The Chakras of Matter The first three chakras, starting at the base of the spine are chakras of matter. They are more physical in nature. We will begin with the first Chakra of Matter-Root Chakra – Mūlādhāra
The Root Chakra is named Mūlādhāra in sanskrit. The Root Chakra is the first of our energy centers and forms the basis and the starting point for our development. The vital life force energy of Root Chakra begins at conception and continues with life force energy dividing the cells during Embryogenesis. The spinal column begins to develop from the bottom (root chakra) moving to up (crown chakra), and then organs begin to develop.
The energies of the Root Chakra help us to feel grounded and connected to this Earth, giving us a place for our life to ‘take root’ and for the flow of energies to propel us forward on our life journey. When these energies are stuck, stagnant, imbalanced, or blocked, our vitality and zest for life are also compromised.
Imbalance in life force energy in the Root Chakra can leave us feeling restless or experiencing a lack of energy, which may be expressed as anxiety, worry, panic, depression, frustration, resentment, anger/rage, or having no interest in the world or in our own survival. We may also experience symptoms such as being threatened, chronically feel as if we don’t fit in or belong, and experience insecurity and low self-esteem. Mental signs: poor focus, disorganized, pessimism, negative thinking about life and narrow thinking
The journey to heal trauma /psychological wounds held in Root chakra is facilitated by deeper work with psychotherapy (i.e. trauma psychotherapy), Reiki-Tummo, specific yoga asanas, tai chi, and movement meditation that removes stagnate accumulated emotional energies. There are 14 variables of the kind of sounds which the conduits to the root chakra make in normal conditions, but due to variables of needs and desires and stresses of modern lifestyles, these sounds become redundant, hence the feed back to hippocampus part of the brain is stopped, thus resulting brain deciding on curtailing to and fro energy from root chakra, which translates into physical, emotional and biological ailments.
The energy of Root chakra allows us to harness courage, resourcefulness and the will to live during challenging times. Root chakra connects us with spiritual energies of our ancestors, and our ancestors challenges and triumphs. Since Root Chakra carries our ancestral memories, basically everyone experiences challenges or imbalances within Root chakra.
The Karmas of our past lives and current life Karma, like seeds, also rest in the energy field of Root Chakra. The seeds that were planted lay dormant or latent, but when the conditions are met, the seeds/energies will manifest/present/arise in many forms: mental, emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual.
From every thought, intention, or act that we perform or have performed, a seed is sown in the Root Chakra and will sooner or later rise into the light. In each lifetime, we have planted innumerable seeds.
The first of the seven energy centers, Mūlādhāra is also the most dense of the seven chakras. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all chakra colors. Red is the slowest of all the wavelengths within the visible spectrum, yet, it is the most stimulating color. It pulls the retina forward so all of our energy and attention is focused outward.
That is why we use red color for the stop lights and stop signs. The root chakra color commands attention. It signals danger to us. We act immediately. Red is the color of the life force. It is the color of blood and the first color we come into contact when we are born. Red means energy and our connection with the Earth and carries the promise of survival.
Disappointment is not necessarily something negative. It means a transition, a step in our development, a teaching. Every learning step in our life is accompanied by the correction of a false idea, by “disillusionment”. The Mūlādhāra Chakra is often full to the brim with painful disillusionments. But, when we work our way through these misfortunes with wisdom they are transformed into valuable experiences and opportunities for development.
For as long as we live we will be confronted with problems. The ignorant take them merely as a nuisance and misfortune, but the wise regard them as valuable and beneficial experiences. When we learn from them and begin to work on ourselves we progress in our spiritual development. If we do not do this we remain stuck in the suffering and continue to replay the painful lessons.