When I started my spiritual journey, I was completely out of tune with myself because I was constantly stuck on autopilot mode. And, as I was trying to get more in touch with myself, at the beginning I got overwhelmed by the chaos of my unresolved emotions, thoughts, and parts of me that needed healing. Like all journeys, even on the spiritual ones, the first step is always the hardest, but I was determined to get better.
For a while, taking that first step was where I was stuck the most. I would try to be more aware, get more in tune with myself, try to understand where the healing needed to start, then get so overwhelmed by the inner chaos within that I’d give up on the idea. But that’s just the thing, once you realize how unhappy you are, and that you hold the power to either make yourself better or bury yourself deeper in unhappiness - you want to get better, happier, joyful, and create a better life for yourself. And so, after a while, I’d start the whole cycle over and over again.
What finally broke me out of this cycle, was learning - not just about my inner issues, but also becoming aware of the spiritual centers within - the chakras. I learned that chakras are inner energy centers that we all have and that as life energy flows through them, it gets transformed into energy needed to balance certain aspects of your life. For me, balancing and unblocking my chakras was where my healing journey truly began, because it was finally the breakthrough from my cycle of getting overwhelmed by my inner chaos. But even after all these years, healing, harmonizing, stimulating, and unblocking my chakras are still the cornerstone of my healing practices.
Like all aspects of oneself, we are in a constant movement, a constant flow, and everything we do is temporary, subject to change. And so are your energy centers within - sometimes they flow in perfect balance, and sometimes they need more fine-tuning or unblocking.
The good part is that I wasn’t alone in my journey before, or now because I used healing tools to help me bring balance to my chakras - and you don’t have to be either. One of the best tools I have used over the years, to help me in this process was healing malas. Malas are beautiful healing tools that kept me focused on my healing journey, and today I am sharing with you all of the malas that helped me the most to unblock and enhance balance in my chakras
1. The Root Chakra
Your root chakra is your energy center of inner balance, grounding, security, and the very root and foundation of your energy body system. As such, when blocked, you might struggle with an overall sense of worry because you don’t feel secure and safe in your own body. For unblocking your Root Chakra, I highly recommend working with a Natural Black Onyx and Amethyst Om Mala. Black Onyx is a crystal that enhances protection, inner balance, grounding, and self-discipline. It connects, stimulates, and cleanses the Root Chakra, helping to remove any blockages.
2. The Sacral Chakra
Your sacral chakra is your energy center of creativity, passion, and enjoyment for life. As such, when blocked, you might struggle with an overall sense of guilt, or dissatisfaction in life - like nothing brings you joy anymore. For unblocking your Sacral Chakra, I highly recommend working with a Natural Carnelian Lotus Mala. Carnelian is a crystal that enhances joy, creativity, motivation, and courage. It connects, stimulates, and cleanses the Sacral and Root Chakras, helping to remove any blockages that might be keeping you from leading a creative, passionate life.
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra
Your solar plexus chakra is your energy center of personal power. As such, when blocked, you might struggle with an overall sense of being passive, unmotivated or it can even cause lashing out and anger issues. For unblocking your Solar Plexus Chakra, I highly recommend working with a Natural Yellow Aventurine Lotus Mala. Yellow Aventurine is a crystal that enhances self-actualization and self-confidence. It connects, stimulates, and cleanses the Solar Plexus Chakra, helping to remove any blockages that might be keeping you from tuning into your personal power.
4. The Heart Chakra
Your heart chakra is your energy center of your capacity to love and be loved. As such, when blocked, you might struggle with an overall sense of sadness or inability to self-love. For unblocking your Heart Chakra, I highly recommend working with a Rose Quartz! It is the ultimate stone for spreading and receiving love, both towards yourself and others. It encourages the heart to share and receive love, and encourages unconditional love and trust in your relationships. By stimulating and opening the heart at all levels, it promotes self-love and encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance.
My Natural Amethyst and Rose Quartz Lotus Mala is a beautiful option, featuring accents of Amethyst as well.
Rhodonite is another crystal that enhances our ability to open ourselves to infinite love. They both connect, stimulate, and cleanses the Heart Chakra, helping to remove any blockages that might be keeping you from being more loving. My lovely Natural Rhodonite Lotus Mala is made completely of this lovely stone, or Seashell Amazonite and Rhodonite Mala for those who want a mix of Rhodonite with soothing Amazonite as well.
5. The Throat Chakra
Your throat chakra is your energy center of connection and how you are seen in the world. As such, when blocked, you might struggle with connecting with others or being constantly misunderstood. For unblocking your Throat Chakra, I highly recommend working with a Natural Blue Chalcedony Lotus Mala. Blue Chalcedony is a crystal that enhances free expression, and inner balance. It connects, balances, and cleanses the Throat Chakra, helping to remove any blockages that might be keeping you from enhancing connection.
6.Third Eye Chakra
Your third eye chakra is your energy center of perception and knowledge. As such, when blocked, you might struggle with being unable to see the bigger picture and bringing wrong decisions. For unblocking your Third Eye Chakra, I highly recommend working with a Natural Labradorite Om Mala.
Labradorite has tremendous power to bring change to your life. It is considered the stone of transformation because it balances all 7 Chakras, and especially stimulates the Third Eye, which awakens the intuitive abilities. It restores confidence in you, and will increase a sense of excitement, positivity and adventure.
7. The Crown Chakra
Your crown chakra is your energy center of connecting with the Universe and getting in tune with your life’s purpose. As such, when blocked, you might struggle with feeling lost, like you don’t belong and you have no idea where you are going in life. For unblocking your Crown Chakra, I highly recommend working with a Natural Amethyst Mala. Amethyst is a crystal that enhances intuition, inner harmony, and healing. It connects, balances, and cleanses the Crown and Third Eye Chakra, helping to remove any blockages that might be keeping you from finding your path in life.
This is one of my most popular stones, and I have many other Amethyst options to choose from!
I hope that these healing tips will help you on your spiritual journey. Let me know in the comments below which chakra do you need the most help with, and which mala is your favorite to work with?