Orginally posted June 23rd at www.dcs-svt.com
Before we get into discussions on the root chakra which will be the second half of this post, I’m going to share with you (because I haven’t done that in a while!). First, a portion of a really excellent tarot reading that I recently received…
In Summation Crystal, and quite simply, Be the change you wish to see in the world. Be it within your self. Use your imagination to make magic, and literally change your whole life by changing the way you are thinking. Be rooted in this moment, for it is the moment when magic is made. You are perfect, perfectly loved, perfectly supported, and if something is no longer serving you; you are perfectly free to let it go, and move in a new direction. Follow your heart!
So, I was having a conversation with one of my partners, probably about a week ago about how I am perceived sexually. Don’t worry, we’re not going to get dirty here. I was merely inquiring about why it is that two of them are not interested in me in a physical sense. There is a great deal of love and friendship, the two most important things without question, but, that’s it. From one I got that there lacks that feminine vulnerability about me and that I don’t send out the sexual vibes, so to speak.
Hmm. Now the latter made me really stop and pause, because well c’mon Scorpio. So I got a second opinion from someone who does want me in that physical sense and I got a response that I do send out the sexual vibes you just have to be attuned to them.
Now, the first partner that I asked gave me an example in relation to the comment made about being feminine and vulnerable, etc, because apparently my charisma, confidence and larger than life type personality is intimidating to people. They said to me that they were at a party and there was a couple. A short little fiery woman and her big manly man. They said they could tell and confirmed by talking to the woman that she was clearly the boss in that relationship but, in a social setting she toned it down so that he could feel comfortable and more settled in his role and that’s sort of the type of game that I needed to learn how to play.
Now, I spent several days really pondering this and here are my conclusions. In the case of my vulnerability, I’ve always had that certain aloofness but I know it’s gotten a lot better. I can feel it. I was also told to be the beautiful woman that I am and well I have to say that I’m doing exceedingly better at that too. I know this because integrating that balance, letting in the yin and yang and reconnecting with the goddess within is necessary for my forward progress and chakra activation. Plus its just fun. I get more random compliments and hit on walking through the quarter now then I have my entire life. So that’s that.
Now, this story I was told about the couple…oh no, no, no. I will not play that game and neither should anyone else. When you break down that story here’s what you get. She acted like less, so he could feel like more. That’s all wrong, chakra blockage 101. You should always, always, always, always feel free to be authentic around your partner in ANY situation. Even social ones where there is that retarded standard of how the sexes should behave. We need to recognize that when we are intimidated by some aspect of someone else that that person is a trigger, making an appearance in our lives to gently remind us of places within our selves that we are blocked and need some attention. We serve no positive purpose to ourselves or our mates by being less than who we are at all times. It is no wonder there are so many relationship problems when we can only be ourselves in private, or worry that we are forever doomed to be alone unless we play the norm game. Tsk. Tsk.
To feel intimidated, uncomfortable, or less than because of another person is just silly. All are Gods. Magnificent. Perfect. Recognize this, recognize those situations for what they are; the opportunity to readjust within you and lets move on and get to the good stuff shall we? And remember, if something is no longer serving you, you are perfectly free to let it go. I will not settle for less, and I’m getting better at releasing things that simply aren’t serving my best interests. It can be hard at times, but the end result is more than worth it. I will find my connection that integrates both the emotional and the physical in one big glorious package. I believe this is the time for self work right now so I simply need to exercise some patience. Not my strong suit, but I’m working on that too.
And speaking of being true and authentic, let’s get to talking about that Root Chakra.
This chakra is about our survival. It is about our animal nature. It is the chakra that grounds us, it is our deepest connection to our body and the earth. Remember that we ascend through the earth, connection to nature is a must. One of the first needs of this chakra is for you to find your habitat. Ideally, you’ll walk outside of where ever it is that you live and feel totally invigorated by the environment. It enlivens you. The cleanest energy comes to you when you’re at home. I can speak to the truth of this. I feel blah in New Jersey. The environment does nothing to stimulate me, I feel repressed by it. Here in New Orleans I am completely in love. I walk outside, breath in deeply and feel utterly content and connected to my surroundings. This is a very personal issue so, find your spot. If moving isn’t possible at the moment, find another spot somewhere nearby where you live that you can be outside and visit and connect and feel that energy pulsing through you.
This chakra is also about individualism. It’s about your truth. It’s about where you stand up for your separate sense of self. You are not swallowed by the norms and cultural conditioning. At some point you have broken free of that and sought out what meets your needs. You know what works for you and what does not. The primary example of an unbalanced root chakra is the man who is wealthy, has all the money in the world but still feels insecure. The daughter who goes to all the schools her parents want her too and gets the job she’s suppose too, but not the one she wants and doesn’t feel fulfilled at the end of the day. When life feels empty and stagnant, when you feel insecure about your survival and you feel disconnected from the world you are imbalanced here. Balance in the root chakra means that your life works, your survival happens naturally and you have faith in the greater reality beyond the illusion of separateness. Be connected. Know that you are not alone.
Remember that if you suffer from feelings of insufficiency or insecurity and have adopted that victim mentality you will create situations that reinforce this. This is not life handing you a bad deal, this is you handing you a bad deal. The outer is the reflection of the inner; we must realize this is the way the universe works not vice versa. You must go inside to fix the outside, otherwise you will remain in your own self created circle of suck.
So, how to keep this chakra balanced? First, find your sense of self. Find an environment that you thrive in. Then, work on your grounding through visualization, through time spent in nature. I find a really effective visualization to ground oneself is to image a cord coming out of your root chakra and sticking into the ground. Instant connection. Now see the flow of energy from you, from the earth moving through that cord, through you. Visualize the color red and feel it course through you, surrounding you. Remember that fear is suppose to be an alarm, not a state of mind. By balancing your root chakra you will remove yourself from that fear based mentality. Your animal instincts are highly tuned and focused, picture them always on alert in the background and then trust that they will sound the appropriate alarm and remove you from harms way if that time comes.
Your conscious will be liberated and makes way for us to move up into the second chakra. We’ll talk about that next.
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