From episode: Conversation with Sarah Bright - An Exploration of Chakras
how can the chakras help us in our lives, and and a double to this question is, how do I know where I have energy blocks or what chakra, you know, I'm having an energy block or imbalance. For me personally, I know mine are in the lower three, they're always in the lower three, yeah, that's where I always have all my issues, right, so that's my own, and I'm very aware of that, but like how would anybody who's listening know, and then how can they help us, like how can we, I don't know, is it get our chakras in alignment, you know, I've heard that before, but I don't know if that's the correct term, like, oh, your chakras are out of alignment, like I don't know if that's real or not, or how that works, or what does that mean? Sure. Listen, I, in a lot of ways, I'm very much like, what is the, what is the language that helps you understand, then use that language. I know there are people that are very like specific, for me, I prefer imbalance, because that makes sense to me, some people will say things, it's a, there's excess energy in the chakra, or energy in the chakra. For me, in a lot of ways, just where I need to be at my in my life is that let's, what's working for you? How can you feel better?
And I think the simplest way to start working with your chakras is to pay attention to your physical body. Because as each of those chakras governs a physical structure, where are you having physical problems that might indicate an imbalance in the chakra? So, knees and hips, all right, that's a root chakra thing. And all kinds of people have those issues. And we think it's because we sit and it could very well be because you sit a lot or whatever, but it also could be, you know, there's, so why do you sit a lot? Because you are not out doing the things that you long to do as part of your authentic self. But there's a lot of sort of interplay here. Shoulder issues, I see a ton of shoulder issues, and I'll find that has is because there's a heart chakra imbalance. If you've ever gone to the doctor with pain, and they're just, they can't explain it. And there's like, we don't know, we don't know what the problem is.
I had a couple of years ago, some terrible, terrible nerve pain in my right forearm. I couldn't figure it out in my life. I went to a doctor, they stuck needles in me, they did all sorts of electric shock stuff, everything. And they were just like, Oh, no, you're perfectly healthy. Like, no, there's clearly something wrong. And then a lot of pain. Please don't tell me I'm healthy. Yeah, so what I really had to do was do some internal work. And I couldn't, it was so funny, because like I said, I'm always a student, but you'd think the first thing I would have done was check in with my heart chakra. But nope, I was like, Oh, there must be some nerve damage, right? Right. You would say, always look into physical, there are physical problems. I'm not saying everything is about like your chakra, like your heart chakra balance, you're gonna like that wouldn't make any sense. But for me, that's what it was. I had some work there to do. So I think that's the simplest way to start working with your chakras.
Other times, people know they're like, I really feel very unsafe. A lot. I feel unsafe in my relationships. I feel like I can't, you know, share and it can be physical and safety. But a lot of things check in, do you feel emotionally safe in your relationship? Well, check it out, because that's probably some root stuff sacral going on. And then, so you can identify those, they're just very simple sort of self analysis, which is, I know, kind of scary for a lot of people to think about, like really being introspective, but it does work. Just sit quietly, you have a lot of headaches, right? That could be an indication that your third eye is trying to open and you're, you've closed yourself off to something that you need to see. And, you know, just thinking about what that could be. And the way that helps us is then we can start to address those issues. And I think like a lot of people, I think acknowledgement, acceptance is the first step towards healing anything.
It's really hard to solve a problem if you don't know the problems there. So that's one of the things that we do first is like, let's identify it, let's identify it based on your emotional state, your physical state. Where's this energetic problem based on these things that we can exist and experience in the real world? And then if it's your root chakra, you don't feel safe, you don't feel secure. Well, we can look back, like a lot of therapeutic techniques with counselors and psychologists and stuff, we'll look back at the developmental ages. Well, that works on the chakra system too, but we can also work like directly on the problem. You know, do we do visualizations of energy into the earth through your feet? Do we work on getting out into nature and reconnecting with the earth element around us? These things are very balancing, very grounding.
How do we start to develop, if you feel unsafe, the trust in yourself? And that's the process of starting in the root of finding your authentic self and honoring your authentic self, right? Intentionally making choices that serve your authentic self, starting to pull away some of those things. So that's sort of how it helps. And I find that people who then work on that, first of all, like you can be working on one chakra and then all of a sudden you feel like you've got problems in the other. Eh, that's just kind of the nature of it. It's an energetic system, things ebb and forth. You're moving energy, so of course it's going to loosen up some other stuff, right?
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