August 2018 Chakra Reading: Self-Inventory

August 2018 Chakra Reading: Self-Inventory
By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA
Mind, Soul, and Self LLC

The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development. In 2017 we started our journey through the Chakras and focused on one energy center a month. We are going to keep on going in 2018! On our monthly adventure, I am going to educate you about a specific Chakra or a Chakra concept and then ask you to contemplate its function and roll in your own personal growth. This month, we are going to focus on taking a self-inventory to identify areas of concern in our life and to help us build self-awareness.

Brief Overview of the Chakras:
The Chakras are openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each Chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each Chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes.

The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years; but the energy coming to us from the cosmos is changing. We are receiving potent and new energies of high frequency light from the universe. The main Chakras (Root to Crown) were appropriate for us these past 2000 years. As we move into a new era, chakras above, inside, and below the physical body are forming and others are waking up from dormancy to help us evolve into our new future. Our journey through the Chakras will focus on ALL of these Chakras; main, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal.

You don’t know what you don’t know….. Self-awareness involves being aware of different aspects of the self, including traits, behaviors, and feelings. It is also the ability to develop introspection; to look deeply into yourself and contemplate your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Do you self-reflect? Do you look into your own soul? Do you like what you see? If not, what can you do to change?

August 2018 Chakra Contemplation and Suggestions: When we are stressed, ill, experiencing disease or imbalance, not satisfied with our life, or not reaching our full potential, our chakras may be slow, energy may be stuck, you may have stagnant energy, or not have adequate energy flowing through the Chakras. How does this happen? Trauma, life experiences, karma, cultural expectations, beliefs, ideas, emotions, actions, and maladaptive patterns can disturb and distort energy flow. In order to heal, we need to release blocked energy (emotions, old patterns, maladaptive beliefs). We also need to be aware of our beliefs and thinking and modify them in order to keep energy flowing freely. Use the following assessment questions to ponder the patterns and beliefs you hold in each chakra area. This can help you identify areas in your life that need healing.

Mind, Soul, and Self’s Chakra Assessment:

Root Chakra:
Do you appreciate your body and take good care of yourself?
Do you exercise regularly? Is your weight within your ideal range?
Do you maintain a healthy diet, exercise and relax regularly?
Do you feel great about your physical body? How would you rate your health?
Do you feel physically and mentally stable?
Do you feel centered and focused in each moment?
Do you have a foundation that supports your life? Do you easily remain grounded while under stress?
Are you aware of your needs and continue to be sure they are met?
Do you feel confident, safe and secure in your life on a day-to-day basis? Do you fear almost nothing?
Do you feel comfortable with your right to fully occupy your body and live your life?
Do you have what you need in order to survive? Do you believe you have the right to be you here and now?
Do you have issues with trust?
Do feel that you are in control of your life?
Do you believe you can have and create what you want in your life?
Do you spend time outside in nature on a regular basis?

Sacral Chakra:
Do you feel connected to your creative self? How do you express your creativity?
Do you feel and accept that you are a sensual being?
Are you comfortable and happy with your sex life?
Do you have difficulty with your sexuality or with giving or receiving sexual pleasure?
Do you have strong interpersonal relationships? Are you able to feel in harmony and balance within yourself and within relationships?
Do you feel joy and pleasure in your life?

Solar Plexus:
Do you feel confident in who you are?
Are your goals accomplished through determination and focus?
Do you accomplish what you set out to do?
Do you feel comfortable being different than those around you?
Do you sometimes feel powerless or sometimes so powerful that it almost frightens you?
Have you had difficulty in achieving your potential no matter how hard you work?
Do you sometimes feel like a victim at the mercy of other people?
Do you have difficulty in taking responsibility for your own actions and tend to blame others when things go wrong?
How would you rate your general energy level?

Heart Chakra:
Do you love yourself? Are you filled with a deep love for all life?
Is love abundant in your life? Do you give and receive love?
Do you have successful long term relationships?
Are you able to accept others the way they are?
Do you find it difficult to love or feel loved?
Do you carry a lot of grief in your heart? Are you able to forgive past hurts from others?

Higher Heart Chakra:
Do you feel called to serve humanity?
Do you have joy and unconditional love for all of humanity?
Do you feel as if you are a healer?
Do you donate or volunteer? why or why not?
Do you feel as if you are here on earth at this time for a higher and greater good?

Throat Chakra:
Do you have difficulty expressing your feelings verbally?
Do you communicate effectively?
Do you speak your truth to yourself and others?
Are you a good listener?
Do you feel comfortable in silence?
Do you find it difficult to pick up social cues–for example when someone wants to speak, or when they are finished speaking and it is your turn?

Third Eye Chakra
Do you believe in intuition?
Is intuition something you either ridicule or see as a special gift for other people but not for you?
Do you trust your intuition?
Are contemplation and meditation an important part of your life?
Do you believe in the power of intention?
Do you find it difficult to follow through with ideas and plan your life?
Do you have a problem with visualization?
Do you have problems with imagination, and need instead to intellectualize everything?
Do you see the bigger picture?

Crown Chakra
Do you feel connected with your higher self?
Are you on track with your life’s purpose? Do you know what your life’s purpose is?
Do you feel a peaceful sense of contentment on the inside no matter what is going on in the outside world?
Do you feel a strong connection with the universe/God/Mother Earth/The Divine?
Does your life have significant meaning?
Do you want to have a direct connection with the Divine?

Much love and many blessings this month~ Dr. Christina

Want to learn more about the chakras?

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About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Spiritual Counselor, Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, Docent, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. She has 20 years of experience in psychology, spirituality, and natural health. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit Many Blessings and Be Well!