May 2018 Chest/Breast Chakra Reading

May 2018 Chest/Breast Chakra Reading
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 Chakra and then ask you to contemplate its function and roll in your own personal growth. May brings us to the Chest Chakras. These are minor chakras located above each breast. These Chakras influence nutrition on a mind, body, and spirit level. This month, the Chest Chakras ask you, “what feeds your soul?’

Brief Overview of the Chakras: Our subtle energy bodies are made up of numerous energy channels that all together form a matrix. These channels flow through and around the body like highways of energy. These flows of energy are known as nadis in the Vedic tradition and meridians in the Chinese Medicine tradition. Where these flows of energy crisscross and intersect is where the chakras are formed. The Chakras are energy centers and vortexes in our subtle body. Seven large energy channels crisscross to form the major chakras (Root to Crown). These large energy channels are the flow of manifestation, liberation, expression, reception, ida, pingala, and sushumna. Minor chakras form where the lesser nadis cross. As there are many nadis, so there are many minor 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.

The Chest Chakras are minor Chakras located above each breast. Though there is an energy center above each breast, technically together they make up one chakra. These energy centers are usually seen as some shade of pink, turquoise, or green. Please do not assume that a minor Chakra is not as important as a major Chakra; all the energy centers work together to keep us whole, complete, and balanced. The Chest Chakras work in conjunction with the Heart and Higher Heart Chakras. The lower chakras (root, sacral, solar plexus, etc) are very physical and function more in regards to material possessions, survival, belongingness, and emotional needs. As we work up the chakra system and move into the upper chakras (Heart, Higher Heart, Throat, etc), the Chakra functions become more spiritual, personal growth, and transcendent in nature. The Chest Chakras regulate nutrition. Not just physical nutrition (what we need to eat to survive), but also emotional nutrition (activities, people, places, and things that comfort us and bring us peace and joy) and spiritual nutrition (activities, people, places, and things that revitalize you, rejuvenate you, increase your vibration, and make you feel like you have a purpose and passion for existing).

May 2018 Chest Chakra Contemplation and Suggestions: What feeds your soul? What makes you feel alive and vibrant? What connects you to something greater than yourself? What do you do that affects your life in a profound way and leads to personal growth and spiritual development? How do you evolve your soul? This month, contemplate and assess how you nurture your soul.

The past year I have been on a personal quest to answer this question for myself. I have become very involved in volunteerism. At one point, I recently had 5 different volunteer jobs. A few months ago, I found the one that completes me. The one that makes me feel alive, vibrant, and like I matter. The one where I can serve my community and also make soul connections with other volunteers. The one that makes me light up and my soul smile. I became a docent at John Michael Kohler Arts Center. A docent is a teacher in an art museum. I lead tours for adults, teens, and children and encourage discussion and facilitate others response to art. I finally know what feeds my own soul.

Since the Chest Chakras are connected to the Heart and Higher Heart, exploring themes and functions of those two chakras can assist you in finding your source of spiritual nutrition.

The Heart Chakra’s functions and purpose include love, self-love, compassion, empathy, peace, respect, non-judgment, acceptance. The Heart Chakras Lessons include Love, hope, forgiveness, and compassion. The Heart honors love and is driven by love.

Heart Chakra Journal Questions: Is there balance between my giving and receiving in the fullness of love and compassion and the openness of my heart space, both for myself and for others? Do I love myself unconditionally? Do I accept myself? Do I love others unconditionally? Why or why not? What does unconditional mean to me?

The Higher Heart Chakra Functions and Purpose include unconditional love for all of humanity, healing the world around you, increasing the vibration of humanity, practicing the lessons of the heart, serving, donating, volunteering, giving back to your community in some way, generosity, altruism, and humanitarian work. Higher Heart Chakra Lessons include Compassion, Acceptance, Servitude, Humanitarian, Healing Humanity and the World Around You, Global Responsibility. Reflects a person’s understanding, acceptance and practice of the universal concepts of Universal Love and Compassion, or “walking the talk.” Its influence allows us to care about and connect with billions of other people, creating a web of connection that has not been possible before. The Higher Heart honors The Lessons of the Heart and is driven by: Unconditional Love and Sense of Purpose.

Higher Heart Journal Questions: Have you felt or heard a call to heal? How are you a healer? How can you become more of a healer? How do you serve humankind? Do you understand the concepts of Universal Love, Acceptance, and Compassion? Do you practice these concepts? Do you truly have unconditional love and acceptance for all? How can you work on having unconditional love and acceptance for all? Do I serve all of humanity in some way (donate, volunteer, etc)? Do you have the feeling that you are here for some greater purpose and that you can influence the others/community/world by your actions?

I encourage you to pursue volunteering, donating, altruism, humanitarian work, and philanthropy. See if tapping into your heart and higher heart can help you figure out what feeds your soul. Much love and many blessings this month~ Dr. Christina

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About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Spiritual Counselor, Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. 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!