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Solar Plexus Chakra: Energy for Success

If you’ve been following this blog looking for ways to help you reach your goals and still can’t find the drive you need for success, it could be that your solar plexus chakra is out of balance. If you’ve made your action plan, practiced meditating but still can’t find the spark you need, balancing your solar plexus chakra gives you energy for success.

Color Association: Yellow

Physical Location: At the very bottom of your spine. Energy enters through the male and female genitalia.

Your Burning Fire

The last chakra in my two part series covering the seven chakras concludes with one that is directly related to reaching your goals. It is the third chakra. Its Hindu name is the Manipura which literally translated means “City of Jewels.”

In new age theory the manipura chakra is known as the solar plexus chakra and it relates to the power within yourself to change; power to change yourself and your life, power to discipline yourself, and the power to reach your goals. Wisdom is thought to reside within your solar plexus chakra as well as basic common sense.

Your solar plexus chakra is represented by the color yellow which corresponds to the fire element which is responsible for your drive and energy. In balance it can push you over the hump and give you the power that you need to achieve success.

Corresponding Physical Functions: Face, eyes, stomach, liver, pancreas, adrenal glands, metabolism, and digestion.

Your Solar Plexus Chakra in Balance

In balance your solar plexus is responsible for helping you to set clear goals and constantly replenishes your energy to actually reach those goals. That get-it-done attitude is what makes you a good leader and the strongest advocate for yourself.

Confidence blossoms in you when your solar plexus chakra is in balance and your vision both physically and spiritually becomes clearer. Your drive and sense of accomplishment leads to a much happier disposition and greater personal joy.

An Imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra

The character traits of a person with an imbalanced solar plexus chakra can be repulsive to people in general. Particularly if you suffer from an overactive third chakra, you are responsible for sending out all kinds of negative vibes and those vibes come back to ruin your own peace of mind and happiness.

An Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra

Bullies suffer from overactive solar plexus chakras. You can be very aggressive and overbearing. You are overly critical and judgmental. Overall you are an angry person with an arrogant attitude that says that you know everything and everyone else is wrong.

Those suffering from weak and underactive solar plexus chakras are not much better. You aren’t the bully but you allow yourself to be trampled on by other people all the time because you are so desperate for others to like you. You are constantly worried, insecure, and nervous hence you lack joy and serenity in your life.

Balancing Your Solar Plexus Chakra

In order to reverse those ugly traits and begin balancing your solar plexus, odd as it may sound, you must first verbalize what it is that you want to change about yourself. Remember, the third chakra helps you to transform yourself so clearly state what it is that you want to transform.

Next begin meditating by envisioning vibrant yellow colors while focusing on your belly button region. If it is sunny outside, meditate outdoors and let the bright yellow of the sun radiate over you as you meditate.

Go outside and kick the ball around or shoot some hoops, jump rope or go to a park and swing to begin energizing your solar plexus chakra. Keep lemony scents around you and wear topaz or citrine in yellow to harness the power of your third chakra. For your diet, look for yellow fruits and vegetables like corn, lemons, and bananas to add to your meals.

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Sacral Chakra: Joy and Sexuality

Can you say that you truly love yourself? Do others think of you as a loving person? And what about being intimate with someone, does it always make you feel uncomfortable or are you able to let go and enjoy feelings of pleasure? The answers to these questions will tell you whether your sacral chakra is out of balance or not.

Color Association: Orange

Physical Location: Your lower stomach just above the genitals in both men and women. It is the 2nd chakra.

Your Sexuality Set Free

When you think about the fact that the Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text prescribing ways to maximize enjoyment from sex, it is not surprising that there is a chakra that corresponds to sexuality. Ancient Indian text calls it Swadhisthana meaning “one’s own base.” Yet the sacral chakra has several names.

It is known as the second chakra as well as the abdominal chakra or navel chakra for its relation to its physical location in your lower stomach. The sacral chakra is thought to influence sex drive, sexual reproduction, joy, and pleasure. It is also known in an altruistic sense for infusing you with love and compassion for others.

The vibrant color orange that corresponds to the sacral chakra represents your desires, sexual freedom, and your level of consciousness with the world around you. True transcendence is only possible with a balanced sacral chakra.

Corresponding Physical Functions: Low back, sense of taste, circulation, reproduction, blood, saliva, bowels, endocrine glands, and kidneys.

Your Sacral Chakra in Balance

When your sacral chakra is in balance you exhibit a more easygoing nature. You are able to take life as it comes with a happy and well-adjusted disposition. Your desires motivate you to actually pursue your goals.

Within yourself you radiate joy that brightens all of your personal relationships leading to happier healthier romantic and interpersonal bonds. As the center of your emotions and true feelings, healthy love of self and of others grows out of a balanced sacral chakra.

An Imbalanced Sacral Chakra

On the other side of the coin, if your sacral chakra is imbalanced, the negative consequences are many. Both a hyperactive and hypoactive sacral chakra will turn you into an emotional wreck; crying all the time, unable to connect with others either physically or emotionally, and you are more likely to develop addictive behaviors.

Overactive Sacral Chakra

Particularly if your sacral chakra is in overdrive, you may develop a sexual addiction, even an emotional addiction to others. Your relationships will all be colored with dysfunctional behaviors including abuse,  self-destruction, and irrational reactions to circumstances and people due to your overly emotional state.

If your sacral chakra is weak or inactive, far from clinging to other people, you will withdraw from other people. Sexual frustration and repression leads to a lack of joy and feelings of guilt which in turn lead to even more interpersonal problems.

Because of this, you end up withdrawing from life in general and losing the energy and the will to do anything with your life. Physically you could suffer from many ill effects from an imbalanced sacral chakra including:

  • Kidney Problems
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • General Achiness
  • Infertility
  • Muscle Tension
  • Cysts
  • And Irregular Periods in Women

In order to balance your sacral chakra, you are going to have to combine a little daily exercise with your daily devotionals and meditations. Here are some simple ways to balance your sacral chakra.

Balancing Your Sacral Chakra

First, you are going to have to get up and move a little, nothing too strenuous or dramatic. Especially if you are suffering from a weakened or inactive sacral chakra just the idea of exercise can tip you further into your state of inactivity. So start with a refreshing 30 minute walk where you can clear your head and meditate while you exercise.

Yoga is ideal for balancing your sacral chakra because it involves toning up your muscles which will help release some of the built up frustration and tension in your body. Wearing orange crystals and stones like amber and red jasper while focusing on your pelvic and abdominal areas during meditation will help a lot. Then add more oranges, cantaloupe, and water to your diet.

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Root Chakra: Access Natural Power

They say that fear is our most primal emotion. You know how the hair on your skin stands up when you slam on the brakes to avoid an accident? The energy contained within those heart racing moments that gives you that feeling of aliveness comes from your root chakra.

Color Association: Red

Physical Location: At the small of your back, bottom of your spine. Energy flowing to and from your root chakra enters through your stomach at the belly button.

Your Power Source

Hindus call it the Mooladhara chakra loosely translated meaning the ‘root.’ It is the first of all seven chakras because it defines your physical relationship to the earth and everything around you. It dictates where to focus energies along the seven main chakras and it is responsible for helping you to maintain good health.

The root chakra’s corresponding color red is representative of blood. Symbolically blood is your energy, passion, strength, sexuality, sensuality and your emotional stability.

Corresponding Physical Functions: Gastro and reproductive organs, and your immune system.

Your Root Chakra in Balance

Because your root chakra contains energy that manifests itself directly into the physical, if you harness it correctly, you can access this natural power to increase your passion, vitality, strength, and even your sexuality.

Balancing your root chakra also makes your instincts keener when you’re in danger. Your senses are heightened and you feel more alive and open. When your root chakra is in balance you feel more complete and healthy inside and out.

An Imbalanced Root Chakra

A root chakra that is out of balance has noticeable physical and emotional symptoms. Like all other chakras, depending on whether you are dealing with a weak or inactive root chakra or an overactive one, this imbalance will manifest itself in negative ways.

Overactive Root Chakra

People suffering from overactive root chakras are typically in a bad mood. Everything frustrates you. You get angry at the tiniest things. You are often overly agitated with people. Hyperactive root chakras can also make you greedy, controlling, rebellious, and belligerent.

Weak or inactive root chakras are considered closed. When your root chakra is closed you similarly are physically closed off from the world. You tend to isolate from other people. You are not confident in your own skin and are constantly worried about what other people think about you.

In fact you obsessively worry to the point that you become lax in other daily chores like cleaning and eating. Both imbalances can lead to physical problems that can make your life miserable. You may suffer things like:

  • Weight Fluctuations
  • Lack of Sex Drive
  • Procrastination
  • Digestive Issues
  • Depression
  • Bad Blood Circulation

Balancing your root chakra takes a little more than meditation. First you must open your root chakra before you can align it.

Balancing Your Root Chakra

Using meditation combined with tantric yoga can help you to open up your root chakra. Remember this chakra is located at the base of your spine so walking, dancing, massage, and yoga are all good ways to help you open your root chakra.

You will also want to use aromatic fragrance oils that give you pleasure as you meditate visualizing in vibrant reds. Rub oil on your root chakra entry points before beginning for added relaxation.

Look for a bloodstone crystal to focus with as you meditate. Add red fruits and vegetables to your diet like tomatoes, strawberries, radishes, peppers, and red apples. Red meat also helps balance your root chakra.

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Heart Chakra: Making Better Relations

Balancing your heart chakra alone won’t create better relationships but it will help you create better relations with everything around you from the earth you walk on to the people you love. It is in essence, love central for your chakras.

Color Association: Green

Physical Location: The spot between your breasts beneath your sternum. It is the 4th chakra and the place where your heart energy enters the body.

Your Love Center

The literal translation of the Sanskrit word Anahata which is the Hindu name of the heart chakra is “unstruck, unhurt, and unbeaten.” Your heart chakra isn’t just your love center. It is also your calm center, your peace-of-mind center.

Its color association green represents prosperity, good health, and overall good fortune. When reading your chakras it will tell you whether or not your chi is out of alignment.

All of your happiness, your altruistic love of mankind, the earth, and animals, is rooted in the heart chakra. In New Age concepts the heart chakra gets its name from our Western understanding of love, compassion, and kindness.

Although your heart chakra influences the way in which you perceive physical touching and the way that you express yourself to others through touch, this is a pure type of sensuality; think comforting someone with a hug or crying with your friend over their problems.

Corresponding Physical Functions: Skin, hands, lymph, and thymus glands.

Your Heart Chakra in Balance

People with heart chakras in balance are at their most beautiful because they are overflowing with a pure love towards others. You are more giving of yourself, are able to deeply empathize with others, and you do those things for no other reason than you truly care.

Your love is not only directed outwardly from the heart chakra. You are able to share yourself and your love with others because you are one with yourself and the love that you have for yourself radiates out beyond you. That is why a balanced heart chakra leads to better and more loving relations that are stronger and last longer.

An Imbalanced Heart Chakra

If you are experiencing an imbalance in your heart chakra you will have troubled relationships because you are living with anger or are always carrying suspicion of people’s motives whether warranted or not. You also will suffer from jealousy and a bitterness towards others for what they have. If your heart chakra is weak you may:

  • Feel Distant from Others
  • Become Needy in Relationships
  • Suffer from Loneliness
  • Be Riddled with Insecurities

If your heart chakra on the other hand is hyperactive, you’ll experience a different type of negativity. You may:

  • Become Easily Overwhelmed
  • Go through Deep Emotional Swings
  • Exhibit Fits of Jealousy and Anger
  • Or Live Recklessly

Whether your heart chakra is hyperactive or hypoactive it leads to the same physical problems. You may experience:

  • Trouble Sleeping
  • High Blood Pressure
  • A Weakened Immune System
  • Heart Trouble
  • Bad Circulation
  • And Skin Rashes or Infections

You may also feel lethargic and suffer from back pain that keeps you from being active. In order to balance your heart chakra, you have to attack it from two angles; first you need to open your heart chakra and then you can balance it.

Balancing Your Heart Chakra

Sometimes very generous people are giving for the wrong reasons – to ‘buy’ love, to make friends, to hold on to relationships. The first step to balancing your heart chakra is to begin with loving yourself.

If you give but feel resentment for it or think others don’t appreciate it which leads to anger, your heart chakra is out of balance. Bad self-esteem issues may require counseling. You can begin by keeping green stones that represent the heart chakra near you like:

  • Emeralds
  • Peridot
  • Jasper
  • Jade
  • Green Quartz

For meditation visualize in green. If you have a quiet grassy space in your backyard, sit among green grass to really get deep into a meditative state. Earth fragrances like cedar, pine, and eucalyptus are excellent fragrances to accompany meditation and yoga for heart chakra balancing. In your diet, add more green fruits and veggies. That could be a large variety of things from watermelons to cucumbers.

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Crown Chakra: Supernatural Power

Do you believe in miracles? If so, your crown chakra is the key to unlocking your supernatural power to transcend the laws of physics and nature and actually be the conduit for miraculous happenings. With this chakra in balance, there is no need to fear death or to doubt a higher power – your elevated consciousness of both gives you a stronger sense of internal peace.

Color Association: Purple, Violet, and White

Physical Location: At the very top of your head. It is the 7th Chakra that feeds life energy into all other chakras.

Supernatural Power

The crown chakra, also known as the 7th Chakra and in Sanskrit called the Sahasrara, which literally translated means “thousand fold,” is a lotus chakra. Its Sanskrit name is derived based on the thousand petals in white that surround the crown chakra’s purple or violet center.

The crown chakra or the 7th chakra connects your non-physical energy to the universe. It infuses all other chakras with universal light and energy.

Corresponding Physical Functions: Nervous system, muscles, brain, head, ears, eyes, skin, and pineal gland.

Your Crown Chakra in Balance

Crown chakras are associated with life energy. With your crown chakra in balance, your ability to communicate with a higher power is exponentially heightened to the point that you can become the conduit for miracles.

Whether through spiritual healing, supernatural phenomena, or visions and prophecies, your crown chakra is the energy center within you where all of those things originate.

An Imbalanced Crown Chakra

One of the most noticeable effects of an imbalanced crown chakra is withdrawal and solitude. When your crown chakra is out of balance you have a hard time connecting with your inner being and with other people.

If your crown chakra is overactive, you will suffer some of the same effects as a hyperactive third eye chakra. Like with the third eye chakra, when your crown chakra is overactive you will over-think things.

You could find yourself obsessing about the good old days, living in the past or petrified of the future worrying about things that haven’t happened to you and may never happen. On the other side of the coin a blocked or weak crown chakra turns you into a selfish unfeeling person.

You lack intuition and empathy. You tend to be very judgmental and carry yourself in a cold and distant manner. It’s no wonder that when your crown chakra is out of whack, it can lead to serious health problems including:

  • Depression
  • Paralysis
  • Headaches
  • Neuroses
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy

Unsurprisingly when you are suffering from a weakened chakra you won’t enjoy your life and you are more likely to do unethical things. You feel totally disconnected from your higher power and therefore receive none of the wisdom or peace that comes from oneness with a supreme being.

Balancing Your Crown Chakra

Your crown chakra tipped one way or the other is a bad thing. The goal is to strike a perfect balance and to maintain it. One easy way to do that is to begin a meditation or prayer ritual. Every day humble yourself before a higher power and seek guidance and strength while acknowledging your love and appreciation for that power.

Of course you will want to meditate using the color purple, white, and or violet to focus your energy. Amber, diamonds, rose quartz, and amethyst are all excellent stones to wear on your body to draw in energy through your crown chakra. Use fragrances including fragrant flowers for meditation and yoga.

When you begin balancing your crown chakra, try a two day fast first drinking plenty of water. Then begin adding more purple fruits like plums and grapes to your diet as well as veggies and warm broth soups.

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Third Eye Chakra: Telepathy Unleashed

You don’t have to be a psychic per se to have telepathic abilities. Everyone has a third eye chakra and when it is unleashed your mental telepathy will be too. Also known as the “brow chakra” all other chakras must be in balance in order to harness the gifts hidden within your third eye chakra.

Color Association: Indigo

Physical Location: In the middle of your forehead just above the top of your nose. Energy enters through the spot between your brow, hence the alternate term “Brow” chakra.

Telepathy Unleashed

When you see Indian women with a red dot in the middle of their foreheads it is there to represent their third eye. It is a part of the Hindu tradition but has been adopted by New Age concepts in the West. In the West, we use the color indigo or purple to represent our “Center of Knowing”; the literal translation of the Sanskrit word Ajna which represents the third eye chakra.

Another term for your third eye chakra is the “6th chakra” which correlates to our concept of a sixth sense or ESP. This chakra controls your innermost thoughts and sense of enlightenment.

It is where your intuition, your perceptions, and your goals and dreams develop. The stronger your third eye chakra, the more in tune with your inner self you will be thereby increasing your conscious awareness.

Corresponding Physical Functions: Eyes, ears, nose, brain, nervous system, and the pituitary gland.

Your Third Eye Chakra in Balance

When in balance, your third eye chakra will give you more confidence. You will be more charismatic and you will lose a lot of the nagging worries that plague most people. You will enjoy clear thoughts and will have a stronger sense of the right direction when making decisions in your life.

On a deeper level, you will experience telepathic moments in your life where you know things without knowing how you knew them. This heightened telepathy and intuition can save your life or help you succeed at things you never would have imagined possible.

An Imbalanced Third Eye Chakra

On the other hand, when your third eye chakra is out of balance, it will either be overactive or inactive/weak. Either one has negative consequences to your overall well being.

Overactive Third Eye Chakra

When your third eye chakra is overactive, you will over think things, be frozen with indecision, or you could end up misleading yourself mistaking daydreams and fantasy for true telepathy and intuition. Your discernment is thrown off and you start making bad decisions.

If you’re experiencing a weak third eye chakra, you lack the spunk and gusto to even imagine what you want from life. You lose confidence in your abilities and you lose hope for the possibilities of your future. Physically, both imbalances lead to health problems like:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Forgetfulness
  • Stress
  • And Headaches

In order to balance your third eye chakra, it’s better to have all five of your other chakras aligned. And you will want to spend time trying different meditation techniques until you find the one that is most effective for you.

Balancing Your Third Eye Chakra

Once your other chakras are balanced, begin strengthening your third eye through meditation. Buy an indigo colored stone like amethyst or azurite to wear as a necklace, ring, or bracelet to draw out the energy from your third eye chakra.

During meditation, try incense with earthy smells like sage or marjoram. Then add more proteins to your diet like nuts and salmon. Balancing your third eye chakra will take skilled meditation and deep thought. Brush up on some of the self-hypnosis techniques I’ve shared with you to start practicing your prayer and meditation rituals.

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Throat Chakra: Find Your True Voice

The moment you breathed air, you made sound. It was your most instinctive voice. But over the course of your life, you learn to moderate your natural voice, maybe even try to fit in and end up losing your true voice. The throat chakra uses non-physical energy to reveal at last your true voice thereby increasing your joy and overall well being.

Color Association: Blue

Physical Location: Between the 3rd and 5th vertebrae (at the base of your neck). Energy enters through the throat.

Your True Voice

Its Indian name is the Vishuddhi Chakra, which means “true voice.” Though it is known as the throat chakra in New Age chakra design, it actually has more to do with your ability to communicate with others and for others to communicate with you.

Communication in this sense is multi-layered; external communication with others and your internal communication with your true self. Within you, there is an internal voice that is your true and natural voice. It knows everything that you have experienced and knows the true desires of your heart and how you really feel.

Corresponding Physical Functions: Thyroid, throat, ears, neck, teeth, jaws, and esophagus.

Your Throat Chakra in Balance

When in balance, your throat chakra will emit a light energy which colors all of your communications. You will find that you are better able to express yourself whether through art or your natural voice. You will feel better and have a better disposition in your daily life.

In addition to that, the throat chakra helps you communicate with your high power. Meditation, prayer, and hypnotherapy will all be easier and more effective if your throat chakra is in balance.

An Imbalanced Throat Chakra

When your throat chakra is out of balance you may experience both physical and non-physical symptoms. Sometimes it is just that your throat chakra is not emitting enough energy resulting in a weakened throat chakra. There could be a blockage that is preventing your throat chakra from functioning properly or you could be receiving too much energy through your throat chakra.

If your throat chakra is weak, it will manifest itself in shyness. You may not feel comfortable expressing yourself or your opinions in front of other people. You will allow others to talk over you and you lack the confidence to speak up for yourself.

On the other hand, if your throat chakra is overly active, you will be the one dominating others either through aggressive or negative talk, screaming, or by ignoring the feelings or disrespecting the opinions of others. Your energy imbalance may be reflected in deteriorating physical health, including:

  • Arthritis or Stiffness
  • Shoulder and Neck Pain
  • Sore Throat
  • Pain in the Jaw or Gums
  • Problems with Your Thyroid

However, if you learn how to balance your throat chakra, your interactions with people will be much more pleasant. You’ll be better able to create an artistic masterpiece. And your intuition for discerning truth from lie will be heightened.

Balancing Your Throat Chakra

There are a number of ways to help bring your throat chakra back into balance. Here are just a few steps that you can take to either bring your energy down a few notches or to increase the energy flowing to and from your throat chakra.

  • Surround Yourself in Blue: The blue color has an ethereal effect on your throat chakra. Buy a blue chakra stone or crystal necklace to keep it near your throat.
  • Meditate in Blue: When you meditate, focusing on the color blue can help you visualize to get deeper into a meditative state. Add incense or other pleasant smells to aid meditation.
  • Get Artistic: You could help rebalance your throat chakra by simply getting back into your art. Draw, paint, sing, and do arts and crafts, whatever gets your creative juices flowing.
  • Eat Fruit and Drink Water: Imbalances in your chakra could be nutrition related. Add more fruit and water to your daily diet to help balance your throat chakra.
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Exploring the Seven Chakras

You’ve heard the words before; chakras, chi, aligning your chi, but do you know what they really mean? This month, we are going to explore the seven chakras: what they are, what they do, and how you can use chakras to stimulate your physical and mental harmony.

What is a Chakra?

Literally translated, chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel or circle. But there are several ways that you can interpret the word circle or wheel as it relates to chakras. For instance, in ancient Indian cultures, chakras referred to the arrangement of people during rituals in a circle.

Buddhists who believe in reincarnation think of the circle as in the circle of life and the many ways in which we are reborn. Rooted in Indian and East Asian cultures, the concept of chakras only became popular in the West after ancient texts were translated into English.

At the beginning of the 20th Century, the new age concept of the seven main chakras came into being based on Western interpretations.

The New Age Concept of Chakras

According to the New Age concept of chakras, the wheel or circle refers to the energy vector or the point where spiritual or non-physical energy enters your body. Your physical and spiritual are connected through your chakras which are aligned from head to toe along your spinal cord.

Represented as colorful stones, flowers, or lotuses, new age practitioners often combine the concept of chakras and chi (your chakras in harmonious alignment) with other forms of meditation and holistic methods like yoga. There is a color associated with each different chakra and each chakra corresponds to some physical function in your body:

  1. Crown Chakra is purple
  2. Heart Chakra is Green
  3. Root Chakra is Red
  4. Sacral Chakra  is Orange
  5. Solar Plexus is Yellow
  6. Third Eye Chakra is Indigo
  7. And Throat Chakra is Blue

Invigorate Your Mind and Body with Chakras

For the next two months, we’ll delve deeply into all seven of the major chakras, their color associations, and the physical function that each corresponds to. As we explore this topic, you’ll notice how consciousness and subconscious are connected to chi alignment and how many of the other concepts we’ve explored reinforce this part of your inner being.

Like your subconscious and the universal laws, your chakras and their alignment will also manifest outwardly. When your chi is out of balance because one or more of your chakras are not functioning properly your physical and mental health suffers.

Too often, when you are feeling down and lack energy, the first thing you do is head for a pill or coffee. After these next two months, you will know enough about your chakras and how to align them that you can replace pills and coffee with better and healthier ways to seek physical, mental, and emotional balance.

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Build Conscious Awareness of Synchronicity in Your Life

Now that you know what synchronicity is, how to distinguish between it and chance, and how it is revealed in your life, you can begin to use your conscious awareness of it in your daily life.

Remember, not every fluky thing that happens to you is necessarily synchronicity. But when you are face to face with true synchronicity you can use it to avert disaster, make fortuitous decisions, and enjoy more of the magic and wonder in life.

Interpreting Synchronicity Correctly

We can both look at the same cloud and see two different things. Likewise, when a synchronicity happens to you, there are often multiple ways to interpret it. So how do you interpret synchronicity correctly?

First, there is no way to correctly interpret synchronicity without a robust internal life. Whether that includes prayer, meditation, yoga, or faith, synchronicity is first and foremost internal. Only the effects are revealed externally.

To interpret what you see against what you feel inside, you have to be in tune with your inner self. The message will come to you in a dream, vision, premonition, or gut feeling. You must learn how to communicate within or with a higher power for the correct interpretation.

Take a look at some of my previous blog posts that will guide you in developing your inner life.

What to do with the Messages Received

Some messages are easy to interpret: You keep seeing the same 4 numbers in a row all day long, so you play the lottery with those numbers. It doesn’t mean that you will win, but if you believe it is synchronicity, your chances are much greater of winning now than without it!

Dreams that are warnings or premonitions can be a little harder to interpret. If you keep in mind that these types of synchronies are part of your inner message board so to speak, you know that internal messages are given through feelings. What you see in a dream isn’t as important as what you feel.

A warning can be a very simple image with little to go on but the deep sorrow you feel in your heart. Sit in quiet meditation or prayer to listen for what to do with the message you received.

Developing Awareness to Receive Synchronic Messages

All of these things: recognizing synchronicity, interpreting it, and acting on it, requires a higher level of consciousness. We have talked before about living life with an open mind and being more open to new experiences.

Like most of the tools I give you on this blog for turning your life around, if you are a negative person or closed off to change, it won’t work. Before you can begin realizing special synchronicities in your life, you have to shake the shackles of pessimism and doubt.

5 Ways to Reveal More Synchronicity in Your Life

  1. Keep a dream journal by your nightstand and write them down as soon as you wake up.
  2. Try meditating on a premonition or gut feeling.
  3. Watch for significance in every day life whether it is cloud formations, a beautiful vista, or a conversation with a stranger; these all provide opportunities for more synchronicity.
  4. Talk about synchronicities that have happen to you with your friends and family – they may see in ways that you don’t and you can learn from their stories to look for more in your life.
  5. Be objective. Don’t just interpret messages the way that you want them to be but see them for what they are even if it isn’t the answer or message you were hoping for.
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Discerning the Difference between Signs and Happenstances

Have you ever opened a book looking for something and landed on the exact page that you wanted? Can you do that again? As we explore the potential meaning behind synchronicity and those eerie coincidences that can leave you totally speechless, let’s first talk about distinguishing between signs and happenstance.

Signs versus Happenstance

The easiest way to distinguish between pure happenstance and potentially a synchronistic sign is just that. Was it a lucky fluke like flipping a coin 10 times in a row and landing on heads as you called it? Or was it something bigger.

An example of a sign is a black cat crosses your path, you pass by an accident, and you notice that it is Friday the 13th on the same day you are supposed to propose to someone. You may see all of those things and think that you should pick another day to pop the question.

Synchronicity happens when on your way to your next date, you catch your lover in flagrante with someone else. Were all of those “signs” just superstitious hocus pocus if it led you down the right path? Having your suspicions or uneasiness affirmed is the difference between a bonafide synchronicity and a neat little happenstance.

Skeptics versus Believers

It was the famed psychologist Carl Jung who first came up with the word for these funny happenings, calling it synchronicity. His theory is that there is an entire world just beneath what we perceive as reality.

When we see synchronicities, those are moments when we are momentarily synced with an invisible world. It is as if for a moment the curtain separating the visible from the invisible is pulled back and we see the work going on behind it.

Believers, no matter their faith, even agnostics will often attribute these things to a higher power believing that they happen by design; that there is an actual cause and effect that crosses the divide between the physical world and the beyond.

Of course, a skeptic would always point to pure luck as the root for synchronicity. And of course when superstition is involved like the example above, it’s easy to brush it off as coincidence. But when it is harder to explain, even skeptics have a tough time brushing off true synchronistic events.

Faith is the Difference in Your Perspective

Believers may see signs where there are none. There is some evidence that synchronicity is heightened during times of difficulty or great sadness.

Your grandmother dies. As you are looking at a photo of her holding your hand, you look up at the sky and notice that the clouds look like a big hand and a small hand clasping; almost exactly as it looks in the picture.

Is it a sign from God reassuring you that your grandma is in heaven? Is it an angel? Or are you just seeing what you want to see? But what about those weird coincidences that happen every day, not related to any kind of emotional need in your life?

Looking for Synchronicities in Your Life

Now to the nitty gritty; you want to know how to distinguish between the two so that you can know how to recognize signs that are warnings and to know when to listen to your gut. Synchronicity that “means something” will come by way of dream, premonition, a gut feeling, etc.; you’ll feel it internally not just see it physically.

A good luck charm helping you win at the track will eventually give out. But I can help you laser in on those gut feelings, the ones you really want to know about, to help you discern between signs and happenstance and use that knowledge for your good.

Maya GraceDiscerning the Difference between Signs and Happenstances