When you have a well-balanced root chakra, you're well grounded, bonded well with your mother and with Mother Earth, and have a rich sense of security, sense of belonging and self-esteem. One of the best ways to ground your root chakra is to get down on your knees and garden. It's also the best way to celebrate Earth Day! Plant some red flowers (the root chakra spins at the frequency of red light) and you'll experience a surge of vitality.
In Julie's story, her healing comes from forgiveness. I've been asked why forgiveness is so powerful, and these quotes come to mind...
"Love is realizing there is no one to forgive but yourself." ~zenshine
"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." ~Lewis B. Smedes
When you let go of deep-seated anger and resentment, you release stress and tension that may impair the flow of the body's innate healing energy. Through forgiveness, the heart chakra can become more balanced, and you are able to give and receive love more freely.
The number seven is considered “lucky” in many games of chance while some numerologists say the number has a spiritual vibration linked with psychic abilities, introspection and heightened intuitive powers. More than 3,000 years ago, Hindu seers noted seven chakras, while some modern practitioners say that human experiences are defined within seven year cycles from birth to age 49, with years 50-98 being a repeat of the cycles at a higher frequency of energy.
During Ages: 0-7 and 50-56, the Base Chakra predominates, calling for stability, grounding and new beginnings.
From Ages: 8-14 and 57-63, the Sacral Chakra brings to light understanding of creativity, enthusiasm and an exploration of our boundaries.
The Teenage and Retirement years, 15-21 and 64-70, are colored by the Solar Plexus Chakra -- personality and wisdom are developed and the universe’s limitless possibilities are broached.
Twenty-somethings and Septuagenarians, 22-28 and 71-77, will best understand affairs of the Heart Chakra such as how to heal the earth, in addition to enhancing and sharing their love and compassion.
The Throat Chakra is best understood during ages 29-35 and 78-84 when openness to higher development, better communication and self-expression are key issues.
Ages 36-42 and 85-91 line up under the banner of the Brow Chakra and gain an understanding of clairvoyance, responsibility and deepening their life experiences.
From ages 43-49 and 92-98 the Crown Chakra may be further developed for spiritual enlightenment, meditation and contemplation.
Please note that this is only one interpretation of dozens or maybe even hundreds of explanations of the general workings of the Chakras in human lives, modern and ancient.. Adapted from The Chakra Bible by Patricia Mercier.