Today was my very first Chakra Healing session using words and poetry. I have to say that my expectations were next to non existent because I know very little about this form of healing. My friend Sun is a Chakra Healer and spoken Word Artist and believes that words and poetry can help in opening up the Chakras aiding in the healing process. Check out her Voice of Purpose webinars and online resource to begin your healing journey and discovering your true purpose!
In researching exactly what Chakras are I came across Chopra Centred Lifestyle and they explained quite nicely. “The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head.”
So, I thought to myself that I’m good, I’m enlightened and my Chakras are nice and open, let’s do this! Ugh! If only that were true!
The process began with me laying down so that Sun was able to check out each Chakra and it’s internal energy flow or chi.
My 1st Chakra, the Root, was open. Phew! I was grounded, rooted and secure with who I am. My 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Chakras, Sacral, Naval and Heart were all over the place with very turmultious energy flow, confused and muddled. My throat and 3rd eye Chakras were completely closed and my crown open, which everyone’s is because you are alive!
Wow! I have work to do!
I was feeling somewhat concerned about my internal energy flow. Sun then asked which Chakra I would like to focus on opening? I figured let me delve into the throat Chakra because to me that was synonymous to self expression, the power of my words have in any given situation and how as a child that was silenced through circumstances.
We began an amazing breathing and throat opening technique. Soft gentle hums with deep breathing focusing attention to that time when I lost my voice or when fear took it away. It’s a very difficult and painful place to go back to. When I was young there was a lot of anger and rage around me. I grew up with an alcoholic Dad and a very angry and sad Mom. There was very little peace and stability at home. I remember having anxiety from a very young age and was painfully shy and quiet. The tears began to fall as I remembered that little girl and how alone she really felt. It was intense and I realized pretty quickly that the flood gates had opened to something I thought I had put to rest a long time ago. That little girl was alone, scared, anxious and lost her innocence.
Once I was able to breathe again and the crying had stopped, Sun asked me to write down and express how I was feeling. I ended up writing a letter to that little girl, my inner child. I let her know that I was always by her side and that she would never ever be alone again. Although I am always sad for that little girl, there was something about this letter that felt good. It reminded me that I am not that little girl anymore. I have grown so much and have come a long way. This simple yet important exercise helped me to begin to heal and help that little Joan and if she was to have her voice back then this is what she would have said…
I am important
I am valuable
My feelings count
I need help
I am scared
I am amazing
I am talented
I love me!
Now, every time I have those feelings of anxiety and fear, I recite those very words of self affirmation to myself. The healing has begun!