How to Energize Unlock Open Your Remarkable Throat Chakra 

It’s uncanny how the soul shines through the voice. You phone a friend and smile because their voice is their character, their spirit.
No one else on the planet has your voice. It’s unique, like your fingerprint.
You are a precious soul, born for self expression, contributing to the harmony of humankind.
We need you. We want you to express your authentic self, your truth.

The voice makes vibrations, and how cool is that, for each of us?
Because this world and All the Worlds, all realms, are made of vibration.
The vibration of your voice can
–  heal your body, via toning  (vocalizing – stay tuned for another post)
–  soothe yourself and others
–  connect with language, expression, poetry, creativity
–  create music and song
–  can be heard and received easily in the higher realms (Try your own experiments. We’ll talk about this sometime.)

This 5th Chakra encompasses the throat and the ears, full communication.
Listening and speaking are part of allowing. Allowing those around us to be, without getting too offended by them. Giving each other sacred space to be who we are.

The throat sits between the heart and the head, both of which speak and listen.

Listening can be profoundly healing. Recall a time when someone gave you their undivided attention, listened deeply to you, took you in with full acceptance. A sweet experience. Have you been lucky enough to be truly heard by another?

In speaking, tone of voice means everything. (How often we forget.)
And we don’t have to speak our whole mind. There’s no need to share something unless the person can hear you. If they cannot hear your message, don’t challenge them with it.

The throat chakra element is sound, and its color is bright blue (or sky blue or turquoise in some traditions).  When balanced it brings creative expression, clear communication, honesty, a resonant voice, patient listening, and a good sense of timing.

Throat chakra imbalance is heard in a domineering voice, over-talking, interrupting, poor listening, aggression.
Or a thin weak voice, difficulty in expressing, shyness, fear of speaking, dishonesty, poor timing, poor rhythm, ailments of the throat, ears, neck, thyroid. Tight jaw or neck. Poor self-esteem, anxiety, depression.

9 ways to help your throat chakra

  • speak honestly – heartfelt communication
  • learn to listen well (The phrase “I hear you” goes a long way.)
  • loosen your neck and shoulders with massage and yoga
  • journal  – talk with your inner child
  • hydrate well, drink more (salt) water – it clears your throat, makes your cells happy
  • listen to sounds and inspiring music
  • sing out loud, chant, tone
  • engage in fun creativity without any goal
  • try aromatherapy – jasmine, sandalwood

I’ve also used therapeutic artwork (below) to help my throat chakra.
What have you tried – got any tips for us?
How well can you express who you are?
How is your sense of timing? Do you know when to push forward and when to wait?

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Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Meditation class – Tuesdays in Phoenix, Thursdays in Fountain Hills.
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5 Ways to Boost Your Beautiful Brave Heart Chakra

Heart is the new brain!
We are living now in the Cour-age, the Age of the Heart.  We earthlings are moving steadily out of our heads into our hearts.

This doesn’t mean we’re crazy (although some may be). It means we’re gaining depth, compassion, friendship, mutual support, inclusion, hands-across-the-globe. This will only get better as we open and stabilize our hearts. This expanding love will not shrink nor go backwards. It cannot. It’s already out of the bag.

Heart chakra’s color is a brilliant green. Its element is air.
Imagine your heart as light and spacious as air, like the open sky.
Surrounding the heart, the lungs fill with air. Air, deep breaths, can ease the burdens of the heart.

Whereas the lower three chakras deal with earthly life (survival, sex, power), this fourth chakra is a combination of earth and heaven. It’s a meeting place for the divine inside you. It’s a natural resting place for spirit.

heart chakra symbol wikimedia 40 lighterSee the heart chakra mandala of intersecting triangles, one rising from earth, the other descending from heaven? They illustrate how your earthly nature and your heavenly nature meet in your heart.
Here many of our opposites come together – our light side and dark side, female and male aspects, body and mind, ego and soul.
It’s no accident that these triangles form a six-sided Star of David, which may also be seen as the sacred chariot Merkaba rising to higher realms.

The heart’s purpose is love and balance, including self-love, relationships, and community. Give and receive. Love and be loved.
We may feel challenged in our ability to receive, to let ourselves feel the love offered to us.
We also tend to get caught up in our head, our habit-of-mind, our ego patterns of behavior.
Often it takes courage to act from our heart rather than our automatic ego.
But you got this.
Your heart emanates the strongest electromagnetic field in your body.

With a balanced heart chakra, we are empathetic, loving, compassionate, altruistic, self-loving and peaceful. We have a good immune system, reasonable boundaries.

An unstable heart chakra may correlate to fear of relationships, loneliness, grief, depression, narcissism, or over-giving, clinging, demanding, codependency, sacrificing too much. Possible history of criticism, shaming, abuse, abandonment, rejection, or loss.
Physically there may be disorders of the heart, lungs, chest, breasts, arms. Asthma, COPD, cardiac disease, poor immune system, upper back tension.
An energy medicine session can repair the heart chakra and bring relief on many levels.

You can improve your heart chakra in a multitude of ways. Here are a bunch:

  • The vowel sound ay spoken aloud with each exhale, like a chant, reverberates in your chest and strengthens your heart chakra. Also use meditations for the heart . (Explore HeartMath)
  • The heart is not built to hold onto stuff, but to circulate the blood and emotions. Allow anger, fear, shame, disapproval, difficult emotions to simply rise and fall as natural waves of energy. Breathe through them, and they dissipate. Don’t defend them with a story. Don’t cling to them. When you get quiet and breathe deeper into your heart, you tap into Universal Love.
  • Go for full self-acceptance and self love with this mirror practice.
    And strengthen your gratitude practice.
  • Engage in forgiveness, especially toward family / Align relationships / Shore up your healthy boundaries.
  • Try open-chest back-arching yoga poses / Breath exercises, Pranayama

A Bonus Tip – my favorite:  Sing along to feel-good uplifting music. Heart-opening, heart healing tunes. Don’t worry about your vocal skills. This is about lungs, heart, soul.
Go for it.
What’s your favorite heart-strengthener? Do tell.

Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain HillsAlso check out our meditation groups – Tuesdays in Phoenix, Thursdays in Fountain Hills. (Thanks to pixabay & wikimedia for this collage of images.)
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We Need Your Powerful Heart Energy

We need you now. Not only your actions and your prayers, but your tone. In your heart.
There’s grief in your heart, yes. Breathe into it. Allow the emotional energy of grief to flow, to eventually release.
Beyond the sadness, remember.
Your heart energy radiates six feet to miles in every direction.
Your heart is powerful.
Your heart is the key in these tough years.

This world is vibration, from the deep ditch of hopelessness to breezy contentment.
Fear sits low on the scale and blocks our view of better feelings.
Fear makes us think fear is truth.  But it is not.  It’s just another view.
We each operate our own elevator up and down through these vibrations.

Our Attention is our most powerful tool.
Place your attention on a better-feeling thought.  Anything you like.
What do you like? Bring it to mind.

Close your eyes, take a deep breath down your spine and say,
“I open myself up to receive light, love, inspiration, and truth.” *
Relax into it.  Let it work on you.  Breathe.
Let this light flow out to humankind.
This is not an escape.  This brings circulation and light all the way to the extremities of pain on our planet.

( * Thanks to my friend Dr. Peebles for this practice. This post partially excerpted from Lift the Chaos of 2015. We’ve been in the soup for years. We’re not nearly done. That’s why we need you.)
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How’s your Warmth, Willpower? Third Chakra Energy Secrets

Belly up to the bar and take your rightful place in the world!
Yes, third chakra is in your belly. Some traditions say it’s at the navel, others say solar plexus. Third chakra supports the adrenal glands and the organs of digestion and elimination.
Hark!  Does this mean it serves our strength, energy level, ability to digest our world and release whatever does not serve us?  Yes.
These issues are not small potatoes – they’re big ones. In fact 3rd chakra often needs repair and loving attention. (In my practice, 2nd and 3rd are the most common chakra repairs needed.)

With a color of yellow and the element of fire (“fire in the belly”), third chakra also relates to our ego identity, self-image, our role, and potentially our selfless service.

An unbalanced third chakra may look like:

  • overeating or under-eating
  • all problems of digestion, leaky gut, IBS, constipation, diabetes, etc.
  • fatigue or restless agitation — craving stimulants or sedatives
  • aggression or passivity
  • control-freak arrogance or wimpy victimhood
  • too much or too little self-esteem
  • unaware of healthy boundaries between self and others
  • subtle tendencies of all of the above

With a stable third chakra, we have a sense of our appropriate place, our personal power, without being too aggressive or too shy. We have a healthy ego, willpower, confidence, spontaneity and a sense of humor. We are responsible, reliable, and self-disciplined.

Questions to ponder for this “fire in your belly” —
How assertive or unassertive are you? Intimidating or intimidated?
Do you have a strong competitive streak, must win? Can you also lose gracefully?
Do you feel adequate?
Do you worry about your competence? Do you appreciate your capabilities?
How is your sense of responsibility? Overly responsible? Irresponsible?
How reasonable are your boundaries?
How well do you digest your world?  How much do you resist?  How much is indigestible?
Can we allow it to be as it is, without fighting it so hard?
It’s not our job to fix the whole world, but to allow and enjoy the diversity here.

Hot Tips to Heal Third Chakra:

  • Improve your digestion – resolve leaky gut, feed your microbiota gut flora
  • Get a healthy colon – eliminate daily, even 3 times a day.
  • Strengthen your core with Foundation Training, sit-ups, Pilates.
  • Daily walking helps the whole digestive system.
  • Bring balance to your ego and take your rightful place.
  • Be self-empowered but not overpowering to others. Watch the boundaries.
  • Go for relaxation. Release stress. Meditate a minute a day.
  • Ginger, mint, or chamomile in tea or topical essential oils can help 3rd chakra.
  • Appreciate how capable and proficient you already are, in so many ways.
  • Be happy to play your unique role in your world.

What do you think? Opinions? Suggestions? How’s your belly?

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Come to our Boost Your Energy Self-Care Workshop, Saturday Oct 14th in Fountain Hills.  Quantum physics says energy medicine is 100x more efficient than chemical medicine.
Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands-on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Meditation groups – Tuesdays in Phoenix, Thursdays in Fountain Hills. (Thanks to pixabay for these images, modified.)
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How to find Delight, Pleasure, Creativity in Second Chakra

Pleasure, emotion, desire, creativity, the ability to move and connect with each other: these are the gifts of Second Chakra.
Water is the element here – waves of water, waves of duality. Dualistic opposites balance each other. Yin and Yang.
Here we hold our strong desires along with the fluid ups and downs of emotions.
When we listen to our emotional guidance system, it can direct our path.
Our feelings lead us to stronger intuition.

This chakra is located in the low belly, sacrum and hips, which lead to movement.
It is also connected to the spleen or splenic chakra on the left upper abdomen.
Orange is the traditional color here, which speaks of joy, hope, exuberance.

How healthy is your second chakra?
Do you have fluidity and grace?
How is your sense of guilt or shame? Can you let it go?
How well do you let yourself feel your feelings? (Often more difficult than it sounds.)
Can you go with the flow, switch gears when something changes unexpectedly?
Do you feel okay to indulge in pleasures? Do you over-indulge?
Do you have good boundaries with others? Are you enmeshed or codependent?
Are you too dependent and clingy, or too independent and bossy?
Does life feel fairly fun, or is it a dull chore?

Second chakra can be weakened by experiences of rejection, manipulation, poor boundaries, physical or emotional abuse. These may result in dampened emotions, a lack of passion, disinterest in pleasure, poor social skills, rigidity, lack of easy natural movement.

With an excessive second chakra, a person may be obsessed about others, manipulative, invading others’ boundaries, with mood swings, sexual addiction, or fixated on unrealistic expectations.

Self care tips for Second Chakra:

  • Dance, move your hips, or use yoga stretches to open hips.
  • Celebrate your sacred sexuality and the pleasures of life.
  • You don’t have to work to exhaustion before you play.
  • Eat dessert first sometimes. Go for what you desire.
  • Feel your feelings – don’t tamp them down.
  • Explore the sensuality of touch, taste, smell.
  • Embrace your flexibility, adaptability.
  • Allow the natural rhythms of your body, the highs and lows throughout the day.
  • Release old pain, shame, stress, and toxins.
  • Live a balance of give-and-take, active and passive, assertion and cooperation.
  • Play like a kindergartner each day – sing, dance, draw, color. Blow bubbles!
  • Take up a new-to-you form of creativity – learn to play harmonica, knit, calligraphy.
  • Open up to curiosity and fun. What would be fun for you?

Remember when you were a little kid and everything looked and tasted fascinating? You were fully in the moment. You were with the leaves and the ants. You were totally absorbed in whatever you saw.
This is the sense of wonder in a healthy second chakra.
Lovely things arise in each moment, and here you are, loving them.

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Scientists tell us energy medicine is 100x more efficient than chemical medicine.
Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands-on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in 
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Powerful Survival Strength in Your First Chakra

Do you feel safe? Connected to earth? Grounded and Present?
Your First Chakra, Root Chakra at the base of your spine, gives you physical vitality, a sense of safety, survival, prosperity, and more.
How do you know your Root Chakra needs help?

  • Weakness, fatigue, low immune system, bone and joint issues
  • Poor nourishment or overeating
  • Underlying fears, lack of safety, lack of trust
  • Feeble finances, weak money-management
  • Feeling disorganized, poor focus
  • Indecisive
  • Misplacing things, forgetting appointments
  • Difficulty paying attention in a conversation or a task
  • Feeling floaty, spaced out, disconnected, want to escape

A weak first chakra is ungrounded, not here and now in the present.
Often we live up in our head, disconnected from our legs and Mother Earth. We might be restless, airy-fairy, poorly focused, anxious or fearful.
An excessive first chakra is too focused on materials, on food, too heavy, sluggish, hoarding.

Your strength in first chakra is a balance of independence, healthy vitality and resourcefulness, along with trust and cooperation, a sense of belonging and mutual support with others.
Energy flows from the earth up the legs to the base of the spine, fueling our root chakra. With stability we feel we are right here now. The Earth supports us. We feel our foundation, built upon home and family. We know we’ll survive, provide for ourselves and have enough.

Tips to improve First (Root) Chakra:

  • Make peace with your family of origin.
  • Release inherited fears from ancestors who may have been oppressed.
  • Learn to give and receive within a supportive community.
  • You belong; you have a place; you have a right to be here.
  • Engage in fun exercise, movement, yoga, bodywork, massage, warm baths.
  • Enjoy your bodily senses of touching, smelling, tasting.
  • Walk in Nature and imagine Earth Energy coming up into your feet.
  • Walk Barefoot on the Earth, feel its energy.
  • Sit against a tree trunk and feel into its roots. Or hug a tree for awhile.
  • Explore earthiness – get into soil and plants.
  • Get organized in your home; finish practical chores.
  • Spend only within your means.
  • Open to your feelings, instinct, intuition, spontaneity.
  • Let Life in – let Life affect you.
  • Use a daily Grounding Practice which may include “roots” into the earth.

And let your butt feel big. Sometimes when I’ve been super grounded with a strong root chakra, my butt felt really big, gigantic. I’m just saying.
What is your experience with root chakra?

Grounded and Present Meditation
Chakra Toning
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Scientists tell us energy medicine is 100x more efficient than chemical medicine. Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain HillsAlso check out our meditation groups – Tuesdays in Phoenix, Thursdays in Fountain Hills.  (Thanks to Flickr for this pic which I modified.)
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Free Magic Energy Helps You Thrive 

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How about that tingling energy in your hands?
Tingling in the top of your head, when you meditate?
Tingling in your arms and legs, all over your body?
Whaddaya think?  Whaddaya feel about this stuff?
‘Cuz I love it!
When this energy flows unobstructed, it feels amazing. It brings health and wellbeing.
You can access it in many ways.
It is divine light.
Some people know about it. Do you?
Some breathe it in and feel it. Can you?
Some say it’s not real because they can’t see it.

Do you believe in invisible stuff? Like coolness and warmth? Like radio waves and Wi-Fi? Like cell phone frequencies that put your friend’s voice into your ear from halfway around the world?

Do you believe in the electromagnetism that infuses and encircles the earth and all living things including you? That’s the same electromagnetism in your own hands! Take a minute to feel it! We can use this to heal each other, heal ourselves.

In the mid 1970s scientists discovered all living organisms constantly send out tiny currents of light. The strength of the light correlates with health.
At about that same time science proved the existence of the aura and chakras by their measurable frequencies.  Kirlian Photography measured the light emissions in our hands.

Studies revealed that experienced healers produce changes in voltage, frequency, and electromagnetism. This is no surprise to those of us who work with energy. We feel these changes through our hands.
Disease correlates with energy blockages in the biofield.
These blockages absolutely can be repaired, bringing balance to body, mind, spirit.
It has been my deepest honor to witness wonderful outcomes when energy is repaired.

More importantly, the spirit infuses the body. Your spirit produces your health, so to speak. When a person feels alive, eager, truly happy, in balance with everything, their body stays healthy or repairs itself easily. This is an ideal scenario — a person basking in light, with no remaining hang-ups, worries, or imbalances.
Rare? Yes, but we have practical ways to bring more balance.

You can support your seven major chakras.
The chakras are wheels of light, intersections of energy, positioned vertically up the body. Chakras are antennas and processors. Each correlates with its own nerve plexus and glandular system. Each represents a different aspect of life. Starting from the tailbone and going up, these chakras relate to

  • Survival
  • Pleasure
  • Willpower
  • Love
  • Truth
  • Insight
  • Cosmic Connection

Energy healing repairs chakras. Plus there are practical ways to strengthen your own chakras. Stay tuned these next seven weeks for tips on how to help each chakra thrive!

What did you feel in your hands?  Or in your energy session? Comment below!

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Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does hands on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Also check out our meditation groups – Tuesdays in Phoenix, Thursdays in Fountain Hills.
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