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 from 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 explained that 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. You can read more about the chakras in Section III "Spirit Living in Matter."
A collarbone going out of phase/alignment will cause that shoulder to have limited ranges of motion and that side of the neck to experience pain. Whichever chakra gets pressured up, the whole area around the inflamed chakra will usually be painful or symptomatic. If it's in the throat chakra, the neck feels "out." If it's in the crown chakra at the top of the head, it can feel like the whole head has pressure. If it’s in the third eye, in the forehead, the eyes can feel tired or light-sensitive.
Over the years, sometimes a patient would need their collarbone balanced when things got too stressful for them, but generally not that often. I wrote this article because now it seems everyone is under assault, coming in with one of their collarbones out of alignment, out of phase to one or more of their chakras every visit. Their most immediate symptoms are usually neck/shoulder pain and restricted motion on the side of the inflammed collarbone.
An inflamed collarbone puts out a lot of heat and pressure. It’s not subtle. Most people can feel it.The heat and pressure radiates forward and upward at about a 45-degree. The whole collarbone will be putting out a lot of heat. When you are checking in on your collarbone and chakras, let your fingers keep moving. If you hold your fingers still, they lose their sense of perception within a couple seconds. So, you have to keep your hand moving.
Imagination is one of your seven senses. It is real, just subtle. So, in your imagination notice if one collarbone feels different that the other. Still in your imagination, does it feel hotter or colder than the other more normal collarbone. Your imagination is not as conditioned by society as your thought processes tend to be. Your imagination is yours alone and it's real. Trust what you imagine you are experiencing.
The chakras that are not inflammed will not be putting out pressure. So, in your imagination ask yourself if that chakra feels normal or not. If it's not normal, does it feel hotter than normal. If it does, that chakra needs to be balanced. Check them all with that criterion in mind. Usually you already knew that chakra was hot because that part of your body was symptomatic. Once you balance that chakra, that pain disappears.
To find the contact point on the inflamed collarbone, run your fingers along the top of the collarbone that's inflammed; on the top corner, just before the edge goes down to the breastplate, that is your contact point. That point is the is the command point for that whole side of the body. You can hurt it by putting too much pressure on it, so be gentle.
Hold that point gently like you are pushing on your eyeball. At the same time, put the fingers of your other hand on the chakra that is pressured up. Your chakras are like big energy flowers that are about two inches in diameter, so you don’t have to be totally precise to be fully effective.
While you are balancing your collarbone, imagine your feelings are like an emotional volcano that is blowing out from that chakra. If your brain is thinking about anything, that dampens the process, stops it. No thinking.
Give your brain the job of making sure all your feelings are blowing out like a volcano. The process works much better is you breathe out strong and sit or stand erect.
If your brain isn’t interfering, you should be able to release all the pressure within about 40 seconds. Sometimes the stress is so high that it takes longer, and sometimes when you are really in the zone of releasing emotional pressure, it only takes about 20 seconds.
When you finish balancing the collarbone to the pressured-up chakra(s), all the pain and discomfort releases immediately. The pain and symptoms that were there are gone. When the stressful period ends, you usually go for long periods of time with your collarbones staying delightfully balanced. But during times when the stress is high, you may have to balance your collarbones to one or more of your chakras more than once a day.
Although that may be a drag to have to do this, at least you have a procedure that releases a lot of pain and other symptoms immediately. That’s a good thing.