chakra rebalancing, chakras, detoxing, editing, energy healing, healing, Indian matchmakers, spiritual healing, Vyasar Ganesan, writing
The Guru I followed for a few months a few years back told us that ‘all chakras have been removed,’ which I went along with, even though going over people’s chakras, including my own, was one of my own personal favourite ways of giving healing. After almost losing my mind for a few moments over her predicted zombie apocalypse (probably best not to ask) and my husband unsubscribing from the channel- I have since come to think, well, maybe I could go back to thinking about chakras now and again. I mean it’s not like anyone can really prove whether they exist or not and if I think they’re helpful then they are. Giving love to me or others by thinking about specific areas of the body in specific ways even if all in my imagination, what’s the harm?*
So I just had a rather wild weekend, and spent the following week limping along in a queasy state of ravenous gnawing hunger and not feeling at all like myself (zombie apocalypse anyone?) My husband was off too, and we binge watched Indian Matchmakers on Netflix- the only thing we felt able to watch. I got tearful seeing Indian cities and streets and hearing the Astrologer speak about Vyasar ‘He makes everyone laugh, even a crying person is laughing… He feels no shame even when sweeping the floor. He has a golden heart.’ Single ladies, I understand Vyasar is on Twitter.
Towards the end of the week, I restarted a bit of yoga, even though I felt sick bending over, and the day before my husband went back to work we went shopping, to the launderette and for a walk.
But it wasn’t until I was on my own this (Saturday) morning, for the first of three days in a row of time on my own to write, that I was able to bring my own unique understanding to my situation. During party times rules get a bit slack, and a cat sneaked onto the bed before my husband went to work. Then another one.
I’d been ‘going through my chakras’ and been alarmed to find nothing there at my solar plexus, like all my emotions had just been hollowed out. At my sacral chakra an orange shape flipped like the tail of a dying fish or a boat propeller clogged up with weeds. Too much emphasis on pleasure drives, maybe? Onwards #NoSextember! And as for my root chakra- the red seat of all security- I’d spent one afternoon in a frenzy of thinking of buying to let or even just buying and living- I even found a job there- falling in love with solidly built old dear little one bedroom stone cottages in Yorkshire. ‘For security!’ I said.
I am an overthinker, comes free with the imagination, and I’d been debating to myself even as I was doing it about the whole chakra thing, should I be doing it, do they exist, etc etc, when I remembered that at some point over the weekend I had done a healing session for the first time in ages. No boundaries, no protection, and not with a clear head. I focused on areas the person had mentioned, but otherwise announced them to have nothing wrong with them, ‘Everything seems to be whirling away beautifully!’ In popular imagination, chakras are often visualised like little coloured windmills, whirring away if they are healthy. Or vortexes of light, if that’s more your thing. *Ahh, maybe I just gave away all my energy, I thought. That explains a lot.
But maybe, as Alfie the cat gently batted my face so that I lifted up the duvet and let him into the bed, to lay stretched out all along my belly and chakras, all I need to do is cuddle a cat. Our cats don’t have toddlers pulling them about or anything, so they lead life largely on their own terms and remain as I see them perfectly balanced and enlightened in their own way. Therefore, they may come to me for warmth and find it no trouble to rebalance my energies at the same time. As they snuggle in to get warm and settle down for a nap, they may feel a slight whirring or sicky feeling coming off me as I am rebalanced by their calm presence, but they are so calm that it’s not enough to upset their equilibrium, or at least, it’s a fair trade. And all I have to do is cuddle a cat and go back to sleep for a bit longer…
I did get back to editing yesterday- Friday, a sickly lacklustre session but a session nonetheless, and now today- Saturday begins three days of editing work before I go back to paid work on Tuesday. Maybe I’ll even send something off?
As well as finishing the book, the other thing is to get back to India asap. My aim is for us to go December-March, if the borders open to tourists then of course. I need 1. someone to take in the cats and look after them at their house or 2. someone to live on the boat and take care of the cats on there. Your chakras will be in tip top condition!
Join me if you like for a September of detox, healthy food and frequency raising! See earlier post
PS On checking the spelling of his name I came up with this lovely picture of Vyasar- cuddling a cat- in a beautiful bit of blogging synchronicity! Twitter, ladies, Twitter!
I think I was feeling in a similar way a few weeks back. I’ve now committed to yoga 4 days a week. Not sure the body and joints can cope with more yet. I’m not very flexible. Along with that is a detox diet. So happy to joint you in September.
Rachel Hill said:
Thank you! If you come from an exercise background rather than a meditation one, it can be hard to get into yoga at first. My advice would be ‘aim’ for the bliss feeling of a just-right stretch, or the overall wellbeing feeling you get after going swimming, not the burn of the exercise feeling from ‘normal’ exercise. My first yoga teacher said to me, ‘You can see why animals stretch!’ And it can take time to find the right course
Hi Rachel! I think I grasp some of ideas you write about regarding chakras, trying to compare with my own toolbox that helps me achieve some state of well-being. You have a lot going on! Balance (for lack of a better word) is an elusive state. Sometimes I think it takes a lot of work to get back there…when we can!
Rachel Hill said:
Yes, sometimes we don’t realise how good things were until we’ve messed them up! (All self inflicted and no regrets! The balance between stability and variety!) Today was good, blogged, edited, walked, and now cooking roast potatoes! John just back from work and lighting the fire, it’s wet and distinctly autumnal here! Thanks for reading and commenting!
This sounds very complicated to me, and I’m a pretty simpleminded person.
I find that if I start my day walking and praying and “offering my body as a living sacrifice” to God (Romans 12:1), He will take it and remove the negatives (diseases, toxins, inflammation, tumors, etc.). When I ask the Holy Spirit to fill me, He comes in, with divine health, strength, energy, endurance, balance, resistance, and resilience. (I also give Him my mind and heart, but I’ll spare you the details for now.)
I used to have asthma. I don’t any more. I used to have osteoporosis. I don’t any more. I had cataracts, and they “went away.” At my last checkup my doctor told me that the only “risk factor” for Covid that I have is my age. (I’m 67.) Then she looked at my chart and said, “As far as I’m concerned, you’re fifty.”
I know that life is finite, and eventually I will leave this life for eternity, but in the meantime, all that I am belongs to Jesus Christ (bought and paid for with His death). If you ever are unsatisfied with Hinduism, I encourage you to look into the claims of Jesus. He has blessed me and many others. I believe He could bless you, too.
Rachel Hill said:
That’s very kind of you, and I’m happy that you have found certainty in your faith, you are certainly blessed. Thank you very much for reading and commenting
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