From Your Roots to Your Root Chakra
From your roots to your Root Chakra life can be easily navigated by understanding your energy system and how it guides your choices and emotions. The Root chakra, or Muladhara, is part of the chakras of matter as it is more physical in nature. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and begins at conception becoming your survival guide throughout your life. This chakra is greatly impacted in the first stage of development, 0-12 months of age, or trust vs. mistrust stage. When basic needs such as safety, security, nurture, food, shelter and love are met as an infant the root chakra is balanced giving a sense of confidence security and trust in the world however when these basic needs are not met or there are forms of neglect during this early stage of life, the root chakra becomes blocked or imbalanced leaving one feeling insecure and lack of trust. This moves through your life and impacts your future. The root chakra holds what grounds you and what connects you to the Earth. It is associated with the adrenal glands, muscles, kidneys, skeletal system, colon, and arterial blood that flows through the left heart chamber; when it is blocked it can manifest through physical ailments within those systems and emotional ailments. Feeling displaced, anxiety, depression, excessive worrying, and eating disorders, to name a few, can be a sign that the root chakra is off and needs to be balanced. This chakra is connected to your current life Karma as well as your past life Karmas and spiritual energies of your ancestors. Those energies remain dormant until one or more needs are met or not met. Depending on what need was not met or met the energy of your root chakra begins to work. If the needs were not met then discomfort forms both physically and emotionally; emitting negative energy flow. This means your root chakra is not happy and is imbalanced. If the needs were met then one feels accomplished, grounded, happy, and vibrant! This means your root chakra is happy and balanced therefore it emits positive energy flow.
Root chakra’s color is red, the color of life force and stone or crystal associated with the it is Hematite. To balance your root chakra you can place the stone/crystal on the pelvic area for several minutes or carry it with you in a secure place such as your pocket, purse or wallet. Patchouli essential oil is one of many essential oils associated with the root chakra. Simply rub some of the oil around the area of the root chakra or pelvic area. Affirmations are another great way to care for your root chakra. Below are some affirmations to balance your root chakra.
I have all that I need
I feel safe and secure
I love myself
I trust who I am
I am grounded
I am grateful for life obstacles as they teach me valuable lessons
I feel stronger in my integrity
These are just a few, you can add your own to personalize them.
We have an intricate energy system within us that needs cared for in order to feel balanced, grounded and healthy. It is important to take care of the energy system as it will take care of you in return.
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**never put pure essential oils on your skin, they must be mixed with a carrier oil before exposing to the skin**
Arianne Ortiz-Energy Healer & Reiki Certified
Co-Owner and Creator of Earth’s Farmacy