The 7 Layers of Healing
Deep healing occurs when we mindfully address and work through imbalances in these 7 layers, or energy centers, starting from layer 1 up to layer 7. We can also, identify a particular area that needs to be addressed and focus there.
Root | Flow | Fire | Love | Truth | Insight | Spirit
1st Layer – Root Stability
This first layer is about grounding yourself energetically. It represents our survival fears, the physical body, our family of origin, and our early attachments. When out of balance it represents anxiety, insecurity, and instability.
Restoring Balance at the Root
Be present in your body; observe sensations
Be in nature more and get sunshine
Eat healthy proteins, minerals, & red foods to nourish: grass fed red meat, strawberries, tomatoes, red peppers and etc.
Stand w/ feet parallel, shoulder width apart
Press heels out a little wider than your toes
Press down and out w/ feet. Feel the resistance of your feet
2nd Layer – Emotional Flow
The second layer is about our sexuality, emotions, and reproductive systems. It represents creativity, birthing of new projects, and it is our emotional world in terms of relationship towards others. When out of balance, it represents not being able to let go and making fear-based decisions from emotional mind.
Restoring Balance to Flow
Cultivate creative practices: Music, painting, design, carpentry, cooking, writing, and etc
Stay well hydrated
Consume healthy fats: Avocados, nuts, and coconuts
Enjoy lots of orange foods: sweet potatoes, carrots, citrus and etc
Build intimacy with others
Practice acceptance skills to learn to let go
Ride the wave of emotions
3rd Layer – Fire & Digestion
This third layer is about stamina, metabolism, empowerment, and digestion. It represents what is meaningful to us, what we can literally and metaphorically process, and our sense of self. When out of balance it represents burn out, toxic shame, and powerlessness.
Restoring Balance of Fire
Write down a few important goals
Take small doable actions towards goals
Heal digestive issues
Take vitamin B supplement and eat golden foods: legumes, ginger, turmeric and etc
Use mantra “That’s Good Enough”
Set aside time every day to relax
4th Level – Love & Compassion
This forth layer is about compassion, grief, intimacy, empathy, and joy. It represents self-love, meaningful relationships, and wellbeing. When out of balance it represents unresolved grief, rigidity, judgments, and loneliness.
Restoring Balance of Love
Practice self-compassion & self-care
Build secure loving relationships
Be of service to others
Explore expansive movement: dance, walk, hike, run, yoga and etc
Eat plenty of greens: leafy greens, broccoli, green beans, brussel sprouts, spirulina, chlorella and etc.
5th Layer – Truth & Communication
This fifth layer is about speaking our truth, being authentic, and creatively expressing ourselves in the world. It represents feeling supported, listening, and expressing our needs. When out of balance it represents shame and fear that keeps us hiding, feeling trapped, and unhealthy self-expression.
Restoring Balance of Our Truth
Build a supportive and validating tribe
Practice speaking your truth. Be honest & open
Learn to overcome fears
Consume sea vegetables: nori, dulse, hijiki, arame, & kelp
Eat plenty of soups, stews, sauces, and liquid foods for throat health
Creative expression: singing, praying, chanting, speaking, and writing
6th Level – Insight & Intuition
This sixth layer is about connection, intuition, mind, and values. It represents a sense of deeper purpose, existential concerns, and our circadian rhythms. When out of balance it presents sleep problems, being out of sync with nature’s rhythms, busyness, restlessness, and excessive thinking.
Restoring Balance of Insight
Practice reflection, meditation, and journaling
Go out in nature. Be in awe of natural surroundings
Eat plenty of white and nutrient dense foods: Coconut, onions, garlic, cabbage, cauliflower, white beans and etc.
Get adequate sleep (for most it is about 8 hours)
Practice listening to your “intuition”
7th Level – Spirit & Wisdom
This seventh layer is about wisdom, consciousness, deep intuitive knowing, and divine energy. It is beyond self, further representing universal energy, the higher-self, and connection to all living things. When out of balance it represents feeling disconnected, separate, having nightmares, confusion, and depression.
Restoring Balance of Spirit
Have energy work done: Reiki, Acupuncture, chakra healing, cranial sacral and etc.
Take time for gratitude and prayer
Practice loving kindness meditation
Quiet time is one of the greatest tools
Practice positive visualizations
Spend time in nature and in awe of natural surroundings
Pilgrimage to sacred places