Insightful Inspirations - Leanne Holitza

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Leanne Holitza is an Intuitive healer working with your energy and thoughts to align you with your highest potential. Allowing you to experience more of what you already have, making room for more.  This site offers help with all areas of life through individual sessions, classes, yoga sessions, and more. My expertise also includes working with intuitive children. 

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The Root Chakra

Chakras are just a way to describe energy centers in our bodies. We use different sources of energy in order to be and manifest in the world. There are several different schools of thought regarding chakras, so I am writing from my own experiences and awareness, not from a specific school of thought. 

By paying attention to energy fields, you are sending an intention to yourself and your energy to rise to a conscious level of manifestation. You can then use that awareness and intention to refine your energy fields and become a more conscious creator.

Pay attention to your root chakra and see what you can manifest by paying more attention to it. This is the chakra that is at the base of your spine and in its ideal state, spins clockwise in a red color. This is where you store information about survival.

THE ISSUES

What we think we need and what we actually need can be two different things. Here are common influencers of the root chakra:

·       Money

·       Home

·       Job

·       Life and death

·       How we felt in early childhood about life

·       A sense of community or belonging here

What I've found in this chakra as I have read people is mostly about money, home life, losing children, and loss in general.  I have seen all kinds of things stir up someone's survival space that you might not expect. But primarily, you can think of it this way . . .what do you think you couldn't survive without? Food, water and air are obvious answers. But really think about this question. What worries you the most in regard to feeling you can survive life?

The Emotions

This chakra is really helpful to clear out and balance if you experience a lot of fear or anxiety.

It is also very helpful to focus on when you want to feel strong, centered, and capable. 

It is most beneficial to focus on what you want to feel, not what you don't want to feel. So if you have identified an anxiety pattern or fear, ask yourself first "What is this fear trying to bring to me?" Once you hear what you are trying to receive, recognize this as an unmet need this negative emotion is trying to meet. Then focus on that unmet need that the negative emotions are calling attention to and try to find ways to gain what you need.

For example, if you're feeling angry about something someone said, when you dig into the anger you find that you want stronger boundaries and your anger is providing that. With that awareness you can focus on the boundaries and not the anger. 

Nothing is as important as we make it, especially if we are feeling disconnected, weary, scared, or just plain bad. Dig into the lies you tell yourself and see if you can let go of some of them. See if you can shrink the story down in your mind and take it piece by piece rather than the whole thing having to be solved right now. 

 

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS

The physical symptoms of a root chakra imbalance are easy to notice. When it is balanced you feel safe, calm and ready to tackle anything and your body feels good.

When you have an imbalance, many symptoms can come up. This is just to name a few:

·       Lower back problems

·       Rapid heart rate

·       Fight or flight sensations

·       Shallow breathing

·       Numbness or pain in the lower limbs

When you body is talking to you about an imbalance though pain or discomfort, give it attention in a loving way. We often try and shame our bodies back into functioning properly. Instead, love it first and ask what it needs. Give it gratitude for holding onto the imbalance and making you aware of it. 

You can't make positive changes if you are disgusted with or shaming yourself. First you need to accept yourself and know you are doing the best you can, and then go from there.

THE PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES

Believe it or not, people can plug into our chakras and draw off energy from us. They can do it to us while in our presence or not. 

If you have children, they can end up in there because we feel we wouldn't survive losing them. If the children are young and rely on you for survival, it makes sense that they are connected to you there. Once they get older, you want them to anchor into their own sense of safety, independent from what you can offer them.

We are tribal people and the root chakra can be influenced by who we consider our tribe to be or how we interact with those around us. That tribal sense can lead us to give our power away or take it from others. 

Other people end up in this chakra if they tell us we can't survive without them or if you think someone can't survive without you. It is a much healthier act of love to encourage self-reliance and independence in the survival space. The tribe can work together in the survival space, but from an energy standpoint, you can only draw on your own source energy when working together.  

The Balancing Act

So how do you balance all this out? Meditation is always a great way to tune into your energy systems. 

But if you are not a big meditator, here are some other ideas.

·       Surround yourself with people that make you feel safe.

·       Create a sanctuary in your home you can go to that represents safety when you are feeling out of balance (it doesn't have to be big).

·       Eat root vegetables.

·       Connect with nature and express gratitude for the earth.

·       Chant LAM (sound for the root chakra).

·       Visualize roots reaching into the earth and grounding you here.

There are many videos and meditations out there. I love the ones with nice sounds. Here is one. 

 

Here are some affirmations for the root chakra.

·       "I am safe."

·       "The world supports me and wants me here."

·       "I am grounded."

·       "I love my body being in the physical world." 

If you find any resistance to those affirmations above, that is also a good indication that your root chakra is blocked. Dig in and find out why you are resistant and what you are telling yourself instead.  

In my office I carry some awesome sprays that help with balancing the chakras and give you something to carry with you. Let me know if you want to try one at info@insightfulinspirations.org. 

Happy balancing. Book an appointment below if you need further assistance with balancing your energy. 


Chakra Communication - First and Sixth Chakra

SignAgain, if you aren't familiar with Chakra's review the post on first and sixth chakra's first. There are more on communcation of the chakras in past blogs as well. Today we are going to explore communication between the first and sixth chakras. The first chakra being about survival and the sixth being about intuition and analysis. We as humans are always trying to feel safer by analyzing the outcomes of things. We are all about survival and we use all of our energy centers to do it. Thinking through different scenarios and trying to predict the safety of a situation. Analyzing, which path has the safest outcome.

When this communication is working, we sense things about our safety. Like when not to take a different way home or wait a few minutes to leave, later to find out there was an accident on the road you would have been on.  When it is broken, we worry and fret and analyze ourselves into paralysis about what is the right choice to keep us safe. For example you may over analyze your budget for a trip you are planning, trying to predict every possible outcome to make sure you have your basis covered. (I know some of you may argue this is playing it safe, but it gets your energy stuck.)

In readings, I often see people are not taking the steps forward in their life, that they intuitively know are right, because they haven't convinced themselves it is safe to do so yet. This could be because they are addicted to outside approval or simply because past mistakes seemed so bad, they don't want to chance it again.

Insightful Inspiration of the Week

Are you letting your intuition lead you in the right direction with trust and understanding, or are you trying to prove to yourself something is safe without letting your inutition have a say? Is the communication balanced between the two centers?

Is the sixth chakra running the first? Do you analyze and try and predict the outcome of your safety? Do you try and prove to your mental self that you are safe even though your physical self already knows it? Do you try and make someone else tell you that the decisions you are making are good ones?

Is the first running your sixth? Do you intuitively know you should be doing something different with your life, but you just don't know if it is safe to try? Do you have a tugging on your heart that you are meant to do something more, but you can't give up the predictability of a paycheck and stable job? Check in with yourself. Are you sacrificing your greatness for a false safety that is grounded in things you have no control of? 

Ground your inutition though yourself. Listen to your energy signals to tell  you your intuition is leading you on a safe path. Allow yourself to connect that it is safe to just "know" rather than needing analytical proof. Listen to yourself and understand you are safe and have everything you need while you do it.

Have an enlightening week!

Chakra Communication - First and Fifth Chakra

mouth Communication... this space can get complicated, but if it is affected by safety, it can get down right hard! This blog is about the communication between your first and fifth chakra. If you want to know more about these individual energy centers got to the previous posts on Journey through your chakras first and fifth.

This communication is about feeling safe and grounded in your communication. People kid themselves on this one a lot. Thinking they are more grounded in their communication or safe to speak their mind regardless of consequences. But most of us have things we don't feel safe to communicate. One example I run across often is people not feeling safe to tell others they went to a psychic. What would people think?! (honestly, they would think ME TOO!)

When communication is flowing, the wisdom of what is safe to communicate and what isn't is flowing appropriately. Sometimes it isn't safe to communicate something and your energy centers talk to each other and modify accordingly. Where we get blocked off is when we don't read these signals right and we block up the communication artificially.

For example, lets say your employer is taking advantage of you and you really feel used by the situation, but you don't feel safe to communicate this unhappiness because you think you might loose your job, then not be able to pay your bills, loose a place to live, etc. If you could look at this situation from a clear point of view, you might find that it is safe to communicate this need and your are safe to make this request.

Don't get me wrong, there are times when not feeling safe to communicate is valid... but rarely. The key is to be open to the communication between the energy centers and allow it to function in balance.

Another way these two energy centers work together is to ground your communication. Meaning it makes sense and is coming from a place of connectedness with the planet. If you are in an emergency and you are screaming "We are all going to die!" that is not going to work well to getting you to safety. But if if you can ground your communication and give clear leadership in the situation, you are more likely to have a positive outcome.

Insightful Inspiration of the week

Where are you convincing yourself that it isn't safe to communicate? Is it a valid fear? What is the worst case scenario if you communicated in this situation? How likely is it to happen?

Have you resorted to outright lying to yourself or others because of this fear of not being safe? How can you shift this energy to speaking your truth and feeling grounded and safe in doing so?

Are there situations where you tend to communicate irrationally from a place of fear that takes away your ability to be heard by others? In stressful situations, can you communicate calmly or do you "loose it"? How can you shift this energy to be in balance even under the most intense stress? It can really be a value to you in your moment of need and can show others your ability to shine as a leader.

Here is a podcast for you to do a guided visualization of this week's inspiration.

As always I always welcome comments or you can start a discussion on my Facebook fan page.

Have a connected week! Happy communicating.

Chakra Communication - First and Fourth chakras

attempts If you aren't familiar with chakras please read my past blog post on the first and fourth chakras.

The interaction between the fourth and first chakra can be very intense.  As I read this for people I see a lot of past-life energy stored here as well as struggles to love ourselves and the world and feel safe.  This is about feeling safe to love. The pictures within shows a funny example of when you think it is safe the love knocks you over and you aren't so sure! attempts2

This space is about survival in love. Love of the planet, love of yourself, love of friends, love of lovers, etc. Have you ever broken up with someone and it hurt so much you felt like you were going to die with pain? That is the first and fourth communicating. This doesn't have to be a painful thing though. But often times we feel threatened to open ourselves up to love, because we feel vulnerable and unsafe. We feel like if we show too much love, people will take advantage of us and hurt us.

However, when they are communicating, we are in touch with the power of love and feel safe in that feeling. Which to me, is one of the best feelings in the world.   We feel our connection between us and the world we live in. We feel safe to nurture ourselves and others because we do not fear the consequences, we just trust them. This can be a powerful enhancer of your ability to happy in your life. If you don't feel safe to connect with love... this makes social situations painful, the planet feel unsafe, and the world seems like a cold and lonely place.

Insightful Inspiration for the week

Check in with yourself. Do you think this communication is working? Do you feel safe to offer love to everyone? Are there certain people you don't feel safe to love? How come you don't feel safe? Do you have the mindset that being open to love is naive and makes you an easy target?

We are all connected and connecting is safe on so many levels. When done with the intention of love and compassion, the returns can be astounding. This week, try and open yourself up to love someone you wouldn't normally feel safe to do so with. Maybe it is the homeless guy on the street and you ofter him a smile and eye contact. Maybe it is your signifant other who has hurt you in some way and you open yourself up to show that it hurt because you LOVE them and care, not that you are closed off to them. 

Find safety in love. It is the only thing that gets us through the day.

Have a love filled week!

Chakra Communication - First and Third

waterdamage The picture is of a cave that has slowly had part of it eroded away by water. This is a great way to think of your energy blocks. As you notice, question and explore, your energy becomes more open. Free if you will. But not all at once, and not everywhere. It is first, as with water, in the easy routes, then as you demand more room, you start to dig deeper. Eventually your energy with be as vast as the Grand Canyon.  Again, if you aren't familiar with chakras, read my first explanations of first and third chakras in the past blogs, or check out some info on the web.  

This blog is about the communication between your survival space and grounding (first chakra) and your manifesting (third chakra).  It is about the ability to manifest in life and have power over your ability to survive or be safe. It is trusting that you will always have what ever you NEED. Always have, always will do that for yourself. You can't help it. It is whether you know it or not that is the question. Because once you know it, you can manifest what you WANT too. 

One thing I read on people here is parents "protective" words embedded deeply in the pathways. As we grow up, our parents try and keep us safe, often times telling us to leave it up to them rather than trust ourselves. This takes our power away and we begin to doubt our own abilities to keep ourselves safe. This is done out of love of course, but a lot of times we end up with issues in trusting ourselves to keep ourselves safe. We start to seek our external validation for our choices. Asking questions like, should I date this person, buy this house, take the job, etc. Why we think the person external from ourselves knows better than we do... it the key to understanding how your energy flows here. 

Insightful Inspiration for the week

Start to notice how much you trust yourself to keep yourself safe. This could be in regards to anything but the biggie is money. Do you trust yourself to manifest the money you need, always and forever? If not, why not? If so... good for you!  

Do you trust yourself to walk down a dark alley alone? This may sound like a silly one, but if you really trusted yourself, you would be able to tune in, find out if this was a safe choice, make it with confidence and proceed without fear. If you doubt your ability to know if there is a bad guy waiting to steal your wallet... then notice why. Where does this thought process come from and does it make sense?  If it does... then hang on to it, but if you notice it isn't your idea of the world, just programming, then let it go. 

This week, notice where you trust yourself to manifest safety and security and where you don't. This can take many forms, so be open to the manifesting what you need link and see what comes up. As always, I encourage you to comment or visit my Facebook fan page and start a discussion.