The Healing Energy of Gratitude – Root Chakra Healing

IMG_0458By Rebbie Straubing

In this brief article, I want to share with you a chakra healing technique you can use any time to promote healing in your body. You can use this method before or after a session of meditation. You can also use it while running for a bus or driving in your car. This technique is utterly simple and surprisingly effective. Of course, if you want to get more involved with its complexities, you can. But for now, let's keep it nice and simple.

It is based on the resonance between two powerful waves of energy that you can easily activate in your awareness. As powerful as any one modality may be in the self-healing toolbox, when you skillfully combine two resonant tools, you increase your results exponentially.

1 – The Root Chakra

We begin with the energy of the root chakra. This energy center is located at the base of your spine – or more specifically, at the base of your torso. This is not a physical structure but a constellation of energy. Like the magnetic field around a magnet, your root chakra also exerts an invisible force. This chakra represents an energetic vortex of influence in the root region of your body consciousness.

Begin this simple process by focusing your attention on this area of your body – the base of the torso. As you do this, realize that it is not your body you are activating. You are awakening this region of your consciousness.

2 – Gratitude

Next, bring into your awareness the words, "thank you." Let these words create a tapping sensation in the root region of your consciousness. Like the mallets inside a piano, let the repetition of "thank you" tap your consciousness so that it rings the tone of gratitude throughout your awareness. This technique sends waves of appreciation through your system and brings your physical body into alignment with the energy of gratitude. This harmonizing energy has the effect of healing.

Another Version:

For a more complex version, and to add more feeling, you can say "thank you for…" As various blessings cross your mind, add them to the next tap. This is not a physical tap. It is a feeling of the power of each impression of the words, "thank you."

When to use Which Version

The simple version (using only "thank you") is best for times when you are very busy and doing this in the background. It is also best for use in meditation when this is your sole focus. The more complex version (using "thank you for…"), where you list the things you are grateful for, is best for times when you are upset and your mind is going in a negative direction.

As you combine the energetic influence of your root chakra with the healing power of gratitude, you take possession of yet one more facet of your ability to promote your own healing. The conduit of the root chakra amplifies your experience of gratitude and sends a clearer message for Law of Attraction to match. This process enriches your life experience on a deeper level than we can usually access with the conscious mind.

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5 Ways to Express Gratitude


We often think of gratitude as "gratitude for" something.

A very pure of expression of gratitude has no "for" after it.

It is a state of being that floods its joy on anything and everything that enters its field of awareness.

Many people find power and wisdom in using a gratitude journal, writing gratitude letters, and cultivating an attitude of gratitude.  Are you one of them? These folks have discovered an express route to happiness.  Gratitude is the key to a joyful and harmonious life.

Here I want to show you a fun way to find a state of gratitude within you and not only feel it, but express it.

The added benefit of these forms of expression becomes a perpetual motion machine.  As  you express your gratitude in these ways, you prime the pump of your talents.  Your face becomes radiant and your true light shines through your personality. People respond to you in loving and generous ways and your life flourishes.

Of course, the result of all that is that you end up with more to write in your gratitude journal!

This gets gratitude cycling through your life in a way that is self perpetuating.  It's like a spiritual ecstasy perpetual motion machine!

Here is the very simple technique…

Ponder these 5 questions and as the answers erupt in you, gratitude will be your experience.

5 Questions That Lead to a State of Gratitude:

What can I do differently today?

Consider how you can take a different route to work or prepare a meal in a different order or with foods you've never tried before.  Adding something new can shake up an old pattern and open you to heightened experience that floods you with gratitude.

How can I express myself more joyfully today?

 Here's one.  How about if you extend love to the person on the other end of the phone as you say "Hello!"  Yes, before you even know who it is!

 How can I dance more today?

This is my favorite one.  You can really be creative with this one.

What can I say today that I have never said?

Grab a dictionary and find some new words that make your mouth (and your mind)  feel good as you say them.

What can I praise today?

This one is endless.  Go crazy with it.

 Pick one of these at the top of your day and let it sprinkle its scintillating suggestion throughout the activities of your Monday. Pick another on Tuesday.  I wish you much dancing, colorful joy, and a splendid new vocabulary.