Balancing chakras with Ho’ponopono

Before I begin to tell you how to practice Hoʻoponopono for Balancing Chakras, I want to say how grateful I am to hear, see and feel how the beautiful vortexes of energy that exist within every being in this planet are getting the attention they deserve. These vortexes are the amazing chakras, the wheels of energies that help and guide us in this human experience.

If you have already heard of the chakras then I am positive you have an idea about how important it is to balance or even open them. I always encourage to do this, but most importantly I advice to consciously use them, because that is what they are here for. They are here to aid us in our journey back to Love, while helping us navigate and enjoy the human ride we currently live in.

The reason why many of us have unbalanced or closed chakras is simple. We are mainly living in “fear”, when we live in constant resistance towards the wholeness that exist within us, we are not able to access all that we are and this brings unbalance or even closeness of our chakras. This affects not only our physical body but our seven subtle bodies: First Layer (The Etheric Body), Second Layer (The Emotional Body), Third Layer (The Mental Body), Fourth Layer (The Astral level), The Fifth Layer (The Etheric Template Body), The Sixth Layer (The Celestial Body), The Seventh Layer (The Ketheric Template or Causal Body).

To understand this better I will explain in a snapshot what an unbalanced chakra may feel like. Remember that if a chakra is out of balance it can either be under or over active or sometimes closed completely.  And as promised I will introduce or maybe remind you of the updated version of the ancient technique Ho’ponopono.

Even thou we have many chakras in our body, I will only cover the main 7 ones to make it simple and digestible.  Please understand there is a lot more to this topic than meets the eye, so keep in mind this is just a quick pick at the wheels.

1.     Muladhara- Root Chakra (red)

This one is the core of survival, the right to exist, represents stability and being rooted. If this chakra is functioning flawless, you will feel: grounded and stable, trust in the divine order of things and you will feel supported in life’s roller coasters and flux, etc.
If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: worried about work, money, or other primitive issues in your life; focused on material possessions; the need to satisfy own wants and desires, etc. Physical symptoms of imbalance may include: digestion problems, autoimmune disease, anorexia or obesity, hip, leg and feet problems, arthritis, etc.

2.     Svadhisthana-Sacral Chakra (orange)

This chakra is about emotions, creativity, sex, intimacy and relationships. If this chakra is functioning flawless, you will feel: abundant, creative and able to enjoy sex in your life, no trouble expressing emotions without been over emotional or connecting with others, etc.
If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: unable to take pleasure from life or sex or the other extreme of this coin, to handle emotions or feelings may be hard for you, etc.
Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: lower back pain, kidney disease, menstrual irregularity, irritable bowel syndrome, ovarian cysts, reproductive organs issues, etc.

3.     Manipura -Solar Plexus (yellow)

The third chakra is about asserting yourself in a group, confidence, ego, and our ability to be in control of our lives. If this chakra is working flawless, you will feel: control, good self-esteem, confident, optimistic, acceptance of self and others, etc. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: low self-esteem, pessimism, no trust in natural flow, aggressive or passive, domineering or indecisive, need for material security, etc. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: HBP, liver and pancreas problems, asthma, digestives disorders, etc.

4.     Anahata-Heart Chakra (green)

The heart chakra is the center of Compassion, represents our ability to love and be loved.
If this chakra is working flawless, you will feel: loving, joyous, peaceful, whole, accepting, balance, etc. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: cold and distant, unable to be kind, unable to follow your passions or accept love given by others, the need to look for rewards, you may also be suffocating other with your love, etc. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: respiratory disorders, circulatory system, heart problems, allergies, immune diseases, etc.

5.     Vishudda-Throat chakra (blue)

This one is the center of communication, sound, expression of creativity by thought speech and writing. Represents our ability to communicate clearly and to speak our truth. If this chakra is working flawless, you will feel: heard, able to articulate your own ideas, thoughts and feelings; able to trust your ‘inner voice’, comfortable in silence and expression, etc. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: unable to speak up or speak too much, unable to express opinions, introverted and shy, fearful of being judged or rejected, bad listener, not believing in your creativity, etc. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: thyroid problems, mouth ulcers, throat problems, asthma, cervical pain, speech and voice problems, etc.

6.     Ajna -Third Eye chakra (indigo or violet)

Our third eye is the center for psychic power, spirit energies, higher intuition and light. It allows us to receive guidance and to tune in into our higher self. If this chakra is working flawless, you will feel: able to make good decisions, clarity of thought, imaginative, intuitive, connected to the source, etc. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: confused, out of alignment with your intuition, unable to think about other points of view, relying on beliefs too much, etc. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: central nervous systems, glaucoma, lower brain disorders, headaches, eyes, ears and sinus troubles, etc.

7.     Sahaswara- Crown chakra (violet or white)

Our crown is the center of enlightenment, truth and oneness. It is our connection to the divine. Represents our ability to connect fully with our spiritual selves. If this chakra is working flawless, you will feel: the world is beautiful, connected to the universe, keen to learn, no fear of death, open to divine, clairvoyant, etc. If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: full of thoughts and like you can’t switch your brain off, indecisive, melancholic, selfish, secretive, not creative, reclusive, boredom, catatonic, stubbornness, no joy of life, etc. Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: confusion, dizziness, depression, psychotic, migraines, poor sleep, tiredness, general mental problems, premature baldness, dandruff, etc.

Now that you know a bit of how chakras work or may feel like when unbalanced, let’s talk about one way on how to get balancing chakras in our physical and subtle bodies.

Hoʻoponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Maybe you guys have heard about Dr. Len, “a therapist in Hawaii who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients – without ever seeing any of them. The psychologist would study an inmate's chart and then look within himself to see how he created that person's illness. As he improved himself, the patient improved.” Dr. Len used Hoʻoponopono to heal his patients, but in truth all he did was heal himself.

The first thing you have to understand is that there is no “out there”, there is only inside of you and what we call the “out there” is just a mirror of what is happening inside you. With this been said, now we can go to the part that may be a bit harsh to understand. Because there is no separation between out and in, this means that each one of us are responsible for everything, absolutely everything that is reflected on the “outer world”, this includes the good, the bad and the ugly. Yes this means you are responsible for wars, for terrorist attacks, the economy, anything you experience and don't like is up for you to heal. They don't exist, in a manner of speaking, except as reflections from inside yourself. The problem isn't with them, it's with you, and to change them, you have to change yourself.

I know this is tough to grasp, let alone accept or actually live by. Blaming others is far easier than total responsibility. But truly this is great news, because this means if you can heal yourself then you can heal others and as an effect we heal collectively. Your projection of the outer world will change to a kinder, more loving place, as you will have those attributes more present within you. So if you want to improve your life, you have to heal your life. If you want to cure or help anyone, you do it by healing yourself.

If you are still having difficulty to assimilate this information, I encourage you to read my article on The 4 Agreements That Will Help You Reclaim Your Power, as I believe it will open your eyes to a new way of seeing life.

Like Sebastian Gendry put it “There are four simple steps to this method, and the order is not that important. Repentance, Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love are the only forces at work – but these forces have amazing power.”

#1: Repentance – I’M SORRY

Once you realize that you are responsible for everything in your mind, even if it seems to be “out there”; it’s very natural to feel sorry. I know I do. Specially lately with all the terrorist attacks, or the fact that there are brothers and sisters that have no water or food, I am so full of guilt that something in my consciousness has created that.

This epiphany can be painful, and you will likely resist accepting responsibility for the “out there” kind of problems until you start to practice this technique on your more obvious “in here” problems and see a change. So choose something that you already know you’ve caused for yourself. Do you have health problems? Addictions? Do you have anger issues? Start there and say you’re sorry. That’s the first step: I’M SORRY.

#2: Ask Forgiveness – PLEASE FORGIVE ME

When you ask for forgiveness, it does not matter whom you are asking. All it matters is that you do it with deep intention, remembering the remorse from step 1, as you ask to be forgiven. Don’t worry about who you’re asking. Just ask! PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

#3: Gratitude – THANK YOU

Say THANK YOU, again it doesn’t matter who or what you’re thanking. Thank God, the Universe, the Source, or even your body for what it does for you.  Thank yourself for being your best. Just keep saying THANK YOU.

Step 4: Love – I LOVE YOU

Say I LOVE YOU. Say it over and over. Mean it. Feel it. Love conquers all, there is nothing more powerful than LOVE. That’s it, simple yet effective. The best part is you can do it yourself; you don’t need anyone to be there or hear you. You can “say” the words in your head or out loud. The power lies in the feeling, in the trust and faith you have on the Devine to forgive and love.

Now, you may be asking, “how will this help my chakras?” The theory behind it is simple. First explore each of your chakras and find out which ones need healing, don’t be surprised if it is more than one or even all of them. The next step is to focus individually on the chakras you desire to work on and with intention and devotion repeat the Hoʻoponopono mantra: “I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, I Love You, Thank You”. Say it over and over again for as long as you feel it is needed. Repeat it anytime during the day, like while you shower, drive, exercise, meditate or when you desire. The more you practice it the more effective it is.  When you repeat these words, what you are really doing is reminding yourself that it is okay to make mistakes; it is okay to forgive and love yourself no matter what happens. It is crucial to give thanks for the lessons learned and the opportunity to heal. Start by saying THANK YOU for being guided to this article, this words, this message, so you can consciously start balancing chakras and understanding them in a deeper way and most importantly continue your inner healing.

The neat part of using the Hoʻoponopono mantra is that you don't need to know why your chakras may be unbalanced for the blockages to be released. I encourage you to dig deep and explore them, as it will help you in your journey. If you find it to hard or unbearable to do this don’t worry, its magic will still work with or without any specific awareness. Keep in mind, that with intention any blockages will be cleared and balance restored, so that the prana “life force energy” can flow easily connecting all chakras, each spinning at the same speed.

My mission behind this article and the ones to come is for you to understand and become aware on how the wheels can be used in an easy and daily manner, while opening or balancing them. With this knowledge you will be able to create awareness in all the parts of your life that may need healing. So the energy of your chakras can flow, opening a gateway to live more aligned in the frequency of love. When we are in this frequency, life flows and gratitude and abundance becomes our daily bread. I hope this helps you on your journey, as it has done for me. And remember the rainbow is our road back home!

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