Category Archives: Spirituality Talk

Are You A People Pleaser?


People pleasing is something many of us do—often because we think we can change how others view us. But can we really change their minds about us? And if so, is that really what we want? Watch my video for my thoughts on the topic and I would also love to hear what you have to say about it.

The Third Eye Chakra


The third eye chakra is an energy center located in the middle of the forehead above the eyebrows. The third eye chakra resonates with the color indigo. The body parts associated with the third eye chakra include the eyes, brain, pituitary and pineal glands, lymphatic and endocrine systems, and sinuses.

The third eye chakra relates to our spiritual awareness, psychic power, and intuition. It integrates the analytical left brain with the artistic right brain. The third eye chakra is associated with wisdom, discernment, insight, clarity, imagination, dreams, ideas, reasoning, perception, connection with the higher self, and telepathy.

When energy is flowing through the third eye chakra properly, you are self aware and spiritually aware, you trust your intuition, you have good insights, you can see the bigger picture, you are forward thinking, you have a good imagination, and you use both emotion and logic to make decisions.

Spiritual/emotional signs that there may be an imbalance of the third eye chakra include confusion, lack of judgment, passive aggressiveness, becoming lost in daydreaming to avoid reality, struggling to learn new things, frequent nightmares. procrastination, and finding it hard to be open minded.

Physical signs that there may be an imbalance of the third eye chakra include headaches or migraines, eye problems, lack of focus, forgetfulness, strokes, seizures, blindness, deafness, learning disabilities, sciatica, and sinus problems.

There are relatively easy ways to begin to re-balance your third eye chakra. But first, understand that you must be aware of your emotional and physical reactions when you feel them in order for these methods to be effective. Be mindful and intentional about your chakra work. Also, make it a point to consistently practice those chakra balancing exercises until you feel a change. Even though you will have to reconcile the core issues that contributed to the imbalance, once you start doing these simple practices, the deeper meaning of your third eye blockage will be revealed to you in a way that will make resolving these issues easier. Remember: Chakra balancing is a work in progress.

One way to open the third eye chakra is to practice being in the moment. As you go about your activities during the day, pay attention to everything you do and say, as well as how your environment affects you. No detail is too small to notice. How does it feel sitting or standing where you are? Is the surface hard or soft? Are you comfortable and why or why not? Notice how you are breathing. What is the temperature? What noises do you hear?

It may also help to keep a daily journal. In addition to writing about your day, also consider writing about how you feel emotionally, such as what makes you fearful and why. Explore any beliefs about yourself that are self limiting, like feeling that you are not worthy or good enough or that you can’t trust your own decisions.

Keeping a dream journal can also help to rebalance the third eye chakra. Have a journal near you as you are sleeping. As soon as you wake up from a dream, even if it is in the middle of the night, grab you dream journal immediately, as the details will become fuzzier as time goes by. Write down the events, and most importantly, how you feel about the events in the dream, whether you are happy, sad, excited, fearful, or some other emotion. Dreams are made of symbols from your subconscious mind and analyzing your dreams can give you clues as to your deepest emotions, desires, and needs.

If you meditate, sit quietly for a few minutes and simply visualize the color indigo. Indigo can be described as a deep violet blue. Also, meditating while holding crystals, carrying crystals in your pocket or purse as you go about your daily activities, and wearing crystal jewelry are also great ways to balance your chakras. The third eye chakra resonates with crystals such as purple fluorite shungite, sapphire, lapis lazuli, kyanite, labradorite, amethyst, and sodalite,

A variety of foods are known to help rebalance the third eye chakra. One such food is dark chocolate. Purple foods also are beneficial. These foods include plums, eggplant, purple cabbage, red grapes, blueberries, and blackberries. Also, food that are rich in omega-3 are good for rebalancing the third eye chakra. These foods include salmon, walnuts, flaxseed, and chia seeds.

Another thing to do is to incorporate the color indigo into your day-to-day life. Wear indigo items of clothing, or add blue items to your home décor such as a furniture or curtains.

Finally, each chakra vibrates to a specific frequency and resonates with different sounds. Therefore, one way to tap into the sound vibration of the third eye chakra is to listen to binaural beats made specifically for that chakra.

The Throat Chakra


The throat chakra is located at the neck above the collarbone. The throat chakra resonates with the color blue. The body parts associated with the throat chakra include the throat, neck, ears, jaw, mouth, teeth, gums, tongue, and thyroid gland.

The throat chakra relates to the way we communicate and, on a deeper level, how we maintain authentic relationships. It is not just about how we express ourselves to others, but also how well we listen to what others have to say. The throat chakra governs sound, creative self-expression, the ability to speak our inner truth with honesty, processing information, and divine guidance.

When energy is flowing through the throat chakra properly, you feel comfortable expressing yourself, you have no problem asking for what you want, you easily and respectfully speak your truth, you are creative, and you are a good listener.

Life experiences that can lead to an imbalance of the throat chakra may date back to childhood and include growing up in a family where you were discouraged from expressing yourself, if your opinions were not valued, and if you faced criticism or ridicule.

Spiritual/emotional signs that there may be an imbalance of the throat chakra include being dishonest, uncommunicative, and shy, social anxiety and feeling disempowered, or on the other hand, aggressively pushing your opinions onto other people.

Physical signs that there may be an imbalance of the throat chakra include addiction, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, voice problems, gum or tooth problems, hearing problems, tonsillitis, and ear infections.

There are relatively easy ways to begin to re-balance your throat chakra. But first, understand that you must be aware of your emotional and physical reactions when you feel them in order for these methods to be effective. Be mindful and intentional about your chakra work. Also, make it a point to consistently practice those chakra balancing exercises until you feel a change. Even though you will have to reconcile the core issues that contributed to the imbalance, once you start doing these simple practices, the deeper meaning of your throat blockage will be revealed to you in a way that will make resolving these issues easier. Remember: Chakra balancing is a work in progress.

Singing is a great way to balance the throat chakra. Also, if speaking your truth out loud is hard for you, write your thoughts down in a daily journal or diary as a way to express yourself. Going in the other direction, if you feel called to do so, dedicate a few hours or more to not talking.

If you meditate, sit quietly for a few minutes and simply visualize the color blue. Also, meditating while holding crystals, carrying crystals in your pocket or purse as you go about your daily activities, and wearing crystal jewelry are also great ways to balance your chakras. The throat chakra resonates with blue crystals such as blue kyanite, larimar, tanzanite, azurite, aquamarine, and lapis lazuli.

Eating blueberries, blue grapes, and blackberries can also help rebalance the throat chakra, as well as fruit that grows on trees, including currants, kiwifruit, apples, grapefruit, lemons, pears, plums, peaches, figs, and apricots.

Another thing to do is to incorporate the color blue into your day-to-day life. Wear blue items of clothing, or add blue items to your home décor such as a furniture, cups, curtains, or even a blanket.

Finally, each chakra vibrates to a specific frequency and resonates with different sounds. Therefore, one way to tap into the sound vibration of the throat chakra is to listen to binaural beats made specifically for that chakra.

The Heart Chakra: How to Balance the Heart Chakra


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The heart chakra is an energy center located in the middle of the chest. The heart chakra resonates with the color green. The body parts associated with the heart chakra include the heart, breasts, lungs, diaphragm, ribs, chest, thymus, circulatory system, shoulders, arms, and hands. Spiritually and emotionally, the heart chakra is related to the ultimate guiding principle of universal love, which includes kindness, forgiveness, hope, self love, universal consciousness, emotional balance, and empathy.

When energy is flowing through the heart chakra properly, you appreciate the beauty that is all around you and you feel deeply connected to everything.

Life experiences that can lead to an imbalance include breakups, death of a loved one, abuse, and rejection. Stress, illness, and overthinking can also cause an imbalance of the heart chakra.

Spiritual and emotional signs that there may be an imbalance of the heart chakra include despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, feeling withdrawn or antisocial, codependency, holding grudges, and anger.

Physical signs that there may be an imbalance of the heart chakra include heart disease, asthma, lung disease, breast cancers, pneumonia, thymus gland disorders, and upper back/shoulder problems.

There are relatively easy ways to begin to re-balance your heart chakra. But first, understand that you must be aware of your emotional and physical reactions when you feel them in order for these methods to be effective. Be mindful and intentional about your chakra work. Also, make it a point to consistently practice those chakra balancing exercises until you feel a change. Even though you will have to reconcile the core issues that contributed to the imbalance, once you start doing these simple practices, the deeper meaning of your heart chakra blockage will be revealed to you in a way that will make resolving these issues easier. Remember: Chakra balancing is a work in progress.

One of the ways to balance the heart chakra is to develop an appreciation of beauty in all its different forms. For example, you can do this by listening to music, visiting museums, watching videos about fashion, and reading novels and poetry. You may want to take a course or seminar on these subjects.

Practice self-care and self love by eating well, getting enough rest, exercising, treating yourself to a spa day—anything that makes you feel special.

Love yourself unconditionally by accepting who you are—as is—body, mind, and spirit.

Reciting affirmations each day can also help. Some affirmations include “I love all of me, without question,” “I am beautiful, I am loved,” “I forgive myself,”  and “I am open to receive love and give love.”

If you meditate, sit quietly for a few minutes and simply visualize the color green. Also, meditating while holding crystals, carrying crystals in your pocket or purse as you go about your daily activities, and wearing crystal jewelry are also great ways to balance your chakras. The heart chakra resonates with green crystals such as bloodstone, jade, malachite, emerald, and moss agate. The heart chakra also resonates with pink crystals like rose quartz, rhodonite, and ruby.

Eating green foods can also help rebalance the hearty chakra. These foods include limes, green apples, avocados, kale, lettuce, spinach, bok choy, collard greens, and broccoli. Don’t forget to use green spices such as basil, thyme, and cilantro.

Another thing to do is to incorporate green or pink into your day-to-day life as in clothing. items of clothing, or items in your home.

Finally, each chakra vibrates to a specific frequency and resonates with different sounds. Therefore, one way to tap into the sound vibration of the heart chakra is to listen to binaural beats made specifically for that chakra.

The Root Chakra: How to Balance the Root Chakra


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The root chakra is an energy center located in the base of the spine. The root chakra resonates with the color red. Spiritually and emotionally, the root chakra It is related to our basic survival instinct, our confidence, our sense of feeling grounded, and how we deal with conflict. When energy is flowing through it properly, just as the name suggests, the root chakra gives us a sense of security, stability and foundation.

The root chakra is linked to the parts of our body that give us stability and strength and that helps us survive as human beings. The body parts associated with the root chakra include the adrenal glands (which produce adrenaline, the hormone that plays a part in the flight or fight response); as well as the perineum, anus, large intestine; and the bones, with an emphasis on the spine; The root chakra is also associated with the legs and feet as they connect our physical bodies to the our planet, the earth, just like the roots of a tree.

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And just as the root chakra is related to the parts of our body that give us stability, a balanced and open root chakra helps us to feel grounded and stable emotionally and spiritually. An underactive or overactive root chakra can play a part in psychological and physical conditions related to not feeling secure or supported. Spiritual/emotional signs that there may be an imbalance of the root chakra include anger issues, fear, insecurities, feeling ungrounded, abandonment issues, not being able to make your own decisions, depression, anxiety, hypochondria, addictions, phobias, apathy, lethargy, panic attacks, eating disorders, and obsessions.

Physical signs that there may be an imbalance of the root chakra include being overweight or underweight, hemorrhoids, arthritis, constipation, lower back pain, and knee troubles.

Simple everyday events and interactions with people can be the trigger to upset the balance of the root chakra. However, feeling triggered is often a symptom of a larger issue. These issues can stem back to childhood issues related to family instability or feelings of abandonment, or it could be recent life events such as ending a relationship or losing a job.

Understand that you must be aware of your emotional reactions when you feel them and aware of any physical manifestations of an imbalance in order for these methods to be effective. Also, make it a point to consistently practice those chakra balancing exercises until you feel a change. Even though you will have to reconcile the core issues that contributed to the imbalance, once you start doing these simple practices, the deeper meaning of your root chakra blockage will be revealed to you in a loving way that will not be painful but liberating. Remember: Chakra balancing is a work in progress.

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Simple ways to re-balance your root chakra are to walk barefoot, go outside and spend some time in nature, and gardening. Body massages, with a focus on the lower back and feet, are also great ways to free up blocked energy or to calm overactive energy.

Eating root foods can also help balance the root chakra. Root foods are the ones that grow underneath the soil, such as potatoes, carrots, beets, and onions. Also, since the root chakra resonates with the color red, eating red foods can be beneficial as well. This include cherries, red peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, pomegranates, and red grapes.

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Another thing to do is to incorporate red into your day-to-day life. Wear red items of clothing, or add red items to your home décor such as a chair, a rug, curtains, bed sheets or a red floral arrangement to put on your coffee table.

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You also can balance the root chakra by sitting quietly for a few minutes each day and simply visualize the color red. Meditating while holding crystals, carrying crystals in your pocket or purse as you go about your daily activities, and wearing crystal jewelry is also a great way to balance your chakras. In the case of the root chakra, red crystals such as garnet, carnelian, red jasper, and red tiger’s eye are effective. However, black crystals are also powerful for grounding. Some black crystals include Apache tear, black tourmaline and hematite. Bloodstone, which is a green stone with spots of red hematite, is also a good root chakra stone, and so is labradorite, which contains many colors on the spectrum and therefore is thought to affect the root chakra and other chakras, as well.

Finally, each chakra vibrates to a specific frequency and resonates with different sounds. Therefore, one way to tap into the sound vibration of the root chakra is to listen to binaural beats made specifically for that chakra.

Chakras and the Chakra System: The Basics


Learn about chakras and the chakra system, and how chakra alignment is important to spiritual, mental, and physical health. Click here if you would like a Chakra Tarot Reading to find out how well your chakras are working together.

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Facing Fear, Discovering Truth


I recorded this video while visiting family out of state—and outside of my comfort zone. It’s all about facing fear and while doing so, discovering truth.

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Self Love Through the Zodiac: Tarot Advice for All 12 Signs


Mastering self love can be a challenge. But perhaps astrology can give us a clue about where to start. I look at each of the 12 signs one by one, give my take on their particular self love strategies, and pull a card for each.

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Masculine and Feminine in Tarot: Is It Just About Your Sex?


When I do the Daily Tarot readings and say, “Tap into your masculine (or feminine) energy,” what exactly do I mean? How can a man or a woman tap into the energy of the opposite sex? Check out my video! Like, comment, subscribe, and share!