I work in a field where many people use terms like chakras, energy centers, and imbalances in the body and nervous systems. This can be confusing and scary to people unfamiliar with modalities outside of western medicine. There are many ways and cultures that see and treat the imbalances in our body, mind, and spirit. In my field, we view them all as important.
When one is out of balance, it affects all the others. Many therapists and practitioners include your emotions, energy, and intuitive aspects to assist in greater impact of healing of illness, injuries, and imbalances. The gift is working with the client’s own body’s ability to heal itself. I believe we (as practitioners ) are more of the helpers/assistants of humans rather than the healers. Your body, mind, and spirit do the actual healing.
To think of it a little more simply , we are made up of energy, we put off energy, and we interact with other energies in the world/universe. For example, it may not easily be seen with the naked eye, but we have a magnetic field of energy that surrounds us and our cells need a source of energy to run, walk, and sleep. Basically we do not exist without energy.
When we have imbalances of our energy whether it be from our emotions, feelings, stresses, worries, experiences, or pain, it often affects our body, mind, and spirit. The good news is there are many avenues and ways to offset the imbalance and add to the deficits in our lives. In my chakra certification, I was trained in working with the seven main chakras in the body. There are many throughout (or thoughts about) the body and more than one modality or school of thought/practice. The seven chakras that I’m referring to are wheels of energy that align from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. You can imagine or visualize them as a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This energy is the life force within each of us. This energy helps keep us healthy and alive.
Each chakra corresponds to nerves and major organs as well as psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving (energy is always in motion), it’s essential for our chakras to be open and aligned for well-being. If there is a blockage or slowing down of energy in our chakras we find the imbalances in our health and life. Through awareness or working with a trained therapist in this area, you can assist your energy chakras for mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
I find often working with clients when we pay attention to the energy centers that are out of balance, you can align and help the body with its own super powers and “heal thyself.” The body is always seeking balance in its internal environment. Many people acknowledge the importance of our physical, emotional, and spiritual health, but may not be as aware of the balance in our energy centers. Balancing your energy can be a powerful and subtle way to enhance the balance of your body, mind, and soul.
Whether you decide to educate yourself to work with your energy centers, or seek out a trained practitioner , it’s nice to know you have many healing tools available for you. Well-being can abound and you can further support it with balancing your energy.