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The connection between the Mind, Body, and Spirit is deeply rooted within the divine core of our being. They are interconnected and any prolonged imbalance will eventually affect all aspects. We cannot experience a breakdown of the mind without eventually seeing a physical representation in our bodies. This may manifest itself in the form of exhaustion, migraines, sleeplessness, or a multitude of other physical symptoms. Likewise, if we begin experiencing physical symptoms of pain and discomfort, our energetic vibration will lower and we may begin to feel less connected with Spirit or our Higher Self. Feeling disconnected from the spiritual center of our divine self can lead to the creation of mental distress in the form of anxiety, depression, or panic attacks. In examples such as these, the imbalance of one part of our system eventually affects the others until all systems are compromised.

This leads us to our chakras, which are the seven primary energy centers that run along our spine and govern aspects of our body on an emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual level. An imbalance in one or more chakras can generate symptoms on any of these levels. While there are said to be 114 chakras in the body, there are seven main chakras that crystal healers and other energy practitioners work with frequently.

The Root Chakra, situated at the base of the spine, creates stability, grounds our energy, and allows us to be present. It is related to safety and security and it is associated with the color red.

The Sacral Chakra is located approximately two inches below the navel and is responsible for creativity, emotional balance, and sexuality and is represented by the color orange.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is located right above the belly button, manages personal power and physical energy, and is connected to the color yellow

The Heart Chakra is positioned at the center of the chest and is related to love, relationships, and the color green.

The fifth chakra is the Throat Chakra and it rests at the base of the neck, controls clear communication, and is signified with a sky blue color.

The Third Eye Chakra is situated between the eyes at the brow level and oversees intuition and wisdom and is symbolized by the color indigo.

The seventh chakra is the Crown Chakra and it is located at the top of the head and is associated with knowledge, consciousness, spiritual enlightenment, and the color violet.

For optimal functioning, chakras should energetically be the same size and spin at the same vibrational speed in a clockwise direction. An imbalance is indicated if the chakras are small in size, completely closed, or move sluggishly. Chakras that are disproportionately large, move too quickly, spin in wild directions, or travel counter-clockwise are also considered to be out-of-balance. When chakras are small in size or closed, it is an indication that the areas those chakras govern are being blocked for emotional, physical, or spiritual reasons. For example, if someone recently experienced the loss of a loved one, their heartache and grief can cause their Heart chakra to reduce in size or close completely while they move through the grieving process. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if someone is putting too much energy into a chakra, that particular chakra can become excessive in size and the individual can still experience symptoms of an imbalance.

Maintaining continual balance in the chakras requires providing each chakra with the appropriate amount of attention. This can be challenging as we move throughout our daily lives and switch our focus from one area of our life to another, with some areas requiring more attention than others, depending upon the circumstances we are currently experiencing. Striving for balance amongst all of the chakras is a wonderful goal, even if it is not always realistic. Luckily, we can use crystals to help us align our chakras for those times when we find ourselves hurriedly trying to balance our mind, body, and spirit connection with our home and work lives.

The chakra energy centers encompass who we are on a Mind, Body, and Spirit level and we can use crystals to re-balance this energy and bring it back into alignment. Crystals have a repeating geometric pattern, which makes them extremely stable. Since our bodies consist of various organs, each moving in their own way and at their own rate of energetic vibration, our bodies can easily fall into chaos. When we choose to work with crystals, our chaotic energy merges with the stable energy of the crystals, which is referred to as entrainment, and we immediately begin to experience the properties of that crystal. For instance, blue lace agate is a gentle stone that has a very calming energy and promotes feelings of tranquility. It is also associated with the Throat chakra and clear communication. It is common to experience the ability to speak your truth calmly and peacefully when working with this stone.

To balance your chakras using crystals, you simply place the crystals directly on the associated chakra while lying in a comfortable position. I recommend lying with the crystals for a minimum of twenty to thirty-minutes, or until you feel ready to end your session. Working with the crystals once a week would support you in maintaining balance throughout your chakras. If you are overly sensitive to energy or work or live in a heavy energy environment, you can increase the frequency in which you balance your chakras. Between chakra balancing sessions, be sure to cleanse your crystals by burying them in a bowl of coarse sea salt overnight, placing them on or near a piece of selenite, setting them out under the full moon, or by using any other preferred method for cleansing.

Here is my Chakra Crystal Prescription to help you maintain balance in your Mind, Body, and Spirit:

Applying red jasper to the Root chakra will provide the grounding energy necessary to remain clear and focused on the present moment while creating a strong, stable foundation for the other chakras. Adding carnelian to the Sacral chakra inspires creativity, dissipates lower energy emotions, and stimulates sexual intimacy. Incorporating citrine into the Solar Plexus chakra promotes joy, indicates the path to follow to embracing your personal power, and delivers clarity on decisions. Using malachite for the Heart chakra will balance and encourage pure love while removing self-destructive tendencies in romantic relationships. Lapis lazuli on the Throat chakra fosters clear communication by helping you choose the appropriate words to say at the perfect moment so you can lovingly express your truth. Placing amethyst on your Third Eye chakra enhances your intuition, connects you with the wisdom of higher learning, and soothes concerns associated with seeing situations clearly. Clear quartz on the Crown chakra will amplify the properties of the other stones while purifying the mind, body, and spirit and expanding your spiritual consciousness.

Combining these crystals to balance the chakras will maintain energetic alignment on all levels and honor the sacred connection of the Mind, Body, and Spirit.