Chakra cleansing and balancing can be a natural and easy process to integrate into everyday life when we attune it to nature’s rejuvenation, renewal and regeneration cycles. The other day I was spring cleaning our patio and I realized that it was time for a thorough and conscious chakra cleaning. What a better time for a new beginning, refreshed energy and more flow in our lives than at the beginning of spring. So… Are you ready to recharge your internal batteries and get rid of chakra energy congestion?
The times when we do general cleaning in our homes are the periods when we realize that we are surrounded by too many things that we haven’t used for a very long time, that doesn’t help us at all, that we keep because… we can’t imagine throwing them away. Spring is seen as a time when the weather warms up and becomes milder, the sun caresses instead of fooling us when we step out of the house, while the entire nature regenerates. This season can be a great opportunity to cleanse and revive the depths of our being, to wake up after the winter and to become more energetic, better, gentler and more fulfilled.
Let’s take advantage and do the spring cleaning according to the most famous cleaning consultant expert in the world, Marie Kondo. Let’s write down everything that we want to change, what we want to give up and what we put in place, to determine what we like to do and what we lack and would like to have. Let’s cleanse, balance and energize our chakras, our energy centers.
In case you didn’t know, Marie Kondo is a consultant expert in organization, author (Kondo has written four books on organization, which have sold in millions of copies worldwide) and TV host of shows, which teach people to tidy up their houses, declutter and remove objects that no longer bring them joy. Her method is called the KonMari method.
If you are wondering how Marie Kondo’s method of reorganizing space is connected to our points of spiritual energy, it is extremely simple: removing negative energy from the chakras brings joy to life, just as order and the refreshment of the house do.
Some basic rules of Marie Kondo’s cleanliness and order consultations are:
- Commit to being actively involved in cleaning and tidying up.
- Imagine your ideal lifestyle.
- Give each object a new home.
- Sort and remove items you no longer need before decluttering.
- Keep only those objects that “spark joy” (a phrase Marie uses and has become like her motto).
- Consider how often an object is used when sorting and disposing of extra objects.
- Declutter in an ascending manner.
- Thank each object you remove for everything you’ve experienced together and don’t regret when it’s time to throw it away.
So are you in? Shall we welcome spring with clean and balanced chakras, so that we can enjoy nature’s resurrection even more?
COMMIT TO PARTICIPATING IN THE CHAKRA CLEANING CHALLENGE
Marie Kondo’s first piece of advice on house cleaning is to be committed. To cleanse the chakras, you need to be determined and committed, although it may not be easy. As we implement strategies to balance our chakras, the configuration of our energy centers may change, and we may find that we have physical and emotional reactions. These are known as healing crises and can affect the mind/state of mind while transforming and releasing old emotions stored in the body’s cellular consciousness.
If you really want to be successful, you need to understand that this is not a program to sign up for and do it “when you have time”, but a transformational and experiential program in which you will have to get involved if you want to be successful.
For you to be successful, I make the following commitment to you:
📝 I, Patricia Lidia, commit to the following:
- To do all I can to help you as much as I can, to guide and energetically connect with you;
- To provide you with information that is as clear and easy to understand as possible;
- To answer any questions you may have;
- To have changes in your relationship with yourself, managing emotions and eliminating negative energy if you stick to the program.
I, Patricia Lidia, agree with the above!
If you want to take this program seriously 👉 write in your diary the following commitment, which you take towards yourself:
I, (Your Name), understand that this is an experiential challenge in which I have to get involved, because I want to have results, and therefore:
- I start this program with an open mind and heart, to learn new things to test, and in the end to decide if they are good or not for me;
- I am committed to following with interest daily the directions provided;
- I undertake all proposed exercises;
I, (Your Name), agree with the above!
MOVE YOUR BODY
Imagine how the ideal life looked for you, a life full of activity and joy. This is Marie Kondo’s second piece of advice. To counteract the lack of physical activity from the winter months, it is necessary to motivate yourself, to go out and move. Imagine your ideal life full of health, happiness and activity, then go out and go for a walk. Feel every step you take as you let the stagnant winter energy in the root chakra move.
“Walking is a very effective way to bring calmness to our being when we are upset. If, as we walk, we focus our full consciousness on walking, we stop the thoughts, the stories that go through our minds, the accusations and judgments that continue to unfold in our minds and take us away from the present moment. To stop the constant thoughts in the mind, we can focus on the body. When things are not going well, it is helpful to stop thinking to prevent unpleasant, destructive energies from continuing to manifest. To stop thoughts does not mean to suppress them, but, above all, to calm them down. If we want the ocean to be calm, we must not empty it of water. Without water, there is nothing left. When we notice the presence of anger, fear, and agitation in ourselves, we must not throw them outside of us. It is enough to breathe consciously and walk in full consciousness. Allow yourself to delve deeper into here and now, because life exists only in the present moment. This is enough to calm the storm.” – How to Walk (Mindfulness Essentials, #4) by Thich Nhat Hanh
Challenge: go out into the wild and move freely; in order not to feel embarrassed under the eyes of those around you, you can choose a more isolated place. No matter what moves you make, it’s important to move! Walk for no purpose, dance with your headphones in your ears or on your inner music, do yoga, stretching, whatever attracts you. No matter the type of movement, just move, don’t let the energy stagnate!
The sacral chakra (Svadhishthana) is a vessel that nourishes the body. It is associated with the element water. Marie’s advice to give each object a home can also be applied to the cleansing of the sacral chakra, because this energy centre is where the feelings about oneself originate. Specifically, the chakra physically controls the functioning of the intestines, kidneys and genitourinary system, regulates sensory pleasures, and spiritually directly influences strong mood swings, boredom.
The body is made up mostly of water, so to enhance the water element and open the sacral chakra, drink as much fluid as possible (depending on your body type and activity level, ideally between 0.03 – 0, 04 x number of kilograms).
Water is a vital component that ensures the normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. Adequate water intake improves the body’s efficiency in digesting food and separating nutrients, ensuring optimal functioning of the digestive system. At the same time, the kidneys need adequate fluids to remove toxins and residues from the body in order to function effectively. From this point of view, water is the perfect element to eliminate toxins from the body through perspiration and kidney function. Multiple studies have shown that proper water intake reduces the risk of chronic kidney disease and kidney stones.
The Japanese doctor Masaro Emoto concluded that people’s thoughts, feelings, and words directly influence the structure of physical matter. The scientist claims that water is like a mirror and can take on human energy and reflect it faithfully. He conducted a series of studies on water and concluded that human bioenergy, thought energy, and words and music influence the molecular structure of water. Emoto claims that our intentions change the molecular structure of water so that if we have good intentions, beautiful ice crystals will form, and if we have bad intentions, the crystals will be ugly. Through his research, science confirms what spiritual traditions have held for millennia: we are responsible for the Heaven or the Hell in which we live.
Challenge: Drink water! Drink as much water as possible! Turn drinking water into a satisfying ritual. Pour water into your favourite glass, take the glass between both palms and load the liquid from the glass with positive statements. Drink the water loaded with the positive affirmations slowly, in small sips.
DO A DIGESTIVE CLEANING
Marie Kondo encourages sorting and removing items we no longer need before cleaning. She believes that unnecessary things must be thrown away, those that are useful, but no longer fit our personality must be given away, and those with which we do not know what to do, we should take in our hand, feel them, connect with them. This will make it easier for us to decide whether they shall stay with us or will be left behind.
By reducing this to our body, spring is a great time to eliminate waste and toxins from the digestive system. Better nutrient assimilation will activate and open the solar plexus chakra (Manipura chakra).
In the winter months, there is a tendency to eat heavier, more consistent foods that overload the digestive system. The weight of food slows down the digestive process, blocking the energy flow of the solar plexus chakra, which leads to decreased self-confidence and feelings of isolation. That is, spring asthenia occurs, a general state of weakness of the body, lack of energy and moments of depression, apathy, sleep disorders and mood swings.
The best way to combat asthenia is through a varied diet, rich in vegetables, greens, fresh fruits. The high natural vibration of the plants will weaken the stagnant energy in the chakras and increase the vibration of the body, which will help you feel better. This behaviour should be maintained throughout life, not just when needed, not just because of challenges. But most importantly, eat consciously.
“When we eat, we usually think of something. We can enjoy the act of eating much more if we stop thinking when we eat. We can simply be food conscious. Sometimes we eat and are unaware that we are eating. Our mind is not there. When our mind is not present, we look without seeing, we listen without hearing, we eat without knowing what flavour the food has. This is a state of oblivion, a lack of attention. To be truly present, we must put an end to our thoughts. This is the secret of success.” – How to Eat (Mindfulness Essentials, #2) by Thich Nhat Hanh
Challenge: Start reintroducing fresh vegetables and fruits into your diet. It’s citrus season, drink a large glass of lukewarm lemon water on an empty stomach in the morning, eat fresh fruits and vegetables for breakfast, either as such, in salads or smoothies.
CONNECT WITH NATURE, BUT ALSO WITH OTHER PEOPLE
We are social animals. Humans are the most advanced social animals, having the ability to communicate through language even with people they do not know. The heart chakra (Anahata chakra) is associated with relationships and emotions such as peace and joy. Marie Kondo always mentions about the importance of a happy life, about the importance of the objects we have to ‘spark joy’. Because most of us spend most of the winter months at home, until spring comes, we start feeling isolated and alone.
The heart chakra is directly related to the sense of touch, which is a strong sense that many of us lose if we do not get enough human face-to-face contact during the day. Just as primates interact with each other through touch, we also build strong bonds through the simplest of touches, such as holding hands or hugging. Human touch can also help improve stress levels, increase the sense of security and community, and reduce inflammation levels.
Hugs are more than just a form of greeting or a form of social interaction. Researchers say that the positive effect of hugs is caused by the secretion in the body of oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, known to support the feeling of attachment, and dopamine, responsible for well-being and good mood. Studies have shown that hugs improve sleep quality, stimulate immune function, reduce stress hormones. Paul Zak, a global neuroeconomic expert, recommends “at least 8 hugs a day to be happier and enjoy better relationships.”
Challenge: Start the day by giving yourself a big, tight hug. Love yourself first. Self-embracing has an amazing therapeutic effect! Then give hugs throughout the day to everyone close to you. And do it meaningfully, from the heart, creating authentic connection.
LISTEN TO MUSIC, SING
Marie Kondo considers the frequency with which an object is used when decluttering. This advice cannot be applied directly to our inner energy wheels, the chakras, because the chakras are always in motion and wear. However, the frequency, as a vibration, applies to the chakras. For a chakra to function properly and allow energy to flow, it must rotate rapidly. Music and sound can influence the movement of a chakra by increasing its rotational speed, which will later release chakra blockages. You can use any kind of instruments, tuning fork, scales, bowls…
The throat chakra (Vishuddha) is most closely associated with sound, vibration, and communication. Balanced functioning makes you feel that you can communicate both your thoughts and feelings – even those of anger and frustration – in a calm, analytical manner. Spoken and written words help you lay the groundwork for stable relationships and set goals that you can achieve.
Music is one of the most important elements in our lives. This is what defines us, which helps us survive and balance our emotional state. Music helps us when we are sad or happy, the only difference is that when we are happy, we enjoy music and have fun when we feel the rhythm, but when we are sad, we understand the lyrics that are transmitted to us. It has been found that it is enough to hum your favourite song and your body will be invaded by the hormones of happiness, so you will find in a shorter time the path to happiness and emotional balance.
Background music has a massive impact on us, including on our daily activities. Listening to our favorite songs when we have a less pleasant activity feel make time seem to pass faster or that the activity became a little more pleasant, thus increasing the interest and attention for the task we are carrying out at that moment.
Challenge: Express yourself in any way you think is right for you: turn on the music and sing with all your heart, dance, shout the lyrics, etc. Tell those around you the truth as it is, express your emotions genuinely and without fear. Surprisingly, silence is also helpful – find new ways to communicate (play charades with your partner or children, trying to keep quiet for an hour and express yourself actively). Connect to your emotions and express them out loud. Write in your diary your true feelings. If you feel that you have certain communication blockages, things that you cannot say, but you need to get rid of them, write a letter and then burn it or write in the journal, diary. Have conversations with yourself, out loud, about your feelings or what you would like to say to another person, then put on paper everything you felt.
DECLUTTER IN AN ASCENDING WAY
The notoriety of the KonMari method is mainly due to the way the clothes are folded, designed in such a way that they take up as little space as possible and are easy to access. From here we learn two other fundamental principles of organization: visibility and accessibility. In other words, when folding and arranging clothes in closets, they must be visible and accessible. And one more detail: after we finish folding them, the clothes must stand in an upright position without tipping over. This way, we will know that we have folded them correctly. Returning to our chakras, we did the cleansing and energizing from the bottom up, thus reaching the chakra of the third eye, our connection with vision and intuition.
Defined by specialists as the sixth sense of humans, intuition is the bridge between feelings and mind. It is the inner voice that will always tell you with an extraordinary subtlety and gentleness, where it would be advisable to go or what to choose. It is the delicate “voice” that suggests and does not insist, and that you feel in the form of emotions. For all its “sensitivity”, it plays a key role in our lives: both professionally and personally. Carl Jung, for example, argues that intuition is one of the four major functions of humans along with sensation, thought, and feeling. He says that by balancing these functions, we can maximize our potential, we can get where we want to go, we can “conquer” everything we set out to do, and most importantly, we can achieve the coveted inner peace.
Intuition is the ability of our mind to accumulate knowledge based on experience and previously acquired knowledge. Intuition is the sixth sense, which suddenly appears on a conscious level in situations where we allow it and need it.
Challenge: Let the unconscious mind work while you sleep! Before going to bed, reflect on the problems you did not find an answer to during the day. Think of as many options as possible and fall asleep with them in mind. During sleep, the imagination will be activated and the unconscious mind can offer you the solutions you need. Write in the diary in the morning, when you wake up, everything that the subconscious mind has corroborated for you!
Not all of Marie Kondo’s advice is practical, she says, “some of them are emotional and spiritual.” One of the most spiritual energy points in the body is the crown chakra (Sahasrara chakra).
The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and is the connection with the universal consciousness. The crown chakra can be activated by exercising gratitude, prayer, thanksgiving and honouring the body.
“As you walk through the woods, as you pass, don’t look at trees with your mind absent, but rather tell yourself that they are creatures through which you can regenerate. Choose one: an oak, a pine, a beech, a birch and so on, greet it, asking it to give you some of its power, then place your palm on the trunk of the tree and your palm from the right hand on the solar plexus. Focus on the thought of receiving life streams from this tree with your left hand and pouring them into the solar plexus with your right hand. After a few minutes you will feel a state of peace. Thank the tree for what it has given you and keep going. To practice this energy transfusion properly, you need to love trees and be aware that they are living things. Today, very few people have an idea of the extraordinary power that the forest trees have. Most people have lost the SECRETS OF REGENERATION because they no longer seek to study the LANGUAGE OF EVERY CREATURE IN NATURE. By learning to revitalize with the help of trees, people will rediscover these secrets.” (Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov)
“Gratitude is the most beautiful flower that springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher, American reformer, abolitionist
Practicing gratitude means developing positivity – that is, the art of orienting towards the positive instead of the negative. Due to our evolutionary construction, we tend to focus on the difficult things in life, because those things occupy our attention. If there is a crisis, the adrenaline rush increases, and the surviving brain goes completely into attack mode to get out of it. I’m not talking about being chased by a mad dog, but being stressed at work or struggling with financial failure. In fact, this is worse than being chased by a dog, because once we feel safe, once the dog cannot reach us, we do not panic anymore, while in the case of growing financial problems or social stress our adrenaline is constantly growing and growing and growing. Guess which organ takes all this pressure? The brain! Thinking is a habit. It may not seem like it, but it’s because it’s so automatic that you don’t “think” about it.
The good news is that just as we deal with our actions, we can deal with our thoughts. Here comes in our new method of practicing gratitude. We sow new thinking habits as we learn to replace our thinking with positivity. It is a good practice that you will work on for the rest of your life. Even if you become enlightened as the Dalai Lama, you will continue to work on this habit.
Challenge: Be grateful for what you have. Thank God, the Universe, for what is happening to you, for the opportunities that arise in your life. Look for three things you are grateful for every day to strengthen your positivity.
Article by Patricia Lidia
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Patricia Lidia is a corporate engineer, writer, blogger, and coach on creativity and emotional balance. She is passionate about reading and writing, alternative therapies, and spirituality. She is a Reiki master teacher with over ten years of experience. Her aim is to help women find their emotional balance and create the life they’ve always wanted.
She resides in Timisoara, Romania. You can find her at patricialidia.ro/ or patricialidiaemotionalhealing