The villains in my novel, The Chakra Diaries, are ones we all want to avoid: illness, lost love, false beliefs, but it is these very perilous obstacles that drive the stories and finally lift the characters and can do the same for you.
In fact, many holistic healers believe false beliefs to be the cause of all problems in our lives. Through no fault of your own, your family, your society, your environment instilled beliefs in you as a child that may no longer be serving you. In fact, they may be the underlying cause of all your pain and failures.
Beliefs control our lives; they create our reality. We only see and experience what we believe. But you can examine your beliefs - right now - and revamp those that aren't working for you.
Do you believe all rich people are evil, illness will get you attention or sympathy, there's no such thing as a good marriage? Ask yourself, "What are my beliefs about money, health, love, relationships?" or about any area of your life that isn't working out the way you'd like.
Pick an area and explore your beliefs about it. Write them down. What feelings do these beliefs bring up?
These beliefs have determined your experiences, have actually "controlled" this area of your life. Now, you can choose to propel yourself in the direction you choose by choosing positive beliefs, such as "There is abundance for everyone," "The more money I have, the more I can help others."
You may find the new beliefs you write down to be the exact opposite of the ones you had before. But they are what create success for others and can do that for you too.
Imagine your life if you were to live according to these new beliefs. Take on the new beliefs in small steps, according to your comfort level, and let me know if your life moves toward your new vision. Namaste! Becca@thechakras.org
If you want to use your aura as a tool to check your own or someone else's state of health and mind and do something about it, I recommend reading Serge Kahili King's new book "Changing Reality."
To help increase your aura, he recommends: 1) deep, slow breathing, 2) imagine your aura expanding, and 3) imagine a ball of light sitting on top of your head and filling you with energy. Do all three at once for the greatest effect.
I realized when doing this how similar this exercise is to the "Medicine Buddha" meditation I learned long ago. In that meditation, you would imagine light coming from the hands of the Buddha, Quan Yin, Jesus Christ or the powerful deity of your choice, breathe in the healing light and then breathe it out through your body out into the world. In essence, I believe it is essentially the same exercise, but giving the ball of light above your head more power, by having the light come from a powerful source.
Dear Becca, How do I go about choosing crystals to use in my Chakra practice? Do some work better than others?
Anxious in Arlington
Just like you carry a few “everyday” items in your purse, briefcase, pocket or car like socks for cold meeting rooms, hard candies to soothe your throat, lipstick to protect and brighten your lips or gym shoes for your lunchtime walk, having a set of crystals can be very useful in chakra balancing.
They need not be fancy or showy and seem to work best when they are allowed to choose you. As proof that “everything” in this life is alive, aware and responsive, hold your hand over a few crystals and wait until one or more of them signals you that they are ready to become yours, to accompany you and to work with you by both absorbing and giving off energy.
Now, as the new guardian of your crystals and the recipient of their marvelous power, you have a responsibility to keep them clean and energized. First steep your new crystals overnight in a solution of sea salt and water and dry them thoroughly before you begin to use them.
Periodically, re-wash your crystals in the salt solution, or bury them in a bed of salt between uses or even plant them in your garden or under a tree in your favorite park. Take advantage of the healing energy of every full moon by leaving your crystals outside overnight.
One note: The intense energy of clear quartz may keep some awake at night so keep it away from your sleeping area if you are especially sensitive and bring in the calming influence of amethyst instead.
Adapted from The 7 Healing Chakras by Brenda Davies, M.D.
A holistic healer and writer. New to fiction, but inspired by life stories that have haunted me until printed on the pages of The Chakra Diaries and Chakra Secrets. Now also editing other inspirational novels and self-help books at IndieAuthorCounsel.com.
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