Article by Naveena Shetty
The Well of Dreams Chakra goes by other names like the Eight or Occipital Lobe or Zeal chakra or the Mouth of God. This chakra is situated at base of the skull and back of the neck.
It is considered as one of the new chakras. It has not received the kind of attention it deserves. When activated, this chakra is responsible for the flow of information from the higher dimensions. While the activation of the third eye chakra helps us become clairvoyant this chakra helps us develop a higher level of clairvoyance. It also opens up or magnifies spiritual abilities, healing gifts, etc. It is said to be blessed by the Buddha. Some experts are of the view that this is the point where the soul enters at birth.
This chakra helps in recollection of dreams and astral travel and out of body experience thereby making it vulnerable to attacks from lower energies. Spiritual shielding of this chakra is very important.
Some of the symptoms of the awakening of this chakra are headaches, tension in the neck and upper shoulders. The qualities of this chakra are strength, protection, gentleness and gracefulness.
Lethargy, depression, fatigue, and difficulties in manifesting desires / goals are some of the signs that this chakra is blocked or imbalanced. The reasons for the blockage or imbalance could be stress, emotional trauma or negative programming of thoughts. When open, balanced and healthy one manifests from a place of love. This chakra works very closely with the Crown chakra. It makes communication with our spirit guides, guardian angels and other divine beings from the higher realms easier.
The colour of this chakra is magenta and the crystal for healing it is pink tourmaline.
Those with Reiki 1 certification needn’t worry as this is covered in self-healing hand placements (21 points).
Steps for the healing exercise for Reiki 2 & Master level practitioners:
- Thank the Divine Spirit, Reiki, Archangels, one’s own spirit guides, teachers, etc, for their protection, assistance and guidance in the healing process.
- Visualize Reiki energy enter through your / clients Crown chakra and see yourself / client, completely bathed in divine light (Reiki energy).
- Draw the Power and (Master symbol if you have been attuned to it) visualize the Occipital Lobe area covered in white light and intend that all blockages be cleared.
- Draw the Power, Distance and Mental / Emotional symbols (Master symbol if you have been attuned to it) and any other symbols you are guided to and visualize the area covered with magenta light and intend that this chakra is healed and energized with Reiki energy and it is healthy and well developed.
- Then intend that this chakra is shielded from all lower energies.
Thank your higher self and your client’s higher self for their presence.
Anytime you feel depressed, tired or lack the will to move ahead, place your palms on this area energise it with Reiki. We are so focussed on the other seven chakras we miss out on this chakra and fail to understand after giving Reiki to all the other points, why there is no change. Maybe this area is depleted or blocked, amongst those of us who are very sensitive to energy, this is the chakra easily affected by negative energies, psychic attacks, thoughts of others, etc. Therefore, along with cleansing and energising, the shielding of this chakra is very important.
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Naveena has been practicing Reiki since 1999. She moved into professional Reiki in 2013 and specialized in long distance Reiki. Her home is in Mumbai, India. She has always been interested in spiritualism, occult, etc. Reiki sought her out when her mother’s friend suggested she learn it. Naveena’s hobbies are cooking, reading (fiction and non-fiction). It is her dream to empower people around the world with Reiki. Though she has taken courses in different levels of Pranic healing, Naveena’s heart belongs to Reiki.
“It’s been a beautiful journey with Reiki, it has subtly yet powerfully helped me hold my life together.” Reach Naveena at firstname.lastname@example.org.