Chakra balancing. You can very easily andeffectively balance your chakras with this very simple technique. You can cup your handsover the loion of each of your major chakras, starting with your root chakra and thinkingof itits primary color of red. Then you see the chakra spinning open clockwise downinto the earth. Then you go to your second chakra which is orange as its primary color,the sacral chakra and you imagine it spinning open clockwise as wellits beautiful orangecolor. Then you move to your third chakra, your solar plexus chakra and its primary coloris yellow. Once again, visualize that chakra spinning open and clockwise. Then you go toyour heart chakra, the fourth chakra which
is both green and pink; green for healing,pink for love and you visualize that chakra spinning nice and opening clockwise with thosetwo primary colors of green and pink. Then you have your throat chakra, the fifth chakra;spinning nice and open and clockwiseits primary color of blue. So blue for the fifthchakra for your throat. Then you have your third eye chakra. You want to see it spinningnice and opening clockwiseits primary color of indigo and violet. Beautiful indigo,violet colors spinning nice and open and clockwise. Then your seventh chakra is your crown chakra.And you want to visualize that chakraits primary color of white, maybe with a littlebit of gold spinning nice and open above your
head. If you feel like you need to clear yourchakras, you can spread your fingers open and rake them through your, each of your chakrasin a counter clockwise motion for eleven times. When you're finished with that, then you canflick the energy, the unwelcome energy, down into the earth with a little breath, quot;hoohquot;,transmute that energy into love energy via the earth energies. Then take your hand backand spin your chakraits proper clockwise motion seeing itits particular primarycolor. This way you can keep your chakra system healthy, it will be metabolizing those energiesfor your highest good at all times.
What really matters at the end of life BJ Miller
Well, we all need a reason to wake up. For me, it just took 11,000 volts. I know you're too polite to ask, so I will tell you. One night, sophomore year of college, just back from Thanksgiving holiday, a few of my friends and Iwere horsing around, and we decided to climb atopa parked commuter train.
It was just sitting there,with the wires that run overhead. Somehow, that seemedlike a great idea at the time. We'd certainly done stupider things. I scurried up the ladder on the back, and when I stood up, the electrical current entered my arm, blew down and out my feet,and that was that. Would you believe that watch still worksé
Takes a licking! (Laughter) My father wears it nowsolidarity. That night began my formal relationshipwith death my death and it also beganmy long run as a patient. It's a good word. It means one who suffers. So I guess we're all patients.
Now, the American health care system has more than its fair shareof dysfunction to match its brilliance, to be sure. I'm a physician now,a hospice and palliative medicine doc, so I've seen care from both sides. And believe me: almost everyonewho goes into healthcare really means well I mean, truly. But we who workitare also unwitting agents
for a system that too oftendoes not serve. Whyé Well, there's actually a pretty easyanswer to that question, and it explains a lot: because healthcare was designedwith diseases, not people, at its center. Which is to say, of course,it was badly designed. And nowhere are the effectsof bad design more heartbreaking or the opportunityfor good design more compelling
than at the end of life, where things are so distilledand concentrated. There are no doovers. My purpose today isto reach out across disciplines and invite design thinkinginto this big conversation. That is, to bring intention and creativity to the experience of dying. We have a monumentalopportunityfront of us,