As this is part two of my previous blog where we looked into three of the energy centres I will start by repeating the brief overview and then move on to practical tools for beginning to work with the the energy centres of the heart, throat, third eye and crown:
The fast pace and constant action that is perpetuated by our culture's values of achievement over happiness and peace is cranking up as restrictions ease. Life is getting busier and louder and the stresses of modern day life can often leave us feeling devoid of meaning and purpose. In my work I hear people say over and over that they wish they had more time to enjoy life. Contentment can become something we believe has to be earned and it is easy to let life become something we are getting through rather than really living. "If I can just get through today/this week/ to christmas...my life..."
Viewing life through the lens of our energy centres can help us to use our energy in a way that makes us feel more alive. To be more curious and aware and to keep us on the track of living our lives how we truly want to live them. As I have mentioned in previous blogs these energy centres are located in our physical bodies and have been recognised in cultures across the globe for thousands of years. These spinning vortexes of energy are as real as the blood in our veins, they hold keys to experiencing life at deeper levels, vibrant health and much more.
As well as being responsible for certain areas of the physical body the energy centres represent different aspects and qualities of life. Understanding the codes and wisdom that have been passed down for centuries and using simple somatic practices to embody the potential available to us can deepen our experience of life, and offer very practical ways to problem solve, be healthier, more fulfilled and give our lives meaning and purpose.
Lets take a brief look at the energy centres of the heart, throat, third eye and crown. We will explore the archetypes of each centre, tap in with some journal prompts and begin to cultivate balance with a somatic practice.
With the journal prompts: Read the prompt associated with each energy centre, set a timer and take 15 minutes to do some free flow writing. In other words hand over the prompt to your pen and just write without censoring anything! Once the timer goes off read back over what you have written with a highlighter pen and highlight what is useful to you. What insights did you have? What sparks your interest and curiosity? Are there any actions you can take to enhance your experience of this energy centre?
With the somatic practices: Put them into practice regularly, add them to your daily practice or simply do them while the kettle is boiling. Practice tuning in and cultivating balance.
The Heart Centre
The centre of unconditional love, the sacrament of marriage (including the marriage/relationship you have with yourself). Being compassionate, generous and giving in a way that fulfils and nurtures us in return. We can only truly give what we already have.
Journal Prompt: Where in your life can you have more compassion and love for yourself and others?
The Throat Centre
Speaking your truth, breathing life into what you want to grow and nourish. Being honest with yourself and others this is the sacrament of confession, being honest gives us freedom, we can't change anything or be released of anything until we are aware and acknowledge it. This energy centre is also about being able to truly hear another without judging or trying to change them.
Journal Prompt: Do you find it easy to speak your truth? Do you find it easy to listen?
The Third Eye Centre
The area of intuition and ordination. Our inner knowing, being able to see the bigger picture, see through illusions. To recognising our gifts so we can give our contribution to the world.
Journal Prompt: Are you in tune with and do you follow your intuition? What are your gifts? What do people seek you out for?
The Crown Centre
Recognising our connection to something much greater that us. A greater intelligence. Also the area of finishing unfinished business so we are not carrying extra baggage with us. Being clear and present in the moment.
Journal Prompt: Do you feel like you are connected to a higher energy? What could you let go of in order to feel happier in your life?
Looking through the different lenses that these centres offer can give us a different perspective on any situation and remind us of a deeper meaning and purpose. Why just get through your life when there can be a mystery to be explored in every moment? Life is meant to be rich and fulling and the nuts and bolts that give us structure can be empowering and enjoyable.
Tap in and feel the difference for yourself! ✨
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