Common Symptoms Addressed By Root Chakra Healing
1. Being constantly challenged in getting your primary needs met
Having enough money to get food or pay this month’s bills, having stable housing… If getting these basic needs met is a constant struggle for you, chances are that your root chakra will benefit from healing work. Root chakra healing focuses on getting you out of the detrimental cycle of behaviors and beliefs dominated by lack and scarcity.
2. Looming feelings of insecurity
If your first chakra is out of balance, you will notice that it is hard for you to feel safe in the world. This feeling of insecurity can manifest through constant worries about finances, health, where the world is going. You might even feel paranoid about every little thing.
We’re not talking about transitory concerns associated with circumstances that deserve your immediate attention, so you can address the issue at hand effectively. First chakra concerns are more deeply rooted in your psyche and tend to persist over time, acting as a lingering feeling of insecurity.
Root chakra healing consists in remedying these fears by allowing more supportive energy to come into your life and providing a solid foundation on which you can rest.
3. Fear is your main motivating factor
If you notice that your life is based on fear, root chakra healing could help. It aims at bringing a more balanced perspective, so your decision-making is more well-rounded and not based exclusively on survival instinct or “fight or flight” responses.
First chakra preoccupations regarding survival can often spin out of control when your support system and resources are not strong enough. By working at reinforcing your foundations and rooting yourself in stronger perceptions of safety, your can gain a greater awareness of your real needs and aspirations, and what needs to be done in order to fulfill them.
Key steps for in-depth healing of the root chakra
1. Anchoring yourself in your environment
Root chakra preoccupations relate to feeling safe in the world. Developing a harmonious relationship with your environment is key in fostering safety. How you feel in your immediate surroundings, from your home to your neighborhood and region matters in supporting the first chakra balance.
2. Connecting intimately with the earth
In order to heal root chakra imbalance, it’s important to connect directly to the earth. Go outside and walk on unpaved paths, dig your hands in the earth, plant seeds… These are all examples of personal connections with the earth element that will support the opening of the root chakra to a more grounded, sustainable energy flow.
If you do not have access to garden, walking outside to a park and pay attention to every step you make, feeling the contact of your feet to the ground. Make it a daily practice. The presence of plants in your immediate surrounding can also be helpful to bring the earth closer to you. Another way to connect with this elemental energy is to imagine grounding yourself deep into the earth by visualizing a grounding cord made a burgundy red light, uniting your root chakra to the center of the earth.
3. Physical activity promotes root chakra health
Let’s face it, the root chakra governs the quality of our physical presence and feeling of aliveness in our body. Physical activity, no matter big or small, supports root chakra healing. Any movement involving your feet and legs will be particularly helpful. When you feel your vital force, you connect with the strength of root chakra energy and grounded in your life.
4. Overcoming feelings of insecurity by learning self-reliance
To counter the tendency to worry about safety and well-being, an element characteristic of first chakra imbalance, long-lasting healing consists in reinforcing your belief that you’re OK in this world and can get what you need when you need it. Working on self-reliance, confidence, perceptions about resourcefulness in your life are key in healing the root chakra.
5. Discovering your true needs and aspirations
To heal the first chakra, you need to know what your true needs and aspirations are. This generally helps guide your course of action and decisions with regards to the place you want to live in, the work you want to do, and the people you want to surround yourself with. Without this awareness, you have more chances to be swayed by others’ opinions or circumstances, and miss the opportunity to meet your deepest needs.
Introspection and clarity are therefore keys to healing the root chakra. This is no small task, but with some time given to personal reflection and friendly advice, you will get in the right direction. Pay attention to limiting beliefs about yourself, and trust possibilities towards a better life.
6. Going from a psychology of scarcity to personal abundance
Remember that a psychology of lack and scarcity tends to self-perpetuate and reinforces limiting beliefs about your chances of success. Healing your root chakra aims at restoring confidence in your ability to provide for yourself and meet your basic needs easily.
An important step in healing root chakra concerns is to re-center the notion of material abundance on inner and non-material abundance. For instance, instead of assessing your level of wealth just base on your bank account, consider all the other types of riches you have in your life, from friendships to enjoyment of everyday pleasures. In the process, you will like have to reconsider personal beliefs about money and physical safety.
7. The root chakra and embodying the energy of manifestation
When healing the root chakra, it’s important to remember that the outer world is often a reflection of what is happening inside you. Your notion about what it means to be abundant in the material world is affected and affects your notion of inner balance and resourcefulness. In other words, your state of being translates into your ability to manifest in the material world.