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Article by Jacqueline Lenko

HEALING ENERGY provides a professional, alternative and complementary therapy option for people who prefer to take a holistic approach to their health and wellness.

ENERGY HEALING is all about vibrations. Through touch and distant touch, a healer aims to restore the natural healing process by manipulating, channelling and balancing the energy fields around the body.

There are many energy healing practices, including:

Reiki
Spiritual Healing
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Kinesiology

All forms of energy healing use non-invasive techniques that may complement traditional healthcare treatments and other alternative healing forms.

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In spiritual circles, a lit candle symbolizes the activation of light and fire in our lives. The vibration of the flame is said to enlighten the moment and to create life energy, which in turn assists the healing process. Some candles may be blended with essential oils as with our Chakra Meditation and Body Candles. This also offers an individual the beneficial vapors of aromatherapy that gently assist with feelings of peace and well being.

 

The chakras and Kundalini came to be an integral part of yoga philosophy in the non-dual Tantric tradition, which arose in the 7th century, in reaction to the dualist philosophy which preceded it. This tradition advised being in the world rather than separate from it. Tantra is commonly thought of in the West as primarily a sexual tradition, as Tantrism does put sexuality in a sacred context. Yet this is actually only a small part of a broad philosophy which includes many practices of yoga, worship of deities (especially the Hindu goddesses), and integration of the many polar forces in the universe.

The main text about chakras that has come to us in the West is a translation by the Englishman, Arthur Avalon, in his book, The Serpent Power published in 1919. These texts: the Sat-Cakra-Nirupana, written by an Indian pundit in 1577, and the Padaka-Pancaka, written in the 10th century, contains descriptions of the centers and related practices. There is also another 10th century text, called the Gorakshashatakam, which gives instructions for meditating on the chakras. These texts form the basis of our understanding of chakra theory and yoga today. In these traditions, there are seven basic chakras, and they all exist within the subtle body, overlaying the physical body. Through modern physiology we can see that these seven chakras correspond exactly to the seven main nerve ganglia which emanate from the spinal column. There are two minor chakras mentioned in the ancient texts, the soma chakra, located just above Ajna Chakra (the third eye), and the Anandakanda lotus, which contains the Celestial Wishing Tree (Kalpataru) of the Heart Chakra.

The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel or disk and signifies one of seven basic energy centers in the body. In addition the chakras also correlate to levels of consciousness, archetypal elements, and developmental stages of life. Chakras are centers of energy that connect our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being. It is through these centers that we are able to receive, transmit and process vital life force. The chakras correspond to specific aspects of our consciousness and to the various glands of the endocrine system. In the natural healing arts such as yoga, meditation, siddha medicine, ayurveda, pranic healing, acupuncture, acupressure, massage, and shiatsu, great importance is placed in balancing the energy flow of these centers. Physical pain or disease is an indication of a blockage or weakness in the chakras.



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Each chakra resonates with a certain color and sound as well as with resonating with specific flower essences and therapeutic grade essential oils.

FIRST CHAKRA, or base or root chakra, is located at the base of the spine or coccyx. Primary color: RED. This externalizes as the adrenal gland, the kidneys, the spinal column, legs, colon, bones, and circulation of the lower extremities. It governs understanding of the physical dimension, matters relating to success, the mastery of the physical body, grounding, stability, security, stillness, health, courage, and patience. This is the center wherein we experience "fight or flight" and has much to do with our survival instincts. This center gives vitality to the physical body and is where our life force emanates from. Negative symptoms of this chakra are self destructive tendencies, self-centeredness, insecurity, violence, greed, anger, constipation, tension or pain in the spine, circulatory problems in the legs, and general weakness of the body. The root emotion of fear must be converted to bodily surrender.
RECOMMENDED ESSENTIAL OILS: Lauracea (Laurel Family) - Cassia, Bay, Camphor, Cinnamon, Rosewood - these trees produce oils from their wood, bark and leaves that are stimulating, bring fire, fluid movement, and create energy enhancement. Also recommended are those oils of the Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family) - Cajeput, Clove, Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Niaouli, Nutmeg, Tea Tree. These trees are so strong that they have no natural enemies (unless you see Koala bears as dangerous - they eat only eucalyptus). Their oils give inner strength. They are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, respiratory tract and immune stimulants. In blends they are clean, refreshing, and medicinal.

SECOND CHAKRA, or navel chakra is located in the lower abdomen or navel area. Color: ORANGE. This externalizes as the ovaries in women and testes in men and governs the functions of the prostate, genitals, spleen, womb, and bladder. This is the chakra of creativity and governs our attitudes towards relationships, assimilation of food, physical force, vitality, and sexuality. In this center we experience giving and receiving, emotions, desire, pleasure, sexual and passionate love, change, movement, assimilation of new ideas, health, family life, tolerance, creativity, and the ability to work harmoniously with others. Negative symptoms are over indulgence in food or sex, sexual difficulties, confusion, jealousy, envy, and the desire to possess people or material things in great excess of what is needed or has use for. Sorrow must be converted to present relationship.
RECOMMENDED ESSENTIAL OILS: Coniferae-Pinaceae (Pine Family) - Fir, Cedar, Cypress, Juniper, and Pine. These oils are made from strong aromatic wood, sap or fresh needles. They are all strong, hot, antiseptic, fluid-moving, possible skin irritants, clarifying, and grounding to the mind.

THIRD CHAKRA, or solar plexus chakra is located above the navel and below the chest. Color: YELLOW. This externalizes as the pancreas and governs the functions of the stomach, digestive system, liver, spleen, gall bladder, muscles, and aspects of the nervous system. This is the clearing house for emotional sensitivities and is the center of power. Through this center, we experience personal drive, will, power, authority, and energy, mastery of desire, self-control, radiance, warmth, transformation, and humor. Negative symptoms of this center manifest as taking in more than one can assimilate and utilize too much emphasis on recognition and or power, anger, fear, hate, and digestive problems. Anger must be converted to forgiveness.
RECOMMENDED ESSENTIAL OILS: Rutacea (Citrus Family) - Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, and Tangerine. This family is known for its fruit and flowers. In blends they are clean, refreshing, uplifting, invigorating, opening, warm, fluid-moving, stimulating, and encouraging. Our life is richer and livelier because of citrus.

FOURTH CHAKRA, or heart chakra is located at the center of the chest. Primary color: GREEN and secondary color: PINK. This externalizes as the thymus gland and governs the functions of the heart, blood, immune system, respiratory system and influences the functions of the endocrine system, arms and hands. This is the center through which we feel love and wherein we anchor our life force with the Higher Self. In the center, we feel Divine and unconditional love, compassion, forgiveness, understanding, balance, openness with life, peace, harmony, and contentment. Negative symptoms are repression of love, emotional instability, heart problems, respiratory problems, low immunity to illness, addictions to food, drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, and circulation problems. Withholding must be converted to love.
RECOMMEDED ESSENTIAL OILS: Labiatae (Mint Family) - Basil, Clary Sage, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Patchouli, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, and Thyme. All of the mint family are olfactory overachievers. They are adaptogens and medicinal plants without peer. They are aromatics, carminatives, immune stimulants, balancers, and mood elevators.

FIFTH CHAKRA, or throat chakra is located at the center of the throat area. Color: BLUE. This externalizes as the thyroid gland and governs the mouth, throat, hypothalamus, parathyroid, vocal chords, and bronchial apparatus. This is the center through which we can express the power of the spoken word and our sense of judgment. This governs creative expression in speech, writing and the arts. This is also the center of loyalty, integration, peace, truth, knowledge, wisdom, honesty, reliability, gentleness and kindness. Negative symptoms are communication or speech problems, depression, ignorance, lack of discernment, knowledge used unwisely and thyroid and throat problems. Life depression and negativity must be converted to life positive action and speech.
RECOMMENDED ESSENTIAL OILS: Rose, Jasmine, Gardenia and other exotic and tropical flowers.

SIXTH CHAKRA, or the brow or third eye chakra is located between the eyebrows. Color: INDIGO (royal blue). This externalizes as the pituitary gland and governs the lower brain, nervous system, the ears, nose, and left eye. This is the center wherein we experience intuition, soul realization, and insight, and clairvoyance, concentration, peace of mind, wisdom, devotion and service to humanity. Negative symptoms are fear, cynicism, tension, overly detached attitude from the world. Doubt and illusions must be converted into free attention.
RECOMMENDED ESSENTIAL OILS: Compositae (Sunflower Family) - Chamomile, Immortelle, Tansy, Tarragon, Dhavana, Yarrow, Tagetes, and Elecampane. Most of these oils are made from soothing flowers and are known to be healers of the skin, nerves, blood and bones. Sedating to the nerves and emotions, they are known to be anti-inflammatory, immune building, and cleansing.

SEVENTH CHAKRA, or crown chakra is located at the top of the head. Color: VIOLET or the combination of all colors: WHITE. This externalizes as the pineal gland and governs the upper brain and the right eye. Through this chakra we may ultimately reach the integration of God, unification with our higher self, inspiration, Divine wisdom and understanding, idealism, selfless service, perception beyond space and time, and continuity of consciousness. Negative symptoms are lack of inspiration, confusion, senility, depression, alienation, hesitation to serve, tension, stress, insomnia and migraine headaches. Bodily separation from the Divine must be surrendered.
RECOMMENDED ESSENTIAL OILS: Burseraceae (Resin Family) - Myrrh, Frankincense, and Elemi. Coming from the tropical desert and made from the resin of trees and shrubs, they bring heat, contain energy to move fluids, cleanse infections, heal wounds, and build strength in the blood. All the oils from this family are excellent for meditation.

Perhaps the best guide to choosing essential oils is your intuition. You can use a candle or diffuse essential oils in your environments to fit with your emotional and physical needs or to boost your energy and enthusiasm for what you need to accomplish. For example, for meditation, you might choose Patchouli, Labdanum, or Frankincense; or to uplift your spirit, a blend of citrus essential oils.

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Candles are among the most powerful Feng Shui cures. Lighting a candle will uplift and expand the energy in any given space.

Feng Shui candles are one of the simplest ways to harmonise the different elements in your world. With the selection of right colour and placement in your home, one can transform the entire outlook of your life.  If life seems dull and routine, light a candle. Warmth, passion and excitement will envelope the room.


Our Feng Shui candles reflect the ancient principles of Feng Shui, where colour and fragrance relate to the Five Elements of Nature, which are associated with personal, social and spiritual qualities.

 


 

Where to Place Feng Shui Candles

Feng Shui Colors and Scents

A room can be transformed and energized in a positive way with the use of Feng Shui colors, so when someone enters the room they are affected both visually and emotionally.

How Does It Work?

Feng Shui literally means "wind and water" and is the study of how to create harmony between the energy of the earth and the human body and how to use the energy of our surroundings to nurture and support us. The Chinese have been practicing the art of Feng Shui interior design for centuries. This ancient art taps into the hidden energies of inanimate objects by using the five elements.

The elements in this Chinese art are wood, water, metal, earth and fire. When correctly used Chinese Feng Shui will bring about balance, harmony, and prosperity in the household. Chi is the internal energy of a place, person, or object, this energy is very important in the practice of this art. The flow of Chi or energy is unique to every home and every room in the home. The creative challenge is to read this energy and help it to flow freely.

Feng Shui Colors In Individual Rooms

The Feng Shui candles' colors and fragrances were combined so they could bring positive energy to a number of spaces. We did this to allow you, to a large extent, to use your own intuition to choose placement in an area or a specific room. Be expansive, there is no limit to where they should be placed. Also be careful to never leave a burning candle in a room if someone is not there to tend to it.

Green - The color for new growth. It's also represents healing and the life force. It's a good color in kitchens - life force and nutrition. If you have a library or space where you study, green and sweet fruity-herbaceous citrus blends stimulate creativity. If you have an exercise space you will enjoy the fragrances because they are very refreshing.

Blue - Water is about the flow of positive energy. It can be used to create a "wealth corner" or used in foyers and entrances - anywhere to stimulate wealth Chi and abundance. It's also just as useful to cultivate family well being - our true wealth. So it's great for a family rooms and dining areas. Blue is the color said to help insomnia and can be an auspicious accent color in a bedroom.

Red - The color of fire and passion. Great for accents colors for a spa, yoga studio, or workshop. Even a kitchen - consider how passionate a gourmet chef is about the meals they prepare. It's considered very effective for lifting and balancing the energy from computers and electronic equipment. The essential oils in this candle are perfect for romantic occasions.

Earthy Beige - Orange - Yellow - Promotes confidence. This candle is great for living rooms and library, study areas. Use it to enhance a spiritual connection, peace, and stimulate intuition. This essential oil blend is very good in meditation rooms or sacred spaces to focus energy. Also, because the fragrance is relaxing, it can be used in a bedroom (but make sure you blow it out before you fall asleep). Massage therapists noticed that whereas applying the spicy oils to the skin could be irritating, the fragrance next to their massage tables had a soothing effect.

White to Silver - Associated with metal. Consider that in ancient cultures metal had an association with the sword. It represented both power and the ability to cut through obstructions. The color works well in bathrooms but is also great for the kitchen.

Feng Shui Colors in a Single Room

Choosing a color is an important part of any interior design project. Color either enhances an overall room design or weakens it. Ideally, if you have the space, you would try to decorate the rooms of your house with a focus on the mood you are trying to create in each room.

By using the Feng Shui Elements you can bring about harmony and balance in the rooms of the house, which will lead to a relaxing and prosperous overall environment. However, if you have limited space and need to use a room for multiple purposes, you can also combine elemental colors in a single room. For example, strengthen the area where you have a desk to do business in order to encourage wealth. Another example, set up an altar for prayer and contemplation and enclose it with a screen.

Advanced Feng Shui Colors & Directions

Getting Started

You need to determine, with a compass, the orientation of your home or apartment. Then you will know which direction is associated with each room, or which direction is associated with each side of your (one room) apartment.

Use a layout plan of your house or room and mark the northerly direction on the lay out. Take the center of your house (or apartment) as the center of the compass and mark the direction of each room (or area in your apartment).

Main Principle

There is nothing in Feng Shui principles that says that you must paint the entire room in the prescribed color. Other colors can certainly be used in combination with any of the ones suggested below. The main thing you need to be aware of is how the color makes you feel, and how it works with your existing décor and color scheme. If the color enhances and enlivens your room, then it’s a good choice.

Colors and Directions

East - For an east room, use wood furniture as much as possible and add several house plants.
• Green

Southeast - These hues and anything in between violet, purple, and lavender reflect the energies of this direction.
• Blue
• Red

South - Any hue of the these colors will give you the cozy warm ambiance of fire. South is the fire element. Activate this element with candles and plants to fuel the fire. A fireplace located on the south wall also activates the fire element. Steer clear of metal since it draws water which will douse the fire.
• Red
• Earthy Beige / Orange

Southwest - Use one or a combination of these two colors.
• Red
• White

West - Metal is the element of the west. Metal candle sticks, metal picture frames and metal tables and chairs work to activate this element.
• White

Northwest - Black is not typically a color advised for an entire room color. White walls with a black and white tile floor are a great way to introduce these colors into a room design.
• Black
• White

North - Water is the element for the North. Use photos or paintings of water scenes (unless this is a bedroom). An aquarium in a den located in the north is a good choice or a small table fountain. Add various metal objects, since it draws water.
• Blue

Northeast - These are a couple of colors to consider for this direction. Consider adding plants or even an aquarium.
• Blue

• Green

Center of Home - The earth element is activated with pottery. Clay and bronze statues also bring the earth energy inside your room. Since fire creates earth (ash) you can add candles to further activate the earth element. Minimize the use of wood furniture and opt for upholstered chairs and sofas.
• Earthy Beige / Orange
• Yellow
• Tan

Feng Shui Colors and Scent Sources

We worked with three Feng Shui experts and to get them to agree on color choices was a bit of a challenge. Our selection of therapeutic grade essential oil blends, to compliment the Five Elemental colors, was easier because we found a strong correlation between Gabriel Moray’s book Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit and Peter Holmes’ seminar Using Essential Oils with Chinese Medicine.

Fundamentally, you can use a wide variety of essential oils to affect emotional balance or to enhance a particular mood or quality. In general, entire families of essential oil have similar qualities. So in some sense you could choose any oils from that family to create similar aromatherapy benefits. Aromatherapy is probably more of an art than a hard science. An experienced aromatherapist has a huge fragrance pallet to choose from. Different aromatherapists recommend different blends but still achieve the same results.

 

18 Sep 2014

Article/Information supplied by Jacqueline Lenko

Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.

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