The Seven Body Chakras
The word “chakra” comes from Sanskrit and means “spinning wheel” or “circle,” which is how these energy centers appear to those who can see energy. The main chakras are located along the middle of the spiritual or energy body and in the palms of your hands and feet. There are however many other chakras both in and out of the body. Ideally, they’re connected by lines of energy flowing between them (channels) that communicate what you need for a balanced life. Just as the parts of a car engine need to all work together to get you where you are going, the chakras need to work with each other.
They are more open or closed depending on the life lessons you are experiencing, damage incurred, or the energy response called for at any given time. Chakras can be consciously healed and opened or closed at will.
If you tell someone to get grounded they almost always know what you’re talking about. We even have common sayings reflecting this like, “She’s got her feet planted firmly on the ground” or “His approach is grounded in reality.” Even electrical systems are grounded for safety.
This tool helps you, the spirit, be connected to the body and the earth you walk upon. When ungrounded you feel spacey, confused, not present, and indecisive. Making a spiritual connection to the body and the earth keeps you present in your body and aware of the world around you. Consequently, you feel safer and more alert about the choices and decisions needed for your daily well-being.
Some people garden, exercises, or eat pasta to get this feeling. But often, we need to be grounded now, with no time or to run off and do these activities. Conscious grounding imagery works right away and can be used anywhere, anytime to easily and quickly regain your balance. There are many variations to grounding that use the intent to connect spirit to the body and the earth. They all work!
Re-owning Your Energy
When you give away too much of your life force, it leaves you feeling tired and depleted. You may be losing your energy to problems, people, or activities in your daily life and need to reclaim some of your good stuff to re-energize yourself. It’s as simple as taking a moment to call back your life force from where you’ve left it in your world and focus it back within yourself. Vacations work great for this. But let’s face it, what we really need is a way to energize on the spot so we’re able to stay on track in our regular lives. These visualizations may be just what you need to regain your vitality!