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Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs: Unblock Your Chakras and Unlock Your Creativity

Updated: Jun 24

The human body contains several chakras, which control the energy flow throughout the body. They start from the top of our heads and run down to the tips of our toes. When just one becomes blocked, it can significantly impact our ability to function to our full potential and can inhibit a creative’s performance. Continue reading to learn which colours can help when attending auditions and in overcoming self-limited beliefs.

Blocked Chakras and Creatives

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What are Chakras?

Chakras are believed to be energy centres in our body that are connected to our endocrine system. There are seven chakras in total, each located along the spine from the base to the crown of the head. Our chakras are connected to our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

When we experience stress or any negative energy, our chakras can become blocked, which leads to physiological repercussions. These can manifest in various ways, such as physical pain, anxiety, depression, and other health issues. For example, if the chakra located at the base of your spine is blocked, it can lead to feelings of insecurity, fear, or feeling a lack of trust in yourself or others.

Our chakras are also associated with specific organs and glands in our body. For instance, the throat chakra is connected to the thyroid gland, which regulates metabolism and energy levels, and when this chakra is blocked, it can lead to thyroid problems.

In addition, our chakras can be influenced by external factors such as the food we eat, our environment, and the everyday people we interact with. That's why it's essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle and practice relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga to keep our chakras balanced and boost our creativity.

By keeping our chakras healthy and balanced, we can enhance our overall well-being and creative performance. For example, when we think negatively or let nerves control us, our body tends to tense up, and our neck and throat become restricted, resulting in poor performance. This is because our chakras lose their ability to synchronize when we are stressed, causing an imbalance in the entire body. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do to aid your creative expression.

Chakra Picture Showing how they Connect to the human body.

How do they affect a Creatives Performance?

When we talk about the impact of chakras on a creative's performance, it is essential to understand that the chakras are the energy centres in our body that correspond to various aspects of our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. When any of these chakras is blocked, it can lead to an imbalance in the rest of the chakras, resulting in a lack of energy and overcompensation, causing strain on our entire body.

It is worth noting that these blockages can originate from our past or present fears, leading to a lack of confidence, anxiety, and emotional turmoil, which can obstruct our performances. For instance, not trusting our intuition can lead us to make the wrong choices while reading scripts or performing poorly in auditions, creating a vicious cycle of stress, further disrupting our balance and affecting our creative output. When our chakras are blocked, we may experience a range of physical symptoms such as fatigue, sore or dry throats, excessive saliva production, tension across our neck and shoulders, migraines, and headaches.

These symptoms can indicate deeper issues that need to be addressed to restore balance and enable us to perform at our best. The chakras play a vital role in a creative's performance, and it is crucial to recognise the impact of these energy centres on our overall well-being. By understanding and addressing any blockages, we can create a more balanced and harmonious state, enabling us to tap into our full creative potential.

How does wearing specific colours help?

Colours play an important role in our daily lives, and they can significantly impact our physical and emotional state. Each chakra is associated with a specific colour. Specific colours can be worn to help unblock the chakra and encourage fluidity. The image below shows the impact on the body when a specific chakra is blocked and the corresponding colours that can be worn to unblock and unlock your creativity.

For example, blue is considered beneficial for the throat chakra and can aid communication, making it perfect for wearing during an interview. Similarly, red is associated with the root chakra and can provide courage and energy, while purple is helpful for the crown chakra and can help achieve greater understanding and strength. Wearing the right colours can help balance our chakras and promote overall well-being.

Chakra name chart, body connection and impact upon performer when blocked

TIP: Using colours is helpful when creating promotional materials and marketing yourself. They can even be used in the clothes you choose to wear when attending meetings and auditions. They can increase that positive energy flow and attract more work!

How long do Chakras Take to Unblock?

Unlocking the full potential of our mind and body is a journey that many of us embark on. And one of the paths towards achieving this balance is unblocking our chakras. But how long does it really take?

Successfully unblocking chakras is not a quick fix. It requires patience, dedication, and a deep understanding of our energy system. While there is no one-size-fits-all timeline, experts suggest that the process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on various factors.

The key lies in identifying and addressing the specific blockages within each chakra. Each energy centre in our body has its own role and purpose and, therefore, may require different amounts of time and attention for healing. Additionally, the severity of the blockage and the individual's willingness to engage in self-reflection and healing practices.

What else can you do?

Performing is an art that requires a creative to trust their instincts and intuition. However, a lack of confidence and feeling nervous can prevent a performer from performing at their best. These issues are closely related to a person's sense of self-worth and can be triggered by various factors, such as past judgments from peers, negative feedback, or criticisms. In many cases, childhood experiences play a significant role in shaping our self-worth.

Children who grow up with unsupportive parents often receive the message that they are not good enough, which can have a lasting impact on their self-esteem. Additionally, when performers try to emulate their peers to the point of wanting to be exactly like them, they place themselves under extra pressure and set goals which are always just out of reach. It's important to remember that each person has their own unique path in life, and we all reach our goals at different stages, so be patient and kind to yourself.

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