Written by Algoth’s Grove
“Across the world, in every culture, it is the serpent who begins the transformation, we must stumble across the red desert of insecurity, doubt and fear to meet the serpent who will set us on the path to enlightenment.”
Number of Lotus Petals: 4
Organs: Nose (For senses), Anus
Crystals: Black Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper
Oils: Frankincense, Myrrh, Vetivert
Symbols: Masculine Triangle, Shiva Lingam (Grey), Serpent of Kundalini Shakti, Creation
Go stand outside.
Place your hands flat down on the earth.
Keep your feet flat on the earth.
Let your derriere touch the earth and root yourself.
Let your energy manifest in your mind’s eye like red roots that enter the earth.
Let those ruby red roots intertwine with Mother Nature and let them dig deep down into the core of her soul.
Now breathe through the roots that you have placed deep into the earth.
Breathe in her foundation.
Breathe out your pain.
Breathe in her security.
Breathe out your failures.
Breathe in her warmth.
Breath out your feelings of separation.
Breathe in her desires.
Breathe out your fear.
Now feel the back and forth secure connection between you and Mother Earth.
She is your first foundation and the greatest teacher that can be found. The animals of the land, the fish of the sea and the birds of the air know this connection, they use it to navigate their animalistic instinct, they use it to procreate, to survive, to live. This is your foundation and these roots are your starting point toward balance between being a complete spiritual human being, completely capable of moving through this life unscathed by trivialities.
The Root Chakra, situated between the perineum and the coccyx at the base of the spinal column. It should glow a bright red, but with insecurities, childhood traumas, sexual or physical abuse, and other experiences that have had a major impact on your life, or if you are a believer of reincarnation, on your previous lives, the root chakra begins to turn a dark muddy red. When the Muladhara is filled with fear, the individual will have great hang ups on their sexuality, they will be unable to find footing in this life and will experience many other harrowing problems which will hinder their development into living a wholesome life.
Everything begins at the base of the spine. This energy centre is your primal connection to this planet and after all you are not living on the astral, you are a spiritual being, yes, but it is your human experience that is your current developmental path and so if you are concentrating on opening your third eye, or ‘seeing spirits’ or even trying to find your clairvoyant or witchy gifts but your base chakra is underdeveloped, damaged or in dis-ease then your attempts will be half-assed and futile. You must begin at the bottom, so to speak…
According to the entire concept of the energy centres that have been traced back 4000 years ago in India, we have these 7 chakra points which are also a pathway. The pathway is led through approximately 72,000 nadi’s or channels and the most prominent or most documented is the Shushumna which leads straight up the spinal column. Around this column of energy, coil two serpents, Ida and Pingala. Ida is the feminine serpent that coils from the left. Pingala is the masculine serpent coiling from the right. This is your balance. The serpents and the column must be balanced by each main energy centre, each Chakra point, and each Chakra point demands that you begin at the root, that you begin at Muladhara.
The Root Chakra is governed and awakened by smell. Perfume on a woman or man for example can awaken an almost animalistic urge if it contains a smell that triggers something in the other person. Something from their past or something from an experience before. Smell carries memories and can turn a house into a home. When working with your Root Chakra it is imperative that you burn incense, oils or use some sort of smell to add to the working.
A working on the Root Chakra will bring every problem that you have faced to the fore. It will expose your deepest darkest desires, it will break apart your foundation and it will forge a new better one with which you can work. Muladhara makes no excuse for any being and in the root of this chakra lies the core of the negative and positive attributes of the Ego. It is what makes you human and it is what can turn a being into a vicious animal if it is in overdrive. Everything is about balance. Finding your fears, desires and physical lacking’s, facing them and accepting them does not mean you need to give into them. It means grounding yourself and accepting what you are as a human. This is not a spiritual identification but a purely human one. It is facing, accepting and trusting the shell that your spirit has chosen to live in.
Energetic flow through Muladhara is powerful and grounding. It will guide you toward finding not only your physical calling on this planet, but it will remove depression and anxiety, it will dispel fear and it will formulate a solid pathway for those feet of yours to get walking on.
Meditation for Muladhara
Here is an excellent video to play whilst meditating. You may Vibrate the seed sound, Lam, whilst doing the meditation or with the video.
Always wear comfortable clothes and make sure that during any meditation that you will not be disturbed for the duration of the meditation. Make sure that you have a journal every time that you work a meditation or magickal working.
Place the yantra of Muladhara in front of you. You can print the one below or find one that suits you better.
Seat yourself on the floor. Begin by performing Asvini Mudra (Here is a video to assist). Now breathe again and visualise your muladhara glowing bright red. It is a spinning disc, spinning not too fast and not too slow. As this disk spins breathe in all your wants, all your desires, all your goals, all your dreams. With every out breath, release your fears, release your doubts, release your insecurities. Become aware of the Shushumna, the column of energy that runs up your spine, allow the red glow of your muladhara to begin glowing up your spine. Become aware of the Iga and Pingala serpents that coil around the shushumna. Recognise in Iga, your feminine attributes that are a positive grounding in your life, release insecurities. Recognise in Pingala your masculine qualities that are positive to your future and release anger and fear. Now allow the serpents’s scales to glow a bright red and then disappear. Repeat these two steps as many times as necessary.
When you are done, come back to a space where you are able to breathe and journal your findings. If you have difficulty coming back to this space, remember that becoming aware of your breath and then aware of your toes and then following with the rest of your body works wonders.
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