I recently came across a test to see whether or not my chakras are in balance. As I regularly mediate and occasionally teach tantra with a background training of Chinese acupuncture I was interested to see which of my own chakras needed attention.
Its been a very interesting ascension process for me over the past couple of years what with all the unresolved emotional blocks I have needed to deal with. Most of the time I am generally happy but occasionally I am aware that I am not always being true to myself. According to this test I am firing on all cylinders apart from my Throat Chakra and my Heart Chakra which are still a bit weak.
So lets talk about how it might manifest. The throat chakra is STRONG when you are good at voicing out your thoughts, ideas and emotions to those around you. You’re admired for your willpower and strong communication skills, and your conviction to speak the truth, even if it may be uncomfortable to some. In some ways I am very good at this but occasionally I slip up !
The children and I had been spent much of the summer last year preparing a very difficult allotment plot (it was our first one) only to find that we were constantly battling bindweed and marestail which ended up strangling all our our plants along with slugs eating what was left of all of our hard work LOL We couldn’t have been given a more overgrown plot to be honest but not one to give up a fight I kept plodding on.
I have had boundary issues in the past and not had the voice to speak up and one of the neighbouring plot owners was extremely passive aggressive. Eventually it got to the point where I didn’t really want to go anymore. In the past I would have just walked away, and not said anything but decided to find my voice and speak to the allotment association.
The other day I was delighted when I finally got a call from the allotment manager to say I he had decided to give me a brilliant new allotment plot. Not only was it in a new spot closer to the water tanks, (no more lugging buckets of water for miles!) but it wasn’t next to the passive aggressive woman. Best of all it hardly needs any work doing on it and is ready to plant!
I had already paid him the money and his words were “when you pay me the money I’ll give you the key to the shed” Yes it has a shed as well! I replied in a very quiet voice. ” So does that mean I still owe you because I have already paid”. Part of me didn’t want to speak up because I was I was so happy I had got a new plot which was a miracle in itself I was concerned he would changed his mind so I agreed to go round and give him the money I had already paid again. It wasn’t a big amount but imagine if it has been a large amount of money and I had not been able to say NO.
This was my pattern in the past. When I got there he was all smiles and said “you have already paid me” I replied “yes I said earlier I had paid you but thought perhaps I still needed to pay more” he said “no we are all quits” and gave me the key. What I noticed from this experience was that I needed to pay attention to my ability to speak up and make my voice heard. I realised I am getting there slowly but still need to learn how to speak up and not be afraid to be heard.
With regards to being weak in my heart chakra. You know your Heart Chakra is STRONG when you enjoy comfortable, loving and empathic relationships at home, at work and in your community. You get along with your family. Your friends see you as a reliable person. At work, you’re known as the one people can talk to. You feel a heartfelt sense of gratitude for how wonderful your life is, and feel compassion for all around you.
However in my case I still have some weakness. Why because its over a year now since I wrote and finished Dark Souls and despite the fact that I have wonder relationships with my friends, family and colleagues and there is still a small part of me that keeps myself “on guard” in case I get hurt by someone. I tried dating a few months ago and was surprised to find I was still attracting few disordered men so I decided I needed to do a bit more work on myself before I ventured back into the dating game. On a positive note I can not spot a disordered person within minutes so its anly a matter of time before someone nice comes along.
In the meantime I am happy to say that being able to fire on all the other other cylinders keeps me happy healthy and strong without the need to fill myself up with the desire to have a relationship with a man because I am happy in myself.
Many people however not only have weak energy systems but they are closed off completely. This can cause all kinds of problems such as health issues and other problems in every day life.
For those of you who would like to start learning about how you can improve your own energy and wellbeing. You can find out more and take the test here