essential oils, meditations, Red Root Chakra, yoga

Red Root Chakra

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The frequency and quality of the energy flowing from each of our chakras is different. Each chakra has  its own type of spiritual energy, its own tuning. Spiritual energy said to be of immeasurable power, called by the Indians “Prana” and by the Chinese “Chi”, can flow through the chakras, but only if they are opened or activated. Technically speaking the chakras are the fields through which the energies flow, not the spiritual energies themselves. They are like doors. Certain tools and techniques unlock them.

Inner silence is the key to tuning the energies and integrating the conscious states. It is the sacred dimension or pure Awareness which unifies the otherwise unconnected states of consciousness. It is also the black hole source of the chakras. Thus all progress in spiritual disciplines depends upon reaching and retaining this inner silence.
Sunday is the day of the week that resonants strongly with Muladhara, the energy which is the origin of our sensing capacity or Root Chakra. A spinning red energy gateway grounding us.

AROMA: Root Chakra corresponds to our sense of smell so energize with it with smells of the earth: Balsam fir, Angelica or Cedar to name a few.

CRYSTALS: Red Jasper or Carnelian is an excellent stone to wear or meditate with for this chakra. When used in meditation, Carnelian assists in the understanding of how to bring a concept into being, and how to manifest it into action

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MEDITATION: Visualize a red jewel in the center of the earth rise up and the swirling red ball of energy it becomes in contact with the base of your spine.

YOGA:
Begin conscious grounding to Mother Earth’s energies with tree pose:

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You can use your ‘seeing red’ visualization as you firmly plant your entire left foot onto your mat and bring your right foot up into tree pose. Keep your hip points squarely ahead and your toes tucked in as you place your foot anywhere on your leg besides your knee. Be creative and make your tree pose your own. Place your right leg into half lotus or engage your core and reach your arms overhead, keeping the base of your neck soft and your elbows straight as you rotate the pinky side of your hands in to engage your triceps. Most importantly, feel supported and connected to the earth as you hold your tree pose for 5 to 8 breaths before switching sides——

This chakra is where security, confidence and self-esteem originate.
Root Lock or Yoni Bandha :

yoni-bandha-posethis yoga move is actually stimulating the very same process that creates orgasm,”

The Yoni canal connects to the clitoris and the entire womb. Women draw up at the base of the pelvic floor around the vagina and extending up to the mouth of the cervix. Draw in and up on the inhalation. Let go on the exhalation. Draw in strongly but not so much that you feel tension. It’s much more than a Kegel, which some feel is devoid of poetry and Eros. “It’s like this light that rises and illuminates the whole spine”.
Try squatting with your heels in and toes out, lean your torso in between your thighs with your hands together. As you inhale, engage Mula Bandha and feel the current rise from the earth and enter the pelvic floor. When you can’t inhale any longer, relax the squeeze on your exhale, without collapsing it entirely. You’re pulling energy up to tap into a subtle pulse, like the ocean tide.

SEE Y’ALL:   Connect with the earth in every way you can conceive of this day.

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Chakras, Crown Chakra, essential oils, meditations, yoga

Violet Crown Chakra Saturday

Saturday correlates with the Violet colored energy center known as the crown chakra —it relates to consciousness as pure awareness. It is our connection to the greater world beyond, to a timeless, spaceless place of all-knowing. When developed, this chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss.

It’s POTENTIAL qualities: grace, beauty, serenity, oneness with all that is
Life Issues: selfless realization of your indelible connection with the greater whole of life and creation of a vital and resilient spiritual context for holding your life experiences

Positive: The Guru–Gurus are people who realize who they are. They know that the divine force flows through them and they are identified with that as the substratum of their being, rather than the temporal parts of their life. They let life move through them and take them ever deeper into consciousness itself.

Negative: The Egotist—-Egotists are people who think their efforts alone carry them through life. They believe that they are separate from a greater whole of existence and that their striving and effort controls the outcome of their life.

LET GO of the EGO.  Join up with the UNIVERSAL FORCES and let the force be with you as you expand your Violet crown Chakra:

AFFIRMATIONS:

“I connect easily with spirit”
“I am sure of my inner knowing”
“My experience is abundant”
“I am pure light and love”

SOUNDS: Meditation Music for Crown Chakra of your choosing; or iTunes:A Guided Visualization “Shifting Perspective and Awakening to Oneness”–Crown Chakra; or the Tina Turner chants linked below

CRYSTALS:Selenite is by far one of the most powerful and one of the highest vibrational stones existing on our planet at this time. Selenite Cleansing Stone has ability, given your intentions, to unblock stagnant energy and remove negative energy (from Muse Jewelry on Pinterest.)

Endow the stones, aromas and sounds with your positive affirmations:

“I connect easily with spirit”
“I am sure of my inner knowing”
“My experience is abundant”
“I am pure light and love”

AROMAS:  Frankincense and sandalwood are probably the two essential oils most frequently identified with the crown chakra. Both promote meditative states, encourage higher states of consciousness, expand the crown chakra, support spiritual connection and growth. Sandalwood encourages astral projection. Frankincense expands the aura and helps awaken one’s spiritual or soul purpose. Frankincense also works on physical manifestations of crown chakra dysfunction such as anxiety, restlessness, nervous tension and stress-related conditions.

DIFFUSING-It is pleasant to have homemade essential oil diffusers in various places in your environment  to infuse your space with a continuous and subtle scent.  Many  packaged diffusers often contain unnatural ingredients that we don’t necessarily want diffused around the house along with the scent.To skip the unwanted ingredients and the expense, try making your own oil diffuser using an essential oil of your choosing. Or, experiment with combining oils for a highly-personalized scent — just be sure to test out the combination by adding a drop or two of each of the oils to a cotton ball to make sure the blend is appealing to you.

You will need a container with a wide base and a small opening , as it will discourage evaporation; reeds (health, online or craft stores  carry reeds); Safflower or Mineral oil (Mineral oil less viscous than vegetable oil and is better at carrying the scent up the reeds); Plain  unflavored, nondiluted vodka( helps thin out the oil so that it will move more easily up the reeds); Essential oil(s).
Pour one-quarter cup mineral oil and two tablespoons vodka into a measuring cup and stir well to combine the liquids.  Add in one and one-half tablespoons of essential oil (the ratio should be about one part essential oil to four parts mineral oil and vodka).
Stir well and pour the oil mixture into your container. Insert as many reeds as will fit into the opening.
Flip the reeds every few days to optimize the scent diffusion.  Each time you you are mindful of the scent repeat an affirmation: “I AM….”

image    “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo” by Joyce Devibe Ft. OceanaHeart

MEDITATION:  Sitting in half lotus or Full Lotus position chant **Nam-myoho-renge-kyo**
The purpose of chanting this phrase is to attain perfect and complete awakening (enlightenment).

Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō, represents devotion or conviction in the Mystic Law of Life, God, or Universal Source.    Some followers of Buddhism also consider Myōhō Renge Kyō to be the name of the ultimate law permeating the universe.
Broken down, Myōhō Renge Kyō consists of Myōhō (妙法), “sublime,” “unfathomable” or “mystic” law

Tina Turner-Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (2 hr Buddhist Daimoku)

YOGA
As we move up the ladder, the higher chakras are more affected by mediation and inner work rather than physical work, but here are two basic asanas, or poses:

Tree Pose: Start with Mountain pose, keep the feet hip width apart. Extend your spine tall and fix your gaze forward at a focal point. Breathe in and lift the right leg and place the sole of your right foot on the left leg, inner thigh. The heel of the right leg should touch the perineum otherwise, can rest on the thigh, or even on the calf initially. Lifting the torso upwards, take a deep breath & raise the arms up, joining the hands in Namaste mudra. If you can, take your gaze upwards towards the ceiling. Stay here for 5 to 7 breaths and repeat on the other side. Why to: A restorative and a balancing pose, the position of the arms and gaze taps into the energies of the crown chakra. The position of the body, works from root to the tip of the head, by aligning the chakras in a string. Also, rejuvenating the mind, it strengths the whole body.

Corpse Pose How to: Lying on your back, lift your pelvis and slide your tailbone away to comfortably spread your lower back. Keep just a light, natural arch to your lower back. Rest your pelvis on the ground. Place both the feet and the arms 3 to 4 feet apart with palms facing the ceiling. For extended support one can place a yoga blanket, cushion or pillow underneath the calves to relax the lower back. Now, close your eyes and take a slow deep breath. As you exhale, let your body relax and sink into the floor. Maintain stillness as you relax and quiet the mind. Completely loosen the whole body, like your body is sinking in the floor. Stay here for as long as you like. Why to: This pose gets its name from the posture of a dead body. It requires the stillness of a corpse, which makes it a challenging one. It helps in the repair of tissues and cells and in releasing stress. Savasana helps to calm and balance the crown chakra.

SEE YALL LATER:
Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things that exist; observe too the continuous spinning of the thread and the structure of the web:–Marcus Aurelius

All Day send out the vibration of ‘Nam myoho renge kyo’ to intensify your connection to the Universe.

NAMASTE,                                                                                                                                                                     Priscilla

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Chakras, essential oils, Red Root Chakra

SPRING-Earth’s ENERGY radiating red

Let us Welcome SPRING, Ostara, the Return of Light and our Red Root Chakra which connects with Mother Earth spinning with a frequency of : 194.18 Hz.(Chakra Platonic) – 396 Hz.(Sofeggio) – 256 Hz (Carrier Wave) ;Musical Note: “C” ; Musical Scale/solfeggio Tone: “do” (doh)

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Our roots to the Earth are vital to our well being and our connection to her seasons go deep. “The Vernal Equinox, today, March 20th, is one of only two such magical times of the year where night and day are precisely balanced; the wheel of the year is sliced in half. Only on the equinox does the equator, the point of solar termination on Earth, line up with the Sun, creating this vortex of energy, this point of balance.

When you celebrate the Equinox, you connect to all of our ancestors who have participated in ritual and ceremony on this occasion for millennia:  The native pre-Christian Germanic tribes of northern Europe worshipped a goddess of spring called Ostara. The Saxon tribes of old Britain called her Oestre. Her feast day was held on the full moon following the Vernal Equinox, much like the modern Easter. In Western tradition we see ‘Easter eggs,’ which date back to ancient times, as a symbol of fertility and rebirth. In Persia, eggs were painted and colored for 1,500 years as part of the spring celebration of No Ruz, a tradition of the Zoroastrian New Year on the Vernal Equinox.

All around the world, ancient and indigenous cultures have rituals, feasts, and celebrations of the Vernal Equinox. Ancient Roman followers of the goddess Cybele believed she had a consort who died and was resurrected on this day. The ancient Mayans have celebrated this event for ten centuries; as the sun sets on the day of the equinox, the western face of the Mayan pyramid El Castillo is fully bathed in sunlight, and is designed to work with the lengthening shadows, giving the appearance of a diamondback snake descending down the wall. ” (Athena)

This is a GREAT day to celebrate bringing the energy of light, hope, fertility, growth, and new beginnings.

SOUNDS:  Search for ‘Meditation Music for Root Chakra’ or Music for Spring Equinox or listen to these I found: Spring Equinox in “Circle of Seasons”;  Easter/Ostara/Spring Equinox by Mina La Voisin-a music video“The Righto feel Secure and Connect wit Earth”

CRYSTALS:   Set out all your red colored crystals

AROMAS :  immerse your sense of smell in a grounding ‘Spring Woodland Blend” of Essential Oils: 50 drops Balsam fir, 20 drops Vetiver, 10 drops Wintergreen and 10 drops Bergamot into a 5ml bottle.  Diffuse with your intentions to feel safe and in harmony with the Earth.

To apply behind ears, at base of spine, on feet bottoms, over heart, on wrists, base of neck, or temples,  mix the above with 1 oz of jojoba oil

If you are more into ‘Equinox Flower Garden’ fragrances than the woodland scene, try blending 30 drops lavender, 20 drops Jasmine, 20 drops Ylang Ylang, 20 drops hyssop, 6 drop Elemi, and 6 drops of Geranium to diffuse.  To apply to skin, mix with 1 oz jojoba oil.  I put my blends in a roll-on bottle and keep it handy all day.  I also code the top of the bottle with a sticker matching the color of the chakra it goes with so I don’t have to read them all  in the mornings.

Essential Oil blends sure beat the petrochemical commercial perfumes and air fresheners as over 60% of what comes in connect with our  skin, the largest organ on our body, gets absorbed into our blood stream! And unlike our insides where our kidneys and liver  act as  filters, our skin is all on its own with no one to protect it except diligently caring SELVES. 95% of the chemicals in most commercial fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum and natural gas, known as petrochemicals. On average, 80% of fragrance formulations are comprised of these chemicals and in some cases, 100% of a formula can be synthetic.  Skin absorbs these man-made chemicals in a few ways: by direct application, by contact with fragranced items, and by exposure to air containing fragrances and these can accumulate in our body organs.

SO why not use naturally occurring, invigorating Essential Oils of Nature?!

LIGHTS:  Soy (no petrochemical paraffin waxes) candles in Lavender, Spring green and yellow.

Begin by taking a moment to focus on the air around you. Inhale deeply, and see if you can smell the change in the seasons. Depending on where you live, the air may have an earthy aroma, or a rainy one, or even smell like green grass.

Sense the shift in energy as the Wheel of the Year has turned. Light the green candle, to symbolize the blossoming earth. As you light it, say:

The Wheel of the Year turns once more,
and the vernal equinox arrives.
Light and dark are equal,
and the soil begins to change.
The earth awakes from its slumber,
and new life springs forth once more.

Next, light the yellow candle, representing the sun. As you do so, say:

The sun radiates ever closer to us,
greeting the earth with its welcoming rays.
Light and dark are equal,
and the sky fills with light and warmth.
The sun warms the land beneath our feet,
and gives life to all in its path.

Finally, light the purple candle. This one represents the Divine in our lives — whether you call it a god or a goddess, whether you identify it by name or simply as a universal life force, this is the candle which stands for all the things we do not know, all those things we cannot understand, but that are the sacred in our daily lives. As you light this candle, focus on the Divine around and within you. Say:

Spring has come! For this, we are thankful!
The Divine is present all around,
in the cool fall of a rain storm,
in the tiny buds of a flower,
in the down of a newborn chick,
in the fertile fields waiting to be planted,
in the sky above us,
and in the earth below us.
We thank the universe* for all it has to offer us,
and are so blessed to be alive on this day.
Welcome, life! Welcome, light! Welcome, spring!

Take a moment and meditate on the three flames before you and what they symbolize. Consider your own place within these three things — the earth, the sun, and the Divine. How do you fit into the grand scheme of things? How do you find balance between light and dark in your own life?

 

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YOGA:  How about a budding blooming, leafing TREE POSE?!   A SPRING Tree Pose–oh so RADIANT and alive and energetically brimming with the juices of life!    Visualize your favorite Spring tree as you firmly plant your entire left foot onto your mat  or barefoot on the ground and bring your right foot up into tree pose. Keep your hip points squarely ahead and your toes tucked in as you place your foot anywhere on your leg besides your knee. Be creative and make your tree pose your own. Place your right leg into half lotus or engage your core and reach your arms overhead, keeping the base of your neck soft and your elbows straight as you rotate the pinky side of your hands in to engage your triceps. Most importantly, feel supported and connected to the earth as you hold your tree pose for 5 to 8 breaths before switching sides—-

MEDITATION:

Visualize yourself the essence of a flower you love.                                                                        Picture your tightly formed bud deep in the earth.                                                                        Feel the cold damp earth around you.                                                                                                After a pause, Feel the faintest movement.                                                                                      Feel a slow warming, an awakening                                                                                                    Feel a more vigorous movement and more warmth.                                                                     Feel potential and energy building.                                                                                                      All past pain, hurts, traumas,                                                                                    disappointments and sadness are gone                                                                                              left behind you, deep in the earth                                                                                               They have even absorbed by the UNIVERSAL ENERGY.                                                                  You are free of any regrets.                                                                                                                    Sparkling with newness.                                                                                                                         You feel more movement                                                                                                                        You feel brightness and warm sunlight.                                                                                             Soft drops of refreshing water tickles you.                                                                                       You notice light green leaves growing around you.                                                                       You no longer want be in a tight bud.                                                                                                 You begin to open petal by glorious petal,                                                                                         all in one color or in a rainbow of colors.                                                                                           Visualize and FEEL each petal opening,                                                                                               slowly slowly open each of your petals.                                                                                            You are of the EARTH.                                                                                                                               Rooted DEEP in the Earth.                                                                                                                      You are LIFE.                                                                                                                                                You are potential energy.                                                                                                                        You are a beautiful MIRACLE–a New Beginning……….

When you are done opening your petals on this beautiful spring morning chant this mantra to become surrounded by a field of white light of protection.

I celebrate the Primal Wisdom.
I celebrate the Wisdom through the Ages.
I celebrate  True Wisdom.
I celebrate the great, unseen Wisdom.

I celebrate Spring and new beginnings

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SEE YA LATER: Since this first chakra is all about grounding,if possible take a barefoot walk in the grass or on a beach to enhance your connection to Mother Earth celebrating SPRING with every step.

Take your  gems, crystals, and stones outside to place them in a sunny place to charge in the light of the equinox. This is especially powerful at noon, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, as well as the specific hour of equinox which varies by geographic location. In your time outside, take a moment to center yourself, grounding into the Earth, breathing in the renewing and balancing energy that abounds on this day. Feel the light, smell the scents that linger on the breeze. Maybe there is still a lingering winter chill; acknowledge this and thank it as it passes. Turn to the sun and soak up the renewing energy of its rays. REJOICE in new your new life and refreshed energies right this MOMENT!

 

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