by Morgan Garza: Our chakras are always in flux, moving between being active or closed, strong or weak…
From the finite to the infinite, our chakras express all that it means to be a soul having a human experience.
At the base of the spine with the Root Chakra, we are connected to the earth and matters of being human. This energy progresses up the spine to the crown of the head with the Crown Chakra where we are connected to our higher selves, the universe, and all the matters of being an infinite soul.
When there is a block in a specific chakra, that energy in our subtle body is not moving at its optimal rate and can impact both emotional and physical aspects of our lives. This can cause feelings of emotional instability, financial lack, relationship issues, headaches, and the list goes on.
Bringing balance to the chakras will also bring balance to your external life. Starting at the base of the spine and closest to earth is the Root Chakra, and we move up the length of the spine with the Sacral Chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, the Heart Chakra, the Throat Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, and finally the Crown Chakra.
These placements and specific vibrations mirror internal and external aspects of life. As above, so below. As within, so without. Your external life is a reflection and direct result of your internal life.
Bringing balance to the chakras will also bring balance to your external life. As within, so without. Your external life is a mirror of your internal life.
Our ancient ancestors understood that everything in the universe is comprised of energy and vibration, and the human body is no different. When we are in alignment and energy is flowing freely and vibrantly, we are more likely to experience grace and ease in life.
When there are blockages in our internal energy, as with a weak or closed chakra, then we are likely to experience mirrored challenges. For example, if your heart chakra is imbalanced or blocked, you may experience physical effects like high or low blood pressure, or emotional effects like not feeling worthy of love or struggling with self-love. The manifestation of the ailment from a blocked chakra can be both physical and emotional.
By identifying a weak or imbalanced chakra, you can work to bring it back into vibrant balance. Take the chakra quiz below so you can work through any chakra imbalances or weaknesses and bring your seven energy centers back into balance.
Take This Chakra Quiz to Determine Your Weakest Or Most Imbalanced Chakra:
1. What is most important to you that you don’t feel you have in your life right now?
A. Financial stability / safety
B. A connection to your higher self / a meditation practice
C. Compassion / empathy
D. Strong intuition / foresight
E. Creativity / nurturing
F. Clear communication / ability to listen well
G. Sense of self / willpower
2. Imagine a rainbow in your mind. Which color do you feel least drawn to?
3. Which statement is least true for you right now?
A. I am safe in my self, in my life, and in my finances
B. I am connected to the universe, to my higher self, and to my infinite soul
C. I am able to express love, compassion, and empathy to myself and others
D. I am in tune with my intuition and I listen to it without hesitation or doubt
E. I am creative, abundant, and vivacious
F. I am able to speak my truth and allow others to speak theirs
G. I am strong, courageous, and know exactly who I am and what I want
4. Which element do you feel least connected to currently?
5. What is your biggest challenge right now?
A. I am experiencing weight gain / depression / exhaustion / anxiety / insecurity
B. I am disconnected from myself / feeling alone / unable to express my emotions
C. I am feeling unworthy of love / drawn to manipulation / codependent
D. I am cynical / untrusting of others / attached to an outcome
E. I am fearful of change / creatively stagnant / sexually frustrated / emotionally unstable
F. I am afraid to ask for what I want / unable to listen fully to others
G. I am unable to make decisions / don’t know what I want or who I am / lacking confidence
6. Which physical ailment(s) are you experiencing?
A. Constipation, weight gain, lower back pain, kidney stones
B. Light sensitivity, trouble concentrating, headaches, absent mindedness
C. Asthma, respiratory problems, upper back pain, poor circulation, high or low blood pressure
D. Vision problems, headaches, migraines, hearing or ear issues
E. Urinary tract infections, irregular menstrual cycles, sexual trouble, infertility
F. Jaw pain or TMJ, thyroid problems, voice loss, tonsillitis, neck/shoulder pain
G. Indigestion, slow metabolism, food allergies, eating disorder, eczema, acne
7. What do you want more of in your life?
A. A career that is filled with passion and purpose
B. Inner peace and spiritual connection
C. Community, connection, self-appreciation
D. Better judgement and decision making
E. Creativity and healthy sex
F. Self-expression and clear communication with others
G. Confidence and personal direction in life
Here Are the Results to Your Chakra Quiz:
The results are in! Determine which chakra is out of balance from your answers. NOTE: it is possible to have more than one imbalanced chakra. You can take this chakra quiz as many times as needed to determine the health and state of all seven chakras.
If you got mostly A’s:
Your weakest chakra is the First Chakra, or the Root Chakra, which is located at the base of the spine.
This chakra is connected to everything that is solid and finite including finances, purpose, shelter, security, food, water. When this chakra is imbalanced you can experience financial instability, depression, and anxiety.
To balance this chakra: Bring more safety and stability into your life, express emotions of loss and grief, and explore what your life purpose is.
If you got mostly B’s:
Your weakest chakra is the seventh and highest chakra, or Crown Chakra, located at the crown of the head.
This chakra is connected to everything that is ethereal and infinite including spirituality, your higher self, and the universe as a whole. When this chakra is imbalanced you may experience feelings of loneliness, loss of faith, dread, or feel like nothing matters.
To balance this chakra: Meditate on connection to your infinite soul, spirit guides, angels, and ancestors.
If you got mostly C’s:
Your weakest chakra is the Fourth Chakra, or Heart Chakra, located in the center of the chest around the heart.
his chakra is connected to unconditional love, empathy, compassion, self-love, and acceptance. When the Heart Chakra is imbalanced you may feel apathetic, hopeless, unworthy, and unwilling to forgive.
To balance this chakra: First start with loving yourself – as cliché as that sounds, it truly is the first step in giving and receiving love from others. You can meditate on unconditional self-acceptance and slowly extend that to others as you build your love muscle.
If you got mostly D’s:
Your weakest chakra is the Sixth Chakra, or Third Eye Chakra, located in the brain, between the eyebrows.
The Third Eye Chakra is connected to your intuition, foresight, open mindedness, and judgement. When this chakra is imbalanced you may feel lost, like you don’t know what to do and don’t know which path to take or what your soul wants.
To balance this chakra: Go with your gut feeling when making a decision or thinking about a scenario. It might sound obvious, but the more you can trust yourself and your intuition, the more your third eye will open and you can develop the gift of foresight.
If you got mostly E’s:
Your weakest chakra is the Second Chakra, or Sacral Chakra, located in the pelvic area.
This chakra is connected to your creativity, sexuality, intimacy, and ability to birth (ideas or children) into life. When this chakra is imbalanced you may feel like nothing is manifesting or like you don’t have a creative bone in your body. Even deeper, you may be having fertility issues or have experienced a sexual trauma.
To balance this chakra: Express your creative desires but don’t worry about holding an art show. You can also explore your sexuality more with self-pleasure, or practice somatic healing to release embedded sexual traumas.