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  • Writer's pictureKaren O'Moore

The Chakra System

The Chakra System Body systems/organs & issues with positive affirmations for each

Root or Base Chakra - Muladhara (Vam)

Endocrine glands: Adrenals (Childhood issues)

Body systems/organs: Intestines, spinal column, kidneys

Issues: Physical sensation, the body, vitality, earth connection, survival, security

Blocked: Life is a struggle/difficult. Family obligations come before the individual = Fear, insecurity, anxiety, restlessness, frustration, alienation, separation

Activated: Life is worthwhile, enjoyable, and good. Individual creativity is important = Safety, security, stability, constancy, commitment.

Open: Feels safe, trusts process of life, open to change = Trusts self, natures self, can manifest creative desires.

Affirmation: ‘’I am safe and secure at all times. The energy from the earth heals and nourishes me. I love my body and give it what it needs.’’

Sacral Chakra - Svadishthana (Lam) Creative/sexual

Endocrine glands: Ovaries, Testes

Body systems/organs: Reproductive system, lymphatic system, body fluids.

Issues: Emotions, sexuality, pleasure, physical creativity.

Blocked: I am not sufficient, I am not enough. I am inadequate. I am a failure. Love and pleasure are blocked out = Gives self away to prove worth, or through fear of rejection. Manipulation to get wants. Does not trust the sweetness of life.

Activated: Feels good about self, harmony, peace, vitality. Honours and cares for self= Does not over extend. Feels self worth. Self respect. Rest. Relaxation. Good diet

Open: Looks after needs. What is best for us. Allows pleasure. Expresses feelings.

Affirmation: ‘’I enjoy the miracle of life in each moment. I release everything that blocks my experience of pleasure. I enjoy my sexuality fully. I am enough. Who I am and what I do is enough.’’

Solar Plexus Chakra - Manipura (Ram) Personal power/decision making

Endocrine glands: Pancreas

Body systems/organs: Stomach, liver, gall bladder, spleen, some aspects of the nervous system

Issues: Thoughts and opinions, 'digesting' of experience, confidence, self-worth, personal power.

Blocked: Needs status, power, achievement, validation, to prove worth, adequacy and confidence = Sense of unworthiness, fear, giving away power, feat of failure, victimhood.

Activated: I am whole as I am (without success, status, achievement) = Others can't make decisions for me. I can take my own life in my hands, can break away from dependencies. Will seek people who help us to know our inner worth. Can go against acceptable. . .

Open: We choose who and what we want in life. . .We choose experience which enhance our well being and self esteem. We do not depend on external factors for self worth. We can say 'yes' or 'no' boundaries. We are confident about ourselves, have self worth, respect. We know what is good for us and go for it.

Affirmation: ‘’I release judgment and let my life flow. I live my strength and power naturally. I love and respect myself at all times.’’

Heart Chakra - Anahata (Yam)

Endocrine glands: Thymus

Body systems/organs: Heart, lungs, circulatory system.

Issues: Unconditional love, compassion, sharing, willingness to change.

Blocked: We put conditions on love . . .if. . We have negative patterns = Resentment, hatred, guilt, fear, unforgiving, undeserving, suspicious.

Activated: Energy holds joy, bliss, love, compassion, serenity, peace. We give and receive love unconditionally. We transcend small minded judgments, criticisms. We let go of vengeance, grievances, self sabotage. We are open to love. Surrender to the healing power of love. Experience self love.

Open: Strong feelings of acceptance and lightness. No need to perform or be someone. There is joy in the moment. Feels worthy of love and acceptance. People blossom and true giftedness emerge. Deeply felt compassion for others. Relationships - life- work take on true lightness.

Affirmation: ‘’I say 'yes' to all my feelings. I open myself to the healing power of love. Love is the purpose of my life. I follow the path of the heart’’

Throat Chakra - Visuddha (Ham)

Endocrine glands: Thyroid

Body systems/organs: Bronchial and vocal apparatus, alimentary canal, joints.

Issues: Communication, creative self-expression, speaking your own truth, speaking things into being.

Blocked: Suppressed emotions (anger, sadness). Vital energy is posited. Created energy is destroyed = Gossip, criticizing, boasting, lies, nothing worth saying.

Activated: Enhances development of will power. We express our personal truths. Express creativity - song, poetry, painting. Accepts validity of feelings and take responsibility for them.

Open: We reach for and touch realms of the spirit. Energy passes freely through our bodies and enlivens sensations and feelings. Creative expression allowed freely. We express who we are and reach out to others. We express needs and speak up for self

Affirmation: ‘’I am free to express my feelings, thoughts and inner knowing as appropriate. I release the fear and doubts which block the way to my creative expression.’’

Third Eye Chakra - Anja (Om)

Endocrine glands: Pineal

Body systems/organs: Lower brain, nervous system, sinus, ears, nose, left eye.

Issues: Balancing the higher and lower selves, trusting inner guidance, intuition, visual consciousness, clarity on an intuitive level

Blocked: Reflect, ideas, theories, ideologies. Fear and doubt overactive. Attitude can block the goodness we long for = Coldness, intellectualism, unfeeling, mean, tight, ungracious.

Activated: We trust insight and intuition. We are open to universal, creative energy and go towards fulfillment and purpose. We feel oneness with the divine

Open: Enlightenment - glimpses to higher realms. Opens to healing. Deepest knowing. Unconditional love. Increases selflessness and understanding. Positive thoughts about self and others. Sees the divine everywhere. Faith in innate goodness of life. Life has meaning - can say 'yes' to life.

Affirmation: ‘’I open myself to my intuition and my deepest knowing. I trust whatever comes to me is for my greatest joy and highest good. I accept that I am an unlimited being and I can create anything I want.’’

Crown Chakra - Sahasrara

Endocrine glands: Pituitary

Body systems/organs: Upper brain, right eye

Issues: Cosmic consciousness, pure knowing, connection with the divine.

Open: We receive Universal energy which guides us on our path and allows our true destiny to unfold. We surrender our small limited egos to a protective and guiding force which moves us through life. Move to a lighter, freer place, more energized within ourselves. Vibrant, radiant, happy. We radiate love which nourishes our self esteem, inner peace, well being. We're receptive. We accept and surrender. We embrace life passionately.

Affirmation: ‘’I am open to the goodness and the abundance of the universe. I am one with all there is. I allow the creative source to express itself through me.’’

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