The root is located at the base of the spine. It is also known as the muladhara chakra, with mula meaning “root” and adhara meaning “support” or “base.” This Sanskrit word describes the domain of the root chakra very well. It is responsible for our sense of security, safety, and physicality. To use a phrase many Pagans and New Agers love, the root chakra keeps us grounded. Balancing it creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above it.
That went well enough, but I found myself unable to focus in the body scan that followed. Simply being with the sensations I felt was difficult after several days of being in “do” and “fix” mode for my seminary work. Before I moved into trying to adjust anything, I drew my card for the day.
My prompt was “become more grounded by…” and I pulled IMPARTIALITY from the Chakra Widsom Oracle. That summed what I need to do to perfectly to move forward with my self-love and chakra work. Before I release any tension or work on how a chakra is turning, I need to sit with what I find first and accept it as it is, in that moment. Again, this is coming back to first impressions and knee-jerk reactions.
In case you would like to follow along with my February challenge, here are a couple guided meditations you can use:
Loving Kindness – Here is one example of this type of meditation out of hundreds on the web.
Body Scan – Again, here is a longer example of this type of meditation out of many on the web.