1. Root

Root Chakra

22. Root Chakra – Muladhara – Physical Body

Our root chakra directly connects us to Earth through a dynamic and reciprocal relationship. The Earth nourishes and challenges us, from the moment we take our first breath until our physical body is no longer needed.

The root chakra helps us trust, feel grounded and safe within the physical world. This is the place where the soul manifests itself as a human. By embracing our humanness, we begin the journey of reconnection where the self and the soul become one. To live in harmony with ourselves is to live in harmony with the earth and to honor all of its resources.

Root Chakra – Physical Body

Sanskrit Name: Muladhara. (Mula – root, adhara – base)

Color: Red.

Bija Mantra: LAM

Body System: Base of Spine – Musculoskeletal System.

Goals: To feel grounded, safe, loved & nourished. Survival & trust.

Practice: Non-judgment, non-attachment, non-suffering. Walk with beauty and grace. Ground and love yourself.

Impacts: Abandonment, abuse, neglect, adoption, loss.

Imbalance: Obesity, hemorrhoids, sciatica, constipation and musculoskeletal disorders. Night terrors, panic attacks, inability to trust or feel safe.

Archetype: Serpent.

Direction: South

Perceptual State: Physical World.

Plant Ally: Sage for cleansing and grounding.

Essential Oils: Ginger, Sandalwood, Clove, Sage, Cinnamon.

Foods: Root Vegetables, Ginger, Dates and Protein.

Stones and Crystals: Iron, Basalt, Granite, Petrified Wood, Ruby, Garnet, Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Hematite.

Sefirot/Kabbalah: Malkuth (Kingdom on Earth)

Sacred Geometry: Circle – Container of Life.

Platonic Solid: Hexahedron (Six-sided cube)

Element: Earth.

Sacred Belief: Original Roots. Indigenous.

Consciousness: Intention of Self.

Message: Spend more time in nature feeling grounded and connected to the earth. Create a ceremonial fire pit or sacred garden where you can set intentions and meditate. Deepen your relationship with earth and feel it within your soul. Trust that you are supported by earth regardless of the situation.

“I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.” – Henry David Thoreau 

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8. Serpent

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1. Serpent – Root Chakra – Base of Spine – Nature’s Archetype

The root chakra is located at the base of our spine, it is associated with the musculoskeletal and elimination systems. This chakra connects and grounds us within our physical body as we learn to live, trust and feel safe.

The archetype of the root chakra is the serpent or ouroboros that sheds its skin. This  ongoing process of regeneration has linked serpents with rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.

The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol of a serpent swallowing its tail, thus creating a circular and infinite world. By shedding its skin, it releases what is no longer needed yet receives nourishment from what was shed. Carl Jung saw the Ouroboros as the archetype of alchemy and transformation.

The Yogic concept of Kundalini is seen as a coiled serpent wrapped around the base of the spine within the root chakra.  This “serpent of light” arises within us as we open our chakras and awaken our life force energy.

Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, is depicted holding a staff with a single serpent coiled around a knotty tree limb. In myth Asclepius was seen as the son of Apollo, god of light and healing. His staff, the Rod of Asclepius, is the primary symbol of healthcare throughout the world today.

The Caduceus, is another ancient symbol of two serpents intertwined around a central pole. Its origins may have begun with Ningishzida, the Sumerian “lord of the good tree,” almost 6000 years ago. The Caduceus became associated with the messenger gods Hermes and Mercury as it evolved to include a pair of wings.

Serpent encourages us to release what holds us so we can move forward on our journey of healing and reconnection.

Message: Just as the serpent sheds its skin, you are being encouraged to shed any limiting beliefs, bad habits or clutter in your life. This will allow you to move forward and receive new insights and wisdom. Feel safe in your own skin as you practice moving through life with more wisdom and trust.

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell 

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13. Trunk

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6. Trunk – Third Eye Chakra – Sensory System – Natures Archetype

The third eye chakra is located in the middle of the forehead connecting us to our sensory system. This is the place ofintuition, inner knowing and conscious dreaming. It represents the archetype of the tree, standing fully present in the moment.

A tree trunk is seen at eye level; it is not buried like the roots or out of reach like branches. The trunk is symbolic of the present moment, our awakened or conscious state, what some call the middle world. In native cultures, trees are referred to as “The Standing People” who hold great wisdom for humanity.

Trees paved the way for humans to live on earth by purifying the air we breathe. Trees provided shelter, tools, food, medicine, fire and spiritual connection.

The Celtic cultures of the Germanic people saw trees as ancestor spirits or divine beings. A person who could access the wisdom of trees was considered “treewise”.  These treewise people were often seen as Druids who were able to merge with the spirit of a tree and gather information in the middle, lower and upperworlds. Druids were teachers and mystics who shared their wisdom by carving symbols and letters on wooden sticks. The Anglo-Saxon word treo, means both tree and truth and is based on the Sanskrit word taru (tree). Treeshave inspired manyofthe great mysteryteachingsand creation stories throughout the world. These stories have been consciously shared in the oral tradition for hundreds of generations as they have informed the collective unconscious.

The third eye has the ability to awaken the collective unconscious to become conscious. By bringing these stories to consciousness using our logical and intuitive self we can awaken our world through the singular eye of the soul.

“One is wise to cultivate the tree that bears fruit in our soul” – Henry David Thoreau 

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22. Hexahedron

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15. Hexahedron – Earth – Root Chakra – Platonic solids

The hexahedron or cube has six equal square faces. It is symbolic of Earth and is related to the root chakra that grounds us into the physical body. Earth is the archetype of being nurturing and receptive, strong and resourceful. Earth provides us with everything we need including air, food, water, shelter and clothing, as well as beauty and awe. When ancient asteroids and space particles collided with Earth, they planted seeds that carried all the elements necessary to create a vast variety of life forms. Each of these life forms is interconnected and interdependent with earth.

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the only known object in the universe known to sustain life. It was formed over 4 billion years ago. 71% of the earth’s surface is water making it appear blue from outer space. Earth’s atmosphere was a mixture of gases and carbon dioxide. As plant forms grew they absorbed the carbon dioxide and converted it to oxygen. Trees being the largest plant forms on earth were able to create an atmosphere that could support human life. Humans first appeared around 200,000 years ago. Over 7.4 billion people live on Earth and share in its resources. It is critical that we learn to live in harmony with earth and with each other. Earth provides everything we need to sustain us if we live in balance. By connecting with nature, we can sense the footsteps and lessons of our ancestors and prepare the earth for generations to come

Message: Get outside in nature and connect with the mothering intelligence of Earth. Become more conscious of all she gives you as you eat, breathe, sleep and walk through life. It is imperative that you honor the beauty and diversity around you as you reconnect to your roots and feel safe.

“The earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry 

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36. Intention of Self

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36. Intention of Self – Root Chakra – Container of Life – Consciousness

The intention of self, represents the beginning point of life, when the unmanifested soul plants its intention to become manifest. The soul chooses its parents and decides where to plant its roots. The sacred circle or container of life is symbolic of the root chakra. Many ancient sages saw the circle as the place of ultimate creation, your soul sees it as pure potential. The root chakra is the place that represents the archetype of life. The eternal seed of life impregnates the eternal womb of life to give birth to all life.

The root chakra is an intentional place for creating a safe and nurturing place for the soul to manifest and become human. It’s only by becoming human that a soul can experience itself in all levels of consciousness. The human body allows the soul to explore and feel life in multiple dimensions.

Message: You have learned a great deal from the past, which has given you the ability to sense your soul’s intention. Work with your root chakra as you visualize a container filled with rich fertile soil. It is time to heal and make peace with the wounded stories of your ancest0rs. The container of life has the ability to transform these stories into life-giving energy that recharges your soul for the journey ahead. Be open to new beginnings as you reconnect with your soul’s purpose.

“Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that purpose with every other person on the planet-because that is the purpose of humanity.” – Eckhart Tolle 

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