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What is Energy in relation to our chakras?

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There’s energy all around us. It flows through us. It’s in the environment around us: the Earth, the Universe, our bodies. All filled with energy forces. You can’t necessarily see it or touch it, but it is there, all around us, every day and everywhere.

Although you can’t see or touch energy, you can totally feel it. Here’s one way to think about it: have you ever noticed how you feel around certain people in your life?

Have you ever felt your body tense up when someone entered the room? Or when they call you on the phone? Or maybe just a mood shift? Things that make your environment feel just “different”.

Maybe you’ve run into people like this who are in your work or home environment, and maybe even related to you or otherwise in your life on a regular basis?

There are ways to use crystals and the chakras to help with balancing that and serving to protect you from the negative energy of others.

The good news is that just as there are people in our lives who may interact with our energy in a negative manner, we also have those who just “click” with us. People who just make you feel good by being around them. They give off positive energy and are pleasant to be around.

These examples deal with external forces, meaning the energy we are interacting with isn’t coming from us. It’s coming from someone else out there in our environment that we interact with through our daily lives. We also have our own internal energy – what’s going on with our own energy and how that impacts us (as well as others around us).

In the self-healing world, you might hear people often refer to “balance”: balance your energies, balance the chakras, bring balance, etc.

This is referring to your energy, and by energy, I mean the way you feel and navigate your life; how you love; how you interact with and treat yourself and others as a result; what you bring to your environment your interactions with others. Are you naturally Zen? Calm? What we lovingly like to refer to as “high strung”? Anxious? Nervous? Happy?

Common things that can make us feel (and be) out of alignment:

Ask yourself – are you:

  • Stressed?
  • Feeling overwhelmed?
  • Is your To-Do list unrealistic?
  • Too many negative thoughts?
  • Fear?
  • Shame?
  • Regret?
  • Not liking how we look?
  • Financial worry?
  • Relationship issues?
  • Arguing with family?
  • Feel like you’re not good enough? Smart enough?
  • Kids stressing you out?
  • Schedule feel like to much?

What is a CHAKRA?

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CHAKRA (shock-rah)

What is a Chakra? What do they mean? What do they have to do with Healing Crystals?

Chakras are a way of breaking down, identifying, and defining how energy flows through our bodies. There are seven main chakras. Each corresponds to what we can think of as “energy centers” that run from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Chakras represent a way of viewing how our physical bodies interact with our spiritual or energy bodies. When energy is not flowing well through a particular chakra, it is said to be “blocked” or in need of “balancing.” When too much energy is flowing through the Chakra, it can also leave you unbalanced.

Imagine driving on an interstate highway. Traffic is moving along at a good pace. Pretend there’s a concert happening right off the exit that you need, and the traffic is backed up on the ramp and has stopped moving. We’ll refer to that as a blocked chakra: things are moving, but they’re not moving as good as they could be because the traffic is backed up.

A different scenario: you’re driving along, and the traffic is really moving fast, and you need to get over to the right lane for your exit. But you couldn’t safely do it. Things were moving so fast, you literally missed your exit and kept going. That’s what it may feel like when too much energy flows through the Chakra.

But what if you were driving on the same interstate and when it got time to get on your exit ramp, it was easy. Just right off on the ramp, turn right. All good. That could represent balance.

How we feel emotionally, physically, and spiritually can all contribute to Chakra balance and imbalance: from stress, illness, happiness, anger, depression, feeling overwhelmed, feeling like there’s never enough time. Most of us have energy blocks and imbalances throughout various areas of our lives. Some we have lived with for years and may not even notice them as issues-it just “is” across different chakras.

Each chakra has a name, associated color, element, one of our senses, areas of concentration, and things related to our physical and mental well-being.

It can feel overwhelming when learning about chakras and balancing, and how to use healing crystals in your every day life too.

At first, you may feel like you have issues and blocks in every one of them and that is totally normal. The great thing about this process is that you can start small. Maybe just one crystal and one charka area of focus AND STILL GET BENEFITS!

It’s ok to take this slow, and just start Somewhere….

The Seven Main Chakras

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Here we will describe each one of the Chakras and give an overview of things that may contribute to each Chakra feeling blocked or out of balance….as well as some themes and questions to ask yourself related to each chakra.

Root Chakra

Location in Body: at the base of the spine, perineum.

Associated Color: Red

Some things that can lead to this chakra being blocked or out of balance:

  • Areas related to basic physical needs;
  • Fear,
  • Fear of change,
  • Feeling for our own safety,
  • Feeling like we don’t fit in with family, friends, co-workers, etc,
  • Worry related to our job, money, finances, financial future,
  • Pain and trauma of emotional and/or physical abuse and violence.

Mantra: I can’t grow from an unsteady foundation

Healing Crystals

Healing crystals that work well with this chakra:

  • Red Jasper,
  • Bloodstone,
  • Tiger’s eyes

Sacral Chakra

Location in the body: Lower back, public bone.

Associated color: Orange

Some things that can lead to this chakra being blocked or out of balance:

Mantra: I always honor others, but not before myself!

Healing Crystals

Healing crystals that work well with this chakra: Carnelian, Coral, Moon Stone.


Solar Plexus Chakra

Location in the body: at the solar plexus, upper belly.

Associated color: yellow

Some things that can lead to this chakra being blocked or out of balance:

  • Areas related to personality, ego and identity;
  • Choice, personal freedom,
  • Authenticity,
  • Self-esteem and personal power,
  • Thoughts,
  • Integrity,
  • Social pressure,
  • Fear of rejection, fear of failure,
  • Feeling like you don’t count.

Mantra: Self-love starts when I accept all parts of myself

Healing Crystals:

Healing crystals that work well with this chakra: Yellow Jade, Malachite, Citrine.


Heart Chakra

Location in the body: At the center of the chest

Associated color: Green

Some things that can lead to this chakra being blocked or out of balance:

  • Areas related to love, relationships, acceptance,
  • Abandonment,
  • Rejection,
  • Feelings of betrayal,
  • Losing of self to others,
  • Unconditional love,
  • Forgiveness and ability to forgive,
  • Pain from past break ups, loss of love, loved one, death,
  • Compassion.

Mantra: When I love myself, loving others comes easily!

Healing Crystals

Healing crystals that work well with this chakra: Green Aventurine, Green Tourmaline, Rose Quartz Jade.


Throat Chakra

Location in the body: At the base of the throat

Associated color: Blue

Some things that can lead to this chakra being blocked or out of balance:

  • Areas related to self-expression, communication, truth;
  • Criticism;
  • Fear of rejection;
  • Indifference;
  • Difficulty speaking your truth;
  • Intimidation.

Mantra: I speak my truth always.

Healing Crystals

Healing crystals that work well with this chakra: Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite


Third Eye Chakra

Location in the body: Center of forehead, above eyebrows.

Associated color: Indigo

Some things that can lead to this chakra being blocked or out of balance:

  • Areas related to insight, intuition, inner wisdom, perception;
  • Gut feeling, gut instinct;
  • Disorientation;
  • Confusion;
  • Unsure what is true and what is not true;
  • Feeling of connectedness to the universe and spiritual energy.

Mantra: I am open to exploring what cannot be seen.

Healing Crystals

Healing crystals that work well with this chakra: Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Black Obsidian.


Crown Chakra

Location in the body: At the top of the head.

Associated color: Violet and White.

Some things that can lead to this chakra being blocked or out of balance:

  • Areas related to beyond one’s self;
  • Spirituality;
  • Consciousness;
  • Awareness and self-awareness;
  • Connection to the universe;
  • Fear of failing into the unknow;
  • Fear of understanding;
  • Fear of death.

Mantra: I am a vessel for love and light.

Healing Crystals

Healing crystals that work well with this chakra: Amethyst and Clear Quartz.


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