5. Roots – Throat Chakra – Throat Area
The roots of a tree symbolize the origins of stories that have been told and stored in the subconscious. These stories hold the roots of world belief as ancient man saw trees as benevolent beings that knew the secrets of life and death. A trees roots sink deep into the earth from where we begin and return. The association of death and the underworld is long standing. It was seen as a place where the physical body returned to replenish the earth for future generations. Burial rituals were established to honor the dead with the hope of rebirth. Man’s fascination with death and rebirth created stories of Kings, Queens, Gods and Goddesses who ruled the underworld, laying the foundation for many of todays beliefs. These roots grew into mythic tales through the ancient tradition of storytelling.
Message: Search for the deeper meaning of the stories you have been told before sharing them with others. Understand the origins of how this story began. Know what feels true to your soul before sharing it with others. As a storyteller you have the opportunity to heal old stories by telling it in a new way. As you share your stories through the spoken word, you help create a new reality for yourself and future generations.
“Maybe you are searching among branches for what only appears in the roots” – Rumi