Hahahaha. Well how about I show you the process so you can tap into it for yourself every day and then share it with anyone you’d like to share it with anytime you feel like it, or when it’s requested from you? Feel it for yourself and you will know.
When the idea of this blog post came to me, I wondered what methods others out there were using to explain how to send love or send ‘love and light’ as I found to be the most popular saying on the internet. There’s a lot of beautiful Wicken's out there trying to spread the love. Thank you lovelies....although there were a lot of articles coming from a great place of trying to get people to understand that until they cleared up their own energy then they shouldn’t be sending it to anyone else. This is true for obvious reasons, but each article that I read had an underlying tone that there was a set process to this and you needed to complete this marathon obstacle course before you could centre yourself and clear up your own energy…...back to the eye rolling and the flicking with just a little less self-worth than you had before, smeared with another repulsive layer of guilt. Nice. Just another shovel of shit to wade through.
So let me clear this little misconception up, clearing your energy does NOT take a lot of time and when you practice a little, it becomes easier and easier. It can be easy the first time depending on how much of a tantrum your mind throws when it realises you’re breaking through to love. Lol. You'll see what I mean. It is simple and easy and a beautiful process that anyone can do within 5 minutes. So stop your scrolling past as if you have nothing of worth to give. You are more than enough, you have all the love you need already inside you. Stop looking around the house under pillows and in the cupboards for that love you think you’ve lost somewhere. It’s not out there, it’s within you where it has always been. You’ve just forgotten it’s there because all the shit life has shovelled on top of it. (Shovelling the shit off is a process, but accessing that love through the shit is easier)
Most of this technique was learnt from Ron and Suwanti Farmer, I’ll post a link at the bottom to a beautiful free downloadable audio called ‘Blossoming of the Heart’ from their website for more insights, opening your heart and experiencing the love within.
Let's get started.
Feeling the love for yourself
This meditation/visualisation is part of Mindfulness of the Open Heart – the first step is to open your heart and feel that love for yourself before visualising that same feeling enveloping the person you’re sending that love to.
◊ Make yourself comfortable and bring your attention to the breath. Observe the breath going in and the breath going out. As thoughts come, let them go and return your attention to the breath.
◊ Now observe the breath as it moves in the chest. Be aware of the chest expanding and contracting, as you breathe in and as you breathe out.
◊ Just for a few moments, bring up one or both hands to rest on your chest. This is your heart centre, inside at the spine. Observe the breath as you breathe into your heart.
◊ Keep breathing into the field of your heart. As thoughts come, just keep returning your observation to the breath without judgement.
◊ Now think of a time when you were really happy, truly yourself and totally at peace with the world. It might have been when you were a child or sometime later in life. Remember this feeling, magnify this feeling, as you continue to breathe into your heart.
◊ Try to give this feeling a name. What will you call this emotion you’d love to have with you forever? It might be love, happiness, peace or compassion. It might be confidence, trust, tenderness or gratitude. Choose a name we use to lock this feeling into your heart. Keep returning your attention to the breath as you breathe into your heart.
◊ Now each time you breathe in, begin saying to yourself, ‘I breathe in (this feeling)’. And use the name you have chosen before. If it is joy, you’ll say, ‘I breathe in joy’; if it is love, you’ll be saying, ‘I breathe in love’; if it is peace, you will be saying, ‘I breathe in peace’.
◊ Now use the same word on the out breath. Breathe in, ‘I breathe in (this feeling)’ on the out breath, ‘I breathe out (this feeling)’. Being mindful that there is no separation between the air you’re breathing in and the air that you’re breathing out. You are not letting this emotion leave you, it is just a cycle of the breath and all breath is this emotion.
◊ Each time you repeat your heart-prayer, it becomes more powerful in its effect on bringing you into a peaceful mind and open heart.
At this point you will feel this wonderful emotion that is activating your heart to open, your heart WILL be open and you will be able to feel when the moment is right for you to begin visualising the person you would like to send this beautiful energy to. Please remember that when I say sending this energy, I don’t mean that you will have any less. I’ll show you.
◊ Keep returning your attention to the breath. Keep breathing into the heart centre, repeating your own heart-prayer.
◊ When you are ready, visualise the person you would like to send this energy to in full detail. Try and make them as real as you can. If they are far away you can visualise them standing right in front of you if its easier, it’s their energy that you are conjuring up, not the distance between you.
◊ Now visualise this person being surrounded by the same energy that is emanating from you. If it helps, you can visualise the energy as a colour surrounding them. Put a half smile on your face and picture them with one as you look at each other. (Or if that is a difficult thing depending on the situation, picture the both of you with your eyes closed with half smiles) Sit with this image for as long as you can. If you would like, you could reach out and hold that person’s hand so you’re connected if this helps.
◊ Just before you finish, if you are holding hands, unhook them and say goodbye. This is a very important step as continuing an energetic connection with this person is not within yours or that persons best interest. Allow that person to follow their own path and allow yourself to move on your path without any energetic interference. If you're a parent you may have recognised that if you're having a bad day, no matter how much you can pretend to the kids, they start playing up instantly because they can feel your energy. Your partner may become more difficult at the end of a hard day for an unexplainable reason because energetic turmoil creates more turmoil. So disconnect yourself from this person you've been sending energy too so you can both be free.
See? Simple! You can do this exercise for yourself any time you are feeling like you need to connect to the breath and find your inner centre of love, peace and compassion.
A super short version after you have had a little practise
◊ Sit with your back reasonably straight, free your hands, close your eyes, head slightly lowered, one hand on your heart if you wish.
◊ Breathe in, ‘I breathe in love’.
◊ Breathe out, ‘I breathe out love’.
◊ Focus on your breath and continue to focus on your breath when thoughts come in. Let them come, observe them and then let them go and get back to concentrating on the breath.
The mind likes to insist that it can do more than one task at a time. Yes it can, but with this, doing more than concentrating on breathing in love and breathing out love, doesn't get you to the state of feeling that you're looking for.
You can do this any time of day to bring you back to centre. You can feel that love grow inside you which completely alters your energy and the neurons in the brain.
You are creating your life with intention and the best way to do that is to keep finding your centre, you're inner compass.
A brilliant book on love is Rhonda Burns' book, The Power. There are many teachings in this book that you can use in every day life to create your life aligned with your souls purpose. Whenever I read this book, I am so full of love and have so much fun doing the exercises. Click on the picture for a link to Booktopia.
The free audio Blossoming of the Heart CD by Dr Ron Farmer is very beautiful and has awakenings and guided meditations to help you along your path. I highly recommend this CD and all his CD's on his website. Click the picture for the link.
And of course A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. A book based on her understanding and reflections on the teachings of A Course In Miracles. A must read. Click the picture for a link to the book.
I'd love to hear any thoughts you have on love or any other visualisations or meditations that bring you back to centre and produce that feeling of love and peace. Or any situation that was transmuted into something better by infusing it with love.....
Do you find the concept of distant healing fascinating? Why not read the 'How Does it Work' section that talks about distant healing and follow the links for more information on concepts like a Holograph Universe and Quantum Mechanics that give idea's on how this might all work.
The Base Chakra
The thing is, when you have a Base Chakra imbalance like I have been working with on myself, it’s near impossible to complete things. I may have all these amazing ideas, but when it actually comes to getting stuff done it feels like I’m fighting against myself and the whole universe. So this blog post is just a little late = )
In this post you’ll read how the Base Chakra affects us in a balanced and unbalanced state and how you yourself can work with it at home to bring it back into alignment. I have had quite a few warning signs that mine is really blocked, like severe lower back pain, my inability to complete pretty much anything I say I’m going to, one messy house, feeling attacked, being on the defensive all the time and questioning my place in my tribe just to name a few. I’ve been working on it for a couple of weeks now using the techniques below, but I had an awakening after I had a massage a few days ago that really began its healing.
My lovely therapist nurtured my sacrum and I left there feeling completely unstable in my lower back and hips. (Through no fault of the therapist. She was amazing and was able to begin the process of release of something old stored in there.) It felt like an empty space in that area, like the top and the bottom part of my body wasn’t attached and I was just wobbling around. I didn’t need to feel into that space for long for ‘unsupported’ to come through and I could see how that related to my life.
I implemented changes straight away and every day since then, my lower back has been getting better, slowly shifting back into alignment and I’m feeling less and less pain. Sometimes we need clarity on the WHY of something for us to be able to let it go. Without an understanding we may not be encouraged to make the change needed to stop the imbalance from repeating.
It's all about the Base
The Base chakra is located at the genitals on the front of the body, and the base of the spine, the coccyx or tailbone of the back. The centre of the Chakra is the sexual/genital area. Its colour is Red.
How do I know I have an unbalanced Base Chakra?
An unbalanced Base Chakra
An unbalanced Base chakra leads to loss of direction - focus and discipline, or the complete opposite; having a need for control over everyone and everything in a rigid form while exploding with anger easily and often, a resistant to change. There will be feelings of loneliness, insecurities, lack of confidence, feeling abandoned, indecisive, anxious, worried, paranoid, fearful, procrastination, defensiveness, lack of ability to complete things, survival type issues and needs eg. Lack of money, food and financial independence. Fight or flight reactions, feeling overwhelmed, overly possessive, fearful parent, homeless, feeling stuck, depleting sense of self, can’t move forward and cant release grief, guilt and sadness contributing to not being able to move forward. Feeling like daily tasks are hard work, lazy, problems in your environments, home, work, relationships, community. Feeling like you just don’t fit in anywhere and nobody gets you. Perception of being ‘the black sheep’ of the family. Dislike of the colour red.
A balanced Base Chakra
When you have a healthy balanced Base Chakra you feel, secure, safe, confident that you can easily fulfil your needs, feeling at home in situations, feeling grounded, secure, fearless, present in the moment, connected to your physical body. Feeling like you can be an individual AND part of the tribe, (family, community, workplace) being able to manifesting what you need, stable in your foundation. A balanced Base Chakra stimulates action, encourages exploration to find your life's purpose and achieve success, heightened endurance and motivation, heightened instincts, a connection to the earth, feeling grounded, influences our basic impulses so we are no longer reacting in fight or flight allowing us to make better choices, regenerating confidence and your will to move forward in life
Our bodies give us signals in the form of pain, problems in function or dis-ease. Some issues associated with the Base Chakra are lower-back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, constipation, diarrhoea, rectal/anal problems, impotence, water retention, and problems with groin, hips, legs, knees, calves, ankles, and feet.
How can I balance and heal my Base Chakra?
I hope you found this helpful. I'll be posting about the Sacral Chakra soon.....now that my Base Chakra is on the mend and I can get stuff done hahaha.