Healing the Wounded Self, the chakras and Grief
When it comes to starting a path of self discovery and inner healing, most people start with the heart chakra or the crown chakra. They don’t get to the lower chakras until later, and in essence start with the heart chakra that has to do with love, abandonment, betrayal and loneliness. Or, the crown chakra that deals more with one’s spiritual connection to God, their faith, their spiritual beliefs and trust in a higher power.
Usually when one has been on the path for a long time, the healing of the chakras will recycle themselves and they’ll go around to healing many of the chakras from the beginning, and as they release many of the issues relating to all of them, they’ll come back again to where they originally had started.
Grief is a big issue in personal healing, and some don’t get to the deeper grief of their own wounding until many years after they start their own therapy treatment or healing journey. As I am moving through my own grief, in an actual death of someone very near and dear to me; my grandmother, I am reminded of the value and significance of grief in one’s personal growth and development as a whole person.
When you allow yourself to cry, you move the energy of water through your body. As water moves, it makes room for more love, and in essence, the grounding nature of earth to settle once again. When someone does not allow themselves to cry, when in truth, their is something deep emotional inside that their body wants to release, the water then turns into ice, and becomes solid into the self as a whole. As water becomes ice, the person can then become armored and movement that might be possible is blocked. This is often how anger shows itself, and the water turns to fire and tries to release in this form instead, but many don’t know how to move the anger when it shows up, or try to swallow it so they don’t release their pain onto others; and in essence it goes deeper into the self and becomes hidden. Eventually it will show up again, but when the individual can cry out their grief, and allow themselves to really feel the deeper emotions hidden within, in the moment the feelings present themselves, they can then become free again, and feel much more love than before.