Chakras are wheels of energy that literally connect our physical body to our aura. There are seven major chakras housed inside our physical body and they each contribute in their own unique way to manifesting a life of prosperity and joy. If any one of the chakras is out of alignment, then the energetic system cannot function at optimum levels. This affects our ability to consciously create a life of abundance and prosperity.
Each of our chakras play an important part in manifesting a life of ease, joy and inner peace. When the chakras work in harmony with each other, they send out strong vibrational signals to the universe. These signals call back to you energies of the same vibrational family. If you are aligned with thoughts and feelings of prosperity, you will attract back to you more energies of that same family. So the trick is to align all seven of your major chakras into a harmonic – a symphony of vibrations resonating with the energy of prosperity.
The fifth, or throat chakra is all about our ability to communicate, both verbally and nonverbally. It is the connection between our sense of who we are on the inside, and how we represent ourselves out in the world. The energy associated with the fifth chakra, much like the clarinet in a symphony orchestra, carries both the melody and the harmony, bridging the physical and non-physical realms.
As we learn to stand in our own truth and communicate openly and honestly with the world, we bring this chakra into alignment with our Spirit – our true vibrational essence.
But of course, that’s easier said than done! Much of the work I have done over the last five years, and continue with today, is clearing blockages in this chakra. Standing tall and being who I am, not what others want me to be, is one of my life’s biggest challenges.
One of the exercises I found most helpful in clearing blocks to the fifth chakra is included in Tame Your Inner Critic and I’d like to share it with you now. I originally came across this work in Dr. Maria Nemeth’s book, The Energy of Money. I’ve adapted it to fit my own life and offer it here to you:
In the following exercise, “Finding Traits That Warm Your Heart,” you will tap into your Spirit and bring forth what I call heart traits, or qualities that reflect the true nature of your essence. You will then craft those traits into a statement of being, a declaration of who-you-truly-are in the next post. This is to me the first step in living an authentic life, one of alignment and truth.
Heart traits are mirrors into your soul. They are reflections of your Highest and Best Self. It is Spirit speaking directly to you and reminding you that you are a spark of that Divine Light, so uniquely special that no one else in the entire galaxy can shine as brilliantly as you can. As you become aware of these traits, know that they are a true reflection of the best of you. They help to capture and harness energy of that same vibration, allowing you to fulfill your life purpose. The following exercise will help you tap into these traits, acknowledge them as yours, and begin the process of living a fuller, richer life.
Finding Traits That Warm Your Heart
- In your journal, list your best qualities. List the attributes as they pop into your mind. You might be good at being a friend or being considerate. You might be good at figuring out puzzles or maintaining calm during an emergency. You might be able to see humor in the direst circumstances. You might be good at telling the truth, even when it is uncomfortable, or you might have a talent for caring for friends or neighbors when they are sick. You might be a patient, humble, or attentive listener. The key is that the feeling deeply resonates within you.
- Let us take the example of “I am kind.” As you write the words “I am kind,” you may start remembering instances when you were not particularly kind. In that case, the feelings associated with kind might include some lack or doubt. Notice whose voice you hear speaking those words of doubt and lack. It’s probably not your own voice. Feel beneath the first response as you say the word aloud. If you smile and feel a warm, soft excitement in your heart as you say the word “kind,” then the answer is yes. Write that trait down. If, on the other hand, you get a lukewarm response to the question, don’t despair. The lukewarm response just means that this is not one of your top traits. After all, we are all different, and there is no judgment around this exercise. It is not about a right or wrong answer, it just is. Accept it, go forth, and find those traits that truly do warm your heart right to the core.
- Next, bring to mind a person you admire (a friend, family member, former teacher, or coach), along with the qualities he or she possesses that bring a smile to your face. Traits such as loyalty, honesty, intelligence, courage, creativeness, adventurous spirit, kindness, or gentleness might come to mind. Again, do the same test. If this trait warms your heart center and makes you smile, then write it down. Like attracts like. Know that you are attracted to those most like you. Yes, it’s OK to open up your fifth chakra and say this: I am great and I attract people with qualities that match my own. If you admire your friend because she is so caring to her mother, remember that like attracts like and that you possess that same quality of caring for others. Write it down and validate it.
- Don’t worry about whether you have a few good traits or many; the point is to find those that are most true for you. Look at the new list again. This is your Spirit communicating directly to you, telling you how special and unique you are. Take the new list and at the top write:
Heart Traits: Messages from Spirit, reminding me of WHO I REALLY AM
This is the core of your personal power. The traits you listed are part of your nature. Accept them, love them, and honor them, speak them and live them.
Our primary purpose in life is to remember who we really are and to live our life in accordance with those traits. That’s prosperity in action! If you are having difficulties accepting these qualities as your own, spend some time considering what might be blocking your way. You might be having issues with feeling worthy of these qualities.
Most of us have quite a difficult time loving ourselves and accepting the Highest and Best Self for what it is: a true reflection of our connection to the Divine. Remember that your thoughts emanate out into the world. Reflect upon the quality of the energy you are currently sending into space. Your vibrational frequency is in tune with your thoughts and feelings. Let your frequency be the best and highest it can be. If you need to work on some blocks to accepting that this is truly who you are – (don’t we all have those blocks?) then remember some of our tools: grounding, filling in, blowing up a rose and tapping. Use your tools to help you come into alignment –into resonance – with your true nature.
We’ll work more with your heart traits in the next post. Bringing our outward actions into alignment with our heart traits is a giant step towards living an authentic life – one in which all your chakras are aligned and you are in the vibration of prosperity.
This post has taken material literally from the pages of my upcoming book, Tame Your Inner Critic Find Peace and Contentment to Live Your Life On Purpose. Available now on Amazon. Here’s the internal link for more information: Tame Your Inner Critic -the book and workbook