The Root Chakra represents the basic foundation of our existence. It is also known as ‘Muladhara’, in Sanskrit. Its name describes its attributes which can be compared to that of a 'root'. It is located near the tip of the tail bone - approximately two and a half fingers below and behind tail bone, (i.e. at the tip of coccyx) and governs the functioning of the adrenal glands.
Just as the roots are essential for plants as they provide stability, strength and nourishment, similarly our desire to equip ourselves with basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter are governed by the Root Chakra. We get caught up in a race to grow tall without taking adequate measures to strengthen our roots. And then we realise that we have created a tall structure without a sound foundation. This leads to a vulnerable structure, ready to collapse even with the slightest assault.
Without roots there is no access to nourishment, strength or anchoring.
A lot of us find the ground too hard to spread our roots and we end up uprooting ourselves, periodically, in search of that mythical suitable ground. What we forget is that the strongest roots grow in the toughest soil.
People with strong root chakras thrive in their physical existence. They enjoy everything that material life has to offer them. They take care of survival, ensure that they are nurtured and nourished, physically, socially, financially and emotionally.
They make the best of each and every moment of life. They have a strong survivor’s instinct. They believe in living. They find no need to flee from or fight situations, because they believe they are born to survive. However they do have an active ‘fight and flight’ response, always ready to help them survive.
Some of us seem to have a problem with the very process of life on this physical plane! We seem to be doing partial justice to ourselves and our physical existence. It is ironical but sometimes we become our own enemies, experts at sabotaging our own interest.
Why do we do that? Perhaps it is an imbibed belief system that “We don’t deserve it”.
Why do we not deserve it? May be because of low self esteem and stored guilts.
If you are someone who has a tendency to feel guilty all the time, simply check with yourself how useful your guilt feeling is to you? Does it help you or any one?
Use this week to eliminate guilt, completely, from your system, across all life times. Also use this week to recognise patterns of your life, patterns concerning your stability.
Are you a grounded individual or are you the kind who invites many changes in life all the time?
How connected are you to your own roots?
What are you going to do to re-establish your connection to your roots?
What are you doing to ensure continuous nourishment in life?
What are you doing to regain strength and remain strong?
People with completely blocked Root Chakra are least likely to come here. They are those who have lost interest in life. When there is no interest in life, there can’t be any interest in growth of any kind. However we do come across people who die several deaths by killing their own interests. If you are one of them, find out why you would do that. If you need any help to come out of your self destructive tendency, please contact your program guide.
‘Roots are the branches in the earth and branches are the roots in the sky ‘