Spinning Wheels of Light A GUIDE TO THE 7 CHAKRAS

The word “chakra” has its roots in the Sanskrit language coming from the Hindus thousands of years ago. The Hindus thought of the chakra as a wheel of spinning energy, or energy center, where consciousness resides governing various attributes of individual physical and spiritual aspects. The chakras are not physical but part of the “subtle anatomy” or what you may simply think of as an energetic point of consciousness within the body where the spirit and physical worlds meet.

There are seven major energy centers or chakras. Five are aligned vertically along the spine and two reside in the head area. Each of these major chakras uniquely influences various physical and spiritual aspects of your life. When all 7 areas are in balance, you naturally release toxic behaviors and old emotions that no longer serve you. You gracefully step right in to your personal power. Whether you’re in a place of transition, seeking clarity or ready for a life change, these "Spinning Wheels of Light" will teach you how to embrace and enjoy the process.

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"I AM CENTERED AND GROUNDED"

ROOT

1ST CHAKRA

The first chakra, the Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine and is associated with the kidneys, blood, and the skeletal system. It controls the fight-or-flight response that triggers the adrenal cortex and is a grounding force that allows one to connect to mother Earth and feel “rooted”.

When the Root Chakra is balanced, you feel nurtured and that you belong. You are self-sufficient, independent and energetic, which results in healthy relationships with money, your career, and other people.

When this chakra is imbalanced you lack stamina and a passion for life. You feel unfocused, undisciplined, easily irritated and there is an overall feeling of victimhood especially in regards to financial security.

PROPERTIES

COLOR

Red

FLOWERS

Red Rose, Red Iris, Angelica, Shooting Star

ESSENTIAL OILS

Cinnamon, Garlic and Sandalwood

CRYSTALS

Ruby, Bloodstone, Hematite

POSITIVE ARCHETYPE

The Mother: Male or female who is positive, nurturing and affirms our sense of self with kindness, goodness, and faith in the goodness of life.

NEGATIVE ARCHETYPE

The Victim: a person who because of external circumstances is unable to move forward and relies on others to maintain life.

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SACRAL

2ND CHAKRA

The second chakra, the Sacral Chakra, is located in the pelvis near the sacrum, just below the navel and is associated with the sex organs, bladder and uterus in women/prostate in men. The Sacral Chakra governs your sense of deserving: a fulfilling life, pleasure, joy and abundance in all of its forms. It is concerned with one's physical well-being and ability to receive and allow more pleasure into one's life.

When the Sacral Chakra is properly balanced you delight in feeling pleasure, and you take pride in caring for yourself on all levels. You feel confident that you can handle just about anything, you express yourself freely, and are comfortable with intimacy.

When the Sacral Chakra is imbalanced there is an overall feeling of being too serious and too rigid. Your tendency is to create drama and to overreact, and you feel overly attached to people in your life. You talk yourself out of having the life you truly want because “life is hard.”

PROPERTIES

COLOR

Orange

FLOWERS

Hibiscus, Wild Iris, Pomegranate, Indian Paintbrush

ESSENTIAL OILS

Jasmine, Neroli, Orange Blossom

CRYSTALS

Carnelian, Tiger’s Eye, Onyx7

POSITIVE ARCHETYPE

The Emperor/Empress: Enjoys the physical world, loves pleasure, knows he/she deserves to feel good about life and delights in great food, comfort and luxury.

NEGATIVE ARCHETYPE

The Martyr: Deprives him/herself of the physical pleasures: forbidding themselves the warmth and comfort for which they long.

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SOLAR PLEXUS

3RD CHAKRA

The third chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, is located in the stomach area above the navel, right below the rib cage. The Solar Plexus Chakra is the place where your thoughts meet your emotions. It governs your sense of self-worth, confidence and inner-strength. It is connected to one's gut instincts and it is the center for one's personal power.

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is properly balanced you are joyful and live from a place of gratitude. You trust yourself, you own your personal power, you are clear about your place in the world and you move forward in life with ease.

When there is an imbalance in the Solar Plexus Chakra you are overly critical, jealous, and hungry for outside approval yet you lack trust in others.

properties

COLOR

Yellow

FLOWERS

Sunflower, Buttercup, Wall Flower, Saguaro Cactus

ESSENTIAL OILS

Lemon, Grapefruit and Juniper

CRYSTALS

Topaz, Citrine, Amber

POSITIVE ARCHETYPE

The Warrior: An empowered person with a definitive sense of self who has the inner strength and conviction to see their dreams materialize into the physical world

NEGATIVE ARCHETYPE

The Servant: A person who gives away their power and is always seeking approval from others. They allow others to define who they are and what they need to do in life.

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HEART

4TH CHAKRA

The fourth chakra, the Heart Chakra, is located in the center of the chest and it is associated with the heart, lungs, and circulation. It is the connector between the lower chakras and the upper chakras, and it is through this center that your healing and evolution is possible. The Heart Chakra is the energy center that emanates feelings of joy, love, compassion, and healing, as well as feelings of sadness, sorrow, and resentment.

When the Heart Chakra is properly balanced you are filled with compassion and unconditional love for yourself, your life, and all living creatures. Joy, compassion and understanding are your natural way of being! You feel stable even when you are single, in fact you are not in a hurry to be in a relationship, as you rather wait for the "right" partner to come along.

When there is an imbalance in the Heart Chakra your emotions feel uncontrollable. You are too critical of yourself and others.

PROPERTIES

COLOR

Green, Pink

FLOWERS

Bleeding Heart, Nootka Root, Borage

ESSENTIAL OILS

Rose, Carnation and Lily of the Valley

CRYSTALS

Rose Quartz, Diamond, Peridot

POSITIVE ARCHETYPE

The Lover: A person who is grounded and centered in the heart. He/She loves unconditionally and brings healing, light, and a warm presence to everyone's life.

NEGATIVE ARCHETYPE

The Actor/Actress: A person whose love is conditional and often it feels fake and an imitated act. He/She does things only to expect something in return. They have "rules" on whom and how they love and they fall back into judgment and criticism if a person or situation doesn't fit in the framework of the rules they have created.

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THROAT

5TH CHAKRA

The fifth chakra, the Throat Chakra, is associated with the throat, mouth, teeth, jaw and ears. The Throat Chakra is the place where all emotions are expressed in words or sounds. It is the center of communication.

When the Throat Chakra is properly balanced you are committed to speaking your truth, and you do so with eloquence. You know that what you have to say matters. This belief alone provides healing and support for the Throat Chakra. You freely ask for what you want, and receive it almost always with grace and ease. On the other hand, you are not afraid to express your weaknesses and limitations, an honest quality which others admire and respect.

When there is an imbalance in the Throat Chakra you hesitate to speak up, and when you do, you feel the need to raise your voice. There is also a tendency to shut others down, not allowing them to voice their opinions. Yet, you have a hard time voicing your thoughts and feelings, and being honest.

properties

COLOR

Turquoise

FLOWERS

Morning Glory, Snapdragon, Dandelion, Sagebrush

ESSENTIAL OILS

Blue Chamomile, Gardenia, Ylang Ylang

CRYSTALS

Turquoise, Blue Agate, Aquamarine

POSITIVE ARCHETYPE

The Communicator: A person who lives from a place of integrity. Communicators can easily express their feelings/truth, stand up for what they believe in and know when and how to say NO when needed.

NEGATIVE ARCHETYPE

The Silent Child: A person who suppresses his/her expressiveness out of shame and fear. He/she has a hard time being connected to their own truth and agreeing with others when they don't mean to or say yes when they mean no.

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THIRD EYE

6TH CHAKRA

The sixth chakra, the Third Eye or Brow Chakra, is located on the forehead between the eyes. It is associated with the eyes, sinuses, base of skull and temporal lobes. This chakra is the place where your emotional responses are regulated; as well as the root of your perspective, values, ideas, goals, wishes, and self-awareness. It is also the gateway to your higher consciousness, where you receive important messages from your Spirit Guides, Angels and other Enlightened Beings.

When the Third Eye Chakra is balanced life has a purpose. Every experience is a teacher, and you also fully understand that you play the most important role in manifesting your heart's desires. You trust your intuition, and you have an innate knowing that we are all ONE, that you are always connected to the energy of infinite possibilities of the Universe.

When there is an imbalance in the Third Eye Chakra you over-think and over-intellectualize things, you feel unsympathetic towards others, and you struggle to learn new things. You have a hard time discerning what truly is in the best interest.

PROPERTIES

COLOR

Indigo

FLOWERS

Purple Water Lily, Queen Of The Night, Cat Ear, Cosmos

ESSENTIAL OILS

Heliotrope, Camphor, Sweet Pea

CRYSTALS

Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite, Sapphire

POSITIVE ARCHETYPE

The Sage: A person who has cultivated wisdom over time and offers it to others when asked to, without judgment or attachment. Wise people live life according to universal principals and trust the process of life and their connection with a higher source. They lead by example.

NEGATIVE ARCHETYPE

The Intellectual: Seldom has a holistic assessment of situations in life. They only learn from a limited number of resources and tend to only trust conventional ideas and rational and analytic thinking. They have a narrow outlook in life.

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CROWN

7TH CHAKRA

The seventh chakra, the Crown Chakra, is located at the top of the head and is associated with the upper skull, cerebral cortex, and skin. This is where your connection with the non-physical realm, the Divine/Source of all that is, occurs. You can see the greater details of life. Simply put, this is the chakra that puts everything into perspective.

When the Crown Chakra is balanced you have an unshakable knowing that you are connected to something greater. You know that you are always guided, and protected, and you believe in the power of divine intervention. You also fully understand that you are the co-creator of your reality and therefore you always have the choice to change your path.

When the Crown Chakra is imbalanced, you can be self absorbed, ungrounded, inflexible, arrogant and have a hard time feeling optimistic, or excited about new ideas. You are terrified of dying, and you go through life without any desire to explore your inner-self and your purpose.

properties

COLOR

Violet

FLOWERS

Lotus, Dahlia, Orchid, Passion Flower, Silversword

ESSENTIAL OILS

Violet, Elemi, Lavendar, Lotus

CRYSTALS

Amethyst, Alexandrite

POSITIVE ARCHETYPE

The Guru: A person who realizes who he/she is and has no attachments to the outcomes of their desires and goals in life. Gurus recognize they are part of the whole.

NEGATIVE ARCHETYPE

The Egotist: A person who believes he/she is separate from everyone else/the greater whole. Egotists feel that they have to do everything on their own and that only their efforts determine the outcome of their life. They are disconnected from the awareness of the life force that flows through them.

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want to know more?

Now that you've learned a bit about the 7 Chakras you may be asking yourself:

which of my chakras is imbalanced?

how can i harness my spiritual power?

what can i do to live my best life?

The answer is in our quick and easy quiz designed to help assess what energy center you may need to give a bit of extra care. In just a few minutes you'll learn which Chakra is imbalanced and tips on how to realign your spirit so that you can live your most successful life.

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