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Chakra Balancing Charm
Product code: CharmCh002
This Chakra charm features 4mm chakra gemstones with a sterling silver heart.
Chakra gemstones used are:
♥ Hematite - Base Chakra
♥ Carnelian - Sacral Chakra
♥ Tiger Eye - Solar Plexus Chakra
♥ Green Aventurine - Heart Chakra
♥ Sodalite - Throat Chakra
♥ Amethyst - Third Eye Chakra
♥ Clear Quartz - Crown Chakra
Please note: Photo is for reference purposes only. The charm you receive may not be the one shown.
All Charms Of Light Healing Gifts are attuned with Reiki energy to enhance their natural healing properties.
Located at the base of the spine. Colour is red (representing passion for life) or black (signifying stability or grounding).
Governed by the adrenal glands, it looks after our bones, teeth, nails, spinal column, anus, rectum, colon, prostate gland, blood and cell building.
The base chakra controls our “grounding” to the earth and is associated with all our survival instincts and self-preservation. Relates also to the physical body, individuality, stability and security.
Located at about three inches below the navel. Colour is orange (representing creativity and wisdom).
Governed by the gonads, it looks after our pelvic girdle, reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder and all body liquids.
The sacral chakra is associated with our relationships with others, our ability in giving and receiving, sexual / passionate love, and our creativity.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Located just below the ribs. Colour is yellow (representing analytical thought and intellectual activity).
Governed by the pancreas, it looks after our lower back, abdomen, digestive system, stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder and nervous system.
The solar plexus chakra is our emotional centre. It aids in control of the “digestion of life”, thus the power and control over our lives.
Located at centre of chest at the level of the heart. Colour is green (representing healing and balance) or pink (signifying unconditional love and compassion).
Governed by the thymus gland, it looks after our heart, upper back, lower lungs, blood, circulatory system and the skin.
The heart chakra is about unconditional love, connection, acceptance, transformation and powerful healing. It is the centre of compassion, love, group consciousness and spirituality associated with a “oneness” with “all that is”. It balances and bridges between the lower three chakras and the upper three chakras.
Located at the throat. Colour is blue (representing knowledge of, and oneness with, divine guidance).
Governed by the thyroid gland, it looks after our neck, throat and jaw, vocal chords, respiratory system, alimentary canal and arms.
The throat chakra is our communication centre, thus giving us our ability to verbally express ourselves and to be able to have open, clear communication of feelings and thoughts. Ability to release. It is the gateway to the Higher Consciousness and the gateway through which the emotions contained in the heart pass, to become balanced and harmonised.
Third Eye Chakra
Located between and approximately one finger space above the brow. Colour is indigo (representing the search and attainment of spiritual purpose).
Governed by the pituitary gland, it looks after our face, left eye, ears, nose, sinuses, cerebellum (lower brain) and central nervous system.
The third eye chakra is involved with our intuition and our inner seeing, our higher consciousness, emotional and spiritual love centre.
Located at the crown of the head. Colour is violet (representing enlightenment) or white (signifying purity, perfection and bliss).
Governed by the pineal gland, it looks after our cerebrum (upper brain) and right eye.
The crown chakra is the centre of an individual’s spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thoughts and energy – our very essence. It allows for the inward flow of wisdom from the ethers and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness. When stimulated and clear, it enables one to see the truth concerning illusory ideals, materialistic pursuits and self-limiting concepts. It further allows one to experience continuous self-awareness and conscious detachment from personal emotions.
All gemstones purchased from Charms Of Light are cleansed and Reiki enhanced before they are sent to you. However, over time, they will pick up negative energies or vibrations and will need to be cleansed again and re-energised. You may also wish to programme your gemstones with specific healing intentions, once they have been cleansed.
Cleansing Crystals & Gemstones
Reiki energy will cleanse and energise your crystals. If you are Reiki Level 1, simply hold a crystal in your hand and Reiki it. If you are Reiki Level 2, you can also use the mental/emotional symbol over your crystals.
A full moon and a new moon are especially powerful for cleansing and recharging your stones. You can place them outside or on a windowsill at these times. Even if it is a cloudy night, the moon's rays will still energise the stones.
The sun is also a very strong energetic way to cleanse your stones. Even when it is cloudy, the sun's rays will still energise the stones. Be careful though, as some stones will fade in the sunlight.
Gemstones & Crystals come from the earth, so placing them directly into the earth will naturally cleanse all negative energies and re-energise them. I suggest you leave them for approximately 24 hours. If the stones are set, or strung into jewellery, it is best to gently cover them with a cloth first, so that small bits of dirt don't get into the fastenings etc.
Holding your gemstones under clear, purified water will cleanse and recharge them. Do not use ordinary tap water. Some stones should not be immersed in water, so if you are unsure whether your stones are water safe, use a different cleansing method.
Sea salt has long been known to have purification properties. For this reason, many people like to place their gemstones directly into a bowl of natural sea salt, however I find this to sometimes be too harsh on the softer stones. Instead, I use two glass bowls - one larger than the other. Fill the large bowl with sea salt and place the smaller bowl into this. Put your stones into the small bowl and leave overnight for approximately 24 hours. The sea salt will absorb all negative energies from the stones, leaving them cleansed and re-energised. Make sure you dispose of the salt so it is not used again. Only use glass bowls when cleansing and charging gemstones with salt.
Again, (as with the sea salt method), I find this to be harsh on some of the softer stones. Only use this method on harder stones, and (as with the running water), if you are unsure whether your stones are water safe, use a different cleansing method. Place some natural sea salt into a glass bowl, add purified water and your gemstones. Leave for approximately 24 hours and then gently pat dry, or leave to air dry.
You can place your stones in a bowl of brown rice. Make sure you dispose of the rice afterwards.
Smudging is a very efficient way of cleansing gemstones. You can use sage (white sage is popular), sweet grass, sandalwood or even incense to smudge your crystals. Simply burn the smudge stick or incense and pass your stones through the smoke. This will clear the stones of all negative energy.
If the stones are small you may put them into the singing bowl. Place bigger stones close to the bowl, then set your intentions and play the bowl for a few minutes.
Using Your Intention
Focus your mental energies on your crystals and ask the Universe, or your Angels, to cleanse the stones of all negative energies and to re-energise them for their maximum potential. Always thank the Universe, and/or your Angels, after doing this.
Placing your stones on a large quartz cluster will clear negative energies and re-energise the stones. However you must remember to regularly cleanse and re-energise the quartz cluster to ensure it retains its cleansing and re-energising powers.
Which Crystals Are Water Safe?
Some crystals are perfectly safe to cleanse in water, however there are many that are not. Crystals that are very soft tend to scratch or flake easily, whilst others contain metals and/or toxins, causing them to rust or become toxic. The following, more common crystals, are considered safe to cleanse in water:
Agate, Amethyst, Aventurine, Clear Quartz, Citrine, Red Jasper, Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Snow Quartz, Tiger Eye
Programming Crystals & Gemstones
While it is not essential to programme your gemstones to gain benefit from their healing properties, you can do so if you wish to focus the stones' energy on something specific. To do this, I suggest following these steps.
Think about what you want from your stone and carefully formulate your intention.
Choose a stone that resonates with the intention you desire. For example; choose a calming stone for letting go of stress; or an energising stone to promote action. You can use the gemstone healing properties listed on this website for guidance, or your own intuition as to which stone would best serve the purpose you have in mind.
Cleanse your chosen stone (or stones) with whichever method you prefer. I also suggest that you clear the stone of any previous programming while you cleanse it.
Sit quietly, hold your crystal and clear your mind of unrelated thoughts. Start to focus on your intention. You may state your intention out loud, or visualise the words of your intention - whatever you feel more comfortable doing. Repeat your intention several times until you feel the vibrations have been absorbed fully into your stone. When you intuitively feel that the process is complete, it is.