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The human being is made up of both a physical and a subtle energy component. To understand about the functioning of the physical body we need a thorough knowledge of the physical anatomy. Similiarly, to understand about how the subtle energy systems work, including the emotions and the psychology, we need a complete knowledge of the subtle energy anatomy.

The subtle energy anatomy consists of both the meridians, networks of vital energy that interconnect with and supply info-energy to all parts of the body, and the chakras, subtle energy centres that feed into the meridians.

Chakras appear to be “mini brains” – nodal points of electrical and chemical activity that receive, process, and distribute information from and to the rest of the bodymind – our intelligence is not just a product of the mind, but includes ‘body intelligence’, largely accessed through intuition and feeling.

Physiologically, each chakra is the site of a neuronal plexus – a network of cells dense with neuropeptide transmitters.

Each plexus is connected to every other one, such that nourishing any one plexus enhances the effectiveness of the entire system.

Trauma or neglect can manifest as a block at one or more nodal points (chakras), degrading the performance of all. Ultimately, disease is the outcome, when blocks and energy distortions are not rebalanced or removed.

Neuronal functions of each plexus reflect the spiritual attributes traditionally associated with the corresponding chakra, via neuropeptide activity, which triggers emotion and psychological expression, as well as physical functioning.

Neuropeptides are plentiful in chakra areas and seem to link the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being.

It is increasingly difficult for scientists to identify the point at which any one of these aspects of our being becomes separate from the others.

There is growing evidence that the separation between science and spirituality is as misled as the notion of mind and body being separate.

Let’s take a brief look at the base chakra, commonly known as Chakra One.

The root chakra is linked to survival. It is the site of intense neuropeptide activity. Freud identified the anal stage as being the first phase of our psychological development!

Some of the emotional and psychological issues linked to this chakra are:

  • Maintenance of the body,  energy loss and physical debilitation, effects of stress on the physical body;
  • Ability to survive the hardships of living in the physical world;
  • The need to be consciously in body, to be present and not dissociated;
  • Capability to move on from the collective energy of the tribe (family).

Just to get an idea of how balanced you Base (root) chakra is, answer the questions below. There is no right or wrong, just an awareness of how well you are grounded into your Base Chakra……

CHAKRA ONE: EARTH, SURVIVAL, GROUNDING

How often do you go for a walk in the wood, park, etc?

How often do you exercise?

How is your health?

How is your financial situation?

How would you rate your diet?

Do you consider yourself well grounded (practically-minded)?

Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essences help to restore balance and clear distortions to the chakras. They do this powerfully but gently by re-attuning you to your best possible expression, assisting you to make decisions in your life that are life-affirming and healing.

For example, Dandelion helps us to focus and be ‘present’, it stops the chattering mind, helps with sleep and attunes us into our ‘body intelligence’. It works on re-balancing the Base Chakra.

If you would like to know more about your chakra health and how to optimise it, come along to our Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essence Level 1 Workshop. Click here for details.

Please comment, we value what you have to say…………

The human being is made up of both a physical and a subtle energy component. To understand about the functioning of the physical body we need a thorough knowledge of the physical anatomy. Similiarly, to understand about how the subtle energy systems work, including the emotions and the psychology, we need a complete knowledge of the subtle energy anatomy.

The subtle energy anatomy consists of both the meridians, networks of vital energy that interconnect with and supply info-energy to all parts of the body, and the chakras, subtle energy centres that feed into the meridians.

Chakras appear to be “mini brains” – nodal points of electrical and chemical activity that receive, process, and distribute information from and to the rest of the bodymind – our intelligence is not just a product of the mind, but includes ‘body intelligence’, largely accessed through intuition and feeling.

Physiologically, each chakra is the site of a neuronal plexus – a network of cells dense with neuropeptide transmitters.

Each plexus is connected to every other one, such that nourishing any one plexus enhances the effectiveness of the entire system.

Trauma or neglect can manifest as a block at one or more nodal points (chakras), degrading the performance of all. Ultimately, disease is the outcome, when blocks and energy distortions are not rebalanced or removed.

Neuronal functions of each plexus reflect the spiritual attributes traditionally associated with the corresponding chakra, via neuropeptide activity, which triggers emotion and psychological expression, as well as physical functioning.

Neuropeptides are plentiful in chakra areas and seem to link the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being.

It is increasingly difficult for scientists to identify the point at which any one of these aspects of our being becomes separate from the others.

There is growing evidence that the separation between science and spirituality is as misled as the notion of mind and body being separate.

Let’s take a brief look at the base chakra, commonly known as Chakra One.

The root chakra is linked to survival. It is the site of intense neuropeptide activity. Freud identified the anal stage as being the first phase of our psychological development!

Some of the emotional and psychological issues linked to this chakra are:

  • Maintenance of the body,  energy loss and physical debilitation, effects of stress on the physical body;
  • Ability to survive the hardships of living in the physical world;
  • The need to be consciously in body, to be present and not dissociated;
  • Capability to move on from the collective energy of the tribe (family).

Just to get an idea of how balanced you Base (root) chakra is, answer the questions below. There is no right or wrong, just an awareness of how well you are grounded into your Base Chakra……

CHAKRA ONE: EARTH, SURVIVAL, GROUNDING

How often do you go for a walk in the wood, park, etc?

How often do you exercise?

How is your health?

How is your financial situation?

How would you rate your diet?

Do you consider yourself well grounded (practically-minded)?

Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essences help to restore balance and clear distortions to the chakras. They do this powerfully but gently by re-attuning you to your best possible expression, assisting you to make decisions in your life that are life-affirming and healing.

For example, Dandelion helps us to focus and be ‘present’, it stops the chattering mind, helps with sleep and attunes us into our ‘body intelligence’. It works on re-balancing the Base Chakra.

If you would like to know more about your chakra health and how to optimise it, come along to our Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essence Level 1 Workshop. Click here for details.

Please comment, we value what you have to say…………

Food for the Soul


A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy the vegetarian cooking classes at Govinda’s in Elizabeth Street, in Brisbane.

Govinda’s regularly host Saturday night classes that explore a range of vegetarian experiences that inspire and nourish.   It was a wonderful evening spent in conversation with new acquaintances and sharing a love of food with Chef Ranchor as he enthusiastically combined his selection of 10 ‘Super Foods’ into a delicious meal, which we then shared.  Chef Ranchor is delightfully entertaining, but what resonated most with me was his passion to nourish not only our bodies but also our Souls.

Nourishing our bodies through exercise and healthy lifestyles has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry and it is important for our optimal functioning. However cooking to nourish our Souls – I wonder if that is something many of us inherently understand, but are rarely aware of.

As an example:   For me vegetarian cooking is really simple – until I think about it!  The moment I attempt to put together a vegetarian meal for someone outside of my immediate family, my brain freezes.  My stress I imagine, is akin to that experienced by contestants in the elimination round of ‘Masterchef’.  Yet, I enjoy creating wonderfully delicious and nourishing meals for my family and do so with little thought.

It was whilst attending this class and watching Chef Ranchor that I realized when I cook for my family – it is a creative process that is undertaken with love.  It is my expression of love for them and it is completely instinctive!

Cooking at home evolves from a ‘feeling’.   However, cooking for others’ takes me into the ‘thinking’ realm (possibly my ego – wanting to impress!) and I no longer trust my instincts.  In essences, the less I think about ‘what to cook’, the more I simply follow my instincts, and the more attuned I am to those I am cooking for.

Chef Ranchors’ class reminded me that our creativity is not in our minds, but in our hearts – even for such simplicities as the family meal.  Creativity in cooking is not simply producing an impressive looking and tasting meal – but also knowing the key ingredients that provide the optimum nourishment and sustenance for both the body AND Soul.

In our fast-paced modern life everything is a competition or quick and easy takeaway or TV dinners.  Whilst they may be sufficient for feeding the body (and most times even that is dubious)  – I believe they don’t even come close to nourishing our inner lives.

As women we are blessed with a wonderful collection of emotions that can be harnessed to inspire us in many ways.  The more we open our hearts, accept our emotions and stay true to ourselves, the more adept we will become at instinctively understanding the nourishing needs of ourselves, others and our environment.

I believe one of our greatest challenges as women is to hold our feminine nature in the multifarious aspects of our daily lives.  Even in the kitchen, which is traditionally the female domain!  As our workshops attest to, women in all walks of life are looking to reconnect with the feminine within and to allow her a voice in the tasks we undertake in our daily lives.  Click here if you interested in finding out more about our next scheduled workshop.

I challenge you to find your inner goddess of the kitchen!  Love and nourish her and awaken to your intuition, so that nourishing those we love is a joy and not  a burdensome chore.

I invite you to inspire others by sharing your inner goddess journey.  Please leave your comments or stories here.

Until next time.  Bon apetito.

Karren