Root Chakra Health Stabilizes Mind Function
Our minds tend toward analyzing, planning, or preoccupation with a variety of concerns, worries, and stresses. When we are focused on these mental states our energy fields are affected. Habitual thoughts, positive or negative, create ripples throughout our being that have repercussions on an emotional and physical level. They also influence choices, decisions and health.
To change this and support the positive influences and decrease the negative ones we can become aware of the daily conversations in our heads. It can be surprising to note the incessant stream of chatter, the ongoing commentary regarding life: events, experiences, people, places and things going on.
This chatter is common in the human mind. The process is common but the specific content of the stream of thought is based on one’s conditioning. We all form beliefs as we go through life. These may be the result of one strong event or an accumulation of messages received over time. Attitudes are formed from the beliefs and behavior follows. Many of the beliefs we live with were formed in childhood and have never been explored by an adult mind to determine if they are still useful!
Safety, security, belonging are feelings that reflect the state of your energy system
Road Map to Heal and Expand Creativity, Insight and Spirituality
Each of the energy centers develops at a different time in our lives registers a thoughts, feelings, memories and beliefs related to that center. In essence the chakra system provides us with a road map that can help us discover what may be impeding us, know what is most effective in releasing it and opening to a clear level of consciousness that allows us to express more of our higher functions E.G., insight, intuition and spiritual knowing (versus spiritual belief).
A Healthy Root Chakra Helps Stabilize the Mind
The root chakra is the first to develop in life. It carries a lot of information re: safety, security and belonging. It is the foundation of our being. It affects our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and functioning. It is the bedrock upon which all else builds. If it is unbalanced or shaky (and for most of us it is as no one had a perfect early childhood!) then the rest of our body-mind is affected in how it grows and develops.
Before answering the questions sit for a moment and sense how you feel regarding the issue rather than how you think about it. Very often our thoughts give us information about how we wish things were as opposed to what our deepest feelings may be. Observing how you feel or noting what shows up in your life can give you more information about unconscious beliefs than your everyday mind. It can also be helpful to note your inner dialogue when you notice someone else having what you say you desire for yourself.
Healing is an ongoing process requiring patience, perseverance and persistent kindness with your self. These questions are aimed at helping you gain more self knowledge so you may begin to align your life with healthy principles of self care.
Questions for Beginning to Release Faulty Foundational Beliefs
1. Are my relationships healthy and life enhancing? Do I struggle with maintaining healthy relationships? Are there relationships that are not healthy, harmful or not serving me well that I cling to and have trouble releasing? How can I improve this area or situation in my life?
2. Am I connected to my body and its needs? Do I attend to my need for rest, regular intake of healthy/adequate food, and exercise? How can I reconnect with my body and respond respectfully to its needs?
3. Do I consistently experience life as a healthy balance of giving and receiving? Do I experience a healthy exchange of energy between myself and others, nature, and the material world in general? What would help me to connect with this experience?
4. Is it hard for me to change non-beneficial patterns of thinking, feeling or believing? What would help me be more open to change in this regard?
5. Do I struggle to stand up for myself in the world? How could I feel more courage and strength within, more entitlement in the material world?
6. Can I welcome positive change? What would help me feel a safer and more secure foundation that would allow me to embrace change, welcome the new and live life as an adventure?
7. Do I look outside myself for comfort, security, belonging, or protection? How can I feel more security, safety, sense of belonging within myself? How can I learn to comfort and soothe myself?