Chakra Balancing and Auric Cleansing By Laura Carucci As an acquaintance so eloquently asked, “what is Chakra Balancing and Auric Cleansing and why the heck do I need it?” Good question. In this awesome, challenging time we’re living in, with the Great Shift, the end of an earth age, it’s imperative that we consciously make the effort to keep ourselves balanced and grounded. This is a time of transformation and growth for all, but as we grow, we may do so unevenly. As we encounter challenging people or situations, one chakra may constrict, expand or become blocked, and we become unbalanced. Our physical/spiritual body is surrounded by our auric field. It’s a protective bubble or an electromagnetic field, made up of several layers, that surrounds each of us, about 2 to 3 feet around us on all sides, above and below. You know when your auric field is being infringed on when someone’s “in your space” and you instantly feel uncomfortable and instinctively back away. Perhaps you are interacting with someone and you feel drained of energy. And we’ve all experienced walking into a space and “feeling” that an argument just occurred. Just as our bodies are bombarded by invisible radio waves from cell phones and satellites, we also are bombarded by the energies of the spaces we live or work in and of those we interact with. Our physical/spiritual body also contains “Chakras”. The word “chakra” in Sanskrit means “wheel” or “disc”. There are over 88,000 chakras in the human body, however, when referring to the Chakra system we usually focus in on the major chakras. In a perfect world, these energy centers are all rotating and vibrating harmoniously. Visualize yourself running through an open field, giggling, dancing or possibly being at the beach, toes in the sand, rays of sunlight warming our faces. But, when our energy is unbalanced, it’s equivalent to a cold, foggy, rainy day. The chakras influence our body shape, glandular processes, thoughts, behaviors and may even cause chronic physical ailments. When one or more of the chakras is unbalanced, it can manifest in all areas of our life. If left unchecked, it can go from the discomfort level of a slight, fleeting headache to a full blown migraine.