We will begin this session of Writing the Energetic Body with an intention-setting ritual that will touch on each of the seven major chakras and their influence in our lives. We will stimulate the imagination and expand our perception for our best life in terms of each chakra, grounding it at the Root, stabilizing Scorpio energy into the Earth, and using that energy to sustain us as we rise up through the body and the chakras to the Crown and the atmosphere around us. We prepare to fully embrace the season of autumn, finding the balance between the necessity of letting go of what needs to leave and making space for what wants to enter, what will sustain us in the dark months ahead, and what we want to nurture and encourage to break through the frozen surface once spring arrives.
Get ready to explore possibility, make (re)discoveries, release inhibition, and develop a writing practice.
Overview of the seven major chakras of the Hindu Chakra System:
1st Chakra – This is our entrance into the earthly plane, our right to be in the world. We will investigate issues surrounding survival and our “tribe”.
2nd Chakra – This is where we experience the power of relationships. We will plumb pleasure, sexuality, emotions, and the desire to create.
3rd Chakra – This is where we gain our sense of personal identity, power, and will. Who are you? What is your purpose?
4th Chakra – We will open to compassion, self-acceptance, and love.
5th Chakra – We will look at clear communication, self-expression, creativity and “Divine Will”. What happens when you speak your Truth?
6th Chakra – We will explore perception, clarity of vision, and psychic ability. How do you see the world? How does intuition and imagination expand your life experience?
7th Chakra – How do we understand the world? What is our connection to a Higher Power?
We will investigate thought as the seed of manifestation and how the energy of this “ethereal” chakra can be brought “down to earth”.
Movement (yoga, hiking, dancing, walking, biking), meditation, and pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) bring me into the moment and out of my default patterns of thinking. Many ideas come through while I am moving (or in stillness after movement). It is as if a channel opens, as if some of the filters of my mind have been removed and ideas and/or observations are more clear.
I’m continuing to look at the question of movement and art (or movement and writing). My friend and folk artist/musician, TJK Haywood, aka Wooden Thomas (and one of the first participants of Writing the Energetic Body), turned me on to artist Heather Hansen. She literally uses her body to make art. Her work is inspiring and exquisite.
The current session of Writing the Energetic Body – Shedding Inhibition and Divining Your Intentions Workshop – 28 Days of Writing Past the Mind and into the Chakras is closed. Thanks for asking!
Stay tuned for the next session coming in March. New dates for the next round will be announced soon.
Feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions – or send in a comment.
The heart is where we discover our emotional nature in relation to ourselves alone. (It is here where we also realize that Self, really is the whole world. As I inhale and exhale, I exchange the air with everything that inhales and exhales—you, animals, plants, etc.) In the big picture, nature is always balancing itself Bringing it back down to ourselves (knowing that we are connected), we must at some point ask ourselves, “How do I achieve balance in my life?”