Balancing the Collarbone
When I was still a student at Palmer Chiropractic College my next-door neighbor was a Viet Nam combat veteran, one of those quite men whose inner stillness radiated a peaceful calmness. After he graduated and set up practice in Los Vegas, he came back to visit at Homecoming.
He spoke about the government setting off nuclear detonations every four or five months out in the desert about forty miles south of town. He explained that the assault everyone experienced, mostly subconscious, after each detonation would displace one of their collarbones, and put it out of phase to all seven chakras. He said he had to balance the misaligned collarbone to all seven chakras before every visit. And he had to repeat that procedure every visit for about two or three weeks after every detonation
Chakras—our most subtle organs, ruled by our endocrine glands—represent our beliefs, principles and values. The more loving, truthful and decisive we are, the faster the chakras spin and the more rainbow-like their color hues become. Many people can discern them. The darker our thoughts and feelings, the murkier and slower our chakras spin. We have seven chakras:
The first chakra at the bottom of your torso connects us to the Earth. When it’s healthy we feel unconditionally loved and know our survival is assured.
The second chakra, below our navel, is our sexual chakra. Its next octave outward is our passion for life. The next octave is charisma and the last octave of sexual energy is compassion.
When the third chakra, in our solar plexus is healthy, we know we are safe. The adrenal glands rule the first and third chakra. In health, we feel safe and loved. When in distress we go into “fight, fright, flight” and life seems difficult, even if it’s not.
Our heart is the root of life itself. It innately knows our spirit and soul’s needs. Everyone and everything in our own unique world needs the unconditional love, warmth and guidance our heart provides if they are to reach their highest potentials.
Our throat chakra, ruled by our thyroid and para-thyroid, represents our ability to speak our truth clearly, succinctly and to express our creativity.
Our “third eye” in our forehead lets us see the still/calm center beyond all dualities.
Our crown chakra, at the top of the head, opens us to all higher truth and to our spiritual connections.
A collarbone going out of alignment is usually the reason that neck/shoulder overheats and experiences pain and limitation. Where a chakra gets pressured up, that area can also be painful or symptomatic. Over the years, some of my patients would need their collarbone balanced when things got too stressful for them. Now it seems like everyone is under assault, coming in with one of their collarbones out of alignment, out of phase to one or more of their chakras.
An inflamed collarbone puts out a lot of heat, the heat and pressure radiating forward and upward at about a 45-degree angle. It’s not subtle. Most people can feel it. When you are checking in on your collarbone and chakras, let your fingers keep moving. When you hold your fingers still, they lose their sense of perception sensitivity within a couple seconds.
On the inflamed collarbone, run your fingers along the top of the collarbone; on the top corner, just before the corner breaks down to the breastplate, that is your contact point. That point is the command point to that whole side of the body.
Hold that point lightly while you put the fingers of your other hand on the chakras that are pressured up. Chakras are like big flowers that are about two inches in diameter, so you don’t have to be totally precise to be fully effective.
Balancing your collarbone requires letting all your feelings run wide open. Thinking about it dampens the process, stops it. So, give your brain the job of making sure all your feelings are running full out. Breathe out strong and sit or stand erect to get the full affect out of this process.
If your brain isn’t interfering, you should be able to balance a chakra that’s pressured up within about 40 seconds. Sometimes the stress is so high that it takes longer, and sometimes when you are really releasing emotional pressure profoundly it only takes about 20 seconds.
During stressful times, you may have to balance your collarbones once or more each day. When you do, all the pain and discomfort releases immediately. When the stressful period ends, you usually go for long periods of time with your collarbones staying delightfully balanced.