Root Chakra and How I Healed it

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The Root Chakra, formerly called Muladhara, is our first energy center. This chakra is located at the base of our spine all the down to the perineum. It is important to balance this chakra before balancing the others, from an energetic standpoint because it is the grounding or foundation of our energy center.

The Root Chakra is like our roots, similar to that of a tree or plant, securely grounded and self reliant. This Chakra deals with the physical and survival needs, such as safety, security, basic survival needs, aspect of our identity, self-preservation, and sex drive.

If you are not properly grounded (or rooted into the ground) you simply can not balance the other chakras properly. All chakras are either balanced or imbalanced i.e. over-active or under-active.

How to tell if your chakra is balanced or imbalanced?

If your root chakra is in balance:

You are more likely to feel secure in your world and daily tasks will seem effortless. There is very little doubt about your place in the world, your relationships, money or career. You will feel that you belong and in harmony with the world around you.
If your root chakra is imbalanced:
Over-Active Root Chakra:

If the root chakra is over-active you more likely to experience anger, frustration, annoyance, and maybe aggression towards people and events in your life. It may be difficult for you to understand your place in the world and find harmony with life. You may express dependency characteristics, looking for security and stability from other people, a job/career, and have very rigid or no boundaries. You may find any form of change difficult, becoming controlling and greedy, manipulative; also cam exemplify impulsive or materialistic behaviors, attempting to find your value or worth through the accumulation of things. Over-eating over drinking. Substance abuse. Self-loathing or low self-esteem and lack of love and compassion towards yourself and others. Some may experience an over-active sex drive. Physically, you might have symptoms of digestive problems, lower back issues, hip pain, ovarian cysts in women or prostate issues in men.
Under-Active Root Chakra:
If your root chakra is under-active you may feel disconnected from the world around you, including from your body. You may have no or very little boundaries. You may feel fearful, anxious or restless with life; lacking desire or drive. There may be difficult establishing healthy relationships or friendships. You may be withdrawn and socially and emotionally unavailable to those around you. Substance abuse. Escapism. Consequently, you may suffer with depression, anxiety, and lack focus, not eating. Financial troubles. Security or stability issues.

What causes Root Chakra imbalances

Root Chakra imbalances typically can start in childhood, When one or several aspects of our basic needs are not met, such as lack a in home finances, food, shelter, or affection can a create a blockage or imbalance. Living or growing up in a toxic environment where one was in a constant fight or flight instinct response. Lack of support or grounding, feeling like one does not belong. Fear or the inability to be one’s self, feelings of suppression and oppression, living or experience a state of danger, sexual abuse, emotional and physical abuse can cause an imbalance in the Root Chakra.

How to balance your Root chakra

As the foundation Chakra it is best to focus on taking care of your survival needs first. Knowing that you are HERE in this life for a purpose, even if you may not feel it YOU must KNOW IT and ACCEPT IT. Start by focusing on your breath, practice breathing techniques that focus strictly on the inhale and exhale of your breath. Take time each day focusing on your connection to your present moment, to Earth, and the Universe. I personally had an under-active Root Chakra. I felt disconnected from this life, my body, and the many people that I had around me. I could literally be in a room full of people and feel alone. Practicing focus on the Breath helped me feel connected to life, like I was meant to be here; and with each breath I felt my life force feel renewed and restored. During my breathing practices I would where Red to help usher in the vibration of that color. At the time when I began working to heal my Root chakra I did not have any healing crystals or other spiritual tools. All I had was my mind made up that I was ready for change and I resourced whatever I had on hand.

Also, the Root chakra deals with the physical aspect; I always enjoyed dancing, so I would have a full solo dance party; playing all my favorite uplifting jams. The music and movement not only uplifts the spirits, but also helps release feel good chemicals through out, aiding in the healing process. I later started doing yoga and Pilates with out having to leave my home, thanks to YouTube! From there I started journaling more, I always journaled, however, this time with the intent to focus on my Root chakra healing. I wrote out my trauma experiences and then rewrote how I would have wanted that experience to have went. I literally was reprograming my experiences.

Another huge part of my healing was connecting with nature. Finding a tree and leaning your back against it is quite healing. Trees are full of years of earth wisdom and energy. Also, I began gardening, I started out with hanging flowers in apartment. The act of caring for nature allowed me to see my own need of nurturing and care; and be receptive to it.

Below you can find an Affirmation to help assist you in your journey to Healing you Root Chakra. Please share with me in the comments How do you balance your Root Chakra? Catch me in the next post on The Sacral Chakra

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Why you should take a Spiritual Bath

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I was first introduced to the concept of Spiritual Bathing a few years ago when I started my journey. In this post I am going to share with you what exactly is a spiritual bath, how to have a spiritual bath, and why you should add this to your spiritual practice.

We learned in my Chakra post that every living whether it is a plant, an animal, a human, an insect, or a microorganism, is made up of energy. Energy is not limited to just our physical bodies, it also manifest spiritually, mentally, and emotionally as well. This energy field of our body is the Aura.

Just as we clean our physical bodies, our energy field needs to be cleansed as well. We are in constant contact with many different people and environments that we can pick up or have its energy attach itself to us. Particularly in relationships whether casual or intimate, we are collecting so many different energies from those around us that it becomes a necessity that we cleanse our aura, or spiritual bath. Just as you feel clean and refreshed from a physical bath, a spiritual bat similarly boosts and refreshes you spiritually. Also how we would not just take a physical bath one time, the same is true for a spiritual bath; it does not have to be everyday, but should be frequent enough to keep you feeling renewed, uplifted, and confidant.

Spiritual baths are ancient practices, traditionally practiced by energy healers or shamans in order to assist patrons to keep their energy cleared from negative energies. Spiritual baths have been referenced in biblical text and other holy books. These ritualistic and symbolic practice helps release old pains, breakups, losses and assist in preparing for new goals, building up strength, healing trauma, seeking balance and reclaiming power

The first thing to note a spiritual bath should not be used in the same manner as a physical bath. A physical bath or shower must be taken first, cleansing the body and hair before submerging in the spiritual bath. It is recommend that the bathroom space to be cleaned and smudged prior to starting the bath. This way the energy can flow smoothly, Remember cleanliness is next to godliness.

The ingredients I use for my spiritual baths:

Epsom Salt

Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan Salt (do not use table salt)

Baking soda

Florida water

Olive oil (or the oil of your choice)

Crystal or Gemstones (optional)

Essential oils (optional)

Herbs (optional)

There are several different recipes for spiritual baths, for more click here

After preparing my bath, I would light a candle associated to what ever intention I am placing for my bath, i.e a pink or green candle for self love and beauty, red for grounding or Root chakra healing, or a white candle for any other intention I am setting. I like to set out five or ten minutes before my bath dedicated in prayer or meditation to set the atmosphere for my spirit attunement and connection with the Divine. Then I’ll submersed myself in the tub and spend no longer than 30 minutes in the bath. While in there, I focus on my intention or prayer, I may just sit quietly and visualize my heart’s desire or intention. I stay open and allow myself to be in the moment. I could be fixated on the flicker of the candle flame or just the sounds of the water. It’s really what ever I need it to be at the time I do it.

How often should I have a spiritual bath

When I first began my journey I took a spiritual bath every week. As I sojourned, I typically do one once a month or as often as my spirit guides me to do so. It really depends on how often you feel drawn to do one. Trust yourself and your spirit guides as to how often you will need one. Stay attuned to spirit and your body and you will know exactly what you will need for your spiritual bath.

The benefits of spiritual baths

On a physical level, these are a great detox and calming exercise! Cleansing your aura from the environment and people that we come into contact with leaves the mind, body, and spirit feeling renewed and refreshed. This is where a salt water bath can provide a wonderful way to cleanse your aura and increase your health and vitality. Our energy body is constantly readjusting itself to bring our energy back into harmony and adding this practice to your spiritual arsenal can assist you in staying balanced and in harmony with yourself and the Divine.

Do you practice spiritual baths, and how often? What recipes do you use? I look forward to hearing from you! If this post as been helpful to you in anyway please let me know in the comment section! Talk to you all soon!

xo,

Tahiry

What are Chakras?

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The entire universe is made of energy, and our bodies are no exception. Chakras are the energy centers that carries the life force energy that flows within the body and assist to regulate all its processes, from organ function to the immune system and emotions. Seven chakras are positioned throughout your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency, color, and governs specific functions that help make you whole.

Chakra is an old Sanskrit word that literally translates to wheel. This is because the life force, or prana, that moves inside of you is spinning and rotating. Long before modern technology and science, ancient cultures knew that all living things carried a life force with them. They developed their cultures and spiritual practices around the clearing and aligning of the chakra system. The ancients understood that when these energy centers are blocked it can often lead to illness or dis-ease to the body, so it is important to know each chakras function and how to keep the energy flowing freely.

So what are the seven chakras?

1. Root Chakra — Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.

Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money and food.

2. Sacral Chakra — Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.

Location: Lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel and two inches in.
Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and sexuality.

3. Solar Plexus Chakra — Our ability to be confident and in control of our lives.

Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem.

4. Heart Chakra — Our ability to love.

Location: Center of chest just above the heart.
Emotional issues: Love, joy and inner peace.

5. Throat Chakra — Our ability to communicate.

Location: Throat.
Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings and the truth.

6. Third Eye Chakra — Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.

Location: Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra).
Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom and the ability to think and make decisions.

7. Crown Chakra — The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.

Location: The very top of the head.
Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality and pure bliss.

 

 

 

Prospering with Uranus in Taurus

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So we are officially days in Uranus transiting in Taurus for the next 7 years and off the brink of the New Moon in Taurus. Many of you, like me, are feeling slightly different and maybe on edge. This shift has definitely have many of us feeling like we do not have control. Ok, time for a little backstory:

Taurus is the Fixed Earth sign, and second zodiac. She rules stability, being grounded, and our basic needs, food, shelter, relationships, sensuality, and money. With her being a fixed sign, rightfully so imaged as a Bull, she is quite stubborn, or better yet does not like to be moved when she finds comfort. Now here comes the “problem” planet Uranus is the energy of change, and not just any change, unexpected changes, shake-the-damn-table type of change. Depending where Taurus falls in our chart, we are sure to experience some drastic to unexpected changes in our lives in some way. Especially in areas where we are comfortable and feel control. This transit is shaking up our need to control and the comfort zones we created.

Prosperity is the seat Wisdom. Not the seat of stuff. Wisdom is the right application of knowledge. 

-@LivingJoyfulNow

 

What this energy shift is calling us to do is to have integrity in the areas of our lives which Taurus rules. For instance, how many of us have integrity when it comes to our finances, our health,  relationships, work/business, lifestyle? Are making empty commitments to take better care of ourselves, loved ones, money management, etc. Taurus in Uranus is telling us to have integrity in the next 7 years in these areas of our lives so that we can experience prosperity. Now I know, this energy is definitely triggering some of us, because it is calling us out and requiring us to observe where we may be slacking and revealing the opportunity to grow and expand outside or comfort zones. The beautiful aspect of this energy shift; Uranus is a generational planet, the last transit was in Taurus being 1942, that brings generational wisdom, knowledge, and that leads to wealth and prosperity. What has the previous generation passed on to us, and what are we passing on to the next generation.

I want to clarify exactly what is prosperity. Prosperity or to prosper is NOT stuff; prosperity is wisdom. And wisdom is the right application of knowledge. Now the by product of prosperity can be stuff, but simply not limited to that. Uranus in Taurus is calling for us to HEAL our Prosperity Story. Our Prosperity Story is what we think and feel about prosperity: what our parents may have said and felt about prosperity, what our religion or belief systems may have said about prosperity, what our society or culture says about prosperity, even to what you think and feel about prosperity.

Prosperity takes mentorship

-@LivingJoyfulNow

Uranus is “forcing” us to look deep within ourselves so that we can heal and thrive. She is bringing the pain for change, all for our betterment of course! She is shaking us up to become reliable, respectful, accountable, and grounded in our own prosperity and those who are connected to us. We are being called to get up from what once was comfortable, you know that spending a little more than we should or that holding on to that relationship that is no longer serving us or that hiding behind that job that were are not satisfied in, to apply right knowledge, WISDOM, so we can entail prosper in life and create a NEW comfortable zone, one that nourishes us, not drain or stifle us.

As I mentioned earlier, Uranus is a generational planet and it is requiring us to take the lessons from the past generation and apply the knowledge from where the lessons. We are being guided to seek great wisdom and more information through these next seven years. Seeking and asking for more or additional information is what will be needed to properly assert ourselves in confidence as we travail through these seven years.

This transit is sure to bring up some unexpected changes in how we live, think, and apply our actions. But what I would like for all of to take from these changes is they are stretching and expanding us to new territories. Take this energy in stride and know that you are being divinely guided to succeed.

Comment below if you are feeling the shift or change, share with me how you are adjusting to this new energy and what you think to expect, if anything. Look forward to conversing with you all!

xo, Tahiry

 

New Moon in Taurus


This Taurus New Moon on May 15th heralds a revolution in our relationship with the material world. Just hours after the Sun and Moon conjoin, Uranus, planet of radical change, enters Taurus for the first time since 1942. The first of the earth signs, Taurus represents our basic survival needs — food, shelter, clothing, and money. While Aries is the fire that sparks new life, Taurus sustains life as the builder, farmer, and Earth steward. Ruled by Venus, Taurus also favors beauty, pleasure, and sensuality. We’re not here just to survive, but to revel in our embodiment and in the beauty and abundance of nature.
Taurus is the sign most directly associated with planet Earth, and humanity’s desecration of our home planet reflects our distorted expression of this sign. Uranus’s entry into Taurus could be dramatic — first, because it happens just a few hours after the New Moon, and lunations often trigger planetary transits. Another strong catalyst for volatile energies at the New Moon is a square from Mars at 29° Capricorn to Uranus at 29° Aries.
Mercury in Taurus is in mutual reception with Venus in Gemini, the dispositor of this New Moon. Their empowerment supports the higher potential of reawakening our sensory intelligence and capacity to communicate with nature.
This New Moon invites us to plant a seed of intention for our highest vision of Uranus in Taurus, both for ourselves and for humanity. Radical equanimity — being so grounded in the center of our being that we’re unfazed by outer events — is one potential we can invite in and practice at this New Moon. Spending time in nature, grounding into the Earth, and nurturing our bodies are recommended. With so much shifting in the physical realm, in what we are typically attached to for security, we’re called to rest more deeply within ourselves to access the peace and stability that Taurus seeks.

Get Booted for Summer 2018

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Oh Summer 18! Oh Summer 18 Got my heart singing Baduum Boot Up Baby Baduum Boot UP! It Just WONT STOP ALL SUMMER LONG!

This year is sure to bring a HOT summer and while it is natural to retire our layers and boots for crop tops and sandals; this year shoe trend is holding on to boots a little longer and keeping toes left unpainted! This years Summer Boot Trend has plenty of new styles that will sure keep the sandals locked away for a few more weeks. This year SS18 cult favorites were knee-high lace ups and cowboy boots; and with these trends not easing this summer, prepare to get GlowUp Ready Goddesses!

Here are a list of my favorite boot trends that are taking over this summer!

1. Jessica Simpson Starlite Silver Glitter Pearl Embellished Block Heel Ankle Booties (7.5)
Glitterboot.jpgThis shoe is a definite show stopper and a sure spotlight for any occasion. They are comfortable and stylish and paired with the right denim, is a sure win all season long.

2. Jessica Simpson Women’s Teddi Fashion Boot, Black Patent, 8.5 Medium US

jsWhitebootI can not get enough of this shoe here! This has definitely been her most popular shoe as of yet. They are super comfortable thanks to its block heel and oh so stylish. Strut your stuff in Divine Subprime with these heavenly hosts!

3.  JustFab’s MAYRA HEELED BOOT

MayraHeeledBootWho doesn’t love a shoe subscription? JustFab has numerous styles to choose from and for VIP Members they curate a custom boutique that fits your unique style and taste. AS glamorous as I am, there is no wonder why I chose this knee-high boot to be apart of my summer favs. Top it off with a free flowing T-shirt dress and satchel bag or dress it up with a floral romper, either way this boot right here not only provides grace with style, but also versatility. And to make it a summer fine, the open toe adds a nice touch to shoe off that pedicure we have been holding out on!

4.Nine West Women’s Announcer Synthetic Ankle Boot, Red Synthetic, 6 Medium US

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Red is the new white! Or at least with this super fiery trend! Red boots—in buttery calfskin or shiny patent, cropped neatly at the ankle or snaking up to the knee, square-heeled or nearly flat—serve as a dramatic punctuation mark on pretty much any outfit. This style can easily be paired with any denim, plaid, floral, and simply an all red ensemble.

 

The Secret to Law of Attraction and Manifestation: What the Gurus Haven’t Told You!

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Think it! Believe it! Write It! Create a Vision Board! You may be familiar with this when it comes to practicing the Law of Attraction. Simply put, the Law of Attraction has been explained as the ability we have to attract whatever in our lives that we are focusing on. While this is true, most of the Law has been confined to only what we can think in our minds and thoughts to be translated into materialization in our reality. Now this is a great start to understanding what the Law of Attraction is; however, it does not necessarily embody or places emphasis on how to apply it to materialize into our reality.

I am here to share with 3 Secrets that Law of Attraction and Manifestation Gurus have yet to tell you.  Like I mentioned beforehand, much of what we hear and know about the law of attraction and manifesting is centered around us thinking about what we want and believing that we can or shall have it. Like I said, that is a great first step, however many of you have been doing all the things the gurus have mentioned: Vision boarding, writing it out, journaling,  thinking about it until you are blue in the face.. LOL well maybe not or at least you may feel that way because it has not seem to come into fruition the way you expect or want. Here are the THREE secrets that will make the Law of Attraction work in your favor!

  1. Stop Thinking You Know What You Want, You DON’T

    Ok I already here you saying, “Tahiry, but all the gurus say I have to think it, see it, visualize it…” Yes, those are all great baby steps, but I  am telling you right now, You DO NOT know what you want, let alone can you truly visualize what you desire. Now, we all have great minds and many of have a vivid imagination and can create some pretty elaborate visions. This is all great, however, our minds can not truly capture all the vastness that the Universe has to offer us, even on our best creative day! What I am saying is, as creative as you and I may be, we are still limiting the greatness of what the Universe desires to give to us. WE can only visualize what we know or can think and It is impossible for us to truly know ALL the Delightful and Wonderful things that are out here for us to receive! For example, let’s say you want to manifest abundance in your life. Immediately you start to imagine and think about money.  Right there, it’s not the money that is your heart’s desire, its what the money can do for you to receive your heart’s desires. What you really want is Freedom to do and have what your heart’s desire with no limitation. Remember, money is a tool that we use for exchange, and many times we put money where it does not belong.

  2. Raise Your Vibration to Match How You Would Feel

    This secret is one of the most important part of manifesting and for the Law of Attraction to work in your favor. To boost your manifestation power you will have to raise your heart’s vibrational energy to the frequency of what it would feel like to have what you want. For instance, let’s say you want to manifest a new beau, naturally the first thing you would want to do is imagine how we would want he or she to look. STOP! Instead raise your vibration to the frequency of love or what it would feel like to be in a new relationship. Match your energy to that feeling and stay within that. You want the feeling of ecstasy, intimacy, inspiration, joy, freedom etc… And please note, it’s not the Stuff or People we want, it’s the feeling that we think they will give us; so live on that harmonic expression of that which makes you feel the best! Like attracts Like and That is LAW! The Universe will pluck out all that it is that matches to our vibrational energy that is perfectly suited for you.

  3. Release and Surrender

    This is the Second Most Important secret: Release and Surrender to the Universe. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE CONTROL! This is where we must allow Faith and Trust to be acted out. Know that the Universe DEEPLY loves you and give you all that your heart desires more thank you can think it or dream it! Let go and fall back into the hands of the Divine! You are being cared for, allow it to happen!

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