The Muladhara or Root Chakra is the first Chakra and the foundation of all others. Located in the area of the coccyx between the anus and the perineum. It provides energy to the pelvic regions, and governs the skeleton. It is deep rooted and tied to the Earth. The Root Chakra is the source of our Life Energy, the Kundalini, Shakti. It also governs the feelings of trust, security, and the strength for living. Emotional Signs of unbalanced chakra (for me) are feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, depression, numbness, distrust. Physical - lower back pain, sciatica, constipation
Addiction is tied to this chakra as well, I'm addicted to oranges (baby cravings).
Oh Boy did my Muladhara get rocked in the New Year, on that day! Seems that my Master Reiki Attunement in November shifted a huge amount of stagnant energy generated in my toddler days. I have carried it with me for years, and years. It hurt terribly when it transformed, still hurts. My ego is terribly bruised but my heart is open, strong, willed. The act itself was one of betrayal, which has set in motion lack of trust, uncertainty, and confusion. In the past I have tended to run away from all this and not had to deal, as far as relationships go, my Muladhara has never been strong enough for them. My parents separated when I was 4 years old, and I rarely saw my dad after that. My chakra was still being established at this time and the energy got stuck. This experience shaped my life. Until now.
On New Years after the "incident", I did a healing yoga practice and lots of mediation. Lots. The tears came, they fell, became puddles and I cleansed myself in them, of them. I realized I could do what I always did and run, or I could stay and deal with these uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, feelings. I could stay and expand in love, and maybe in time forgive. Allow myself this opportunity to be all that I talk about and believe. To fill those bigger shoes. It's SCARY!! Unknown territory to be open and exposed and trusting again. So, to say that my Muladhara was blocked was an understatement.
I have made the decision to root myself down and hold on. It will get bumpy, but the expansion which will occur, is worth it. I am worth it. Make a mistake, fix it, learn, expand. Better, not bitter. Yes it hurts, but just like giving birth, it is worth the pain, the discomfort, for a few moments, because that love lasts lifetimes.
I should also add I'm 6 months pregnant, which has also shaken things up a bit down there. I have the normal "fear" of birth, and yet I don't anymore. I feel confident, like I have a super uterus and vagina. That everything is going to flow smoothly. Everything is going to go as it should, and will be fine. I have been focusing my energy in the Root chakra through various healing methods. Here are a few tools to use in healing the Muladhara. Explore others as I did not list them all, simply the ones I'm using right here, right now.
Essential oils: Cedar, Sandalwood, Vetiver. Woodsy scents. Earthly scents.
Gemstones: Garnet, Onyx, Hematite
Affirmations: "I am grounded and balanced."
"I am safe and secure"
"I feel at home in my body"
"I trust in the power of life" <----big one for me.
"I am sustained and nourished by nature"
Yoga Pose: Pelvic Rotations, Butterfly
I'll keep you posted. So far my healing has gotten underway, I'm grounded and full of faith.
I also send healing bright light to all my chakras daily, and focus on them each for 1 minute.
Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha