The Chakras and Mental Health by Susan Browne
The angels will help with whatever we ask, and our psychological wellbeing is no exception. In this blog, we look at how each chakra relates to our mental health. Our chakras are energy centres in and around the body and provide a good map of how we are functioning on all levels.
Mental health challenges are not exclusive to those who are very ill. Low mood, anxiety, and stress are some of the more commonly felt symptoms by people at certain times of their life.
Grounding is a great place to begin in healing most mental health issues. This is because it involves upset of the mind and the thoughts. The energies are frequently imbalanced, top heavy with smaller shrunken lower chakras.
The base chakra is governed by Archangel Gabriel and is also connected with grounding, as well as safety, basic needs for survival and shelter, finances.
Affirm: All my earthy needs are blissfully met. I am a beloved child of this planet and I am grounded.’
Visualise: the soles of your feet connecting in with the energy of the earth.
The Sacral chakra, also governed by Archangel Gabriel can be out of sync if the person experiences a sense of shame. Shame is very toxic and is held here. Our creativity, sexuality, sociability and sense of sweetness in life thrive when this chakra is in alignment.
Affirm: I am blissfully accepted in all aspects of my being. I healthfully receive pleasure into my life. I embrace my creative self.
Visualise: A sunset orange light warming your sacral chakra, which is located below the navel.
The Solar Plexus is overseen by Archangel Uriel and is the centre of power, and where we hold fear and anxiety. Even the confident exterior of mania is infused with fear.
Affirm: I am lovingly strong and powerful.
Visualise: A golden sun radiating out from the solar plexus to heal the fear away and allow us to step into our power.
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Archangel Chamuel governs the heart chakra. Issues of grief and loss are held heavily in the heart. Ask the angels for heart healing.
Visualise: Archangel Chamuel filling your heart with a loving emerald and pink light. Take some deep breaths as you allow this healing light to settle into the heart.
Affirm: I am love and I easily give and receive love. There is an endless supply of love available to me.
The throat chakra is to do with speaking our truth. Archangel Michael can help us to do this.
Visualise: Archangel Michael placing a deep blue orb of light into the throat centre, allowing you to communicate effectively and confidently.
Affirm: I am confident in speaking my truth with love and integrity now.
The third eye chakra is traditionally seen as the psychic centre and is overseen by Archangel Raphael. We also create powerful images in our third eye when we envisage the future. Worrying about things in the future muddies up this chakra.
Visualise: Archangel Raphael pouring light into the third eye charka to clean and clear it so that it sparkles with light.
Affirm: I see through the eyes of the divine and I visualise happiness and success.
Archangel Jophiel helps us with our crown chakra. Here is our connection to the divine. Visualise yourself receiving light into the crown charka like a waterfall flowing down from Source. Invite this light to travel freely to all the others below it and around the body and energy bodies.
Affirm: I am lovingly connected to the divine at all times. The angels support me in every way.
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About the author: Susan Browne, author of ‘Angel EFT’ Dragonrising (2016), helps people to feel great in their energy, overcome blocks and achieve goals. She teaches workshops worldwide and sees clients via Skype.