Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the root.
Anxiety is one of the major plagues of the human condition.
Have you ever considered that Earth truly isn’t such a scary place and that the people truly are not so bad, just hurt, and nervous?
Let’s explore the importance of strong root chakra, where lies a hidden spark of divine waiting to get expressed
What is The Root chakra?
Located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety, security, and belonging on this earthly journey.
The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.”
Muladhara or, the Root chakra; symbolic of Earth, grounding, and our relationship to Mother Nature.
When we have a weak root chakra, we fear, we feel nervous, we feel unsafe. We forget to feel the path beneath our feet as we walk.
We resist our bodies and use our minds to judge and categorize as a means of having some form of control over the constant rush of life.
It feels as though we are children and our mothers have left us stranded in the jungle, as we transition into fight or flight mode, guarding ourselves with a wall of hardness and austerity to protect our soft insides from a tiger attack.
The hardest people are usually the most frightened, wrapped in defense mechanisms, and protected from vulnerability.
Anxiety! A constant worry that there is not enough for me, that we will run out, that we are not provided for.
A feeling of abandonment, we forget that Mother Earth is constantly supporting us.
Disconnection with the Muladhara and therefore, a detachment from Mother Earth comes hand in hand with living in modern western society.
The anxiety that exists behind the glamour of western society
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Behind the glamour and industrial growth that appears to be the successful result of western civilization, lies an insecure and anxious society.
A society that is overproducing the Earth’s natural resources in order to fulfill its internal nervousness for control and power.
Have you ever been so anxious that you resort to eating?
You consume and consume and consume to feel whole, to feel fulfilled, to feel stable, but it is never enough.
So, you must eat it all, fast! Until you’re left feeling sick and regretful.
As long as you are trying to become, trying to get somewhere, trying to attain something, you are quite literally moving away from the Truth itself.
Despite my cynical perception of the western world, I wholeheartedly believe we are not cruel-hearted people.
I believe the imbalanced system is a microcosm of the West’s collective disconnect with the root chakra.
Money is an illusion of security
In an existence that is so detached from Earth’s grounding roots, we all constantly seek security.
For the West, money has become symbolic of that safety and security; we love what makes us feel safe.
Therefore, we strive for excess money, possessions, beauty, and popularity while failing to realize our attempt at measuring worth through numbers, is aimless, as numbers are infinite.
There is no point of equilibrium. There is no peace. We can never be enough. We can never have enough.
Yet the whole system is designed to get you to fantasise about having what we cannot reach. We feel nervous to fulfil tiresome jobs and treat ourselves as robots to earn a pay check at the end of the week.
And it is so competitive!
One may snub you if you do not happen to match the excess that they have accumulated. One will stare at you with envy if you have something they do not.
Constant comparison, constant upgrades, constant production makes it impossible to feel grateful for what we have been provided with, what we already have, further departing us from our root chakra’s wisdom of realizing we all have exactly what we need for this life.
Again, not our fault.
As I mentioned earlier, the traumatized child build’s defense mechanisms that harden him into adulthood and protect his vulnerability, we build walls of ego to prevent others from seeing how scared we truly are inside.
The ability to provide for one’s family is an ancient practice that connects all humans from the beginning of time together.
Money replaces hunting in its modern function of providing sustenance for one’s family. However, when we see that “Mr. So, and So” has a bigger home, a better car, or maybe we see someone more physically beautiful or confident than ourselves, it strikes a primal reaction within us.
That primitive energy within that strives to be alpha, the desire to provide the most for one’s family, to be seen as the most powerful.
Or the desire to be the most beautiful, brings power and security.
A society that claims it is progressively civilized still exists within this paradigm of ancient competitiveness. However, nowadays it is constantly advertised on our faces. Social media creates a platform where people can routinely flaunt their excesses, leaving everyone insecure in their pursuit to compete.
How could there ever possibly be world peace where even countries are fighting over who is the most modern, industrial, and wealthy?
It is no wonder Donald Trump the billionaire was voted as president; people will see safety in money.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.”
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.Leo Tolstoy
There is no point of equilibrium. There is no peace. We can never be enough.
Returning back to our Mother Earth
However, now that we know money can never truly bring us peace, due to its never-ending competition (thanks to the infinite nature of numbers) how can we feel safe?
How can we feel secure in ourselves? How can we stop comparing?
Well, we return home to the mother that has been waiting and supporting us this whole time; Mother Earth.
Let’s ground ourselves. Sit with nature.
Realize you do not have to be anybody. Realize your Mother Earth does not need you to be a billionaire, or have a million followers on Instagram, or look like a model.
Mother Earth loves us for who we are. She supports us with whatever we do, even when it hurts her. Once we realize, we are accepted for exactly who we are, we begin feeling safe at home.
We feel safe in our bodies. Our mind calms down. We soften. We let love in. We allow ourselves to be nurtured by Mother Earth and by God.
We realise the Earth truly isn’t such a scary place, and the people truly are not so bad, just hurt and confused. Soften and relax.
Many of us already try to get to this point through drugs and alcohol that numb the mind.
But alas, those mechanisms are temporary. We can get to a place of peace without external influences when we soften, relax, and accept ourselves for who we are. We escape competitive mode and just be.
And no, this doesn’t happen so quickly, and it is far easier said than done. I’m still working on it myself and still trying to heal and accept myself. No one is perfect. But nevertheless, I love you and I am here for you.
If you lose the money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all.Eleanor Roosevelt
A society that is ripping the earth of its resources in order to fulfill its internal nervousness for control and power.
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