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Own Your Power, Awaken Your Chakras


If you have noticed a shift in Earth energies and a vibration in your chakras, you are not alone. Wendy Joy’s book explains how we’re in the midst of a vibrational shift that gives everyone the potential to connect with Spirit to find their life’s purpose, and to make a difference in the world. She teaches the reader how to be the clearest channel possible for guidance from Spirit, and as an energy healer.

Joy’s own experiences in healing her body, mind and spirit offer self-help possibilities for all. “Speak your truth, operate from love and know your power,” she writes. Once we have done these things, our Divine life purpose, the meaning we all seek to find, becomes evident.

A Reiki Master, Joy shares her magical experiences using this hands-on healing modality, as well as chakra clearing, meditation, healing “past” lives, astral travel, intuition and psychic phenomena. As an energy healer, she explains how effective it is to ask every pain, every illness, every disease, why they are present, so that you can look underneath the pain to see what needs to be healed.

My favorite chapter asked, “Are You Feeling the Love?” Operating from love enables us to be a clear channel and heal ourselves and others. The seven tools she offers to help maintain a position of love are meditation, deep breathing to keep your energy flowing, asking for help from Spirit, watching your thoughts to keep out judgment, seeking out like-minded people, consciously sending love to every situation from your heart chakra, and keeping a positive perspective.

She also covers what is was like for her in becoming empathic and offers suggestions on what to watch for and how to deal with signs of awakening to Spirit. She stresses that Spirit will communicate with you only when you are ready, to give you any guidance that you need and desire, most likely first through concrete signs, then gut intuition through the solar plexus and heart chakra, then higher-level intuition from the throat, third eye and crown chakras, and finally conscious contact with your Spirit Guides, angels, even Jesus and other avatars. Joy bravely shares the road she has traveled on her way to spiritual awakening and is a wonderful example to follow in embracing our own power.

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

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THE ABCs of Healing your Throat Chakra – Aromatherapy, Bija Mantras and Crystal Therapy


There are a wide variety of plants, essences of flowers and herbs that can used fresh or dried in extracts, teas, tinctures and steam inhalations to cleanse the body of toxins and strengthen the immune system. For example, grapefruit extract works wonders as a post-illness tonic while magnolia bark tea harmonizes the Heart and Throat Chakras, willow flowers enable the release of sadness while rosemary, sage and thyme can be used in steam inhalations to defeat sinus infections and sore throats. First time users of aromatherapy should be cautious until they know how their body will react and some herbs can be dangerous to the unborn so if in doubt, consult your health practitioner.

Bija mantras are used in a chakra balancing practice to bring the focus inward. The audible sound is extended so that each repetition overlaps the one before it. The word HAM, pronounced like in harm, or humming the note G will energize the throat, bestowing an almost otherworldly tone and harmony to your singing voice.

A thorough discussion of the use of gemstones and crystals in chakra healing will not be attempted here as many excellent books have been penned on the subject. In short, blue topaz can be used to activate and balance the throat chakra by aligning the body’s meridians and is especially helpful when combined with Reiki healing methods. Its sister, yellow topaz aids in smoothing out energy imbalances and strengthening a weakened nervous system while uncut semi-precious stones such as sapphires and emeralds enhance the release and re-balancing of the whole body.

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