7 Root Chakra Healers

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7 Root Chakra Healers

  The root/base chakra is the energy centre located at the base of the spine that relates to issues surrounding survival, security, sexuality, fear and the adrenal gland fight/flight response. Any time you feel fearful of poverty or ill health, this energy centre is taxed and the flow of energy becomes blocked. The main requirement for a healthy root chakra on the emotional level is a basic trust that you are supported in life. People who have root chakra issues later on in life were often abandoned and/or abused as children. They never learned to feel safe. However, not everyone who has root chakra issues had an abusive childhood. Being overly obsessed with accumulating vast sums of money or being stuck in poverty consciousness also shows an imbalance here, as does sex addiction or frigidity. A sure sign of a dysfunctional root chakra is that you keep bumping into things, stubbing your toe, tripping… This means your energy is not grounded into your physical body due to a root chakra blockage. So what can we do to make sure this chakra is in balance? Quite a lot actually, besides wearing red (the colour of the root chakra) and using our intellectual understanding that we are supported – fear is just False Evidence Appearing Real. 1. Get organised. The more organised and in control you are when it comes to finances and spending, the smoother this chakra spins. Being organised is not the same as being a control freak but it does take some mental activity and actually writing down what goes out and what comes in each month. It also means that you do not spend more than you earn and that bills are prioritised before pleasure and leisure activities. 2. Have regular meal times and at least one hot, home-made meal a day. This gives your physical and emotional body a feeling of being nurtured/supported and keeps your energy levels even. 3. Spend time around trees. It is through the root chakra we ground our energy deep into the core of Mother Earth. Spending time around trees, naturally reminds us of the importance to allow our roots to soak up sustaining and grounding Earth energy. Try sitting with your back against a tree and just breathe for five minutes. You will feel recharged and grounded. 4. Dance the root chakra. Native/tribal music that is heavy on drumming is ideal as this connects us to Earth energy and to our ancestral blood line. When you feel connected to the past in this way, it is easier to understand how infinitely supported your existence on earth actually is. 5. Eat the fruits of the earth. Root vegetables are grounding, nutritious and very affordable. This is a great way to make sure you get all your nutrients if you are on a shoe string budget. Win-win! 6. Work with red, brown, black and grey crystals. Use...

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Safe and Supported

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Safe and Supported

Not all of us are wired to feel safe and supported. Childhood abuse, abandonment and trauma can wire a person to live on the edge of a more or less permanent fight or flight response. On an energetic level, this relates to the development of the root chakra which helps us stay grounded and  to sleep restfully. A weak root chakra means a weakened immune system because of constantly being on high alert with  the adrenal glands in perpetual overdrive – even when we should be resting or sleeping. The Tarot spread below looks at how we can begin to feel safe and supported. It takes into account the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of support. It is not meant to replace advice from a therapist or medical professional but can be used to help you create more support for yourself on every level of your being. I chose to work with the Golden Tarot and the Guardian Angel Oracle for this reading. What immediately strikes me here is that in order to make myself feel more supported, I must first be willing to release the old. I get a feeling of clinging to old stuff like a child would cling to a much beloved teddy for safety. Both the angel card (Release) and the Tarot card (Death – Transformation) speak of letting go… As this forms such a clear central theme, I will read the flanking cards in light of this: The card which signifies how I can support myself mentally dovetails beautifully with the flying ox. The ox is a symbol for stubbornness and the Page of Swords is a sign of a flexible and curious mind. I.e. in order to help myself feel more supported mentally, I need to allow for new mental input and let go of old outdated modes of thinking. This could refer both to negative looping thoughts and to thought habits that used to keep me safe. Quite possibly, the stubborn looping thoughts in my mind could do with taking a flying hike to gain a bird’s-eye perspective of what is really going on! Thought transformation is also indicated by the butterfly in the Page of Swords image – Out with the old, in with the new! Affirmation: I allow playful curiousity guide me to new and better ways of thinking about life and my place in it. I let go of old thoughts and habits with ease.   On the other side of the Death card we have the 6 of Coins (Pentacles). This card asks me to not spend more of my physical power than I can afford since it is a card that ensures a steady and equal flow in the input and output. Since it is a card of Taurean energy (Moon in Taurus), I also think it is telling me to begin enjoying physical pleasures more. As well as to...

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