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Therapy Session Reflections #6 – Unpacking Week 34, Heart Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Root Chakra, Oh My

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Photo by Oluremi Adebayo from Pexels

I am in a very unique space in life because everything is so different. At one time, I recognized that many things had changed, but my 9-5 job was my norm because it remained the same. That is no longer the case because so many aspects of my employment have changed as well. All of these have been amazing changes, so I embrace them.

So essentially, my life is quite different as compared to how it was just a few months ago. Those changes have impacted my life in its entirety. That has taken me on a bit of a whirlwind. I must admit that I am functioning in a life that is 100% outside of what was my norm, due to so many changes. I have embraced this. After all, my old life needed to be shaken up because I had been just existing versus really living.

With all of these changes comes a degree of uncertainty, and that has left me a bit ungrounded. So I spent last week and I will spend this week, trying to ground myself to increase my comfort level in all of this newness by focusing on chakra aligning and balancing.

REFLECTION FROM WEEK 34:
In week 34, my therapist and I focused a lot on these changes. This included work changes, and relationships, platonic, and romantic. In actuality, a lot of the unraveling I’ve done in these sessions, has really been about placing myself in the position to build deeper and better-connected relationships. That applies to romantic and platonic relationships. Building these relationships and embracing these changes extend to my personal and professional life.

WEEK 34 TAKEAWAY:
While adapting to the many changes, I have been cooking, walking, and getting in touch with nature by gardening. I have felt so compelled and drawn to do all of these things, and I felt better the more I indulged. Although I wasn’t focusing on it, but I believe the universe was probably leading me to these things as they were what I needed. All of the above-mentioned things were allowing me to focus on balancing my chakras without fully being aware of it. Crazy how that works and how that ties into all of the change that has been taking place. Either way, I will continue to embrace these things because they brought the calm that I needed during such a time of immense change.

Below are some of the chakras that I will be focusing on in the present and future during these life changes.

Heart Chakra is green and located at the right, center of the chest. The heart chakra is in the middle of your bodies and with three chakras above and beneath them, it is said that the heart chakra is the connection between our worldly and spiritual selves.

For me, working on the heart chakra is opening myself up to receive and give love and appreciate the beauty of all that life has to offer. My healing in this area was needed due to childhood heartbreak, and some of the past work in therapy has helped me tremendously. That work has allowed me to embrace more love from those I am surrounded by, and that will allow me to be much more open to new romantic and platonic relationships in a way that I’ve never been previously.

Yoga Poses
🔸Cobra
🔸Puppy
🔸Bow

Essential Oils:
🔸Lemon
🔸Jasmine
🔸Geranium

Crystals:
🔸Rose Quartz
🔸Green Tourmaline
🔸Jade

Self-Care
🔸Adding music to my playlist.
🔸Lighting a lemon-scented candle.
🔸Setting boundaries to those that are energy drains.

Sacral Chakra is really about getting in touch with all of the joys and pleasures life has to offer. The color is a vibrant orange and it is located below the navel and sometimes referred to as the sex chakra.

For me, this is about letting go of, a bit, of control, and allowing myself to enjoy things. Doing more and thinking less is the key for me because I tend to overthink practically everything. Letting loose, meeting more people, and embracing more relationships. The goal is to feel at peace with my choices in every aspect of my personal life and beyond.

Yoga Poses
🔸Tabletop hip circles
🔸Low Lunge
🔸Warrior II pose

Essential Oils:
🔸Rose
🔸Jasmine
🔸Ylang Ylang

Crystals:
🔸Sunstone
🔸Orange Tourmaline
🔸Amber

Self-Care
🔸Live my best life.
🔸Play and let loose.
🔸Create by writing, designing, or painting.

Root Chakra is focused on our most primitive needs. That includes having roots to our families, our need to feel connections and abilities to feel safe and grounded. The root chakra is red and located at the bottom of our tail bone.

For me focusing on my Root Chakra is getting in touch with things that make me feel safe and grounded. That is especially important with so much change happening in my life. I have learned over the past few months, in therapy that I have NEVER felt grounded. So, this was all new, even before this new bout of changes. Ultimately, feeling safe in my body, home, life, and beyond is my goal.

Yoga Poses:
🔸Mountain pose
🔸Chair pose
🔸Squat Pose

Essential Oils:
🔸Ginger
🔸Cloves
🔸Rosewood

Crystals:
🔸Bloodstone
🔸Fire Agate
🔸Black Tourmaline

Self-Care
🔸Walking
🔸Cooking something tasty and healthy.
🔸Lighting a lemon candle and curling up with a book.

MOVING FORWARD TO WEEK 35
Next week’s session will involve some of the things that were my wins and/ or challenges:

🔸Celebrating National Fibroid Month and my progress.
🔸Continuing to step out of my comfort zone.
🔸Meeting new people.

I would love to know your thoughts on putting therapy session lessons to work in everyday situations. How are you taking what you’ve learned in therapy and applying them to your life in real-time? Reach out, let’s chat on FBIG, and Twitter. Until then, Happy Healing and Happy Unpacking.

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