Illumination Process

Tree of light with the 6 new chakras

Are you on an illuminated spiritual journey? Do you ever feel a bit confused and alone? I urge you to reach out, to find others going through a similar experience. We are here to help one another.

This past week, I attended a group discussion at the studio of Jill Sand Consulting. Jill shared some very interesting information that helps to explain a lot of what has gone on with me over the past few years. Thank you Jill, for following your guidance. And many thanks to Karen Downing who explains  the Chakra Ascension process in her blog at

During the discussion, we were given a lot of information about Chakra Ascension. I like to call it spiritual illumination. I could feel others were a bit confused at first, with our protective egos popping up, saying, “Hey, where is this information coming from? How can I trust it?” I asked the questions of Jill who explained it very kindly to us.

Like many new concepts, the information flows in front of us through our spiritual guides, our intuition and from earthly guides, mentors and teachers. With my protective ego at ease, my observational/nonjudgmental ego to surfaced.  My soul recognized the information as truth.  I relaxed and the information came through much more clearly.

Like I said, there was A LOT of information. It rattled and tumbled around a bit. I woke up the next day ready to simplify, communicate and share! Woohoo! Cuz that’s what I do. I like to simplify with graphics to help communication. The greatest graphic design dream.

Following is a short meditation to get started. This meditation came about in 2015 around the time of Molly Friedenfeld’s spring retreat after I noticed a lot of people needed to feel safe to move forward. You’ll notice later how there is a direct tie-in with the topic for today.
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Illumination Meditation

(I recommend you record yourself reading the meditation and then play it back for maximum effects)

⁃    Stand with your feet hip-distance apart or with them touching or seated with both feet on the ground.
⁃    Close your eyes. Roll your shoulders back.
⁃    Balance the right and left hemispheres of your brain. The masculine and feminine energies. Place your hands in prayer position in front of your heart. Press your thumbs into your sternum at the center of your chest.
⁃    Bend your knees slightly. Come up on the balls of your feet and then place your heels lightly on the floor.
⁃    Imagine a string pulling the top of your head up to the sky. Your spine aligning gently like a strand of beautiful pearls on the side of a strong, majestic tree.
⁃    Connect with your light within. With each breath go deeper and deeper within yourself. Feel the warm light.
⁃    Take 3 deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
⁃    Open your eyes. If you feel dizzy, please sit down.
⁃    Starting from the top of your head, tap or pat lightly from the top of your head all the way down your face, neck, arms, body, legs and down to your feet.
⁃    Pause at your feet. Breathe. Visualize a warm red light.
⁃    That warm red light extends like roots from the bottom of your feet into the earth. Your roots give stability to the earth. Feel safe and secure.
⁃    Repeat. “I AM SAFE. I AM MOVING FORWARD”. three times.
⁃    Bring that warm red light up the roots through your feet and up your legs. Pat your feet and legs all the way up to your belly button. Pat. Pat. Pat.
⁃    Rest both of your hands on your belly button. Visualize an orange light. Pause. Breathe.
⁃    Here at the belly button, know you are nourished and intuitively know what you need every moment.
⁃    Repeat “I AM INSPIRED AND I AM NOURISHED.” three times.
⁃    Bring your hands out in front of you with your palms facing up. Feel a yellow light. Pause. breathe
⁃    With the yellow light, manifest all you need and know you are worthy. Accept it into every part of your being. Bring your hands together in gratitude.
⁃    Repeat “I AM WORTHY AND I AM STRONG.” three times. Pause. Breathe
⁃    Bring your hands now to your heart. Visualize the color green. Pause with your hands at your heart center at the center of your chest. Breathe.
⁃    Feel the green color within you. It fills your lungs with each breath. And with each breath it radiates out like the branches of a magnificent tree. Visualize the green light extending out as far as you can imagine and further. You are receiving unconditional love, peace and compassion.
⁃    Move your hands out and up as if they are the branches of a beautiful tree. The green leaves giving life. Sway and soar with the air currents.
⁃    Repeat three times “I AM LOVED. I AM ACCEPTED.”
⁃    Bring your hands up each arm, wrap your arms around yourself and give yourself a hug. Receive that green light full of unconditional love and compassion. Pause. Breathe it all in.
⁃    Move your hands up to your face. Place a hand on each cheek. Visualize a silver blue light. Pause. Breathe.
⁃    This silver blue light radiates out from your 3rd eye. Visualize  the silver blue light that helps you communicate with your your soul and the souls of others. The silver blue light is much like the silver blue clouds of the sky. Pause and know you are connected to spirit and your soul, receiving crystal-clear guidance every moment. Breathe.
⁃    Gently trace or tap your nose, cheeks, ears and the back of your head. Up and around your forehead. Your ears. your chin, your jaw.
⁃    Breathe it in the silver blue light. Exhale it out. Pause with your fingers at your 3rd eye.
⁃    Repeat three times, “I AM CONNECTED WITH MY SOUL AND I AM KNOWING.”
⁃    We’re now at the top of your head. Bring both hands up, way up above your head. As far as you can comfortably reach. Feel a violet light filling the space between your hands. Pause. Breathe.
⁃    Visualize a white light with gold flecks extending as far up above your hands as you can imagine. The light takes you places you have never been before. Here you have a divine connection, recall all that your soul knows as truth. Know you are free to release those hidden truths.
⁃    Wiggle your fingers and sprinkle that white light over your body.
⁃    Repeat three times, “I AM PEACEFUL AND I AM TRUTHFUL.”
⁃    With your hands extended up above your head, reach up and then bring them out to either side as if in a bubble. See the white light extending out and protecting you. Bring your hands down toward the earth bring them back together in prayer position at your heart center. Rub them together briskly. Place one on each side of your face and open your eyes.
⁃    Repeat your name 3 times. “I AM ____________________.”
⁃    Welcome to the present moment. Be with this moment and know you are and always have been and always will be illuminated from within.

⁃    Thank you!


Knowing we are safe and connected with the earth is a very important part of the illumination process.

To me, feeling safe has been an important part of my journey. During the spring of 2015, I too found myself needing to know I am safe to move forward. I used LilyTiger Guidance Cards every day or so. And guess what kept coming up? A root chakra card! “I AM SAFE”

Why did I need to feel safe? So much stuff has happened in my life that put me in constant fight or flight mode. A constant adrenaline rush of go – go – go – escape. I had to find a way to feel safe for survival. So, after the root chakra cards popped up I practiced self Reiki, acupressure, attended a wonderful retreat, participated in healing circles, wore a healing medallion and practiced meditation much like the one here in this blog. It worked, I know I am safe. I feel stable and am moving forward in a state of joy and gratitude.

I know I am connected to the earth. It will always be here for me.

The second thing I did this past year that helped me to feel more peaceful was to feel worthy and accepted. To know I am worthy of joy and love and forgiveness. Forgiveness of myself and others. Creating and wearing a sacred name healing medallion daily has helped me reach a state of self acceptance and worthiness. I won’t go over any activity in this blog entry. But I urge you, if you haven’t done it already, to find someone or something that can guide you through an exercise of self acceptance and worthiness. Late last year I experienced a very helpful tapping sequence led by Julie Jacky.


So . . . now we get back to the main topic: Energy Center Illumination.


Energy Center and Chakra Illumination illustration and symbols created by Wendy Hurd of LilyTiger Creative

You see here that the chakras have been, for many of us, a core group of 7 energy wheels. All lined up, each developing throughout our lives. And carrying on as they should. Life has been good for the most part.

But now . . . change is occurring and has occurred. Exciting! Confusing! Mixed emotions.  Everyone is different. There is no right or wrong. There is no hierarchy. It happens differently for everyone.


In the Pre-illumination Stage you see the 7 old chakras lined up and encased in a container.

Are you familiar with glow sticks? The kind you might get for kids at Halloween? Well, the old chakras in the pre-illumination stage are like a glow stick still in the package. In order to light up, an external source snaps the stick with just enough force to release the chemical reaction. And then after that it glows and leads the way!

The illumination process is much like that. In the beginning. We are a fuel cell filled with energy and light. And then something comes along with enough force to ignite us.

That brings us to the 2nd stage. The Ignition Stage. A force strong enough at our heart center needs to happen in order for ignition to take place. One thing or a combination of events. Something with a strong emotional charge. A deep depression or illness or a loved one’s transition.  Something happens that triggers our soul to open our heart and set our heart free. Ultimately it is our decision. We need to move forward and seek out the change.

In my personal experience, it was a combination of events that ignited my heart opening. My son enlisting in the military catapulted me into knowing I needed more than a physical connection. My soul told me something needed to change. That change was the start of my personal illumination process. It has taken me 7 years. I can confidently share with you that I am well on my way to opening up my Ultimate Being Chakra.

I found a key that unlocks the door. Many of you have also. And if you haven’t, you will in your own time.

And when that happens. That ignition. Our heart light energy glows brighter. This is the Attraction Stage. The heart chakra  becomes a magnet and attracts the new chakras. The changes happen over the course of moments, days, weeks, months or years.

Let’s review what just happened.  The glow stick contains the the 7 old chakras. A positive force comes along and snaps the container. The force releases our heart chakra. The heart chakra attracts new chakras like a magnet.

In the Attraction Stage, the heart chakra attracts new chakras that waited for us at a soul level.

A few old chakras fade and go away, some change. The new chakras come into alignment. This is the Alignment Stage which happens over time and is different for everyone. There are stops and starts. One by one, the new chakras align and work together to create a state of illumination.

Here are the new chakras in the Illumination Stage. I’ll explain their roles starting with the Earth Root Chakra at the feet and move to the top of your head for the new Ultimate Being Chakra.


•    Earth Root Chakra (red) radiates red light below our feet and into the earth.  Focus on connection with the past and moving forward and connecting us with the earth.
•    Belly Button Chakra (tangerine orange). Focuses on nourishment, group need, energy, creativity and intuition.
•    Hand Chakra (yellow). Focuses on giving and receiving, manifestation, sense of self and gratitude
•    Universal Love Chakra (green) and radiates a green light as far as you can imagine and further. Focuses on unconditional love, peace and compassion
•    Soul Star Chakra (silver blue) radiates  silver blue light as far as you can imagine on all planes and dimensions. The Soul Star Chakra focuses on spiritual truth, connecting with spirit, communication, perception, clarity and telepathy.
•    Ultimate Being Chakra (violet) radiates a white light with gold flecks. Focuses on divine connection, releasing hidden truths and much more.  Let your imagination go with this one! Remote viewing, bi-location, connecting with multiple dimensions of the universe as well as the grid of time and space.
And the super cool thing about all of this is how the energy centers radiate way beyond us!

To help simplify even more, close your eyes and see a butterfly or a dragon fly or a beautiful tree. Anything, you pick. The tail or tip or root system red; the body or trunk orange, yellow and magenta; the lower wings or leaves are green; the upper wings or sky are silver blue and the antennae are a shimmering white with gold flecks.

Energy center illumination with the 6 new chakras

Tree of light with the 6 new chakras
The illumination process happens in cycles. The process of encapsulated energy cell to breaking free to attracting change to illumination can happen again and again. But as we go along, the stages shorten and become a bit easier to get through. Eventually the illuminated stage lengthens and becomes brighter and brighter.

This explains how and why there are many more teachers of light out there today. They are able to sustain this illumination. Their wings are larger and brighter. They fly further and higher.  Branches are bigger, stronger, longer.

It’s very simple. Visualize a butterfly or dragonfly or a tree.


The symbols you see on the illustrations are each created from the words representing the chakra names and duties. Geometric symbols are key to utilizing the energy of the chakras.


Thank you to Jill Sand Consulting for sharing the Chakra Ascension process with me. Thank you to Karen Downing of Your Soul Mission for the details about Chakra Ascension.


If you would like more information or would like to contact me for graphic design, a sacred name healing medallion or guidance cards please send me an email at


Filling your karma bucket

Think about it. It’s fun, isn’t it? I heard the phrase, “I’m filling my karma bucket.” at an event in Omaha in February 2015 called, Startup Weekend. It stuck with me. And today recall with a smile as I read the book “How to uncover your past lives.” by Ted Andrews.

Evolving as a human reveals much. Books like this one are a joy. Filled with exercises and wisdom. Here are a few of my favorite passages:

The chakra system is adjusted and attuned to the physical glands and nervous system, as well as to levels of consciousness. The chakras mediate all energy coming into and going out of the body. They tie the subtle bodies to the physical so that integration of the true spiritual essence can occur.

Love it! Elegant and helps paint a beautiful portrait in my mind.

Here is another passage about parenting and birth:

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, “Speak to us of children.”

And he said:

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

“They come through you but not from you, and they are with you yet they belong not to you.

“You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.

“You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dremas.

“You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you, for life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.”

This is from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, copyright 1923 by Kahlil Gibran and renewed 1951 by Administrator C.T.A. of Kahlil Gibran estate and Mary G. Gibran.

Being a parent myself, I looked to books and media and other forms for guidance on how to best help my children grow into successful adults. On one extremely frustrating day, my son said to me, “stop reading the books.” He was in Junior High school then. Very wise advice.

Here is another good passage from the book “How to uncover your past lives.” by Ted Andrews:

The angelic hierarchy is just as real as we are, only without physical bodies. They have bodies of lighter substance that are mostly invisible to our self-limiting perceptions. We exist in a living universe, and most of the good we know–be it the beauty of nature, the gift of birth, or the wonders and blessings of life–we owe to these beings.

Humanity is smug. We like to believe that we are the highest form of life. We do have a divine spark but so do countless other life forms. And there are many more that express that divine spark much more radiantly and consistently than we do.

This year, I’ve been learning about earthly angels. The beings here on earth that bring light and love consistently. I wonder if earthly angels are simply “wannabees.” 🙂

Throughout the book, as mentioned above, are exercises. Each one helps to reveal truths originating in past lives. Relationship struggles and joys. Situations. Life path blocks. According to the author, some tie back to past lives. I did a few exercises this week and discovered a very comforting scenario that explains a lot about struggles in a current relationship.

“How to uncover your past lives.” by Ted Andrews. A wonderful book. Thank you, Ted, for sharing your gifts.


How the intuitive Chakra cards work

How the Intuitive Wellness Energy works

I have developed a simple and effective system which encourages an individual’s natural ability to thrive. The system involves intuition, identifying positive affirmations and Reiki energy.

NOTE: THIS PROCESS WAS DEVELOPED IN 2015 BUT HAS BEEN SINCE CHANGED. Wendy still provides readings using the cards but no longer creates the medallions unless it is a special circumstance.

Here is the story of Ima:

Meet Ima, a busy individual who wants to feel balanced and peaceful.

LilyTiger Wellness by Wendy Hurd, Reiki Master Practitioner

Ima discovers the LilyTiger Creative by Wendy. Ima works with Wendy who uses a set of cards to identify Chakras to be corrected. Each of the cards has a positive “I AM” statement which correlates to a specific Chakra. In the original process developed in 2015, Wendy created a Sacred Name Healing Medallion using the letters of Ima’s first name. Today, a medallion is created only for extremely special circumstances.

LilyTiger Wellness by Wendy Hurd, Reiki Master Practitioner

In this example, the two energy centers, the Crown Chakra and the Throat Chakra have been identified using Ima’s intuition and the cards. The cards are a very simple communication tool. Each card reveals a positive “I am . . . ” statement that corresponds to each Chakra’s purpose.

In the original process, color was added to the healing medallion. The healing medallion was also infused with sound vibrations and Reiki energy.

Wendy, the Reiki practitioner, channels healing Reiki energy to Ima’s energy fields and also provides insight and interpretation as needed. Ima focuses on the positive affirmations which activate the energy centers. The energy centers start to blend with each other. Working in harmony and helping Ima to feel better, more relaxed.

LilyTiger Wellness by Wendy Hurd, Reiki Master Practitioner

To help things move along with greater intensity, Ima repeats the positive statements daily.

The reading serves as a reminder.

LilyTiger Wellness by Wendy Hurd, Reiki Master Practitioner

All energy is connected to other energies on an infinite grid. Balanced energy connects with others and has an effect.

LilyTiger Wellness by Wendy Hurd, Reiki Master Practitioner

Thank you for your time. Please contact Wendy at to set up a consultation.

Here is a link that proves thoughts effect physical matter:

Create your own set of intuitive wellness cards

This is for all the do-it-yourself-ers and thrifty souls out there.

I truly want to help each and every one of you and believe all knowledge should be shared. I’ve been given the gift of time today  so am sharing this with all of you.

If you find you don’t have time to make your own cards, please contact Wendy. She will be happy to create a set just for you. Click here to rder a set in a gift box with a custom name coin.

Schedule a consultation with Wendy today if you are interested in energy balancing, Reiki and energy medicine.

LilyTiger Cards

List of materials:

  • 2 pieces of 8.5 in x 11 in cardboard
  • pen, pencil, markers or colored pencils in red, orange, yellow, light blue, purple, green, pink
  • ruler
  • scissors

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Your 24 cards will be divided into 7 groups

Step 1: Create 24 blank cards.

  • Using a pencil, ruler and 1 piece of cardboard mark the paper into 12 sections. Each section should measure 2.75 inches x 2.75 inches.
  • Repeat this with the 2nd sheet of cardboard

DIY cards step one

Step 2: Numbering and Colors. With a pencil and color markers or pencils, write Chakra numbers on the cards following the images below.

  • You should have 5 RED Chakra 1 cards; 4 ORANGE Chakra 2 cards; 3 YELLOW Chakra 3 cards; 3 GREEN AND PINK Chakra 4 cards; 3 LIGHT BLUE Chakra 5 cards; 3 PURPLE Chakra 6 cards and 3 LAVENDAR Chakra 7 cards
  • Optional is to draw each chakra symbol on the appropriate card. You can search for images if you like. Make it fun and colorful!

Step 2 numbering

Step 2 numbering


Step 3: Trim Cards. Using your scissors, carefully trim the cards

Step 4: Phrases and Colors. Take one card at a time. Look at the front of the card Chakra number and color. Flip the card over and write the healing phrase and chakra location on the back side. Refer to the images below for the healing phrases.

  • Root Chakra 1 Sadness — LOVE (color red)
  • Root Chakra 1 Anger — BOUNDARIES (color red)
  • Root Chakra 1 Fear — SAFETY (color red)
  • Root Chakra 1 Excess joy — PEACE (color red)
  • Root Chakra 1 Anxiety of surprise — HOPE (color red)
  • Sacral Chakra 2 No power — I AM POWERFUL (color orange)
  • Sacral Chakra 2 No value — I HAVE VALUE (color orange)
  • Sacral Chakra 2  I am bad — I AM GOOD (color orange)
  • Solar Plexus Chakra 3 Past — APPLY LEARNING (color yellow)
  • Solar Plexus Chakra 3 Present — ACCEPTANCE (color yellow)
  • Solar Plexus Chakra 3 Future — LIVE IN THE NOW (color yellow)
  • Heart Chakra 4 Deprived of love — NURTURED (color green and pink)
  • Heart Chakra 4 Protective of love — TRUSTING (color green and pink)
  • Heart Chakra 4 Closed to love — OPEN (color green and pink)
  • Throat Chakra 5 Truth denial — PERMISSION (color light blue)
  • Throat Chakra 5 Uncertain truth — CONFIDENT (color light blue)
  • Throat Chakra 5 Truth disapproval — ACKNOWLEDGED (color light blue)
  • Third Eye Chakra 6 Prohibited intuition — FREE (color purple)
  • Third Eye Chakra 6 Abandoned intuition — FOUND (color purple)
  • Third Eye Chakra 6 Suppressed intuition — FREE (color purple)
  • Crown Chakra 7 General overload — TRUST INNER SELF (color lavender/white)
  • Crown Chakra 7 Failure concern — NEW BEGINNING (color lavender/white)
  • Crown Chakra 7 Survival distress — ALL WORKS OUT (color lavender/white)

Step 4 Healing Phrases

Step 4 Phrases


Step 5: Use your cards to form a healing statement for yourself. 

  • Focus on yourself. Take a deep breath and roll your shoulders back.
  • Divide the cards into 7 groups by color with the phrases facing down.
  • With positive intention for balance and wellness, choose a card from each group.
  • Take those 7 cards and choose one priority card.
  • With the priority card, form a positive healing statement that helps you mature the negative into a positive. Something like “I AM POWERFUL”

Step 4: Go to the home page of this website for ways to make your positive statement more effective for you. 

Thank you.

Schedule a consultation with Wendy today if you are interested in energy balancing, Reiki and energy medicine.

If you find you don’t have time to make your own cards, please contact Wendy. She will be happy to create a set just for you. Click here to rder a set in a gift box with a custom name coin.

Remember. The cards are for personal use and do not cure or diagnose. The intention is to compliment the care of licensed legal and medical professionals.