The first chakra grounds us. It is our connection to traditional familial beliefs that support formation of identity and a sense of belonging. • Location: Base of the spine
Energy connection to the physical body: Spinal column, rectum, legs, bones, feet, and immune system.
Energy connection to the emotional/mental body: Foundation of mental health. Emotional and psychological stability. Emotional and psychological stability originate in the family unity.
Symbolic/perceptual connection: Need for logic, order, and structure. This chakra orients us in time and space to our five senses.
Sefirot/Sacrament connection: Symbolic of the spiritual community of all humanity and to the feminine spirit of earth, Gaia. Symbolic meaning is to honor one’s biological family as sacred and divinely chosen.
Primary fears: Fears of physical survival, abandonment by the group.
Primary strengths: Tribal/family identity. •
Sacred Truth: All is one carries the message that we are all connected to all of life and that every choice we make and every belief we hold exerts influence upon the whole life.
Oat straw: good source of silica which is key function in development of healthy skin, hair, nail and bones.
Nettle: Good source iron, calcium, magnesium, and calcium. Good for bones, joints. Elder Flower: Help support immune system.
Reishi: General health tonic. Anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-bacterial. Immune boosting.
The second chakra is the partnership chakra. With the second chakra we begin to initiate relationships as a child and the energy shifts from obeying tribal authority to discovering other relationships that satisfy personal, physical needs. • Location: Lower abdomen to navel area.
Energy connection to the physical body: Sexual organs, large intestine, lower vertebra, pelvis, hip area, appendix, and bladder. • Energy connection to emotional/mental body: Resonates to our need for relationships with other people and our need to control to some extent the dynamics of our physical environment.
Symbolic/perceptual connection: The energy in this chakra enables us to generate a sense of personal identity and protective psychological boundaries. •
Sefirot/Sacrament connection: The sacrament of Communion resonates to the energy of this chakra and symbolizes bonds we form with people.
Primary fears: Fears of loss of control, or being controlled by another, through the dominating power of events or conditions such as addiction, rape betrayal, impotence, financial loss, abandonment by our primary partner. Also, fear of the loss of the power and the physical body.
Primary strengths: The ability and stamina to survive financially and physically on one’s own and to defend and protect oneself; the “fight or flight” instinct; the ability to take risks; the resilience to recover form loss whether family members, partners, occupation etc. Power to rebel and reestablish a life and personal and professional decision-making ability.
Honor One Another: This truth applies to our interactions with each relationship we develop, from the most casual to the most intimate serves the purpose of helping us to become more conscious.
Mugwort: works with the place of our inner waters where we often repress memories and help bring them to light often though our dreams. Mugwort is also associated with womb healing. Mugwort aids in menstruation cycles. It is a general tonic for the whole body too, strengthen the nervous system, digestive system, kidneys, lungs and musculoskeletal system.
Calendula: Troubled relationships, distance in personal relationships. Lack of clarity in relationships. Feeling inconsolable after love ends. Water retention. Calendula give people more emotional resiliency and sturdiness. Men and woman who find themselves confused in relationship will befit. Gives us a chance at true intimacy.
The third chakra is the energy of personal power. It assists us further in the process of individuation, of forming a “self” ego, and personality separate from our inherited identity.
Location: The solar plexus Energy connection to the physical body: stomach, pancreas, adrenals, upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, and the middle spine, spleen.
Energy connection to the emotional/mental body: personal power center, the magnetic core of the personality and ego. The illnesses that originate here are activated by issues related to self-responsibility, self-esteem, fear of rejection and an oversensitivity to criticism.
Symbolic/perceptual connection: mediates between the primary external and internalization of consciousness.
Sefirot/Sacrament connection: Represents the emergence of the “conscious self” or that part of the human personality that is eternal and naturally alighted to the sacred.
Primary fears: Fears of rejection, criticism, looking foolish, and failing to meet ones responsibilities, all fears related to physical appearance.
Primary strengths: Self-esteem, self-respect, and self-discipline, ambition, ability to generate action, and the ability to handle a crisis, courage to take risks, generosity, ethics and strength of character. Sacred truth: Honor oneself
Ashwagandha: Adrenal support. Help stabilize cortisol levels. Astralagus: Increase Chi flow by converting food and drink into energy.
Dandelion root: Liver aid, bile production, detoxify liver, helpful in digestion.
Dandelion leaf: Assists in healthy kidney function, diuretic.
Marshmallow root: is a mucilaginous herb that aids the bowels, and mucous membranes, lungs, and kidneys. Soothes inflamed and irritated tissues and reduces swelling.
The fourth chakra is the central powerhouse of the human energy system. The middle chakra mediates between the body and the spirit and determines their health and strength.
Location: Center of the chest. Energy connection to the physical body: Heart and circulatory system, ribs, breasts, thymus gland, lungs, shoulders, arms, hands, diaphragm.
Energy connection to the emotional/mental body: This chakra resonates to our emotional perceptions, which determine the quality of our lives far more than our mental perceptions.
Symbolic/perceptual connection: Represents the capacity to “let go and let god”.
Sefirot/Sacrament connection: This energy represents the heart of the Divine – an endless pouring forth of the nurturing life-force.
Primary fears: Fears of loneliness, commitment, and “following ones heart”; fear of inability to protect oneself emotionally; fear of emotional weakness and betrayal.
Primary strengths: Love, forgiveness, compassion, dedication, inspiration, hope, trust and ability to heal oneself and others. Sacred Truth: Love is Divine Power.
Rose: Heal heart ache.
Yarrow: help relax tight diaphragmic muscles.
Mullein Flower: when our hearts are broken, and we feel grief it can often become stuck in our lungs due to the tightening and or holding of breath that occurs as a response to stress and fear.
Hawthorn Berry: Open and sooth heart chakra. Promote a general sense of well-being. Improve tone of the heart muscle. Improve oxygen uptake by the heart. Improve circulation to the heart.
Holy Basil: Increase happiness and joy. Heart Exhilarant.
The fifth chakra embodies the challenges of surrendering our own willpower and spirits will of God. Location:
The throat Energy connection to the physical body: Throat, thyroid, trachea, esophagus, parathyroid neck vertebrae, mouth, jaw and teeth.
Energy connection to the emotional/mental body: The fifth chakra resonates to the numerous emotional and mental struggles involved in learning the nature of power of choice.
Symbolic/perceptual connection: The symbolic challenge of the Willpower chakra is to progress through the maturation of will.
Primary fears: Fears related to our own willpower exist within each chakra, appropriate to the chakra. We fear having no authority or power of choice within our own lives.
Primary strength: Faith, self-knowledge, personal authority, capacity to make decisions knowing that nonmatter what decision we make, we can keep our word to ourselves or to another person.
Sefirot/Sacrament connection: The sacrament of Confession is aligned to the way we use our willpower.
Sacred truth: Center of choice. Every choice we make, every thought and feeling we have, is an act of power that has biological, environmental, social, personal and global consequences.
Chamomile: help restore emotional balance and courage while also soothing stress, so we are fearless in what we say.
Peppermint: Stimulate mind while promoting creativity and self-expression. Soothing to sore throat, decongestant, clear airways and relax and calm throat chakra.
The sixth chakra involves our mental and reasoning abilities, and our psychological skill at evaluation our beliefs and attitudes. The mind chakra resonates to the energies of our psyches, and conscious and unconscious phycological forces.
Location: Center of the forehead.
Energy Connected to the physical body: The brain and neurological system, pituitary, and pineal glands, as well as the eyes, ears and nose.
Energy connection to the emotional/mental body: The sixth chakra links us to our mental body, our intelligence, and psychological characteristics.
Symbolic/perceptual connection: The sixth chakra activates lessons that lead us to wisdom. We achieve wisdom both through lie experiences and by acquiring the discriminating perceptual ability of detachment.
Primary fears: An unwillingness to look within and excavate ones fears; fear of truth when one’s reason is clouded; fear of sound; realistic judgment; fear of relying on external counsel, of discipline, fear of one’s shadow side and its attributes.
Primary strengths: Intellectual abilities and skills, evaluation of conscious and unconscious insights; receiving inspiration; generating great acts of creativity and intuitive reasoning – emotional intelligence.
Sacred truth: The sacred truth of the sixth chakra is seek only the Truth.
Ginkgo: promotes healthy brain function, improves circulation to the brain, increases memory and brain function. Protect brain cells from damage. Decalcify penial gland.
Skullcap: Increase brain function. Help with overstimulation.
Reishi: good for mediating and directing life force to penial gland.
Elderberry: Enhance dream state and connection to divine.
Yarrow: helps to align and open your higher chakras, thereby prompting intuition and clarity.
The seventh chakra is our connection to our spiritual nature and our capacity to allow our spirituality to become an integral part of our physical lives and guide us.
Location: Top of the head Energy connection to the physical body: The seventh chakra is the entry point for human life-force, which pours endlessly into the human energy system, from the greater universe, from God or the Tao.
The energy system of the seventh chakra influences that of the major body systems: the central nervous system, the muscular system, and the skin.
Energy connection to the emotional/mental body: The seventh chakra contains the energy that generates devotion, inspirational and prophetic thoughts, transcendent ideas, and mystical connections.
Symbolic/perceptual connection: The seventh chakra contains the purest form of the energy of grace or prana. This chakra warehouses the energy generated by prayer and meditation and safeguards our capacity for symbolic sight.
Primary Fears: Fears relating to spiritual issues such as the “dark night of the soul”; fears of spiritual abandonment, loss of identity, and loss of connection with life and people around us.
Primary strengths: Faith in the presence of the Divine, and in all that faith represents, within one’s life – such as inner guidance, insight into healing, and quality of trust that eclipses ordinary human fears and devotion.
Sefirot/Sacrament connection: The sefirah connected to the seventh chakra is Keter, which means “crown”. Keter represents “nothingness” the energy from which physical manifestation begins. Sacred Truth: Motivates us to seek an intimate connection to the Divine in everything we do.
Nettle: Good source of iron, magnesium, calcium, healthy blood, bones, joints, skin.
Alfalfa: Considered the king of herbs. The roots can grow 30 – 60 feet dep to pick up minerals and water other plants can’t reach. Rich source of vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals. Its trace mineral content is probably what makes it valuable for the pituitary because trace minerals deficiencies effect this gland.
Oat Straw: Helps to calm the nervous system. Promote healthy bones, joints, and skin.