The sacral chakra is the energy center for relationships, sensual desire and creativity. This chakra can be found below your naval. This chakra resonates to the color orange chakra and aids in intimacy, emotional needs and the ability to let go.
If the sacral chakra is unbalanced, you will have a lack of energy flow throughout your body. This can lead to addictions, low self-confidence and dependency issues. Physical symptoms can include kidney problems, infections and sexual disorders.
There are a few simple techniques that you can do to unblock and balance your sacral chakra. Just like the root chakra, there are mantras, hand poses, yoga poses and diet changes. The mantra used for your sacral chakra is “vam” (“a” is pronounced as “ah”). While in a meditative state, repeat this mantra 6-10 times. For the sacral chakra hand pose, rest your hands in your lap one on top of another, palms facing up. Touch the tips of your thumbs gently together. Hold position the position for 5 minutes. There are some yoga poses that are good for your sacral chakra, such as the cobra pose, triangle pose and twist pose. And finally, foods that help balance and clear your sacral chakra are oranges, carrots and nuts/seeds.
And, of course, surrounding yourself with crystals while using these techniques will boost the healing and help with balancing. The following crystals can help balance your sacral chakra:
Carnelian – Highly Energetic; Protects against envy, fear & rage; Banishes Sorrow; Sensual; Used to cleanse negativity from other stones; Stimulates inquisitiveness & initiative
Tangerine Aura – Recognize gifts, talents & creative abilities; Joyful; Promotes Enthusiasm; Direct energy to where it is needed; Motivation
Moonstone (Peach) – Balancing; Introspective; Reflective; New Beginnings; Stone for hoping and wishing; Absorb what is needed from energies; Stone of Feeling; Intuition; Self-Discovery; Dreams; Travelers Stone; Calmness
The root chakra is most known for grounding and security at the base of your spine. The root chakra correlates to the color red and is also associated with survival, health and abundance.
If your root chakra is unbalanced you may be feeling loneliness, ungrounded or anxious. Physically you may be feeling lower back pain or problems with your groin, hips and legs.
There are a few simple techniques used that can unblock and balance your root chakra. You can use mantras, hand poses, yoga poses and your diet. Use the following mantra: “Lam” (“a” is pronounced as “ah”). Focus your thoughts on unblocking and balancing your root chakra while repeating “Lam”. There are chakra points around your hands called Mudra Chakras, and doing simple hand poses can unblock a chakra. For the root chakra, form a circle with your index finger and thumb (similar to an OK sign). Hold this pose for a few minutes while focusing on your root chakra. Another method is using yoga poses, such as mountain pose, warrior pose and bridge pose. Since the color red is associated with the root chakra, eating foods such as beets, pomegranates and apples will also balance and unblock her chakra.
Of course, doing all of these while surrounding yourselves with crystals is going to boost the healing and help with grounding. The following are crystals that can help balance your root chakra:
For as long as I can remember, I have loved the moon! It doesn’t matter what phase the moon is in, I am always looking for it. So, of course, it’s only natural that I would want to create a jewelry collection based off the moon.
When I first got this idea, all I knew was that the jewelry would be moon blessed for an entire moon cycle. I had decided to use faceted gems and set them myself. Once I decided what I wanted to create, I had to start thinking about how to make this happen. I had to think about the size, types and shapes of the gems. I had to figure out what tools I would need. Then I had to learn how to set the gems.
The size was easy; around 10mm seemed to be perfect. The shapes and types of crystals, I left open. I decided I would use gems that spoke to me during the shopping process. My first purchases where Amethyst, Smokey Quartz and Blue Topaz. I had also decided to use Sterling Silver settings for several reasons. Sterling Silver is affordable for everyone and silver holds the moons energy the best – which I discovered during my research of the properties of silver.
After I had purchased the gems and settings, I put them out to absorb energy on the night of new moon (the first phase of the lunar cycle – indicated by lack of moon light). I repeated this during each phase - new moon, waxing moon, full moon and waning moon. In addition, - I said a blessing over the pieces. After entire cycle had completed, each gem was infused with the energy of the phases.
The new collection is called “The Celestial Collection®”. Each piece in this collection will be moon charged and Reiki Blessed. Additionally, each piece will come with information on the four moon blessings, how to re-bless them and how to connect your own energy with your new piece, and make it truly your own. The Celestial Collection is very important to me; it holds the most stable thing on this earth. You can always count on the moon’s energy!
When I was 35, I had a conversation with a healer and one of the things he told me was that my true gifts would come to light when I was 37.I didn’t know the extent of this statement. I wondered how much more could there be???? I was already creating healing jewelry and was a certified Reiki Healer. Well, about 6 months ago my life changed and hasn’t been the same.
Finally, I was hearing messages (although, I think I always have but didn’t always listen). Readings were smoother and I felt more confident in my messages. The real shock came when clients approached my table. I started to receive messages about what the client needed when it came to crystals too.
Each show brings different experiences, some of them are profound. Through all of this, I am struggling with a few things. When I hear these messages, I have a hard time deciphering whose guides and angels I am speaking with. I have been told that I need to ask them to identify themselves, either by name or to whom they “belong”. The other problem I have is I don’t have a filter; things just fly out of my mouth without an explanation. I am working to learn how to filter so that I don’t upset anyone!!! Lastly, the empath in me, feels what you feel when you pick up the perfect piece.
The North Carolina show was big for me; I had a few experiences that I will always remember. I actually had clients come to me requesting that I help them find the crystal they need. They had heard from other clients that I could do this. I had another client’s guides come through and had me give her a message - her guides identified themselves and it took me by shock.
So what can you expect from me when you approach my booth? Well I can tune into you and help you find the crystal you need, I may even have a message for you and I might even cry.
All my life, I have been sensitive. I cried easily, my stomach was in knots most of the time and I hated being around large crowds. I used to wonder why I would cry while reading a book or watching TV. Then one day in March of 2013, the answer came to me and my life changed.
On that day in March, I was vending at an expo. I had a wonderful lady approach my table and we had an instant connection. She and I talked about how sensitive she was and I explained my sensitivity to her. That’s when she said “You are an empath”. Those four words changed my life!
I asked her what an empath was and she started explaining how I was soaking up everyone’s energies around me. Quickly, I realized that not only was I feeling everyone’s emotions, but I also take on any physical or mental problems they may have. This affected my health - I was on anti-depressants and I had been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and digestive issues.
I learned to stay away from toxic relationships and situations. I limit my interaction with the public whenever possible. This enables me to do the work I love to do at shows. Additionally, I stopped watching the news or reading the newspaper.
I quickly learned how to shield and began using crystals to protect myself. I shield myself by imagining a white light surrounding me and use labradorite to provide energetic protection. I make sure that I am grounded every morning and carry hematite or black tourmaline with me to help. I use malachite to absorb any bad feelings that may arise and lepidolite to calm me when I feel stressed.
By taking these precautions, I no longer take anti-depressants, my pain has almost disappeared and I currently only have acid reflux. I still cry when I read a book or watch TV but I am a lot more emotionally stable.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting a young lady at a show. She was complaining about a stomach ache to her mom. I knew immediately what was wrong; I talked to her and her mom about being empathic. We talked about how she can help herself when she feels overwhelmed and how being empathic isn’t a bad thing and can be managed. I can only hope I was able to help her because growing up feeling like that just plain sucks.
I am still learning something new every day about being an empath and I hope that I can pass this information on for anyone else going through this.