I am all about positive energy. I try to surround myself with positive people. I try hard to remain focused and positive. I meditate, chant, and my home is full of crystals. One thing that hit me recently and in the past, is I need to go inside, listen to what is going on. I then focus on chakras.

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Chakras is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, or vortex, and it refers to each of the seven energy centers of which our consciousness, our energy system, is composed. Chakras are energy centers that are located on the midline of the body. There are seven main chakras (others exist throughout the body) and they influence the mind, body, and spirit. These seven chakras are spirals of energy and each influence each other. So here is the breakdown of the seven chakras:

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Root Chakras- this is our foundation and feeling of being grounded, connecting to Mother Earth. It is located on the spine in the tailbone area. The energy here is focused on survival and safety issues such as financial independence, money, and food.

Sacral Chakra -this is our connection to ourselves and our ability to accept others and new experiences. It is located in the lower abdomen (Approximately 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in). The focus of the energy is on the sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, and sexuality.

Solar Plexus Chakra -this houses our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives. It is located in the upper abdomen in the stomach area. It’s focused on self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem.

Heart Chakra- is our ability to love. It is located in the center of the chest just above heart. The energy is focused on love, joy, and inner peace.

Throat Chakra -this is where our ability to communicate exists. It is located in the throat. The energy here is focused on communication, self-expression of feelings, and the truth.

Third Eye Chakra (Also called the Brow Chakra)- this gives us our ability to focus on and see the big picture. It is located in the forehead between the eyes. The energy here is focused on intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think and make decisions.

Crown Chakra – this is the highest Chakra and it is where our ability to be spiritually connected. It is located on the very top of the head. The energy here is focused on inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality, and pure bliss.

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When these energies are not balanced, it shows up in life. For me, I believe that my sudden onset of health issues, especially hives, is letting me know my energy is off. According to Reshma Patel of Mind Body Green, “when we have a physical issue, it creates weaknesses in our emotional behavior. When we release the stale energy from the body, it can undo any tightness, stiffness, or malfunction of that area”.  It’s then that the energy needs to be cleared out.

I will lay down and visualize the energy spirals spinning. I check in on each chakra and will spin them at the same speed. For me it makes me feel as if I am balancing myself as I also decide to get on the Internet and find some other ways to balance out the chakras.  I found a really interesting one and have provided the link here:

Something else I will do is:

Deep breathing, breathing in for six seconds, hold for two seconds, then release for 6 seconds. It slows everything down for me.  When we take in deep breaths, we are able to quiet the mind. It slows things down. This also increases the oxygen entering our bodies. Breathing provides clarity of the mind and body, then it becomes easier to doc and listen to the mind, body, and spirit.

No matter what, listen to your mind, body and spirit. Take a moment, or several, to get it all together, quiet time to determin what is happening.  I encourage all to read more on chakras and meditation.  I believe all things that are healthy and good for us, only make us even more productive in life!

Wishing you nothing but positive energy,

Happy Harvest!

Mercia Cummings

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