So all to often I find that nearly everything written about working with chakras seems to focus around the thing of ‘Imagine a spinning ball of (coloured) light opening like a flower‘.
To those of us with an agnostic outlook, we want something a bit more practical!
Is imagining a ball of light going to help us to energise and balance the areas of our lives that the chakra is suppose to govern?
Well, maybe, but more likely we will just be wasting time thinking about coloured balls.
I proppose a new way of thinking about and working with the chakra system.
We can use it as a spiritual map insuring that we are engaging in activities in all areas of life, leading to a rounded and full existence.
We can use this system to see when we are too focused on one area, or are ignoring another.
Maybe this will simply be a way of insuring a full and balanced life, BUT if these energy centers are actual, objective, things within us- then I believe these activities would go a long way to opening and energising them- more so than imaginging glowing balls.
And so I have put together a very brief outline of activities that could be used for connecting to the sphere of life of each chakra.
-Live below your means to insure financial stability.
-Garden while really getting your hands dirty and connecting to the earth.
-Eat healthy, eat local.
-Sex! Lots of it!
-Hot, scented baths.
-Prepare food mindfully.
-Create or enjoy art, flowers, colours, music, beautiful things.
-Learn knew things, or deepen your knowledge.
-Core exercises, such as sit-ups.
-Learn to, or practice standing your ground. Don’t be a push over (Though don’t be the one to do the pushing either).
-Laugh, deep belly laughter.
-Spend time in nature.
-Spend time with friends and family.
-Garden and really care for and look after the plants.
-Let the people you care about know.
-Attempt to cultivate compassion for all.
-Have meaningful conversations.
-Improve and practice communication skills.
-write in a journal or diary.
-Scream (in an appropriate setting).
-Learn to listen.
- Star gazing.
-Dreams and journaling them.
-Drawing, art, and close observation.
-Contemplate the ways all things are connected.
Post below with any ideas you have for other activities that could help to activate one or more of the chakras!!!