Chakras generate and maintain our life force. Our body exists on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual or etheric levels simultaneously. If the chakras are balanced, energy flows freely and we feel our best, but if they are unbalanced, energy flow may be blocked or too slow, leading to irrational fears and unexplained illnesses.
Learn more about the 7 Chakras and their Meanings
It is useful to ground yourself before balancing your chakras, particularly if your emotions are high or you’re feeling unusually out of touch. Everybody talks about grounding, but no one tells you how to do it. Although there are many methods, the easiest one is to focus on parts of your body.
Try to quiet your mind by starting with your feet. Ask yourself: how do they feel? Are you cold or tingling? Feel warmth flood into your feet as you focus on them. Once you have identified this, progress to your calves and continue up your body until you reach the crown of your head.
The following is a list of focused flow you might find helpful: feet, ankles, calves, upper arms, forearms, wrists, hands, shoulders, neck, mouth, nose, eyes, the crown of the head.
Once you have reached the crown of your head, take a few moments to enjoy the sense of well-being, grounded to this beautiful earth plane.
Balancing your chakra
Two of the most popular ways to heal, clear or balance your chakras are by the use of crystals and intent.
Many find stones and crystals corresponding to the chakras useful in assisting them to balance. There are many different stones one can use. Find the ones that you are most comfortable with. The most effective way to use these stones is to find a quiet place. You can use the table as a basic guide. Prepare for your healing by getting what you need to be comfortable. Put your phone on silent, get a drink of water and tissues (never underestimate the power of flowing energy) and most of all get pillows and a rug so you can sit or lie down somewhere and be comfortable.
Place your chosen crystals on or near the corresponding parts of your body. Take care where you place stones. There is no use trying to balance a 5lb crystal ball on your third eye as you may give yourself an injury. Size is not important in crystal healing.
For a basic guide on how to balance your Chakra using crystal, check out Looking after your Chakra
Spend from ten minutes to an hour lying down, breathing deeply and relaxing on the exhale, as these crystals work on aligning your chakras. Do not worry if a stone moves or falls off your body, as they tend to do that when their job is done. Always thank your crystals for contributing to your healing before you put them away.
Another option is to hold the stone comfortably in either hand. Close your eyes and take two or three deep slow breaths. Visualise a disc of light in the colour corresponding to the chakra you’re working to balance. Imagine this disc glowing brightly and warmly. See it spinning gently until the disc becomes a ball of light. Be patient. If you don’t see and feel the spin, continue concentrating on the flood of colour and disc.
Slowly nudge it with your mind to begin spinning. Feel the motion in that part of your body and you will achieve your goal. Continue to move through your stones as you activate and balance all your chakras. Once you reach the top of your head, take a few moments to enjoy the sense of wellbeing.
Some people feel the stone getting warmer during the process of balancing. Do not be concerned at this, it’s quite normal and can be an indication of your progress. Conversely, don’t be concerned if you don’t feel the stone getting warmer as it depends on one’s sensitivity.
Another way to use crystals is through crystal infusion. Pick your crystals suitable to the Chakra you believe is out of balance and then place it in a glass jar or jug of pure water overnight. Remove the stone and then drink the water on the following day.
Again, prepare your healing space and get what you need to be comfortable. As you lie down take your time to feel your body connect with the surface you are lying on. Breathe deeply as if your body is breathing down into the earth, relaxing you as your breath flows.
Once you feel relaxed and centred say a statement of your intent, for example: “Today I am breathing the breath of life and awareness into my chakras to promote their healing and balanced functioning.” (Please remember chakras need to be in balance. It’s not about creating any one of them as the best or the biggest.)
As you breathe, imagine each of your chakras is an object that can easily open or close like a flower or a door. Focus your attention on your base chakra and allow it to open as large as it can. As you
breathe deeply imagine a flower bud opening slowly, its petals stretching out until they are fully extended. Imagine that each breath brings new life and energy to that chakra, lovingly cleansing and balancing it.
Once you sense that your base chakra is balanced and renewed, focus your attention on the next chakra. Breathe, open your Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and the Crown chakra. Before you immerse yourself back into your daily life allow yourself to go through your body and close down your chakras starting from your Crown, Third Eye, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral and finally the Base chakra.
Once you become experienced at this you can do this meditation weekly or even daily. Many psychics do a similar ritual before starting and finishing reading.
Closing your Chakra
As we work to balance our chakras, we activate them as well. It is very important to close the chakra system after doing balance work. This does not mean they’re not spinning and flowing; it means that you close the “system” so that there is no energy loss.
It is very important to close the chakra system after doing balance work. Do this by visualising and feeling a white ball of energy flowing through your chakras from your crown chakra to your root chakra. Your system is now closed, and your chakras are balanced.
Our chakras are multidimensional energy vortices that exist on all these levels at all times and through all time. We can use chakras to raise our self-awareness, increase our energy levels, resolve health issues, become more intuitive, experience powerful tantric sexual energy, promote good health and even heal past life issues.
At Psychic Truth, we have gifted psychics who can look into your Chakra and help you regain balance within your energy through chakra alignment and healing. Through crystal healing and guided meditations, our psychics can further help you not only with physical, spiritual or mental concerns but also with metaphysical problems.