The Base – Root Chakra

Affirmations: – I am deeply rooted. I am connected to my body. I am safe and secure. I am safe and secure.

The Base or Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine at the coccyx and is associated with the colour red. The Sanskrit word for this chakra is “Muladhara”. Mula meaning ‘Root’, and Dhara meaning ‘Support’. So this chakra is our Root Support.

This chakra is a 4 petal lotus and faces downwards. Its purpose and function is to keep you grounded.

This chakra deals with our basic needs such as fight, flight, fornication and feeding. It deals with our basic survival needs and works with the vital energy that helps us to get things done.

Chakras are interconnected meaning that a dis-harmonious root chakra can affect the balance and harmony of the other chakras.

The root chakra is the polar opposite to the Crown chakra and in order to be on this planet, you need a root chakra to keep you grounded here, and a crown chakra to maintain a connection with spirit.

Harmonious Base – Root Chakra

When this chakra is harmonious, you will be confident, headstrong, determined, and a typical go-getter. You will have a strong sense of self-security and will have a good awareness of your surroundings. You will find it easy to manifest your needs and will find that your basic needs will always be met.

Dis-harmonious Base – Root Chakra

When this chakra is dis-harmonious, which is active, but not functioning properly, you will more than likely be living a wreckless life. This person will dive straight into this without thinking things through. They will be living a predominantly selfish life, primarily about getting what the want, without taking into consideration the needs of those around them. They may also turn to acts of violence and bullying tactics to get what they desire, meaning they get what they want, but don’t care how they get it. 

On the other hand, they may have a distorted sense of self-security, carelessly leaving themselves open to being taken advantage of, or will quickly trust anyone they come into contact with, which is stemmed in overconfidence in their sense of security or simply lack of care.

Closed or Blocked Base – Root Chakra

A Base or Root chakra that is closed or blocked will find it very difficult to manifest their needs in life. They won’t be very self-sufficient and so will reply on others to fulfil their basic needs. These people prefer to be alone and are more comfortable in a familiar environment. They find it extremely uncomfortable in unfamiliar environments. They can get very uncomfortable when a foreigner comes into their environmental space. They usually want to surround themselves with fewer people, and lack that primordial trust so will mainly choose to be around family and close friends. With people outside their circle, they will be very careful with what they say. Each encounter they have is like they are walking on eggshells. 

They don’t want to offend or upset anybody and make them dislike them. This in turn can affect their sense of security and well being where they already have a low sense of security as it is. 

Furthermore, someone whose consciousness is stuck in their Root chakra will be in a very deep sleep, where it can be near impossible to wake them out of outside of intervention.

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