Chakra meditation is, for me, one of the staples of spiritual development. Like most things, regular practice makes it easier to clear, cleanse and open the chakras, and promotes harmony within yourself and with the multi-dimensional world around you. Usually I take the D.I.Y. approach, letting the meditation take whatever form and direction that seem appropriate at the time, depending on how I’m feeling and what my intention is, with some light music on the iPod when that option is available to me. The advantage is that you can do it anywhere at any time, provided you can give yourself that time.
On the other hand, sometimes it’s nice to give your conscious mind a break and let someone else do the driving. I find sometimes it helps me let go easier and sink deeper because I’m letting someone else guide me – one less thing to think about.
With that in mind, I’ve had a look at some online meditations that I want to share with you. If you try any of these, I’d like it if you gave me your feedback, and if you have any you want to share, please post them here as well.
Lately I’ve been asking for archangelic help with the meditations, since being introduced to the concept during last Springs Body, Mind and Spirit Festival at the RDS, during an Angel Chakra meditation led by Caroline Flynn, which is not online. However, there is an angel chakra meditation which, while being completely different, is led by Doreen Virtue, who I hear knows a thing or two about angels. This meditation lasts about a half hour, and includes working with the ear chakras, which enhances the ability to hear angelic messages. This guided meditation is my current favorite because it’s helped me go so deep . You might find it more useful after the first listen, because there are a couple of instances which sound a bit like “I meant to say this earlier”, such as what size to visualize your chakras, which isn’t mentioned until she gets to the throat . Still, I’d highly recommend this one. Be aware that, while the quality of this video is pretty good, there is at least one other version out there where the sound quality is rubbish, so if you search for it instead of using the link I supplied, be careful to make sure you’ve got a sound (pun intended) copy before beginning.
The next meditation will give you an idea of how long I’ve been at this. It is Shirley MacLaine’s open-eyed chakra meditation, which was originally released (and is allegedly still available) on DVD in the mid-80’s. This meditation makes great use of color, (hence the “open-eyed” bit) which can useful for the sometimes visualizationally challenged such as myself. Visually, most of the recording is composed of swirling kaleidoscopic variations of the chakra colors, which works better than I may have just made it sound. Shirley leads the meditation gently but firmly in a no-nonsense manner. This one runs about 40 minutes, which is a good, long time for the “work out” it bills itself as. I’d recommend it, and not just because I’ve had a crush on Shirley MacLaine ever since I saw “The Apartment” at a drive-in at the tender age of twelve. One significant caveat – the online version is broken into four parts, so you need to keep one hand near the keyboard to keep continuity and skip the ads. Or you could just order the DVD.
Unfortunately, we don’t always have such large patches of time for meditating, but there are a couple of quickies out there. I’ve found a short chakra meditation at Your Angel Circle that is basic but effective and runs about 9 minutes of a 10 minute video. It makes good use of different sound vibrations for each chakra. Not bad if you’ve got precious little time.
If you have any favorites not included in this post, please let me know what they are. A bit of variety a is great way to keep a daily practice fresh.