Lay Strong Foundations With Root Chakra Crystal Healing
Let’s start our chakra journey by making our foundations strong and secure with Root Chakra Crystal Healing and Grounding, clearing of negative energies with White Sage (smudging), and paving the path for the rest of our chakra system to exist in a state of energetic balance.
If there is anything I like to over-do, then it’s grounding and clearing of my Root Chakra (also known as the Base Chakra). Once I’ve secured my foundations, only then can I move upwards my energetic body and find a balance within.
Root Chakra or Muladhara is our fundamental chakra enabling our survival and is a representation of our secure and stable home environment, personal security and stability, constantly influencing our confidence levels.
It is located at the tailbone and it provides us with a connection to the material world and a healthy sexual expression.
Lost your head ‘in the clouds’?
Blame it on your blocked Root Chakra!
An under-active Root Chakra can make you experience a disconnectedness from your body to the point where you don’t feel comfortable in it anymore.
Your body is your soul’s vessel for current incarnation and is something that your soul has essentially borrowed from the Earth. At the end of your life, the body you’ve been using will be returned to Mother Earth, but in the meantime, it’s important to return it ‘home’ regularly by grounding it back to its roots.
There are different ways you can do that.
It’s best to try different methods in order to find the one that resonates with you most, or try a combination of them to keep that Root Chakra grounded for good!
An open Root chakra grounds us to our surroundings and makes us present in the moment.
If your upper chakras are anything like mine and have the tendency to be overactive while lower chakras (especially Root Chakra) naturally slip into an under-active state, then you can relate to my struggle with not being present in the Now and focused on the world around me. This is where the expression ‘walking around with your head in the clouds’ comes to mind. And, darn, have I heard THAT too many times!
That’s why regular grounding is CRUCIAL for me to be able to be secure within myself, be comfortable in my own body and my decisions and not shy away from reality. I need to have a strong and clear Root Chakra in order to have the physical, emotional and financial safety that I desire. To me, having a balanced Root Chakra equals being confident in myself and what I do, and once I have that, I can do anything. Including healing the rest of my chakras for complete balance.
If you’re feeling disconnected with the world around you, insecure, nervous, lethargic, or if you’ve been experiencing the need to dominate and manipulate others and your environment, then balancing your Root chakra can be the answer to your problems.
Some of the Root chakra crystals that we can use for our Root chakra healing are Ruby, Bloodstone, Hematite, Red Jasper, Garnet and Smoky Quartz. They mostly come in shades of red and black to resonate with the colours of Root Chakra. I would advise healing your chakras with raw crystals as I find them more powerful.
Man of the hour – Smoky Quartz
Smoky Quartz is a powerful grounding stone with colour that varies from transparent to nearly black. It helps release mental blockages, alleviates negativity and acts as a protection against psychic attacks. It has the ability to connect the wearer and their energetic body to the Earth and to their physical rather than spiritual side. That enables them to focus on their physical experiences in this world by improving their consciousness.
When I started discovering chakra healing with crystals I wore a Smoky Quartz necklace, which laid a strong foundation for all my future healing. My Root Chakra resonates powerfully with this specific crystal and it’s helped me immensely with releasing old mental blockages that consisted of low self-confidence, limiting beliefs, negative self-image and negative self-talk.
Once I’ve cleared my Root Chakra with the help of Smoky Quartz, improved its vibration and brightened the colour of it, I was ready to start the rest of the healing process by continuing onto my Sacral Chakra and so on.
I’ve put a lot of work into my lower chakras, which resulted in more control over my emotions and my actions. My mental attitude has gone from chaotic to ‘cool as a cucumber’. Someone referred to me as that a few months ago, which threw me on my backside completely. I thought they must have been wrong, as I’ve always been scattered all over the place! But what I failed to notice was that by balancing my Root Chakra I have become less emotional, more balanced, peaceful and secure as a person. I felt proud for doing all that hard work and needless to say I am keeping crystals in my life for good! 🙂
Chakra crystal sets
For a quick everyday ‘fix’ I recommend using a set of chakra healing crystals. They’re usually pebble-sized, but you shouldn’t need much more than that to work with on a daily basis. They are also quite cheap and you can purchase them together in a packet – all seven chakra healing crystals/stones conveniently ready for you! Perfection.
However, make sure that if you use them quite often to clean them every few days or so in order to eliminate all the energetic residue leftover from your healing sessions. I find that of utmost importance. There are many ways to cleanse your crystals.
To find the method that sits best with you click here.
Negative energetic residue can hide in the smallest of corners so do smudge your living place and your altar at least once a week. Smudging with white sage is a very spiritually cleansing practice, as it clears your aura too (although the smell might not be so popular with the rest of your household).
I’ll take any excuse to perform a ritual involving White Sage or Incense sticks – I find it obligatory when moving into a new place (and I’ve moved A LOT this year!) in order to reset the room’s ‘memory’ and infuse it with my positive energies.
To find out more about your Root Chakra and its corresponding crystals click here.
Enjoy building your foundations, brick by brick! 🙂
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