It should not come as a surprise to anyone when I point out the fact that our first chakra is being challenged personally and collectively by our current state of affairs in the world. The chakra system is most intimately related to the auric and quantum field surrounding our physical bodies. These systems provide a protective layer or buffer for our chakras and physical bodies and are designed to filter the “environmental” energies surrounding and directed towards us.
The first chakra is most known as the root chakra at the base of the spine and is pointing down toward the earth. It’s central focus revolves around survival. In the context of the energetic system, the word “survival” takes on several meanings. Ask yourself do you feel physically safe and secure with your immediate family, your community, your tribe, and your nation? Do you fear for your own survival or the abandonment by your “group”? Are you surrounded by order and structure? And, do you feel confident and safe in your home and feel confident that all your physical, material, and spiritual needs will be met?
Interestingly enough, the first chakra is connected to the physical body and its grounding support from the base of the spine, low back, legs, feet, bones, rectum, and immune system. The adrenal gland is the endocrine system related to the first chakra and by design, its primary function is to handle stress. So when one experiences environmental stress through the first chakra it over stimulates the adrenal gland and depletes your hormonal response and reserve. This is a negative feedback cycle within your body that is hard to break.
Over time, the body could weaken and begin to demonstrate physical signs and symptoms such as low back pain, lumbar disc issues, sciatica, varicose veins, rectal tumors/cancer, feet/knee issues, and/or depression. More importantly, the immune system could become compromised and set the stage for autoimmune diseases that diminishes the body’s natural ability to fight off foreign invaders such as viruses.
All of this background on the first chakra leads me to this point. The compounding effects of an unstable government surrounded by fear with the pandemic of COVID is compromising the integrity of our personal first chakra. Collectively, as a nation and world, we are vulnerable because we are unable to fully ground into Mother Earth. When Mother Earth’s energy is the most resourceful frequency that we have to heal ourselves, it is disheartening to think that the current state of affairs is directly affecting the health of our collective consciousness.
Please, set the intention to deepen your personal grounding cords by meditating, prayer, yoga, exercise, walks in nature, drinking water, nutritious food in addition to nurturing healthy and supportive relationships. Feed your brain with uplifting thoughts and minimize the time you spend watching/reading the news. Your enhanced grounded energy will generate an upward spiral and positively impact those energy systems and people that surround you.
Now is the time to shift our awareness away from fear and distrust and redirect our awareness towards safety and security. A collective and unified intention for healing will deepen our personal and global connection back to Mother Earth as she is designed to lovingly receive any and all discordant energies and recycle them. And then, in return, we must love her!