Chakra's and chakra healing are part of many alternative therapies and date back to very ancient healing practices.
"The Chakra system is based on energy centers found throughout the body. Each center contributes to a stage of development, a life lesson, a feeling or emotion and combined they contribute to the overall spirit of each of us as individuals."
The above quote comes from an explanation page in the back of "Melvin's Balloons", my children's book that links emotions to colors. For a basic introduction to chakra colors check it out at www.brylerpublications.com or my website www.pixiedusthealing.com
There are considered to be seven major chakras but other, perhaps more subtle chakras also exist or perhaps are developing in humans.
One of these "new" or lesser known chakras is the High Heart of Thymic Chakra. It is located between the Heart (4th) and Throat (5th) chakras. As an "in between" chakra it functions as a bridge between the levels above and below it.
With so many people experiencing difficulties adjusting to new and changing energy levels, I wonder if the High Heart Chakra is involved.
This Chakra is said to reflect a person's understanding, acceptance and practice of the universal concepts of Universal Love and Compassion. If this Chakra is open and balanced you are said to be open to higher spiritual levels and have both love and aspiration for the Divine as well as selfless love for those around you. You can connect your dreams with waking reality. If overactive, this chakra can cause you to lose grounding on the practical mundane level. If unbalanced, you may indulge in spiritual theories while ignoring the needs of others. If blocked or closed you may reject spiritual realities all together and only see the physical side of life. This will leave you unable to epxress emotions even though you actually feel them on some level.
This in-between chakra is about transitions. Barbara Brennan indicates this chakra may be the doorway for the "soul seat", which she says is the source of meaning, direction and spiritual longing in life. The color and crystal it seems most similar to is aquamarine and there is a strong connect to Dolphin energy and this chakra. Wearing aquamarine may help open the spiritual high heart and quiet the mental body to become receptive to higher realms and influences. The qualities association with this chakra are humanitarian actions as well as serenity, peacefulness, balanced emotions and patience.
So... it occurs to me that physical and emotional difficulties during this time of transition may well be linked to the High Heart Chakra. The solution.... chakra balancing may be helpful,wearing aquamarine or turquoise may help,awareness most definitely will be helpful, many of the perelandra essences may address this level of healing, the Bach flower Holly is indciated, and I will look for some other ideas.... stay tuned.