This month we are looking at the role our chakras play in helping us live a life full of joy and inner peace. Chakras are wheels of energy that connect our energetic body to our physical body. When our chakras are operating at optimum levels, the impulses of energy they send to our physical body (via our hormones) help us feel calm and centered.
The first chakra, located at the base of our spine, is the energy center associated with safety and security. Often called the root chakra, this chakra flares open when it senses danger, sending adrenaline coursing through our bodies. Although the energy of money actually belongs in your third chakra – your power center, fears about lack of money often make a home in your first chakra.
Of course, it’s hard to live a life full of joy and inner peace if your first chakra flares open in panic and fear every time you open your checkbook!
Let us move this energy of money out of your first chakra—your survival space—and move it up to your third chakra, your power center. With the energy of money residing in your power center, you will be able to harness this force to work for you to help you manifest the life of your dreams.
Exercise 9.4: Moving Your Money Energy
1. Close your eyes, and be in the center of your head. Breathe, and just be. Check your grounding cord and see your aura filled with your energy, no one else’s. Bring your attention to your first chakra. Now, visualize a rose in front of your first chakra. See the rose. Ask the rose to call to it all your feelings and emotions around the scarcity of money. See fear leave your first chakra and head into the rose. Watch as panic, scarcity, and lack enter that rose. Feel into your body, at the base of your spine. Open up that chakra, and allow all foreign energies, all thoughts and feelings that have come to you from your parents or others to leave this space. Feel all the harsh judgments about how much money is too much leave your space. Once you feel all the emotions calm, and the colors diminish, blow up that rose. See it explode in front of you. Feel your first chakra, at the base of your spine, being relaxed and clear.
2. Now let’s move the remaining money energy—that energy that is yours and no one else’s—to its rightful place, the third chakra. See another rose in front of you, and have this rose pull out all the remaining money energy from your first chakra. See the colors as they move into this rose. When the rose is filled, intend for that rose to move from your first chakra to the space in front of your third chakra. See the rose floating around your solar plexus, a little bit higher than your belly button. Now pull that rose into your third chakra. Feel the colors of money merge with the other energies in your third. This is your power center. Feel a surge of power throughout your body as your third chakra lights up with this added fuel.
3. Know that your money energy is where it belongs and that you have harnessed its power for your use. When you feel complete, open your eyes. Your money energy is now available to fuel your dreams. You may repeat this exercise if you begin to notice thoughts of judgment or panic around money. Money is a neutral tool that is all.
The way I view money has changed over the years. As I’ve come to terms with my inner critic’s voice, I’ve developed a level of self-confidence and self-worth in all areas of my life. I know that how I view money is a microcosm of how I view myself.
I am worthy. I am worthy of having money, and I am worthy of living a life full of joy and inner contentment. So are you.
The exercise Moving Your Money Energy is excerpted from my book, Tame Your Inner Critic Find Peace & Contentment to Live Your Life on Purpose. In fact the book includes a full chapter on the energy of money! I hope you will consider adding it to your must-read list. And I hope you will share this post with a friend or two. Many blessings to you –