Enlightened Book Tour and Guest Post with Amazon! 1/6

Enlightened: A Tale of Love and Light

Loti Dupree fears that when her husband died, she lost her soul. Harboring a painful secret, she flees her life in a small Appalachian town for the ashram, the spiritual retreat where she trained to be a yogini. But she is running from more than grief. An ominous nightmare the night before she leaves sets her on a dangerous path of self-discovery that challenges everything she believes – and threatens her life.
While dodging psychic attacks from an unknown assailant, she struggles with her growing attraction to a broody, handsome and completely frustrating vampire. Loti races to understand who and what she is before her anonymous enemy catches up with her.

Loti thought she couldn’t survive her husband’s death, but among healers, witches, and vampires, she discovers not only a future, but a family.

About the Author

Melissa Lummis considers herself a truth seeker, a peaceful warrior, a paranormal and fantasy writer, an avid reader, a thru-hiker GAàME ’98, a wife, a mother, and a free thinker. She believes the universe conspires to help an adventurer. And if we live our lives as if it is a daring adventure (and it is!), then everything we need will find its way to us.

The author lives in rural Virginia with her husband, two children, an Alaskan Malamute and a myriad of forest creatures. The nature of her mind dictates that she write to stay sane. Otherwise, her fertile imagination takes off on tangents of its own accord, creating scenarios and worlds that confuse the space-time continuum. Namaste, dear friends.

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And her very Enlightened Guest Post for my readers!

Thank you so much for having me today. I wanted to write a little bit about chakras. We

had so much fun talking about them at the Release Day Party that I thought I’d share some

basics. In Enlightened, I write about the chakras, the main energy centers of the body. In yoga,

chakra means “wheel” or vortex. There are seven main ones located from the base of the spine

to the crown of the head.

Each chakra is associated with unique physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-

being. If you have an imbalance in any of the chakras, it will manifest in anyone of these realms.

Colors are also associated with each chakra. A basic breakdown of the chakras is this:

Muladhara Chakra: This is the root chakra and is associated with the color red. It

corresponds to the adrenal glands and is your main power center. It is associated with your

nuclear family and sense of foundation in life. If you find your root chakra out of balance you

can surround yourself with the color red, eat red food like tomatoes and cherries, as well as listen

to drum centric music and use essential oils like sandalwood and ylang ylang.

Swadisthana Chakra: Also known as the Naval chakra, it is associated with the color

orange. It corresponds to the spleen and is your sensing chakra. Your enthusiasm, creativity and

sexuality are linked to this energy center. If this chakra is out of balance you may want to wear

the color orange and eat orange food like cantaloupe and, well, oranges, listen to flowing sounds

like running water and even thunderstorms, as well as use Melissa and tangerine essential oils.

Manipura Chakra: Also known as the Solar Plexus chakra is associated with the color

yellow. This is your will power center. If you feel indecisive and anxious, chances are this

chakra is out of balance. Try surrounding yourself with the color yellow, eating summer squash

or stimulating your brain by doing puzzles or taking a class to learn something new.

Anahata Chakra: Also known as the Heart Chakra, it is associated with the color green.

If you have a hard time saying no to people or fear rejection, you many have a heart chakra

imbalance. Grab your favorite green T-shirt or have a spinach salad. You may also want to try

taking nature hikes or reading a romantic novel (like Enlightened!).

Vishuddha Chakra: Also known as the Throat chakra, it is associated with the color blue,

like aqua blue. This is your communication center and imbalances may show up as an inability

to express yourself or trust others. Try surrounding yourself with blue things or eating blue food,

like blueberries. Try singing in the shower or relaxing on the beach.

Ajna Chakra: Also known as the Third Eye or Brow Chakra, it is associated with the

color indigo or purple. It is your intuition center and it taps into the universal consciousness.

Imbalances manifest as the inability to let go of anxiety and fears, as well as depression.

Surround yourself with the color indigo or purple and try eating eggplant and other purple foods.

Frankincense and myrrh are said to help balance this chakra, as well as wearing silver jewelry

and chanting OM.

Sahasrara Chaka: Also known as the Crown chakra is associated with white or purple.

It is the spiritual center and our connection to … enlightenment.

as creative blocks or the inability to balance your masculine and feminine energies. Try

surrounding yourself with the color white or purple, practicing yoga and meditation, as well

using lavender and jasmine essential oils

Think of chakra theory as a closet organizer: a way to separate all the different aspects

of life into easy sections so you can address each area with consciousness. Without the closet

organizer, everything ends up in a jumbled pile and we don’t know where to begin. Self-care is

so very important. If we don’t take care of ourselves, how can we be our best to take of others?

If you want to know more about chakras, check out this website ChakraEnergy.com.

Love and light to you. Namaste.

Imbalances may manifest

 

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  1. I also love yoga!

  2. Christine Waddell says:

    I read anything and everything to stay calm and centered.

  3. Jennifer Hill says:

    Sleep!!! That’s the only way I can stay calm sometimes

  4. Biku Toria says:

    I like to cuddle my cat to help myself relax.

  5. Prayer

  6. angie says:

    Walking helps clear my head

  7. Calm and centered?? What does that mean!? Lol I seriously cannot be calm nor centered with my three kids and daycare that I run. My Saturdays and Sundays consist of deep cleaning of my house so I guess I deeply center in my cleaning, that’s when I think the most =)

  8. Helga says:

    Praying the rosary and attending daily Mass.

  9. running makes me stay calm and centered

  10. entering contests helps me keep sane

  11. Wendy Pence says:

    I like to just sit quietly in a silent room. It helps me center.

  12. Kathleen S. says:

    I stay calm and centered by walking my dog a few miles every day after work. It really does help de-stress me after a long day.

  13. Bubble baths and running a few days a week help me stay sane

  14. Jaque R. says:

    Cuddling the smelly pug. 🙂 Thank you.

  15. Glass of wine and a cozy fire or in the summertime sitting on the beach

  16. Heather S says:

    I like to go for walks

  17. I loved E nlightened thought it was a great read.

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