Fear and anxiety are normal responses to times of uncertainty and change. However, they do not have to upend our health and lives. We can learn to create a strong resilient inner presence that helps to weather whatever storm we may be encountering on our life’s journey .
Grounding through the root chakra quiets fear and anxiety
We all meet fear and anxiety at some point in our lives. There was a time when I believed that knowledge alone could quell the fires of fear and quiet the storm of anxiety that can agitate the mind, breed turbulent emotions, disturb sleep and numb us into inaction. I found that not to be the case! Information can be a great first step. By itself knowledge and the everyday mind are not capable of quieting the fears and anxieties that can shake our foundations.
The discovery that it is necessary to have methods to transform knowledge into inner knowing, a felt experience that shifts our default patterns, was a doorway to freedom for me. The most effective approaches I found were those that included a comprehensive approach that included energy work. This approach offers both a means for elimination of fear and anxiety, as well as the means to build positive life enhancing energies.
Chakra System Offers Help though Map of Consciousness
The root chakra is the foundation of our physical and psychological being. It is also the primary culprit when fear and anxiety arise. A strong balanced root chakra allows us to face life without being overtaken by unnecessary fear. A healthy root gives us what we need to respond to difficult, stress filled situations from a grounded strength .
The root chakra is located at the base of your spine and is the first to develop after birth. This energy center is the foundation of your energy system, the seat of your physical vitality (Kundalini).
Physically the root correlates with the adrenal glands and all bony structures. It provides support and a framework for both the physical, psychological and spiritual body.
We learn to crawl, walk and stand as the root chakra expands and comes online. At that same time we are putting down roots in the world absorbing messages about safety and belonging.
Trauma, family stress and a lack of appropriate nurturing during the first few years of life can unbalance root chakra energies. Early disruption of this energy is recorded within the system. One result is that reactions to later losses or upsets such as loss of a job, living situation or person in your life can feel amplified. Who among us in the first five years of life did NOT have some circumstance that left its mark on our ability to feel totally safe and secure within the world? My experience is that it is part of the human condition and simply needs to be addressed and not denied or battled with ceaselessly
Overcome fear and Anxiety: My Mother, My Self
The positive archetype for the root chakra is the Earth Mother. A person with strong, positive root energy honors and cares for the body as a sacred vessel that carries them in the material world. Physical needs are well cared for. This results in healthy vitality. It also means that there is an abundant energy flow upward to nurture the higher chakras.
Physically the root chakra governs the immune, skeletal and lower digestive systems. When root energies are out of balance the physical issues that present are: poor balance, sciatica, chronic fatigue, bowel disorders knee, and leg or foot problems.
Emotionally a lack of first chakra energy can manifests as being too rigid and not being open to options for change. Change can also be difficult if you are overly grounded. This shows itself as being overly controlling, or lacking in imagination or initiative.
If root energy is steady and balanced you can transcend fear. Thoughts of loss do not disturb your inner peace, sap your strength or drain your vitality.
Fear does not always show up as an outright anxiety disorder or phobia. It can also appear as shyness, dread or fear of criticism. Many people feel fear as an absence of security or as difficulty experiencing inner stability, safety and comfort.
A Strong balanced Root Chakra energy enables you to:
Be open to opportunities that can emerge from the unknown
Experience an inner source of comfort, soothing and ease
Tolerate ambiguity, paradox and not knowing
Move through change with more fluidity
Feel inner security, stability and safety
Care for self in healthy ways