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Reiki Symbols: Meanings, Purpose, and Practice

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Reiki symbols are both a visual and auditory focus, although in the Western tradition the main importance is given to the visual aspect. Thus, the Symbols not only increase the power of Reiki but also serve as the focus for our intentions.

In this article, I will share with you the basic Reiki symbols, their meaning, purpose, and the sacred energy that each of them expresses.

Symbols in Reiki

Reiki symbols have always been surrounded by mystery and have been recognized as Sacred Symbols of great power.

In the Reiki system, the symbols are taught starting with the Second level. These symbols have always been the subject of controversy among the various Reiki schools.

A turning point in the history of the Western Reiki school was the publication of Diane Stein’s book “Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art“. Teachers of the traditional Reiki school DO NOT recommend to read this book as it violated the Reiki traditions. Diane Stein published all the Reiki symbols in that book, and this is how they became public.

The fact is that the teachers of the Traditional Reiki school teach to keep the Reiki symbols in secret in view of their sacredness.

In addition, only a person who has never experienced the Power of Reiki Symbols is able to share these symbols with the uninitiated. Those people who really understand and feel the Reiki Symbols understand the huge responsibility of keeping the Reiki traditions that prevent them from sharing the Reiki Symbols and mantras to the uninitiated.

I am a representative of the Traditional Reiki school, so in this article, I will talk about Reiki symbols without naming them or showing them. I think that this article will be useful primarily to those who have already been initiated into the Second level of Reiki, but for the rest, it will be only introductory information.

The traditional Reiki school teaches the Symbols according to the Hawayo Takata method:

Stage 1: the students memorize the symbols;
Stage 2: the students practice drawing the symbols on paper;
Stage 3: the students destroy the paper with the symbols.

Now Reiki practitioners use many additional Symbols, but most practitioners use the four basic Reiki symbols.

Reiki students get introduced to the Three Reiki Symbols when they get attuned into the Second level of Reiki. And the fourth Reiki symbol they learn when they become Reiki Masters.

Originally, the symbols were not part of the Reiki system. Mikao Usui started using them when he began introducing Reiki to people unfamiliar with spiritual practices. In other words, he was using symbols to help people in spiritual development. Reiki symbols were supposed to be a focus for the mind, as well as mantras.

Mikao Usui With His Students Picture

The Use Of Reiki Symbols

The Reiki symbols that Dr. Usui used in the initiation process have tremendous energy that can awaken certain areas of consciousness and teach us how to create the material out of the immaterial, whether it’s healing the body, building relationships, or coping with life situations.

Reiki practitioners should be well prepared before beginning to learn the art of Reiki symbols. Because the symbols are sacred, they are revealed to a practitioner only at the right time. To comprehend their true meaning is possible only after preparation. The practitioner should have a strong spiritual background and at least a couple of years of regular Reiki healing practice based on Reiki Level 1 before he/she gets introduced to the Reiki symbols.

The Reiki symbols are carriers of very powerful sacred energy and in various combinations are able to awaken creative intelligence. They help us to make a qualitative leap to another level of consciousness. The Symbols reveal the universal truth, and we gain deep knowledge when we start interacting with their energy.

Moreover, Reiki symbols contribute to the strengthening of the human energy body, which makes the process of awakening irreversible. They also help to accelerate karma, increase endurance, and eternal vigilance.

Traditional Reiki Symbols

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When our thoughts are concentrated, we can put them into action. That’s what the Sacred symbols are for.

As already mentioned, the second level of Reiki opens access to the three Reiki Symbols. And the third Reiki level opens access to the fourth – Master symbol.

Each Symbol corresponds to a mantra, which is the sound vibration of the Symbol and some Masters also say that the mantras are basically the names of the symbols. By chanting the mantra, you focus on the intention, and the form turns into the essence.

So, the traditional Reiki symbols are:

1st symbol – CKR

This symbol activates the process, leads the energy in the right direction for achieving the desired result. The energy of this symbol moves in a spiraling direction from limitless potential through thought and essence. CKR symbol focuses on physical body healing.

2nd symbol – SHK

This symbol takes the practitioner to the mental and emotional energy levels. It focuses on the emotional body healing and works through our subconsciousness.

3rd symbol – HSZSN

This symbol creates a so-called “bridge” between us and the person and/or the situation in which we want to heal or harmonize. It focuses on the mental body healing and works through our consciousness.

Understanding the Reiki Symbols

Every Reiki practitioner should establish a connection with each Symbol and the aspect of Reiki energy that is embodied in them. Having an inner understanding of the vibrations accompanying the Reiki symbol’s mantras, we can completely abandon them and concentrate immediately on the manifestation of the energy associated with the particular symbol.

You should understand that it’s not easy. It may take years of meditation before you can achieve this. But with regular practice, you will achieve the desired results!

In most Reiki schools, the Masters teach the four basic symbols. However, there are many other symbols obtained through channeling by the creators of the new Reiki schools. In this article, I will share with you only those symbols that are traditionally used in Reiki, their characteristics, as well as the energy that is expressed through them.

Now let’s go deeper into the understanding of each of the four Reiki symbols.

Symbol 1: CKR

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The shape of the First symbol (also known as CKR symbol) is at least partly found outside Japan. This symbol is also found in Indian and Celtic culture. Partially it’s expressed in the SO and CHA symbols of the SOLANCHA system.

In Japanese teachings, on which relied Mikao Usui, Symbol 1 is connected with Earth energy. And as we know, Earth energy is necessary for grounding. It is also associated with the Hara.

Connecting with this symbol while meditating on it will help you increase your energy level and straighten your Hara.

CKR symbol focuses energy on what you direct it to and amplify it.

Symbol 1, like all the others, can be used alone or in combination with others.

In order to activate the Symbol, it is necessary to say its mantra three times.

Mantra CKR

The mantra of this symbol translates as “power increase” or “placing all the powers of the universe here”.

Symbol 1 (CKR) Characteristics

Meaning: power, energy.

Purpose: directs energy towards desired results.

Tasks:

  • serves as a catalyst;
  • activates and enhances energy.

Possible Benefits:

  • the physical body healing;
  • gives other symbols extra energy;
  • concentrates energy on a particular goal;
  • energy protection;
  • purifies and energizes water and food;
  • cleanses and charges crystals and any other healing stones;
  • purifies and energizes any material objects.

So, Symbol 1 is used to increase power. When you visualize Symbol 1, your access to Reiki energy increases several times. CKR focuses energy on one point, calling for the Divine help in healing.

Symbol 2: SHK

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In Western teachings, Symbol 2 is associated with physical and mental well-being. In the Japanese tradition, it is associated with harmony. I support both of these associations since SHK energy grants calmness of mind and emotional balance.

Unlike Symbol 1, Symbol 2 uses the energy of Heaven, which is also called “Light”. Working with this energy helps to develop intuition and psychic abilities because it is related to the mind. Moreover, Symbol 2 helps us to make contact with the energy of the Higher Self, or Spirit.

You can draw or visualize this Symbol when you need to better understand the situation. In traditional teaching, practitioners draw this symbol on their Third eye chakras during the Reiki healing sessions. In distance Reiki healing, it is recommended to focus on this symbol when the patient is experiencing psychological or emotional distress.

Symbol 2 has very subtle energy. Therefore, usually, it takes more time for a Reiki practitioner to feel it. However, regular meditations on this symbol will eventually help you to start feeling it and then you will discover its great power. Symbol 2 can be used in a combination with Symbol 1 to enhance emotional cleansing.

Mantra SHK

This mantra translates as “Earth and Heaven become one”. Or some Masters may translate it as “God and man become one”.

Symbol 2 Characteristics

Meaning: healing, harmony, happiness.

Symbol: embryonic state, the beginning of the external form.

Purpose: to bring harmony and healing.

Tasks:

  • calm and relax the mind;
  • open direct access to the subconscious levels.

Different Ways to Use the SHK Symbol:

Reiki energy penetrates where healing is needed at any level: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. When we use Symbol 2, we direct energy to the emotional level, and this is the key to effective healing. Painful emotions or trauma that are deeply hidden in our subconsciousness, come to the surface. Only after emotional relief, can we expect that healing from physical illness will occur. Anger, despair, rage, grief are the most common root factors that create disease.

Reiki Animal Healing with SHK Symbol

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Pets cleanse houses and people from negative emotions. If the family is in crisis, the pet takes the hit and is not always able to cope with it. One way or another, your pet’s health is a reflection of your energy or the energy of the environment you live in.

Reiki practitioners use Symbol 2 to help relieve emotional pain in pets as well as in humans. When I use SHK in my healing sessions for pets, along with the healing, the emotional blocks of the owner of the pet get released. I often receive information about the root problem of the pet’s disease during the Reiki session. Usually, this information comes through the SHK symbol. And its always connected to the emotional problems of the owner of the pet.

Example of Reiki Animal Healing With the Help of SHK

I’ll share with you one example from my practice. I was healing a cat who accidentally damaged his back. This severe damage affected his paws so he couldn’t walk. When I was giving a healing session to the cat, the information about his owner came through the SHK symbol. The information was about his owner.

The owner’s daughter just a month ago moved out of the house and went to college. So the mother (the owner) was suffering a lot because she didn’t know how to live without her beloved daughter always being around. She was afraid of thinking about the future and moving forward. So, her cat took this emotional block on himself and he couldn’t move because of the fears of his “mom”.

After explaining this to my client she took the responsibility and started working on healing her emotional trauma along with Reiki healing sessions for her cat. In a couple of months of our “teamwork”, the cat was able to walk again!

How Does SHK Work?

Symbol 2 focuses energy on the emotional body and thus enhances its effect. This helps the patient to focus on the specific emotional blocks and quickly get rid of them.

Use the SHK symbol at the beginning of the healing session or when it’s necessary.

I noticed that sometimes Reiki practitioners (including myself) forget to use the SHK symbol. And this is totally ok! The thing about this symbol is that you should always trust your intuition whether you need to use it or not. If you remembered to use this symbol during your Reiki session – it’s great! But if you forgot about it, then there was no need to use it. When you’re performing intuitive healing, the intuition should lead the process.

SHK and Kundalini

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Many Reiki practitioners use Symbol 2 as a tool for helping the Kundalini awakening. You may notice that this symbol makes Kundalini practices and meditations go much easier and smoother.

Symbol 3: HSZSN

Symbol 3 is composed of 5 Japanese hieroglyphs (Kanji) that can be read as a phrase.

In western Reiki schools, HSZSN is used for distant Reiki sessions. Japanese Reiki system uses this symbol as “a connection tool”. And it makes sense. For performing distant Reiki healing, we have to establish a real connection with the Universe and with the patient. From a certain point of view, when we send healing, we do not act as if we are separated from the patient. We become one with him/her so that he/ she can heal himself/herself.

Meaning: connection, unity, purpose.

SHK Mantra translates as “No past, no present, no future”. Some Masters use another translation – “The Buddha in me contacts the Buddha in you”. Or you may also hear another translation of this mantra – “God in me recognizes God in you’.

When we are using the SHK symbol we go beyond time and space. This is how we are able to send energy distantly and even to the past (for example, when we’re performing past trauma healing) or the future (for example, when we performing manifesting of the goals or harmonizing the situation).

Tasks:

  • establishing the connection with a person/event/situation beyond time and space;
  • creating unity between the beginning and the end;
  • building “a bridge” between “the Divine in me” and the Divine in another person or situation;
  • cleansing the space.

Different Ways to Use the HSZSN symbol:

The HSZSN Symbol Is a Portal to the Akashic Records

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The symbol 3 is often used as a portal to the Akashic Records. By meditating on the 3rd symbol you can get access to the information about your karmic goals, lessons, agreements, and debts which can help you to establish your karmic healing.

Past-Present-Future Healing

When working with Symbol 3, the lines between the past, present, and future are blurred. This symbol shows you that your past, present, and future exist in the same time-lapse. So, the first step in working with this symbol is learning how to feel this.

When you keep working with the HSZSN symbol you will discover that now it’s much easier for you to receive information about the future through this symbol. Let me share with you one helpful trick on how to see the future timelines easier. You simply need to tap into the feeling of unity of the present and the future moment. And then draw the HSZSN symbol two times. The double HSZSN symbol will create a “gate” into future timelines.

Though you’ll be able to see future events, keep in mind that there is an unlimited quantity of possible timelines in the future. So, you never know which one you’ll be able to see. You may see the one that is the closest to the one you’re on right now. But keep in mind that if you change your behavior or make different choices then you may switch the timeline to another one. And it’s possible to see that timeline through the HSZSN symbol too.

Symbol 4: DKM

When a Reiki practitioner becomes a Reiki master, he/she gains access to the 4th Reiki symbol which is also called the Master symbol. This symbol also consists of hieroglyphs.

Symbol 4 is rooted in Buddhist traditions. It is found in the sacred text of Mikkyō – a part of Tendai Buddhism teaching followed by Mikao Usui. This symbol is also used in an esoteric Buddhist ritual in which the follower becomes one with the Buddha’s true nature and reveals his inner light. That is why Usui chose this symbol as the highest symbol of development in Reiki practice.

In the Western Reiki system, this symbol is associated with the mastery of spiritual practice. In Japanese tradition, it is associated with the acquisition of power.

The Purpose

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The main purpose of the Master symbol is to establish a direct connection with one’s inner Master.

Your Inner Master is the part of you that has already reached enlightenment. This part is hidden from us, but we gain it through consistent spiritual practices.

The master symbol attracts the energy of the higher vibration, which enhances the healing result.

The DKM symbol can be used in combination with other Reiki symbols to strengthen them and purify the intent behind the Reiki practice. This Symbol sheds light on any situation; physical, mental or spiritual condition. In addition, it clears all obstacles in the way of solving problems, even the most profound ones.

Meditation on the DKM Symbol

When we are meditating on this Symbol it helps us develop self-awareness and promotes spiritual development.

One way to meditate on this symbol is to draw it in front of you and enter it as if it was a hologram. During meditation, it often takes some color, most often it becomes violet. You can intuitively visualize it in a specific color to enhance the energy.

The DKM Mantra

This mantra translates as “Great Enlightenment” or “Bright Shining Light”. There are many other translations of this mantra. However, all translations refer to “the Light”. Therefore, when pronouncing this mantra, we should visualize the Light.

Alignment With Reiki Symbols

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Before you start using Reiki symbols in your healing practice, you should make sure you’re aligned with each of them. To achieve it you need to perform the alignment practice with each symbol. This practice will make you capable of using Reiki symbols effectively. Also, it will increase your visualization abilities, improve your healing power, harmonize your life, and balance your spiritual path.

Usually, the alignment practice is performed daily for at least 30 minutes for 21 days after initiation. However, I noticed that not all Reiki masters teach this practice. And many Reiki practitioners use Reiki symbols without being aligned with them. Some masters explained to me that it’s due to the fact that along with the attunment you get automatically aligned with the symbols. However, I cannot agree with this.

You see, Reiki attunement is the initiation into the Reiki system. And the alignment with the symbols is the result of your consistent spiritual practice. A Reiki Master doesn’t have the ability to align you with the symbols. This is your own responsibility and your path.

After I tell people about the alignment practice and they start consistently performing it, they see how much easier it is for them to feel the Symbols’ energy and how much more effective their Reiki healing sessions are. Therefore, if for some reason your Reiki Master didn’t introduce you to the alignment practice, you can do it now. I’m sure very soon you will see amazing difference in your Reiki practice.

The Alignment Practice (Meditation)

Here are quick instructions on how to perform the alignment practice. But keep in mind, that this practice is designed only for those Reiki practitioners that have already received the Level 2 (and up) Reiki attunement.

  1. Take a sitting posture for meditation. Make sure that your arms and legs are not crossed. Take a couple of deep breaths until you feel that your body completely relaxed.
  2. Invite the Reiki Energy with the intention of aligning with the Sacred Reiki Symbols.
  3. Raise your hand in front of you with the palm open and directed away from you. Draw in the air in front of you Symbol 1 (CKR) and say its mantra 3 times. Alternatively, you can draw the symbol in the air in front of you with your index finger or with your index and middle fingers folded together. Visualize the Symbol where you drew it. Now enclose it between your palms.
  4. Close your eyes and continue holding the CKR symbol between your palms. Keep saying the CKR mantra for at least 10 minutes (preferably aloud, but if not possible, then whisper or say it mentally).
  5. Raise your hands with the CKR symbol between them above your head and place the symbol in your Crown chakra. Visualize the CKR symbol entering your Crown chakra, spreading throughout your body and merging with it.

Perform the same actions for aligning with other symbols.

The Bottom Line

There are lots of misleading information about Reiki symbols all over the Internet. You can also see lots of books about the symbols and their interpretation. Obviously, this article is just a summarized guide to Reiki symbols but doesn’t include the full information about them. How can you recognize the true information about Reiki symbols? I always follow one simple rule – if the book or Internet article includes the pictures or names of the symbols, then I can’t fully trust the information in it. The main rule about Reiki symbols is that their images and mantras should be kept secret and if the author doesn’t follow this rule, then he/she probably doesn’t really understand the sacredness of the information he/she shares.


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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Proper Ways Of Using Essential Oils For Chakras

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In this article, I will share with you how to use essential oils for chakras properly. I will tell you where the chakra projections are located on the body and what essential oils work the best for chakra balancing. After reading this article, you’ll have all the necessary information to start using essential oils for chakras!

Projections Of The Chakras On The Body

All chakras have their own projections on the human body: on the palms, feet, head, are the areas where they are located. For chakra balancing, massage, and oil application, you should consider only the most accessible projections.

Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Muladhara, the first chakra, has projections at the base of the palms, at the base of the nape of the neck, and at the heels.

Also, a foot massage is a great way to balance your Muladhara chakra which regulates your sense of stability and promotes grounding.

Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

The projections of Svadhisthana, the second chakra, are the thumbs and middle toes, the right and left sides of the nape of the neck.

Also, a lower back massage is a great way to balance your Sacral chakra which influences your sensuality.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

Projections of Manipura, the third chakra, are the middle fingers and big toes.

Also, a gentle tummy massage influences the functioning of the solar plexus chakra which increases your gut instincts.

Heart Chakra (Anahata)

Projections of the Anahata, the fourth chakra, are the little fingers and little toes.

Also, the heart chakra benefits from a supportive perfumed anointing oil applied to the breast bone or massage into the middle back area.

Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

Projections of Vishuddha, the fifth chakra, are the index fingers and pointer toes.

Also, a body spray applied to chest and neck areas is an efficient way to influence the functioning of the Throat chakra which influences your expressiveness and communication.

Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

Projections of Ajna, the sixth chakra, are the ring fingers and fore toes.

Also, an anointing oil applied to the forehead or through simple diffusion and inhalation is another great way to balance your Third eye chakra.

Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Projections of the Sahasrara, the seventh chakra, are in the middle parts of the palms and feet.

Also, a room diffusion applied to the airspace around you is a great way to balance the transcendent Crown chakra which occupies the space above the crown of your head. 

Massage With Essential Oils For Chakras

Chakra Oils

One of the most effective ways to use essential oils for chakras is to massage the body projection of the chakra. There are two ways of performing such a massage.

#1

Apply 3-4 drops of essential oil (but do not RUB) on the projection area of the chakra. Lie down and relax. Visualize how your chakra is unwinding and shining with its color:

  • Muladhara — red;
  • Svadhisthana — orange;
  • Manipura — yellow;
  • Anahata — green;
  • Vishuddha — blue;
  • Ajna — indigo;
  • Sahasrara — purple.

#2

Add essential oils to the base oil ( such as grapeseed, walnut, sesame, almond, peach oil) in a two-percent concentration. Apply the mixture to your palm and massage clockwise and counterclockwise on the front and back zone of the chakra projection. You need to practice massage for at least a week for each chakra, or better-21 days.

Essential Oils For Chakras

Now let me share with you what essential oils are most suitable for each chakra.

Essential Oils For Muladhara Chakra

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Patchouli – gives a clarification of what you desire in life, helps overcome fatigue, and feeling down.

Nutmeg – activates a sluggish Root chakra.

Vetiver – calms an overactive Muladhara chakra.

Bergamot – balances and helps maintain a smoothly functioning Root chakra.

Cedar – helps to accumulate energy, gives peace, and a sense of security.

Clove – helps with the release of accumulated energy in the Root chakra, supports the readiness to get rid of old attachments, open up to new fresh energies. However, be careful with clove essential oil – it is very strong in effect, and its dose should be reduced at least twice!

Essential Oils For Svadhisthana Chakra

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Neroli – brings the energy of pure love and lightness of being, driving away sorrows and bringing a peaceful, stable calm. It helps to heal trauma from abuse and overcome an emotional crisis or suffering from sadness.

Cardamom – awakens a dormant Sacral chakra.

Ylang-ylang calms an overactive Svadhisthana chakra. Its aroma gives a sense of security. It helps to dissolve toxic feelings and calm down emotions.

Sandalwood – helps to maintain a well functioning sacral chakra. It activates sexual energy and strengthens the unity with a partner on a spiritual level.

Essential Oils For Manipura Chakra

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Pine – releases you from old wounds, letting you move forward without the baggage of the past.

Eucalyptus – helps to activate the Solar plexus chakra.

Vetiver – helps to calm an overactive Manipura.

Grapefruit – helps to balance the Solar plexus chakra.

Lavender – has a calming and relaxing effect on the hyperactive Manipura chakra. Its refined, warm vibrations help to process blocked emotions.

Rosemary oil is well suited for the healing of the insufficient function of the Solar plexus chakra.

Bergamot – strengthens vital energy, promotes confidence.

Essential Oils For Anahata Chakra

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Rose – encourages free-flowing emotions, the ability to harmonize your feelings, and the capacity to express your emotions. This beautiful oil helps to release constricted feelings stored in the chest, internalized grief, melancholy, and repressed emotions.

Lavender – helps to calm your Heart chakra.

Geranium – helps to maintain a well functioning Anahata chakra.

Jasmine – harmonizes the Heart chakra.

Essential Oils For Vishuddha Chakra

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Lemon essential oil – helps to open the Throat chakra.

Vanilla – calm an overactive Vishuddha chakra.

Coriander seed – a balancing oil to maintain the even expression of the Throat chakra.

Lavender – helps to encourage you to share your gifts with the world. This essential oil heals feelings of being overly delicate, withdrawn, or fearful. It stimulates spiritual growth by helping you integrate your experiences, which brings an expanded awareness and perspective.

Sage – sends healing vibrations to the tongue area and dissolves tensions in the Throat chakra.

Eucalyptus oil – clears the Throat chakra. Its vibrations open us to inner inspiration and give us a primary impulse for creative expression.

Essential Oils For Ajna Chakra

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Sandalwood – brings an inner awareness and a sense of ease engaging with higher consciousness. It helps to break down illusions and align yourself with your most authentic self.

Rosemary – helps to activate the Third eye chakra.

German chamomile – stabilizes and increases the focus of Ajna chakra.

Frankincense and sandalwood – help to maintain a clear and balanced Ajna chakra.

Jasmine – helps to expand consciousness, increases intuition. Its vibrations sharpen perception and connect the energy of the Third eye chakra with the energy of the Heart chakra.

Peppermint – dissolves blockages in the Third eye area and gives us clarity, vitality, and improves concentration.

Essential Oils For Sahasrara Chakra

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Lime is a great essential oil to use for energetic cord-cutting and detaching. This essential oil helps to enhance your perception of the truth in any situation. It also helps to see illusions clearly and not to confuse them with reality.

Lavender – helps to clarify a low functioning Crown chakra.

Neroli and vanilla – calm overactive Sahasrara.

Frankincense – helps to maintain a well functioning Crown chakra.

Lotus – harmonizes Sahasrara. The Lotus flower in the East is a symbol of beauty and perfection of the spirit. Lotus essential oil radiates light and harmony, increases love, and joy.

The Bottom Line

Essential oils can be a powerful tool for chakra healing and balancing. Make sure you use them during your meditations, healing, and relaxation. Essential oils for chakras can help balance your energy centers and keep them in alignment to ensure optimal health of the body, mind, and soul.


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How Do Moon Cycles Affect Our Energy Levels?

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Chronic fatigue, burnout, lack of strength, and energy… Does it sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone! We all get influenced by Moon cycles. Unfortunately, not all of us know how to live in harmony with lunar phases and therefore we can periodically suffer from their effects on us.

In this article, we want to share with you how Moon cycles might be affecting your energy levels and how to balance its influence on your life.

The Affect of Moon Cycles

Every day the Moon changes its position, and depending on this, its influence on us changes.

The moon acts very harmoniously: some days it gives us more energy, and we feel a surge of strength and cheerfulness, and some days on the contrary — less so that we can stop and rest.

But more often than not, we don’t take into account these cycles and continue working hard every day. Eventually, this lifestyle leads to exhaustion which affects our wellbeing.

Most people overspend their energy, and therefore the energy levels often do not have time to be replenished.

Therefore, it is essential to always follow the rhythm of lunar cycles.

In Vedic astrology, the Moon is responsible for the most important processes of our life, such as breathing, sleep, digestion, energy level, comfort, mood and emotions. The Moon is responsible for our mood swings, swelling, fatigue, and cheerfulness.

When the Moon changes its position, moves from one Zodiac sign to another, wanes or waxes — we can feel these changes. It affects our health, emotions, and mood.

What Are The Moon Cycles And How To Live In Harmony With Them?

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The Moon has four main phases:

  1. Waxing Moon;
  2. Full Moon;
  3. Waning Moon;
  4. New Moon.

One Moon cycle lasts approximately 28 calendar days.

In accordance with these Moon phases, our energy levels also change. And in order to always be in a good mood, we need to learn to live in harmony with these cycles.

Gradually Increasing Activity

The lunar cycle begins with the New Moon — this is the first lunar day. The Moon is just beginning to grow and gain its strength, so at the beginning of the Lunar cycle, we have very little energy.

At this time, we should spend our energy wisely, rest more and do some simple things, so that we can start acting more actively.

On 1st and 2nd Moon days you need to conserve your energy. Try to focus more on planning rather than action. Make plans for the month.

By 3rd-5th Moon day the Moon gradually begins to give us more energy. Now you can start to act more actively and implement your plans.

Starting from 3rd and up to 16th Moon day, we have more energy. During this period we need to be more active and implement our plans.

Please note! During this period, you can not save energy! Your main task is to spend it on achieving your goals and working hard.

How to use the power of the Full Moon?

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The Full Moon (day 13-15) is the peak of our activity. This is the time when the Moon gives us the maximum amount of energy. Therefore, during this time we need to be especially active! If we work hard during this period, spend energy, then we feel great, and it gives us strength and desire to do even more.

But if during the Full Moon you feel like you don’t have the motivation to work on your projects, you feel apathetic and tired then it means that you are not spending the energy that was given to you, and therefore do not cope with it. The energy circulation in your energy body was disrupted.

You see, the energy in your body has to circulate. But if you’re spending all your time laying on the couch and watching TV during the Full Moon you don’t let your energy move and therefore you feel tired and apathetic.

Therefore it’s important to remember that starting on the 3rd and ending on the 16th Moon day we need to increase our activity and spend energy!

Slowing down

After the Full Moon phase, the Moon begins to wane, and with it our energy decreases.

After 16th-17th Moon day, we need to gradually reduce the level of our activity, allow ourselves a little more rest.

From 26th to 2nd Moon days, our energy becomes very low. Therefore it is better to deal with current affairs that do not require too much energy. It is important to rest more and do not overwork.

The end of the lunar month is given to us to rest, heal, and restore our energy.

Why Do We Feel Apathy and Fatigue?

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If you start working hard on the 26th – 2nd Moon day you’re taking energy “from the future”. You spend all your energy reserves during that time and instead of restoring it, you’re just spending it. Then on the 3rd-5th Moon day the energy you receive from the Moon goes to compensate the energy that you lost. It turns out that the new energy is spent just to restore strength, and it is not enough for any other activity.

Now imagine that you work hard several cycles in a row on such exhaustion! This will inevitably lead to burnout, apathy, and chronic fatigue. You keep pushing yourself until you are exhausted and then complain that you don’t have energy and feel tired.

The good news is you can get out of this state if you start following the Moon cycles and live in harmony with them.

The Bottom Line

Try to live in harmony with the Moon cycles for a few months, and you will notice a big increase in your energy levels. It would be great to start a diary and mark your state, health, emotions and mood every day. The diary will help you track your progress and changes. Be attentive to yourself and live in harmony with the Moon!


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Inner Child Healing: 4 Surprisingly Effective Practices

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No matter how big or small we are, almost all of us have experienced some kind of trauma as children. These traumas can be different: your favorite toy was thrown in the trash; you were abandoned by your childhood best friend; physical or emotional abuse by parents or adults. Inner child healing is a vital component of soulwork because it reconnects us with the wounded element of ourselves – the inner child. When we reconnect with this fragmented part of ourselves, we begin to discover the root of many of our fears, phobias, insecurities, and self-sabotaging of life.

In this article, I want to share with you different methods of inner child healing. I believe that these powerful methods will help you to rebuild a strong connection with your inner child and heal your past traumas which will surely improve the quality of your life and your relationship to the world.

You will probably be surprised at what you discover when working with your inner child. Instead of just looking at the symptoms of your trauma, you will go straight to the core and identify when a fear, phobia, or certain lifestyle has started to form.

Types Of Childhood Trauma

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First of all, it is important to understand that there are different types of childhood traumas. They can be physical (including sexual), emotional, and mental. In addition, when the childhood trauma was too severe or repeated so many times that the soul got lost behind these wounds. The return of the soul is the process of extracting hidden or inaccessible parts of the soul.

However, not all childhood traumas lead to “loss of soul”, but they may well lead to a vulnerable psyche. This can lead to problems such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phobias, destructive behaviors, and even chronic diseases.

For better understanding, let me share with you different examples of the childhood traumas.

The examples of the childhood trauma:

  • An emotionally unavailable parent who hides the affection.
  • Physical punishments by means of slapping, beating, pulling by the hair, pinching, scratching, or washing the mouth with soap, etc.
  • Molestation, showing pornography, or any other sexual activity.
  • Parents’ divorce.
  • Inappropriate or burdensome responsibilities (for example, taking care of your parents).
  • Not having food or a safe place to live.
  • Being left unattended for a long time.
  • Emotional neglect, lack of support.
  • Name-calling and verbal abuse.
  • Humiliating the child’s personality.
  • Damage to the child’s personal belongings.
  • Excessive requirements.
  • Humiliations.
  • Death of people you love.
  • Car accidents, or other traumatic events, etc.

Of course, there are more examples of childhood trauma. These examples are given so that you can get an idea of what the inner child could be dealing with.

It is also important to remember that our parents were not the only ones responsible for provoking childhood trauma – our grandparents, brothers, sisters, other family members, family friends, school teachers, childhood friends, and even strangers may have also played a role.

What Is Inner Child Healing?

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Working on your inner child healing is the process of communicating, understanding, accepting, and healing your inner child. Your inner child represents your first true identity to enter this world. She/he contains your ability to experience surprise, joy, innocence, sensitivity, and playfulness.

Unfortunately, we live in a society that forces us to suppress our inner child. But the truth is that while most adults are physically “grown-up,” they never reach emotional and psychological maturity. In other words, most “adults” are not really adults from a maturity perspective. Most people remain in a state of childish fears, anger, and trauma that has festered in the subconscious for decades.

When we reject and stifle the voice of the inner child, we accumulate heavy psychological baggage. This unexplored and unresolved baggage causes us to face problems such as mental illness, physical ailments, and inability to build healthy relationships.

In fact, we can say that the lack of a conscious attitude to our own inner child is one of the main causes of serious problems that we see in modern society. From environmental abuse to self-abuse, we have completely separated ourselves from our innocence and true nature.

4 Methods of Inner Child Healing

Learning to work with your inner child does not mean becoming a child; it is about reconnecting with the sincere, childlike part inside.

Inner child healing leads us to a state of purity and innocence. We all have the potential to experience true simplicity by reconnecting with and healing a period of our lives when we saw the world with openness and wonder.

In order to eliminate the feelings of guilt, shame, fear, hatred, disgust, and anger that we carry with us throughout our lives, we must heal the child inside. To do this, we need to earn the trust of our inner child through unconditional love and self-nurturing.

Now let me share with you the 4 ways of inner child healing.

#1: Talk to your inner child

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Recognize your inner child and let him/her know that you from now on you promise to treat him/her with love, kindness, and respect.

I like to use a picture of myself in the age of trauma has happened. I’m looking at her and telling her kind words like:

  • I love you!
  • I hear you!
  • I understand you!
  • I’m sorry!
  • Thank you!
  • I forgive you!
  • I respect your choices and desires!
  • I always care about you!
  • You’re allowed to cry and express whatever emotions you feel!
  • You’re allowed to be yourself!
  • Everything is going to be ok! You will be living a life full of blessings and miracles!
  • You’re allowed to be happy even if everyone else doesn’t feel this way!

Make it a habit to talk to your inner child. You can also communicate by keeping a diary, asking your inner child a question, and then writing down the answer.

The more you talk to your inner child the easier it’s going to be to hear his/her voice and the faster you will be healed.

#2: Recreate what you loved to do as a child

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Sit down and think about what you loved to do as a child. Maybe you enjoyed climbing trees, hugging a teddy bear, or dancing? Take the time to remember all the activities that you loved to do as a child.

Through working with the inner child, people find aspects of themselves that they, as adults, did not even know existed. These discoveries are life-changing. Keep your heart open!

#3: Practice Inner Child meditation

One of the most powerful ways to reconnect with your inner child and to heal childhood traumas is a meditation.

In order to make this meditation possible, it is essential that you first gain the trust of your inner child through the methods I already described above. Once you have developed a strong connection with your inner child, you can then ask him/her to reveal what earlier life circumstances created the trauma you are struggling with today.

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Instructions:

Take a deep breath, relax, allow yourself to witness your thoughts, and ask your question. For example, you can ask: “Dear child, when did I first experience trauma in my life?”

Allow yourself to witness thoughts that arise and disappear. Your inner child can help you find answers. Remember that it is important to be patient, to love, and to accept. If your inner child doesn’t want to reveal the answer, accept it. It is important that your inner child feels safe, secure, and ready.

You can repeat your question from time to time if no answer arises inside your mind. This process can take from a couple of minutes to an hour or more.

For performing this practice, you need to have a meditation experience. Learning to be a witness to your thoughts can take a lot of practice, so if you are not used to meditation, you can resist this technique at first.

#4: Meditation-visualization

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A more active way to connect with your inner child and early trauma is through visualization.

To connect with the inner child through visualization, you need to create an “energy space” or a safe place for your inner child. To do this, you need to visualize a beautiful garden or any place where you feel safe, inspired, and whole. That could be a place that you used to love spending time in when you were a child – the one that has good memories and associations with safety. After entering the energy space, you can invite your inner child to talk.

Instructions:

Relax, close your eyes, and take a deep breath.

Imagine that you are walking down the stairs.

At the bottom of the stairs is your safe place. In this place, you feel strong, reliable, and ready to support.

Spend some time in your safe space. Dive into it. What does it look, smell, and sound like?

After you have become familiar with your safe space, imagine that your inner child enters this place, perhaps through the door or waterfall.

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Welcome your inner child. Give him/her a hug. Let him/her feel at home.

When you are ready, ask your inner child your question, for example: “When did you feel sad or scared for the first time?” It is important to formulate the question in children’s terminology.

Wait for his/her answer.

Then visualize how you’re sending your love and healing energy to that traumatic event and your inner child. Tell your inner child that you love him/her and you will always be there for him/her, to protect and comfort him/her.

Pay attention to the inner child’s emotions, facial expressions, reactions. If he/she is crying, let him/her cry. Give him/her a hug, try to comfort him/her. Let your inner child feel safe to express whatever he/she needs to express. Tell him/her how much he/she means to you.

Visualize how a warm green light is coming from your Heart chakra and going to your inner child’s Heart chakra. Focus on that light and let this beautiful energy heal all the traumas. Stay in this state for 5-20 minutes. Let the healing process complete.

Now give another hug to your inner child and say goodbye to him/her. Tell him/her that you’re always there for him/her whenever he/she needs you and all he/she needs to do is to call you and you promise to always attentively listen. Tell him/her how grateful you are!

Return from your safe place by going up the stairs.

Come back to your normal consciousness and open your eyes.

The Bottom Line

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Children perceive the world differently than adults. We assume that some events or phenomena from childhood could not cause us trauma, but they could leave deep scars on a child’s heart. Therefore, it is important never to make assumptions about your inner child.

Through working on your inner child healing, you can learn to grieve, heal, and resolve the traumas that you have unconsciously held for so many years. This can liberate you and allow you to live a life of true maturity, emotional balance, and well-being.

I hope this article has inspired you to reconnect with your inner child and take your self-healing practice to the next level!


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