According to Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, The Seven Chakras are energetic areas in different parts of your body that are geared toward different kinds of tasks.
Career advice and spiritual advice are rarely given together, but Amber-Lee Lyons, creator of Chakra Girl Business School, is changing that.
The Crown Chakra: wisdom, transcendence, universality
The Third Eye Chakra: extrasensory perception, intuition, inspiration
The Throat Chakra: personal truth, etheric, expression
The Heart Chakra: compassion, love, integration
The Solar Plexus Chakra: will, social self, power
The Sacral Chakra: emotions, creativity, sexuality
The Root Chakra: safety, grounding, right to live
Our chakras are the core energy centers in our body that control everything from our emotions to the opportunities we manifest.
Every aspect of your career correlates to a different chakra. For example, the Sacral Chakra is where your creativity lives and your Third Eye Chakra is where intuition and clarity of mind exist.
All the chakra energies are wildly important to your career and life, and doing the work to practice cultivating higher vibrations in your chakras amplifies your results, abundance, success, and happiness!
Here are some chakra-based ways to improve your career and life.
Root Chakra: Find Your Mission
Staying motivated is easier when you have a mission beyond yourself.
To figure out your mission, imagine what the world would look like if you achieved it, then work backwards. Decide what you need to believe and what beliefs you need to let go of to achieve your mission.
Sacral Chakra: Emotional Detox
To remove the obstacles standing between you and your mission,
Rewrite destructive “stories” you’ve told yourself about money, success, relationships, and other areas of life. You might, for example, have learned growing up that money is scarce and you can’t make enough by doing what you love.
One way to “detox” yourself of these negative associations is to write down bad memories and burn them, or write down the opposite of the negative feelings from your past.
To begin manifesting a better version of yourself, identify your most positive traits and realize that this new and improved version of you is already in you she’s just weighed down.
Then, get to work manifesting your dream career. You can do this by creating a page on your website that describes who you want to be, making folders on your computer for files you plan to create, and talking about your career plan like it’s already happening.
Solar Plexus Chakra: Raising Your Vibration
Negative self-talk keeps you at a low vibration, which attracts negativity, makes tasks more tedious, and blocks off your highest wisdom. Prioritize finishing what you’re working on and shipping it out over making it perfect, because perfectionism can send you down a spiral of self-criticism.
When you find yourself having a negative thought, ask yourself what limiting belief is causing it and challenge that underlying belief.
To keep you thinking positive, you can even set an alarm. When it goes off, you have to give yourself a compliment. When you’re writing or communicating about your work, make sure you’re having fun so that your positivity spreads.
Heart Chakra: Self-Love
Success requires being open to receiving, which is a lot easier if you love yourself. Lyons recommends the “seven-day self-love challenge,” where you write down 10 new things you love about yourself every day. You can do five in the morning and five at night or write them all at once.
In addition, giving makes you more open to receiving, so practice random acts of kindness and generosity to show the universe that you deserve just as much as you’re giving. This makes other people want to give you things, too, because they’ll notice the vibe you give off.
Throat Chakra: Embracing Vulnerability
Too often, fear of failure stops us from going after what we want. Lyons recommends addressing this fear head-on by imagining the worst-case scenario and becoming OK with that possibility.
For those moments when you feel like you’re incapable, come up with a clapback you’d say to someone who pointed out your flaws, and use it toward yourself. Another exercise: Picture the most confident version of yourself, and when you’re feeling insecure, count down from three and visualize yourself becoming that person when you get to one.
Third Eye Chakra: Standing In Your Wisdom
Tapping into your inner wisdom requires listening to your intuition. To strengthen your intuition, Lyons recommends writing down your dream and what lessons it might be teaching you each morning. If it reflects something you’ve been stressed out about, for example, think about what you can do to improve that situation.
No matter who you are or what you do, you can be a top expert in your field if you’re in touch with your wisdom and intuition, because nobody is putting out your message the way you’re putting it out, says Lyons. So, be confident in your wisdom and go forth knowing you are offering the world something that nobody else is.
Crown Chakra: Being Human
Even in a professional setting, people like you to be human. Being human means unapologetically embracing and owning your dark side. This gives others permission to be imperfect as well, which makes them want to be around you.
Connect with your clients and colleagues on a human level by admitting to your struggles and wrongdoings, and keep them up to date on what’s going on with you.
Even if you’re in a position where you’re giving advice, occasionally ask your clients or colleagues what they think so that they feel like you’re on the same level.
There you have it, the way to use your chakras to get the career you want. Now get out there and make it happen.
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