Restoring Your Temple Root Chakra

Restoring Your Temple Root Chakra

Healing our relationship with our bodies is intrinsically linked to healing our relationship with the Earth. Regaining our connection to the ground is akin to rekindling our vitality, providing the foundation for all that follows. Imagine you decide to start a garden. You wouldn’t just scatter seeds and hope they flourish on their own. Instead, you would determine the optimal planting times, sow the seeds, turn the soil, and ensure each plant receives the right amount of light, water, and nutrients. With proper daily care and nurturing, the seeds begin to grow. Think of your body as the Earth, absorbing the seeds of self-love, trust, and growth, allowing it to flourish into a magnificent garden of life.

To set a strong and rooted foundation in your personal garden, connect with the Mūlādhāra (root) Chakra. This energy center, located at the base of the spine, governs your legs, feet, and connection to the Earth. The Earth provides all the nutrients we need in our lives. It is the nourishment in the food we eat, the trees with which we exchange oxygen, the wood we build our homes from, and the places where we gather as a community. The Earth supports us as we crawl, walk, and stand. The basic instinct of the Mūlādhāra (root) Chakra is survival, relating to our health, finances, housing, job security, and safety. When survival threats are frequent, we tend to remain in a fight-or-flight response, constantly fearing scarcity, resisting change, and feeling victimized. When the Mūlādhāra (root) Chakra is deficient, you may feel contracted, vacant, weak, sloppy, tight, out of touch with feelings, and have difficulty concentrating. You may not recognize the importance of the body, being more interested in fantasy, dreams, knowledge, and spiritual concepts. Conversely, when there is an excess of energy in this Chakra, you may experience resistance to change, stiffness, sluggishness, boredom, and fear of change. In this state, routine, security, possessions, and financial achievement may take precedence over seeking inner fulfillment and safety. When balanced, you feel grounded yet dynamic, flexible yet consistent, and at ease with both expansion and contraction.

Reflect on who you are, the choices you make, and your basic instincts when faced with challenges or fear. This self-awareness reveals where you might hold yourself back from living the life you desire. Can you acknowledge the fears that need to be faced? Identify people you might need to forgive? Recognize choices that will lead you to manifest your dreams and goals?Where does fear come from? How does it serve you? Does it make you want to run and hide? Does it make you angry, activated, paralyzed, or confused?

Living in fear constantly stresses the body. The nervous system and adrenals become overworked, pumping adrenaline that triggers the fight-or-flight response. We all recognize this state. It’s the difference between reacting aggressively to a minor inconvenience and remaining calm. It’s the difference between trusting yourself to travel alone in a foreign country and never trying something new out of fear of failure or danger. Meeting basic survival needs offers security, stability, and the freedom to expand beyond survival consciousness. Without grounding, we are unstable. Like trying to build a house on a pile of rocks, our foundation is unsteady and easily broken. Without grounding, we lose the ability to contain and hold our ground, preventing us from sustaining boundaries and building inner power and strength. Boundaries are essential for transformation. With proper boundaries, you become a conduit for cultivating your goals and dreams. You learn who to share your time with and what to allow into your life. Establishing boundaries is the groundwork for feeling safe, supported, and trusting in yourself and life. Boundaries allow you to give yourself what you need when you need it, without succumbing to cravings, desires, and lust. They provide balance and anchor you to your intentions and self-preservation.