We all know that the world we live in now is a totally different world than that of our ancestors.
They never had the opportunity to spend hours at a computer exploring the internet, the luxury of driving a car or being able to text a friend on a mobile phone. They also did not have to face the destruction of their environment that comes with the assault of modern technology and pollution.
So it is no surprise that as we have evolved that our bodies, minds and energy field (known as your aura), have struggled to keep up with all the changes that are needed to keep life in balance with this quick paced and often stressful lifestyle that somehow for many seems to have become normal.
Our bodies are designed for flight or fight when coming across a dangerous situation and in this modern day and age we no longer come across the mountain lion that wants to eat us – whereas in the past we would have either run away or stayed and fought for our lives.
Most people are aware of flight or fight energy, yet what seems to be forgotten is that we also have the choice to Freeze by standing absolutely still and possibly even holding our breath with the hope that we would go unnoticed as the predator passed by.
When a deer is chased by a lion and escapes – its whole body will shake as it releases the rush of adrenalin and fear of the event, bringing the deer’s energy back into a normal state of being. The lion too will shake its body to release the energy and disappointment of not having lunch that day, once again bringing its body into a neutral state of being.
For many of you it seems that you no longer remember to shake things off and move forward with ease when you leave a stressful situation behind – maybe this is because you are still using the adrenalin that was designed for life or death situations. In a world that is not as life threatening as it was not letting go of the adrenalin means that it becomes stuck in your energy field, blocking your Chakras, and will eventually settle in different parts of the body,
As your energy field becomes more clogged you try to eliminate the stress that is around you, try to get more sleep and even focus on your nutrition – you still remain exhausted and feel lethargic, it becomes difficult to stay motivated and you start to lose interest in doing things that you once loved.
Your energy field is your source of life and vitality and when you experience an emotional trauma then the negative energy from that event can get stuck in your energy field and body for many years – as I am able to see your auric field then I can easily see where it has become stuck.
One way to tell if you have energy that you are still holding onto is to think about a negative event that you have had and if it still brings up emotions like, grief, anger, sadness and feeling overwhelmed or you have a physical sensation like anxiety or feel sick in your stomach or get pressure in your head, chest or throat then these are signs that the traumatic energy still resides there and is still affecting you today.
When the energy is not released, over time it begins to block your chakras and affect your physical well-being causing fatigue amongst many other symptoms.
Doctors are unable to view your auric field and, therefore, are often not able to answer your questions about why you are feeling so tired. Although most doctors are in agreement that stress is behind the cause of over 70% of illnesses.
When a person’s energy levels are low, it is the first sign that the energy field/your aura has been disrupted and this can be the beginning of many other things that can go wrong in the body as the auric field is not able to direct the body’s chemistry the way it is meant to and the body slowly starts to break down affecting the autoimmune system.
There are seven major chakras that are located at various points within the spine with the first one starting at the base, in the coccyx, and the seventh one being on the top of your head.
The chakras are spinning vortices that, when balanced, preserve good health throughout the body. For simplicity you can liken them to an electric fan with 3 speed settings – slow, medium and fast. The medium setting being the perfect flow and when set to slow or fast they don’t work as efficiently.
The chakras themselves are not physical and you would not be able to see them on an X-ray.
They are aspects of consciousness, also known as the life force or chi energy, and they interact with the physical and energetic body through the endocrine and nervous systems.
Each chakra’s connection to a key endocrine gland and nervous system in your body means that an energy deficiency could lead to serious physical consequences if you ignore it for too long.
Your consciousness is how you perceive your reality and represents everything that is possible for you to experience. All of your senses, perceptions, and different states of awareness can be divided into seven groups, and then each of these groups can be associated with a particular chakra.
So, when you feel tension or stress in your consciousness, you will also feel it in the chakra that it is associated with and also in the parts of the physical body that the chakra is associated with.
No one chakra is better or more important than the others, so you would not want to have extra heart chakra energy and less throat chakra energy. This would not be balanced and then it would be possible that the other chakras would also become out of balance as they become over or under active to make up the difference.
Here are some symptoms that you may feel when your chakras are over or underactive.
When overactive you may feel ungrounded, resistant to change, fearful, nervous and insecure and attached to materialistic items.
When underactive you may feel that you do not belong to anywhere or anyone, become co-dependant and have a fear of abandonment.
Physical Symptoms of your chakra being out of balance include the inability to sit still, restlessness, unhealthy weight (either obesity or eating disorder), constipation, cramps, fatigue or sluggishness.
When overactive you are quick to attach and invest in others, attracted to drama, feel moody and lack personal boundaries.
When underactive you may feel closed off from others, lack confidence, self-esteem or self-worth and put up with being in an abusive relationship.
Physical Symptoms of your chakra being out of balance include lower-back pain or stiffness, urinary issues, kidney pain or infection, infertility and impotence.
Solar Plexus Chakra:
Symptoms of this chakra being overactive are being domineering, aggressive, angry, a perfectionist or overly critical of oneself or others.
When underactive you become passive, indecisive, and timid and lack self-control.
Physical Symptoms of your chakra being out of balance can be ulcers, gas, nausea or other digestive problems, eating disorders, asthma or other respiratory ailments, nerve pain or fibromyalgia, infection in the liver or kidneys and other organ problems.
When overactive you can become clingy and suffocating in the way you are expressing your love to others, lack a sense of self in any relationship and be willing to say yes to everything. You begin to lose your boundaries, letting everyone in without concerns of future outcomes.
When underactive you may feel cold, distant and lonely, often feeling resentful towards others and unable or unwilling to open up to others.
Physical Symptoms of your chakra being out of balance can be heart and circulatory problems (high blood pressure, heart palpitations, and heart attack), poor circulation or numbness, asthma or other respiratory ailments, breast cancer, stiff joints or joint problems in the hands.
An overactive throat chakra leads to being over talkative and not knowing when to stop, you find yourself unable to listen to others, often becoming highly critical, verbally abusive or condescending.
When this chakra is underactive you can feel Introverted, shy, not be able to express your needs or have difficulty speaking your personal truth.
Physical Symptoms of your chakra being out of balance can be stiffness or soreness in the neck or shoulders, sore throat, hoarseness or laryngitis, earaches or infection, dental issues or thyroid issues.
Third Eye Chakra:
When overactive you can become out of touch with reality, find it hard to focus as your thoughts are all over the place and you no longer seem to have good judgement.
When underactive you can become very rigid in your thinking, be closed off to new ideas, cling to the past and be fearful of the future. Often, becoming disconnected to your own intuition and unable to trust your own thoughts
Physical Symptoms of your chakra being out of balance could be vision problems, headaches or migraines, insomnia or sleep disorders including nightmares, and even seizures.
When overactive you can become addicted to spirituality, completely ignoring your bodily needs and have difficulty controlling your emotions.
With an underactive Crown Chakra you will not be very open to spirituality, and find it difficult to set or maintain goals as you will be lacking in a sense of direction in your life.
Physical Symptoms of your chakra being out of balance are dizziness, confusion, mental fog, neurological disorders, nerve pain, schizophrenia or other mental disorders.
Quite a list!
It is important to remember that your physical body and your energy field/aura in which your chakras reside are going to keep sending you messages through your body, thoughts and emotions until you pay attention.
Pause for a moment… ask yourself: are your chakras feeling balanced, or are there areas where you feel out of sorts?
Do you feel vibrant, healthy and full of energy or is your life force energy low, making you feel tired or lethargic?
Any time is a good time to have your chakras cleared and balanced, if you are already feeling good you will feel even better and if you are feeling stressed, anxious or physically drained then an intuitive holistic healing session including clearing and balancing your chakras can help you relax and release any blocked or negative emotions that you may be holding onto, leaving your whole being feeling more energised, lighter, healthier and happier within yourself.