Root Chakra Knowledge
Root Chakra - Muladhara
Verb: I have, I am
Muladhara translated means ‘root support.’ Located at the base of the spine this chakra represents our self love and basic survival necessities like water, food, shelter, and security. All the same base necessities of Maslo’s Hierarchy of needs. At the same time this chakra keeps us grounded, connecting our energies to mother Gaia’s energy, to our family, and tradition.
The root represents the fire at the core of the Earth symbolizing the fire within. An untamed fire can be dangerous to our wellbeing. The root is to dive deep within the core of our being, to tear down the walls we have built, to love ourselves for all that we are. For the core of us, the past we carry, that is the root of what prepares us for the person that we are becoming.
The root also relates to the hermetic principle of gender. The masculine (+) and feminine (-) make up everything in our Earth down to a molecular structure, like protons and electrons. The place of creation, generation, and regeneration. All beings carry both masculine and feminine energies. Both energies serve a purpose, and are needed by both genders. This is the root of the physical manifestation of polarity. A balance of both energies is essential for the maximization of one's true self.
When this chakra is balanced, a person will be financially stable, feel secure, and love who they are as they are. An overactive root chakra can make a person come from a place of lack. To become materialistic, and never satisfied with what they have. When it is out of balance, emotions like anxiety, panic, fear, and uncertainty arise. By stimulating the root chakra, one will feel higher energy levels, enthusiasm, increased physical strength and endurance. Fostering a sense of self love and security. It is extremely powerful in igniting the rise of the kundalini energy, leading to a full natural awakening. Kundalini awakening spirals Life Force energy up through the body around all chakras resulting in a profound spiritual experience.
The root chakra is associated with the adrenal glands that regulate the hormones secreted in response to the fight or flight mechanism, hence its link to survival. Physically, an imbalance would manifest as discomfort in the lower back, hip, colon, kidneys, and genital area. More severe cases would have correlation to an imbalance which can cause weight issues whether obesity or anorexia, auto-immune diseases, or cancer in that region.
To energize the root chakra you can spend more time in nature, eat deep red foods, dress in red clothes, or use crystals that match that frequency. Activities that would aid the root are gardening, walking in nature, being in the ocean, or going on a hike. Earth crystals are extremely powerful at grounding the root to the vibrations of the Earth to stimulate the overall healing of that area by drawing in divine earthly love.
Root crystals: Black onyx, Red Jasper, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Red Tiger Eye, Aragonite, Lava Stone, Dragon Blood Jasper