fourth chakra

Goals vs Intentions

Clients often ask me for guidance on how to reach their goals – to find a relationship, have a child, buy a house, get a certain job, etc..

While it's natural to set personal goals, I've found that setting an intention will often achieve a result that's better than the original goal. The result of setting an intention is often more spiritually aligned.

What's the difference between a goal and an intention?

A goal is a clearly defined, measurable achievement:

  • I want to place in the top 5 in the marathon.

  • I want to buy a house in this specific neighborhood.

  • I want to lose 10 pounds.

  • I want to have 10,000 followers on social media.

An intention aligns you to your spiritual energy and can be hard to quantify:

  • I want to feel more connected to people

  • I want to be healthier

  • I want to be open to new business opportunities

  • I want to be more vulnerable

A goal propels you towards an accomplishment or an achievement. Failure to achieve your goal often leads to unhappiness. Reaching your goal might make those around you envious.

An intention taps into your heart and soul and moves you towards a deeper experience, like, you want to be happy so you can be more optimistic and positive about life.

To find your intention, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Focus on something that matters to you. Bring this image into your heart charka. Continue breathing and grounding your intention through your heart. Doing this exercise will help you discover your true motivation and get clarity about what matters most. Is it about getting that 10,000th follower on Instagram or is it about creating an online community where people connect and share ideas and inspirations?

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A Chakra Rebalancing Meditation

This exercise can be done anytime you feel tired, stressed or stuck.

Make yourself comfortable. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath in and exhale out.

Allow your breathing to become more and more relaxed.

Rub your hands together. Feel the energy.

Now take your hands and lightly place them at the base of your spine – the root chakra. This chakra is red.  Your root chakra keeps you grounded and helps you navigate everyday life. Now picture a ball of red light glowing in this area. This is actual energy, not just a picture in your mind’s eye. With each breath start to feel more anchored and secure. Breathe in red light and let this energy rebalance your first chakra.

Now place your hands about two inches below your belly button – the sacral chakra. This chakra is orange. Breathe in healing orange light and direct it to this area. As you continue to flood the sacral chakra with orange energy - let go of any emotional energy, stress or discomfort.  Be here a moment and let the orange energy rebalance your second chakra.

Gently move your hands and rest them on your upper abdomen– the solar plexus chakra. This chakra is yellow. Deeply inhale yellow light into this area and let go of any negative thoughts, emotions and past experiences. Spend some time allowing the solar plexus chakra to rebalance itself.

Next, put your hands on your chest - the heart chakra. This chakra is green and symbolizes self–love and love for others. With each breath, allow more and more love into your heart. Feel at peace as harmony flows through your chest and rebalances your heart chakra.

Now move your hands to your neck – the throat chakra. This chakra is a vibrant blue color. Here is where you communicate your truth to the world and where you express to others the beauty you see. Feel this blue energy soaking into your throat chakra and restoring balance.

Next place your hands on your forehead - the third eye chakra. This chakra is an indigo color. This is your intuition and wisdom center - where you see and align to knowledge. Breathe in indigo and let this energy rebalance your third eye chakra.

Now gently touch the top of your head - the crown chakra. This chakra is purple. This is your connection to Universal Energy – U.E is everywhere and in everyone. Deeply breathe in purple and allow a feeling of oneness and connectedness to rebalance your crown charka and spread down throughout your body.

Now spend a few minutes tuning in to your 7 chakras and experience them healthy, balanced and open.

Continue to breathe. When you are ready gently open your eyes.

Open Your Heart

At times, it’s easy to get caught up in negative energy and to feel angry about something that is happening to you or around you.

We are all spiritual beings and we all have the potential to experience so much love in our lives, however it starts with you!

When you allow more love and joy into your life, you will find yourself slowly beginning to let go of past pains, insecurities and invalidation.

By practicing forgiveness, being compassionate and avoiding judgment, you can let go of things that block your energy and stop you from being happy and in flow.

When you open up your heart and make the conscious decision to focus on a more positive and caring perspective, you will begin to infuse the situation with this energy.

I love Mother Earth so much! This video touches my soul and validates what a beautiful world we live in.

An Introduction to the Chakras - 4th Chakra

THE FOURTH CHAKRA

 OFFICIAL NAME: Heart Chakra

WHERE IT IS IN THE BODY: in the center of the chest

COLOR: Green

The fourth chakra is located in the center of the chest and relates to love, compassion, self-acceptance and relationships.  The heart chakra is our spiritual center and is the gateway between the lower (body) chakras and the higher (spirit) chakras.

 WHEN YOUR FOURTH CHAKRA IS BALANCED IT HELPS

  •  Become aware that we are all connected and that life is sacred
  •  Love without conditions
  •  Whole-hearted. You are not afraid to be open and vulnerable in relationships
  •  Tend to be able to let things goand don’t always need to be right
  •  Heal through forgiveness
  •  See yourself as perfect just the way you are

Out of all the chakras, the heart chakra has the most potential for hurt due to the fear, insecurities and vulnerabilities around love and relationships.

 HOW TO TELL IF YOUR FOURTH CHAKRA IS BLOCKED

  •  Co-dependent relationships
  •  Always get together with people that are wrong for you
  •  Feel jealous, envious and never good enough
  •  Fear intimacy or getting close to people because you may get hurt or have your heart broken
  •  Become needy and clingy and afraid that your partner doesn’t love you as much as you love them.
  •  Going through the motions in life, no passion or joy for anything you do