The First Dimensional Chakra: Root
It is Associated with the color: RED
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine. It is very important because it builds the foundation for all of the other chakras. If our root chakra is out of balance, it affects the balance and harmony of every chakra.
It is associated with the physical body and grounds us onto the Earth plane. When we are fully grounded, we easily manifest our needs and desires without harming another. Our creations are in divine alignment and created with the purest of intentions. When our root chakra is balanced we have no need or desire to manipulate, force or control another with distorted energy to get what we want.
A large portion of our society has a blocked or unbalanced root chakra. The majority of us were raised by well intentioned but unawake parents who were unable to provide us with the nurturing necessary to fully develop this chakra. The root chakra is developed while we are in the womb and up until around 12 months. If we were raised in a safe, loving, nurturing environment the chances of our root chakra developing fully are very high, therefore, providing a very strong foundation for the rest of our chakras to fully develop.
If this chakra is not developed our foundation will be shaky and our roots will not be strong enough to provide continued support for our highest growth potential. When this occurs, we protect ourselves by withdrawing our Spirit from fully grounding into our root chakra so we can avoid experiencing our pain. Although this serves a purpose by helping us move through emotional traumatic events in our lives; if we do not eventually re-open the root chakra, allowing the life force energies from the Earth and our Spirit to enter our system, we will become depleted leading to an energetic imbalance, illness and disease.
In addition many religions, governments and the media induce inappropriate levels of fear keeping people stagnated in their root chakra. Fear of God, fear of people with different beliefs, fear of food shortages, viral outbreaks, food contamination, invading countries, nuclear threats and a failing economy keep us stuck in a perpetual state of fear making it very difficult for our root chakra to function properly.
In addition, many of us have bought into the belief that we are separate from each other and God and it is our separation consciousness that creates all suffering and fear. When we begin to grasp the idea that we are each divine sparks, NEVER separated from God we will be able to remove the cages of fear that enslave us. Fear is the demon of the root chakra. In order to release our fears we must first admit we have them in order to transform them. Ignorance is not bliss and denial keeps us stuck.
Once we acknowledge our fears and work through them they will be released clearing the blocks we have created in our root chakra. Once they are cleared we free up space for earth energy to move into and through our root chakra ascending up into our second chakra called the Sacral Chakra.
My experience (Weléla): “The root chakra in comparison to the past thrity-seven years to now has had quite the journey. But I must say and agree, that trauma from divorce, had affected me greatly. The foundation of openess and trust was distorted to toxic levels.
My birth: I was delivered in a hospital, and because I was moving too slow for them and also I wanted : ) to come facing up instead of on my side like most babies are delivered, doctors went into my mother with forceps to not only pull me out but to attempt to turn me around. With that, the FIRST contact I had outside from my mother’s love in the womb, were sterile metal forceps not the love from my mother’s breast or a human touch…but metal.
So my root chakra had to be healed, my parents did not show me physical love after that birth experience. And religion really destroyed it all for me. My family being African-American, everyone is extremely religious. Living life full of fear, they created realities where there was no pleasure of life, only life experiences full of rules and self-denial.
As I became older, I realized my sexual self and enjoyed it greatly. Then decided that abstinence was my next stepping-stone. Now coming out of an almost ten-year journey, what I’ve learned is that my experience is a stepping stone, like church is also a stepping-stone, as I ascend into my conciousness I no longer need to be in the space of celibacy.
Now I am one with my Creator, one with the world, the universe and this is my birth.
Realizing the true she/he self, the divine feminine, the joy of building the Ka through sexual energy, giving/receiving sexual, sensory, and high-vibrational joy. I chose this journey, I created this moment, and healing has transpired.
Now I have an open heart, now I do not cling to the unhealthy relationship I had with myself or with others. It is an organic balance, which is a whole body/mind/soul experience and my aura has grown clear, non-verbal communication has increased, clarity is here.
The healing of the root chakra: my life is truly at a higher level of potential and no longer stagnant.”
Book Excerpt: How to Raise Your Vibration by Sabrina Reber
Photo: Edited by Weléla Kindred