Springtime & Chakras

Springtime Flowers

Springtime is the perfect time for clearing out and balancing the three lower chakras.The first, second & third chakras are those that relate to the physical realm in everyday life, and when balanced they help us flow and move through the everyday issues of life with more ease.

Without some kind of  balance in the lower chakras we may experience difficulties with manifesting and achieving our goals, concerns about physical survival, unbalanced emotions, lack of will power, feeling ungrounded, and an overly active mind.

Here are some ways to help balance the three lower chakras;

First Chakra – Located at the base of the spine the Muladhara Chakra, along with the foot chakras, ground us to the material plane.The issues related to this chakra concern physical security, career, home and safety, grounding, and our connection with the earth, and our physical body.

  • Gemstones to balance the first chakra are ruby, garnet, bloodstone, or red jasper, black tourmaline, obsidian, smoky quartz.
  • The Mantra related to this chakra is “Lam”.
  • Affirmation – I have everything I need.
  • Aromatherapy Oils – Myrrh, patchouli or vetiver.
  • Chakra Balancing Strategies – Physical activity, walking, Hatha yoga, massage, and connecting with nature.

Second Chakra – Located just below the belly button, the Sacral Chakra relates to our emotions and sexuality and especially how we connect with others. In this chakra we may experience difficulties with creativity, sexuality, frustration, addictions, anger, low self esteem issues, and difficulties accepting change.

  • Gemstones to balance the second chakra are carnelian, orange calcite, fire opal or tangerine quartz.
  • The mantra related to this chakra is “Vam”.
  • Affirmation – I embrace life.
  • Aromatherapy Oils – Ylang Ylang, sandalwood, clary sage, or fennel.
  • Chakra Balancing Strategies – Movement, Dancing, boundary work, inner child work, creativity exercises.

Third Chakra – located at the base of the rib cage in the upper abdomen, the Solar Plexus Chakra is the ego and power center and relates to will power, how we define ourselves, and emotional expression. Here we may experience difficulties defining our boundaries with others, an overly active mind, lack of will power, unbalanced emotions, control issues, and oversensitivity.

  • Gemstones to balance the third chakra are Amber, tiger’s eye, citrine, and yellow topaz.
  • The mantra related to this chakra is “Ram”.
  • Affirmation – I am at peace with myself and others and I release all unresolved emotions.
  • Aromatherapy Oils – Lavender, rosemary,marjoram, cedarwood, hyssop or bergamot.
  • Chakra Balancing Strategies – Deep relaxation, vigorous exercise, grounding exercises, psychotherapy, psychcosynthesis journal work, self esteem building exercises and activities.

Friday & Aromatherapy

Here is a great video for all you aromatherapy – lovers! It shows you how to make an Aromatherapy inhaler.

Have a great weekend!

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years that we have lived.” – Helen Keller

Crystal Singing bowls

Crystal singing bowls are one of the most powerful tools for relaxing the body and mind. Like many forms of alternative vibrational healing, such as Reiki, flower essences, and crystals, the singing bowls help to dissolve energetic blockages in our chakras, allowing our body to return to it’s natural state of balance.

I received my first crystal singing bowl in the late 90’s, during a time in my my life where I found myself feeling particularly tired and exhausted. One day during my lunch break I visited a shop where they had a beautiful sanctuary set up with all kinds of crystal bowls, water fountains, and statuary. As I was admiring the crystal bowls, the owner offered to play them for me.

We then sat on floor cushions and she began playing the bowls. I felt my whole body begin vibrating, and when she had finished I felt completely relaxed, renewed, and invigorated. It was such a wonderful experience!

Later, when I brought my first bowl home I placed it in my meditation room and began exploring several ways of working with it. I started using aromatherapy by rubbing the rim with essential oil and as I played the bowl the fragrance was released into the air. Heavenly!

My first Crystal Singing BowlRoot Chakra

Inspired by Dr. Masaru Emoto’s book “Messages From Water”, I started making flower essences using my crystal bowl and was amazed as I watched the flower essence water dance, creating patterns as I played the bowl.

Over the years, I have collected both Crystal and Tibetan Singing bowls, and they have become part of my own spiritual healing journey. I took my time selecting my bowls and sometimes years passed before I bought my next one. The journey has been slow but very rewarding.

Here is a site which may help you wade through all the debate and stories surrounding singing bowls.

Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us. – Rose Arizmendi