How Reiki Works With Your Chakras To Rejuvenate Your Life
As discussed in many of the posts published by Reiki Explored, the modern way of living comes with a lot of benefits. We live longer, have much better healthcare, much more wealth and have access to a whole range of possessions designed for our convenience etc.
The down side to modern living is that it comes with a whole new range of stresses. Having to stay in the race, keeping up with society’s expectations, work more hours with more responsibilities leaving less time to take care of our emotional, mental and physical states etc.
These stresses will cause the unbalancing of our energy centres (Chakras) which can result in mental and/or physical symptoms. Chest, neck and digestive issues that aren’t related to a specific injury/accident are usually caused by an emotional block from deep within.
Through taking time out to complete regular Reiki sessions to address these symptoms and the lifestyle that helped create them will have a major impact on your quality of life.
In this article Margarita Alcantara (author and Reiki practitioner) will give a full explanation of our 7 Chakras. She explains how when unbalanced they relate to physical/mental symptoms and how through Reiki they can be rebalanced.
by Margarita Alcantara
First Chakra/Root Chakra
Located between the genitals and the anus, the Root Chakra deals with the issues surrounding identity, survival, connection to Earth, and tribal issues. When this chakra is imbalanced, there are fears around survival, being provided for, and financial and family (or group) security.
Blockage in this area often happens following traumatic events, family problems, and major life changes. There may also be chronic lower back pain, sciatica, immune-related disorders, addictions, varicose veins, constipation, diarrhea, rectal/anal problems, impotence, water retention, and problems with groin, hips, legs, knees, calves, ankles, and feet.
When Reiki is performed at the Root Chakra, we have a better sense of feeling grounded and supported and begin to find relief from many of these chronic ailments.
Second Chakra/Sacral Chakra
This chakra is located about 1-2 inches below the navel. It is the chakra that deals with sex, power, money, gender, emotions, creativity, and procreation. When this chakra is imbalanced, there may lower back, pelvic, or hip problems, ob/gyn imbalances (including fibroids, cysts, etc.), issues around sexual potency, relationships, abundance, power and control.
This chakra is also linked to how we express our creativity, and is also related to the Throat Chakra. Sexual abuse or trauma can create an energy block in this chakra. Reiki can help bring these deeply suppressed emotions to the surface (especially anger) and allow us to finally, fully heal.
Third Chakra/Solar Plexus Chakra
Located 1-2 inches above the navel, the Solar Plexus Chakra is our power center, and where we are connected to our self-esteem and self-protection. When we feel scattered and direct our energies outward, it is usually a sign that we have given our power away. When this happens, sometimes one can feel discomfort, or a whirling sensation, in the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Physical imbalances may manifest as anorexia or bulimia, liver or adrenal dysfunction, fatigue, stomach ulcers, diabetes, or indigestion. Emotionally, we may be afraid to step into our power, have issues around self-confidence, self-respect, feel easily intimidated, weak, closed, depressed. When Reiki is performed and these blockages are lifted, we’ve cleared the way to take action in our life.
Fourth Chakra/Heart Chakra
Located at the center of the chest, the Heart Chakra is how we tap into our Higher Selves, self-love, divine love, and Christ Consciousness. When it is imbalanced, we may physically experience imbalances in that area of the body, such as: heart issues (like congestive heart failure or heart attacks), asthma/allergies, lung cancer, breast cancer, or bronchial pneumonia.
Emotionally, we may feel lonely, disconnected from ourselves and others, resentful, depressed (due to lack of hope), grief, distrust in love, and lack of compassion. Reiki can not only help make us more compassionate, but by clearing these blockages we might also become more open to accepting love from others.
Fifth Chakra/Throat Chakra
Located in the base of the throat, the Throat Chakra helps us to speak our truth. It deals with the issues of creativity, communication, and the will to live. Physical manifestation of this chakra’s imbalances may show up as thyroid problems, TMJ, sore throat, swollen glands, or scoliosis.
Emotionally, we are afraid of silence, fearful of being judged and rejected, and imbalances in this chakra can also be connected to addiction. When Reiki is performed to help clear this chakra, we become more able to express ourselves or follow our dreams.
Sixth Chakra/Third Eye
Located between the eyebrows, the Third Eye helps us see that which is not physical. This is where our intuition lies, as well as clairvoyance and psychic perception. When this chakra is imbalanced, this may physically manifest as brain issues, such as stroke, brain tumor/hemorrhage, neurological disturbances and seizures.
Emotionally, we do not trust our insights or intuition, and may become afraid of it. Reiki can help unblock this chakra and allow us to hone in on the power of our intuition.
Seventh Chakra/Crown Chakra
Located at the top and center of the head, this chakra is our connection to the Universe, our spirituality, and our trust in life. This is the chakra from which we receive divine guidance from Source/Goddess/Higher Power. When this chakra is imbalanced, this manifests physically as depression, or as chronic exhaustion that is not linked to physical disorders.
Emotionally, we are unable to let go of anxiety and fear and there is a lack of trust in God or life.
When Reiki is performed, this chakra becomes unblocked and allows us to be in more touch with Divine guidance, and have more trust in life.
by Margarita Alcantara
Read the complete article here – Your chakras are probably out of balance heres how reiki can help.