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The First Chakra - Your Key to the World!

April 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 181

Let's be honest:

The first chakra doesn't quite have the glam the 'higher' chakras do.

I mean, have you ever heard about the number of 'lotus petals' each chakras has?

You've got the first chakra with - hmmm - four, and the seventh chakra with - let's count - ONE THOUSAND!

No prizes, then, for guessing which chakra gets all the glory.

But let's take a detour for a moment and imagine you have a fine tree with lots of gorgeous fruit on its topmost branches. This fruit is so special that if it can just ripen in the sun for another week or so, you can sell it at the market for thousands of dollars.

Now, picture yourself staring up at this fine tree and what do you see?

You see fruit glittering in the sunlight. You see your next tropical holiday.

White sandy beaches, clear blue sea, fine food, foot massages...

Yes, it can all be yours in just a few weeks. Fatten the fruit, take it to the market, and voila! Wealth and holidays will be yours.

But, our neat little fantasy does have one small problem to navigate: a storm on the radar.

According to the weather experts it will arrive in a couple of days. And it's big too. Real big.News from upstate has it that it's uprooting entire forests of trees.

You ponder what you can do. You gaze up at your fine fruit tree. You wonder whether it and its fruit will survive.

Now, fortunately it's not a case of the fruit blowing off the branches. This is a special kind of tree and no matter how strong the wind blows its fruit will never fall to the ground. But, if the tree falls - well that is another story. If it topples, all the fruit WILL be lost.

So, will the tree survive the storm? Will you go on your fine beach holiday?

That's going to depend on how deep the tree's roots are. If they go down deep and true then yes, the tree will survive the winds and rain.

But if they are shallow, if all of the earth's nourishment has gone to the fruits up the top of the tree and little to the roots then, alas, the tree will fall.

Likewise with our chakra system.

If we pay all of our attention to the higher chakras but neglect of the lower ones then yes, we may access wondrous realms, realms full of 'transcendental' experiences; but, like the tree without deep roots, we will be unstable and, when the winds blow and the storm comes, we will topple.

Worse still, if we neglect our energetic foundation (i.e. the lower chakras), then we will begin to sway even in the lightest of breezes.

And that is why so many modern-day spiritual practitioners struggle in everyday life.

Without the proper energetic grounding they may indeed connect to Spirit, but when it comes to living in the material realm things won't be so smooth.

Think of the many people who specialize in the higher chakras (i.e psychics and the like). How many of them struggle in noisy and crowded places? How many of them struggle at business? How many of them have health and weight issues?

Naturally, I'm generalizing here and there are plenty of psychics who get on just fine in the world. But the majority? Think about it.

So the lesson in all this is that just as a tree needs a deep root system to be able to safely grow high and tall, we too need to get our energetic foundations right - and that begins with the first (i.e. base or root) chakra.

Function of the First Chakra

The root chakra deals with physical manifestation. It has to do with our physical willpower for existence and survival. It stimulates our basic survival instincts: the desire to protect and provide for ourselves and our family.

If it is balanced we will feel well grounded and confident in our ability to get what we want. As a result, a strong root chakra will give us the necessary strength to accumulate money and goods.

Not surprisingly, if our root chakra is balanced we will feel a sense of stability and security.

Our basic sexual drives and physical vitality are also connected to the root chakra. I find that focusing on it helps with fatigue and can keep me alert at the wheel and other places when I'd otherwise be drowsy.

A balanced root chakra will help us to be passionate, brave and energetic. An unbalanced or energetically depleted one may see us can grow weak, sick, greedy, violent, fearful and apathetic.

The color associated with the root chakra is red and the foods connected to it are meats and proteins.

The element associated with the root chakra is 'earth' and its Sanskrit name is Muladhara.

The root chakra is positioned at the base of the spine or, to be even more precise (although people do debate these things!), the PC muscle.

Physical Problems Typically Associated with the Root Chakra

Complaints of bones, teeth and spine. Diseases affecting regenerative power of body. Constipation, hemorrhoids, fatigue, apathy, lack of energy, skin problems.

Jeremy O'Carroll is a traditional Usui, Shamballa and Karuna Reiki Master who has studied with some of the best known Reiki teachers in the world including William Lee Rand, Frans Stiene and Laurelle Shanti Gaia.. He is the founder of the Om Reiki Centre in Victoria, Australia and Om Reiki Online Video and Articles Learning Portal.

For more information, please visit: http://www.omreiki.com.au or http://www.omreikionline.com

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