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Chakra and Crystal Healing

chakra:crystalby Angela Christine

The chakra energetic system originated in India. It is even mentioned in the Upanishads, which dates between 1800 and 800 B.C. Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “circle.” According to yogic sages, there are seven invisible major chakras in the energetic body, but there are many, many more. It is believed these energy centers animate a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. If they are thrown out of alignment, then disease or distress is often a symptom. Each chakra represents an aspect of life. The lower three chakras regulate primal issues (survival, power, motivation, procreation) and the upper four chakras deal with metaphysical issues (love, creativity, inspiration, insight).

The Root Chakra (Muladhara) is located at the base of the tailbone. Its color is red and it deals with grounding, stability, setting healthy personal boundaries, connects us to reality, generates empowerment, and confidence. It governs the perineum, rectum, large intestines, and bones. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to confusion, distraction, feeling fearful, insecure, restlessness, obesity, greed. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are ulcerative colitis, IBS, Osteoporosis, and hemorrhoids. To stabilize this chakra, one must perform leg strengthening exercises such as walking, running, standing yoga poses and listening to soothing music or playing percussive instruments.

The Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) is located just below the navel. Its color is orange and it deals with sexuality, identity, creativity, procreation, and emotions. It governs the sex organs, pelvis, and lower back. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to lack of sexual desire or over-interest in sexual activity, overly indulgent, promiscuous, jadedness, compulsiveness, obsession, crude behavior, emotional numbness, and sexual frigidity. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are enlarged prostate, cystitis, chronic vaginitis, and lower back pain. To stabilize this chakra, one must perform pelvic and lower back exercises (yogic hip openers are good for this), consider your passions and actively pursue them, practice moderation and limit consumption of alcohol.

The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) is located above the navel and near the diaphragm. Its color is yellow and it deals with our ego and intuition, gut feelings and reactions, power, vitality, individuality, confidence and assertiveness. It governs the navel, belly, and small intestine. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to being domineering, aggressiveness, boastfulness, being prideful or overly ambitious, authoritarianism, being patronizing, being passive, lethargy, doubtfulness, submissiveness, avoidance, self-defeating, and self-deprecating behavior. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are digestive troubles, ulcers, fatigue, compromised liver function, problems with adrenal glands, pancreas, and kidneys. To stabilize this chakra, do diaphragmatic breathing (that is, deep breathing), use positive, present-tense affirmations, and adopt stress-reduction techniques to reduce anxiety.

The Heart Chakra (Anahata) is located at the heart. Its color is green (with a secondary color association of pink) and it deals with love, relationships, compassion, and service. It governs the heart and lungs. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to co-dependency, sentimentality, smothering, overdoing things and burning out, being hard-hearted, stingy, uncaring, cold, thoughtless, greedy, or calculating. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are asthma, bronchitis, and heart or lung diseases. To stabilize this chakra, practice breath work and doing chest opening yogic poses (such as cobra, camel, bridge pose, or backward bend), examine your relationships and your attitudes and assumptions about them, practice volunteerism without the sense of obligation.

The Throat Chakra (Visuddha) is located at the centre of the neck. Its color is blue (sky blue or turquoise) and it deals with communication, self-expression, and creativity. It governs the throat, larynx, thyroid, tonsils, and neck. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to gossiping, being overly talkative, interruptive, shyness, dishonesty, incommunicative, overly literal, introversion, suspicion, and unresponsiveness. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are chronic tonsillitis, thyroid problems, sore throat, or stiff neck. To stabilize this chakra, chant or sing, perform self expression (either spoken or written), and take classes in how to draw, dance, or sing.

The Third-eye Chakra (Ajna) is located in the middle of the forehead. Its color is indigo blue and it deals with wisdom, insight, discernment, remaining objective, open-mindedness, intuition, imagination, dreams, and visualization. It governs the pineal gland and the eyes. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to intrusive memories, delusions, hallucinations, obsessions, nightmares, difficulty concentrating, dullness, unquestioning, and superficiality. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are chronic sinusitis, migraine headaches, and vision problems. To stabilize this chakra, practice meditation, visualization, and dream imagery.

The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) is located at the top of the head. Its color is violet and it deals with spiritual understanding, seeing the big picture, and self-realization. It governs the brain and nervous system. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to being overly intellectual, confusion, spiritual addiction, skepticism, hard-headedness, rigidity, and imperviousness. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are nervous disorders, and psycho-emotional issues. To stabilize this chakra, become engaged in your spiritual journey; find a tradition that suits you and study its teachings and do all you can to promote your own spiritual growth.

Crystals are another wonderful way to help balance the chakra system. You can either place them directly onto the body in the chakra locations, or you can set up a healing grid and place them in corresponding areas to bring about healing vitality. Cleanse your crystals prior to every healing session. For those that may be sensitive to crystal energies, please use the grid and do not place the crystals directly on the body.

Red colored crystals/stones to use: red jasper, red goldstone, aragonite, red aventurine, braciated jasper, ruby, sunstone, and red tigers eye.

Orange colored crystals/stones to use: carnelian, sunstone, calcite, and tangerine quartz.

Yellow colored crystals/stones to use: amber, citrine, lemon quartz, imperial topaz, yellow fluorite, honey calcite, and sulphur.

Green colored crystals/stones to use: emerald, unakite, jade, aventurine, malachite, peridot, serpentine, moss agate, chrysoprase, blood stone, green topaz, green tourmaline, dioptase, epidote, and moldavite.

Blue colored crystals/stones to use: sapphire, lapis lazuli, sodalite, turquoise, aquamarine, blue lace agate, larmiar, and tanzanite.

Indigo colored crystals/stones to use: azurite, iolite, and covellite.

Violet colored crystals/stones to use: amethyst, sugilite, lepidolite, charoite, fluorite, purpurite, and stichtite.

Happy healing and rebalancing!


Angela is an ordained minister (high priestess) through Our Lady of Enchantment Seminary of Wicca in Clearlake, CA. She has been reading auras and chakras for 21 years. Angela is also a credentialed Spiritual Wellness Advisor through Universal Class and has a Bachelor’s in English and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies. Visit integrativespirithealing.com for more information.

Chakra and Crystal Healing

chakra:crystalby Angela Christine

The chakra energetic system originated in India. It is even mentioned in the Upanishads, which dates between 1800 and 800 B.C. Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “circle.” According to yogic sages, there are seven invisible major chakras in the energetic body, but there are many, many more. It is believed these energy centers animate a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. If they are thrown out of alignment, then disease or distress is often a symptom. Each chakra represents an aspect of life. The lower three chakras regulate primal issues (survival, power, motivation, procreation) and the upper four chakras deal with metaphysical issues (love, creativity, inspiration, insight).

The Root Chakra (Muladhara) is located at the base of the tailbone. Its color is red and it deals with grounding, stability, setting healthy personal boundaries, connects us to reality, generates empowerment, and confidence. It governs the perineum, rectum, large intestines, and bones. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to confusion, distraction, feeling fearful, insecure, restlessness, obesity, greed. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are ulcerative colitis, IBS, Osteoporosis, and hemorrhoids. To stabilize this chakra, one must perform leg strengthening exercises such as walking, running, standing yoga poses and listening to soothing music or playing percussive instruments.

The Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) is located just below the navel. Its color is orange and it deals with sexuality, identity, creativity, procreation, and emotions. It governs the sex organs, pelvis, and lower back. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to lack of sexual desire or over-interest in sexual activity, overly indulgent, promiscuous, jadedness, compulsiveness, obsession, crude behavior, emotional numbness, and sexual frigidity. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are enlarged prostate, cystitis, chronic vaginitis, and lower back pain. To stabilize this chakra, one must perform pelvic and lower back exercises (yogic hip openers are good for this), consider your passions and actively pursue them, practice moderation and limit consumption of alcohol.

The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) is located above the navel and near the diaphragm. Its color is yellow and it deals with our ego and intuition, gut feelings and reactions, power, vitality, individuality, confidence and assertiveness. It governs the navel, belly, and small intestine. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to being domineering, aggressiveness, boastfulness, being prideful or overly ambitious, authoritarianism, being patronizing, being passive, lethargy, doubtfulness, submissiveness, avoidance, self-defeating, and self-deprecating behavior. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are digestive troubles, ulcers, fatigue, compromised liver function, problems with adrenal glands, pancreas, and kidneys. To stabilize this chakra, do diaphragmatic breathing (that is, deep breathing), use positive, present-tense affirmations, and adopt stress-reduction techniques to reduce anxiety.

The Heart Chakra (Anahata) is located at the heart. Its color is green (with a secondary color association of pink) and it deals with love, relationships, compassion, and service. It governs the heart and lungs. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to co-dependency, sentimentality, smothering, overdoing things and burning out, being hard-hearted, stingy, uncaring, cold, thoughtless, greedy, or calculating. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are asthma, bronchitis, and heart or lung diseases. To stabilize this chakra, practice breath work and doing chest opening yogic poses (such as cobra, camel, bridge pose, or backward bend), examine your relationships and your attitudes and assumptions about them, practice volunteerism without the sense of obligation.

The Throat Chakra (Visuddha) is located at the centre of the neck. Its color is blue (sky blue or turquoise) and it deals with communication, self-expression, and creativity. It governs the throat, larynx, thyroid, tonsils, and neck. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to gossiping, being overly talkative, interruptive, shyness, dishonesty, incommunicative, overly literal, introversion, suspicion, and unresponsiveness. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are chronic tonsillitis, thyroid problems, sore throat, or stiff neck. To stabilize this chakra, chant or sing, perform self expression (either spoken or written), and take classes in how to draw, dance, or sing.

The Third-eye Chakra (Ajna) is located in the middle of the forehead. Its color is indigo blue and it deals with wisdom, insight, discernment, remaining objective, open-mindedness, intuition, imagination, dreams, and visualization. It governs the pineal gland and the eyes. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to intrusive memories, delusions, hallucinations, obsessions, nightmares, difficulty concentrating, dullness, unquestioning, and superficiality. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are chronic sinusitis, migraine headaches, and vision problems. To stabilize this chakra, practice meditation, visualization, and dream imagery.

The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) is located at the top of the head. Its color is violet and it deals with spiritual understanding, seeing the big picture, and self-realization. It governs the brain and nervous system. If it is out of alignment, it can lead to being overly intellectual, confusion, spiritual addiction, skepticism, hard-headedness, rigidity, and imperviousness. Physical complaints associated with imbalance are nervous disorders, and psycho-emotional issues. To stabilize this chakra, become engaged in your spiritual journey; find a tradition that suits you and study its teachings and do all you can to promote your own spiritual growth.

Crystals are another wonderful way to help balance the chakra system. You can either place them directly onto the body in the chakra locations, or you can set up a healing grid and place them in corresponding areas to bring about healing vitality. Cleanse your crystals prior to every healing session. For those that may be sensitive to crystal energies, please use the grid and do not place the crystals directly on the body.

Red colored crystals/stones to use: red jasper, red goldstone, aragonite, red aventurine, braciated jasper, ruby, sunstone, and red tigers eye.

Orange colored crystals/stones to use: carnelian, sunstone, calcite, and tangerine quartz.

Yellow colored crystals/stones to use: amber, citrine, lemon quartz, imperial topaz, yellow fluorite, honey calcite, and sulphur.

Green colored crystals/stones to use: emerald, unakite, jade, aventurine, malachite, peridot, serpentine, moss agate, chrysoprase, blood stone, green topaz, green tourmaline, dioptase, epidote, and moldavite.

Blue colored crystals/stones to use: sapphire, lapis lazuli, sodalite, turquoise, aquamarine, blue lace agate, larmiar, and tanzanite.

Indigo colored crystals/stones to use: azurite, iolite, and covellite.

Violet colored crystals/stones to use: amethyst, sugilite, lepidolite, charoite, fluorite, purpurite, and stichtite.

Happy healing and rebalancing!


Angela is an ordained minister (high priestess) through Our Lady of Enchantment Seminary of Wicca in Clearlake, CA. She has been reading auras and chakras for 21 years. Angela is also a credentialed Spiritual Wellness Advisor through Universal Class and has a Bachelor’s in English and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies. Visit integrativespirithealing.com for more information.

Advice: Healing from a Failed Relationship so You Can Manifest New Love

brokenheartDear Kajama:

I want to take your recent advice about manifesting a soul mate, but first, I feel I need to get over someone else. I understand that relationships teach us so much – that we better ourselves and learn more and more what we’re really looking for in life and love through them. I have a very open heart, and I want to fall in love so badly, but it seems like I meet a man, we click, and it’s great, but then when it dissolves, I’m left wondering if I let something really special go, if I missed an opportunity. It seems like it takes me forever to get over failed relationships. It’s so sad to me that the relationship had to dissolve at all. How do I embrace new love while I’m still feeling sad for the relationship that is ending?
– Scotty

Dear Scotty:

Please don’t try to manifest new love while you’re still grieving for a relationship that is ending. The loss of a significant relationship is a change that needs to be honored. Allow yourself to feel sad and to grieve for it.

You need time to reclaim your energy, to begin to feel whole in yourself again, or you won’t really be free to love another again anyway. When we connect deeply with someone, we form an energetic bond to them. We not only have biochemical reactions that make us want to stick close to our mates, but we also create energetic links to them that are never wholly broken. The more energy we send that person’s way, the stronger that link becomes, and thus the harder it is to break.

If we rush the grieving process, we set ourselves up to go from relationship to relationship, because we entered in before we were really ready. It’s a bit like having a knee injury and being impatient to start running again. If we get out there too soon, we’ll have trouble and end up eventually re-injuring the knee and having to start over. Some things just take time. Be patient with yourself.

When you’re nearing the end of the healing/ grieving process, you’ll start to feel impatient with it all – bored with grieving. You’ll start to feel new hope for new love. This is when it’s time to get busy. The most practical way is to begin with the physical, since it’s easier to perform simple tasks than to figure out esoteric matters such as how to open your heart chakra.

You need to get all the old, dead, obsolete energy moving out of your life, so that new, fresh energy can move in. The first thing I’d do is get moving physically. Join a gym, take a class, take up martial arts or yoga, or get out and walk every day. Push yourself physically. You need to blow the energetic cobwebs out of your whole being.

Also, feng shui has worked wonders for folks who want to manifest new love. This is not so much about putting pairs of things in the bedroom as it is about facilitating a paradigm shift, a transformation in your outlook and energy. Get rid of all the old stuff that reminds you of the past, especially if the feelings it brings up for you are not how you want to feel in the future. If the one you’re trying to get over gave you gifts that are on display in your home or office, get rid of them. You may be tempted to store them away as keepsakes, but this just belies the fact that you’re still holding on. Besides, what will your wonderful new soul mate think of this stuff?

To get ready for bigger love than you’ve ever known before,you have to make room for it in your life. While we’re still focused on the physical, you can further shake things up by changing your hairstyle, clearing out your wardrobe and making over your image, or painting/ redecorating your house.

On an emotional level, you can begin to move forward by reading self-help books, watching romantic/ inspiring movies, taking a new class and making new friends, or joining a club. Again, you want to open up to new energy. (You never know, you may meet someone while you’re out and about!) So many people complain that they can’t find love, yet they aren’t doing a fraction of the things they could be doing to meet someone new.

Spiritually, stay on top of your game. Meditate, go to church, practice your yoga – whatever it is you know you need to do to remain centered, confident, calm and optimistic. Then you can try a little ritual to seal the deal and launch yourself on a new romantic journey.

First, sit down and write out the story of this relationship: what you gained from it, what you feel you’ve lost, how you feel now, etc. Pour it all out on paper, then pick an evening when the Moon is waning and you’re feeling good about yourself and gather the following:

  • one white candle
  • one red candle
  • matches
  • a big cooking pot
  • your story

You can of course incorporate other traditional tools, if you’re accustomed to performing such rituals, such as representations of the four elements. If you know how, cast a circle. If not, don’t worry. This is not about the details, it’s about the energy you put into it.

Sit in the middle of the floor of the room with your tools around you. (If you can do it outside, all the better). Say a little prayer:

Mother/Father God, angels and guides, benevolent forces of love and light, come lift my heart of all burdens and help me open to new passion, love and joy. I give thanks for your help in launching this inspired new beginning!

Light the white candle. Take a moment to center your awareness in your heart chakra and to affirm that we are ever naturally healing, growing and changing. Say aloud:

I know that every time one door closes, another one opens. I give thanks, for I know that even now, I am being led to something greater in love than I have enjoyed in the past.

CAREFULLY light your story in the flame of the white candle and drop it into the big cooking pot to let it burn. While it’s burning, say aloud:

I now release all that has gone before, that I might open to new love and happiness. I clear away the past to make room in my life for a bigger, brighter future. As I let the past go, I feel light and free, full of hope, and ready to start anew!

Visualize an energetic cord between your heart and the heart of the one you’re missing, and see it shrinking down to a tiny little invisible thread. When the story has burned to ash, blow out the white candle and meditate for a few minutes, paying particular attention to any sensations in the area of your heart. You will likely feel a stirring feeling. This is divine healing taking place. You may even sense divine beings at work, healing your heart.

When this feels complete, open your eyes and light the red candle. Cup your hands around the flame, just feeling its heat, and affirm:

Though I cannot see the flame touching my hand, I can nevertheless feel its heat. There is much that can’t be seen in this world that is similarly real. Just as I can’t see new love on its way to me, I know that it too is real and near, and I can feel its energy warming my heart and spirit. I now move toward greater love than I have ever known before. And so it is!

Give thanks to any beings you feel have aided you in your healing ritual, blow out the red candle, put your things away, and do something to make yourself feel fabulous. Take a long scented bath, groom your toenails and fingernails, or go for a walk or a run.

There is also a GREAT tool in Kajama’s Spiritual Toolbox called Manifest Big Love. I recommend that, after you take the steps above, you listen to it whenever you start feeling bad about your love life instead of excited about all the love you’re sure to make/create/enjoy in the future.

This may all sound really hokey, but rituals are powerful tools in that they give us a format for aligning our energy with what we desire. It’s not about the color of the candles or the exact words you use: it’s about the energetic shift that takes place within, and how this will kick-start positive change in your life. Consciously embrace healing; consciously embrace new love – and you will free yourself of the past and leap toward new passion and romance!

– Kajama hearticontiny

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