Mother Earth - Birth, chaos, giver of life. Earth is our mother where we receive our nourishment, support and guidance. The energy that comes from being deeply rooted to the source.
A Prayer of Faith
Outside of time and the limitless uncreated, yet forever present, I live in the interplay of Divine Potential. I awake to the high vibration of faith,
free-flowing through macrocosmic correspondence.
Conscious of who I am, dazzled by what I see, I bring forth Divine inspiration, raising my lower self to its highmost. I am emancipated from the fear-filled self, lifting me to a whole new plane of spiritual magnitude where all is resolved by faithfulness to the truth.
Any abstractions that entered my casual periphery now reverse themselves through faithful re-alignment with the stabilizing element of this, my incarnation. Knowing God as indivisible, I am at peace with Its multiplicity. Unobstructed and free from interference, the battle between the higher and lower energies subside as the clash of colors return to their perfect blend.
Even in the midst of darkness and doubt, my faith and trust intensifies, proving God prevails. Wakefulness, quieting the cacophony of this world, finds the distortion of longing replaced by a deep sense of spiritual knowingness. I find the light, not by turning back from darkness, but by courageously walking through it.
Faithfully claiming the Divine power I am, self-assured of the perfect outcome, I confidently step into my greatest challenge. Knowing all the forces of the universe unite to bring any imbalance to a complete healing. I trust the shift takes place in my awareness, giving my spirit the growth it came here to learn.
No longer deceived by the malleable ways of this world, my soul’s eye becomes faithfully transfixed on God. I dissolve any fears of folly by refusing to respond
to anything but the deepest and highest. Grateful to have arrived at the point where I started, in loving partnership with the Omnipotent, I know this place for the first time, again and again with a heart refreshed and renewed and a faith-filled spirit.
And So It is!
Root Chakra (1st) at a Glance
Sanskrit name: Muladhara - root support Element: Earth Color: Red Shape: Square Petals of the lotus: Four Seed sound: LANG Vowel sound: O Rights: To have Endocrine gland: Adrenal cortex Physical association:The skeletal structure, teeth, large intestine, kidneys, blood Psychological function: Survival and self preservation Identity: Physical identity Developmental stage: Womb to 12 months Challenge: Fear Plane: Physical plane Planets: Saturn, Earth Deity: Brahma, Dakini, Ganesha Mythological Animal White elephant with seven trunks Sense organ: Nose Predominant sense: Smell Incense: Cedar Herb: Sage Sephira: Malkuth Tarot suite: Pentacles
The Root Chakra is the first chakra and is located at the base of the spine.
It is the root of your being and establishes the deepest connections with your physical body, your environment and with the Earth.
Muladhara is the most instinctual of all chakras - it is your survival center. Your fight and flight response is initiated from this chakra. This is your primal, animal nature.
The energy of Muladhara allows us to harness courage, resourcefulness and the will to live during trying times. It connects us with spiritual energies of our ancestors, their challenges and their triumphs.
Since Base Chakra carries our ancestral memories, basically everyone experiences challenges or blockages within muladhara.
War, famine, natural disasters, and any events that threaten our basic survival, are all recorded within energies of the first chakra.
These memories are imprinted in the subtle body and are passed down from generation to generation creating unconscious generational patterns.
It is our work to take responsibility for our own lives and bring to light that which is unconscious.
All of the seven chakras are important and interconnected with each other. Usually, balancing one chakra will create change in another chakra.
It is important though to balance the Root Chakra first, before we proceed to others, or we will lack the stability and rootedness necessary for true transformation and personal growth.
We cannot grow and change unless we feel safe and secure.
A monk set off on a long pilgrimage to find the Buddha. He devoted many years to his search until he finally reached the land where the Buddha was said to live. While crossing the river to this country, the monk looked around as the boatman rowed. He noticed something floating toward them. As it got closer, he realized that it was the corpse of a person. When it drifted so close that he could almost touch it, he suddenly recognized the dead body – it was his own! He lost control and wailed at the sight of himself, still and lifeless, drifting along the river’s currents.
That moment was the beginning of his liberation.
Word spread across the countryside about the wise Holy Man who lived in a small house atop the mountain. A man from the village decided to make the long and difficult journey to visit him. When he arrived at the house, he saw an old servant inside who greeted him at the door. “I would like to see the wise Holy Man,” he said to the servant. The servant smiled and led him inside. As they walked through the house, the man from the village looked eagerly around the house, anticipating his encounter with the Holy Man. Before he knew it, he had been led to the back door and escorted outside, He stopped and turned to the servant ,”But I wanted to see the Holy Man!”
“You already have,” said the old man. “Everyone you may meet in life, even if they appear plain and insignificant … see each of them as a wise Holy Man. If you do this, then whatever problem you brought here today will be solved.”