The world feels like it’s in chaos right now. We are not only going through a global pandemic, but there are riots and violence and a heightened state of energy. This is a confusing, emotional and challenging time for many of us. Let’s look at COVID19 and the chakras as a way to make sense of what we might be feeling and experiencing.
Self reflection is key
I’m seeing a lot of loud opinions and anger expressed in the news and across social media, but not a lot of self-reflection. Our responsibility first and foremost is to take care of our Self – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. If we ourselves are out of balance, we are not putting our best self forward. And we’re not in the best state to enact positive, lasting change, or show quality leadership to others. When we act or behave from a place of fear or anger, we create separation, which is the basis of violence. The energy of love and connection is how we heal.
Everything is energy
So how can YOU come back into a state of calm? The first step is to pause, and reflect internally. We are made up of energy, just as everything we see, touch, think and feel is energy. In our human bodies, we have 7 major chakra points. Chakras are spinning wheels of energy. I imagine them like the toy spinning tops that you might spin on your countertop. When you spin the top with too much force, or you put it slightly off balance, the top will spin off wildly. In the same way, if you spin the top with too little force it just falls over. But when you get the top exactly on its axis with just the right amount of force, it spins perfectly on balance.
COVID19 and the Chakras
Lets look at COVID19 and the chakras. When there is too much or too little energy, our chakras don’t spin optimally, and the result is our whole body’s energy is out of balance. This can cause dis-ease (physical pain, mental problems, emotional stress or spiritual disconnection). When our chakras spin on their axis, we are at ease (relaxed, inspired, and in alignment with our higher Self).
Located at the base of your spine. Root Chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to feel safe and stable in your life. This includes food, water, shelter, and emotional needs. Currently, there are a many people feeling very unsafe, insecure and fearful. There is fear of getting sick from CV19. There is fear from lack of finances and jobs, and deep seated anger at the injustices that we’re seeing in our world. This fear and insecurity causes our Root Chakra to spin out of balance.
Located around your lower belly. Sacral Chakra is associated with your emotions, relationships, sexuality, pleasure, and creativity. When we experience intense fear, anger and insecurity, our stress response kicks in and we are in fight/flight. Stress hormones flood our system, and decrease our ability to think rationally. This compromises our immunity, and can bring on anxiety, depression, lack of sleep, and irrational decision making. When we’re stressed, it pays to pause, and take the time to calm our mind and body, before moving forward.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Located at your solar plexus. This chakra is our personal power. When we have a balanced Solar Plexus chakra we feel confident and capable. We take responsibility for our life, we ‘e self-assured, independent and have clarity. On the flip side, when out of balance, we have self-doubt, confusion, low self-esteem and self-confidence.
This chakra is the element of fire, and we are certainly seeing a lot of fire in the world right now. There is rioting, violence and protesting. Too much energy in this chakra can be seen as excessive control and authority over your environment and people. But you might also be feeling the opposite. Deficient energy in your Solar Plexus chakra can bring about feelings of helplessness, irresponsibility or denial.
Heart chakra provides love, compassion, forgiveness and acceptance, and can positively influences our relationships. However when Heart chakra is out of balance, we feel sad, lonely, and closed off. We might feel jealous, and without forgiveness there is a tendency to hold grudges. Many people are grieving, and feeling a deep sense of sadness at the state of the world right now. When we are in fear and grief, it’s difficult to open our minds and bodies to compassion, empathy and understanding.
This chakra is associated with communication, expression, and speaking our truth. We are seeing a lot of people speaking up and speaking out for what they believe in right now. However, when there is an imbalance, it can manifest as a lack of control over one’s speech. This could be speaking too much or inappropriately, not being able to listen to others, or telling lies. On the other side, too little energy at the Throat chakra causes excessive a fear of speaking up. Right now if you are feeling uncertain, angry or fearful, take the time to turn your attention inwards first before speaking. Examine what you’re really feeling, then make guided decisions on how you express yourself.
Third Eye Chakra
Third Eye Chakra, at the centre of your forehead, is all about vision, perception, intuition, thoughts and inspiration. Stagnation, combined with fear and uncertainty, leads to imbalance at this point. When we have people home bound and in isolation, plus high levels of fear, stress and insecurity, we have disconnection. It is more important now than ever to practice self-care and compassion. That might be meditation or yoga or it might be energy healing such as Reiki. Pay attention to your own inner state first, before judging others or jumping to conclusions.
Crown Chakra gives us access to our higher states of consciousness and reminds us that we’re all connected. When open, we have more awareness, presence and wisdom. But when this chakra is blocked, we feel stuck, stagnant, and disconnected. Too much energy at this point leads to being closed-minded and obsessive, or living in our heads. Too little energy and we have a disconnection between mind and body. It is so important to take time to sit, breathe and reflect. The more awareness you have of yourself, the more awareness you will cultivate of the world around you.
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I hope by looking at COVID19 and the chakras, this has helped you make sense of what you might be feeling and experiencing. If you have any questions, or would like to book in for a Reiki healing, click here. Look after yourself, pay attention to your inner state, and be well.