The Gratitude Mini-chakra
By White Feather
You know those knobby bones that are part of our collarbone that almost come together at the bottom of our necks? Put your thumb and forefinger on those bony knobs. Above is neck, below is chest. Now slide your thumb and forefinger down your chest about two inches or so. There it is. There is the gratitude mini-chakra. It is approximately halfway between the heart chakra and the throat chakra. By the way, there is a mini-chakra between all the major chakras. Anyway, this is the approximate location of this mini-chakra. You can activate this mini-chakra of gratitude by gently tapping the fingertips of one hand (you get to pick the hand) over this area of the upper chest. Softly tap your fingertips at a rhythm you feel at ease with.
As a way of opening up the gratitude mini-chakra, I suggest this practice: Take a deep breath, releasing all thoughts from your noggin. Then begin tapping your fingertips over the gratitude mini-chakra. Once you feel comfortable with the rhythm, proclaim, either silently or aloud, this three times: "I am grateful for life. I am grateful for life. I am grateful for life." Then take a deep breath, feeling the air fill your lungs and exhale slowly.
Do this three to twenty-seven times a day for one complete lunar cycle (approximately 28 days) and your gratitude mini-chakra will come to life. It will begin buzzing and spinning like crazy whenever you feel grateful. After that lunar cycle all you have to do is gently tap your fingertips over that mini-chakra and sensations of gratitude will begin waving out over your body. You don't have to say anything or think anything; just tap. It is like a gratitude button that you can push whenever you want.
It is important to note that a healthy and vibrantly spinning gratitude mini-chakra helps to open up the path between the heart and the noggin, thus allowing for eventual complementary collaboration between the two. A fully activated gratitude mini-chakra also helps energy to flow up from the heart and into the throat chakra thereby allowing us to speak (or sing, or write) from the heart.
Every time you feel grateful for something either tap your fingertips over this mini-chakra or simply hold the palms of your hands over it. In this way we are programming the mini-chakra to know that we want to live in a state of perpetual gratitude and it will work towards that end. It will respond to our intentions. And it will get stronger and stronger the more we stop and feel and embrace gratitude. It is like muscle training except we are exercising a seemingly invisible energy vortex rather than physical muscles. It can be quite joyful to open this mini-chakra.
Copyright 2013 by White Feather. All Rights Reserved. White Feather is the author of numerous novels and books on metaphysical spirituality. White Feather's Activity Feed
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