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7 Chakras For Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

A person who practices yoga and follows the spiritual path should know and understand what processes in terms of energy occur in his/her body. All these processes are eventually reflected down into the physical plane affecting health, habits, positive and negative qualities of a person. The knowledge about the structure of the subtle body will help the yogi to understand what is happening to him/her on different levels of spiritual development and healing. Moreover, this knowledge will help an individual understand how to accumulate more energy, to preserve it, in order to direct it towards spiritual development, healing, and helping others.

This article is the ultimate guide to 7 chakras for beginners. This guide includes very important information about the structure of our subtle body, its functions, how the chakras affect our consciousness, and hence our motivation and goals. I believe that after reading this article, you will have a better understanding of what chakras are and how this subtle energy works within your body.

Here it is the Ultimate Guide to 7 Chakras for Beginners!

Chakras For Beginners

What Is A Chakra?

I want to start my Guide to 7 chakras for beginners with explaining what chakras are and how they work.

A Chakra is an energy center in the subtle body, which is a place of intersection of Nadi channels through which the prana (life energy) flows.

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Chakra is translated as “wheel”. This term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body.

There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. These seven chakras (or energy centers) are very important parts of our energy body. The chakras not only control and energize the vital organs of the body but also control and affect our psychological and spiritual conditions. Hence, chakras are energy vortices which have certain physical, psychological, and spiritual functions.

The appearance of the chakra depends on the speed of the energy rotation. Under normal conditions, the rapid clockwise and counterclockwise energy rotations produce an optical effect making chakras look like lotus flowers with many petals. These petals are optically produced by the combined motions of pranic energy moving clockwise and counterclockwise. Therefore, chakras are usually depicted as lotus flowers with many pointed petals.

What Are Chakras’ Functions?

Chakras have several important functions, such as:

  1. Absorption, digestion, and distribution of prana to the different parts of the body;
  2. Control, energizing, and proper functioning of the whole physical body;
  3. Some chakras are responsible for psychic abilities. Hence, the activation of certain chakras may result in the development of certain psychic abilities.

Nadi Channels

The chakras’ state is very dependent on the state of Nadis (the energy channels).

Nadis are the channels through which the energies such as prana of the physical body, the subtle body, and the causal body are said to flow. These channels connect at special points of intensity – the chakras.

There are three main Nadis:

  1. Sushumna (in the center) – interpenetrates the cerebrospinal axis;
  2. Ida (on the left) is associated with lunar energy. It has a moonlike feminine nature with a cooling effect;
  3. Pingala (on the right) is associated with solar energy. It has a sunlike masculine nature with heating effect.
Main Nadis and Chakras for beginners

What Happens When Nadis Get Blocked?

Nadis run from the base of the spine to the head.

These channels permeate chakras bringing their energy with specific properties. A blockage of the energy channels affects the operation of the chakras.

If Nadis are clogged, the person is exposed to worldly desires. The energy can not freely circulate through the clogged Nadi and accumulates in different parts of the body. When this happens, impure vibrations enter the chakra and influence the mind. Under this influence, a person performs actions for the satisfaction of worldly desires. In the process of such actions, negative karma is created.

Thus, you can see that our chakras are connected to our karma. That is why for our spiritual evolution we need to cleanse our Nadis and chakras. When the Nadis are purified, worldly desires (attachments) leave us and we can focus on our spiritual path.

7 Chakras For the Beginners

Now let’s focus on the main part of this article – 7 main chakras for the beginners.

Root Chakra (Muladhara)

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I want to start my 7 Chakras for Beginners Guide with talking about the Root chakra or Muladhara.

Muladhara is considered a source of vitality and survival.

This chakra is located in the perineum of men and in the cervix of women.

Muladhara is a red Lotus with four petals.

It affects the organs of excretion and reproduction, the gland organ and hormonal secretions. Muladhara is directly related to the nose and sense of smell, as well as our animal instincts.

In the area of Muladhara, human evolution begins. And it is from the Root chakra that Kundalini rises.

People who have a strong Muladhara chakra are usually very strong physically, but if they do not develop, then, as a rule, their development stops.

In the Vedic tradition, it is believed that those people who have a pure and balanced Muladhara chakra live in harmony with the Mother Earth and with the goddess of fertility and prosperity Lakshmi.

Bija mantra: Lam.

The patron planet: Mars.

Element: Earth.

When Muladhara is clogged in the Ida channel a person is in a state of ignorance.

When Muladhara is clogged in the Pingala channel a person feels hatred and is even capable of murder.

When Muladhara is clogged in the Sushumna channel a person experiences joy when others suffer. Such a person is always focused on hatred.

When the Root chakra is not balanced a person feels lethargy, apathy, and physical fatigue.

After the cleansing and activation of Muladhara person is blessed with health.

It is believed that if at the moment of death a person leaves the body through the Muladhara chakra, he transforms into a hellish world.

Muladhara accumulates the energy of killing if a person kills or participates in the process of killing animals or people. For example, hunters, fishermen, those who consume animals, those who start wars – their Muladharas accumulate the energy of killing. Hence, such people cannot improve their karma for a very long time. Even if such people are engaged in spiritual practices usually they do not achieve great results.

For more information about Muladhara chakra and powerful techniques to balance it read my article: 11 Powerful Techniques For Root Chakra Healing

Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

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The next chakra that I want to describe in my Chakras for Beginners Guide is the Sacral chakra or Svadhisthana.

Svadhisthana is located above the Muladhara, just above the genitals.

It is an orange Lotus with six petals. It is associated with the sacral plexus, with the organs and glands of the genitourinary system and reproduction system. Svadhisthana is connected with the tongue and the sense of taste.

The imbalance in Svadhisthana leads to selfishness and ignorance. If we analyze and look at what is being promoted in modern society (the corruption of morality, aggressive sexuality, the introduction of juvenile and gender technologies, the use of taste enhancers in food, the promotion of drugs, including alcohol and tobacco), it becomes clear why selfishness and ignorance are dominated in the modern world.

Although this chakra gives people creative abilities, when it’s not balanced and not aligned with other chakras, such abilities are usually expressed through the extreme emotionality and lower sexuality (connected to animal instincts). Therefore, if people create music, paintings, write novels, dance, etc. at the level of this chakra, they are able to make an imbalance in the chakras of those people who perceive such “art”. For example, aggressive sexuality in a dance (caused by an imbalance in the performer’s Svadhisthana) translates the audience into a state of ignorance. Therefore, such art can be extremely destructive not only for the artist but also for his/her followers.

There are three states of consciousness affected by Svadhisthana:

1.Ignorance

This state is expressed in the unbridled craving for pleasure and satisfaction of desires. People with this state of consciousness have an extremely strong desire for pleasure, even through self-destruction (drugs, alcohol, smoking, polygamy, etc.). They experience lust and desire for sense gratification, despair, self-searching, fears, and various phobias.

This is the level of survival instincts and reproduction. For such a person, it becomes very important to build good relationships with other people, to be approved by society, be liked and even admired by other people. The life of such a person lies between pleasure and entertainment.

2. Passion

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In this state, a person experiences great unrestrained desires, mostly lustful. Such people are attached to taste, pleasure, and sex.

3. Balance

When Svadhisthana is balanced, a person shows flexibility in communication. He/she can engage in spiritual practice without falling into fanaticism.

Beeja mantra: VAM

Patron planet: Venus

Element: Water

When Svadhisthana is clogged in the Ida channel a person is unable to distinguish the truth from the lie. In other words, such a person sees good in harmful things and Vice versa. For example, some people think that alcohol and drugs help them to relax and feel good but in reality, they do more harm than good. This is an example of the Ida channel being clogged.

When Svadhisthana is clogged in the Pingala channel a person experiences jealousy, anger arising from sexual dissatisfaction.

When Svadhisthana is clogged in the Sushumna channel a person is greedy for sexual pleasure.

When a person has problems in Svadhisthana chakra a person experiences a connection with the lower astral world and becomes an object of astral attacks.

When Svadhisthana is balanced people experience inspiration, have poetic talent, are able to control sexual desires, feel love for others. Such people are very attractive to others not for their aggressive sexuality but for their purity and innocence.

People with a balanced Sacral chakra live long and always look very young. In addition, such people have clairvoyance at a very high level, because they receive answers from their Higher Selves, and not from the astral entities of the lower level.

Svadhisthana can be a reason for lower back problems. The thing is that the majority of people drain a huge amount of energy through the Svadhisthana chakra. Through promiscuous sex and various sensual pleasures, people get their Svadhisthana chakras “infected”.

If a person can’t control emotions and sexual desires he/she clogs the Svadhisthana chakra, thus forming a habit or addiction for the next life.

Leaving this world through the Svadhisthana chakra, a person can be embodied in the animal kingdom. It happens because this is what these people are manifesting during their life – animal instincts. If your animal instincts are your priority then don’t be surprised to arrive in your next life as an animal!

For more information about Svadhisthana chakra and simple tips to balance it read my article: 8 Simple Tips On How To Harness the Power Of Your Sacral Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

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The third chakra that I want to talk about in my chakras for beginners guide is the Solar Plexus chakra or Manipura.

Manipura is located behind the navel within the spinal column.

It is a yellow Lotus with ten petals.

Manipura affects the digestion process and the absorption of food and prana. It is also connected with the eyes and vision.

At the level of Manipura consciousness is still limited to the coarser levels of existence such as sensuality, ambition, and greed.

When a person’s consciousness is aligned with Manipura such person has a certain level of stability in life – he/she has a house, doesn’t starve, has enough money to live a comfortable life, has a life partner and a good family. However, when people stop their development on this level, they can easily become manipulative and force others to live according to their rules.

It is believed that Manipura is responsible for all our external social activities.

When a person’s consciousness is aligned with the three lower chakras (Muladhara, Svadhisthana, and Manipura) it refers to the material level of existence. Even if these people try to follow the spiritual path they still can’t experience a deep understanding of spiritual knowledge and spiritual maturity.

When people with Manipura level of consciousness get married their motivation is always conditional. It’s never a marriage that is based on unconditional love but a marriage that is based on the question: “What can I get by marrying this person?”. The motivation can be different: a good wife, a good father for my kids, financial stability, social status, etc. No matter what your motivation for marriage is, if it’s based on anything but unconditional love, it’s just a contract that shows a certain level of spiritual immaturity.

There are three states of consciousness affected by Manipura:

1.Ignorance

Greed, selfishness, pride, spiritual materialism (attachment to the result of spiritual practice) are the qualities of the ignorance on the Manipura level. If you have a desire to show off and prove that you’re better than anyone else then your consciousness is matched with this level.

2.Passion

Overeating, greed, intellectual greed are the qualities of the hyperactivity of the Solar plexus chakra. Usually, such people accumulate knowledge without expressing it practically and without sharing it with others. Such people usually use lots of slang in their speech.

3. Balance

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Manipura in a balanced state is manifested as the ability to sacrifice for the development of others. Such people always move forward and develop great willpower. They have the ability to understand other people. Due to the fact that people at this level begin to act actively in society, they have a sense of responsibility for their actions, responsibility to others. They understand that if they want to be leaders they have to be responsible. Such people understand that the more power they have the bigger responsibility it brings.

Beeja mantra: RAM

Planet protector: the Sun

Element: Fire

When Manipura is clogged in the Ida channel it causes the inability to distinguish healthy food from harmful as well as true helpful knowledge from harmful.

When Manipura is clogged in the Pingala channel people have the desire to use science for evil purposes.

When Manipura is clogged in the Sushumna channel people have greed for food, material things, and science.

For more information about Manipura chakra and ways to balance it read my article: 8 Ways To Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra For Success In Life

Heart Chakra (Anahata)

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Here we are halfway through my 7 chakras for beginners guide!

Now let’s talk about the Heart Chakra or Anahata. It’s located above Manipura, near the heart.

Anahata chakra is depicted as a Lotus with twelve green petals. It is connected to the solar plexus, the heart, the respiratory organs, and the thymus and is responsible for the qualities of absolute love without separation and distinction, hatred, compassion and cruelty, peace, etc.

Anahata is also connected to the hands and the sense of touch.

When the consciousness of a person rises to the level of the Heart chakra, he/she focuses on his spiritual path, discovers his/her purpose in life and spiritual mission. Such people have developed love and compassion for others, and they build their lives on these principles. These people practice the main principle of conscious living – “no harm”. They are more focused on how to live without harm than on their desires and search for pleasure. And this is where they find the biggest happiness – in their ability to serve people, planet and all beings that live on Earth.

There are three states of consciousness affected by Anahata:

1.Ignorance

People with this state of consciousness have no idea what true love is. They have a delusional perspective of love and often suffer from unrequited love. The problem here is that such people don’t love themselves but hope to discover self-love through the love that another person can give them. However, they never find such love because according to the law of attraction we always attract what we project. And if there is no self-love there will never be a balanced romantic relationship.

2. Passion

People with this state of consciousness have such symptoms as jealousy and passion. Such people, always try to fully control the feelings of another person and usually build a relationship based on attachments. These people never have a balanced healthy relationship. They feel bored in such a relationship. These people need drama to feel alive.

3. Balance

People with this state of consciousness want other people to be happy. They turn their relationship in selfless and unconditional service. Such relationships are free from jealousy and based on unconditional love, compassion, and peace. They understand what true love is and this is what they give to their partners.

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Beeja mantra: YAM

Patron planet: Jupiter

Element: Air

When Anahata is clogged in the Ida channel it creates an attachment to illusions.

When Anahata is clogged in the Pingala channel it creates attachment based on selfish intent.

When Anahata is clogged in the Sushumna channel it creates attachments to love partners.

For more information about Anahata chakra and powerful ways to heal it read my article: 12 Powerful Ways To Heal Your Anahata

Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

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The fifth chakra is the throat chakra or Vishuddha.

The Throat chakra is located in the middle of the throat. It has sixteen blue petals.

This chakra is associated with the cervical plexus of nerve fibers and the thyroid gland. It maintains the purity of the body and mind. Vishuddha is connected with the ears and the sense of hearing, with the throat and speech. It awakens acceptance of the vicissitudes of life, mental balance, and sensitivity to the needs of others.

There are three states of consciousness affected by Vishuddha:

1.Ignorance

People with this state of consciousness build their lives based on the confrontation and struggle out of inertia.

2. Passion

Such people build their lives based on the principle – the end justifies the means. They live according to rationalism.

3. Balance

These people build their lives based on absolute compassion. Their communication with others is based on the principle of service to the highest good for all.

The balanced state can also manifest in the form of high art, i.e. when they are singing or playing a musical instrument, they rise to the level of mystery, and are able to project a high spiritual vibration into the perception of other people.

Beeja mantra: HAM

Patron planet: Mercury

Element: Ether

When Vishuddha is clogged in the Ida channel a person often tells lies and has a habit of idle talk.

When Vishuddha is clogged in the Pingala channel a person uses profanity in his speech and has a habit to spread slander.

When Vishuddha is clogged in the Sushumna channel a person becomes a flatterer for making people like him/her.

When Vishuddha is activated and balanced it brings fame, high social status, power, and greatness.

If a person leaves his body through the Vishudha chakra, it is believed that he will transform into the world of the Asuras or demigods. That world is dominated by confrontation because its inhabitants have not outlived the ego, vanity, and greed yet.

For more information about Vishuddha chakra and powerful ways to heal it read my article: Every Woman Should Consider A Throat Chakra Healing! Here Is Why

Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

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The sixth chakra that I want to talk about in my chakras for beginners guide is the Third eye chakra or Ajna. It is located at the top of the spinal column near the medulla oblongata.

Ajna has two silvery-gray or colorless petals. This chakra is mainly related to higher consciousness and intelligence.

Ajna chakra represents the third eye and is known as the “gate to liberation”.

When the Kundalini energy passes through Ajna, the duality and ego disappear. As a result, a person realizes that by doing something for others, he/she actually does it for himself/herself, and by bringing benefits to others he/she brings them to himself/herself, and by harming others he/she harms himself/herself.

When Ajna is open it activates clairvoyance and the clairaudience. A person finds a connection with his/her inner Guru, Higher Self, and can easily reach Samadhi. However, activated the Third eye can’t guarantee freedom of ego. Therefore you can see that there are many people with psychic abilities that still have big egos.

Usually, people who implement large-scale projects, such as architects of large buildings and structures, sculptors working with complex and large compositions, have very strong Ajna chakra. It is believed that in the beginning, they form a model of this project in the inner world, and then through Ajna chakra implement it in the material world.

There are three states of consciousness affected by Ajna:

1.Ignorance

People with this state of consciousness use their subtle material resources, their spiritual potential, without thinking about the karmic consequences and retribution (for example, the invention of a nuclear bomb). Roughly speaking, such people try to force reality to change.

2. Passion

Implementation of projects for ego and pride purposes.

3. Balance

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People with this state of consciousness use their creative abilities for bringing the maximum benefit to others, for helping others.

Beeja mantra: OM

Patron planet: Saturn

When Ajna is clogged in the Ida channel it brings the misconception that it is possible to satisfy selfish desires and live according to ego guidance without karmic consequences.

When Ajna is clogged in the Pingala channel a person is capable of doing harm to living beings and has anger directed against the whole society.

When Ajna is clogged in the Sushumna channel it leads to intentional ignorance.

When Ajna is activated and balanced people get the ability to attract whatever they want, they can manifest and create the desired reality.

For more information about Ajna and best techniques to activate it read my article: Best Techniques For Your Third Eye Chakra Activation.

To learn more about Third Eye Opening Symptoms read my article: Third Eye Opening Symptoms Everyone Should Know.

Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

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The last chakra I’m going to talk about in my 7 chakras for beginners guide is the Crown chakra or Sahasrara.

Sahasrara has the form of a thousand petal Lotus. It is located in the crown of the head and is associated with the pituitary gland.

When Kundalini fully activates this chakra, it is the highest experience in human evolution. When it happens there is a complete overcoming of non-duality happens. This is a state when a person’s attention can be in the material world, performing some actions, and at the same time be in the spiritual world, maintaining a connection with the Higher Self, Inner Guru, and the whole Universe.

According to some sources, Sahasrara is not considered a separate chakra but is the result of the simultaneous and harmonious operation of all the chakras, when the chakras become one column of light.

The activation of Sahasrara implies going beyond the traditional understanding of reality.

For more information about Crown Chakra Opening Symptoms read my article: Crown Chakra Opening Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of

To learn more about Sahasrara blockage symptoms and best ways to heal it read my article: Crown Chakra Blockage Symptoms And Ways To Heal It

CONCLUSION

I hope after reading my Chakra for beginners guide you get a better understanding of what a chakra is and how balanced chakras look like.

I also want to remind you that chakra healing practice can’t be achieved by just going to a healer every other month for getting some energy work done to your chakras. Reiki healing is a great modality for balancing your chakras and can be done by yourself once initiated into the practice. Chakra healing practice is, first of all, a deep self-development and self-improvement practice. Only when you’re working on yourself, following your spiritual path, practicing yoga and energy healing can you say that you’re balancing your chakras. But when you doing energy healing without transforming and developing your consciousness it’s not really easy to see any stable result of such healing.

And in the very end of this Chakra for beginners guide I want to share with you some of my articles about chakras that might be helpful in your spiritual path:

This Is How You Can Test Your Chakras By Yourself

High-Vibe Mantras For Chakras

Magical Ritual Baths For Chakra Balancing

Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Soul Exhaustion: Why Are You Always Feeling Tired?

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Did you know that feeling constantly exhausted is also a sign of a tired soul? Yes, despite having an active lifestyle, eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, or getting sufficient sleep, you can feel weary. This is soul exhaustion, not body exhaustion.

How Soul Exhaustion Occurs

We all have an inner flame that drives us to do what we do every day. This drive or purpose keeps our soul alive and helps us pursue career or relationship goals to better ourselves. Still, there are times when our soul is out of alignment with this inner flame. Think of the times you feel empty, knowing something is amiss.

Typical triggers of soul exhaustion include being in a toxic relationship or undergoing a spiritual awakening.

The Symptoms

Here are the warning signs that you could be going through soul exhaustion: –

#1: Restlessness after Resting

Do you feel tired when waking up or after taking a rest? Like, when you have something bothering you, you wake up feeling restless even after oversleeping.

See, sleep helps your body recover but can never heal a tired soul. 

You may need to take a retreat, distract your mind by going out of town, or shift your focus on others for a change.

#2: Constant Urge to Escape

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Do you get lonely while hanging out with others? Or, does life lack purpose, and you look forward to the weekends to sleep through it? This dissatisfaction with your current life is due to a tired soul. And, when your soul is sick or exhausted, and nothing seems to work, you get a strong urge to escape from your current situation.

Since you want to run away from this reality, you may resign your coveted job, move towns, or end a long-term relationship with your partner for no apparent reason.

#3: Revisiting Your Past

Do you often gravitate towards your past, trying to relive your past happy moments? Think of the times you re-watched your favorite old movies, re-read books you cherished when you were a kid, or play video games that used to excite you. 

Revisiting your past happy moments feels great, but for some time. You will still need to deal with your tired soul.

#4: You Become a Loner Wolf

Soul exhaustion slowly alienates us from those we cherish. You tend to feel out of place when socializing with your peers. You go on dates or meet up with friends because you have to, not because you want to. While there, you can’t wait to go home and lock yourself away from those who know you.

And, when you get your way, you struggle with feelings of loneliness. It is a vicious cycle that results in chronic depression.

#5: Sudden Lack of Interest

If you feel that nothing interests you anymore, it could be your soul, not your body that is tired. Here, nothing you do excites you. Even the places you hang out with friends, current hobbies, or your career seem too dull for you. This lack of motivation to do even your routine chores is a top symptom of soul exhaustion.

#6: Mood Swings

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mood swings

A tired soul makes you feel out of sync with your body and mind. In turn, you may feel super energetic and happy, and suddenly your emotions change into depression. These sudden mood swings can leave you crying or anti-social for no reason. It is a confusing episode since you can’t find a reasonable explanation for how you feel.

#7: Lingering Negative Thoughts

When your soul is tired, all your plans seem to crumble. You feel like a loser and become pessimistic about life. Yet, this is only a skewed view of life due to soul exhaustion. See, a positive perspective drives us to pursue the impossibilities, conquering our fears in the process. But, soul exhaustion makes us own our negative thoughts and hate ourselves.

#8: Chronic Anxiety

Soul exhaustion disturbs our inner peace, resulting in panic attacks now and then. The lingering panic attacks lead to chronic anxiety and depression.

#9: Fear of the Future

We know that the future is uncertain for everyone. In turn, we do all we can to prepare for it. Still, when you are undergoing soul exhaustion, your fear for the future disrupts your current life. By worrying about your future, you overlook your prevailing achievements, even when you should applaud yourself.

Tips on Overcoming Soul Exhaustion

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Soul exhaustion is as bad as body damage. Ignoring the above symptoms can trigger mental health problems, deep depression, or chronic anxiety, which worsens the situation. Yet, you can overcome soul exhaustion by taking proactive steps towards soul healing.

These include: –

#1: Get Out of a Toxic Relationship

If you are the victim in a narcissistic relationship or, an empath drained by an energy vampire, find ways to end this toxic relationship. By doing so, you cut the source of your soul’s tiredness and prepare yourself for the healing process. 

#2: Practice Self-Love

When you have a tired soul, you may struggle to look after yourself. At this time, opt for self-love routines that take the least time to accomplish. They include: –

  • Taking a bath
  • Meditating for half an hour before sleeping or on waking up
  • Shake up your daily routine; cut on your to-do list
  • Cut on junk food
  • Spend more time in the outdoors or with the ones you love
  • Reduce your sleeping time, especially if you sleep for more than eight hours a day
  • Listen to soothing music
  • Light scented candles at your study, living, or bedroom
  • Adopt a pet

#3: Seek Help

If you are struggling with a mental health issue as a result of soul exhaustion, you may need professional help to get out of it. Never shy to seek help. Talk to a friend, loved one, or join an online support forum to share and learn more from others in a similar situation.

Conclusion

Is your soul tired? You could be feeling restless, have mood swings, or lack interest in what you like. If so, identify the signs of soul exhaustion and begin your healing process. Indeed, healing a tired soul takes time, but it is worth the effort. Start by cutting the triggers of your soul tiredness. Then, make small lifestyle changes that focus on self-care. Still, be open to those who want to help you.

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8 Signs You’re an Old Soul & What It Really Means

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Suppose you didn’t know your current age; how old do you reckon you would be today? If you guessed a number higher than your current age, you could be having an old soul. See, anyone with an old soul behaves too mature for their age. More so, they find their age mates too immature; hence struggle to fit into society. As outsiders looking into life, Old Souls prefer living solitary lives. In turn, society misinterprets this personality as anti-social. So, do you have an old soul? In this article, we discuss the eight signs you’re an old soul:

Becoming an Old Soul

Some Old Souls are born that way, while others grow into it through a spiritual awakening journey. Whatever the case, you have wisdom and a mature outlook on life that indicates your intelligence. This intelligence comes from your past experiences and not from memorizing books. Hence, young persons who are Old Souls are a gift to humanity.

For example, they become better leaders who focus less on material possessions and more on solving societal issues. Plus, they have better intuition that keeps them and those around them from harm’s way.

8 Signs You’re an Old Soul

#1: Empathetic

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Old Souls show lots of empathy towards others. Their high sensitivity, open-minded and open-hearted nature makes them emotional sponges. They pick up negative and positive energies from others and own these mixed feelings.

The Old Soul doesn’t think twice when lending a hand to those in need. And they use their wisdom to make other people’s lives better.

#2: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Does philosophy intrigue you? Or, do you question systems in institutions instead of accepting them at face value? An Old Soul has wisdom and a mature outlook on life that indicates their intelligence. This intelligence comes from observing what happens in the world instead of skimming through textbooks in class. Hence, such a person relates what is happening today to its possible impact on the future.

#3: Happiness in Solitude

Old Souls have unique interests, hobbies, and beliefs; different from their peers. More so, these are self-motivated individuals who are creative and original thinkers. They seek quality and not quantity in friendships. Hence, any small talk or group mentality annoys them.

For example, an Old Soul will struggle to stay up to date with friends on social media. Besides, they are direct in expressing their ideas, often seen as being rude. For this reason, an Old Soul prefers to have their own space and spend most time alone recharging their energies.

#4: Deep Thirst for Knowledge

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Would you rather keep up with a reality star or spend an hour watching a mystery film? See, Old Souls are intellectuals who are always yearning for wisdom. Even though they never acknowledge that they are smart, they are the kind of people who challenge their knowledge by reading or trying out new things. They prefer factual instead of trendy literature.

#5: Abhor Superficial Small Talk

Do you prefer having meaningful conversations that stimulate your thinking instead of small talk about the weather, food, or trendy stuff? You could be an Old Soul. Here, Old Souls want to make all their thoughts count. Hence, they are selective in how they talk or the words they use to express their views.

That’s why an Old Soul will naturally have strong communication and verbal skills. It can get lonely when those around you struggle to keep up with your conversations.

#6: Struggle with Dating

We live in a hook-up culture where the young and old meet online and date. It involves shallow flirting, playing games, or stringing others along to know each other better. Yet, this dating language is too hard for an Old Soul to wrap their heads around.

See, an Old Soul lives by personal standards they don’t intend to lower in the name of dating. Doing so will deny a core part of their true identity. On the flip side, when an Old Soul meets another Old Soul, dating becomes almost automatic. The two connect easily and cherish their soul connection.

#7: Exceptionally Good at Reading People

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If you are an Old Soul, you will often get strong gut feelings about someone you meet for the first time. This feeling will make you like or dislike the stranger instantly, regardless of how they portray themselves. Afterward, you realize that your intuition was on point, saving you unnecessary heartaches or propelling you to take risks that others would turn down.

Likewise, Old Souls are excellent body language readers and natural psychologists. By observing how someone twitches their lips, shifts eyes, or changes tone when speaking, the Old Souls can tell when the other is upset, honest, or deceiving.

#8: People Gravitate Towards You for Advice

Old Souls have a contemplative nature that will find valuable lessons in the most chaotic situation. They reflect and find clues to issues that we often overlook. In turn, friends and loved ones admire this maturity, clear and sound judgments. Others even view the Old Soul as a role model. Hence, they turn to them for advice, conflict resolution, or second opinions.

Can an Old Soul Be Bad for You?

Well, Old Soul traits can become challenging if: –

  • Your focus on the bigger picture or future goals distracts you from accomplishing mundane but necessary tasks. For example, not paying your bills or going to work due to procrastinating about the possible multi-million business you intend to run in the next five years.
  • Your desire for solitude leads you to chronic loneliness, even when surrounded by people.
  • Lack of dating skills leaves you feeling empty and unwanted.
  • You use your role model position in the society for selfish gain.

Conclusion

If you suspect that you are an Old Soul, use the above tell-tale signs you’re an old soul as your checklist. This will help you and those around you to understand and accept your unique personality. More so, determine if your Old Soul traits are interfering with your healthy lifestyle and make necessary lifestyle changes for better living.

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Self-Healing Quotes: 55 Transformative Sayings for Your Healing Journey

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In this article, we have collected 50 self-healing quotes that will inspire you to connect to the natural healing force within and open up your healing potential.

55 Self-Healing Quotes

#1

“The body is a self-healing organism, so it’s really about clearing things out of the way so the body can heal itself.” ~ Barbara Brennan

#2

“The central purpose of the Work that Reconnects is to help people uncover and experience their innate connections with each other and with the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life, so that they may be enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilization.” ~ Joanna Macy

#3

Self-forgiveness is essential to self-healing.” ~ Ruth Carter Stapleton

#4

“Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art….It is a privilege to be alive in this time when we can choose to take part in the self-healing of our world.” ~ Joanna Macy

#5

“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~ Hippocrates

#6

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” ~ Max De Pree

#7

“Don’t blame, forgive. All healing is self-healing.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

#8

“A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I’m sure that’s true, but they aren’t willing to make healing a high priority. They aren’t willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it.” ~ Lindsay Wagner

#9

“Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.” ~ Jennifer Brown

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”The process of self-healing is the privilege of every being. Self-healing is not a miracle, nor is self-healing a dramatization of the personality as though you could do something superior. Self-healing is a genuine process of the relationship between the physical and the infinite power of the soul.” ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi

#11

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” ~ Tori Amos

#12

“All minds are joined. Therefore, all healing is self-healing. Our inner peace will, of itself, pass to others once we accept it for ourselves.” ~ Gerald Jampolsky

#13

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” ~ Hippocrates

#14

“The human mind is a fearful instrument of adaptation, and in nothing is this more clearly shown than in its mysterious powers of resilience, self-protection, and self-healing. Unless an event completely shatters the order of one’s life, the mind, if it has youth and health and time enough, accepts the inevitable and gets itself ready for the next happening like a grimly dutiful American tourist who, on arriving at a new town, looks around him, takes his bearings, and says, “Well, where do I go from here?” ~ Thomas Wolfe

#15

“I really believe that breath, in and of itself can become the ultimate self-healing tool.” ~ Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

#16

“Some people go to the gym to get more attractive physically, I’ve chosen to study the past and patterns I was trapped into. It is more about dropping than lifting weight.” ~ Alain Bremond-Torrent

#17

“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” ~ Yoko Ono

#18

“The treatments themselves do not ‘cure’ the condition, they simply restore the body’s self-healing ability.” ~ Leon Chaitow

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”A wound does not destroy us. It activates our self-healing powers. The point is not to “put it behind you” but to keep benefiting from the strength it has awakened.” ~ David Richo

#20

“True forgiveness is a self-healing process which starts with you and gradually extends to everyone else.” ~ Robert Holden

#21

“It has been said that time heals all wounds. The truth is that time does not heal anything. It merely passes. It is what we do during the passing of time that helps or hinders the healing process.” ~ Jay Marshall

#22

“Forgiveness is nothing more and nothing less than an act of self-healing-an act of self-empowerment.” ~ Joyce Meyer

#23

“I’ve experienced several different healing methodologies over the years – counseling, self-help seminars, and I’ve read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.” ~ Lindsay Wagner

#24

“Play is the most natural method of self-healing that childhood affords.” ~ Erik Erikson

#25

“Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” ~ Gary Zukav

#26

Healing is embracing what is most feared; healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life.” ~ Jeanne Achterberg

#27

“Healing the world begins with healing yourself.” ~ Anthon St. Maarten

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”Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen

#29

“The body creates health daily. It is inherently self-healing.” ~ Christiane Northrup

#30

“Yoga nidra is the yoga of aware sleep. In this lies the secret of self healing. Yoga Nidra is a pratyahara technique in which the distractions of the mind are contained and the mind is relaxed.” ~ Satyananda Saraswati

#31

“Few people can fail to generate a self-healing process, when they become genuinely involved in healing others.” ~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

#32

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” ~ Lewis B. Smedes

#33

“The miracle of self-healing occurs when the inner patient yields to the inner physician.” ~ Vernon Howard

#34

“Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

#35

“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.” ~ Robert James Waller

#36

“But pain’s like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface.” ~ Katie Kacvinsky

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“Healing is never complete until we have been truly heard. May the universe send you someone who will sincerely care to listen.” ~ Anthon St. Maarten

#38

“Any illness is a direct message to you that tells you how you have not been loving who you are, cherishing yourself in order to be who you are. This is the basis of all healing.” ~ Barbara Brennan

#39

“Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf.” ~ Jonatan Martensson

#40

“We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice, or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt, or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some goodwill indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself.” ~ Bryant McGill

#41

“To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

#42

“The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light. And you have to work really, really, really hard to get there, but you can do it.” ~ Cheryl Strayed

#43

“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” ~ Steve Goodier

#44

“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~ Louise Hay

#45

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” ~ Caroline Myss

Self-Healing Quotes

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“The sun shall always rise upon a new day and there shall always be a rose garden within me. Yes, there is a part of me that is broken, but my broken soil gives way to my wild roses.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

#47

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.” ~ Akshay Dubey

#48

“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds… claim and consciously use your power.” ~ Louise Hay

#49

“Healing requires from us to stop struggling, but to enjoy life more and endure it less.” ~ Darina Stoyanova

#50

“Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.” ~ Ram Dass

#51

“What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.” ~ Haruki Murakami

#52

“The greatest healing would be to wake up from what we are not.” ~ Mooji

#53

“For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open – into the light, out of the darkness.” ~ Reba McEntire

#54

“Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.” ~ Vironika Tugaleva

#55

“Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

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