Core issues are with us all the time but become especially triggered during times of change. It is helpful to be aware of which of our core issues are being triggered and in need of balancing/healing. This clarity allows us to be more effective in managing the challenges presented by the inevitable changes we encounter.
The following chart gives you an idea of which issues reside in which energy center.
|Root||Mother/Victim||Survival Self Care|
|Solar Plexus||Warrior/Servant||Personal Power
Power of Choice
Ability to Envision
|Crown||Spiritual Master/Egoist||Spiritual Connection|
As we move through life, external events, people and our life stage itself (transitions between one time of life and another such as young adulthood, mid-life crisis, or aging) can and do trigger the energies in our field. How we respond/or not and deal with them determines to a large extent the quality of our experience. The more conscious and equipped with techniques that are effective, the smoother things go.
As you reference the chart above, think about how you have been impacted in the present or past.
Awareness of how your energy is resonating sets you on your way to developing a steadier and more graceful passage through whatever challenge you are facing.
Core Issues and the Root Chakra
For instance, if early in life when your root chakra was developing there was a situation that contributed to a disturbance or imbalance there, then any kind of change is going to rumble powerfully through your system setting off physiological reactions that make it difficult to do what you need to do.
In the present you could be experiencing a loss of security brought about by a job situation, or loss of a person, place or thing that you counted on or even just moving from one place to another (literally or figuratively). This may bring up powerful inner turmoil from previous losses creating a sense of overwhelm that makes you feel unable to cope and move forward. If the original experience is addressed and cleared from your system energy is freed up and available to deal with your present dilemma in a more functional way.
The root chakra is our foundation, both internally and externally and a shift in one affects the other. If we are firmly grounded within then we can negotiate change with ease and are not thrown into panic or debilitating fear.
Modern life and especially the current world situation almost certainly will bring up issues related to the root chakra for all of us! Having practices that clear the past, bring us into the present and ground and center our minds and emotions are key to freeing up and stabilizing our foundation so we can bring our best to life.