Alchemy of Balance: Using Chakra & Chant by Silvia Mordini

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Alchemy of Balance: Using Chakra and Chant

Each day, I ask myself, “How do I maintain balance in order to live my best day ever?” As much as I try to stay balanced, I have learned that I can easily lose it. Balance may be easy to find, but it is hard to sustain. This is because we are the only ones who can do the inner work of maintaining it.

Francis Braceland writes, “We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.”

So how do we find and maintain balance? I have discovered two tools: chakra and chant.
Chakra

The chakra—the seven main energy centers in the body that receive, absorb, and distribute life energies—are a natural starting place.

The chakra offer us a benchmark to assess our life balance.

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Alchemy of Fire: The Solar Plexus

Alchemy of Fire: The Solar Plexus by Silvia Mordini

The Fire Element known as Agni represents the energy of transformation or change. It has three forms: fire, the sun, and lightening. This is the element associated with the third chakra, our solar plexus.
The Solar Plexus

The Sanskrit name of the solar plexus chakra, Manipura, translates to “lustrous gem.” Located between belly button and the bottom of the rib cage, it governs our intentions for emancipation, our right to act, our duty for self-definition, and our ego.

Color Yellow-gold

Element: Fire

Sense: Sight

Healing Stones: Amber, topaz, citrine, yellow calcite, yellow jasper

Affirmation: “May I be able to honor myself, be how I am in the world, and express that power without fear.”

Mantra: “I am free.”

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Photo credits: Bali Yoga Retreat Kecak Dance

Alchemy of Wisdom: The Third Eye Chakra

Alchemy of Wisdom: The Third Eye Chakra by Silvia Mordini

I want you to know that you don’t have to do it alone. A basic principle of spiritual life is that we learn the deepest things in unknown territory. Often, it is when we feel most confused inwardly and are in the midst of our greatest difficulties that we find new opportunities.

Our WEAKNESS often reveals life’s mysteries, while our strength can serve to blind us from our greatest unknown potential.

As part of cleansing and balancing the brow chakra or Ajna, our sixth chakra, I want you to focus on your “weaknesses.” See for yourself that the soft spots are exactly where you have the greatest learning potential.

Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, “We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles.

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Alchemy of Happiness: The Crown Chakra

Alchemy of Happiness: The Crown Chakra by Silvia Mordini

The seventh chakra, also known as Sahasrara or the crown chakra, is often depicted as a thousand-petal lotus flower in full bloom at the crown of your head.

This lotus flower’s roots connect to the Earth and its petals flow out from the crown and back down through the chakras as a stream of Divine wisdom and awareness. Opening the crown chakra is not just a matter of lifting our energy UP, but of moving it DOWN for manifestation to occur as well.

In this way, the chakras condense the cosmic energy of universal consciousness, condensing it into the seven levels of manifestation: thought, light, sound, air, fire, water, and earth.

Sahasrara is about understanding our true nature and connecting it with a higher level of consciousness.

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