When fear makes your choices for you, no security measures on earth will keep the things you dread from finding you.  But if you can avoid avoidance – if you can choose to embrace experiences out of passion, enthusiasm, and a readiness to feel whatever arises – then nothing, nothing in all this dangerous world, can keep you from being safe.

Martha Bec

Just as the womb of the mother creates the basic requirement for the growth of the embryo, the Root Chakra forms the basis and the starting point for our spiritual development. It is the foundation from which we climb the ladder of the Chakras; the root from which we receive the nourishment for our spiritual development…  It is the foundation on which we build our “house”… our self… that we are using for our physical journey in this incarnation. 

For this reason, and because it lies at the lowest point of the spinal column below the Coccyx, it bears the name “Root Chakra”.

Don’t we all admire the leaves and flowers of a plant… especially this time of the year when there are so many beautiful flowers in bloom… but hardly any of us take any notice of the roots that are hidden in the earth.  But the roots are the most important part… they form the basis of the vegetation… what blooms above the soil…                                           

From the sustenance received from the roots the sprout gains the power to penetrate the dark soil, grows upwards towards the sun and produces flowers, fruit and seeds.

The Kundalini  {spiritual energy) has its roots in the Root Chakra, but it is in a deep, motionless sleep. When we awaken this slumbering potential that lies within the Root Chakra we are able to work our way towards the light of knowledge and attain the fruit of Self-Realization.

The Karmas of our past lives rest in the Root Chakra, and from these arise the happiness or unhappiness experienced in this current life.

From every act that we perform or have performed a seed is sown in the Root Chakra that will sooner or later rise into the light; and these seeds determine our fortune…or misfortune. In each lifetime, we have planted innumerable seeds that continue to grow and multiply until a dense, jungle of karma has arisen. 

Remember, we are eternal beings and this lifetime is just one of many…  We are a sum total of all our lifetimes… and to get even a bit deeper…  We are a sum total of our past, present, and future.  But… because we haven’t evolved to the point of recognition of all this… we begin with what we can deal with… and that is this lifetime… this incarnation.  And we deal with that… because it is what we can comprehend at this time.    

The Root Chakra is the seat of the unconscious. It is like a dark, locked room in the cellar whose hidden contents we have only maybe… a vague idea about… This room may contain precious stones, or perhaps poisonous scorpions or snakes.

When a snake is sleeping, in an unconscious state, it appears to be peaceful and harmless, but in a wakeful state it can be extremely menacing and dangerous.   Just as in if you open that locked door in the cellar and find out what is really in there…

When the Root Chakra becomes active… qualities that we had not suspected were within us, such as destructive rage, all-consuming passion, excessive desires or deep-seated anger, can surface and astound and amaze us….  Did you ever wonder where some of your emotions come from… why you react to some things as you do??  Maybe it wasn’t from this lifetime or recent events… On the other hand, we can also experience wonderful feelings of freedom, joy, harmony and closeness to God.  Stimulated, once again, by something that is unexpected or astounding to us…

All these experiences await us when we open the door of the unconscious and illuminate it with the light of knowledge/truth.

When we recognize our reality within the Root Chakra our entire perspective of the world can change in an instant.

One question we might ask is whether it would be better to allow the unconscious to remain buried rather than to stir it up. The answer is that we can only attain freedom when everything that we have carried with us since the beginning of our Spirit’s existence is brought up into the light.  Moving higher in our spiritual development is only possible when everything we have amassed has been processed and purified, and all obstacles from the past removed; it is only when our vision is clear that we are able to recognize the path that will lead us towards realization.

You may have heard me say before… that people come into Divine Metaphysics with excitement and want to continue with the freedom and knowledge you can receive from what it has to teach…  Then, they come to the place where the realization that part of the journey is facing yourself… truly looking within and seeing the true self.  This is when we lose some folks. And, this is neither negative or positive… It just is… Some folks are not at their point of evolution in their Spiritual journey where they are comfortable opening the door to that room in the cellar. 

Now, an interesting fact is that we are not only responsible for what we do, but also for what we do not do. At times during our life opportunities are presented where we can decide whether to work on and rid ourselves of the contents of our unconscious or continue to remain a captive in the wheel of destiny.  As always, it is your choice.

On our Spiritual journey, we should seek the method we resonate with to take the decisive steps to work through the contents of our unconscious with complete awareness. The guidance of someone {in whatever modality you choose} who has already successfully dealt with some of these processes is essential. They should have faced and journeyed through the dangers and obstacles on their spiritual path, as well as understand the feelings and is aware of the conditions you have faced. This teacher can help make us aware and advise and help us when we still do not know which way to go.

Some tools we can use are:

      Thinking about and reflecting on your life….

      Have the right intentions… and making positive resolutions.

      Work on removing doubts and do away with false ideas…

      To be conscious of the Divine within…. At all times!

The more clarity we gain, the more self-aware we become and the more conscious we become of our own weaknesses. Self-reproach and feelings of inferiority do not help us… but deplete us of our energy. This means NO NEGATIVE SELF TALK.  When we learn from our mistakes and continue on our path with faith in THE GOD ENERGY WITHIN… we gain strength and therefore constantly become better at being able to cope with our inner experiences.        

It is important that we give up all of our worn out “thought programs” and negative self-talk that has the effect of impeding and harming us, and instead… develop and cultivate positive and beneficial ways of thinking.

The manifestation and development of human consciousness begins in our Root Chakra and continues upwards.

The quick answer to how to balance and develop this chakra and begin our journey upward is the same answer to most spiritual questions…. MEDITATION.                                                                    

While meditation does connect you to a higher spiritual plane, it also serves to ground you. You may not always be able to trust that the world will give you what you need to survive, but connection to your higher self and trust in a power higher than yourself will give you what you need to feel safe.

It does not matter if you call that higher power Consciousness, Mother Nature, God, or Spirit. Connection to universal energy will bring you a sense of peaceand stability. The animals in the forest have no idea if and when they will find food each day, yet somehow, they trust in Mother nature to provide for them.   It is for us in this incarnation to establish with in us this kind of trust within.

To sum it up… The Root Chakra is the mother who nourishes and raises us.    It is the seat of our dormant wisdom, the stronghold of our hidden spiritual powers and abilities. By awakening and developing this Chakra – we accomplish the first step on our path towards a fully developed human consciousness, and then beyond to God-Realization.