How do I know if my Chakras are Out of Balance? This is a brief description of the Chakras. If you feel any of these energy centers are not functioning properly I encourage you to do research on the specific chakra and work on them one at a time using meditation, mantra chanting and using the chakra affirmations. Physical symptoms as well as emotional symptoms present may help you to indicate where there is an imbalance.
Root Chakra (Chakra 1 / Red) – This energy center focuses on feeling ‘rooted’ or grounded, represent our foundation and stability. If this chakra is working and flowing well, you will feel: safe and secure in life; trust in the divine order of things and you will feel safe in life’s ebbs and flows. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: worried about money, work, or other base issues in your life; focused on material possessions; the need to satisfy own wants and desires. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: digestion problems; cold hands and feet; hip, leg and feet problems; frequent need to go to the bathroom
Affirmations for the Root Chakra: I am safe and secure at all times. I am divinely protected and guided and my way is made smooth and easy. I am open to expanding my awareness of life. I am willing to release all my old patterns of fear and insecurity. I know that I belong. I know that I am safe. It is safe for me to enjoy my life now. I am responsible for the quality of my life. I am open to new ideas, new thoughts, and new people in my life. Life is good. I trust I am supported in fulfilling my purpose. I have a right to be me, just exactly as I am. I have a right to express myself and manifest my dreams. I can have pleasure. I trust in the process of my life to unfold for my highest good and greatest joy. I love my life just exactly the way it is. I am free to make whatever changes are necessary for my future. I can risk doing what I feel is right. I am a life enhancer.
Sacral Chakra (Chakra Two / Orange) – This energy center focuses on creativity, sex and your ability to accept new relationships/situations into your life. If this chakra is working working and flowing well, you will feel: abundant, pleasurable, creative and able to enjoy sex in your life, no trouble expressing emotions or connecting with others. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: unable to take pleasure from life or sex, cannot handle emotions or feelings, suppressing natural needs. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: lower back pain; menstrual troubles; irritable bowel syndrome; ovarian cysts; prostate or testicular issues.
Affirmations for the Sacral Chakra: I unconditionally love and approve of myself at all times. I trust in my own perfection. I am good enough to have what I want. I release my negative attitudes which block my experience of pleasure. It is safe to have life easy and pleasurable. I allow pleasure, sweetness, and sensuality into my life. I allow abundance and prosperity into my life. I am in control of my own sexuality. I give myself permission to enjoy my sexuality fully. I trust the divine in me to give me everything I need for my growth and development. I am enough. What I do is enough. What I have is enough. Who I am and what I do is enough. I open myself to the beauty love and grace of the Universe and I enjoy it. I trust the process of life. I love myself exactly as I am right now.
Solar Plexus (Chakra Three / Yellow) – This energy center focuses on confidence, thoughts and feelings, and our ability to be in control of our lives. If this chakra is working and flowing well, you will feel: confident, optimistic, whole and calm, acceptance of self and others If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: low self-worth, pessimism, no trust in natural flow, and the need for material security. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: liver and pancreas problems, gluten intolerance, gall stones
Affirmations for the Solar Plexus: I deeply love and approve of who I am. I am worthy of my own-self-love. I love and respect myself at all times. I trust in love. I trust my worthiness. I am worth my weight in gold. There are no failures. I learn from everything I do. I believe that everything is for my highest good and greatest joy. I love life. I listen to and trust my deepest insights. I am worthy of the very best in life. I release judgment and let my life flow.
Heart Chakra (Chakra 4 – Green) – This energy center focuses on our ability to love and be loved, to enjoy what we love. If this chakra is working and flowing well, you will feel: loving, joyous, peaceful, and whole, accepting, and balance. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: unable to love, unable to be generous, unable to follow your passions, unable to accept love given by others, the need to look for rewards. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: heart problems, allergies, immune diseases
Affirmations for the Heart Chakra: I deeply and truly love and approve of myself. I am adequate at all times to do that which is required of me. I love who I am. I am willing to love everything about myself. I trust in love. I open my heart to love. I forgive myself. I forgive those who need forgiving for not being what I wanted them to be. I acknowledge my own loveliness. I am pure, good, and innocent. Love is the purpose of my life. Love is everywhere. I open myself to the healing powers of love. I follow the path of the heart. I am confident that the healing power of God’s love will heal my mind, heart, and body.
Throat Chakra (Chakra 5 – Blue) – This energy center focuses on our ability to communicate clearly and to speak our truth. If this chakra is working and flowing well, you will feel: heard, able to articulate your own ideas, thoughts and feelings; able to trust your ‘inner voice’, comfortable in both silence and expression. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: unable to speak up about things that matter to you, unable to express opinions to authority figures, unable to believe in your creativity, fearful of being judged or rejected, afraid of silence. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: thyroid problems, mouth ulcers, persistent sore throats or throat infections, asthma
Affirmations for the Throat Chakra: I am able to harness my will power to control addictive influences in my life. I am ready to put my negative habits to one side and openly develop my creativity. I substitute love, joy, and creative expression for old patterns of addiction and abuse. I give up my limiting bad habits to enhance my own creative gifts. Love opens the door for me to feel whole and complete. Everything I do is an expression of love. It is now safe for me to express my feelings. It is now right for me to express the best of who I am now. I release the fear and doubts which block the way to my creative expression. I am confident in the healing power of love to open my throat for greater self-expression. I speak my truth with love. I am encouraging to others to feel and express themselves with compassion.
Third Eye Chakra (Chakra 6 – Indigo) – This energy center focuses on our ability to see the big picture, inner knowing, insight and vision. If this chakra is working and flowing well, you will feel: able to make good decisions, clarity of thought, imaginative, intuitive, connected to the universe. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: confused, out of alignment with your intuition, unable to think about other points of view, only able to see the surface meaning in a situation. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: headaches, migraines, eye problems, ear and sinus troubles
Affirmations for the Third Eye Chakra: I think positive thoughts about myself and everything around me. I open myself to my intuition and deepest knowing. I acknowledge I am the source in creating my life the way I would like it to be. I accept that I am an unlimited being and that I can create anything I want. I focus on what I love and bring it to me. I release all that is not positive which blocks my growth and development. I am open to new ideas, people, and situations which will enhance my joy and happiness. I am responsible for the quality of love and happiness in my life. I rethink all negative thoughts about myself and others and change them to positive energy.
Crown Chakra (Chakra 7 – Violet) – This energy center our ability to connect fully with our spiritual selves. If this chakra is working and flowing well, you will feel: blissful, as though everything in life is working for you, the world is beautiful, connected to the universe, knowing that the self reflects the Divine. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: full of thoughts and like you can’t switch your brain off, disconnected from the source and the world around you, unable to let go of anxiety and fear, depressed and unsatisfied. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: confusion, dizziness, depression
Affirmations for the Crown Chakra: I am open and receptive to all life. Love is eternal. Love makes me free. I am willing to go beyond my limitations to express and experience greater joy. I am always willing to take the next step in my life. I am divinely protected and guided. I am safe and all life loves and supports me now. Love surrounds me, protects and nourishes me. I go beyond limiting beliefs and accept myself totally. I acknowledge that the source of love is within me. I am willing to be responsible for the quality of love and joy I have in my life. The more love I give the more there is to receive. I am open to the goodness and abundance of the Universe.
Remember, your chakras and energy centers are meant to come in and out of balance. They require you to be aware of when you feel good and when you feel out of sorts. Daily interactions can cause some imbalances, life can sometimes throw us a curve ball and sometimes we just need some “ME” time to get back in touch with “US”. This is perfectly normal and expected. We are spirit beings having a human experience so let us remember to take care of our spirit side from time to time.