Exploring the Depths of the Root Chakra

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Exploring the Depths of the Root Chakra: Connecting with Your True Self



In the world of spirituality, chakras play a significant role in balancing our body, mind, and spirit. Chakras are the energy centers in our body that are responsible for regulating the flow of energy. The root chakra, located at the base of the spine, is the first and most important chakra in our body. It is responsible for our sense of safety, security, and grounding. 


Exploring the Depths of the Root Chakra:

The root chakra is associated with the element of earth and is represented by the color red. It is responsible for our basic needs such as food, shelter, and safety. It is also responsible for our physical and emotional well-being. 


The Challenges of the Root Chakra

You can change your life by looking at the wisdom in your first chakra and seeing where you may be blocked or held back by beliefs tied to family loyalty or expectations that are not serving your highest good. Perhaps your body is showing you that fear is stopping you. 

If you are struggling in your relationships, especially with issues of trust, this is a root chakra issue. Some people just never feel safe at some level, in their jobs, or they feel there is never enough money, or no matter what they do, they can never get ahead- these are all first chakra issues. 

Fortunately, this can be cleared, and you can shift your thinking, beliefs and actions so that you are experiencing the safety you deserve. It begins at the unconscious and energetic level and that is where we are working in this chakra. 

Since energy flows up, if your energy is blocked in the root chakra, it is limiting the flow of energy in your body, potentially impacting your health, success in relationships or with money, or in your career. 

Causes of Root Chakra Blockages

Birth trauma, abandonment, physical neglect, poor physical bonding with mother, malnourishment, feeding difficulties, major illness or surgery, physical abuse or violent relationships, enema abuse or inherited trauma (holocaust survivors, war veterans, poverty conditions). 


Excessive Energy- Spins Fast (No Harmony)

Fear of changeBoredomRigid boundaries
LethargicMaterial fixationStruggle to achieve goals
Weak ego structureOvereatingEating disorders
OverabundanceInsensitiveFeeling spacey, distracted, scattered.
Unable to relaxSluggish, lazy, tiredQuick mood swings
DomineeringBowel disorders like constipation and/or diarrheaAddiction to security
DepressionChronic illnessDifficulty letting go
HibernatingCold heartedSexual energy entirely genital

Deficient Energy- Spins too Fast (No Harmony)


Cold feetUncommittedcowardice
UndisciplinedSuspiciousAbsent minded
MasochisticSecond thoughtsuneasiness
Little interest in sexUnderweightChronic disorganization
Fearful/panicDisconnected from bodyNo confidence
Poor focus and disciplineHopelessnessSense of not belonging
Poor boundariesAnxious, restless, can’t settleFinancial difficulty
Can’t achieve goalsSuicidal 

Imbalances in the Root Chakra

Tension in this chakra means you view the world through a filter of fear and insecurity while very high stress may actually feel like a threat to survival. 

Physical Imbalances


Yeast infectionsDrug addictionsBladder problems
CandidaLower back pain, herniated discs, and spinal issuesSciatica problems
ArthritisLiving in the pastUrethral problems
Heart diseaseColon disordersFluid retention
Gynecological problemsMale reproductive problems 

Psychological Imbalances Symptoms


Identity crisisRecklessness & CarelessnessAccident prone
Dependent personalityBeing in survival modeWeak ego structure
Drug addictions  

Physical Symptoms of Root chakra imbalance

  • Eating disorders
  • Disorders of the bowel, anus, large intestines
  • Frequent illness (Can be deficient and/or excessive)
  • Disorders of solid parts of the body- bones, teeth, etc. 
  • Issues with legs, feet, knees, base of spine, buttocks. 

Balanced Root Chakra

Feeling incredibly healthyStableRelaxed
TrustingSecureMaterial prosperity
Abundance of energyAbundance thinking in all areas of lifeCenteredness
CalmnessPreparedLots of common sense
At ease with yourself-mentally & physicallyProper weight; physically fitHappiness in job/career
General sense of well-being & satisfaction with lifeFeeling of security and safetyEase of letting go of people, places, situations, and things that are no longer needed.

The Root Chakra and ADHD

By their very nature children are intuitive and empathic. Everyone comes into the world connected to a sixth sense that ends up being diminished over time as we get older. Our sixth sense is our ability to connect to the spiritual realm and the world around us. 

Children naturally retain this sixth sense for the first 7 years of life until they are socially conditioned by caregivers and those around them. During the first few years of life, the upper chakras are extremely active. The Crown, Throat, Heart, and Third Eye chakras are spinning at full speed. 

It takes some time for the lower chakras to be completely active. The spirit is still learning to ground itself in the physical world and connect to the Earth. The upper chakras govern our etheric body and aura while the lower chakras govern how we interact physically in the world around us. 

Children are able to connect easily to the spiritual realm and pick up on other people’s emotions, are connected to nature, and have an unexplainable bond with certain individuals. 

More and more children over the last several years are presenting signs of unbalanced upper chakras. It’s manifesting as ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Autism, and Anxiety. 

Some of these issues can be related to Indigo children and their purpose on earth, but most are because of an imbalance in the upper chakras. 

Kids with ADHD have an extremely slow and potentially “disconnected” root chakra, as well as having a Third Eye and Crown chakra that are far too active. 

These children have too many messages coming at them from the spiritual realm and their physical world isn’t connected at all. These children need to ground themselves and play outside more often. 


Connecting with Your True Self: 

Connecting with your true self is a process that involves exploring the depths of your root chakra. By doing so, you can understand your true nature and unlock your full potential. Here are some ways to connect with your true self through exploring the depths of the root chakra: 


  1. Grounding exercises: Grounding exercises are an excellent way to connect with your root chakra. These exercises involve visualizing roots growing from your feet into the earth, helping you feel more grounded and secure. 


  1. Mindfulness: Practicing mindfulness can help you connect with your true self by allowing you to be present in the moment. This can be achieved through meditation, yoga, and other forms of mindful practices. 


  1. Self-reflection: Self-reflection is another effective way to connect with your true self. It involves taking time to examine your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. By doing so, you can identify patterns that may be holding you back and make changes accordingly. 



Q: What are the signs of an imbalanced root chakra? 

  1. An imbalanced root chakra can manifest in several ways, including feelings of anxiety, fear, or insecurity. Physical symptoms may include lower back pain, digestive issues, and insomnia. 


Q: How can I balance my root chakra? 

  1. You can balance your root chakra by practicing grounding exercises, eating grounding foods, and using grounding essential oils such as patchouli or cedarwood. 


Q: Can connecting with my true self help me in my relationships? 

  1. Yes, connecting with your true self can help you build healthier and more authentic relationships. When you are in touch with your true self, you are better able to communicate your needs and boundaries. 



The root chakra is the foundation of our energy system, and exploring its depths can help us connect with our true selves. By practicing grounding exercises, mindfulness, and self-reflection, we can unlock our full potential and live a more fulfilling life. 

Remember to take care of your root chakra, and it will take care of you. Exploring the depths of the root chakra: Connecting with your true self is an ongoing process, but with dedication and commitment, you can achieve balance and harmony in your life. 

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