In these unprecedented times it’s been a welcome sight to see lots of rainbows being created with children. People have been putting them in their windows so passersby with children can count them, since our current lockdown it’s beautiful to see them still being shared on social media and in local groups.
The rainbow comes after the thunder and rain, rainbows are a sign of hope and healing no matter what the current situation have hope that better days are on the horizon. Rainbows bring a feeling of warmth and happiness.
Rainbows have important significance in healing work each colour of the rainbow correlates to each of the seven chakras. Chakras are energy vortexes (spinning)Wheels of energy in the body when they slow down or move out of alignment we can become out of balance or unwell.
There are many ways to help balance the chakras, breath work/meditation, Reiki healing, Exercise, our diet, essential oils.
Many people are at home right now with their children here are some activities to do from home to align the chakras.
1. Base Chakra
This chakra is red and situated at the base of the spine correlates to our connection with our mother and to mother earth.
Spend time in the garden children love playing with the soil, grow some seeds, kick off your shoes and feel the grass beneath your feet this is called grounding.If you don’t have a garden do some cooking with red foods some stuffed red peppers fill them with your child’s favourite foods.
2. Sacral Chakra
This chakra is orange and situated above the root chakra around your intestines. This chakra correlates to creativity and relationships.
Unleash your creativity, draw, paint; Easter is on its way an activity children love is painting egg shells. Make a small hole at the bottom of the egg empty the contents of the egg and put to one side (perfect for scrambled egg and cake making later) place on an egg cup and decorate paint however you wish. It’s a great activity for adults and children to enjoy together and make they make great Easter decorations.
3. Solar Plexus chakra
This chakra is yellow and situated in the ribcage this is where you feel that gut feeling your intuition; it is connected with your inner child and self worth.
Children learn through play awaken your imagination. Storytelling is a great activity to express yourselves and who knows you could end up creating the next best selling children’s book.
4. Heart chakra
This chakra is green and situated in the heart, it energy our is our ability to give and receive love. Like the old saying the way to “a person’s heart is through their stomach”.
Here is a simple chocolate cake recipe. (All baking must be done with the supervision of a responsible adult).
150g self raising flour
50g cocoa powder
200g Butter or soft margarine
Teaspoon of baking powder and bicarbonate soda
Chocolate butter cream;
50g butter or soft margarine
½ Bar of milk chocolate
100g icing sugar
Preheat oven 160 degrees
Greaseproof cake tins
Soften the butter and add the sugar cream them together
Whisk the eggs into the mixture
Add the flour and cocoa powder
Pour the mixure evenly into the cake tins
Bake for 20 mins
Leave on cooling tray to cool down
Melt the chocolate
Add the chocolate to the butter and add the icing sugar
Mix together to a creamy consistency if necessary add small amounts of water
When the cake has cooled add the butter cream to the cake sandwich together, add some butter cream to the top of the cake and decorate as you wish and enjoy.
5. Throat chakra
This chakra is sky blue and situated in the throat its relates to how we communicate and express ourselves. Speak to a family member or loved one via phone call or a video app, Listen to some music and have a sing-along or karaoke singing is good for the soul. This will instantly lift everyone’s vibration as well as a giggle and bit of fun.
6. Third Eye chakra
The third eye chakra is indigo and connected to your intuition, clairvoyance the all seeing. visualisations, meditation and mindfulness help align this chakra and also the crown chakra this is a great activity before bedtime winding down there are some great mindfulness for kids apps to download or if you are feeling inspired create your own visualisations and guided meditations. Share them with your friends and family.
7. Crown chakra
This chakra is purple sometimes during healing sessions I see it as white too. This chakra is situated on the top of our head, it’s our connection to source, to wisdom and higher consciousness our spirituality. Open and expand the mind reading books and doing puzzles, keeps the mind active.
When our chakras are aligned, we are balanced and healthy and connected to our higher selves. Chakra balancing is important for children too.
Stay safe, stay healthy, rebalance and realign.