Friday, July 29, 2011

Chakras and Pendulum

So I recently bought a Chakra Pendulum, the idea being that by using the pendulum you would be able to tell which Chakras were out of alignment or had blockages.

Chakras are basically wheels of energy in key points of the body. There are seven major Chakras and each has a pinpointed area in the body, and is responsible for certain organs and areas of our lives.

When a Chakra is fully opened and spinning correctly, it will spin clockwise in a huge circle. So by placing the pendulum over the Chakras, you pay attention to how it spins as well. If the pendulum spins all out of line, or in multiple directions, then that Chakra has a blockage.

I know exactly what Chakra I have blockages in, and have always seemed to have a blockage there. So today, when I used the pendulum it was the only one that didn't spin correctly. Duh!

So my blockage is in the Throat Chakra, which as you would guess it rules our speech, communication etc. The color of the Throat Chakra is blue, which also happens to be my favorite color and I wear a lot of blue. I must be drawn to that color because I know subconsciously that I need help in the communication area of my life.

I do tend to not speak my mind, for fear of irritating others, or turning people off. I'm basically a "Yes" man. I don't voice my opinion, say "Yes" to every demand on me, and basically just go with the flow. Hence, the blockage in my Throat Chakra. Until I learn to say what I'm thinking, speak up/out, and stand up for my own opinions and thoughts, I will probably always have this blockage.

Something I need to work on clearly. So how do we work on the Throat Chakra? Wearing the color blue as I mentioned already is a good way to start. Also, singing and chanting is a good way to use the voice and start to clear the blockages. I often chant mantras when meditating.

Blue gemstones is a great way to help clear the Throat Chakra as well. I have a piece of Angelite that I carry around with sometimes, or even just place on my Throat Chakra when doing a Chakra mediation. Lapis lazuli, blue topaz, turquoise and other blue gemstones will also do the trick. You can even wear a necklace settled at the throat with one of these stones to really help. I'm actually going to try to find a necklace with Angelite today!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Marathon Sports 5 Miler in Weston

I ran the Marathon Sports (a local running supply store) 36th Annual 5 Miler Road Race the other day in Weston. The temperature was 96 and humidity was almost 50%. After mile one, I literally thought I was going to die because of the heat.

Firstly, I am a early morning runner and this race was at 7pm. I'm not used to working all day and then going out for a run, so I was already exhausted before the race even began. Also, being an early morning runner, I always beat the heat, and am not used to running in such high temperatures.

I was dreading running this race all day. The course was pretty cool, integrating all types of running into one race. We started at a high school field and the start was Cross Country style, then the major portion of the race was a road race. The list 3/4 mile was through a trail and the very list 1/4- 1/2 mile was on the high school track. Very cool course.

I used the water stops to get water, for the first time ever in a race, but only to dump on my head to keep myself from overheating. A lot of the locals were out in their yard with sprinklers, water guns, cups of water and even garden hoses to water us down as we ran by. The community spirit for this race was absolutely amazing. I would love to run this again next year, and hopefully it won't be in the middle of a heat wave!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Road Ahead

I've only been awake for an hour and have already had a few signs that today starts a week of focusing on the road ahead. Instead of focusing my energy on what others think, I need to focus on what I want to manifest in my life. I need to use all of my energy today, and through the week, to glimpse into the future and focus on what the second half of the year has to offer for me. I need to focus my thoughts, time, and energy into what I want to accomplish by the end of the year, instead of on things that are of no service to my path.

Time to focus on what I feel I'm here to do...which lately has been feeling that I'm on a path to being a "healer". One of those first steps is getting certified to be a Reiki Practitioner, which means I need to take steps this week to making that a reality. The other is going to teacher training to be a Yoga Instructor. This might be the week to do some more research on that, who I want to work with, what studio etc.

I defintely think the tires have hit the pavement, and I need to focus on the road ahead.