Healing Through Balance

Bringing Balance to the Mind, Body, and Spirit

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Crystal Grids

There are very few “rules” with regard to grids. Grids can be used for just about anything you feel a need to use them for. They can be of any size or shape and any sort of crystals can be used. The two main things to consider when setting up a grid are the space needed and what center stone to use … the center stone is more important as it directs the energy flow within the grid.

If you’re in tune enough with the energies of crystals, just sitting quietly and thinking about what you want to accomplish should bring one or more to mind pretty quickly. If you aren’t comfortable trusting yourself yet, you can always look up the issue or stone properties in order to choose which crystals to use.

The basic idea is to set out one or more type of crystal in the grid pattern with a center “master stone” to orchestrate the energy flow. The center stone needs to be programmed with the intent of the grid. The outer stones can be programmed as well, but it isn’t necessary. To program a stone, sit quietly with it in your hands and visualize the outcome you want from the grid. You can also give it clear directions regarding the specific flow of energy in the grid if desired (I’ve done this with healing grids placed for my fish tanks and it works well).

Once the grid is “up and running”, you may find that after a few days something seems “off”. It could be that the stones are just worn out and need to be replaced. You may also need to swap them out with different stones to complete the task. In my experience, this is common with healing grids. Someone once described it to me like this: When you visit the doctor, they may give you an antibiotic to get rid of an infection. But once the infection is gone, there may be other issues present that need to be resolved, perhaps an upset stomach. By changing out the crystals, a new set can help complete the secondary healing … but the center crystal will remain with it’s original programming. You just give it a quick “update” when you place the new set.

To set up a grid for healing or protection, I find it works best to lay the stones out on the perimeter of the area you’ll be working with. As an example, for a protection grid on a house or apartment you could place stones in the extreme corners of the property with the center stone next to an interior wall (where it won’t be disturbed). A grid for healing or to aid with sleep can be laid out around your bed with the center stone underneath the middle of the bed.

You can also use grids to help companion animals with healing.  Some animals are better than others at sitting or lying still and those that will tolerate just hanging-out can be helped by sitting in the middle of a grid for short periods of time.  They can also be fed a drop or two of a crystal elixir (but don’t use alcohol as a preservative if you intend to give it to a pet) either directly or in their food or water.

When it’s not practical to set up a large grid, a small grid on a table will work. These are especially useful when you are doing a grid for someone else, but the grid will be in your space. As I said earlier, there really aren’t any hard and fast rules and whatever feels right to you will be effective.

While a single type of stone can be used, I usually end up using at least two different types. And I prefer clear quartz as the center stone because it plays well with all the others and accepts programming very quickly. Just start with a “clean” set of stones (cleansing them of previous energies if needed) and make sure the space where you are setting up the grid has been cleared as well. I like to smudge with sage because it’s quick, easy, and very effective.

Once everything is ready, place the outer stones, program the center stone with the intent of the grid, and then place the center stone. It’s not unusual to feel a small electric charge when you place the center stone. I’ve had that happen with every grid I’ve set up. I’m including some pictures of a few grids to show what it is I’ve been rambling on about. 😉

This is an example of a healing grid. Green fluorite is a wonderful stone for healing. Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It’s a great stone to add in healing grids as it will add some wonderfully soothing energy to the mix. The center stone here is a double terminated clear quartz. I like using the double terminated crystals because they allow the energy to flow through them in either direction.

Healing_Grid

This next grid is one I might set up if I wanted to get rid of a block and increase my personal or creative energy. The zincite is awesome at getting rid of energy blockages and carnelian is a terrific stone for bringing in energy either physically or for creative purposes. Again I’ve used the double terminated quartz here.

Fire_Grid

I don’t usually use a grid for meditating, but if I were going to I’d do something like this. Celestite is a great stone for communicating with guides or angels (for those who work with them) and it helps to clear the aura too. Aqua aura is an excellent communication stone and can help focus intense energies. For this grid I’ve used a clear quartz pyramid to collect and focus the energy of the grid. I’ve also added some small selenite spars to enhance the effect of the aqua aura stones.

Meditation_Grid

Next up is an elemental grid. This sort of grid would be useful during ritual or working with the elements during meditation. It might also be something someone might keep on a permanent altar. In addition to the stones for each element, I’ve added some small clear quartz points to allow the grid energy to flow in all directions.

Element_Grid

This last grid is one that I keep on my water altar. These seven rhodizite stones came to me as a set. The woman I got them from said she couldn’t separate them and they definitely want to be together. Although these stones are tiny (the large one in the center is maybe 3mm in diameter) they pack a huge punch. They have an extremely high vibration rate and clear out all sorts of blockages. Since that particular altar is near the center of the house, these little guys help maintain a calm environment for everyone in the house.

Rhodizite_Grid

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© Copyright dragonfae and Healing Through Balance, LLC 2011-2014

Energy Field


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Shielding Your Energy

With all the tense and crazy energies floating around right now I’ve noticed a lot of people reacting by sending out aggressive or negative energy toward others.  Many are not aware that some of these energies can become trapped within our etheric body, adding the potential for blockages in our energy field to occur.

So how do you go about your day while trying to avoid picking up unwanted energies?   When I would pick up unwanted energies in the past I’d frequently get thrown for a loop … until I’d learned enough to devise some strategies to not only get rid of these unwanted energies, but to defend against picking them up in the first place.  One of the methods I use to prevent picking up “gunk” is energetic shielding.

When needed, I have a little routine I follow to clear out any crummy energies I may have picked up during the day and repair the energetic shields I use to help protect myself from the worst of the negativity I run across. It occurred to me that others (who may be unfamiliar with shielding) might benefit from the concept so I decided to put something together explaining the process.

I’ve talked about chakras briefly before … the seven well known chakras are those that “connect” our physical bodies to our emotional/subtle bodies and the world we live in.  In addition to our chakras each of us has an aura, or personal energy field, and both are susceptible to the influences of energies outside ourselves.  When a negative or harmful energy is held either in a chakra or our auric field it causes a stagnation or blockage of the energy flow and may manifest as physical or emotional problems.

For me, working with energies directly (grounding, keeping the chakras clear, creating grids, or practicing Reiki) does a really good job of keeping the energy flowing like it should. But then there are the external influences … and a lot of what I’ve had to deal with in the past was people at work, ticked off for one reason or another, oozing negative energy. So I started shielding heavily when I was out and about.

I start off doing a grounding session to clear out negative energies and bring in positive energies (I did a post on grounding here:  Grounding).  I also clear out and balance my chakras (that post is here:  Balancing Your Chakras).  Once that’s done, and sometimes it takes a little while if I have any blocked areas, I move on to shielding.

Shielding is basically just telling your energetic body how to protect itself from different types of external energies. I use visualization to “set” my shields, but it can also be done by drawing a representation of yourself, with a representation of your shield surrounding “you” on paper. A shield can be used to set the mood of your energetic body (sort of like curling up in a favorite blanket), to fend off negative energy, or even to project your energy in a particular manner.

Some of the energetic shields that I’ve used:

  • Colored light – colors can be associated with mood or personality attributes. I like to use a multicolored shield close to my energetic body to soothe and “set the tone” for my day. Some color associations: blue=good communication or calm, green=healing, pink=calm/love, purple=power, yellow=thought/expression, red=passion, orange=creation.
  • Mylar/one way “glass” – this works like a filter. Just as mylar filters sunlight through a window, this shield filters energy … it blocks what you don’t want to get through, but lets through everything else.
  • “Armor” – as the name implies, this shield completely blocks everything it’s programmed to keep out.
  • Crystals – I often use a layer of crystals to “tune” chaotic energies, harmonizing them to the loving energies in the universe. Crystal colors or attributes can also be used to fine tune the intent of this shield.
  • “Superball” – remember superballs? Hard little balls that bounce really high? I use a shield layer that acts just like that. It repels negative or harmful energies by “bouncing” them away from me.  (this is one of my favorites!)
  • Mirrors – similar to the mylar, but this doesn’t let as much in. It can also be used to reflect energies back to whomever sent them. Using colored mirrors reflects the energies away, but tempers them. I like to use pink to reflect negative energies back to the initiator with calm, loving energy (this really confuses some people if they are being super negative). This shield can be either a solid mirror or oodles of tiny mirrors, like a disco ball.
  • “Bird Whackers” – we call these “Pigeon Whackers” here … they are all over the bill boards here and are used to keep birds from roosting on them. I use this shield to fling negative energies away from me.
  • Electrical/Lightning – I visualize this shield like a Tesla ball. You know, those novelty thingys that look like lightning inside and you run your hand around the outside and the electricity follows? Except I use this to zap negative energies.
  • Firebricks – not sure what else to call these. I see them as ceramic “bricks” that catch and burn up negative energy.

These are just a few of the shields I’ve used.  There is no right or wrong type and anything your imagination comes up with will work.  Once you know what you want your shield to look like and how you want it to perform, either visualize or draw the shield surrounding your body and be clear with your intention for what the shield should do.

You can also layer shields.  When things would get really bad at work, I’d frequently use 6 or 7 layers, each with a slightly different purpose.  It made a huge difference for me in my daily activities.

If you’re a little too stressed or just get easily aggravated by your “normal” day, give a shield or two a try and see if it makes a difference for you.

© Copyright dragonfae and Healing Through Balance, LLC 2011-2014


Grounding

Buildings are constructed on solid foundations.  Electricity must have a path to electrical ground to have the ability to flow and “do work”.  People are said to be grounded when they have a lot of common sense and make good decisions.  But what about grounding your energy?

If we are not properly grounded the energy in our physical and energetic bodies does not flow properly and we may feel out-of-touch.  When the energy isn’t flowing properly we can experience a myriad of physical and emotional issues due to stagnation or blockage.  Being energetically grounded is important.

There are a number of ways we can ground ourselves … both consciously and unconsciously.  Certain foods are grounding.  Those “comfort foods” we all love when we’re feeling down (meats, potatoes and other root veggies, eggs, and nut butters) are foods that help ground us.  Walking barefoot or laying in the grass is grounding.  So is gardening, working with the warm soil.  Even a hike in the woods can be grounding.  Most of these we do unconsciously, because we like doing them and we feel better afterward.

For conscious efforts, there are also a number of ways to ground.  A favorite of many people is to stand quietly and visualize “roots” growing from your feet into the Earth.  Then visualize drawing up positive energy from the Earth and having it replace any negative energy in your body.  Keep at it until there is so much positive energy flowing through you that it’s also flowing from your head and hands.  When you’re done, shake any excess energy from your extremities.

The root thing doesn’t seem to work so well for me (it doesn’t feel natural to me) so I do a variant of this.  I visualize pure energy from the Universe entering my crown chakra and flowing down into my body until I’m radiating with it.  As I progress through my session, I visualize all this positive energy forcing any negative energy down, out of my body and into the Earth to be recycled.  I will frequently use a couple of green onyx spheres to help with the flow of positive energy, especially if I notice a blockage.

One of the nice things about visualizations is that you can do them just about anywhere and no one else knows what you’re doing.  When I would get really stressed at work I’d go stand next to a tree and do a quick grounding session.  But what if you aren’t all that great at visualization?  If you prefer physical exercises, this page has a few good grounding exercises that you can do.

Even if you don’t think you need it, try grounding.  You might just be amazed at how good you feel afterward. 😉

© Copyright dragonfae and Healing Through Balance, LLC 2011-2014

Crystals


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Crystals: Use and Care

Do you love crystals but aren’t sure what to do with them?  Or perhaps you’re just curious and don’t know much about them? I have a page listed in the menu under the header photo where I briefly discuss some of the properties of commonly available crystals but here I want to discuss some of their uses and how to care for them.

I’ve literally got hundreds of crystals sitting around my house … almost every horizontal surface of the house (except the floor, bed, and kitchen table/counters of course) has crystals on it. Most of the time they sit there, happily sending out their soothing energies, but we do put them to specific use from time to time.

In addition to the spheres, clusters, pyramids, and other shapes we have here, I work beads made from these crystals into jewelry, car charms, window hangings, and other baubles.  I have crystals in my office too.  Now they’re used to help with my Reiki sessions, but even when I had an engineering job I was surrounded by them.

Using crystals:

So what can crystals be used for?  Honestly, just about anything.  Here are some of the things I do with crystals:

  • Carry them to benefit from their energy all day.  Chose one or more small stones to help with a particular issue and place them in a small bag.  It doesn’t matter what the bag is made of … I’ve used organza, velvet, linen, and cotton.  You can then carry the bag with you or place it somewhere appropriate.  I have one in my truck for protection from accidents.  I put it together after I was rear-ended a number of years ago and haven’t had even a close call since … and that’s no small feat the way some people here in Southern California drive!
  • “Worry stones” … these are small, flat stones that can be carried or just held.  They usually have one surface that is slightly concave that’s perfect for rubbing with a thumb.  As the name implies, when you’re stressed or worried you simply hold the stone and rub away to your heart’s content.  It helps get rid of some excess energy and the contact with the stone is soothing.
  • Wear them as jewelry.  The great thing about incorporating crystals into jewelry is that you can mix and match to suit your needs for each day, just wear something to help deflect negative energies, or to help keep your chakras clear and balanced.
  • Hang them near your doors and windows to help prevent negative energies from entering your home.  I didn’t know this when I first decided to hang some crystals in my windows and doorways, but there are some cultures (I know of a few Native American tribes for sure) that will use crystal helpers to keep negative energies from entering the living space by placing them in openings.
  • Meditate with them.  There are a number of ways to meditate with crystals.  The easiest is to just hold or sit with (or near) a crystal or two.  Any stone can be a helper, but I find that either a stone to help calm the mind or one that helps to connect with other energies in the Universe are particularly beneficial in meditation.
  • They can be a fabulous scrying tool … just staring into the crystal and getting lost in the internal fractures and planes allows the logical side of the brain to focus while letting the subconscious side have a chance to tell us more directly (at least more than it does with dreams) what we need to know.
  • You can also “interview” a crystal by sitting with it and asking it questions.  No, they don’t really “talk” to us, but most people can glean impressions that feel like emotions that don’t belong to us.  Even my hubby (who claims to be completely oblivious to any energies) can frequently get a “feel” for gender or age from a crystal.  For those used to dealing with higher vibration energies, a vision or brief scenes from the crystal’s past may come through.
  • If you are into baths (as opposed to showers, I’m not suggesting anyone go without bathing!) you can take a stone in with you (assuming it is a stone that can tolerate water).  The water will actually pick up the energy patterns of the stone and amplify it.  Use caution though … I once dragged a clear quartz sphere into the tub with me and ended up so amped I was bouncing off the walls for 4 hours!  Oops
  • Chase away the “electronic smog” generated by televisions and computer screens.  I set out unakite and covelite in front of any television or computer I will be around … both are wonderful at deflecting and absorbing the excess energies radiated by all types of screens.
  • In addition to jewelry for humans, crystal beads lend themselves perfectly to hanging on a pet’s collar … or even making a collar from them for your cat or dog.  When we had a dog going through (and recuperating from) radiation therapy, I made her a “collar” of bloodstone, carnelian, and smoky quartz to help dissipate the effects of the radiation.  Just as with people, the uses of crystals for pets is pretty much limitless and whether one or two crystals are hung from the collar or a whole collar is made, the animals benefit from the crystal energies just like we do.

Crystals that are especially helpful:

On one of our vacations I decided that I needed to set aside some crystals as an “Emergency Kit”. I have them in a craft box as it’s handy storage (and easy to grab) so I can take them with us when we travel since I don’t have access to all those I keep at home when we’re on vacation.  I chose the stones listed below because they pretty much cover a wide range of ailments and emotional issues. Most are pretty easy to find and all that is needed are one or two of the small tumbled pieces.  A small reference book, like Judy Hall’s “The Crystal Bible” to keep with it is helpful too.

Crystal “First-Aid Kit”:

Amegreen Dumortierite Pink Chalcedony
Amethyst Flourite Prassiolite
Astrophylite Garnet Quantum Quatro Silica
Azurite Green Heulandite Quartz
Blue Aragonite Infinite Rainbow Moonstone
Blue Tiger Eye Kunzite Red Tiger Eye
Blue Pietersite Labradorite Snowflake Obsidian
Bronzite Larvikite Sodalite
Carnelian Magnesite Sphene
Celestite Melody’s Stone Stichtite
Charoite Moldavite Sugilite
Citrine Ocean Jasper Sunstone
Danburite Obsidian Tiger Eye (gold)
Dravite Turquoise

Charging crystals:

When giving a crystal a specific “job”, it’s helpful to first charge the crystal with that intent(some people call it programming).    Just sit with a calm mind while holding the crystal.  Next, visualize or think about what you want the crystal to do for you.  I know that sounds pretty simple, but it really is that easy.  The crystals are very good at picking up on our energetic signature and thoughts modify our energy in a manner they can interpret.  Once they’re ready to go, just put them to work.

Cleansing crystals:

When crystals are used for a specific purpose, in many cases they will need to be cleansed periodically to get rid of negative energies they’ve collected.  And it’s usually a good idea to cleanse new crystals when we bring them home.  This isn’t always the case though, so if it makes you feel uncomfortable thinking about cleansing a crystal, don’t worry about it … the stone may not need to be cleansed.  Some stones (like quartz, black tourmaline, and turquoise) never need cleansing.  There are a number of ways stones can be cleansed:

  • Hold the stone under running water
  • Soak the stone in salt water for a little while
  • Set the stone on a quartz cluster for at least a day
  • Leave the stone sitting in the light of a full moon overnight
  • Bury the stone for at least a week
  • Smudge the stone using sage or incense

Not all of these methods are appropriate for all stones, so make sure and check if there is any question … especially with regard to water.  Angelite, selenite, malachite, and sunstone should never be held under running water nor soaked in salt water (or fresh water) and another method should be chosen for those stones.  Ideally you can interpret what the stone wants and give it what it needs.  Trust yourself … if it “feels right” it probably is.

Recommended Reading:

If you’re wanting additional (and a lot more detailed) information, these are books that I highly recommend:

The Crystal Bible, The Crystal Bible 2, and The Crystal Bible 3 by Judy Hall
The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian
Love is in the Earth by Melody and Julianne Guilbault

 

I’ll do another post or two on some additional crystal uses.  For now though, I hope I’ve given enough information to at least let folks get comfortable working with crystals.  They really are marvelous helpers.

For Educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by any medical authority or
the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
 

© Copyright dragonfae and Healing Through Balance, LLC 2011-2014

Chakra Flower


Balancing Your Chakras

Do you keep your chakras balanced?  I frequently forget to regularly tend to my chakras.  But when I feel “off”, re-balancing them  always helps improve how I feel … both physically and emotionally.  There are a variety of methods that we can use to clear and balance our chakras and I’ll share a couple below.  First though, for the benefit of those who may not know about chakras, I’ll start off with a brief explanation of the seven major chakras we each have … we each have hundreds of chakras, but I’ll stick to these for now.

What is a Chakra?

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that roughly translates to “wheel” in English.  Each chakra is an energy center that connects the physical, emotional, and energetic bodies (sometimes referred to as the “subtle bodies”) to each other and the Universe and each is associated with particular bodily functions as well as specific mental/emotional states.  The energy of the chakras feels like that of a vortex, spinning top, or small whirlpool.  The seven major chakras are aligned along the spine as shown in the graphic below:Chakra_Body Each chakra has a specific color, symbol, and tone associated with it.  Below I’ve given a brief description of the seven major chakras and their associations.  With regard to the chant sounds, please note that A is pronounced as “ah” and M is pronounced “ng” (as in king).

The Seven Major Chakras

RootChakraMuladhara, the Root Chakra:
First Chakra; color is red; note is C; chant sound is LAM.
The root chakra sits below the base of the spine (near the tip of the coccyx).  It is associated with the adrenal glands and immune system.  This chakra keeps us grounded to the Earth and helps keep us stable (physically and emotionally).  An overactive root chakra can manifest as greed or materialism … an underactive root chakra can cause fear or nervousness.

SacralChakraSwadhistnana, the Sacral Chakra:
Second Chakra; color is orange; note is D; chant sound is VAM.
The sacral chakra is midway between the pelvic bone and navel.  It is associated with the reproductive organs.  This chakra affects the emotions and creativity.  An overactive sacral chakra may lead to addictions or being overly emotional … an underactive sacral chakra can leave one apathetic or emotionally “numb”.

SolarPlexusChakraManipura, the Solar Plexus Chakra:
Third Chakra; color is yellow; note is E; chant sound is RAM.
The solar plexus chakra is located near the physical solar plexus in the body.  It is associated with the spleen and pancreas.  This chakra deals with self-esteem and personal power. An overactive solar plexus chakra may be responsible for overly aggressive or domineering behavior … an underactive solar plexus chakra can result in poor self-esteem or overly timid behavior.

HeartChakra Anahata, the Heart Chakra:
Fourth Chakra; color is green; note is F; chant sound is YAM.
The heart chakra is located near the heart and lungs in the center of the sternum.  It is associated with the heart and thymus.  This chakra deals with love and trust.  An overactive heart chakra may result in clingy or smothering behavior toward others … an underactive heart chakra may cause cold or distant behavior toward others.

ThroatChakraVishuddha, the Throat Chakra:
Fifth Chakra; color is light to medium blue; note is G; chant sound is HAM.
The throat chakra is located about midway up the neck.  It is associated with the thyroid.  This chakra affects truth in communicating.    Not speaking the truth can result in this chakra becoming blocked.  An overactive throat chakra can be responsible for talking too much without listening or dominating conversations or situations … an underactive throat chakra may result in a lack of communication.

BrowChakraAjna, the Third-Eye Chakra:
Sixth Chakra; color is dark blue or indigo; note is A; chant sound is OM or AUM.
The third-eye chakra is located in the center of the forehead.  It is associated with the pituitary gland.  This chakra influences our insight and intuition.  An overactive third-eye chakra can lead to spending too much time in fantasy worlds, nightmares, or even hallucinations … an underactive third-eye chakra may result in thinking that is too rigid, denial of reality, or confusion.

CrownChakraSahasrara, the Crown Chakra:
Seventh Chakra; color is purple or white; note is B; chant sound is NG.
The crown chakra is located at the top of the head in the center.  It is associated with the pineal gland.  This chakra deals with wisdom and spiritual peace.  An overactive crown chakra can result in too much intellectualizing or a mental detachment from the body or spirit … an underactive crown chakra can lead to spiritual apathy/uncertainty or excessive materialism.

If you aren’t used to feeling the different energies of the chakras associated with your body and don’t know what to look for but want to know what their state is, I’ve found this online test to be fairly accurate: Chakra Test at Eclectic Energies.   You can even have the results emailed to your inbox. 😉

Clearing and Balancing your Chakras

Here is a simple exercise to clear and open your chakras.  First, get comfortable in a quiet place.  I prefer to either sit in a comfy chair or lay on my bed.  Initially, it’s best if you can be undisturbed for 20 – 30 minutes.  With practice, you will eventually be able to clear your chakras fairly quickly whether there are distractions or not.  If you “feel” something slightly different than what I describe don’t worry … we all experience things a bit differently so this is just meant as a guide to help get you started and it can be varied as needed by the individual.

Next, go through each of the chakras and concentrate on its size, shape, and spin rate.  As you work with each chakra, see if you notice anything about its particulars.  Is it pulsing?  Spinning?  If it’s spinning, how fast is it moving?  Does it feel large or small?  I always begin with the root and end with the crown.

Beginning at the root chakra, visualize a red sphere near the base of your spine.  Visualize the sphere growing until it’s about twice the size of a softball.  Allow it to brighten so that it is glowing from within.  Now start it spinning, or increase its spin rate.  Trust your intuition … if it still “feels off” just keep working on the chakra, trying different imagery if needed, until you feel it’s smooth, calm, and stable.

Move up the spine, working each of the other chakras, until all seven of the chakras are the same size and spinning in unison:

  • For the sacral chakra, visualize an orange sphere between your navel and hips.
  • For the solar plexus chakra, visualize a yellow sphere between your navel and the bottom of your ribcage.
  • For the heart chakra, visualize a green sphere (with just a small bit of pink in the center of the sphere) near your heart.
  • For the throat chakra, visualize a blue sphere near the center of your neck.
  • For the brow, or third eye chakra, visualize a purple sphere in the center of your forehead.
  • For the crown chakra, visualize a white sphere at the top and center of your head.  Once it’s the proper size though, visualize it opening into a lotus flower, then start/increase its spin.

As each chakra is cleared, the spin rate increases and stabilizes.   Once all seven of the chakras are glowing and spinning in unison, they are clear and balanced.  Balanced chakras help us to feel calm and stable so this is a good exercise to do after a particularly hard day.  It’s also a great way to start your day off if you’re so inclined.

How crystals can help us with our Chakras

While clearing and balancing the chakras using only visualization (or in combination with sound or yoga) works well, I’ve found that crystal helpers speed the process up.  Using tumbled  or raw stones that correspond to either the color or function of the chakras, you can lie down and place one or more stones over each chakra.  As described above, you feel the energy of each chakra starting with the root and working your way up, one at a time, to the crown.  I leave the stones in place until I’m done with all the chakras, then remove them starting with the crown.

I’ve noticed that with stones I use as chakra helpers, keeping them together as a set has the effect of synchronizing them.  They get more harmonious and efficient at helping over time.  I’ve actually got three different chakra stone sets and will grab whichever set “feels” appropriate for a particular session.  I try to clear, open, and balance all my chakras on a regular basis (though life frequently intervenes) and find that when I do, I’m much happier and have more energy.

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