Monday, January 23, 2012
Chakras,horses and riders
Today's Energy Topic: The Chakras system:
“Chakra” is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheels of light”. Chakras are centers of energy situated between the base of our spine and the crown of our head, each one has many different associations. Chakras are the wheels of vibrating light that bring inner wisdom and knowledge.
When your chakras are out of balance, becoming blocked it can affect a being emotionally, mentally, physically or spiritually. When they are balanced we feel amazing we are confident, strong and navigating our way through day to day experiences flowing with ease and grace.
There are 7 major chakras in the body. There are two that I would like to talk about today. The first one is the Solar Plexus Chakra. It means Inner Sun. In humans, this chakra is located right at the base of our sternum. For horses, it is located right where we sit on their backs.
It supplies energy in the form of heat, power and enthusiasm. The Solar Plexus Chakra‘s qualities are: feeling and inner power.
The physical characteristics are the pancreas gland, all digestive organs; stomach small intestine, liver, gall bladder and spleen.
The expression that comes from this chakra when in balance is: being full of energy and vitality. When there is a disturbance in the energy of this chakra it can show up in the form of hypoactive/hyperactive.
Physical ailments that can occur due to an imbalance in the Solar Plexus Chakra are digestive problems, food allergies, diabetes, gallstones, ulcers, liver complaints and hepatitis.
Psychological characteristics, when expressed, from a human begin with “I feel.” In horses, it can be expressed in the same way, through the universal language of body language. When this chakra is balanced the following emotions are felt and expressed easily: joy, happiness, passion, rage, anger and sadness. However, when the Solar Plexus Chakra is unbalanced the individual will become controlled by emotions and will appear uncaring, quick tempered, flaring up, violent and in despair.
The second chakra I would like to talk about today is the Root Chakra. It means Root, support and foundation its quality is grounding. In the human it is located in the perineum area, the part of our body that sits in direct contact with the horses back where their Solar Plexus Chakra is located.
The physical characteristics are the adrenal glands, legs, bones, spine and colon. The expression that comes from the root chakra when in balance is healthy and happy in your physical body. However when there is a disturbance in the energy of this chakra it can show up as one being prone to illnesses and dislike for your own body.
Physical ailments that can occur due to an imbalance are lower back pain, hemorrhoids, constipation, sciatica, knee problems, obesity and weight problems, addictive behaviors (drugs, alcohol, sex, etc.) and depression.
Psychological characteristics being expressed is a statement of “I have” (a physical body). When the root chakra is balanced the emotions expressed are courage, safe and secure, sensational, alive and moved. When there is an imbalance the emotions being expressed are fear, rigid, weighed down and unmoving.
When we make the decision to climb upon the back of a horse and we place our Root Chakra upon their Solar Plexus Chakra we owe it to them and ourselves to be mindfully aware of what is going on in our energy fields.
Horses care about 4 very specific things in their world and they must be fulfilled in order. The first and most important thing to a horse because their survival depends on it, is safety. So when we get on their backs and our Root Chakra is balanced what they feel in to the center of the Solar Plexus Chakra is the feelings of a leader that has courage, feeling safe and secure sitting on them. They can feel that this person on their back is filled with sensations of being alive and ready to move forward with confidence and certainty. This allows the horses Solar Plexus Chakra to respond in a way that expresses their emotions easily whatever that horse may be feeling at the moment.
Now imagine that the rider with a unbalanced root chakra climbs on top of a horse who has a balanced solar plexus chakra the horse may feel the energy of fear and rigidness. A rider that is weighed down and has no forward movement coming from them, this is going to directly affect the horses sense of safety and the second most important thing to them which is comfort.
Can you begin to see how the unbalanced energy of a rider can affect a horse? So many people engage with their horses being completely unaware of the energy they are subjecting their horses to day in and day out. Many horses do not have a choice as to whether or not they have a person on their back and what that person is going to make them do.
Is it merely coincidence that there are a large percentage of domesticated horses today that suffer from physical ailments such as: digestive problems-colic, allergies, equine metabolic syndrome (diabetes) and ulcers? I do not believe this is coincidental.
Many horses are labeled difficult or dangerous because they are controlled by emotions such as uncaring and not interested in life, quick tempered, prone to flare ups and violence. Many of these horses go from trainer to trainer, each addressing various behavior problems, while never taking into consideration the whole horse; their body, their mind, their spirit. If these trainers understood that any rider, whose chakras are energetically out of balance, especially their root chakra, they’d appreciate that riders can both create and aggravate a horse’s problems.
We can help to improve the quality of every horse in our lives if we are willing to see them as a whole living being and take responsibility for ourselves and the energy within us and work to keep it balanced as well as providing our horses with the same. This can be achieved by regular Reiki sessions for both horse and rider.
Reiki sessions can be given to horses by anyone who has been Reiki attuned. I am a Reiki Master Teacher and an animal communicator. I am available for Reiki sessions for both horse and rider. I also teach a two day equine wellness workshops, which includes Reiki attunements, animal communication and equine aromatherapy for those who have horses in their lives and are interested in keeping themselves and their horse partners healthy and balanced, creating a mind, body and spirit based partnership.
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