Did you know that one of the simplest (and often overlooked) ways to activate your New Year’s resolutions and manifest abundance is to align your 7 chakras? Your chakras are your internal energy system. It’s where all manifestation begins; where your life energy is nurtured and brought to fruition.
These energy centers work together to oversee every area of your life: from your connection to a higher power; your capacity to communicate your needs; your ability to experience love; the need to express yourself creatively; and the ability to manifest your goals in physical reality.
That’s why aligning your Chakras is especially a great thing to do to create intentions for the coming year. Whether your goal is to lose a few pounds, gain a new relationship, or activate abundance. Properly aligned chakras allow you to stick to your resolution and make your dreams a reality!
Let’s have a look at each of your 7 chakras and how aligning each of them will impact your life and support your New Year’s resolutions.
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Your crown chakra is your connection to the Divine.
When your crown chakra is blocked, overworking or out of alignment with the rest of your chakra system, you’re likely to experience life as somewhat pointless. You may feel a sense of abandonment and deep-seated loneliness. Your connection to the greater Source (call it God, Goddess, Great Spirit, or Higher Self) is weak or broken.
Alternatively, if your crown chakra is overworking, you’re likely to feel bombarded mentally. You’ll have so many thoughts and emotions running through your head. This is often due to the fact that an overworked crown chakra leaves us psychically open to other people’s energy.
Align your crown chakra in order to ensure you stay connected to your Higher Self. After all, it’s a lot easier for your Higher Self to stick with commitments than relying solely on your personality to do the job!
Third Eye Chakra
Your third eye chakra is your connection to intuition, inner vision, and even psychic powers.
When your third eye chakra is blocked or overworking, you’re likely to experience headaches, a lack of confidence in decisions (because you can’t ‘see’ the potential consequences of a decision.)
You may also have encounters with others who are not trustworthy (again, because you cannot intuitively sense or “see” people’s true vibration.)
Align your third eye chakra in order to ensure you can keep a clear vision of your dreams, goals, and intentions. You will be able to deal with obstacles or naysayers that come your way.
Your throat chakra is your connection to your voice. It impacts your capacity to speak up for yourself.
When your throat chakra is blocked or out of alignment with the rest of your Chakra system, you’re likely to feel like you are not heard in life. You may lack confidence in expressing your thoughts and opinions to others. You may have a heightened fear of judgment.
A blocked or overworked throat chakra can lead to sore throats, losing one’s voice, or stumbling over one’s words (especially in emotionally charged conversations.) Putting your ‘foot in your mouth’, being a loud mouth, or a chatter box are all indicators of a misaligned throat chakra.
Align your throat chakra in order to ensure your words are clear, you feel heard y other people and that they are supportive of your dreams, no matter what anyone else says.
Your heart chakra is your connection to compassion and love - for self, others, and all life.
When your heart chakra is out of alignment, you’re likely to feel a sense of longing for more love, acceptance, and understanding from people. It’s a lonely place to be. An overworked heart chakra is the result of taking on other people’s emotional baggage and it often feels like emotional exhaustion.
A prolonged blockage in the heart chakra can show up as a desire to let go of life itself, deep despair, and even heart disease.
Align your heart chakra in order to ensure you love and accept yourself enough to receive the abundance of the Universe. It will help to attract only loving supportive people into your life.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Your solar plexus chakra is your connection to your own personal will.
When your solar plexus chakra is blocked or out of sync, you’re likely to experience feelings of wanting to give up, frustration, and anger. The solar plexus misalignment often shows up in someone as a see-saw from ‘I don’t give a damn anymore’ passivity to over-exaggerated and forceful efforts to make things happen.
There’s a disconnection from the flow of life with a misaligned solar plexus chakra. This person may try so hard to achieve their goals and get down on themselves when something doesn’t come through for them.
Align your solar plexus chakra in order to ensure you have the will to face life’s inevitable obstacles with even-keel energy, confidence, and the certainty that you can manifest your dreams.
Your sacral chakra is your connection to your creative self-expression.
When your sacral chakra is blocked or out of alignment you’re likely to experience a loss of libido, lack of creativity, or lack of inspiration for having any fun in life. “Ho-hum” is a good way to describe the feeling of a misaligned sacral chakra.
However, an overworked sacral chakra can look very different: manic bouts of all-night painting, writing, or sex addict behavior are indicators of an over-active sacral chakra.
Align your sacral chakra in order to ensure you maintain a healthy balance of creativity, sexuality, and personal energy on a day-to-day basis.
Of all the chakras, perhaps the most critical to align first is the root chakra. It’s the literal foundation for all of your chakras.
If your root chakra is out of alignment, it sets the tone for your entire energy system. Your root chakra is literally your connection to the physical world. When it is blocked, overworking, or out of alignment with the rest of your chakra system, you’re likely to experience life as a survival struggle.
Root chakra troubles show up as living below your hopes and dreams for yourself; feeling held back and unable to manifest what you want; and a sense of deep fatigue, restlessness and detachment from life.
Align your root chakra in order to ensure you can actually manifest in tangible, physical form the goals and resolutions you’ve set for yourself.
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Now that you’ve learned how a blocked or misaligned chakra can impact you, your question probably is: how do you clear chakra blockages and align chakras?
The answer is there are many ways to check-in with your chakras, clear any blockages, and then activate their energies properly. One way is through deep states of meditation. Another is by consulting a psychic. Another is to invest in working with an energy healer who will clear blocks and activate your chakras for you.
The thing to keep in mind here is that the more you are able to activate and align your chakras, the more personal power you have to command and create the life you want. Remember that all manifestation begins from the inside out. When you can become a clear, energetic match to what you desire, it will become real.
Make a point of aligning and activating your mighty internal energy system to make the life you want to become a reality in the new year.
As a Scorpio, I’m a natural empath, using my watery emotional side to bring you the astrology answers you need to find abundance. My favorite tools of choice are the stars, as it was my grandmother who first told me many moons ago that’s where all the answers were. And my Scorpio side favors writing as my medium of choice to express those answers. When I’m not pondering life’s big questions, it is my dream to one day be the crazy cat lady on my street.