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Fox Energy Spirit Guide.

The fox is the perfect spirit animal to call upon when you need to use your discernment. Known for being cunning and sly, this is a rather harsh judgement upon the fox whose energy actually is very playful and loving once you take the time to get to know them.

Like a cat, foxes do not suffer fools and may take a long time to learn to trust you, but once the trust has been established the fox is a loyal best friend, much like a dog. The fox beautifully holds the dual energies of the cat and the dog, embodying the independent nature of the cat along with the reliability of the dog. The fox looks out for itself first and knows when to come forward and be seen and when to remain in the shadow looking out for itself. So the fox is a great energy to tap into when you need a dose of discernment and self belief.

Fox energy can help you to judge tricky people and situations and to give you a clue as to how you might manage to protect your own energy in a diplomatic, self protective manner in situations that are uncomfortable or difficult. Fox can help you to know when to speak up, but more significantly when to stay silent and allow events to unfold. If some people take this style of self shielding to be sly then so be it. Other people’s perceptions are never a priority for the fox.

Tap into Fox energy when you are in need of:

  • Using your discernment.
  • Figuring out if a person or situation is right for you.
  • Tapping into your own shadow self and facing your darker side without guilt, shame or regret.
  • Figuring out a way around situations that avoids direct confrontation.
  • Deciding between disclosure, or keeping things to yourself.
  • Being confident in your own intuition and inner knowing.

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Sacral Chakra Healing.

The sacral chakra is located in the area of the womb and it is the emotional centre of our energy chakras. This area is where we can tap into our vital life force, our vitality, motivation, drive, desires, pleasure, sensuality and sexual desires.

When our Sacral Chakra is in balance we have a zest for life, we are motivated and enjoy life. We have interests, passions, things that we feel strongly about and wish to put our energy into. We know what we want, what makes us feel good, where and how to find pleasure and joy in life. We are in healthy and happy relationships that are not bound by co-dependency. We stand as sovereign individuals, in touch with our emotions, with our sexuality and with our desires and goals and we work towards achieving all we want in life.

Healing the Sacral is beneficial to do soon after, or inline with root chakra healing. Both the root and sacral chakras are feminine in nature and working with these feminine energies on grounding into our Selves and our environment before working deeply on our emotions is important and this is powerful healing work.

Symptoms of Sacral Chakra Imbalance:

  • Emotional imbalances – fear, anxiety, self-doubt, depression.
  • Co-dependant/unhealthy/toxic relationships.
  • Lack of personal boundaries.
  • Addictions.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • No drive, passion or desire to do anything.
  • Receiving no pleasure from life.
  • Inability to motivate yourself.
  • Physical symptoms include reproductive problems including fertility, impotence, menstrual issues, problems with reproductive organs, lower abdomen and back pain, kidney and stomach problems.

    As I was working on my own sacral chakra while doing this work in October 2020, I came down very ill very suddenly. My abdomen bloated horribly and I was in a lot of pain in my lower abdomen and back areas. I couldn’t walk and had no choice but to go to bed and rest. It wasn’t until the next day when I woke up and began thinking about writing this blog that I realised that what had happened to me was a physical purging of the pent up energy I had been holding in my sacral chakra. I have never before had such an intense physical response to the spiritual inner work I have done. I spoke to a lady I know who was organising a full moon meditation for that weekend and I told her that I had been experiencing this terrible bloating due to past wounding and chakra work – she couldn’t believe it when I told her. As it turned out, she was also doing past wounding work and had had the exact same physical symptoms on exactly the same night as I had. To me this was just proof that this work is extremely important and effective. For myself it was a great confirmation that I was doing just what I needed to be doing, and also it was a warning that the Sacral Chakra work mustn’t be taken lightly. Take your time, allow yourself time to process, purge, process again. Things may come up for you that you have held dormant within yourself for many many years and you must give yourself the time you need to do this healing work thoroughly. This is not the time to be flippant. Sacral chakra healing involves the most raw and deepest wounds that we have received in this life and in all our previous lives before. This is why I have ensured I have done all the work I feel I needed personally before sitting down to write this blog.

Sacral Chakra Healing:

Colour: Orange is the colour to work with during Sacral Chakra work. As with the root chakra and all the chakras though, imagining a white light as part of the chakra healing work allows incorporation of all the colours in the spectrum to be integrated into your healing work. However, working with the colour orange is great for healing the sacral chakra. You can link in with this colour in anyway you feel but wearing orange clothes or jewellery, burning orange candles, eating orange food and visualising an orange light emanating from your sacral chakra are all ways to help integrate colour healing into your chakra work.

Water Elemental Healing: The Sacral chakra has a deep affinity with the element of water. Water is the element that is connected to our emotions. Our sacral chakra can be visualised as a cup, or chalice that sits in our womb/life force space. Within this chalice we hold the source of all life. We are the ones responsible for filling our own cups and we can do this by visualising pure white or golden light filling the space of the sacral chakra and emanating out to fill our entire aura with this replenishing light. Including water activities, especially and most importantly drinking plenty of water, is hugely important during the days and weeks the sacral chakra work is being done. Swimming, bathing, or walking near bodies of water is great for connecting with the sacral chakra.

Journaling – Mother/Womb Wound Healing: Sacral chakra work can often trigger some past trauma connected to Mother wounds. It may also trigger some wounding associated with baby loss. This is why sacral chakra work needs to be approached with an awareness of what can actually come up while doing this intense inner work. It can be shockingly traumatic for those who have suffered neglect, abuse, grief and loss and this work cannot be glossed over as anything less than raw and painful and perhaps overwhelming for those who have deeply rooted trauma linked in with Mother wounds. Once this work has been faced, purged and healed though, it can lead to a sense of peace and personal stability that can help, along with the root chakra ancestral healing, lead to a sense of personal solidity and strength that can carry us through as we continue working on integrating and healing our other chakras.

Crystal Healing: Crystals that work with the sacral chakra are Citrine, Orange Calcite or Quartz, Amber, Sunstone. Also Moonstone can help with the emotional balancing.

Archangel Healing: Again trying to pin down which of the Archangels to call in for support while doing this healing work lends no clear or definite answers. I incorporated this into my sacral chakra oracle reading and the Archangels that came out for me were Archangel Sandalphon, Archangel Jophiel and Archangel Michael. Since Sandalphon and Jophiel were both called into help with the root chakra healing this felt right for me. Archangel Sandalphon helps to gently ground us while Jophiel can help with inspiriting creativity and self care along with helping us to establish our personal boundaries. Archangel Michael, while mostly associated with the throat chakra; this being the only consistency within the research I have done in regards to Archangels and the chakara system, I felt would be perfect to call upon for protection while undergoing the intense emotional purging and healing work that links in with the sacral chakra.

Essential oils: The feminine aspect of the sacral chakra leads me to include oils such as Neroli and Ylang Ylang both of which are calming and balancing on the emotions. Along with these oils Sandalwood would be great for grounding during this work and then there are the obvious Sweet Orange and Mandarin oils to help stimulate the creative, zest for life aspect of the sacral chakra.

If you wish to watch my Sacral Chakra Mother wound reading video you can find the link here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IZUk4t1_94&t=400s

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Base Chakra Healing.

Base chakra healing is always the best place to start when beginning work on your chakra system. The base is your foundation which roots you into your body, your immediate environment, your home, your surroundings your Self and the Earth.

When your base chakra is in balance you are grounded, steadfast, decisive, confident, reliable and resilient. Your base chakra can assist in linking your physical, emotional and spiritual aspects to enable you to live as an integrated and actualized individual who knows what their life purpose is and who steadily works towards their personal goals in life.

There are a number of ways we can work towards healing our base chakra. The first step is to recognise the symptoms within yourself that stem from an imbalanced base chakra so that you can then work on correcting this imbalance and through connection and healing of the base chakra.

Symptoms of Base Chakra Imbalance:

  • Places excess importance on money or material possessions – may manifest as greed, a general sense of lack, never having enough money to get by, hoarding, cluttered environment, needing to own many possessions or have lots of money to feel secure, penny pinching to excess.
  • Excessive tiredness and physical exhaustion.
  • Aggressive or even violent or abusive behaviour.
  • Loss of Self reliance – this may lead to an incessant sense of fear or anxiety, constant fight or flight mode, need to be validated by or supported by others, inability to be alone, inability to be with groups of people, victim mode or attention seeking.
  • Lack mentality – never feeling good enough, feeling that you need more of something or someone to be happy, not knowing what you want in life, being unable to focus on your own goals.
  • Sexual dysfunction – sex addiction or the opposite, a complete lack of sex drive.
  • Over independence and self reliance – while self reliance is something to strive for and healing the base chakra can help to achieve this, sometimes the balance can tip over into toxic energy that results in over independence. This is where a person will be unable or unwilling to recognise the need for help; or to ask for or accept offers of help. This kind of stubborn insistence on independence no matter the cost is a trauma response and can be soothed and eased with base chakra healing.
  • Eating disorders – over eating, food addictions, bulimia, anorexia – any unhealthy relationship with food can be helped through base chakra healing but cannot be solved entirely by chakra work.
    Please note: Some of these conditions are deep rooted and many are trauma centred and require professional help along side your own personal spiritual work to overcome. Needing support to overcome trauma is not a base chakra imbalance, it is a basic human necessity and should not be seen as a symptom of anything other than being a normal human being.

Base Chakra Healing:

There are many ways you can work on healing your chakras once you have identified the patterns and behaviours within your own life that are symptomatic of an out of balance base chakra.

Some of the tools that I use in my own healing work are:

Colour: Base chakra colours are Red, Black, or earthy colours such as copper, brown or grey. I find black is great if you need grounding and centring – if you are struggling with anger, fear, anxiety, stress or feeling out of kilter mentally black is great for grounding you and helping to protect your energy from lower vibrational or negative energies. Red is good for instilling courage and confidence into your energy field and helping you if you need a little boost to get out there and face things that may be causing fear or anxiety – a mixture of black and red can help to ease responses to triggers and lend some solidity, protecting you from past influences and allowing a more reasoned response. You can connect to these colours via the clothes you wear, jewellery, crystals, painting, eating food of that colour – anyway you feel can help connect to the energies within the colours.

Journaling – You will find that I am a huge advocate for journaling. I believe that if you really go deep and write down your thoughts you are in communication with your higher Self, your guides and the universe. Releasing pent up energy via writing it down is, I believe, one of the most cathartic exercises you can do. Journaling helps to illuminate, explore, discover and ultimately get to the truth of who you are, what you want, what your life purpose and goal is and to begin to work towards that. Journaling is one the best tools we have for this kind of inner work and knowing your Self is one of the most powerful medicines for healing the Base chakra and creating a solid foundation on which to build upon.

Earth Elemental Connection: Another very powerful way to balance out your Base chakra is by connecting to the element of Earth. This is a whole blog post in itself but some examples of how you can do this are:

  • Barefoot walks onto soil.
  • Gardening.
  • Growing and eating your own food.
  • Self care.
  • Exercise.
  • Being reliable – keeping your word, finishing tasks, showing up.

Crystal Healing – As mentioned in the colour section, crystals can help to align the energy within them to your chakras. Our chakras are the energy centre of the body. Colours hold within them different frequencies which resonate on different levels. The colour of red holds the lowest frequency, and so is the most in alignment with our Base chakra. The density of black absorbs and holds energy, so black crystals will help protect us from negative energy. Therefore surrounding yourself with crystals, which have come from the Earth, which vibrate at similar frequencies to your chakra energy centres within your body can help to create the optimal frequency for each chakra.

Archangel Healing: Researching which of the Archangels are best to call in for working with the base chakra turned out to be rather confusing. There is a lot of conflicting information and no one site I visited agreed on which of the Archangels resonate with which chakra, aside from one – Archangel Michael was always the one to call on with help on Throat chakra healing. I gained the impression that for most of us the Archangel we call upon for Chakra healing is a subjective matter dependant upon what area you need help with. Base chakra imbalance can create such a sweeping and diverse range of symptoms that while some may need help to deal with intense anxiety others may need help to work on deep apathy. Therefore the choice of Archangel needs to be in alignment with the specific issue you are in need of addressing. For me I felt drawn to the Archangels Sandalphon who also governs the Earth Star chakra and who I call upon as part of my daily practice to help anchor and ground me; Archangel Raphael who is the angel of gentle healing and Archangel Jophiel who is the angel of Self care, love and beauty. These angels together are helping me to be grounded to work on my anxiety; to bring in gentle healing to ease and soften my impatient manner which often leads me to stress, anger and at times rage problems; and beauty and Self love to help me feel acceptance for my overweight body and to realise that even being overweight I can enjoy my own body and make peace and even love myself just as I am right now.

Essential Oils: Base oils and earthy tones are perfect for base chakra healing. My personal favourite for base chakra healing is Patchouli. Other oils you can use are: Sandalwood, Benzoin, Frankincense, Ginger, Myrrh. Any resin or root oils will work on the base chakra.

https://youtu.be/Fxk5nFBc0zI

For more information on base chakra healing and ancestral healing please follow the above link to my Base Chakra Ancestral Healing video.

You can purchase the recording of my Base Chakra Healing Meditation here.

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Mabel, Loneliness and Speaking Up.

You aren’t crazy, you’re just lonely – and loneliness is one hell of a drug.

John Mayer.

I recently watched a short film titled Mabel and co-starring one of my favourite actors Alexander Dreymon. The film beautifully tackles the issue of loneliness. It is a wonderful little film, whose protagonist visits a cafe daily to buy a coffee for a local rough sleeper – and to get a few moments together with Alex, and who can blame her really?

One scene in particular I found very moving and it has stayed with me in the days since I watched it, it stuck in my mind and the more I thought about it the more moved I became. Mabel sits at a table in the cafe hoping to get a glimpse of her favourite barrister. She orders 2 drinks and says she is celebrating her friends birthday, but that her friend won’t be joining her, she is celebrating on her friends behalf. The lady is then approached by the manager and asked to move table since she is dining alone and in a space reserved for larger groups. Mabel becomes extremely distressed at this point. So much so the manager appeases her by saying she can stay, walking away with a look of disbelief on her face.

The inconsiderate manner in which the manager of the restaurant so publicly and heartlessly approaches Mabel is a moment that really struck me. As Mabel toasts her friend, who it is apparent by now has passed away, and has a discussion with her – speaking aloud to herself; the manager looks over, not attempting to hide the judgement she feels towards this lady in her restaurant, mourning the loss of a friend she loves so dearly that she sits alone in public toasting her on her birthday. This is a scene that so beautifully and subtly highlights one of the biggest flaws in our society. The shaming of loneliness.

Mabel herself is a source of great comfort to the person in her community who she sees needs some comfort. She regularly brings coffee to a local homeless man. She shows him that someone cares, someone has noticed he is there and Mabel does what she can to lighten the load and bring some joy to the life of this homeless person. But Mabel doesn’t receive the same treatment in return. One person alone is nice to her, the barrister who serves her the coffee. And while she sits in the restaurant alone, tears streaming down her face as she mourns the loss of her friend, no one notices, no one tries to lighten her load or show they care. They allow this person who is lost in her loneliness to remain in the dark. The manager notices, but instead of offering compassion she looks on in judgement, marking her as nothing less than bat-shit crazy. And this is the problem that this film so brilliantly highlights. The way the society in which we live can look upon another who is suffering and feel it is OK to judge them, to label them, to shame them.

Loneliness is a source of great shame in this society. Along with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, we have been conditioned to dismiss, deny, ignore or worse, judge those who face this life alone with no one to comfort them aside from the memories of happier times. The situation was bad prior to lockdown, I can only imagine the isolation that some must have been going through during the course of this pandemic. As a Mum who home educates my children, I very rarely find myself alone, but still I have the sense of isolation at times. It’s something that has been a part of my life always despite coming from a large extended family. Loneliness can happen to anyone and it is not always triggered by being physically alone. I count my blessings to have my family around me so much that solitude is something that I crave. Yet there are times that I feel I have no friends, no one who I can connect with on a spiritual level, this sense of disconnection can occur even for those who are never alone.

As a result of watching Mabel and following this train of thought this week I have started a group on Facebook. The intention behind the group is that it is a place that anyone can visit if they feel lost, lonely, isolated or in need of some support emotionally, spiritually or mentally. A group that encourages its members to speak out about the issues of loneliness, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss. If you feel you would benefit from being part of such a group please come and find me. Together we can make sure we are all noticed in the moments we need it most, we can offer each other some care and support and help to lighten each others loads. It can help just to know that we are not alone.

On the day of writing this Not Alone is a brand new group. I haven’t invited any members to join because I feel strongly that I only want people to join the group via their own request and not through being invited by myself. If you join, you can be among those who help found and build the group! Let’s make a difference where we can. I hope to see you soon.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/339063583932664

Mabel is available to watch now on Amazon Prime.