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.

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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. Working with my guides, Angels, Ancestors and Orishas to guides, as well as assist.

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.

MEDITATION
There are lots of great meditations specifically for the Sacral Chakra using chants, reiki and everything in-between. I’ve created a 30-second self love & healing (pattern interrupt) meditation. You can check it out here.

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.

Want to work with me? If you feel drawn to work with me for healing or spiritual guidance then please reach out here.

PATTERN INTERRUPT ANXIETY

Lockdown 3 in the UK. The uncertainty and sudden change. 5 years ago this would have sent my anxiety through the roof.

Change and uncertainty became my trigger points after the sudden passing of my nan and attempted murder of my father 5 years ago. From that point any sudden changes or glimmer of uncertainty sent me into panic. Even being asked to do something out of the blue that I had done many times before would send fear through my body.

And it felt like I couldn’t stop it.

Although, I definitely tried my hardest to hide it. Which simply made me feel even more anxious.

However, when I look back I’m pretty sure that I had been experiencing low level anxiety most of my life. Yet being in this heightened state of alert had become my default setting. With the sudden, sad changes in my life being the catalyst my body needed to finally let me know that it was stressed out.

Having self healed in the past I knew that the only way for me to move through the anxiety was to go to the root of the issue and heal from there. Using the energy healing modalities I knew I started doing the inner work and healing.

However, in the meantime I still needed to be able to manage the symptoms on a daily basis. Those times when in the moment I would shake, feel panicky or breathless. So, I did my research. Finding tools and practices that could be applied in the moment.

I’m not going to lie, it was a case of trial and error. Whereby, I found some things more effective than others or some practices more effective in one scenario than other. A few of which I’ll be sharing here and on my social media pages. So, keep an eye out and check what resonates because I dont believe there is a one size fits all approach.

The first practice is taken from NLP and is called a Pattern Interrupt. Essentially, it’s an interruption that breaks a habit or state (such as a trail of negative thoughts). Repeated over time, it helps to stop you reverting to old patterns of thinking and behaving.

What I found is that using a Pattern Interrupt creates a pause which gives you time to shift state, change behaviour or thinking. Just like catching yourself in the moment and choosing again.

There are lots of types of Pattern Interrupts which can be researched. One such being the snapping of a hair band on a wrist, as introduced to me by a hypnthetapist and one of my Spiritual Mentors.

I’ve created the above 30-sec self love and healing video that you can use to interrupt a pattern of negative thoughts. It can also be used to support you in cleansing and balancing your Root Chakra. Something that no doubt will help many at this time.

Let me know how you get on. If you want to experience a 1:1 distant healing session then you can contact me here.

FULL MOON IN CANCER LOADING…..

We end the year as it began with a Full Moon in Cancer.

Sara Shakeel image.
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FULL MOON 101
Full Moon is a time when the moon is illuminated. It shines a light on the unseen and into the darkness, including the darkness within. A time when emotions tend to rise to the surface. A time when your intuition tends to be on point. Therefore, it is known for being a time to acknowledge, feel and release what no longer serves you and your vision. What isn’t in alignment with what you are going in, working on or manifesting. It’s also a time for forgiveness and gratitude, especially if you are noticing that old feelings, wounds and inner child issues rising coming up for you.

CANCER FULL MOON
“Cancer extends the invitation to come back home to yourself.” – My Higher Self.

Releasing who and what is not in alignment with that.  Cancer is a sign that tends to give people chances (I know because I am a Cancerian). However, when a Cancerian is done they are well and truly DONE. Q: What are you done with? Who or what has been given too many chances? This energy is about CLOSURE. That could even be closure on your own denial, excuses and toxic habits.

FULL MOON HEALING
Give yourself permission to see the wound that keeps pushing through for air. It could be an issue with someone from the past that has never been resolved, inner child work that you have been ignoring or a loss from 2020 that you aren’t allowing yourself to grieve. NOTE: if its coming up then its doing so for a reason. It’s time to heal it so that you can move forward and receive your hearts desire, or simply feel peace within. Excess baggage does not need to be dragged into 2021. Trust me, we will have enough to deal with.

This full moon is arriving at the perfect time to support us in all in letting go on a mind, body and spirit level. So, that we can start 2021 with fresh perspective and new foundations to build upon. Putting into practice all that we’ve learned in 2020. This isnt a time to be following crowds. It’s time to go within and follow your own inner guidance to heal, awaken and become.

What is tomorrow’s Full Moon revealing to you?

What is it time to release?

BAD VIBES DON’T GO WITH MY OUTFIT

Bad Vibes Don’t Go With My Outfit” is the theme for the first Soul Story London collection. It’s all about protecting your spirit, your energy and yourself.

Right now, we are living in a time where there is a lot of negative energy flying around. We are seeing it on our TVs, the towns we live and maybe even with the people we are connecting with. In fact, may be you are projecting some negative vibes too. Whilst it is perfectly normal to feel some kinda way about what is happening and encountering negative energy is just part of life. It is important to not indulge in this energy to the point that it:

  • Brings you down
  • Leaves you feeling drained
  • Creates overwhelm and anxiety within
  • Impacts on your well-being

Which is where protecting your energy comes into play

Now, there are many ways to that you can do this, tools that you can use and people you can work with. However, Soul Story London jewellery is the home of crystals, talismans, amulets and beautiful things. So, that’s where the focus for us begins.

Crystals are a great addition to your spiritual (protection) practise. Working with your energy to support you with aligning with the intention you set and anything else that you may need energetically. As such there are specific crystals that you can work with that support you in protecting your energy and are known for the spiritual/energy protection benefits.

In the “Bad Vibes Don’t Go With My Outfit” collection the focus is on Black Onyx and Hematite. Blending this with, one of the most famous spiritual symbols of them all, being the Evil Eye.

BLACK ONYX
Black Onyx is a popular protection crystal that is often set in jewellery for luxe brands such as Bvlgari. It is a beautiful, shiny stone that can be used alongside other crystals to bring protection to the wearer by transmuting negative energy into positive energy.

The kind of things that Black Onyx is most effective at protection from, include:

  • Low vibes that you may not be aware of, eg: jealousy, Negative Nellies and other occurrences that may be draining your energy on the downlow.
  • When going into conversations/meetings that may get a little heated
    Whilst out and about at events or in a big city where there is a lot of energy moving around
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  • Assist you in seeing your negativity and self-sabotaging behaviour, which helps you to make changes for the better.

HEMATITE
Hematite is the ultimate grounding crystal that will bring your right back down to Earth when you have been working with the Higher (Spiritual) chakras or when life in the real-world just feels off-balance or a little chaotic. It also supports you in harnessing your own power and inner strength.

You can work with Hematite when you want to:

  • Get grounded so that you are not swayed by what is going on around you
  • Be more focused on everyday activities and what is important to you
  • Take a slower and steady pace rather than rushing in

These are really key benefits, especially when things are challenging around. This is because challenging times are the times when you can be prone to rush in, become overly emotional and maybe accept things that you may not ordinarily accept, eg: jobs, opportunities. I know for myself that there have been times when the benefits of Hematite’s energy wouldn’t have gone amiss, especially when making early career decisions, often in the heat of the moment.

EVIL EYE
This is probably one of the most famous spiritual symbols. Worn in the form of jewellery by celebrities such as Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Anniston and Meghan Markle.

The story of the Evil Eye can be traced back to the Greeks and Romans, as well as world religions such as Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

Evil Eye is believed to be a glance/stare/glare that is intended to cause harm. Therefore, by wearing the symbol of the Evil Eye the wearer will be protected and attract more positivity to themselves.

Although, crystals, amulets and talismans have their own spiritual benefits and properties, it is important to remember this: YOU have the real beauty, power and magic already within you. It is through your positive intentions and actions that you are able to reap the benefits that are awaiting your arrival.

So, that’s a little overview of the current collection. I hope that you love wearing your Soul Story London jewellery and remember to: “Keep your intentions pure and in love, and your deeds good.”

With love,
Chanel Marie xo

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AWAKENING: When The Struggle Is Real!

Sometimes the process of Awakening sounds so easy.

You can see and feel it all breaking open around and within you. So, go for it and take the leap “the Universe will catch you”.

But, let’s be real for a minute. The process of Awakening isn’t always easy.

No matter how many times you experience an Awakening it can feel like your world is falling apart. Not to forget that every person’s Awakening trigger is different, be it:

  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Mental health
  • Job loss
  • That niggling feeling
  • Aha moment

Which means taking that leap may not feel that easy to do. So, that desire to cling and hold it all together for dear life is a thing.

The struggle feels real.

It’s realer still, when you consider that you Awakening also involves:

  • Awakening to your shadows
  • Feeling the pain or the stories that you’d buried within you

Often, Awakening to it all without the tools, awareness or knowledge of how to deal with what is coming up for you.

So, don’t beat yourself up if Awakening feels like chaos, pain, turmoil, stress, overwhelm…

Don’t feel pressured into taking the leap because ‘they’ say that “the Universe will catch you”.

Yet, don’t allow yourself to sit in the ship that’s sinking.

So, what the hell can you do?

SUGGESTIONS

Catch your breath

In times of Awakening your vibration is rising. The energy can feel unsettled and ungrounded. With the changes sending your mind and body into an almost fight or flight mode. You might feel out of balance and your mind might feel frazzled. Fear may be reigning supreme. Which isn’t the best place for most people to be making decisions from.

Ask

What one thing can you do today, right now, to support yourself through this process? Who can you call, connect with or work with? Who gets it and gets you and can guide you through it? Who can hold a safe space for you to reveal, feel and heal? 

Signs

Call on your Spirit Bff’s and Angels to give you a sign on the next step to take.
Be patient. Be aware. Receive your sign. Take inspired action.

Remember

Most of all be kind to yourself and remember “This too shall pass“.

Because, believe or not: You’ve got this!

With love x


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