Six Ways to Protect your Energy and Stay Positive in your Life.

Protecting your energy.

Having trained as an energy healer, I am in touch with my intuition and body. We are all made of energy vibrating at certain frequencies. Our energy centres called chakras all vibrate at a different frequency. My previous blog post explains more about each chakra. To stay balanced and grounded we need to stay connected to the earth. When you are feeling unbalanced try some of the techniques below, to help balance your body.

1. Go out into Nature

We should try and spend time daily in nature, connecting to the energy of the trees, flowers, and mother earth. This is a beneficial way to centre and ground yourself. Working in the garden or an allotment with the earth also helps.

2. Grounding Yourself

I like to do this technique standing barefoot on grass, or a wooden floor indoors.

  • Stand with feet slightly apart and focus on your feet connecting with the ground.
  • Bring your attention to your belly and imagine and feel a golf ball size weight 3cm below your navel and in the centre of your body.
  • Gently and easily drop this ball from your belly down past your feet into the ground. Simply drop it and let gravity take it down deeper and deeper until you reach the molten core of the Earth.
  • On your inhale draw energy from the earth, up into your belly.
  • On the exhale, drop back down to the centre of the Earth. Repeat for 10 breaths.
  • Now repeat and draw Earths energy up and into your heart.
  • On your exhale, let the energy run energy down your arms and out of your palms. Repeat for 10 breaths.
  • Closing. On the inhale, swing arms out to sides and upwards with palms up and bring over your head. On the exhale, bring your hands down the front of your body Repeat 6-10 times   

Continue to feel your feet connecting with the ground beneath them. If you wish you can now sit on the ground and imagine roots connecting you the earth, and feel the earth nourishing you.

3. Root Chakra Balancing

The root chakra is red and positioned at the perineum. This chakra connects us to the earth and helps ground us like in the technique above. You can help balance this chakra by eating root vegetables and wearing red. Listening to music with frequencies between 256 and 396 Hz is helpful, and doing some yoga. Grounding your energy allows you to connect with your source or essence.

4. Baths

Take a handful of sea or Epsom salt, pour it into your bathtub, and lie in it for twenty minutes. You can also add a spoonful of baking soda. If you feel strong negative energies around you, take a bath with sulphur.

5. Plants

Many plants absorb and clear negative energy and produce negative ions for air purification. Place various plants with large green leaves—such as aloe vera, banana, peace lily, Cactus, snake plant, bamboo, and holy basil —around the house and on windowsills.

6. Keep your vibration high

Remember, we attract the vibration we are giving out. Therefore, if we are giving out love, we are much more likely to receive it back. Try to clear all your grudges; the only person they are hurting is you.

We often have imbalances in our chakras.

This could be between the front and rear aspect of our chakras, or between the chakras themselves.

These imbalances can create an unbalanced personality and physical body.

Taking bookings now for Chakra Balancing sessions for when we can open in April.

Want more energy? Balance your chakras to improve your energy flow.

What are Chakras?

The chakra system is a template for the flow of subtle energy that runs through all life and through the human energy system. It is like a ladder that takes us from the physical realm of substance up through the workings of the higher mind and spirit and into the realm of divine consciousness.

The subtle energy is the force field surrounding all living things. In the human body, this force field is the aura, and the seven layers of energy referred to as subtle bodies. These control our physical well-being, emotional stability, and mental clarity. They reflect our spiritual state and mirror how we feel about ourselves and life in general.

A chakra resembles a large cone and acts like a vortex drawing energy in. The outer lip catches the accumulated stress of the day. The body of the cone is all our ideas and attitudes about life. The seeds of our destiny are at the very tip where the chakra meets the energetic spine. These seeds cannot be opened until we have worked on removing our negativity and self-limiting beliefs. These beliefs and negativity block our energy.

Chakra energy and function.

When something in life happens that blocks the flow of life energy, the chakras slow down, and energy becomes sluggish and even stagnant. It this is a brief occurrence, the chakra will resume the natural flow. If the block is more permanent, the chakra will need stimulation to become active again. Our health and well-being are subject to our chakras being active and balanced. To find out more about the Chakra system, download my ebook or read my other posts on the individual chakras listed at the bottom of this post.

Root Chakra: linked to survival.

Physical energy, the adrenals, activating the fight or flight function of the kidneys.

Emotional energy, aggression, anger, violence, and jealousy, when the energy is not flowing here, we tend to show these negative emotions because we do not feel secure in life.

Mental energy, attitudes of separation, exclusivity, territory, belonging, your right to your own space.

Getting the Root energy flowing: Spend time in nature, walk barefoot in the sand, on the grass, or dirt. Eat healthy red foods, beets, tomatoes, berries, apples, and wear and accessorise with red accents. Try some of these activities, yoga, movement of any kind using legs and feet, any activity that is grounding, physical, and requires presence.

Sacral Chakra: linked to our ability to enjoy life, have pleasure in physical ways.

Physical energy, the ovaries and testes, the organs that control reproduction and sexual development.

Emotional energy, feeling good, deservedness, feeling bad, envious, and not caring for our bodies.

Mental energy, attitudes of having enough, knowing you deserve the life you say you want, enjoyment and wellbeing and good health.

Getting the Sacral energy flowing: Spend time near water, swimming or paddling. Eat healthy orange foods, carrots, oranges, melons and mangoes, wear and accessorise with accents of orange and surround your space with these tones. Try some of these activities, yoga, dance, swimming, and walking.

Solar Plexus Chakra: linked to our self-worth, freedom of choice and how we see ourselves.

Physical energy, the pancreas, the organ that processes sugar. It controls the digestion of food.

Emotional energy, self-confidence, power, clear choices for ourselves.                 

Mental energy, attitudes of knowing your worth and personal power, coming from a affirmed sense of selfhood.

Getting the solar plexus energy flowing: Sit in the sunlight, or enjoy sitting around a fire pit or candles indoors. Eat healthy yellow foods like bananas, ginger, turmeric, pineapple, sweetcorn, and wear yellow clothing and jewellery. Try these activities, sports, competitive programs, qi gong, hiking and cycling.

Heart Chakra: linked to giving and receiving love in our lives.

Physical energy, Thymus gland, building a strong immunity from pain and disease.

Emotional energy, being capable of love and compassion for self and others.

Mental energy, attitudes of happiness, joy and delight, embracing life.

Getting the heart energy flowing: Deep breathing, being in the open air, opening windows to let air circulate in your home or car. Eat green foods, broccoli, avocado, kale and spinach. Wear and accessorise with accents of green. Try these activities, yoga, massage, healing touch, walking, and dancing.

Throat Chakra: linked to creativity and self-expression, truth, and our ability to communicate clearly.

Physical energy, Thyroid gland, controlling metabolism and effects physical and mental development.

Emotional energy, releasing feeling through expression, including crying, shouting, laughing, and saying when you are not happy.

Mental energy, speaking the truth, not gossiping, sensing that expressing your truth is your key to individuality.

Getting the throat energy flowing: Sit outside in a clear space with a clear blue sky. Eat blue foods, blueberries, currants, dragon fruit, and kelp. Wear and accessorise with accents or various blue tones. Try these activities, alexander technique, yoga, osteopathic alignment of the spine, craniosacral therapy, expressive theatre and dance, qi gong, and tai chi.

Brow Chakra: linked to our wisdom, intuition, and ability to be focussed.

Physical energy, Pituitary gland, influences metabolism, growth and other hormones.

Emotional energy, giving yourself permission to experience your feelings. Choose the appropriate time to express them.

Mental energy, developing an understanding for your own limitations and those of others, cultivating gratitude.

Getting the brow energy flowing: Sit in stillness in the sunlight or relax in a window in the sun. Eat indigo foods, purple kale or broccoli, grapes, and blackberries. Wear and accessorise with indigo clothing and jewellery. Try any of these activities, yoga, tai chi, gi gong, bates eye exercises.

Crown Chakra: this is the centre of bliss, beauty, and spirituality. Allowing us the ability to connect with our source of being.

Physical energy, Pineal gland, produces melatonin, and regulates our body clock.

Emotional energy, wanting to cultivate bliss and surrender to what is.

Mental energy, developing holistic and universal principles of acceptance, respect, and knowing we never do anything without the help of a higher source.

Getting the Crown energy flowing: Connect with your wholeness through meditation or prayer. This chakra is nourished by spiritual practice, not food—practice self-reflection and curiosity. Wear and accessorise with the colour violet. The crown chakra needs stillness no physical exercise required.

If, after reading this, you feel one or more of your chakras are blocked, and you would like to book a chakra balancing or go deeper with energy healing, email Rosemary.

Root Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Heart Chakra

Throat Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Crown Chakra

What Spiritual Therapies Can Soul Essence Help You With?

Here are the spiritual therapies available: –

Meditation, Integral Core Therapy, Energy Healing, Chakra Balancing and Distance Healing. Scroll to the therapy you are interested in.  The links/Sub Titles will take you to more information on my website

Meditation 

affirmations to help you meditateSoul Essence runs small local Meditation Groups of between 4 and 8 people in New Eltham.

A typical session will include a 30 to 45 minute guided meditation; all my group meditations have the same beginning to help you relax into your body. I do this to help people relax at the start; this helps them not to worry about what is coming next.  I then take you on a guided journey, which may be to help you further relax, or work on positivity, or many other emotions and subjects. As part of the meditation I also come round to each person and run some energy healing this is optional, you just need to let me know at the beginning if you would prefer not to have this.

I ask the groups to put forward suggestions for future meditations.

Integral Core Therapy

There are several reasons to have ICT:Don't be pushed around by fear
To access the loving awareness which exists within your core self and helps resolve childhood issues.
To find meaning and purpose in your life
To deal with life’s daily challenges
To provide integral healing and vision for individuals and communities
To connect with yourself and others in a heart-centred way
To support the spiritual and social paradigm shift in society

The primary intention is to access your core self which is the source of healing, wisdom, strength, and compassion. As your therapist-facilitator, I can support you whilst you are working to resolve childhood issues and to access your inner resources. The actual healer, mentor, and guide is your own integral core self.

Energy Healing

Energy Healing is a holistic therapy which treats the person rather than the symptoms. This means that it can be effective in almost any situation. It involves tracing the cause of any suffering through the physical and emotional symptoms to its roots deep within our psyche.

Our natural flow of energy always moves towards perfect health and well-being. However, when faced with difficulties in our life which we find too painful to accept, we tend to hold this unresolved energy in our aura. This creates blockages in our energy field which then depletes our vitality and can lead to ill-health and suffering.

Chakra Balancing

ChakrasIn most people most of the time there are imbalances between the front and rear aspect of each chakra and between the seven main chakras. An imbalance means that there is more energy moving through one part than another. This creates an unbalanced personality and physical body. Often when one aspect is tense, contracted or shut down then the energy will try to flow in a vicarious way.

So for instance, if someone is scared of showing their loving feelings so that the front of their heart chakra is contracted, then the rear aspect will overcompensate by expanding, such that they become overly wilful.

Distance Healing

Distance Energy Healing and Integral Core Therapy are also offered via skype or zoom if you are unable to come to see me personally. All you have to do is make an appointment; I will ring you or send you a link for a zoom meeting at the arranged time and have a session over the phone or internet. You will be asked to lie/sit down and relax by concentrating on your breathing for the energy healing which will be approximately 30 minutes. Once this has been completed I will ring you again to confirm everything is ok with you and further discussion if necessary.

For the Integral Core Therapy, this will be more talking and use of Chi Gung to help you get in touch with the suppressed emotions.

If any of the therapies above appeal to a problem you may have please contact me

Ladies Pamper Evening – South East London

Ladies Pamper Evening – 21st June 2012

Fundraising event for the 3rd New Eltham Guides to raise money towards activities, camps and trips abroad.

We invite you to an evening of Beauty, Nails, Hair, Crafts, Services and Products for Women at All Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, New Eltham SE9 3TZ (gmap) from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be light refreshments, a cake stall and lots of pampering available. Admission is free. Sessions cost between £7 and £20 for 15 – 30 minutes.

If you would like to book a session in advance please contact me.

If you are therapist and would like have a table please contact me we still have a few spaces left.

We run the events once a term, check out my main page for the new dates.

Ladies Pamper Evening – South East London

Ladies Pamper Evening – 1st March 2012

Fundraising event for the 3rd New Eltham Guides to raise money for activities, camps and trips abroad

We invite you to an evening of Beauty, Nails, Hair, Crafts, Services and Products for Women at All Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, New Eltham SE9 3TZ (gmap) from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be light refreshments, a cake stall and lots of pampering available.

Admission is free.

Sessions cost between £7 and £20 for 15 – 30 minutes.

If you would like to book a session in advance please contact me.

If you are therapist and would like have a table please contact me we still have a few spaces left.

We run the events once a term, check out my main page for the new dates.

Ladies Pamper Evening – South East London

Ladies Pamper Night – 24th March 2011

Fundraising event for the 3rd New Eltham Guides to raise money for their next Summer Camp abroad in 2013.

We invite you to an evening of Beauty, Nails, Hair, Crafts, Services and Products for Women at All Saints Church Hall, Bercta Road, New Eltham SE9 3TZ (gmap) from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be light refreshments, a cake stall and lots of pampering available. Admission is free. Sessions cost between £7 and £20 for 15 – 30 minutes.

If you would like to book a session in advance please contact me.

If you are therapist and would like have a table please contact me we still have a few spaces left.

We run the events once a term, check out my main page for the new dates.

Chakra Balancing

The purpose of a Chakra Balance healing.

In most people most of the time there are imbalances between the front and rear aspect of each chakra and between the seven main chakras. An imbalance means that there is more energy moving through one part than another. This creates an unbalanced personality and physical body. Often when one aspect is tense, contracted or shut down then the energy will try to flow in a vicarious way.

So for instance if someone is scared of showing their loving feelings so that the front of their heart chakra is contracted, then the rear aspect will overcompensate by expanding, such that they become overly willful.

So this technique is to help create balance, even out energy flow and improve ‘communication’ between the different aspects of ourselves
A chakra balance healing is often done as part of an energy healing session rather than on its own.

For more information on the therapies Soul Essence offer visit my therapy pages or contact me

If you would like to receive a 20 minute chakra balancing healing come along to a pamper event

More information on each chakra see my previous posts

Root Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Heart Chakra

Throat Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Crown Chakra

Crown Chakra – Where it is and what it relates to

Crown Chakra Symbol
Crown Chakra Symbol

Chakras exist on all levels of the human energy field, some as connections between the levels. If functioning well they act as anchors between these levels.
Light energy and love is always trying to get through the vortices.
When we get inspiration this is energy moving.
We should not let emotions, feelings within get suppressed. We should process these feelings and by feeling them, understand and let go.

Common problems are the chakras’ being blocked, excessive (over active) and deficient (under active).
Energy Healing can balance your chakras by channelling colour, light and love to them and restructuring if necessary.

Each chakra has a different psychological aspect I will cover the Crown (Sahasrara(thousandfold)) chakra located in the cerebral cortex here:-

The Crown chakra is the last of the seven major chakras and the colour is violet to white. It is related to God, religion or spirituality, connection to the divine and trust. Your negative thoughts and fears around God, religion, universal source and trusting your intuition, will unbalance or block this chakra

Issues: – Transcendence – Immanence (to remain within the mind) – Belief systems – Higher power – Divinity – Union – Vision.

Developmental Phase: – Early adulthood and after.

Balanced Characteristics: – Ability to perceive, analyze and assimilate information – Intelligent, thoughtful, aware – Open minded, able to question – Spiritually connected – Wisdom and mastery, broad understanding.

Traumas and Abuses: – Withheld information – Education that does not encourage curiosity – Forced religiosity – Invalidation of one’s beliefs – Blind obedience(no rigt to question or think for oneself) – Misinformation, lies – Spiritual abuse.

Symptoms of Deficiency: – Spiritual cynicism – Learning difficulties – Rigid belief systems – Apathy – Excess in lower chakras – Materialism, greed, domination of others.

Excessive Symptoms: – Over intellectualisation – Spiritual addiction – Confusion – Dissociation from body.

You can have deficient and excessive symptoms in a chakra depending on circumstances.

Glands and Parts of Body Chakra Effects: – Pituitary – CNS – Cerebral Cortex

Physical Malfunctions: – Coma – Migraines – Brain tumours – Amnesia – Cognitive delusions.

Healing Practices: – Re-establish physical, emotional connection if chakra is excessive – Re-establish spirit connection if chakra is deficient – Learning and study – Spiritual discipline – Meditation – Psychotherapy: – Examine belief systems – Develop inner witness – Work with higher powers

Affirmations
– Divinity resides within
-I am open to new ideas
– Information I need comes to me
– The world is my teacher
– I am guided by higher power
– I am guided by inner wisdom.

More information on each chakra see my previous posts

Root Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Heart Chakra

Throat Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Crown Chakra

For more information on the therapies Soul Essence offer visit my therapies page

Third Eye, Brow Chakra – Where it is and what it relates to

Third Eye Chakra Symbol
Third Eye Chakra Symbol

Chakras exist on all levels of the human energy field, some as connections between the levels. If functioning well they act as anchors between these levels.
Light energy and love is always trying to get through the vortices.
When we get inspiration this is energy moving.
We should not let emotions, feelings within get suppressed. We should process these feelings and by feeling them, understand and let go.

Common problems are the chakras’ being blocked, excessive (over active) and deficient (under active).
Energy Healing can balance your chakras by channelling colour, light and love to them and restructuring if necessary.

Each chakra has a different psychological aspect I will cover the Brow (Ajina(to perceive and command)) chakra located in the forehead, brow, carotid plexus, third eye here:-

The brow, third eye chakra is surrounded by energy and radiates a deep indigo blue colour. Doreen Virtue says “your third eye records a movie of your life, including everything you think, feel and do. It also records all the emotions felt by everyone with whom you come into contact. After you pass on to the other side you will watch this movie during a life review”. The third eye is related to the future, past and beliefs about spirits. Your negative thoughts and fears around the past, future and your spiritual beliefs will unbalance or block this chakra

Issues: – Image – Intuition – Imagination – Visualization – Insight – Dreams – Vision.

Developmental Phase – Adolescence

Balanced Characteristics – Intuitive – Perceptive – Imaginative – Good memory – Good dream recall – Able to think symbolically – Able to visualize.

Traumas and Abuses: – What you see doesn’t go with what you are told – Invalidation of intuition and psychic occurrences – Ugly or frightening environment (war zone violence).

Symptoms of Deficiency – Insensitivity – Poor vision – Poor memory – Difficulty seeing future – Lack of imagination – Difficulty visualizing – Poor dream recall – Denial (can’t see what’s going on) – Monopolarised (one true right and only way)

Excessive Symptoms – Hallucinations – Delusions – Obsessions – Difficulty concentrating – Nightmares.

You can have deficient and excessive symptoms in a chakra depending on circumstances.

Glands and Parts of Body Chakra Effects: – Pineal – Eyes – Base of skull – Brow

Physical Malfunctions: – Headaches – Vision problems

Healing Practices: Create visual art – Visual stimulation – Meditation – Psychotherapy: – Colouring an drawing art therapy – Working with memory – Connecting image with feeling – Hypnosis – Guided visualisations – Past life regression therapy.

Affirmations
– I see all things in clarity
– I am open to the wisdom within
– I can manifest my vision.

More information on each chakra see my previous posts

Root Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Heart Chakra

Throat Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Crown Chakra

For more information on the therapies Soul Essence offer visit my therapies page

Throat Chakra – Where it is and what it relates to

Throat Chakra Symbol
Throat Chakra Symbol

Chakras exist on all levels of the human energy field, some as connections between the levels. If functioning well they act as anchors between these levels.
Light energy and love is always trying to get through the vortices.
When we get inspiration this is energy moving.
We should not let emotions, feelings within get suppressed. We should process these feelings and by feeling them, understand and let go.

Common problems are the chakras’ being blocked, excessive (over active) and deficient (under active).
Energy Healing can balance your chakras by channelling colour, light and love to them and restructuring if necessary.

ach chakra has a different psychological aspect I will cover the Throat (Vissudha(purification)) chakra located in the throat, adams apple area, pharyngeal plexus here:-

The Throat chakra spins at a fast speed, and is one of the upper chakras and the colour is sky blue. It is related to speaking your truth, communication and asking for your needs to be met. Your negative thoughts and fears around giving and receiving love and relationship attachments will unbalance or block this chakra

Issues: – Communication – Creativity – Listening – Resonance – Finding one’s own voice.

Developmental Phase: 7 to 12 years

Balanced Characteristics – Resonant voice – Good listener – Good sense of timing and rhythm – Clear communication – Lives creatively.

Traumas and Abuses: Lies mixed messages – Verbal abuse, constant yelling – Excessive criticism (blocks the creativity) – Secrets (threats for telling) – Authoritarian parents, not allowed to talk back – Alcoholic, chemical – dependant family (don’t talk, don’t trust, don’t feel)

Symptoms of Deficiency – Fear of speaking – Small weak voice – Difficulty putting feelings into words – Introversion, shyness – Tone deaf – Poor rhythm.

Excessive Symptoms – Too much talking, talking as a defense – Inability to listen, poor auditory comprehension – Gossiping – Dominating voice – Interruptions.

You can have deficient and excessive symptoms depending on circumstances.

Glands and Parts of Body Chakra Effects: – Thyroid – Parathyroid – Throat – Ears – Mouth – Shoulders – Neck

Physical Malfunctions – Disorders or the throat, ears, voice, neck – Tightness of the jaw – Toxicity (related to the chakra’s name, which means purification) .

Healing Practices: – Loosen neck and shoulders – Release voice – Singing, chanting, toning – Storytelling – Journal writing – Automatic writing – Practise silence if chakra is in excess – Non goal orientated creativity. Psychotherapy: – Learn communication skills – Complete communications – Letter writing – Inner child communication – Voice dialog.

Affirmations
– I hear and speak the truth
– I express myself with clear intent
– Creativity flows in and through me
– My voice is necessary.

More information on each chakra see my previous posts

Root Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Heart Chakra

Throat Chakra

Third Eye Chakra

Crown Chakra

For more information on the therapies Soul Essence offer visit my therapies page