when reading ‘shaman healer sage’, i found and tried the chakra clearing exercise in that book. i was happily surprised at how much a clearly noticeable effect it had for me. i was experiencing a lot of verbal, emotional and psychological etc ‘stress’ from someone, and i found myself getting sucked into it. i did the exercises, and all of a sudden, their behaviour towards me didn’t get to me at all, i even found it so ridiculous it was funny, and didn’t take it personally. this showed me that there may be more to this theory of chakras and energy field balancing than i realised, and that it is possible for anyone to do this work.
[painting by alex grey (http://alexgrey.com/gs.html) ]
preparing for the exercises
although I didn’t that first time, I find it can be useful to do these exercises, having opened sacred space (more info on this here: openingsacredspace).
it can also be useful, just as we did on our training, to explore the areas around the nawi~energy centre (also known as chakras) areas, and have a feel of where these energy centres are, maybe get an idea of their shape, size etc.
some people sense these chakras visually, others kinaesthetically – feeling the changes of energy around that area, others may use a mixture of senses.
this increasing sensing of the area of the chakras surprised me, and i still often use my hand to sense where each chakra is when working with illuminations.
both working with the chakras, and receiving the traditional and munay ki ‘kawak’ seer rites also seem to have enhanced my perceptions of energy..
however much or little is sensed visually, kinesthetically or using a tool such as dowsing, from my experiences, it seems to be that it is focus and the power of intention that is key….
this exercise can be done in the shower, or stream or other water source, allowing the hucha energy to be washed away with the water. it can also be done anywhere else, with the energy going to earth or to fire.
[picture: natural beauty, snowdonia http://www.tumblr.com/blog/creuynni ]
energy clearing process (1)
in a comfortable position, whether thats standing, sitting, lying down, you can take a few moments to notice how your body feels. you might like to take a moment to focus on your breathing, and feel your connection down deep into the earth, and up to ‘source’/spirit’.
when ready, place your hand a couple of inches or so above the root energy centre
then, you can move your hand, as if unwinding and bringing out energy from the energy centre, moving from the top of the centre down to the right, then round and out, over the root energy centre area, with the intention of assisting the energy centre in it’s releasing any hucha energy from the energy field, and giving it back to the earth..so the earth can take it and use it, transform it as it does our food waste into beautiful nourishment compost fertiliser for nature
(and;or you can give this to water (e.g. in shower/waterfall/stream etc, or to fire), and as well as hands, you can also use a feather, a stone, or pure intention/visualisation).
this can be done with the mind and intention, but it can be useful to do this physically too, bringing together the physical, with the physical action, the mind, that is focused on what is happening, and releasing what needs to be released, as well as the soul… the bigger poetic picture of the releasing what is ready to be released, and giving it to earth for nutirents, and at the energetic…energetically bringing out what is to be released)
it can be useful to notice the feeling of doing so, and/or to visualise this happening, or notice if you do see something visual… (with eyes open or closed)
you can keep clearing the hucha energy in this chakra in this way until you feel ready for the next step
then, you dip your hand into your ‘9th’ energy centre, (your connection to source, free flowing energy) and bring sami energy down with your hand (and intention) and allow it to flow into the root energy centre, filling up the energy centre with the sami energy.
you might also feel the flow of this sami energy through your crown energy centre, through the body, and through the hand, and into the energy centre.
you can also do this with intention, and perception, noticing and feeling this sami energy flowing through the hands. you might also choose to feel the source of this sami energy coming from the 9th energy centre (and beyond).
then, when ready, simply repeat these actions for the 2nd-7th energy centres, clearing out the hucha energy, then bringing in the sami energy in turn for each of these energy centres.
[picture: river flow http://www.tumblr.com/blog/creuynni ]
variations on these exercises can be found here: https://openingsacredspace.wordpress.com/variations-energy-clearing-exercises/