by Rachel Wetzsteon, PhD
Meditation, in my opinion, is the single greatest healing modality and self-care activity that we can do for ourselves. It costs us nothing but a bit of time each day in awareness and stillness.
There are many options for meditation, including guided meditation CDs or specific training programs. However, it can really be as simple as setting aside a time each day to close our eyes and allow ourselves and our minds to become quiet. Its most remarkable effect is the change in our personal energy field.
Everything is energy. We think of ourselves, our books, the trees, etc as solid, but at the foundation of everything is an energy (often referred to as Lifeforce energy) which is constantly vibrating at various frequencies. Thus, we each have a personal vibration and an energy field that encompasses our physical body.
We have 7 major energy centers, called Chakras – the Root Chakra (red) at our groin, the Sacral Chakra (orange) at our lower abdomen, the Solar Plexus Chakra (yellow) at our upper abdomen, the Heart Chakra (green) at the center of our chest, the Throat Chakra (blue) at our throat, the Third Eye Chakra (indigo) at our forehead, and the Crown Chakra (violet) at the top of our head. These energy centers should be open, flowing, and bright. Over time, these energy centers become clogged with more dense, lower vibration energy as a result of our emotional holding and our life experiences.
At the start of my self-healing journey, I learned from a Reiki energy healer that I had a closed Root Chakra and a closed Throat Chakra. When I arrived at this knowledge I did a lot of self-exploration and learning about Chakras. My physical issues and life challenges were explained by the dysfunction in my energy field. I had a general lack of energy – which I learned was literally a lack of energy flowing into my energy field through my Root Chakra because it was closed. Also, I had been diagnosed with mononucleosis several times in my life and had difficulty expressing myself as a result of my closed Throat Chakra.
Through meditation and self-awareness, I experienced clearing and opening of these energy centers. I now feel a much greater vitality and enthusiasm, as well as a greater ability to express myself that is noticeable to my friends and family.
The consequence of our holding of lower vibration energies in our energy field is that we become habitual in our reactions and emotions and we also experience physical dis-ease. Meditation, as well as energy healing, enables us to break up the dense energies in our energy field. So, instead of feeling low vibration emotions, such as fear, guilt, anger, grief, and shame, we can transcend to higher vibration levels where we are able to feel more love, compassion, and joy on a regular basis.
When our energy field is at a high vibration level, our body expresses full presence, flexibility, and perfect health. Our emotions have a very powerful effect on the function and health of our bodies. Meditation is essential in the healing of our thoughts and our emotions.
If you are experiencing any emotional or physical dis-ease, life challenges, or simply a lack of joy and passion, take the step into self-healing and awareness. It will truly change your life and change your body. We are meant to experience love, happiness, and health through ease, not struggle. Choose to allow self-healing and enjoy the journey!
Rachel Wetzsteon, PhD, is a Shaman and Lifestyle Coach. Rachel facilitates Shamanic energy healing to enable physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for her clients. She has a doctoral degree in exercise physiology and a passion for helping people live healthy, joyous lives, with ease. She also coaches her clients in using spiritual concepts to create the wonderful life we long for. Contact Rachel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 612-325-3348 if you are interested in an energy healing session or if you have any other questions. Her website is www.rachelwetzsteon.com