Michael Drake, a ceremonial drummer of Cherokee descent, draws a direct correspondence between Native American energy centres and chakras:
“The spiritual traditions of the Hopi, Cherokee, Tibetan, Hindu, and other cultures teach us that there are vibratory centres within the human body. All describe spinning wheels of energy called chakras, lying along the spine. There are seven major chakras situated along the vertical spinal axis from the genital region to the crown of the head… Chakras function much like electrical junction boxes, mediating spiritual energy throughout the entire mind-body system. They are the interface among the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of one’s being. Imbalances in chakras lead to imbalances in body, mind, and spirit.”
From India, Africa and Tibet, to Europe, Egypt, Australia and the Americas …since the earliest of recorded writings, hieroglyphics and even the artist depictions of the white golden crown chakra aura above the crown of Jesus with his glowing heart… the people of the past wanted us to know the dynamics of the Energetic body.
Deep down we know when something is off….. we sense it; we feel it. And often the ‘still, small voice’ within will whisper that something is off. But undeniably, the body itself will manifest symptoms when things are out of balance. These may not be so subtle. Eventually, they will scream until we stop, even force us to stop and listen (i.e., illness/injury).
These symptoms are most often the leaf of the branch that travels down to a large, thick root that is anchored in emotion, perhaps past trauma and long termed suppressing and ‘coping’. Maybe its physical tension, repetitions, overuse or an acute injury. If its mental, perhaps it is worry, doubt, an obsessive pattern, overthinking, nay-saying or replaying. Often it is the thinking that leads to the emotional rising or suppression of fear, anxiety, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness, sorrow or even the feeling of being frantic.
Thankfully, with the culmination of information from these cultures and the reasoning that everything was connected, the birth of the methods/therapies for which to bring relief and balance was born.
At IHH, we have embraced the integration of methods and modalities to re-yoke Mind Body and Spirit. Come and experience Reiki, Acupuncture, Heart Math and Coaching with your very own in-house certified practitioners.
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