Insightful Inspirations - Leanne Holitza

Energy healing, intuitive guidance

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. 

Filtering by Category: Chakras

The Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is the chakra that enables us to move beyond the physical universe. More is always possible with all of these chakras and this is the one that reminds us of the limitlessness of it all.

This is the chakra that is at the top of the head and in its ideal state, spins in a funnel shape above the head in a white color. This is where people store information about how their higher self and their connect to their unity with humankind. 

This  chakra is the first step into bringing higher-self and divine messages down into the physical body,

The Issues

When the seventh chakra is blocked, we have difficulty having direction and understanding in our life. We often struggle to understand why we are where we are and can blame others and take on a victim mentality.  

  • Spiritual brainwashing
  • Lack of appropriate boundaries
  • Feeling alone or like an outsider even when people are present 
  • Addictions to news or education, knowing enough
  • Taking things to literally

When it is unbalanced or blocked, we feel alone, separate from each other or attached to the physical reality such as routines or dramas. It can be us stuck "in our head" or "over thinking" things or it could be lost in "daydreaming". This chakra is also where external information comes in, regardless of source. I often find the news, parents, and other external control factors blocking up people's seventh chakra.

The Emotions

Many of the chakras can relate to self-esteem, but this one relates to how we interact with our truth vs. the external truth of the world. When we are in conflict with who we are inside vs. the person we are presenting or perceived to be by others, it can create a seventh chakra block.

When the seventh chakra is too open, we feel enslaved by rules of society, religion, order that is dictated externally in some way. The emotion of feeling like you don't know anything or can't do anything right might indicate a block int he seventh chakra. 

That which oppresses me, is it my soul trying to come out in the open, or the soul of the world knocking at my heart for its entrance?
— Rabindranath Tagore

When the crown chakra is too closed we can be self absorbed, feel like we are the only ones who can make things happen or know the "right" answers. We may feel frustrated with the behavior of others as a broad statement saying "people are crazy" or "the world has gone mad."

Physical Symptoms

The physical symptoms of a crown chakra imbalance can be tricky to identify and treat on a body level and often don't manifest until another chakra, more body based, is effected. Often times the imbalance can be treated in the lower chakras related to the imbalance, but if the primary cause is a crown chakra block and can often present severe, it is best to seek the help of someone familiar with the subtle energy systems and/or professionals that handle the type of symptoms being experiences. 

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

  • Sleep disorders
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Dementia
  • Memory Loss
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Lack of direction or motivation

The People In Our Lives

This chakra is the one more influenced by outside people. People often will use our seventh chakra energy to influence us to buy things, covert to a belief system, or make lifestyle changes. If the influence is done from a pure, higher self, perspective, it might be a good thing. But you always want to check the motives of the outside influence and your reasons for taking in the information before making it your own. 

Parents often block their children's seventh chakra from developing independently, because they want them to stay within their cultural comforts. The rules of life they are abiding by, they want their children to abide by. This is of course great, but if done with an oppressive hand, it can actually cause this chakra to under develop, leaving the individual to always look outside themselves for answers. The seventh chakra doesn't fully develop until after childhood and many different systems have different ideas of when that happens, but at any rate its growth is influenced throughout life. 

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.

  • Check in with who you spend your time with, clean up your influences and make an effort to spend time with people that support your truth.
  • Volunteer
  • Explore diversity and find ways to be comfortable around differences.
  • Get to know yourself better. Explore what motivates you, what you love and what you need more deeply through journaling, discussion groups, therapy, etc.

ere is a video from Teal Swan about how to open your crown chakra.

Here are some affirmations for the crown chakra.

  • "I am safe on planet earth.”
  • “I easily connect with my spirit."
  • “I am willing to be here and present in your body.”

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.

Heart 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 heart chakra and see what you can manifest by paying more attention to it. This is the chakra that is at the chest area somewhere around the heart, spins clockwise in a green color. This is where you store information about your affinity for things, being loved, lovable and loving.  

THE ISSUES

When the heart chakra is blocked, you have difficulty connecting with others. You feel unloved and find the world hard to be in. The heart chakra can get blocked from a single deep wound or can develop over time. The heart chakra can also be blocked if they are feeling bad out their body in any way, including feeling as if it isn’t working properly.

  • Ended relationships
  • Layoffs or job related rejections
  • Lack of perceived support from others
  • An environment that values mental over likability

There are many indicators of over active or under active heart chakra. Primarily you are looking for feeling rejected or overly needy for love and attention.

THE EMOTIONS

The blocked heart chakra can look like any other blocked chakra. It has a range of emotional symptoms. The primary one is feeling unloved, alone, unworthy. The tricky thing with this is we all have a touch of insecurity running through our system and that isn’t always a heart chakra block.

A heart chakra block often manifests as a wall to love. Meaning when you are offered love, you reject it or hold it away from your energy field because you don’t trust taking it in or think you will have to repay the love somehow.

Often times you want to work with the root chakra and heart chakra to create safety to receive and give love. It is also common to manifest a third chakra imbalance with this chakra meaning either you are completely yourself, but not receiving love for it (blocked heart, open third) or not being yourself, but receiving love (blocked third, open heart.)

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS

The physical symptoms of a heart chakra imbalance are easy to notice. Often times the person’s shoulders are slumped to protect the heart or their arms are crossed when they talk.  

Imbalance symptoms can include:

  • Tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Shoulder pain
  • Heart illnesses
  • Excess muscles in the trapezius muscles

When a body is talking to you about an imbalance though pain or discomfort, give it attention in a loving way. We often try and shame and force bodies back into functioning properly. Instead, love it first and ask what it needs.

THE PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES

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

Often time people will draw off energy from the heart chakra when they want approval from you. They also might want you to be put down so that they feel better about themselves.  

You might have someone in your life that is very needy or an “endless pit” for attention and affirmations from you. These people would be better off pulling this energy from within, so if you are over compensating for that person, you are not helping them. Pullback your energy and protect your boundaries by affirming that you have love for them and reminding them to look back on themselves for that love as well.

People who want your approval for any reason can hijack your heart chakra. Notice when you are allowing it to happen and balance out your heart chakra to clean up the relationship.

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.

  • Write a gratitude journal to yourself.
  • Put loving sticky notes on your mirror.
  • Connect with warm-hearted people who you feel safe with.
  • List out all the things you have done well in your past.

There are many videos and meditations out there. This one is an interesting one.

Affirmations for the heart chakra:

  • "I am loved.”
  • “I love the world I have created for myself.”
  • “I am loving.”
  • “Kindness comes through me and to me.”
  • “I are perfect just the way I am.”

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

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

Solar Plexus Chakra

Chakras are just a way to describe energy centers in our bodies. We use different sources of energy 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 send 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 solar plexus chakra and see what you can manifest by paying more attention to it. This is the chakra that is somewhere around the navel and spins clockwise in a yellow color. This is where you store information about your authentic power, manifesting into the material world, and mental clarity.

This chakra is probably the most complex chakra and cannot easily be described in a blog. But this information will give you a good place to start.

THE ISSUES

When the solar plexus chakra is blocked, you lose your ability to see things in a variety of ways. You are blocked to different ideas about what is going on for you and have a very rigid approach to things. Here are common external influences of the solar plexus chakra.

  • Career choice
  •  Relationships based on control
  • A sense of powerlessness brought in through the familial line
  • Low self esteem or puffed up ego
  • Being part of rigid structures of control such as military and or strict religious practices
  • Limited access to life choices; blocking off the ability to know who you are.

There are many indicators of an over-active or under-active solar plexus chakra – primarily the need for control or feeling powerless.

THE EMOTIONS

The primary emotions of the out-of-balance solar plexus chakra are anger and hopelessness. If this chakra is out of balance you may feel easily overwhelmed by others’ energy or feel taken advantage of. You may feel like you don’t have the right to an opinion or that your opinion doesn’t matter.

As the powerlessness continues, you may feel angry and resentful at those that you perceive to have more power than you. It may even be anger at a whole system, such as a company or government.

When this chakra comes into balance you feel a sense of strength in your core that empowers you to stand up for yourself in an assertive, healthy way. You are confident in your decision-making and feel safe expressing any emotions that come through with ease and self-acceptance.

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS

The physical symptoms of a solar plexus chakra imbalance are more challenging to notice. When it is balanced you will feel strong in your convictions, but an imbalance can look like you are strong but are masking your insecurities. When in balance, you know yourself and your value in the world and when to act on your desires. Sometimes you have to look closely to see when there is a third chakra imbalance.

When you have an imbalance in the solar plexus, many symptoms can come up. Just to name a few:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Excess belly fat (sometimes this is the opposite with too much muscle in the abdomen)
  • Allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Lower energy
  • Slumping posture
  • Gallbladder or liver illnesses

When your body is talking to you about an imbalance though pain or discomfort, give it attention in a loving way. We often try and shame and force bodies back into functioning properly. Instead, love it first and ask what it needs.

THE PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES

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

Often people will draw off energy from the solar plexus if they want power from you or to change your mind in some way.

If you are a people pleaser, you might be offering your power as a way to make someone else feel better about themselves. This drains your energy and makes the other person feel resentful.

People who want your power or perceived influence in the world can also hijack your third chakra. They can often use emotional energies from the second chakra such as obligation and guilt to get you to allow them to plug into your power.

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.

  • Take time to really explore your desires and motivations.
  • Go back and confirm the good choices you have made in life and times when you felt decisive. Validate you abilities.
  • Identify authentically powerful people you know of. List their traits. You cannot observe in others what you do not have in yourself. This will allow your energy to acknowledge those traits in you.
  • Do something to boost the way you feel about yourself. For example, get a new haircut, take a class, go dancing, etc.

There are many videos and meditations out there. This one is interesting.


Affirmations for the solar plexus chakra:

  • "I am powerful.”
  • "I am allowed to be authentic.”
  • "I like who I am."
  • “I surrender.”
  • “Assertiveness and healthy boundaries are easily expressed in my life.”
  • "I trust my mind and the choices I make.”

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

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

The Throat Chakra

Chakras are just energy centers in our bodies. We use different sources of energy in order to be and manifest in the world. There are several 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 send 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.

The throat chakra is the energy center that governs communication. It is about speaking your truth and allowing your other energy centers to communicate through you and out to the world. It also involves internal dialogue and the things we tell ourselves.

The Issues

When the throat chakra is blocked, people have difficulty communicating. They often struggle to both be heard and listen to others. It could be a life-long issue, or one that began from circumstances. Here are a couple external issues that could impact the throat chakra.

  • Argumentative relationships
  • Extreme expectations from others that conflict with the authentic self
  • Loud environments
  • Strong external authority figures

There are many indicators of over active or under active throat chakra. Primarily you are looking at your ability to be heard or listen. 

The Emotions

The emotions of a blocked throat chakra often relate to those of being rejected or misunderstood. If your throat chakra is moving in the direction of becoming blocked you might feel anger and frustration that causes you to want to yell or write angry letters. Once your throat chakra is fully blocked, you often feel isolated and lose the desire to even try to understand someone else's point of view. 

Physical Symptoms

The physical symptoms of a throat chakra imbalance are easy to see. Often the  shoulders are pulled up around the ears to protect the voice.

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

  • Neck pain
  • Ear ailments such as vertigo, earaches and tinnitus
  • Pain in upper arms
  • TMJ problems

When a body is talking to you about an imbalance though pain or discomfort, give it attention in a loving way. We often try and shame and force bodies back into functioning properly. Instead, love it first and ask what it needs.

The People in Our Lives

People can plug into our chakras and draw off energy from us. They can do this while in our presence or not.

Often people will draw energy from the fifth chakra because they desire others to see their side of things or be a voice for them out in the world. Someone might also plug into your throat chakra if they have difficulty being heard and perceive you to have a voice of influence.

People who want you to tell them you approve of them can also hijack your fifth chakra. These people will be reaching out for you to say the "right" things to them and often express anger toward you even when they're getting what they want because they're not drawing on their own internal sources.

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 who are good public speakers and/or communicators
  • Create time in your day to journal to your inner self
  • Go on a hike and listen closely to all the sounds around you
  • Socialize with friends you feel heard by
  • Chant HAM (mantra for sacral chakra)
  • Visualize your throat and ears opening up to new possibilities of seeing and hearing the world

There are many videos and meditations out there. This one is a sound healing tuning up all the chakras. 

Affirmations for the fifth chakra

  • "I am heard.”
  •  “I can speak my truth.”
  •  “I express myself well.”
  • “I express my truth through my actions as well as my words.”
  • "I easily hear others and feel safe communicating my needs as well.”

The Sacral Chakra

Chakras are just 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.

Notice your sacral chakra and see what you can manifest by paying more attention to it. This is the chakra that is in the groin area and in its ideal state, spins clockwise in an orange color. This is where you store information about creativity, sexuality and emotions. It also is where your appetite for things comes from.

The Issues

When the sacral chakra is blocked, people lose their ability to see things in a variety of ways. They are blocked to different ideas about what is going on for them and have a very rigid approach to things. Here are some areas that are influenced by the sacral chakra.

  • The ability to feel in control of your own life
  • Access to diversity and different ways of thinking
  • Sexuality
  • Familial emotional patterns, especial during puberty
  • Social life

There are many indicators of an over active or under active sacral chakra. Primarily you are looking for times when you are overly emotional or lacking emotion. 

The Emotions

Since the sacral chakra is part of what governs emotions, any emotion can be related to the sacral chakra. However, the key to spotting imbalances in this chakra is to look for a lack of or excess of emotions.

Sometimes what will happen with someone who is blocked there is that they will do what I call "fire hose" their emotions. This is where there is an excessive outburst of emotion, caused by a build up of unaddressed issues. Often when someone has this outburst they use it to validate that they can't be trusted with their emotions and bottle things up again. 

Physical Symptoms

The physical symptoms of a sacral chakra imbalance are easy to notice. When it is balanced you feel creative. You have the ability to see your own beauty and the beauty in others. You feel energetic access to your emotions, including the less desirable ones.

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

  • Insatiable appetite for things, difficulty feeling satisfied
  • Hip pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Problems with reproductive organs
  • Issues with fluid in the body including bladder and kidneys

When your 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

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

Often people will draw energy from the second chakra because there is a desire for that person's sexual or creative energy. Someone also might plug into your second chakra if they have difficulty handling your emotions or creative intentions.

Your second chakra can also get hijacked by people who want your ideas or want you to apply your motivational space to their abundance space, meaning they want your ideas to make them money. 

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 who are creative and emotionally honest
  • Create time in your day to be creative and reflect on your feelings
  • Eat new foods or cook in new ways
  • Connect with nature and express gratitude for the earth
  • Chant VAM (mantra for sacral chakra)
  • Visualize your life unfolding in new and unusual ways

There are many videos and meditations out there. This one is an interesting one. 

 

Affirmations for the sacral chakra:

  • "I am creative.”
  • "I am allowed to feel.”
  • "I am beautiful."
  • “Life is pleasurable."
  • “Playfulness is easy and regular in my life.”
  • "I trust my desires to be good for me and others."

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

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

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. 


My Book Is Here!

I have been so busy that I haven't had time to blog about my news!  I have published a book! Insightful Inspirations, conversation starters with your authentic self. http://bookstore.balboapress.com/Products/SKU-000531426/Insightful-Inspirations.aspx This book is a compilation of blogs, work with others and just general wisdom I have recieved. It is designed to be held in your hand, holding a question in your mind and then open it up to some perspective. I hope to have a card deck that goes with it one day. The artist who did my cover, Stephanie Ingraham with Siyo, will be doing that artwork.

I have to admit that I was pretty nervous to put this book out. Even though I have had it written for over two years, there is just so much exposure with putting this out. I have already found one typo, despite having several proofs and am not sure I like how it printed with the questions on the back of the page. But the gift of this experience is that it is a perfect healing opportunity for my perfection issues! It doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful. That is the amazing gift I will find here, how to just trust and accept my imperfections.

On the flip side, I am even more worried it will do well! :) Fear of success I guess. But part of me worries that I won't have time and won't appreciate the exposure. Again, another amazing opportunity to face my fears and heal. I am catching myself saying "It is just a little book" or "Yeah, no big deal". Wow, who knew I would have such a hard time embracing my accomplishment! I am releasing this issue as well and look forward to whatever this brings.

I have been using the book on my own since I received it and I have to say, I love having it in a format I can hold in my hand. It is so much fun to use! (If I do say so myself.) So I hope you all will take a moment to check it out and find as much value out of it as I do.

Insightful Inspiration

What have you delayed putting out into the world because you are afraid of having it fail? Or maybe you are afraid of it suceeding! What is the worst that can happen? What is the best that can happen? Is it worth the risk?

If you have already faced something like this, share with us. We can all learn from you.

Learn your lesson already!

This topic is by request. If you would like to request a topic feel free to post it to my facebook page or send me an email at lholitza@insightfulinspiraitions.org I have often been found saying that you don't have to learn your lessons the hard way, you choose to. This doesn't mean that some bad things don't just happen. But for the most part, the struggles that arrive in our life, especially with other people, often carry a message you have agreed to learn. I believe we agree to teach each other things about the way things work and often times to agree to be pretty hard on us until we do learn it. It is the concept that the message is first whispered, then it is said loudly and finally a ton of bricks are dropped on your head and it is screamed into your ear.

We often dismiss the whispers. Why? Well, it can be for a variety of reasons, but mostly because we are stuck in one way of being. Until we are ready to adopt a new way of being, we tend to try and stick with our standard plans. When something comes along and knocks us off of our axis, we tend to throw our arms up and say "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!" and finally listen to the answer. Not always though... we might try and still cling to the old way of being, making it even harder on ourselves and daring the universe to knock us over again and undoubtedly it will.

So the question for this blog is really, how do I know what lessons I am trying to learn before I get knocked off my axis? (Correct me if I have the question wrong, but this is the question I am answering.) I don't have an easy answer for you, but I can give you a few tips as your insightful inspiration for the week.

Sometimes however, you just have to experience what you are experiencing (rather than avoid it) in order to learn your lesson. Sometimes even knowing the lesson doesn't teach it to you. It is like telling a child the basic concept of multiplication and then saying go do it, including the entire range of numbers large and small. It is difficult to tell you in a blog how to address this fully and completely because life is the school. But I can give you a place to start so that you can be more aware in your lessons rather than being victimized by them. Use my suggestions as a place to start and then build your own list.

First and formost, go EASY on yourself. You can't expect a baby to know all about the world just becuase they are in it. It takes experiences and perceptions and the ability to self reflect to get the picture and even that isn't the full picture. If you are trying to learn a lesson to avoid the consequences of what you think is coming, you might be missing the point. You aren't learning the lesson, you are trying to manipulate the lesson. :)

Insightful Inspiration of the week 

If you are struggling with something right now that you can't quite understand the meaning of, you might be up against a major soul lesson. This is where being present really counts. Because if you are bringing in the past, present and future hypothetical into this issue, you could be clouding the lesson.

First, remember you can ask for help. Guides, Angles, God... what ever you pray to, they listen and they help. So send your love to your higher source (or yourself if you can't quite get beyond yourself right now) and ask for help. Ask for clarity, understanding and the grace to accept the lesson.  Then listen for the answer. Notice the world around you and see what messages are trying to come through. Trust that these are your answers, regardless of the form they take. 

Second, anchor yourself in NOW. This is where the lesson is being presented. Don't project into the future about the what ifs. Look at what is happening right now. Also notice what is NOT happening right now. Be present with your fears, feelings and thoughts. They are your road map to what you are trying to heal. If you are afraid, ask why. Drill in, find out where this fear is rooted in and allow yourself to ask "is this really happening or do I just think it might happen."

Third, give yourself compassion. You are not going to always know right away why you did something. You may have to just trust that the clarity will come later and right now, you just need to be present to see when the messages come. Beating yourself up for not knowing or being in the situation to begin with only drives the pain and hurt deeper and gives you more to do later.

Finally, don't rush through it. Don't make irrational choices just to hurry up and make something happen. People often try to get out of uncomfortable feelings by rushing through things or asking everyone they know for advice so they can say they "tried" to do the "right" thing. Remind yourself that this too shall pass and ride the wave the best you can.

Putting on Weight

We play with our energy so unconsciously sometimes we don't even know what we are doing until it's done. It is like eating half a pint of ice cream before noticing! Now think what that would do to your hips (or thighs, or where ever you prefer to put on weight). Same goes for not taking in enough food. If you are too busy to eat all of the time, you will get too thin to be healthy. The same thing is happening to your energy field. Without proper exercise, maintenance, and awareness we all get energetically out of whack. Putting too much burden on our energy systems or too little.

Like you body type, the amount of energy you actually need is different for everyone. Some people are naturally heavy and some naturally light and where you store that energy differs too. But the point is that you can manage a healthy energetic weight by bring awareness to it.

Insightful Inspirations for the week

Get yourself on a healthy energy plan. Find time to connect with yourself, play with your energy or exercise it and pay attention to when you are unconsciously taking on too much or too little. Think of it like a meal and plan for it. Work with it, move it, become friends with it. You can get involved in the more complicated techniques to balance your chakras and aura, if you have the time and energy. But you would be better off spending a little time with yourself every day than trying to cram in a completely new way of living all at once and then quit all together. Just like a diet.

Is there something you aren't telling me?

So often our differences with other people stems from communication issues. Someone said something they didn't mean, we thought someone said something mean, we don't mean what we say. So many issues arise in that fifth chakra and relationships! We all know this already. What we don't look into as often is the communication with ourselves. Our thoughts, our bodies, our emotions are all forms of self communication. However, normally we do these things without thinking there may be a miscommunication . We just assume we can communicate well with ourselves, but the fact is, sometimes we don't.

We either ignore our own bodies, emotions, thoughts, etc. We try and change them or we misinterpret them. For example, do I really want to go out to dinner with that person or do I just feel obligated to? Another example would be when we try and change our physical body and it back fires. Let's say we try and fix a problem by getting really healthy, which seems to cause more health issues. Well, maybe out body just got the communication that the only way you would listen is if it was causing problems. Sometimes we have to take ourselves off of automatic pilot and work on our communication issues.

Insightful Inspiration for the week

Stop and listen to yourself. Really listen. What are you trying to tell yourself that you are trying to dismiss or deny? Maybe it is that aching thought that keeps coming up about something. You think it is just a silly thought and you keep putting it off, but pull it out and talk to it. Sit with that thought and feel it with complete awareness. There might be a better communication method there if you just stop long enough to give it a try.

Check in with any miscommunications you might be having with yourself. Are you pushing too hard on changing something about yourself that is causing other parts to dig it's heels in on? Are you expecting too much? Are you limiting yourself, by expecting too little. This week, just work on communication with yourself in all aspects and see if it shifts your perspective.

Let me know how it goes.

Good energetic hygiene

When people come for a session with me they get an energy bath.  I clean off patterns that are not supportive, foreign energy, other people in your space. Etc. This give people the sense of lightness, ease, and peace that helps them stand in their own power. But it is even more important for everyone to learn good energetic hygiene for themselves. It is like taking a shower or brushing your teeth. You wouldn’t go years without doing that! Yet many of us neglect our energy fields and don’t acknowledge the power it has over how we feel and what we can accomplish.

The problem is none of us were trained to wash our energy. So you might need a little guidance, just to get your conscious mind around what it means to “clean” your energy field. There are books out there that you can get about these topics. There are classes you can take online and in person. The resources are out there and I highly encourage you to use them.

Insightful Inspiration for the week

Establish a daily energetic cleansing technique for yourself and commit to doing it for at least a week. Notice what shifts as you do this. Here are some ideas on what you could do (it doesn’t have to take long). I always encourage you to explore what works for you and come up with your own technique.

Phase one: Grounding

  • Visualize a grounding cord from your tail bone, dropping down to the center of the earth and connecting. Then open up as wide as your hips, making it hollow for full release.
  • Go outside and site in the grass with your socks off.
  • Visualize growing roots out of your butt and your feet, into the earth, feel the roots bringing nourishment back into your body from the earth.

Phase two: Cleansing

  • Visualize a silver shower, rinsing away any energy that is not supporting you.
  • Sit in the sun and take in the warmth allowing it to release any energy that is not supporting you.
  • Rub your hands together and then pull them apart just an inch. Feel the energy surging between them, then use your hands to wipe off any energetic debris.

Phase three: Filling in

  • Imagine a huge, golden sun above your head, calling all your energy from all directions in time back into it and then draining the golden energy into the top of your head, into your entire body and space around you.
  • Feel the spark of divine light in your belly button and allow it to expand and fill in your body and space around you.
  • Notice a source of light above your head, allow that light to shine into your body and the space around you.

Phase four: Shielding

  • Imagine a rose in front of you, representing your energy, just outside your space. Ground it to the center of the earth and let it collect up all the energy of the world and process it for you.
  • Surround yourself with white light.
  • Use hematite jewelry or some other material that represents protection for you and allow it to shield your energy throughout the day.

Share you techniques with us on Facebook. If you have had an energy bath with me, share with us how that helped you in your daily life and give your insights on how your attention to this fact can help you going forward.

Why are you afraid of feeling?

Generally I am pretty open to my happy, optomistic self. But occasionally, like all of us, I get a little down. It is often a place I resist with fearce determination. I try and meditate, take herbs, get accupuncture, etc. to "fix" the "problem. To feel "better". I spend so much time trying to treat the symptoms I don't get down to what is really going on. I am trying to talk to myself about an imbalance I am ready to address. If only I would stop and listen! Why don't I stop and listen knowing what I know about all things? Well, what is there to look at is very painful and scary. I am afraid if I look at it, it will take hold and be the truth of who I am. I don't trust myself to be with this pain and ever get out of it again. So instead of supporting this thing, I try and run from it, which only makes it worse and stronger. So what if I opened up to this and was this way forever? I want to be able to love myself no matter what.  But I have put certain criteria on  myself that make me "lovable" if I don't meet those criteria I am what... not lovable? Of course not! I am still lovable. Sometimes I just have to remind myself that no matter what I am lovable. It is a test of the faith and trust I claim to have. It is me, like a toddler, acting up, just to make sure you still love me, no matter what. So I rise to the challenge and love my darkness just as I love my lightness in order to make room for light within me to shine brighter.

Insightful Inspiration of the week

jackgetingtuckedin4This week, have a good cry without judgement on yourself of how you "should" be feeling. We have put obligations on our emotions. Emotions are not obligated to do anything, they are there to tell us about how we are interacting with the world around us. If we block ourselves off to our emotions or judgement as right or wrong, we are stealing away the power they have to communicate with us. Then these emotions stop working properly and get out of balance. We start feeling sad at times when we aren't sure why. We feel more anger at a situation than is what you truly feel because you have blocked off the last four times you felt anger. 

See if you want things to fall back into balance. As you release this emotional valve, try no to judge it. Just let it open up and see what happens next. If there is a lot in there, don't worry, it will stop flowing eventually and swing back the other way. When you start to doubt you should have opened the flood gates, just notice. Where is the fear of these emotions coming from? Did you learn as a kid these kinds of outbursts would get you in trouble? Just notice the fear is there as well. Fear of feeling.   Why are you afraid of feeling?  Just notice. Pay attention, see if you can send love to this part of yourself and let it be what ever it needs to be.

If other's around you freak out by this new openness, just notice that too. That is their havingness for this situation and has nothing to do with the right an wrong of you. Send them compassion, but try and keep it from getting into your space about how you are feeling.

Write me if you want. I always love to hear how it is going.

Do you think with your head or your heart? Why not both?

As I work with people to offer them balance in their chakra centers, I often discover that when one chakra turns on, another shuts down a bit. As I explore further it typically is showing me a thought pattern that is rooted in believing you can't have one without the other. This is the power of thought over our energy, even if we aren't aware of it, it is happening. The most popular place to get shut down in sequence with another one turning on, is the emotional center, the second chakra.  Either people don't feel powerful if they are emotional, or they can't think with their emotions, they can only think with their logical brain. But I want you to consider for a moment that all of your energy centers have wisdom. Everything you feel has value for you to embrace as your own.  Your emotions tell you something is fun, unpleasant, good for you or bad for you. Your logical side helps you reason things out, see different scenarios, think things through. These can be done together.

Think of it like buying a house. You will collect data from a variety of different sources and then draw some conclusions based on the biggest picture and make the right choice for you. You aren't going to just by a house because it looks like a logical thing to do, or because it looks safe, or because it feels fun. You are going to do it because of a combination of all of those things.

Insightful Inspiration for the Week

Tap into yourself! Let your wisdom run deep and wide. Notice which parts of yourself you labeling as "bad" or "useless". Does it make sense that you are labeling it that way? What are you telling yourself is the reason for doing so? Look into those reasons, can you play devils advocate and debunk them? Try and see if you can open yourself up to a different perspective. Go through the energy centers this way and see if you can have them both at the same time, fully and completely, or does one get sacrificed for the other? Can you have full (look at "," as an "or" statement and review each one individually):

  • Safety and: Emotions, Power, Love, Communication, Logic, Spirituality
  • Emotions and: Power, Love, Communication, Logic, Spirituality
  • Power and: Love, Communication, Logic, Spirituality
  • Love and: Communication, Logic, Spirituality
  • Communication and: Logic, Spirituality
  • Love and Spirituality

Mason on top 3I find it is harder for people to link things the more space there is between them. For example, Power and Love. Can you be powerful in a love relationship or do you believe love makes you "powerless" or should be "powerless"? Or course the answer is "yes" to any of these "can" questions, but the you have to turn it into "I will".

The path to energetic freedom is a path that requires and open mind and all seven chakras. :) So put yourself out there to have it all! Your opening up in new ways every day. Try an embrace it as wonderful and remove the critical eye.

Chakra Communication - First Chakra and Seventh Chakra

Again, if you aren’t familiar with Chakra’s review the post on first and seventh chakra’s first. There are more on communcation of the chakras in past blogs as well. Grand CanyonThe communication between the seventh and first chakra can be a very powerful one. This is our connection with ourselves as part of a whole. A whole what? A whole universe, consiousness, community, planet, you name it, you are part of more than youself, yet you are alone in your experiences as no one sees it the way you do.

This communication can be a powerful force in helping you understand who you are in a complete and balanced picture. It can give you the strength for follow all of your energy centers forward, because you trust yourself to be safe in the infinate power that is all of us. Neverending and always changing.

When this communication is blocked you feel victimized by the world. You feel disconnected from yourself as it relates to the rest of the world, you feel isolated, lost and sometimes completely depressed.  When I read for people and this communication is blocked (which it often is one of the most blocked spaces) the person generally lacks enthusiasm to keep going. They don't know which direction to head and sometimes they are downright afraid to try.

You might feel like you don't belong here, that you are a stranger on this planet. You may have a "get them, before they get you" attitude. You might feel competition and insecurity around people who seem "better" than you. Bottom line is, you feel threatened by how separate you feel from the rest of the world.

Insightful Inspriation of the week

Notice where you are blocking yourself to the wisdom that is yours to have with the divine guidance of all that you are part of. Do you feel competitive and protective of your ideas? Do you feel like you have to get ahead before someone else does or there won't be room for both of you? Rest in the knowing that when we are in alignment with giving our gifts to the world, it is our unique gift to give and no one else has this to offer. They may do it similar to you, but it isn't the same, and those that need your gift will receive it and you will receive you rewards for sharing that gift. There is plenty to go around of what we all want, because none of us want exactly the same thing.  This week, share your self authentically and openly, without fear that someone will take advantage of it, or abuse it. Give without expecation of receiving and allow things to unfold as they will.

Do you feel alone and as if no one understands you? No one does understand you completely. No one sees the world though your eyes. Your perception is made up of a complex matrix of your personality, experiences, concepts of the world and soul purpose. You are not meant to be understood fully, as you are unique and divine in your difference. Embrace the safety of knowing no one knows anyone on this dimension completely. No one is understood fully, yet there is nothing to understand. Let go of the need to convince others that your perception is accurate. It is... and so is everyone else's no matter how different it is from yours.

This weeek, just feel safe to be who you are and have peace in knowing who you are as one individual and one as a collective.

As always, I encourage you to comment and discuss!

May your foundation be based in authenticity and peace.

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.

Chakra Communication - 1st and 2nd

Awhile back I did a series on chakras, with some information on how to tune into your own. If you haven't read it, check out the archives, this will give you a good baseline. You can read specific information on the individual chakras, for this one, first and second. Now I would like to invite you to explore how the energy centers work together.  This is a complex topic, but I am going to attempt to simplify it, so know this is just the basics. We are going to start with the first chakra, or root chakra, and the second chakra, or sacral chakra. The first chakra, if you remember is associated with survival, while the second is associated with emotions and sexuality. Now lets think about how these two work together, when in balance.

When in balance, you emotions might give you indications when something is amiss with your survival space. You might be scared, worried or on edge about finances, you home, or something similar. This is your call to "pay attention". Another scenario would be how your species survival is tied in with your need to mate on the sexual level. (even if it isn't to procreate)  It might be that your survival space could be reassuring your second if you feel uneasy, telling it to "calm down" rather than "pay attention". The key here is allow and notice the communication to discover it. 

When it is out of balance it could show up in a variety of ways. But one of the biggest ways I read in people is when you are afraid to be emotional or sexual because it might affect their survival. Fear that being emotional will make you vulnerable on some level. Maybe it might cause you to loose your job, in your mind, if you are emotional at work.  Fear that opening up sexually might cause your significant other to leave you or reject you. Sometimes I also see issues with people allowing their emotions to control their survival space, meaning if they feel happy, they feel secure. But if they feel anxious or sad, they are unsafe and need to clamp down and protect themselves on a very primitive level.  

Are you beginning to see the communication pattern?

Insightful Inspiration for the week

Notice how your first and second chakras are talking to you. Do you let them talk? Do you trust you emotions to help you survive in the world? Do you allow your survival space to lay the ground work for your energy, allowing it to keep you grounded in your emotions and sexuality? If not, why not? What is keeping you from having this open? Is it training from your childhood? Is it a past relationship that left you feeling vulnerable to the world? Check in and notice where you are allowing a pattern that is no longer useful, to play out in this space.

If you are interested, I could post a little podcast visualization exercise to walk you through this. But you have to comment to tell me you want it. :) 

Have fun!