tulip-black-background-dsc_0943_2sfOrange, what a beautiful and exciting colour………  what I find do incredible is that all winter this tulips magnificence is slumbering deep within a shrivelled looking brown bulb!!  The sun warms the soil; the days lengthen and up shoot sturdy green growth, big swollen buds that burst open in a riot of colour.

 

Orange is the colour of our second chakra, the sacral chakra, located in the sacred bowl of the pelvis where it connects to the sacrum.    This is the centre of the emotional system, all that is sensual and creative emanates from this area as the chakra spins.  Embedded in this area also is our childhood development of age 6-12, we start to explore, identify emotions and learn to create in all areas from our new experiences.  For some children this is an exciting time to explore the world outside of the home and come back to the safety and support of the family, for others this is not the case, the family support is not there or can be perceived as “not there”, for this reason there is a lot of “emotion” held in this chakra, old stored energy that blocks and stops the chakra from spinning freely.  From a shamanic perspective this is where we cleanse and clear these energies, clear the imprints that have built up on the luminous energy field

 When we clear this chakra we connect to our emotions, we no longer feel disconnected from life, we “feel” them and they move us create, change and growth.  Connecting to our emotions are essential, how are we going to move forward and change if we cant identify and work with what is truly going on inside of us.  Without this chakra being fully cleansed the energies cannot flow fully through the chakra system.

The photographic image of the tulip was taken by me, if you would like to see some more of my flower images then please follow this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/8853574@N03/sets/72157603921615009/

 

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Spring has sprung

April 16, 2009

A TIME FOR RENEWALrelease-and-let-go

With the spring equinox just a few short weeks ago, heralding the start of abundant growth, germinating new seeds that will bear the fruits of our vision in summer,  it’s a time to bring about a sense of balance and renewal to our intentions and visions.

To help us make an energetic start to the mode of spring here are a few things we can all do:

 

·      Energetically: Opening our windows and smudge our homes and offices by burning sage and/or pine or sweet grass in an abalone shell or fire-resistant bowl.  This cleansing ritual creates a swirl of smoke that not only removes sour air as it wafts through open spaces into the world outside, taking with it the stagnant energies that accumulate after a Winter of being confined indoors.

·      Mentally: Cleansing our mind of old thoughts by meditating or reflecting on the newness of spring, its vibrant green growth, the scents of opening blossoms and the brightness of the returning light.

·      Emotionally: Being expressive, be creative – sing, dance, paint with the intention of releasing the old self to make room for the new, more balanced self. Make a list of what we want to let go of and burn it in a ceremonial fire.  Release and let go

·      Physically: Breathing out the old stale air, breathe in the new, fresh, revitalizing air into our body, which helps to clean the mind, lungs, blood etc. Taking a bath in sea salts and letting the salt draw out the toxins from our body. Cleaning out our closets and donating cloths to a local organization or family in need.

The Chakras and our Energy Body

chakra-1Whoever we are, male or female, regardless of where were, born we all have similar skeletons, in that we have the same amount of ribs, pelvic bones, shoulder blades and so on.  Each and everyone of us, in the same way has an energetic body, comprising of the chakras and the numerous meridians used in acupuncture

When all is working in balance, the chakras, which are like small whirling energy funnels that extend out from our spines beyond the exterior of our physical bodies about 3-4 inches, they rotate or spin clockwise.  In doing so they resonate at a certain pitch, each one generating a different colour.

The chakras are connected to our neural pathways, our central nervous system and over time with years of pain, trauma, abuse, loss, these can become dull and blocked with the toxicity of these events.  They no longer spin in harmony, the sludge adheres to the walls of the chakras slowing them down, they lose their individual colours and become dull and they no longer are sending out high frequency energies. We age faster, slow down become weighed down with the process of living.

As a shaman, when I complete my work, complete the healing process the chakras are transformed, the colour and vibrational qualities are restored back to how they were when we were born… Our chakras glow again like the brightest of rainbows, spinning freely and in harmony with one another, vibrating at their highest level.  Our energy is restored, we have balance back again in our lives, and aging process is slowed down considerably.  Instead of surviving you will be living life as it was meant to be lived, harmonious, in tune with your surroundings  and manifesting and attracting positive things into your life.