Sacral Chakra Healing

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My biggest hurdle is my jealousy from a sacral chakra blockage caused by childhood sexual abuse.  This abuse began at the age of eight years old by my father creating an unhealthy triangulation between my father, my mother, and me.  My father also had many sexual and romantic partners while married to my mother.  My jealousy has to do with distrust of men, and feeling unworthy due to my relationship with my father.

Recently, I have felt pain and discomfort in my sacral chakra area, and suffer an urinary track infection.  When we have blockages within our chakras, we are more likely to experience physical problems and illnesses in that region of the body.  Although I am treating my symptoms with antibiotics, I must clear this deep and stubborn blockage in this chakra.

These blockages occur in many layers of pain and emotional wounds. I already have removed some of these deep and stubborn layers, but I still must work deeper and deeper to clear the remaining blockages.  I us the following six techniques:

1) Creative practice (Dance, art, music, singing, etc.)

2) Exercise, particularly in nature

3) Hip opening yoga postures

4) Crystal healing

5)  Throat chakra opening and clearing

6)  Learning to let go of your past through Emotional Release Practice

Good luck with your sacral chakra clearing and healing journey. Sending blessings of love!  (Copyright 2017 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)

Yoga Nidra Meditation Insights

tumblr_inline_mnb22qBzRr1qz4rgpYoga nidra or “yogic sleep” is a sleep-like state which yogis report to experience during their meditations. Yoga nidra, lucid sleeping is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The distinguishing difference is the degree to which one remains cognizant of the actual physical environment as opposed to a dream environment. In lucid dreaming, one is only (or mainly) cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one’s actual environment.

During our yoga nidra practice tonight, we first began with some gentle stretching and movements on the yoga mat while lying down.  During this period, I felt very relaxed and any tension was release during this initial practice.  The main part of yoga nidra is a guided form of meditation by the yoga instructor, and we worked deeply through the physical body, energetic body, and emotional body.  As she guided us through the meditation, she asked us to set an intention.

As I fell deeper and deeper into the sleep-like meditation state, I began to see and feel my higher self.  My higher self is not an entity, it is pure white light and the feeling of utter joy and contentment within me.  I feel her frequently during my awakened state as well.  She came to me to answer the question I have been asking myself, how do we endure being around someone we love who is destroying and hurting themselves?

Her answer was very clear and simply: Observe your loved one without judgment and tell them what you are observing about them.  Do not impose your ego’s will with your expectations of outcome or what you believe is best for them, or to satisfy your ego’s need to rescue or save them to feel important or needed. Support your loved one by empowering them to make the change through your observation of their situation in a compassionate, kind, and loving way.

However, that being said, it is much easier to say than do. When we completed the yoga nidra practice, I realized for the first time how to begin this practice and to be able to be with my family members and others who I love and are self destructive.  I will forge ahead and practice what my higher self has directed.  May you find your spiritual path through your higher self. (Copyright 2015 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)

Beach Yoga

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During my trip to Miami Beach, I am keeping up with my yoga practice.  I took a yoga class on the beach, and it was my first one on the beach.  What I loved most about practicing in nature is the ability to quickly ground, and become centered.  Although it was very windy, and the sand blew into our faces,  what was amazing was that as the class continued, the asanas or postures became more fluid and easier to complete its full expression.

As we went into shavasana or relaxation, I felt the most dramatic experience as lying in the sand allowed my body to ground completely into the earth. It also felt differently than being indoors as the clouds hung so low that it seemed like we were suspended in the clouds and resting in heaven.  It also felt very peaceful and serene.  I highly recommend yoga in nature as it enhances the experience and practice. (Copyright 2015 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)

Yoga Nidra Self Healing

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I want to share my profound experience today in yoga nidra practice. Yoga nidra or “yogic sleep” is a sleep-like state which yogis report to experience during their meditations. Yoga nidra, lucid sleeping is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The distinguishing difference is the degree to which one remains cognizant of the actual physical environment as opposed to a dream environment. In lucid dreaming, one is only (or mainly) cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one’s actual environment.

We first began with some gentle stretching and movements on the yoga mat while lying down.  During this period, I felt very relaxed and any tension was release during this initial practice.  The main part of yoga nidra is a guided form of meditation by the yoga instructor, and we worked deeply through the physical body, energetic body, and emotional body.  As she guided us through the meditation, she asked us to set an intention, and mine was to let go of my past hurt.  During the guided meditation, I began to feel very emotional and began to cry.  I felt floods of feelings of sadness, despair, and loss rise up within me.

At one point, our instructor said to see and hear our spiritual guide who is always with us, and I heard a voice saying, “let go and you shall feel peace and freedom.”  After hearing my guide, I felt this release or shift occur within me, and felt lighter.  I believe this is what my spiritual guide was telling me about this feeling of freedom.  My need to hang onto my dark past and hurt appeared to fall away, and I actually felt freer.  After completing the yoga nidra practice, I continue to cry to release these feelings.

I am feeling very calm and relaxed after this practice and experienced this intense shift within me as I am finally ready to let go of my past, and move forward in my emotional life. May you find peace and freedom for your emotional life. (Copyright 2015 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)

Grounding Techniques

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During my recent work on emotional healing, I have experienced a type of cycling of emotions almost like a roller coaster of bliss and sadness while working through some deep rooted issues involving my father.  The sadness feels like despair of great loss that chokes me up.  During these situations, my energy runs really out of control triggered by this emotional work.

I am attempting to regulate my energy by continuing my emotional release practice found at the tab on my Blogsite Homepage.   It feels like my emotions are triggering these energy bursts, and I can’t release this energy fast enough creating difficulties sleeping or concentrating.

I also am using grounding techniques to cope with this where I sit quietly and imagine the roots from my root chakra going into the earth and my energy flowing downwards while breathing deeply and slowly.  Try this to see if this grounding technique works for you.  Other ground techniques include sitting or lying on the earth, listening to quiet music or doing artistic work, Chi Gong practice, yoga practice in sitting or lying down positions, acupuncture, or Reiki work in releasing excessive energy.  Try these techniques when your energy gets frenetic or excessive.  Good luck!  (Copyright 2014 Living Wide Awake with All Rights Reserved)

Emotional and Physical Release through Yoga

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Earlier this week, I experienced extreme tightness in the muscles around my neck and upper back. After an amazing therapeutic massage and Reiki energy reading by an intuitive healer, she advises that I am holding a lot of emotions in those muscles affecting my fascia. Fascia is a structure of connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, binding some structures together, while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other.  As I have been doing extensive healing work and experiencing extraordinary emotional release and spiritual progress recently, I am not as all surprised to hear this.

She suggests that more sessions of yoga to loosen my fascia will help with my flexibility and physical discomforts. Although I have been practicing yoga for many years, I decided to take an hour and half of a beginner yoga session, so that I can focus on yogic breathing rather than struggling with the asana postures.  This was the best decision as the sessions were slower because it was taught at the beginner level, and I had more time to lengthen my yogic breathing creating deeper moving meditation during this yoga practice, rather than doing a stretching exercise.  Because of the hour and a half session, I was able to stay longer in the deeper moving meditation.

During various asanas, I observed emotions rising and releasing as I breathed in and out.  There were many emotions from just today that were released, but I also felt older emotions rising and releasing as well.  After this yoga session, I felt this aching in my upper back and neck where I normally hold stress and emotions, like the muscles just let go. I had not had this experience before during yoga, so it was such a pleasant surprise. Try yoga as moving meditation to release emotional and physical pain. Blessings of healing light, Brooke (Copyright 2014 Kundalini Spirit with All Rights Reserved)

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