Roots, Sprouts, Stems and Leaves, Flowers, Fruits and Saved Seeds
Today is a great day to share with you something that has brought me closer to myself, plants and understanding the healing energies in this universe. Just by doing some simple practices like looking at the sky, the landscape and the plants, I resonate with the energies surrounding me. In other words, by taking a closer look at
the colors, the shapes and the many forms that the earth, plants and skies take I connect with the earth's chakras. Yes and thank you, chakras are all around us and deep within the earth. Chakras are the circular vortexes of energy that are placed in seven different points on the spinal column, and all the seven chakras are connected to the various organs and glands within the body. The chakra system originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC in the oldest text called the Vedas. Becoming in tune with our own body's chakras can help us become more balanced and consciously aware of ourselves physically and spiritually. These chakra balancing modalities have been used to help heal disease, boost immune systems and other systems in the body, and relieve pain. They also have been used to balance and heal the spiritual parts of ourselves that may or may not be physically felt or seen by the naked eye.
I sometimes use crystals, meditation and aura reading to balance chakras and at other times I use observation, awareness and imagination of the earth’s environment and geography. Not only do I use the chakras to heal my body, I also use the earth’s chakras to heal the earth, myself and all that is. Let me explain.... My favorite crystal is calcite because it comes in every chakra color and some beautiful blends of colors as well. The variety of colors are found in different places all over the world and those places resonate certain chakra points depending on the colors of the gems/minerals present
in those areas. Of course this is not always black and white but for the most part whatever a rock or gem may be, it most likely is going to be resonating with the chakra that is
represented by the color of the specimen. I also resonate with the chakras by looking at the plant cycles and morphologies. I connect different chakras to different parts of plants just like they are represented on our body. So the root of the plant connects with the root chakra, the base and sprouts connect to the sacral , the stems resonate with the empowerment of the solar plexus, the leaves emanate the heart chakra, the flowers sing and communicate with the throat Chakra, the fruit is feeding the third eye and the seeds are the window into the crown chakra. One way I use this modality in my everyday life is by making a chakra balancing tea. To make a chakra balancing tea all you need to do is gather or use all the different parts of the plants in the tea. Below I have left a great Chakra Balancing Tea Recipe that not only balances your chakras and tastes great, it also has amazing medicinal benefits for your whole body.
Root: Burdock &/or Dandelion
Sprouts: Fresh Mint and Lemon Balm or any herb sprouted from seed
Stems: Devil's Club bark
Leaves: Lemon Balm, Nettle
Flowers: Calendula, Lavender, Honey
Fruit: Rose Hips, Lemon Zest
Seeds: Anise Seeds
Roots, Sprouts, Stems and Leaves,
Flowers, Fruits and Saved Seeds
To make enough to save for later, bring a large pot of water and roots to a boil and allow to simmer for 10-20 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, allowing to steep for 25 minutes before straining. Be sure to add the honey while your tea is still warm.
(You may need to slightly warm it up again to add honey) Serve with lemon and save the rest in the refrigerator to have as medicinal ice tea in the next few days.
Thank you for exploring with me today. Every single "read", "like" and "share" is loved and appreciated so deeply. I truly thank you for helping me build a legacy of living with the earth and nature in reciprocity. Check out these links below if you're interested in learning more about the historical origin of chakras and their part in the yoga philosophy.