Like this oak tree, when we have thick, strong, solid roots, our lives flourish on the earth plane. This is the true foundation of the chakra system and not to be taken lightly. In fact, it is recommended that when starting the healing work of the chakras to start at the Root, as it provides the foundation for the rest of the chakras. Much like a zipper, one has to start at the bottom to secure and align the rest.
The Root chakra is located at our foundation. It starts all the way down at our feet and reaches up to the perineum. The bone and skeletal structure are associated with this chakra. Our bones are the foundation upon which the organs and muscles will live. This first chakra is the doorway to which the other chakras get to experience the physical realm.
The physical realm that we are currently experiencing is on our planet, Mother Earth, or Gaia. Working on this chakra helps bring back the faith that the Earth is here to support us! Mother Earth is the ultimate provider, and she loves all of her children. She gives to us unconditionally. Once a person truly understands this and can trust that the universe and earth provide, they will open up to FINALLY receiving the safety and abundance they desire.
Some indicators of an underactive or overactive Root chakra could be:
DIS-ease from imbalances in the Root chakra may appear as:
Root chakra is highly sensitive to the suppression of old emotions which we fear facing. When we don’t listen to our emotions, they turn to stuck energy within the chakra, and then begin to try to grab our attention through physical dis-ease.
Our job is to listen to our emotions, their lessons, and let the energy move through. Feeling the feelings, expressing ourselves, and releasing the energy is key. Contrast to ignoring what our body wisdom is trying to communicate to us.
Reiki is an excellent tool to remove blockages, heal the stuck emotional energy, and free ourselves from old survival patterns that don’t serve our higher purpose.