Am I grounded? If you had asked me that even weeks ago I would have
tried to stifle the out-pour of laughter or tears; but now I could answer “I think I
am getting there” with an average amount of self confidence. I must admit
that my root chakra has always been a kindred spirit; I just didn’t have a
label for it. It is represented in many paintings by trees since it is the human
soul’s version of a root system-hence it’s strength which is to ground us to
our pure version of ourselves. Trees and I go way back-even in my earliest
childhood years-when things at home were dark and foreboding I would
sneak out my first floor window and run to the forest behind my house.
The trees would comfort me and watching them sway gently side to side
made me feel their nurturing, stabilizing power. I felt their energy and today-
my most healing times are those spent in the company of my woodland
friends-Mother Nature’s profound sculptures.
My second level of Reiki; there was a young man there dressed in beautiful
nymphesque clothing-a kindred fashionista; drawn to hippie-natural
threads-we complimented one another on our outfits and then continued
on. He felt very familiar; but I couldn’t put my finger on how, where or why?
At the end of our group Reiki session we shared our observations about the
process and he said that my root chakra was very strong. Though it was
a surprise to me; the amount at which I had grown since my Level 1 class
allowed me to truly believe that all the spiritual work I had done, and
the copious amounts of self Reiki treatments I did had paid off. I felt
like an ever evolving tree; roots finally intact; the rest on its way to
reconstructing itself into something more than I was before life tore
Today’s focus will be on raising our awareness of how
our root chakra can be healed and what we can do to strengthen
and balance it.
Morning Meditation: Deepak Chopra
A Stunning Playlist while You Write or Work Today:
Journal Entry: Do you feel rooted and grounded? If not remember a
time when you felt sure and grounded; what was going on at the time? How
do you think you could recreate that sense of being in your life?
Root Chakra Information from Chakra Anatomy Website
The Root Chakra is the first chakra and is located at the base of the spine. It is the root of your being and establishes the deepest connections with your physical body, your environment and with the Earth. Muladhara is the most instinctual of all chakras – it is your survival centre. Your fight and flight response is initiated from this chakra. This is your primal, animal nature.
The energy of Muladhara allows us to harness courage, resourcefulness and the will to live during trying times. It connects us with spiritual energies of our ancestors, their challenges and their triumphs.
Since Base Chakra carries our ancestral memories, basically everyone experiences challenges or blockages within muladhara. War, famine, natural disasters, and any events that threaten our basic survival, are all recorded within energies of the first chakra.
These memories are imprinted in the subtle body and are passed down from generation to generation creating unconscious generational patterns. It is our work to take responsibility for our own lives and bring to light that which is unconscious.
All of the seven chakras are important and interconnected with each other. Usually, balancing one chakra will create change in another chakra.
It is important though to balance the Root Chakra first, before we proceed to others, or we will lack the stability and rootedness necessary for true transformation and personal growth. We cannot grow and change unless we feel safe and secure.
First Chakra at a glance:
Root Chakra Affirmations
I feel deeply rooted.
I am connected to my body.
I feel safe and secure.
Just like a tree or a star, I have a right to be here.
I stand for my values, for truth, and for justice.
I have what I need.
I am grounded, stable, and standing on my own two feet.
I nurture my body with healthy food, clean water, exercise, relaxation, and connection with nature.
I am open to possibilities.
I am grateful for all the challenges that helped me to grow and transform.
I trust in the goodness of life.
I make choice that are healthy and good for me.
I trust myself.
I love life.
Sanskrit name: Muladhara – root support
Petals of the lotus: Four
Seed sound: LANG
Vowel sound: O
Rights: To have
Endocrine gland: Adrenal cortex
Physical association:The skeletal structure, teeth, large intestine, kidneys, blood
Psychological function: Survival and self preservation
Identity: Physical identity
Developmental stage: Womb to 12 months
Plane: Physical plane
Planets: Saturn, Earth
Deity: Brahma, Dakini, Ganesha
Mythological Animal White elephant with seven trunks
Sense organ: Nose
Predominant sense: Smell
Tarot suite: Pentacles
Learn about yoga poses to balance your first chakra. Yoga is an exercise for your body, mind, emotions, and spirit. By practicing yoga, you can connect with the deeper parts of yourself that may not be accessible to you during your daily life. You will also learn to releaseexcess root chakra energy.
Yoga Session for the Root Chakra