Divine energy enters your physical body through your Chakra system and flows through the energy meridians of your body to clear and heal it.
It’s important to ensure an uninterrupted flow of energy to maintain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. When the flow is interrupted, energy gets stuck, creating blocks that show up as outward symptoms of dis-ease in mind and body.
You have seven personal Chakras located from the crown of your head to the base of your spine, and a number of transpersonal Chakras – located outside your physical body.
The two most important are your Soul Star Chakra and your Earth Star Chakra.
Your Soul Star Chakra is located about a foot above your head. It opens the gateway from your Higher Self into your personal energy system, allowing Divine energy to pass through your Crown Chakra into your personal Chakras.
Your Earth Star Chakra is located about a foot below your feet. It grounds your energy in this physical realm, helping you to manifest energy into the physical form you desire.
When one or any of your Chakras are out of balance, it slows down the flow of Divine energy, or blocks it entirely, and symptoms of dis-ease begin to show up.
There are many ways to practice Chakra balancing, and using stones and/or crystals is a great way to do it quickly and easily.
Your Chakras are attuned to specific color vibrations, and thus, there are specific stones and crystals that most enhance your Chakra balancing work.
Here are some suggested crystals that are aligned with each Chakra:
Selenite or Clear Quartz
Amethyst, Ametrine, or Lepidolite
Sodalite, Sugilite, or Lapis Lazuli
Angelite, Aquamarine, or Turquoise
Jade, Green Aventurine, or Rose Quartz
Citrine, Honey Calcite, or Tigers Eye
Carnelian or Orange Calcite
Garnet or Red Jasper
Hematite, Onyx, or Obsidian
Before you begin chakra balancing using your stones and crystals, you’ll want to cleanse them and attune them to your personal intention and use.
Store them together in a bag between uses. You can add a sprig of sage to the bag, keep them on your altar, or recharge them at each Full Moon.
Once you’ve assembled your Chakra balancing crystal kit, here’s a simple balancing process you can follow:
First, you’ll want to choose a time when you’ll be uninterrupted for thirty minutes or so. Choose a place that’s quiet and where you can lay comfortably. If you wish, you can create additional resonance by lighting a pure white candle, burning some sage, or playing chakra music tones.
When you’re ready, place your grounding stone (the Earth Star Chakra crystal) a few inches below your feet, then lay back and place each Chakra stone sequentially, starting with the Root Chakra stone at the base of your spine. Add the Sacral Chakra stone over your pelvis; the Solar Plexus Chakra crystal on above your belly button; the Heart Chakra stone on your breastbone; the Throat Chakra crystal in the hollow of your throat; the Third Eye Chakra stone in the center of your brow; and the Crown Chakra crystal touching the top of your head. Finally, place the Soul Star Chakra stone a few inches above your head.
Once your stones and crystals are in place, close your eyes and take a few deep cleansing breaths.
Begin to visualize pure white light flowing through your Soul Star Chakra and into your body through the top of your head. Focus on each Chakra one at a time; feel the energy swirling in that location. Notice if it’s circling clockwise or counterclockwise – when it begins to flow clockwise and flow freely, envision the pure white light flowing smoothly along to the next Chakra.
Move through each Chakra sequentially, taking the time to see the energy and feel the flow. You can focus on each stone and crystal for a few moments, as well. Feel the energy coming from it, being absorbed into that specific Chakra.
When you’ve reached your Earth Star Chakra, bring your Soul Star Chakra back to your awareness and feel the full flow of energy from above your head to below your feet. Look for any interruptions in smooth, steady flow. If you find one, return your attention to that Chakra again, visualizing it opening and flowing energy consistently.
When there is a steady flow of energy through all of your Chakras, return your attention to your Earth Star Chakra.
Envision the pure white light misting up to flow all around you, surrounding your whole body in an aura of healing light. Spend some time resting here, enjoying the flow, and when you feel ready, take a few more deep cleansing breaths and open your eyes. Then, remove the stones and crystals in reverse order, starting with your Soul Star Chakra. You may want to carry your grounding stone with you for a few hours to help you continue to balance your Chakras and your energy.
You may feel tingly and light. It’s also possible you might feel sluggish. This is because Chakra balancing is a detoxification process, and as the blocks dissolve this feeling will lessen. In the meantime, support yourself with lots of pure water, some extra rest, and perhaps a sea salt bath.
When you regularly practice Chakra balancing, and when you add additional power by using stones and crystals, you’re creating steady healing for your body and mind by ensuring a consistent flow of energy.
It’s a practice that gives a great reward, a healthy body, and a peaceful mind!