The 7 Chakras
The Chakras are the central energy centers within a person’s body. The word Chakra is the Sanskrit word for Wheel. Each Chakra spins like a wheel allowing energy to flow from the pelvic region where the Root Chakra is located through the top of the skull to the Crown Chakra. When in balance, the Chakras are open allowing energy to flow freely, but certain mental or physical conditions restrain the energy and cause a blockage in one or more of the Chakras. Clearing and balancing our Chakras can be done utilizing their corresponding colors, healing crystals, sounds, Yoga poses, meditation and breath work. We can easily and effectively bring ourselves back into a vibrant and harmonious state! The names and colors associated with the Chakras are Root: red, Sacral: orange, Solar Plexus: yellow, Heart: green/pink, Throat: blue, Third Eye: indigo, Crown: white/violet.
Root Chakra: Red Sponge Coral (enhanced)
Solar Plexus: Citrine
Heart: Green African Opal
Third Eye: Sodalite
Spinel is found in a spectrum of different colors, including clear/colorless, black, blue, red, violet, green, brown, yellow, orange and pink. Its name is derived from the Latin word “spinella,” which translates to little thorn, referencing the pointed octahedral shaped crystals that it forms. A stone of renewal, Spinel is a wonderful energy generator that leaves us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It offers encouragement and support during difficult times. Spinel brings out the positive aspects of our personality and helps us to be humble in our successes and encouraging during our difficulties. Spinel opens our Chakras and facilitates the rise of Kundalini energy from the base of our spine upward.
Onyx is a strength providing stone that is highly beneficial in difficult times involving physical or emotional stress. It centers our energy and aligns us with our higher power who gives us guidance and strength. Onyx wants us to be the master of our own destiny and it promotes the vigor, stamina and steadfast that we need on our journey. Onyx encourages us to learn from our past mistakes allowing us to develop confidence in our judgment and decision making abilities. An excellent stone for absorbing and transmuting negative energy, Onyx wants us to focus on the important things in life. It fosters self-discipline and self-control facilitating our ability to manifest our greatest desires.
OM is the seed sound of all creation. It symbolizes the infinite universe coming together in harmony. Chanting Om helps to align our energy centers as we enter a state of mindfulness and awareness. It creates a feeling of openness and acceptance helping us experience a connection, unity and love to all of the universe’s creations.