You have ideas and dreams swirling around in your head and can feel those little nudges, pushing you to do something with them. You are being urged to create something more with your life and you can use the Chakras as a blueprint for getting there!
You may have heard of the Chakras as some woo-woo, out there concept and be thinking, ‘what the hell can these Chakras do for me?’ and the answer is – a whole bloody lot! The Chakras are simply energy centres in the body that run along a main meridian line, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head called the ‘shushumna’. Physically, they are located and associated with the endocrine system.
The endocrine system, as you may know is super important in the regulation of hormones and the nervous system in your body. If it’s out of whack, then you will most certainly know it! The Yogi’s knew about this system long before modern medicine. In fact they knew a lot of things that science is now validating.
Energetically, the Chakras vibrate at different frequencies and are associated with different colours (colours are simply different frequencies along the visible spectrum), different elements and different levels of development and consciousness. I won’t go into great detail here as there is so much to them and you can join me for my 10 week beginners course to learn more! More about that at the end!
So how can they help you manifest your desires? There are 7 Chakras, so there are 7 main points to getting you from here to where you want to go by crossing over the rainbow bridge of the Chakras.
I’ll start from the bottom up….
The Root Chakra
The Root Chakras is all about feeling safe and having all your physical needs taken care of. For manifesting, it’s all about fear. Fear and self doubt have killed more dreams than failure has. It’s about feeling the fear and doing it anyway!
Any kind of growth is uncomfortable, but if you stay grounded in the knowledge that you are safe and fear is just ‘false evidence appearing real’, expect it and even welcome it! It’s a sign that you are growing. Treat it as you would a frightened child, afraid of the dark. Reassure that little part of you, that all is well and there is nothing to be scared of.
“Security is not having things, it’s handling things” ~ Susan Jeffers, Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway
The Sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra is all about your desires. Get them out of your head and down on paper!
“Desire is a teacher: When we immerse ourselves in it without guilt, shame or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allows us to embrace life fully.” —Mark Epstein, Open to Desire
I really recommended creating a vision board and/or drawing out your vision. Creating a vision board is very 2nd Chakra, as it uses your creativity, which is another big aspect of this Chakra. Seeing a Vision board everyday also primes the Reticular Activating System (RAS) in your brain to seek out information and opportunities, specific to your vision. Basically, you will notice things that will help you get there!
It’s like thinking about buying a red car and then seeing red cars everywhere. Same thing! Your RAS is primed to seek out whatever you program it to. The brain is THE most powerful computer on earth, so get it on board to help you and besides, making a Vision Board is fun! Here’s mine that I made at the weekend.
Also watch this great TED talk ‘Draw Your Future’- by Patti Dobrowolski on how drawing your future works. It too is very powerful and really fun!
The Solar Plexus Chakra
This Chakra is about about your will and personal power. It’s that fire in your belly! This is all about taking action. It’s all very well making a Vision board and having dreams, but if you don’t do anything about them, then absolutely nothing will happen. Commit to taking small consistent actions and creating daily rituals and habits that over time will create a butterfly effect…
“The truth is, what you do matters. What you do today matters. What you do every day matters. Successful people just do the things that seem to make no difference in the act of doing them and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in.” ~ Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge
What daily habit or actions can you create that are easy to do and will move you forwards?
The Heart Chakra
Your heartset is just as important as your mindset. If your heart is not in it, then what’s the point? By heart, I mean your soul. The Yogi’s believe that you have an inner light residing within the cave of your heart. Your divine spark or simply, your soul. Does your vision make your heart sing? Is it totally authentic and congruent to you?
“The essence of your desire is a feeling” Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map
What your soul truly desire is to be fully expressed and to FEEL a certain way. The Desire Map process (which is one of my main tools) targets the goal behind the goal, which is to feel a certain way. It’s important to know WHY you want what you want and you can usually narrow that down to a feeling.
What feelings do you believe that your vision will give you? Once you’ve got the feelings then how can you generate those feelings NOW! You don’t have to wait until you’re over there. Even better is to create daily rituals that will help you feel that way everyday.
It’s the feelings that will draw your vision to you and enjoy the journey along the way because, it’s all about the journey, not the destination.
The Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra is all about speaking your truth and is in the realm of sound. Words are also vibrations, so it’s important to watch the language you use.
“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” ~ Yehuda Berg
Your words send out a clear message to the world. They also become your beliefs, which become your actions, which become your life! Use them positively to help you create the life you want. My next blog will be about this very topic so stay tuned for tips on that, but the basic premise is, use positive language. Especially when taking about yourself!
Third Eye Chakra
This is all about tapping into your intuition and inner wisdom. It’s that hunch, knowing or gut feeling that you get sometimes.
“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” ~ Albert Einstein
We all have two types of voices in our heads, our inner critic and our inner wisdom. How do you know which is which? Well, your inner critic is very harsh and critical and makes you feel like shit! It’s also the one that shouts the loudest!
Your inner wisdom is gentle, wise and loving and feels very different. When it’s talking, it always has your best interests at heart and feels lighter and well, just right!
You need to quieten down your mind to hear that wise voice and that is where meditation and silence comes in. Journaling after yoga and meditation is also very powerful as you can get some golden nuggets and wisdom coming through the pages.
How can you fit in more silence throughout your day to tap into your intuition?
Finally, we are in the realm of your thoughts. Like your words, your thoughts are powerful. The quality of your thoughts control the quality of your life. Period.
I wrote a blog about a book I read last month called ‘Biology of Belief’, which you can read here. Dr Lipton proves that your cells are affected by your thoughts.
“As soon as you start to tell yourself in your perception that you can’t do something anymore, then your biological system will adjust to prove you right. You will not do what you think you can’t do.” ~ Bruce Lipton
Again, daily mindset rituals work best when changing your beliefs. I also recommend life coaching, yoga, reading books and travelling to expand your mind and perception of the world!
If you would like to join me on my 10 week beginners Yoga course, where as well as teaching you Yoga, you will learn about the Chakras and how to balance them. This is much more than a Yoga class. Find out more and join me by clicking the image below!
Taster sessions of the 10 week course, will run on 27th June at 6pm and 7pm at In the Moment in Glasgow. The taster sessions are only £5 and you can just show up and pay on the night!
Hope to see you there!