3 WAYS TO DISCOVER WHERE TO START ON YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

People often ask me: “Where do I start on my spiritual journey.”

My response is always the same:

YOURSELF.

The point of awakening is to awaken to yourself. Your beauty. Your wisdom. Your gifts. Your talents. Your inner guidance. Your power.

Yet, what often see happening is that rather than looking inwards first, people look outwards.

They go to Facebook groups and ask the opinions of others. Only to bombarded with a hundred different opinions. Sometimes walking away feeling none the wiser.

The truth none of these people are you.

Only you can know where to begin on your spiritual awakening and what you need.

So, today I will share tips on how to decide, for yourself, where to start on your spiritual awakening journey.

INTERESTS

Where do your interests lie right now?

Is there an aspect of spirituality and wellness that you feel particularly drawn to?

This could be:

  • Crystals
  • Esoteric symbols
  • Candle magic
  • Angelic Reiki
  • Angels
  • Chakras
  • Numerology

And so forth…

Wherever your interest lies could be an indicator of where you are being guided. So, follow your interests. Have fun. See where it takes you.

SEEING

It’s quite likely that you have been seeing angel numbers, such as 1111, 333 or 1616. This is quite normal to experience this and there are hundreds of websites that give you the meanings. Simply find one that resonates with you or use your own awareness to ascertain what it means for you. I give tips on how to do that here.

However, are you seeing other things? Eg:

  • Sparkles of light surrounding and raining down on you like a shower of light
  • Visions of future events, Angels or loved ones in Heaven
  • Seeing Spirit

This could be an indication that it’s your psychic (clairvoyance) or mediumship abilities that you are opening up to. In which case, you may want to work with a mentor or read books on this area. In the case of the sparkles, it may be a sign of Angelic presence around you and you may want to explore this connection further.

NEED

What is it that you need right now?

It could be that there is a scenario playing out in your life that has been going on for ages and you cant move on. Therefore, you might want to work 1:1 with a Spiritual Advisor who can offer guidance, clarity and insight that you can use to help yourself, as well as make your own, informed decisions.

On the other hand, you have been holding onto pain of heartbreak and just want to heal. Which could indicate that you would benefit from working with a mentor or healer.

Maybe you are struggling with anxiety and really want to get a grip on this. Then this where you could start. Whilst it may feel that this isn’t spiritual, anxiety can be linked to chakra imbalances or past wounding that is coming to the surface. As someone who has experienced anxiety I found that there were some spiritual practices, tools and healing modalities that really helped me.

Awakening spirituality isn’t just about crystals, third eye and tarot. Its about YOU! As such, working on anxiety may be what you need. You’ll know, if it is.

By tuning into your own body and life experiences, as they are now, you will get a clear idea of what you need on your spiritual and self awakening journey.

So, start being aware of what is coming up. Allowing yourself to be an observer of your feelings and body. Rather than labelling them as negative or positive because your feelings and body will give you clues that support you in awakening, healing, aligning and thriving.

From there allow yourself to be guided to your teacher, be it a book, mentor, healer, psychic or someone else. Most importantly, use your own discernment when selecting the right teacher for you. Always trust your inner wisdom and guidance.

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HOW YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE CAN INSPIRE YOUR ENERGY WELLNESS AND PROTECTION PRACTICE

So, what exactly do your skincare and energy protection routine have in common? More than you probably think.

At beauty school the first skincare routine you are taught is the basic 3-step routine that consists of:

Cleansing
Toning
Moisturising

In a nutshell…

  • Cleansing removes the dirt and debris from the skin.
  • Toning restores the skins ph balance and brings in the goodness.
  • Moisturising, essentially seals all of that goodness in.

When it comes to practising energy wellness and protection, at the simplest level you want to do the exact same thing.

  • Cleanse – Remove any negative or stagnant energy.
  • Tone – This is where you restore and refill with the energy that you want to embody and radiate.
  • Moisturise – You then seal in that “feel good” energy with a protection ritual, practice or tool.
Energy protection and skincare

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU PRACTISING THIS 3-STEP ROUTINE?

If you are cleansing your skin daily  – AM and PM. Then why not do the same with your energy?

As you go through your day you are interacting with people and life energetically. Exchanging energy. Absorbing energy. This is even happening as you scroll through Facebook and Instagram. Just think how much energy is being exchanged and absorbed there? LOADS! Some of the energy feels good. Some you don’t even notice. And sometimes the energy is just so dense that it literally drains you. Ever felt that way?

Therefore, practising this basic energy routine will be really beneficial in keeping your energy “fresh”. Also at a level where you:

  • Feel good
  • Feel energised
  • Feel aligned

Which also supports you in being able to manifest, look good, feel good and slay your days.

If you are really sensitive to energy, eg: empath, then having an energy routine like this one could be an actual game changer.

Why?

It protects your energy.

It also helps you to become more aware of your energy and how the energy of different people, places and experiences effect you. As such, you can choose how you want to interact with them, if at all. Making it a really powerful way to own your energy. Rather than the energy of others and all around you, owning you.

Energy wellness and care

WHAT TOOLS, RITUALS AND PRACTICES SHOULD I USE?

A lot of people tend to jump on the most popular energy protection tools. For example, Sage used to be mega popular for cleansing. So everybody started jumping on that. HOWEVER, not every tool, ritual or practice is effective for every person or situation. Which is why its important to choose what resonates with YOU.

When you’re choosing skincare products you consider your skin type, the ingredients and specific skin conditions. So, that the products you choose and use are right for YOUR skin. It’s a similar principle when selecting tools, rituals and practices for energy protection.

Choose tools, practices and rituals you feel guided too. Your own inner guidance, Angels and
Guides will lead you to what is most applicable to you at the right time. Trust that wisdom that comes from within.

Your environment plays a part too. If you live with others or need protection at work then lighting incense and wafting Sage around isn’t necessarily going to work. Whilst working with Spirit, crystals, intentional jewellery or prayer may be more effective.

Your own tastes, likes, dislikes and sensitivities. Incenses may not be your thing. Amethyst may not vibe with your energy. You may be sensitive to certain smells. Knowing yourself and honouring yourself will support you in making sound decisions about what to work with.

Also, keep in mind that things change. You change. Your energy changes. Therefore, you might need to adapt, tweak, add more or do less at different times. By being aware of your own energy you can begin to make the necessary changes rather than sticking rigidly to what worked in the past or what works for your friend.

Do what works for you and allow yourself to be intuitively guided.

I hope that this guide has given you some food for thought and helps you with taking care of your own energy.

If you want more tips, ideas and words of wisdom then you can connect with me here. I’ve also created a free downloadable ebook with suggestions for each stage in the 3-step routine and a planner that you can use to map out your energy protection routine. Click here to receive.

Sending you lots of love, light and angel blessings.

Chanel xo

3 REASONS WHY ENERGY PROTECTION ISN’T WORKING FOR YOU

I get it, you’re trying everything you can to protect your energy. Yet, you can still feel that drain your energy, the negative vibes and tiredness. Its affecting your mood, energy levels and health. And, quite frankly, you are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

If that’s you then, trust me, I hear you. I’ve been there before and know how frustrating it can be. However, I’ve also come out the other side having learned and applied simple hacks that supported me in protecting, as well as owning my energy. Now you can do the same.

1. You’re the Energy Vampire

Let’s start with the hard pill to swallow first.

We all experience times when our own energy is off-key. Leading us to be defensive and perceive negativity at every turn. Sometimes this is a protection mechanism after having been hurt, let down, used and abused so many times. However, the longer you hold onto the energy of the past the more it will drag you down. Whilst bringing you into energetic resonance with anything and anyone of a low vibration.

Mystical Beauty Energy Hack: Clean up your side of the street. Which means clean up your energy. This could be through visualising, meditation, crystal healing, Angelic Reiki, EFT, or any inner work you need to do to heal from the past. Prioritise working on yourself first.

2. You’re just focusing on the spiritual

You have to blend the spiritual with the practical. So, whilst it’s great to have all of these rituals and crystals that you use to protect your energy, you still have to do the work.

Doing all of the protection work and having energy healing sessions is counter productive you are still going back to the same habits, negative thinking, toxic workplace or narcissistic partner. When you do this you are literally locking yourself back into that energy and getting trapped in a cycle that doesn’t serve you.

Mystical Beauty Energy Hack: Get real and practical about how to change your situation. You know the root or the key trigger in your situation. Brainstorm ideas to move on or ask for the help you need from relevant professionals.  Look at where you can establish new, stronger and healthier boundaries. You deserve to be happy, loved and safe.

Setting healthy boundaries is a form of self-love, as well as energy wellness and protection. Teach others how to treat you by deciding what you will and will not accept.

3. You’re only protecting

A simple mistake that a lot of us make. I did for years and its when you just focus on protection. Anytime you get in a situation where the vibe feels off-key you quickly protect yourself. When you go into an environment where the women are throwing you shade and jealous vibes, you activate your mirror ball of protection. However, as you go from one person to another you are not clearing the energy.

This is where the issues begin because you are basically sealing in the energy with each new layer of protection. That energy will build up and you will feel it.

Mystical Beauty Energy Hack: A simple 3-step energy routine that you can practise daily involves cleansing, grounding and then protecting your energy. This process allows you to release the old, embody the new and protect it. Helping to prevent that build up of energy.

I hope that these energy wellness tips are helpful to you. Be sure to stick around for more tips, practice and products to help you protect your energy. With much love.

What Is The Evil Eye? And Why You Should Be Wearing One

I came across the Evil Eye back in 2009. At the time, I was struggling to protect my energy against the negativity, backstabbing and jealousy. So, I was looking into ways to protect my energy and workspace. As such, I started researching protection tools and practices. My Guides were clearly guiding me as I came across a variety of tools, including meditations, Angels, crystals and the Evil Eye.

Using my intuition to be guided to those that would be best for me, my energy and situation, I created my own protection toolkit. With the Evil Eye talisman being a simple addition I made to my crystal protection bracelets, in the form of a little talisman charm.

I noticed the difference within a week or two and, within a matter of weeks my colleagues started to comment on how much I had changed.You see, whilst the negativity in the environment and from key persons was still apparent, it’s impact that it had on me had dissipated. Instead of being defeated and feeling deflated, I felt:

  • Confident
  • Empowered
  • Focused
  • Grounded and safe in my own energy

I was convinced that this was down to the way in which I had been protecting and shielding my energy. Also, having my Evil Eye with me during the day in a visible way helped to amplify the energy of the intention. This because every time I looked at it I was reminded that I was being protected from negativity.

Pink negative space, evil eye nail art and gold eye rhinestone bracelet

So, what is the Evil Eye?
The Evil Eye dates back as far back as the Ancient Greeks. With the Eye being depicted as a symbol of protection, all seeing and truth revealing by other cultures and civilisations, namely the Ancient Egyptians (Eye of Horus).

It is believed that the Evil Eye is a malevolent glare from someone who wishes you harm or is envious of you for whatever reason. By wearing an Evil Eye talisman you can protect yourself from this negativity.

Today, designers such as Michael Kors who design beautiful Evil Eye jewellery. Whilst celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Meghan Markle have all been spotted wearing the Evil Eye.

Why You Need To Wear An Evil Eye

An Evil Eye talisman is ideal for spiritual women and girls who are working on manifesting, or working on their spiritual/personal development. This is because the Evil Eye protects and shields you from negativity, and jealousy that you may not even be aware.

I mean let’s be fair, a lot of us have found ourselves in situations where we have been betrayed by family or people that we thought were our friends. People who were chatting about us negatively or simply not wishing us well. All of which is an energy that can affect you eg: slowing down your progress, blocking you from moving forward or leaving you feel out of sorts.

Intentionally, working with an Evil Eye talisman brings protection for you and your energy. Helping you to own your energy and keep things moving in a positive direction.

Evil Eye bracelet and Rose Quartz Love Bracelets for women
Pair your Evil Eye with crystals or affirmation bracelets to amplify your intention to the Universe.

How To Wear Your Evil Eye

There are many ways to wear an Evil Eye talisman, including carrying a small Evil Eye stone, jewellery, nail art, key chains and clothing.

Personally, I find it most effective to wear an Evil Eye in the form of a bracelet or nail art. This is because each time I see the Evil Eye I am reminded:

  • That you are protected
  • To say a prayer/positive affirmation for protection
  • To cleanse your energy
  • To refresh your protection

(You’ll know intuitively what you need in the moment. Lean into that inner guidance and wisdom.)

All of which amplifies that intention to be and feel protected, whilst recognising the power that lies within me. Which is why I added the Evil Eye bracelet and nail art to my online boutique to remind women and girls to own their energy. Reminding them that their energy is sacred and to protect it. Inspiring then to awaken and thrive in style.

PURPLE: CROWN CHAKRA

Lets begin with: What are chakras?

Essentially they are energy centres inside and outside the body. Energy flows through these centres and around the body. However, energy expands, shrinks and become stagnant depending on what’s going on within and around us. Too little or too much energy can lead to imbalances that manifest physically, mentally or emotionally.

There are 7 main chakras in the body and they are:

Root Chakra – Red
Sacral Chakra – Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
Heart Chakra – Geeen
Throat Chakra – Blue
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
Crown Chakra – Purple

Each one corresponding to a particular colour, as indicated above. The chakras also correspond to different body parts too. Which is useful to know because some imbalances in the chakras can manifest themselves as ailments or pain the body.

So, today is the final blog post in the Chakra Beauty series. Admittedly, it’s a bit late as I’ve been unwell and only just on the mend.

Today, it is all about the Crown Chakra.

Location: At the top of the head
Colour: Purple
Resonance: Spiritual wisdom, connection to Divine and clarity
Physical symptoms: Headaches
Crown Chakra imbalanced: Loneliness, materialistic, spiritual disconnection, confused or lack of direction/joy/purpose
Crown Chakra balance: Spiritual connection, see and appreciate beauty around you or peace within

The Crown Chakra is the 7th chakra and is associated with your connection to the Divine/Universe. When in balance you can expect to have and feel more connected to the Divine, as well as Higher Self. Increasing that sense of feeling more peaceful from within. Clarity of mind and not feeling so disconnected, bored and unfulfilled in life, is also associated with a more balanced chakra. However, when imbalanced that feeling of boredom, confusion of the mind and feeling disconnected is common. There is also that possibility of feeling really lethargic or experiencing trouble sleeping at night. With this usually being associated with those who are working in very toxic, fast-paced environments.

COLOUR
Purple is the colour that resonates with the Crown Chakra. However, the colour white and silver can also resonate with the Crown Chakra too. The colour purple is known as the colour of royalty, spirituality and wealth. Whilst bringing the colour into your life, maybe through makeup, clothing or nails can support you in balancing your Crown Chakra.

CRYSTALS
Crystals are also linked to the different chakras in your body. You can wear your chose Crown Chakra crystal, hold it during meditation or have it in your space with the intention of healing the Crown Chakra. You can also wear crystals in the form of jewellery too. Crystals that are associated with the Crown Chakra include: Amethyst, Clear Quartz and Selenite.

EXPAND YOUR MIND
Boredom and a cluttered mind are linked to an imbalanced Crown Chakra. So, choose to expand your mind and work on your personal/spiritual development by reading, taking courses/workshops or listen to podcast. In doing so, you are challenging beliefs, perceptions and perspectives that you may be holding that are hindering you. The more you learn the more you expand your mind.

MEDITATION
Bring clarity and calm to your mind through meditation. Whilst also helping yourself to enhance your connection to the Divine, as well as your Higher Self. Overtime, this might lead to increase inner guidance and just feeling more connected from above. A meditation that I recommend is The Guided Chakra Cleanse. It works through all of the chakras too. Not just the Crown Chakra.

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Building a relationship with Spirit is a job that only you can do. It requires dedication and practice too. By developing your own spiritual practice you enhance your connection with Spirit. This practice is personal to you and may include a dedicate space, like an altar. In that space and in your practice include practices and tools that resonate with you, eg: candles, crystals, tarot/Oracle/Angel cards, meditation and/or prayer.

A meditation that I recommend is The Guided Chakra Cleanse. It works through all of the chakras too. Not just the Crown Chakra.


Chanel Marie – Spiritual Teacher (QTS), Psychic Guide & Mentor, Master Healer, & Nail Tech. You can find out more about working with me here.

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INDIGO: THIRD EYE CHAKRA

Lets begin with: What are chakras?

Essentially they are energy centres inside and outside the body. Energy flows through these centres and around the body. However, energy expands, shrinks and become stagnant depending on what’s going on within and around us. Too little or too much energy can lead to imbalances that manifest physically, mentally or emotionally.

There are 7 main chakras in the body and they are:

Root Chakra – Red
Sacral Chakra – Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
Heart Chakra – Geeen
Throat Chakra – Blue
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
Crown Chakra – Purple

Each one corresponding to a particular colour, as indicated above. The chakras also correspond to different body parts too. Which is useful to know because some imbalances in the chakras can manifest themselves as ailments or pain the body.

Over the next few weeks I’ll sharing more about each Chakra in turn. Also sharing beauty tips and routines, aligned with each chakra, to support you to also embrace your own natural beauty.

Today, it is all about the Third Eye Chakra.

Location: Just above and in-between brows
Colour: Indigo
Resonance: Intuition,wisdom, vision/clairvoyance, imagination
Physical symptoms: Head pain, especially in centre of forehead or throbbing.
Third Eye Chakra imbalanced: Ignore intuition, lacking creativity or imagination, dreamy or disorganised
Third Eye Chakra balance: Intuitive, clear vision, objective and good self awareness

The Chakra that everybody who gets into spirituality seems to be want to be able to open. Wanting to be able to see the truth and receive clear visions. However, forcing your Third Eye chakra to open can create a whole load of issues. Just like opening up a Pandora’s Box when you are not ready to see what is hidden inside. Therefore, it is always best to allow it to open naturally and work on this chakra daily in order to cleanse, balance and harmonise it. Allowing yourself the opportunity to receive the guidance and visions that you are ready to receive at the right time.

When balanced you are more able to stay in the present moment, as well as remain focused. As opposed to living in either the past or the present and letting the mind constantly wander from one thing to the next. It’s also associated with hahinv a clear vision for yourself and the direction of your life. Therefore, having somewhere and something to aim for. Maybe even really putting into practice using your imagination to bring into fruition. Being a spiritual chakra, it also relates to having spiritual vision, such as clairvoyanxe and being able to see the truth, as well as the bigger picture.

When out of balance you may find that you find it a change to “trust the vibes and visions that you get”. Therefore, when you receive intuitive hunches you may be more likely to second guess or dismiss them altogether. It is also possible that you find yourself lacking in imagination and creativity. Leaning more on the side of using the faculties of your Conscious Mind, such as over analysing and rational thinking. Frequent headaches and just not living in the world are signs of Third Eye imbalance. Not to mention more serious issues that require medical attention.

COLOUR
Wearing Indigo or utilising the Third Eye symbol are a simple way that you can support, cleanse or balance your Third Eye Chakra on a daily basis. I found that doing this alongside the deeper work of energy or psychic development work to be really beneficial way in self-healing, as well as developing psychic abilities. See the image below for the ways that you can nail it.

CRYSTALS
Crystals are also linked to the different chakras in your body. You can carry them with you, wear as jewellery, hold them during meditation, place over your Third Eye chakra during meditation. Even simply having a Third Eye chakra crystal around you when doing psychic development or intuitive development work may prove beneficial. Two of my personal favourites linked to the Third Eye are Lapis Lazuli and Amethyst.

MEDITATION/VISUALISATION
Meditation helps to increase your spiritual awareness and calm the mind, so that Divine guidance can be received. You can blend this with visualisation too. Visualising your Third Eye Chakra as a spinning wheel of Indigo light. As it spins visualise the dense energy being dissolved and transmuted into light. If you prefer to do a guided meditation then my recommendation would be The Guided Chakra Cleanse. It works through all of the chakras too. Not just the Third Eye Chakra.

Add a mudra to your meditation, like this one for the Third Eye Chakra. Mudras are believed to increase the flow of life force energy. They’re a good way to amplify and direct the e energy of your intention.

Chanel Marie – Experienced Teacher (QTS), Master Angelic Reiki Healer, Crystal Therapist, VTCT Beauty Therapist, OPI GelColor Nail Tech, Psychic Medium, Spiritual Mentor and Soul Awakening Guide. You can find out more about working with me here.

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BLUE: THROAT CHAKRA

Lets begin with: What are chakras?

Essentially they are energy centres inside and outside the body. Energy flows through these centres and around the body. However, energy expands, shrinks and become stagnant depending on what’s going on within and around us. Too little or too much energy can lead to imbalances that manifest physically, mentally or emotionally.

There are 7 main chakras in the body and they are:

Root Chakra – Red
Sacral Chakra – Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
Heart Chakra – Geeen
Throat Chakra – Blue
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
Crown Chakra – Purple

Each one corresponding to a particular colour, as indicated above. The chakras also correspond to different body parts too. Which is useful to know because some imbalances in the chakras can manifest themselves as ailments or pain the body.

Over the next few weeks I’ll sharing more about each Chakra in turn. Also sharing beauty tips and routines, aligned with each chakra, to support you to also embrace your own natural beauty.

Today, it is all about the Throat Chakra.

Location: Centre of neck at the Throat
Colour: Blue
Resonance: Communication, truth and self-expression
Physical symptoms: Tension in shoulders or neck, nose, throat, jaw, teeth or thyroid
Throat Chakra imbalanced: Inability to or fear of speaking your truth, writer’s block,
Throat Chakra balance: Speak your truth, follow through on your word, especially around purpose and career, ability to communicate clearly and listen

The Throat Chakra is the fifth chakra and is located in the centre of the neck where the throat can be found. This chakra focuses upon expression and communication. When balanced you are confident in and able to speak your truth with love, as well as express yourself clearly. With this also relating to your ability to speak for truth and be honest with yourself too. Therefore, when balanced you embrace your own individuality, quirkiness and uniqueness. Having a real sense of personal expression that supports you in speaking up, as well as following your purpose and vocation. Doing so, without fear of what others say or think, especially when in harmony with the Sacral Chakra.

When imbalanced you may feel shy, inhibited or fearful of speaking your truth or being heard. Fear of judgement from others and worrying about what other people may think tending to pre occupy your mind. The inability to listen to others or hear their point of view, especially when it opposes yours is also related to an imbalance in this chakra. Keeping in mind that listening is a key communication skill. Also, you may find that imbalance in the throat chakra can lead to be being a gossip queen/king and being overly critical of yourself or others.

MEDITATION
Meditation that focuses on the balancing, harmonizing and activating the Throat Chakra is a great way to help with any imbalances. You can blend this with breathing techniques or chanting. Using your voice through chanting is a great way to clear your throat chakra and basically find your voice again. A meditation that I recommend is The Guided Chakra Cleanse. It works through all of the chakras too. Not just the Throat Chakra.

COLOUR
Blue is the colour that resonates with the Throat Chakra. Blue relates to communication, truth, peace, calm and serenity. Therefore it is a really good choice for interviews or any kind of public speaking. Paint your nails in your favourite blue shade or paint an accept nail in that shade with a nail art design. See below for idea

CRYSTALS
Crystals are also linked to the different chakras in your body. You can carry them with you, hold them during meditation, placed on the Throat Chakra or have them closeby when getting ready to go out in order to amplify the energy of your intention. Also giving you a little reminder of your intention to activate or bring balance to your Throat chakra. Crystals associated with this chakra are: Turquoise, Sodalite and Aquamarine.


Chanel Marie – Experienced Teacher (QTS), Master Angelic Reiki Healer, Crystal Therapist, VTCT Beauty Therapist, OPI GelColor Nail Tech, Psychic Medium, and Soul Awakening Guide. You can find out more about working with me here.

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GREEN: HEART CHAKRA

Lets begin with: What are chakras?

Essentially they are energy centres inside and outside the body. Energy flows through these centres and around the body. However, energy expands, shrinks and become stagnant depending on what’s going on within and around us. Too little or too much energy can lead to imbalances that manifest physically, mentally or emotionally.

There are 7 main chakras in the body and they are:

Root Chakra – Red
Sacral Chakra – Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
Heart Chakra – Geeen
Throat Chakra – Blue
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
Crown Chakra – Purple

Each one corresponding to a particular colour, as indicated above. The chakras also correspond to different body parts too. Which is useful to know because some imbalances in the chakras can manifest themselves as ailments or pain the body.

Over the next few weeks I’ll sharing more about each Chakra in turn. Also sharing beauty tips and routines, aligned with each chakra, to support you to also embrace your own natural beauty.

Today, it is all about the Heart Chakra.

Location: Heart region
Colour: Green and pink
Resonance: Love, compassion, attachments, trust and passion
Physical symptoms: Breathing or heart related issues, possibly Asthma
Heart Chakra imbalanced: Lack of trust, pain from heart break and inability to get over emotional pain, holding onto emotional pain, co-dependent, isolation and fear of rejection
Heart Chakra balance: Self-loving, compassion for self and others, strong trust in self and in others too

HEART CHAKRA

This chakra relates to love and connection. When in balance you feel connected to others and are able to connect with others on different levels. You are also able to give and receive love without conditions. Whilst experiencing a greater sense of love and compassion for yourself, as well as others.

The Heart Chakra tends to be one that is blocked as you experience life challenges, such as heartache, loss, grief, bereavement or hold onto resentments towards those who have hurt you. Struggles in manifesting, especially in love are possible when this chakra is blocked because you are: limiting your capacity to feel loving energy and for energy to flow from the higher to lower chakras (and vice versa) to bring your manifestations into form.

COLOUR
Green is the colour that is associated with the Heart Chakra. However, when the heart chakra is vibrating at a higher frequency or when we are connecting to that Higher Heart Chakra area then we may connect to the colour pink. Either way both colours give off that vibe of healing, love and compassion.

Bring Green/Pink into your life as a Divine reminder to give yourself the healing, love and nurturing that you so freely have given to others. Wearing Green (or pink) or eating green foods are a simple way that you can support, balance or activate the Heart Chakra on a daily basis. I found that doing this alongside the deeper work of energy healing and inner work to be really beneficial way of facilitating self-healing. See the image below for the ways that you can nail your mood and vibration.

CRYSTALS
Crystals are also linked to the different chakras in your body. You can carry them with you, hold them during meditation, place over your heart chakra during meditation or wear in the form of a necklace which rests at the Heart chakra. Even simply having a Heart chakra crystals around your home can help to raise the vibration to the frequency of love. One of the obvious heart crystals is Rose Quartz. However, other suggestions include Green Aventurine, Green Calcite, Mangano Calcite and Malachite. You can discover heart healing rituals in my Crystals and Rituals ebook.

ANGELIC REIKI
Angelic Reiki is an energy healing modality channelled from the Angels/Angelic Kingdom. In an Angelic Reiki session the simply creates and holds a space for you to receive healing directly from the Angelic Kingdom. Doing so, without human intervention in the forms of recalling symbols, hand movements or placing hands over/on the body.

The Angels can go to the root of the issue where the problem/pain manifested, where the energy can be transmuted by the Angels or brought to the conscious awareness of the client. Allowing them to complete the soul lesson or gain whatever wisdom, blessing or understanding that they need in order to facilitate their healing.

Emotional pain and trauma often leaves an energetic imprint, leading to blocks and stagnant energy. Sometimes we cannot remember the origins of the pain/trauma because our mind will not allow it (it’s blocked out) for our safety. Yet, the Angels can go to origins to bring healing and transmuting of the energy. So that it can no longer hold you back.

There are obviously lots of other forms of healing and you must choose what resonates with you. However, I share this as it helped me immensely with Heart Chakra healing and I offer Angelic Reiki sessions.

AFFIRMATIONS
Affirmations are great if your mind and heart energy are congruent – in agreement – with the affirmation. Where there is no agreement between mind and heart, believing and accepting the affirmations can be really hard. Often resulting in people giving up altogether. One way that you can help yourself is by being really mindful of the wording that you use and simply checking in with yourself to see how it feels. Some Heart Chakra affirmation suggestions are:

  • I completely love and accept myself
  • I open my heart to give and receive love
  • I forgive myself
  • I am enough
  • I am worthy of giving and receiving unconditional love

Blending affirmations with ‘Mirror Work’ can also be really powerful for those who are ready for it.

FORGIVENESS
The most powerful spiritual practice of them all and the one that every single spiritual teacher ‘worth their salt’ will speak about. That being said, I know first-hand how challenging it can be to even contemplate the idea of forgiving someone who has hurt you. Particularly, when the pain caused was not even your fault. However, I also understand that holding onto the anger, bitterness, jealousy, rage and resentment keeps you in an energetic deadlock with the person, as well as the situation from the past. Often resulting in stuck energy on the one hand, whilst also being an energetic match for more of the same.

Forgiveness can begin with setting the intention that you will forgive yourself and the other person(s). Then allowing yourself to be guided by the angels, your intuition, Higher Self or God to ways to support yourself in truly forgiving.

It can be a long journey and you may not get there overnight. However, with practice you eventually arrive at the point where you feel that energy of lightness and peace within that comes from forgiveness.

Click here for a simple prayer from my Crystals and Rituals ebook that you can use alongside your crystal healing rituals or alone.


Chanel Marie – Experienced Teacher (QTS), Master Angelic Reiki Healer, Crystal Therapist, VTCT Beauty Therapist, OPI GelColor Nail Tech, Psychic Medium, Spiritual & Self-Love Mentor and Soul Awakening Guide. You can find out more about working with me here.

YELLOW: SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

Lets begin with: What are chakras?

Essentially they are energy centres inside and outside the body. Energy flows through these centres and around the body. However, energy expands, shrinks and become stagnant depending on what’s going on within and around us. Too little or too much energy can lead to imbalances that manifest physically, mentally or emotionally.

There are 7 main chakras in the body and they are:

Root Chakra – Red
Sacral Chakra – Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
Heart Chakra – Geeen
Throat Chakra – Blue
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
Crown Chakra – Purple

Each one corresponding to a particular colour, as indicated above. The chakras also correspond to different body parts too. Which is useful to know because some imbalances in the chakras can manifest themselves as ailments or pain the body.

Over the next few weeks I’ll sharing more about each Chakra in turn. Also sharing beauty tips and routines, aligned with each chakra, to support you to also embrace your own natural beauty.

Today, it is all about the Solar Plexus Chakra.

Location: Upper abdomen
Color: Yellow
Resonance: Self-confidence, power, self-worth and self-esteem
Physical symptoms: Issues with digestion or weak abdominal muscles
Solar Plexus Chakra imbalanced: Lack of confidence, self-doubt, self-loathing or hot tempered
Solar Plexus Chakra balance: Confident, Know your own value and comfortable with simply being you

Your Solar Plexus is considered your seat of power. Associated with identity, confidence, personal power and intuition. When balanced you are likely to have healthy self-esteem, feel confident, believe in yourself and motivated to achieve your goals. You also be more likely to be able to trust your intuition and follow through without overanalysing or second guessing yourself.

However, when imbalanced you might be prone to looking outside of yourself for validation or approval. Being controlling and manipulative of others, whilst experiencing self doubt and a lack of confidence, are all signs of imbalance within this chakra.

Also, if you are sensitive to energy then you might find that you place a protective hand over your Solar Plexus area when in toxic environments or crowded places. I used to do this alot and one of my mentors explained that this is a common response by lightworkers and empaths because the Solar Plexus is your power centre. Without knowing it you are seeking to protect your power.

COLOUR
The colour associated with the Solar Plexus is yellow. Yellow also resonates with the sun. Radiating positivity, joy, hope and optimism. Wisdom, clarity and intuition are also associated with yellow. Work with yellow on those days when you’re feeling blue and need an injection of happiness in your life. Also, adding yellow foods to your meal, yellow flowers to your home or yellow nails/eyeshadow can bring balance to your Solar Plexus.

CRYSTALS
Crystals are also linked to the different chakras in your body. You can carry them with you, hold them during meditation, placed on the Solar Plexus or have them closeby when getting ready to go out in order to amplify the energy of your intention. Also giving you a little reminder of your intention to activate or bring balance to your Solar Plexus chakra. Crystals associated with this chakra are: Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Honey Calcite and Pyrite.

THE BREATH
Place your hand over your diaphragm. Focus your attention here and upon breathing into your diaphragm. Feeling it expand on the inhale. Do this for a few breaths to get a natural rhythm going. Then also focus on contracting at the end of your exhale to release the breath and expel oxygen.

Sounds basic yet working with the breath with intention is powerful for moving energy.

Other suggestions include:
• Angelic Reiki
• Meditation
• Affirmations


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ORANGE: SACRAL CHAKRA

Lets begin with: What are chakras?

Essentially they are energy centres inside and outside the body. Energy flows through these centres and around the body. However, energy expands, shrinks and become stagnant depending on what’s going on within and around us. Too little or too much energy can lead to imbalances that manifest physically, mentally or emotionally.

There are 7 main chakras in the body and they are:

Root Chakra – Red
Sacral Chakra – Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
Heart Chakra – Geeen
Throat Chakra – Blue
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
Crown Chakra – Purple

Each one corresponding to a particular colour, as indicated above. The chakras also correspond to different body parts too. Which is useful to know because some imbalances in the chakras can manifest themselves as ailments or pain the body.

Over the next few weeks I’ll sharing more about each Chakra in turn. Also sharing beauty tips and routines, aligned with each chakra, to support you to also embrace your own natural beauty.

Today, it is all about the Sacral Chakra.

Location: Lower abdomen
Color: Orange and gold
Resonance: Feelings, creativity, sexuality & desires, intuition
Physical symptoms: Menstrual cycle issues, lower back or bladder
Sacral Chakra imbalanced: Overly emotional, addictions, high/low sexual appetite……
Sacral Chakra balance: Emotionally connected, able to enjoy deep pleasure (joy, sexual)…..

The Sacral Chakra governs our emotions and creativity, as well as our emotions. This chakra dealing with a our feelings and our ability to feel. When this chakra is balanced we find it easier to feel, deal and respond to emotions in a healthier way. Finding it easy to give ourselves permission to feel joy and experience pleasure in our daily lives. This also includes giving and receiving pleasure sexually. However, when imbalanced there may be a tendency to be clingy or overly emotional. In addition to this, self-expression may be repressed and being able to listen to your intuition, especially understanding and interpreting your emotions can be a struggle. Repressed sexual trauma may also be housed here too, as well as feelings such as guilt and shame.

BUTTERFLY POSE

COLOUR
Wearing or eating foods in the colour orange can also support with balancing your Sacral Chakra. This is because each colour has its own frequency and healing benefits. Often I find that I am drawn to a specific colour at different points in my life. So, one thing I started to do was blend that colour into my beauty and makeup routine, such as nail art and eyeshadow. Later down the line I discovered that working intuitively with colour is a great way to heal and maintain wellbeing in the chakras. You could also include gold too.

Being intuitively drawn to these colours at key points in my life was something I found happened and still happens for me. I take this as a sign of where I need to focus my healing work.

So, let’s explore some of the mood and healing benefits of Orange:

Energy balance: Resonates with the Sacral Chakra, just below the belly button. Connected to emotional wellbeing, creativity, intuitive feelings, sexuality and sensuality. The ability to express the real you freely.
Mood: Orange is the colour of optimism and imagination. Activate those sparks of creativity and help yourself overcome lack of motivation or the dreaded procrastination.

Make-up by me. Urban Decay Naked Heat. Revolution Foundation Base Stick. Lipstick by Revolon. Blusher by YSL.

CRYSTALS
Bring crystals into your daily life through meditation, visualization, energy rituals or wearing them as jewellery. Some crystal suggestions include: Orange Carnelian, Orange Calcite and Rose Quartz.

Jewellery created by me and available from Soul Story Ldn on Etsy or contact me personally to order.

HIPS DON’T LIE
Dance, such as belly dancing or anything where you move the hips is a good place to start when it comes to the Sacral Chakra. Particularly if you are some that feels out of sorts with the feminine, your body, self expression or sensuality.


Disclaimer: Please note that the Sacral is also where sexual trauma can also be stored. If emotions or memories come up regarding this, either with you or someone else on your ancestral home please consult relevant professionals in this area.

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Chanel Marie is a psychic mentor and guide, Angelic Reiki Master and Crystal Therapist. Also, fully qualified as a level 2 beauty therapist and opi gel colour nail tech.