“If you want to change the world, start with yourself.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
There has never been a more important time to take heed to the importance of being grounded within our bodies. When we are at peace with ourselves, we are energetic. When we are secure in ourselves, we are courageous. When we are strong in ourselves, we are empowered.
We can feel our power leave us when we get caught up in fear, it keeps us from being strong in ourselves.
However, we cannot make changes and focus on healing and saving the world without healing ourselves first. We cannot serve others if we do not serve ourselves first. Another wise quote from Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” If we want the world to feel strong, empowered, and brave start with feeling that within yourself.
Looking inward to ground yourself is balancing your Root Chakra (Muladhara). This energy center is where we build our foundation for grounding, security, stillness, courage, individuality and health. It is the first of the seven major energy centers of our body, located at the base of our spine; it is here where we connect with our physical body, environment, and Earth. The survival center, fight or flight responses stem from this Chakra.
The Root Chakra is where we draw our life force and where the seat of raw energy or kundalini rises. This raw energy is transmitted to the other six chakras. We are able to harness courage, the willingness to live, and resourcefulness from the energy of Muladhara. It connects us with the spiritual energy, triumphs, and challenges of our ancestors. We might store ancestral memories like war, famine, and natural disasters in the Muladhara and create unconscious generational patterns.
It connects us to the physical world, we can feel this Chakra by putting our feet in the grass or on the earth. With a balanced Root Chakra, we will feel a strong connection to the earth, secure with what we have, and find strength in change and through change. We will feel rooted in Mama Earth and have the perseverance that comes with courage to do what is necessary for ourselves.
We can work on balancing it in many ways. One way, which our Moon Mama + Alchemist Debra Haugen poured her heart into, is the Root Chakra Ceremonial Bath to ground you so that you can honestly step into your transformation and growth.
Below is a list of other ways to work with the Root Chakra to feel grounded in yourself.
Element: Earth. Connect to it in the ways that feel right for you, sit under a tree, take a hike, etc.
Organs/Glands Governed by the Root Chakra: The skeletal structure, reproductive organs, large intestine, immune system, kidneys, blood.
Color: Red. Bring this color into your wardrobe and home decor, light red candles, take a Chakra Bath.
Affirmations: I am safe in the world around me. I am courage and strength. I belong in this world. I am a part of Mother Earth. I am at peace with my surroundings, with the people and the events that occur.
Gemstone Therapy: Red Calcite soothes imbalances; assists in all physical healing because of its relationship with the base chakra; centers and grounds; eases and releases fear and negative emotions; provides emotional protection; reduces stress; provides stability and inner strength. Smoky Quartz offers protection when we feel threatened at the survival level; supports one in overcoming negative energies; relieves depression; enhances and encourages inner strength and courage. Garnet promotes actions leading to abundance; utilizes creative energy; connects you to your sensuality; increases willpower. Ruby inspires passion and enhances sensory awareness; recharges your energy levels. Red Jasper for grounding; stability; cleansing and balancing; gives one courage to speak out. Black Tourmaline is strong grounding vibration to Mother Earth; blocks negativity; relieves anxiety; protective.
Nutrition: Beets, ginger, or carrots, foods with roots and foods that are high in protein, such as eggs, beans, and nuts.
Essential Oils: Sandalwood, Cedar, Rosewood, Ginger, Cloves, Black Pepper, Rosemary, Sage. Use as aromatherapy on your sheets at night or in your diffuser.
Sound Therapy: The root vibrates in harmony to “C” Note.
Yoga Poses: Child Pose, Mountain Pose, Garland Pose, Triangle Pose, Low Lunge Quad Stretch, Goddess Pose
Skincare: An herbal steam to cleanses and improves blood flow. Detox and supercharge your complexion with our Mineral Face Masque to remove free radicals and draw toxins from the skin. The Organic Forest Alchemy Gem Juice Hydrosol is incredibly healing to the skin and is made from trees that carry ancient wisdom. This earth knowledge grounds us and reminds us of our own ancient divinity. Our Organic Ruby Face Créme removes toxins from the blood leaving you with clear, healthy skin. Our Ruby gem essence is full of fire and passion. It ignites your root chakra, increasing vitality and chi.
We are only able to stand together if we can stand strong in ourselves. We stand with Standing Rock not physically, but in our day to day decisions. We can make decisions that will impact the oil industry and those who want believe water is not a right but a commodity by choosing not to purchase bottled water; by taking the train home this holiday instead of a plane; choosing our time in our vehicles with care so that we spend less gas; spending more this holiday to support local businesses instead of running to stores that offer cheaper prices. When we link arms to control the demand they have to listen ~ they only supply what we demand so let’s demand change. Let’s make choices that work together to be the voice that Mother Nature and our society so desperately need.
We want to support you in finding your strength so that you can share your strength and courage with those in your life ~ it is our way of linking arms. So we are offering $20.00 off our Root Chakra Baths for those of you who have read this article. Use the code ROOT at checkout.
Sending love and light to you my moon family,