real. We’ve all been guilty of projection.

Whether it’s something small, like assuming someone is aware of how much our morning breath smells because we can smell it, or something bigger, like struggling to believe in other people’s honesty because we ourselves once survived by being dishonest.

On some level, we’ve all been guilty of it. Projection is one of the trickiest acts to sneak up on us, because it uses our blind spots to creep into our behavior.

Ironically, the more aware we are of how often other people project their fears, insecurities, and lack of self-love onto us, the more forgiving and merciful we become. For example, when someone is insecure about their looks, it’s likely the first thing they’ll point out when critiquing others. They’ll go after our weight, hair, or teeth, when really it’s their own looks they struggle to accept.

The more insecure someone is, the more hateful they seem to be.

If we reflect on our own behaviors, we will find a pattern. Not only will we discover what we ourselves are self-conscious about, but also what lurks within our subconscious minds.

What is it you feel people notice about you first?

Is it something about the way you look? Is it the way you talk? Your social status? Your background?

Do you ever notice that this is the first thing you notice in others?

What may not be common knowledge, is the fact that our chakras control whether we project or not.

Having our chakras aligned and balanced is the best way to ensure that we don’t project our view onto others. To be specific, each energy center rules different things. Therefore, the type of projection we may impose upon others depends on which of our chakras is out of alignment.

If our energy centers are balanced and aligned, we will feel the positive traits of that particular chakra, as well as see these traits in others. If our energy centers are inactive, or flowing in the opposite direction, we will be struggling with the shadow side of that chakra, as well as projecting this onto others.

How does that happen? A Short lesson:

There are seven major chakras. Out of those seven, the root and crown chakras both have just one entry point. The other five, have two entry points, front and back, which meet in the middle, near our spine.

The following is a list of traits each chakra displays both when balanced and misaligned.

Root chakra:

Balanced: Security, safety, survival, grounding, identity, will to live, physical energy

Out of Balance: Insecurity, greed, fear, paranoia, eating disorders, cynicism, survival mode 24/7, avarice, anger, rage, violence

Sacral chakra:

Balanced: Intimacy, creativity, pleasure, sexual drive, quality of love for the opposite sex

Out of Balance: Promiscuity, guilt, excess (all kinds), addictions, thriving on drama, anxiety, mania, unhealthy connections with others, co-dependence, detachment during sex, being ruled solely by your emotions, feeling numb and out of touch with your emotions, lack of sexual desire

Solar plexus chakra:

Balanced: Confidence, expansiveness, spiritual wisdom, healing abilities and will to care for health

Out of Balance: Arrogance, feeling powerless, bullying, overly dominant, lack of confidence, needs validation from others, struggle with setting boundaries, laziness, a grandiose sense of self, overeating

Heart chakra:

Balanced: Love for humanity, openness to life, will to go after desires, compassion, empathy, integration between earthly and spiritual energies

Out of Balance: Defensiveness, jealousy, possessiveness, closed off to love, grudge-holding, inability to forgive, people pleasing, always the rescuer or the victim

Throat chakra:

Balanced: Taking in knowledge and assimilating, sense of self within society and profession

Out of Balance: Lying, omitting truth, gossip, non-stop talking, verbally abusive or aggressive, excessive fear of speaking, inability to listen to others, inability to keep secrets, inability to keep one’s word, lack of connection or vocation in life

Third eye chakra:

Balanced: Our capacity to visualize and understand mental concepts, ability to carry out our ideas in a practical way

Out of Balance: Inability to carry out visions, rejection of anything unusual or different, lack of clarity, mental fog, judgmental, heightened skepticism, anxiety, depression

Crown chakra:

Balanced: Integration of personality, spiritual aspects of mankind and unity with others

Out of Balance: Lost in fantasies, losing sense of reality, only accepting one version of spirituality, loneliness, excessive isolation

Now, how do we check ourselves?

For some, we have straightforward, aware friends or family who can call us out. However, sometimes that’s not an option.

Here’s an easy and fast way to figure out if you’re projecting your fears and insecurities onto others:

>> Have a paper and pen nearby.

>> Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, and relax your body.

>> If relaxing your body is difficult, take a deep breath and go part-by-part mentally commanding your muscles to relax—one area at a time, head, neck, shoulders, etc.

>> Ask a question that’s obviously a yes, such as, “Is my name [insert your name here]?” Does your body lean forward? Or backward? Whichever direction your body leaned in, that’s a yes.

>> Now, ask a question that’s obviously a no, such as: “Am I the Queen of Spain?” and watch which direction your body leans. If you still get a yes, please remember where you discovered you were a blue blood! If you get a no, then my condolences, but now you know that your body will lean in the opposite direction to indicate no.

Having established which way your body leans for yes and no, ask the following series of questions:

>> Is my root chakra open? (Write down the response, Yes/No).

>> Is it flowing clockwise? (If yes, skip the next question, write down the answer).

>> If no, ask, is it flowing counter-clockwise? (Write down the response).

>> Is my sacral chakra (Front) open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

>> Is my sacral chakra (Back) open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

>> Is my solar plexus chakra (Front) open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

>> Is my solar plexus chakra (Back) open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

>> Is my heart chakra (Front) open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

>> Is my heart chakra (Back) open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

>> Is my throat chakra (Front) open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

>> Is my throat chakra (Back) open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

>> Is my third eye chakra (Front) open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

>> Is my third eye chakra (Back) open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

>> Is my crown chakra open?

>> Is it flowing clockwise? If no, is it flowing counterclockwise?

If any of them were either closed, or flowing counterclockwise, then this is an area you should probably seek to heal.

Healing and balancing our energy is a constant, never-ending journey. Just as our physical body needs constant feeding, sleep, and nurturing, so too does our energy.

If we address our energetic imbalances, we’ll feel better physically, emotionally, psychologically, and energetically.

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