• Erica Petersohn

Getting Closer to Spirit

My Morning Ritual of Meditation, Chakra Cleansing and Alignment


People often ask how to get closer to spirit or ways to connect with gratitude. Here is what I do. Each morning, I awake and do the necessary morning stuff – like brushing my teeth and feeding our beloved Peanut, (he’s a Jack Chi, or we think that is what he is!) and then settling in for what I’ve come to call my “morning ritual” to my family. I put on my favorite meditation music and by this time, Peanut is settling in right in front of my feet ready as well.




I take a few deep breaths, in through my nose and out through my mouth, holding to a count of about 5 between the inhalation and exhalation. Then I visualize energy rising through the earth. I call in my spirit guides, guardian angels and archangels to assist with this process. In my minds-eye, I visualize Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael and my main Spirit guide up close at the ready to assist.


I then make a statement in my mind or aloud in a firm voice that I command my chakras to open, be cleansed, aligned, and balanced now. This starts the “activation” process for me. I feel energy moving counterclockwise at my root chakra and the Archangels removing what is not serving me and visualize it filling with a bright light until the color of the chakra is glowing in the brightest of red. Now, I visualize the next chakra and repeat the process, watching each color become and then stay as brilliant as a beautiful gemstone under a jewelry counter lighting. All the while the music is in the background bringing in an amazing high energy. Once I get up near my temples, I do also clear a para-chakra that I visualize in a bright pink color. Personally, I feel this helps clear my clairaudience. Then I move up to my third eye. By this time, my hands are feeling electrified, so I place them over my third eye as if the additional energy helps activate claircognizant. I start seeing colors in my third eye as a sign I am ready to move up to my crown chakra, which I see as a bright purple light with a beautiful white light above that.


Once that white light comes in, I see an even brighter white light shining down to meet mine and it infuses my light in a serpent fashion, further brightening my light, and I feel an extra amperage of love energy from the divine. By this point I feel my spiritual body is above my physical one and ready to connect for my spiritual work. I feel as if bright light drops shine on me as if in a beautiful sun shower, filling up my physical body with love and light, removing any ego or negativity attached. Once my physical body fills, the spiritual one returns to blend and come back as one. Some call this lift and additional white light as “sitting in the power.”


It generally takes between 30-60 minutes to complete my morning ritual. I feel it helps me, and Peanut, a great deal so we can start our day in love and gratitude.


The Chakras


1. The Root Chakra - Muladhara

· Color: Red

· Location: Base of the spine

2. The Sacral Chakra- Svadhisthana

· Color: Orange

· Location: Below the Navel (the yoni)

3. The Solar Plexus Chakra- ManiPura

· Color: Yellow

· Location: Above the Navel

4. The Heart Chakra - Anahata

· Color: Green

· Located: Center of the Spine, center of the chest

5. The Throat Chakra- Visuddha

· Color: Blue

· Location: Throat

6. The Ear Chakra

· Color: Pink

· Location: The temples slightly above the ears

7. The Third Eye Chakra - Ajna

· Color: Indigo

· Location: In between the brows

8. The Crown Chakra - Sahasrara

· Color: Purple becoming white above

· Location: (top) Crown of the head

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