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That Odd Little Word … Chakra!

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Wheels of Energy Throughout Our Body

In my last blog, I shared how I came to be an Energy Worker, and talked about wheels of energy called Chakras flowing (or not) in our bodies.  I realized, when I first heard about Chakras, I was taken aback because it came from ancient Hindu, Buddhism and Taoism wisdom and teachings …  Far removed from my upbringing as a Catholic and very foreign to me.  Sometimes, we fear what we don’t understand, and sometimes we’re told it’s wrong to delve into things that don’t fit into the line of particular religious teachings.  In that respect, my limited understanding is – it opens the door for evil to enter – it is not ‘Of God’ – ‘The bible says …’ – ‘The catechism says …’.  All shared in good faith and protection of one’s soul – and I have had my share of comments, concerns and anonymous letters to protect my soul and save me from the perils of hell.  I understand where these kind souls are coming from … and it’s ok.

We are each responsible for our own walk in life.  My walk has led me, through my quiet meditation time with God/Spirit, to an awareness of these energy centers, called Chakras.  I feel them, sense them in myself and in others.

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Our bodies are filled with energy – everything miraculously working together to carry us and our Spirit through life.  Besides our bodies, we have thoughts, emotions and the Spiritual part of ourselves, that make up our whole “Being”.  All of this is energy.  It’s ebbing and flowing every minute of every day.  We can sense when someone comes into a room, we can often sense the mood they are in.  No words needed.  We feel their energy.  When someone leaves, or company goes home after a gathering, or someone dies, we feel the emptiness.  When someone is suffering, we can often feel their pain – and they may be miles away.  It is their energy.  We send them good thoughts, we send them prayers, we send good vibes, we hold them in our hearts.  This is energy flowing between us.  Soul connections.  Heart connections.  Spirit connections.  For me it’s God who’s got this all going.  Divine.  Sacred.  Universal.  Miraculous.  Precious.  Love.  Along with … Pain.  Suffering.  Loss.  Fear.  Anger. Control.  Mistakes.  Forgiveness.  And more Love.  All of this carries energy.  Lots and lots of energy.

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Sometimes energy flows and sometimes it gets stuck.  When energy gets stuck, we don’t feel well, do we?  The stuck energy can affect any one of our organs, how we breathe, how we sleep, and how we communicate with others.  We can feel grounded, safe, secure, or float-y, not able to trust or focus.  We can feel creative or blah,  confident or insecure – not able/or willing to trust our gut.  We can love and receive love, or close ourselves off from love, because we don’t want to be hurt.  We can speak our truth – or not – for fear of what others might feel, think, or say about us, or to us.  We might have flashes of intuition, where we just understand something with no need for conscious explanations, simply, a quiet knowing.  We’re open – or not – to Spirit/God and the support and guidance we are given as we walk this path called Life.  This …. all of this … is energy.  Impacting our Chakras.  Not scary.  Just real Life.  We live with these ebb and flow energies every day.  In our own unique ways.  Because that’s how we roll, we were created as individuals and no one walks our path but us.  This is the energy I work with my clients = Life.

Wisdom is wisdom.  It carries Truth through time.  Past, present and future, wisdom is supportive and thought provoking.  Wisdom came with creation – call it ancient – and will follow us through the end of time.  I look at the goodness it brings, the support it provides and the lessons it teaches.  I am grateful I was open to the confirmation I was feeling with my clients and their energies – and the link and understanding of the 7 Charkas.   I’m glad I listened to God/Spirit and was brave enough to walk through that door!  The blessings that have unfolded over the years, are countless.

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Here’s my sense of the 7 basic Chakras – Energy Centers in your body and the wisdom carried with them.  I’m not going into details with this … this is a blog, not a book!!  ; )

  1. Root Chakra – base of your spine – supports your basic needs – food, clothing, shelter – security, trust and stability. Color/Red
  2. Sacral – below your belly button and above your pubic bone – sexuality and creative expression.  Color/Orange.
  3. Solar Plexus – stomach – personal power – trusting your gut.  Color/Yellow
  4.  Heart – bridges our body with our mind, emotions and Spirit.  It’s our love and the connections we have with each other and a conduit to healing.  Color/Green
  5. Throat – communicating and speaking our Truth.  Color/Blue/Turquoise.
  6. 3rd Eye – Center of forehead.  Intuition/Awareness.  Color/Indigo Blue
  7. Crown – Top of head.  Spiritual Connection to God, ourselves and others.  Color/Purple

I like pictures … so here you go!  Sitting, standing, walking, skipping, sleeping … you don’t need to be sitting yogi style to recognize the energy of Chakras in your body!

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The beauty of you.  The beauty of all of us.

We all want to trust – ourselves and others.  We are sexual beings with creative juices running.  We practice the wisdom Life teaches us, and trust our gut to keep us from making a wrong move.  We desire love, give love, share love and with love, there is healing.  We communicate in many ways, trying our best to speak our truth.  Intuition is a gift – we all have – it’s trusting and practicing it!  Spirituality is our blanket, encompassing our Being while we’re here on earth, listening to the wisdom, affirmation and guidance God gives us and receiving all embracing Love.

People have asked about being Catholic – I’m not a practicing Catholic, any more.  I’m grateful for the foundation and faith I have because of being raised Catholic.  Honestly, I’m not playing within their many rules, so it’s best to be me … and continue my walk with the Love, compassion and faith I share, knowing God is present – always.  For those concerned about my eternal well-being … I’ve nearly died, and through that time, there was clarity and peace.  I know, no matter what, it’s all ok … God’s love and being true to who I am, while I’m still here … is what matters!

And so … I continue to enjoy my clients, my time with them, and the wonderful things that unfold.  If you feel off-kilter, seek a recommended Energy Worker in your area.  Personal references are the best.  Trust your gut when meeting someone new, if you are not comfortable with them, it’s ok to say so and leave. (Really – this is for ANY situation in life!!)

Thank you for following along with me!  I hope you have a better understanding about Chakras and Energy.  Until next time …  Wishing you peace and joy.

Namaste

Debbie

www.debendres.com

Self-Care Helpers & Love

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We’re coming into the month of February – the month of LOVE.

As shared on my Facebook Page, touch, self-care and loving kindness for ourselves, is often difficult to embrace. Guilt, time and money can often play into the scenario.

A few years back, my friend, Becky Flansburg, introduced me to February as being a Goddess Month, focusing on all the lovely things we can do to embrace, love and honor the incredible women we ARE.  Isn’t it a great idea?!

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As one of my goals in 2019 is self-care, I’m boosting up ways to show that love to myself … and be willing to ask for – and receive that loving kindness.

I am receiving regular Chiropractic Care from Dr. Jim Davis.  He has helped me immensely with my low back healing, after my L5 decided to wake me up last fall.  Great Chiropractor!  Now, I go in for maintenance – no low back pain!!

My friend, Pam, is a great reflexologist and does Reiki.  When she had offered to work on me, I was nervous, but mostly excited.  Nervous, because I didn’t know how I was going to sit anywhere for more than 5 minutes without pain in my low back.  Low and behold … she had an anti-gravity chair!  I was amazed and ever-so-grateful.  I floated in peace, while receiving my treatment.  The skill, energy and love she poured into me was so healing.  I continue to see her on a regular basis.  Because of her, I realized I could also use an anti-gravity chair for my clients, (no bending for my back), and it opened a new door of nurturing for my clients and me!

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My Anti-Gravity Chair

In my previous post, I had mentioned seeing a skilled, new acupuncturist in our Brainerd Lakes Area.  I had my first treatment with Julienne Gienger, LAC at Better Days Acupuncture, last week.  After listening, and tuning into the various heart rates w/organs in my body.  She knew exactly what the first focus of treatment was needed for me.  I don’t like needles.  So, for those of you who don’t either … the needles are so fine, you barely feel them, if at all.  AND you are flat on your back, so worries about fainting!! I didn’t count the number of needles she put in.  I focused on the music and my breathing, and let her do her energy work.  I appreciated the spot-on insight she gave to me – physically and emotionally, with regards to the steps of treatment.  She also included cupping, helping with blood flow, inflammation … and feels like a deep tissue massage.  To understand, it’s better for you to watch this video of her, done by Dan Hegstad.  (His business, Easy Street Productions, will help your business grow!)  I have my next treatment in a couple of weeks, and really look forward to it.

These are the self-care pieces of love I’m giving to myself on a regular basis.  If you live in the Brainerd Lakes Area, and are interested in what Dr. Jim, Pam or Julienne’ can do for you, I encourage you to contact them.

They are my Self-Care Helpers!

Sharing the Love …

Namaste,

Debbie