22. Root Chakra – Muscular Skeletal System
The root chakra grounds the soul to the earth through the bones of the body. This mandala contains a four-sided square representing the four directions of East, South, West and North. Within the square is a downward V holding an awakening spiral. The V symbolizes the archetypal feminine energy of the womb of Mother Earth. The awakening spiral represents the Serpent of Light or Kundalini energy that rests at the base of the root chakra. Spending time in nature, among trees, walking along a beach or sitting on a large stone helps to release the heavy burdens of everyday life.
Message: Spend more time outside in nature to feel grounded and connected with the rhythms of the earth. Create a ceremonnial fire pit or sacred garden where you can set intentions and meditate. Revel in the beauty of nature and trust the changing seasons in your life. Deepening your relationship with earth will strengthen your soul.
“I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.” – Henry David Thoreau
Basic information for connecting with the Root Chakra
Body System: Muscular-Skeletal System and Excretory System.
Goals: To feel grounded, safe, loved & nourished.
Practice: Non-judgment, non-attachment, beauty and grace.
Symptoms of imbalance: Obesity, hemorrhoids, sciatica, constipation and muscular – skeletal disorders. Night terrors and panic attacks, inability to trust or feel grounded.
Plant Ally: Sage for cleansing and grounding.
Essential Oils: Ginger, Sandalwood, Juniper, Clove, Sage, Cinnamon.
Foods: Root vegetables (Carrots, Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Leeks, Onions, Turnips etc..), Ginger, Turmeric, Clove, Cinnamon and Proteins (Poultry, Seafood, Red Meat.)
Stones and Crystals: Iron, Basalt, Granite, Petrified Wood, Ruby, Garnet, Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Snowflake Obsidian.
Sacred Geometry: Circle – Container of Life.
Platonic Solid: Hexahedron.
Sacred Belief: Indigenous.
Consciousness: Intention of Self.