THE FIRST CHAKRA: The Base (or Root) Chakra

The base (or root) is the first chakra
Visualize an enormous tree, the roots firmly holding it to the ground
It is our disconnection from this chakra
That causes us to feel uncertain with ourselves or blown around.

The root chakra is connected with our skeletal system
Much like the trunk and branches of the aforementioned tree
It is your base, your core, inner structure
Grounding you to the Earth with its solidity.

Images associated are dragons, snakes or “Holy Fire”
the key words are “awareness”, “grounded-ness” and “fight or flight”
it is the source of primal energy and early programming
brings your interpretation of your senses and the environment to light.

Where you are from and messages learned
Influence this chakra whose color is red
Your community, family and “tribe”
Their own beliefs you may be repeating in your head.

You are NOT the culmination of sayings,
habits, ceremonies and what others think.
ANY belief in these messages, if negative
Will cause your self image and confidence to sink.

If the root chakra gets blocked
You are uneasy with people and your inner being
You may feel abandoned and weak
While clearing this block would be freeing.

If you feel unlovable, insecure, that goals are unobtainable
Energy to this chakra is being blocked from flow
In acknowledging and clearing these false messages
You will empower yourself, release the blocks and let go.

Like a huge tree that has been standing tall
Through winds, storms and hundreds of years
You must KNOW the strength this connection to the Earth holds
Or else face feeling alienated and consumed by fear.

Consistent blockage in this area
Can cause obesity, arthritis, cancer, addictions and more
AIDS, depression, sexual disorders
Immune system issues, constipation, bones and legs that feel sore.

This chakra is located at the base of the spine
Balanced you feel confident, courageous, alive
In consciousness you can gain freedom from replayed insults
Attaining release from self deprecation is something for which to strive.

Perfect balance in the root chakra
Means manifestation of abundance and health.
You are secure, centered and grounded
All areas of your life can obtain wealth.

When this chakra has excessive energy
One can be biased, greedy, sadistic and judgmental
This is usually overcompensation from past insecurities
Requires thinking back to when life was elemental.

How do you balance the root chakra?
First you have to go deep inside
Confront learned inner messages, beliefs and feelings
Tell them they can no longer hide!

Facing long held beliefs may seem difficult
But visualize yourself as strong as that tree
The sooner you face your inner storm
The quicker you can feel alive and free.

There are affirmations you can use
To help you on your way
Sending yourself positive messages confirming your personal power
Is a wonderful method to change the beginning of each day.

Celebrate the TRUE YOU inside
Each difference that is unique and strong
Tell yourself you are happy, creative and smart
Forgive yourself for anything you have been told “you did wrong”.

Dance and feel your feet caressing the Earth
To strengthen your connection to the base
Feel the happiness of being alive
Allow the joy to spread across your face.

Becoming aware and clearing negativity
Finding comfort in your own skin no matter what others have said
Means you love yourself as a physical, emotional, intellectual and sexual being
Have decided not to replay negative messages continually in your own head.

You can support your adrenals by drinking plenty of water
Consciously ensuring your food intake includes many a balanced meal
Taking B Vitamins and exercise aerobically
Will also help this first chakra to be aligned and heal.

You are honoring your connection to the Earth
Breaking the chain of negative customs and self limiting beliefs to be passed on
You are celebrating your individuality and your gifts
You can accomplish anything with these negative messages now gone!

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