Monday, December 7, 2009
From the Energetic Body to the Page: Discovering the Self ~ Part 4: Chakra 1
Chakra 1: Muladhara ~ Root • Survival • Tribal Power • The Right to Have, To Be • Earth
The 1st chakra is our energetic body foundation. Without a strong sense of grounding, we have a difficult time in the physical world. This is where our most basic needs get met, and development of this chakra begins at birth (some say before birth, when we choose to manifest on the earth plane), with the most rapid development happening in the first few years of our lives. If we felt safe and nurtured growing up, we have a good chance of having a balanced first chakra. If we had dysfunctional families, we might need to do a little work (or allow ourselves a little play) to feel safe, grounded and balanced.
The first chakra is also about our connection to our “tribe”. The first tribe being our families, then perhaps school, friends, work, country. The tribe helps us to build our foundation. The tribe should eventually help us to create relationships with others and to build a strong sense of self.
Prompt: Write about the color red without mentioning the word red.