To be the best version of ourselves involves having a healthy solar plexus chakra. (Chakras are vortexes of energy in the body.) Each chakra is associated with different physical, emotional and spiritual aspects. When a chakra is healthy, energy flows freely through the physical body. When blockages or depletion occur in the chakras, our physical body suffers.
As a sensitive soul it is possible to feel everything.
The emotions of those around you, the mood and feeling of a room when you walk in, all that is said and unsaid is a palpable. It is easy then to feel extreme compassion for others. To feel their pain and to try to help others, to want to help them.
There’s a fine line between helping others and doing it for them. Often we can take on not only peoples emotions but their physical pains and illnesses. Especially if we have the ability to transmute energy or process pain into light.
Have you noticed how you feel stretching after sitting at the computer for a while? Or Have you tried smiling when you are sad and found it has made you feel a little better? In Craniosacral therapy this can be observed and expressed by ‘how our psychology feeds into our physiology and vice versa’. For example, if we clench our jaw and tighten our shoulders we can activate the vagus nerve, stimulating the flight fight response.
July/August held two eclipses with one more on its way. As the moon eclipses the sun we are in shadow, a chance to look at the shadow self. Our conscious mind is eclipsed and we can experience our subconscious selves, providing us with the opportunity to go inward and evaluate the self with truth and honesty. Not to judge ourselves but in order to liberate the aspects of ‘self’ held in past experiences.
Many of us can relate to being told to ground as part of self-care or meditation practice. I practice grounding many times during my day, especially when holding space for others, and supporting clients with being grounded is an integral component in all my sessions and workshops.
Why is grounding important? How do we take it from a concept to an embodied tool? ‘Being’ grounded suggests it’s very nature. Grounding enables us to attain & sustain our ‘Being – ness‘.
Interesting fact for you – we operate from the subconscious mind over 90% of the time. This means our thoughts and emotions often ‘happen to us’ or ‘influence us’ to act or feel a certain way, without us really knowing why, or without much awareness/consciousness in our behaviour. This can lead to feeling dissatisfied with life and often feeling ‘victim’ to it.
So… I will fess up. I have a bit of a cleaning thing. Okay, perhaps ‘bit’ is not a strong enough word..An Example..When it looked like my relationship was the real deal and we would shack up together and do the family thing, one of the first things I made very clear to Mike was…if you are looking for a domestic goddess I am NOT your gal!! In fact the only time we have almost gotten a divorce was when I spent the household budget, and then some, on Enjo..back when it was all the rage. In my mind, here was a group of natural products that..wait for it…