It’s the holidays, yo. Things get stressful.
I went to see one of my healers today and was prescribed some self-love and empowerment. She advised me to tend to my chakras, especially the third one (working from the bottom) so that I could feed and nurture my own personal power, and gently yet firmly welcome a more powerful version of myself in this Solstice season.
There are three really good things about this idea:
- I’m reminded just how much focused meditation can improve my health. Yes, I’ve used this tool before, and yet I forget! I’ve done work with the chakras before and it feels just right to circle back to them again.
- I’ve decided to be in my office very little the last two weeks of the month, which opens up space for internal healing (and more fun!).
- This time of year, as I approach the Solstice, I can really feel the old wounds in my tender heart; how nice to be willing to reclaim my own power by being a force for love, ease, and healing inside and out.
Want to join me opening up chakras? It’s easy.
If you’re noticing any tenderness in your own self — any facets of your beautiful heart and psyche that are calling for some TLC — why not join me in this daily practice?
Chakra meditation. Start with the Root chakra and work your way up.
- Get comfortable in your favorite meditation position. Do what works for you. Sit on a cushion or a chair. Lie down. If you can have your feet flat on the floor and your spine straight, allowing the energy to flow through you.
- For each chakra, there are three steps. First step: take a few breaths imagining you are inhaling that chakra’s colors. Inhale the bright color you see in the image, and as you exhale imagine you are sending that color into the universe through the body part you’re working. Three to five breaths could work for this, although if you’re working a particular theme (like I am with empowerment), spend more time with that chakra and its color.
- Second step: chant the chakra’s seed sound. (Each chakra has its own sound — some call it a seed syllable — and it’s right there under each picture. For the Root chakra, it’s Lam. And so on.) Inhale fully, and on a long, slow exhale let the sound vibrate in the chakra’s body part. Repeat the chanted sound five times for each chakra, and of course more times for those ones that are calling for special attention.
- Third step: repeat the affirmation aloud three times. And now you’re ready to move on to the next chakra.
Other good stuff to do to support this working:
I’m looking at quotes about empowerment, because that’s how I roll — I respond well to visuals and to the lessons and blessings in others’ words. Take some time to support your sacred and sovereign work by finding the words that wrap you in purpose and ease. Let’s close with my favorite quote of the day:
“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing.” ― Eve Ensler
How did this land, dear one? I’d love to know what you think, what you find, what you learn. Talk to me in the comments. Blessed be!