How Your Emotions Relate to Your Chakra Health
Chakras are vast repositories of emotional energy that can either support our co-creative processes or work against us. As an energetic wheel of vibration, each chakra not only influences a singular aspect of our lives but our life as a whole.
Chakra themselves do not hold emotions. They instead hold frequencies that correspond to life areas and affect corresponding emotional responses. Chakra health and function are also influenced when a person experiences emotions. For instance, the root chakra relates to safety and security, including financial security. If someone loses their job and has significant negative emotional responses to this occurrence—i.e. “I’ll be evicted,” “what if I can’t find a job,” “I don’t have enough money,” and so forth—this can influence the root chakra. It’s also possible that a severe imbalance in the root chakra (due to other factors) led to job loss. Energy and function are not one-way influences. They can be directed back-and-forth.
A chakra is composed of light frequency that either resonates with positive emotion association or becomes dysfunctional through the continuous projection of negative emotions. It’s unlikely the experience of one or two negative emotions will set your chakra in a tailspin of dysfunction, but chronic emotional stress will.
A job loss can be the result of a very dysfunctional root chakra, but another chakra may have influenced the loss more because the root chakra holds the root energy for finances and stability, such as the heart chakra. Perhaps their heart wasn’t in it. Maybe their deeper self desired to find a new, more aligned job. The human side aspect would never have committed to looking for that more aligned job unless they were fired from their current position.
If that person has healthy emotional responses, they may say things like "a new job is just around the corner," or, "even though I feel let down, I know it will all work out." This way of thinking can strengthen the chakras by creating a more positive frequency, in turn keeping the individual in a more balanced state and thus helping them to actualize a new job. In turn, more negative ways of thinking and feeling could push that new job that is just around the corner further and further away, leading to weeks, months, or even years of financial hardship.
Emotion is not the only factor that causes chakras to become imbalanced. Diet, exercise, environmental influences, DNA, past lives, the soul’s path, and the other energy systems all play a role in chakra health. Due to the complexity of what can influence a chakra, it is always recommended to seek out expert advice if you want to fully understand and stop imbalanced patterns permanently.
You can, however, begin to recognize your associations through gaining knowledge about the energy signature the chakras hold and applying that knowledge directly to your personal experience and patterns. By working to balance your emotional responses or areas of your life that cause high negative emotional responses, you can actively work to bring the chakras back into balance. As you learn colors, affirmations, emotional statements, crystals, essential oils, angels, sound, meditation, and other tools that help keep your chakras in a healthy resonance pattern, you will begin to notice yourself feeling more emotionally responsive, having better physical health, and attracting meaningful and purposeful experiences into your life.
Below is a list of the seven major chakras and the positive and negative emotions associated with each one. If you resonate with the negative emotions of one or more chakras, you can then work to incorporate statements or activities that help you usher in the energy of the positive emotion. Not only will this help you balance the chakra, but it will likely leave you feeling lighter, happier, and more optimistic.
Imbalanced: Abandoned, insecure, lonely, scared, unsupported, untrusting, angry
Balanced: Wanted, connected, secure, supported, trusting, safe
Imbalanced: Shame, guilt, anxiety, betrayed, vulnerability, emotionally insecure, shy
Balanced: Brave, passionate, energetic, outgoing, considerate, creative, spontaneous
Solar Plexus Chakra
Imbalanced: Despair, hopeless, negative, extremes of passive or aggressive, control, irritated
Balanced: optimistic, compassionate, respectful, helpful, assertive, empowered
Imbalanced: Jealousy, critical, judgmental, defensive, perfectionistic, heartsick, self-pity, apathetic, rejected
Balanced: Forgiving, love, content, whole, accepting, harmonious, nourished, acknowledge, healed
Imbalanced: Abrasive, denial, manipulated, moody, inauthentic, dominant, disapprove, resentful
Balanced: Warm, communicative, congruent, authentic, open, honest, truthful
Imbalanced: Possessive, fragmented, detached, confused, superior, volatile, doubt, cynical, forgetful
Balanced: intuitive, agreeable, aware, focused, trusting, sharp, inclusive, wise, revitalized
Imbalanced: withheld, over-attached, jumpy, alienated, rigid, selfish, egoistic, sneaky, deny spiritual self
Balanced: Bliss, charmed, vital, knowing, gratitude, grace, conscious, devoted, understanding
While this list is not all-inclusive, it may help give you some insight as to what the energy of each chakra means for you and how your emotions might be throwing off the balance of your chakras.