“Before you can give of yourself to others, you must know what of yourself you have to give. Every person is special. In all the land, there is only one of you, possibly two but seldom more than sixteen” – Amy Sedaris
Day Four: The road to recovery is paved with thorns.
After yesterday’s throat charka exercise, I thought let’s just tackle the rest of them. Now I know that not all of my chakras are closed but for the sake of this experiment I’m going to treat them as if they are.
The root chakra is all about grounding…feeling safe. Rather being in your surroundings or within your own skin. Located at the base of the spine, the healing process is all about meditation and grounding. I’m going to try the Buddhist form of meditation that I mentioned in an article I posted by the Mind Valley Academy yesterday.Healing the root chakra.
Now don’t just go googling, “healing root chakra”. There are a TON of different ways from, as I mentioned, meditation to getting a pedicure. You need to find what works best for you.
As I said before, the root chakra is all about being grounded. Not like your mother used to do when you got a bad grade, but grounded as in one with the earth. The way I practice this is (if it wasn’t 10° outside) I stand barefoot outside, preferably soft grass, in mountain pose, close my eyes and visualize my feet are roots that are traveling out and downward into the earth. If you are pagan or wiccan you can call out to Gaia to assist you. Again, do what every feels comfortable to you. The goal is to let go of all of the negative energy that has been blocking you.
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You can also listen to earthy music or go for a walk in the woods. As I said before, it’s freezing here so I plan on light yoga and meditation. For a full list of things to help you open a blocked root chakra, I highly suggest reading this article by lonerwolf.com.
Four days in and I can safely say I feel lighter. Unplugging and blocking all negative energies has been therapeutic. I know I have a long way to go but I feel at least I’m heading in the right direction to starting this year off right. If you know me, you know that 2017 was horrid. It was a total yin/yang year. I traveled (a lot). Lost friends, gained some, my dog almost died on me and my daughter had a daughter. After all of that, I had to deal with the fact my body is not impervious and spent the remainder of the year recovering after surgery.
This is going to be the year of me. I’m going to finish my WIP, continue to learn my craft through research and meditation, and regain my voice. How hard can it be? Don’t answer that.
Song of the Day: Love her cover of this song.