Healing the First Chakra (Muladhara) is a vital part of Relational Energy Healing. All of us need a healthy and vibrant physical body. Exercise and healthy food supply the red chakra with much of what it needs, but we also need to be rooted into the etheric web of the Earth. We must be in energetic contact with the living planet beneath us.
When root chakra cords are weakly or reluctantly attached to the living planet we will feel like orphans; that we don’t belong here. Root chakra cords from the First Chakra and also from the feet chakras provide essential connections to the natural world. Mother Earth is the base note, the fundamental beat, of our physical manifestation. Without her maternal support we cannot grow up strong; we dare not take on the risk to become fully potent, passionately alive. And without such aliveness, we will never develop into our full potential: as fully embodied creative and spiritual beings.
Muladhara Chakra (and other chakra images on this site) are courtesy of Trebor Smith of Satori Vision Graphics
Our animal body is the link between Earth and Spirit, and is the launching pad for our wings of divine desire. Our sensual nature urges us to fly, to feast, to hunt, to survive… and to fully immerse ourselves in the Divine creation. And then, from the depths of matter, we begin to awaken.
The first chakra is linked with the ovaries and testes: the life-generating endocrine glands. Our animal body springs from the earth and from the vitality of our DNA/heritage energies.
Our personal development in Muladhara (Mula = root, Adhara = support) requires both roots (to Mother Earth) and wings (basic trust in exploring the living world). Poet Mary Oliver points the way for us, in her marvelous poem Wild Geese,
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile, the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across landscapes,
over the prairies and deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
- Wild Geese, from Dream Work (1986) by Mary Oliver.
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