My feet have been sore lately. Sore as though I’ve been wearing high heels or out running again. Because to be honest, winter is a tough season on my feet. Living through Minnesota winters leaves me feeling distant from the ground. I really, really miss my bare feet touching the earth.
So last night, I grabbed my Texas Cedarwood essential oil, put a couple of drops on my hands and did Reiki on myself. While I placed my hands over my eyes and face, I let the forest scent carry me away.
Having grown up in California, it was easy to imagine myself in a California forest surrounded by Redwoods. In addition, I remembered a childhood family camping trip to Big Sur. I let myself be at the edge of the woods, overlooking a cliff with the ocean as my view.
I imagined myself sitting down at the cliff to watch the sunrise. A blanket warmed my shoulders and I calmly, very peacefully watched the sun rise over the ocean’s horizon.
As soon as the sun first peaked, I had an enormous feeling that I was the earth rotating to greet the sun right where I was. And in that moment, I could feel that the sun was greeting me. In that moment I felt that I was a mirror to the sun. I felt my own essential nature, my spirit as the sun. And I felt my system—my chakra system that is—become aligned with the energy of the sun.
During this Reiki session with myself, I became aware that I am a microcosm of the solar system. My spirit is the sun. As a result, each chakra within me is a planet responding to and revolving around my spirit.
Since the sun rose to greet me, I focused that light onto each of my chakras, but also into my legs and feet.
That was some pretty powerful Reiki!
Doesn’t that all sound so delightful, grounding, peaceful, and just what you need?
Part of my work during Reiki sessions is getting to know your chakra system and getting to know where you could use some loving light.
Especially relevant is you.
Are you aware of your own chakra system?
Do you know where in your body you could use some love?
How to Understand the Chakra System
There are 7 main chakras within the body.
If you want more information about where each chakra is located and how it functions within your body, download my free chakra guide. (This is a direct download. No sign-up required.)
You can experience the chakra system for yourself.
- Give yourself at least 30 minutes for this experience.
- Go to a quiet, safe place where you will not be disturbed (silence your phone and any other interruptions).
- Sit or lie down comfortably.
- Place your hands lightly on each of these places on your body:
- The top of your head
- Over your eyes
- On your neck
- Over your chest
- On top of your stomach
- At each side of your hips
- On your thighs, knees, or soles of your feet
- Keep your hands at each of these places for a few minutes until you are aware of that space.
- If you are able, imagine that sunlight is glowing on top of and inside each of these body regions.
There you have it. You have just given yourself awareness of your chakra system. Your chakras are always there for you to greet and get to know.
Now, I’d love to work with you in a Reiki session where I can offer you my gifts of empathy and intuition and help you to channel the essential nature of your spirit to shine on your chakras and whole being.