Ditch the Resolutions. They won't last past January anyway. More important than goal setting is center setting. Find your center. It'll be from here that you align your purpose and realize your dreams.
Whatever you are wanting, you already have. You are already divinely cherished, protected, loved, and abundantly blessed by the Creator of your spirit. You can never be more beautiful than as you already are now from the eyes of the spirit realm. You are the beloved just as you are.
This January, which happens to be my favorite month because it is so relaxing and peaceful, exchange your scarcity thinking - I need more money, less calories - with abundance centeredness. That is, after all, a more accurate picture of your circumstances whether you see it or not.
One way of locating our center is with Reiki. Reiki helps us remember and establish our divine presence. It seems that when we remember our true self, we are happier, more confident, we feel part of the world and have higher perspectives about our lives. Reiki lifts the veil. To remember your spirit with Reiki, begin with your intention in a positive, affirming mantra.
During a Reiki session, your body's energy re-balances your chakras. While there are several chakra centers in the body, the primary seven begin at the base of the spine and reach up to the crown of the head. They govern the physical and emotional aspects within the areas they are located.
Root Chakra: Located at the base of the spine, this chakra governs feelings of security and groundedness and physical realms of the spine. Imbalances of this chakra are present in depression, insecurity, and vulnerability as well as lower back pain, sciatica, and obesity or anorexia.
A balanced Root Chakra brings:
- a sense of safety
- a feeling of belonging
- an ability to trust and of being at home in your body
Sacral Chakra: Located in the pelvic area, this chakra governs emotions, sexuality, and creativity as well as self-worth and emotional flow. Imbalances are present in sexual problems, fear of intimacy, emotional repression or explosions, guilt. Physically, imbalances are seen in gynecological or prostrate problems or kidney, bladder, or urinary problems.
A balanced Sacral Chakra brings:
- enjoyment of pleasurable activities without guilt
- a strong connection to others with healthy boundaries
- healthy emotional behaviors
Solar Plexus Chakra: Located in the diaphragm, this chakra governs ambition, drive, self-esteem. It is the "power center." Imbalances are present in digestive and metabolic problems, inertia, and apathy or overly forceful behavior.
A balanced Solar Plexus brings:
- a strong sense of identity and self-respect
- ability to trust the instincts
- a sense of belonging
Heart Chakra: Located in the heart, this chakra governs love, compassion, relationships, forgiveness, as well as the circulatory system. An imbalance can be seen in resentment, possessiveness, dependency, passivity, and sorrow as well as hypertension respiratory or cardiovascular problems.
A balanced Heart Chakra brings:
- compassion, passion, hope
Throat Chakra: Located in the throat, this chakra governs communication and self-expression, speaking one's truth, honesty, as well as areas of the throat, jaw, mouth, and thyroid. Imbalances are present in dishonesty to others or ourselves, excessive talking, shyness or being opinionated, as well as sore throat, laryngitis, upper respiratory illnesses, dental problems, ear infections.
A balanced Throat Chakra brings:
- an ability to communicate verbally, in writing, or creatively
- confidence in our ability to express ourselves
- listening and truly hearing
Third Eye Chakra: Located in the center of the forehead, this chakra governs sight and seeing, both intuitively and physically, clear thinking, memory, concentration, and judgment. Imbalances are evident in confusion, aimlessness, headaches, sinus problems, vision problems, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, nightmares.
A balanced Third Eye Chakra brings:
- thinking clearly
- inner wisdom
Crown Chakra: Located at the crown of the head, this chakra governs our connection to the divine, spirituality, and wisdom, as well as the brain. Imbalances are seen in worry, depression, psychosis, insanity, cranial and cerebral problems.
A balanced Crown Chakra brings:
- fulfillment of dharma, or life purpose
- connection to the Divine
- access to the subconscious and the unconscious realms
- a sense of bliss