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Well of Dreams / Occipital Lobe Chakra

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.

Well of Dreams

Image by Bill Young

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:

  1. Thank the Divine Spirit, Reiki, Archangels, one’s own spirit guides, teachers, etc, for their protection, assistance and guidance in the healing process.
  2. Visualize Reiki energy enter through your / clients Crown chakra and see yourself / client, completely bathed in divine light (Reiki energy).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Shetty

Naveena Shetty

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 naveena.reiki@gmail.com.

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  • Neelam July 9, 2015, 12:07 pm

    Dear Naveena
    I think we heal our occipital lobe everyday while healing our & chakras as while healing third eye our hand position is right hand in the front on third eye and left hand in the back on the occipital lobe.
    Very useful information, very good and much desired topic touched
    thank you, lots of love light REIKI

    • Naveena . Shetty July 15, 2015, 3:03 pm

      Gratitude Neelam.

      This Is not directly behind the third eye its the point at the base of the skull.

      Hope this helps

  • Carol July 9, 2015, 7:54 pm

    This is wonderful information Naveena. 🙂 Thank you!!
    Love & Light,

    • Naveena . Shetty July 15, 2015, 3:04 pm

      Gratitude Carol.

  • Gillian September 15, 2015, 12:23 pm

    This has rekindled my desire to learn more. I have reiki 1 but lost interest as I did not feel connected to anyone to go to level 2 with. Do you do distance learning by the way?

    Much love x

    • Naveena . Shetty October 22, 2016, 3:33 pm

      Thank you Gillian. I hope you have done your advance Reiki course by now. I have done my Reiki Master (3A) not the teachers course.

      If you haven’t done your course please pray that you are divinely guided to the right teacher for you.

      Best of luck on your journey.

  • Cathy January 16, 2016, 7:15 pm

    The base of my skull is always hurting along with my upper back and shoulders. It’s from a compression fracture on my spine and scoliosis which I just learned I had a few months ago. Doctors don’t know the reason for either I think it was kundalini since my life has advanced so much spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I don’t even feel like the same person I was 2 years ago because I didn’t know myself then I was so closed minded. My twin flame started it all. I get migraines that start at the base of my skull and go up behind my eyes and forehead. It makes me dizzy and nauseous. What can I do?

    • Naveena . Shetty October 22, 2016, 3:29 pm

      I am sorry for the very delayed reply Cathy. I am not an expert on kundalini, it is a very complex subject and truely understood by great yogis. Sadly trivialized today.

      Anyways for your problem give Reiki to your neck i.e. draw the symbols (if you are attuned to Reiki 2) and intend that Reiki is flowing through your palms.

      I too used to get headaches which started from the base, an energy healer of a different modality after scanning told me that issues with the neck were creating headaches.

      The throat chakra is at the base of the neck, but there is a chakra on the back of our neck so this needs to be healed. Research and experimenting on myself, have shown that this is very vulnerable to psychic attacks and energy draining cords.

      God Bless
      Best of luck.

      PS: please feel free to write to my email id, as I donot check my articles on Reiki Rays often.

  • Christopher July 12, 2016, 2:04 pm

    This is absolutely amazing, thank you so much Naveena!

    Blessed Be

    • Naveena . Shetty October 22, 2016, 3:29 pm

      Thankyou Christopher.

      Love & Light

  • indiwind3 January 4, 2017, 5:36 pm

    Thank you, Namaste ♡

    • Naveena Shetty October 18, 2017, 4:35 pm

      Gratitude indiwind3

  • Carlos January 27, 2017, 8:43 pm

    marvelous. worthy work. thanks
    Namaste. Shalom

    • Naveena Shetty October 18, 2017, 4:37 pm

      Gratitude Carlos. Namaste & Shalom to you too.

  • Medina Lomax July 16, 2018, 1:55 pm

    very informative

    • Naveena . Shetty September 18, 2018, 5:45 pm

      Thank You Medina, Love & Light Naveena

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