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Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Sankrit Meaning: Mul(Root)adhara(Support)

The Money Chakra

Our root chakra is what grounds us. It keeps us tethered to our connection with earth.

It’s the foundation on which we build ourselves upon. It supports our confidence, our strength and our overall sense of well being. The root chakra is where all of our core functions are stored. The genetic memories of our ancestors, per se. Our survival instincts and the raw essential needs we all have as humans.

It is tied to our sense of security, meaning it can make us feel safe or unsafe. It also has the ability to make us feel as though we live in abundance or scarcity, which means it is also tied to our quality of life and our financial situations. That’s right, your root chakra has the ability to influence the amount of money you have.

Since our life force energy flows upward, from the earth, it’s important for our base chakra to be clear. This allows energy to flow onward to the following six.

You have to start somewhere, and making sure you have a solid foundation on which to stand paves the way for the rest of you and the remarkable things you can accomplish as a whole.

When our root chakra is blocked or out of alignment with us, it can cause all sorts of negative manifestations both physically and mentally.

Physical manifestations include:

  • Pain in Lower Body (feet, knees, legs hips)

  • Sciatica

  • Digestive Issues

  • Prostate Problems

  • Eating Disorders (Which might fall under mental)

  • Immune System Problems

Mental manifestations include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Feeling of Not Belonging

  • Jealousy

  • Co-Dependency

  • Indecisiveness

  • Phobias

  • Addictions

Quality of life manifestations include:

  • Financial Stability

  • Hunger

  • Shelter

  • Strain on Relationships

Root Chakra Damage

The stability and strength of your root chakra is linked to how secure you felt as a child. If you felt safe, well fed and as if you had everything you needed, your root chakra became strong and doesn’t need much up keep. If you didn’t feel safe and well provided for, you could see some of these issues being common or repeating themselves in your life.

This doesn’t mean you were starved, malnourished, beaten or abandoned necessarily. Maybe you grew up watching your parents struggle with bills or not have much money for food. Maybe they did everything they possibly could to make sure you were well taken care of but sometimes you had to live off of potted meat and Ramen noodles.

Growing up like this can led you to feel like every penny you came across was sacred and to be cherished. You would now agonize over every money decision that crossed your path. Spending months debating on a twenty dollar decision. This is a kink in your root chakra that you consistently battle with.

Any number of things can cause your chakras to become blocked and cause negative manifestations in your body and life.

Mantras - can aid in clearing such blocks. Tell yourself everyday:

  • I am safe.

  • I am confident.

  • I am abundant.

  • I am healthy.

  • I am wealthy.

  • I have everything I need.

  • I am balanced.

  • I am grounded.

  • I am powerful.

  • I belong.

  • I am worthy.

  • I am strong.

Crystals (Really any red or black crystal should work)

  • Bloodstone

  • Red Jasper

  • Garnet

  • Smokey Quartz

  • Hematite

  • Black Tourmaline

  • Obsidian

  • Ruby

  • Rhodonite

  • Onyx

  • Shungite

  • Red Tigers Eye (or yellow)

  • Red Carnelian

  • Aragonite Star Clusters

Angels Associated with the Root Chakra:

  • Archangel Uriel - This Angel’s name means ‘Fire of God’. He will assist you with grounding your energy through the Base Chakra. Also, He supports cleansing and recharging the Muladhara, promoting courage in yourself. His colour is red and resonates with hematite and red jasper.

  • Guardian Angel Achaiah - This is the Angel of Nature and is a wonderful Angel to invoke for growth. I love to invoke this Angel to promote patience, confidence and determination when starting something new. This Angel resonates with ruby and yellow crystals.  

  • Archangel Michael - Archangel Michael will help you to cut ties from toxic people. He also gives you courage to face obstacles. Blue kyanite - The Sword of Truth - and sugilite resonate with this Angel.

  • Archangel Sammael - This Angel loves to see you full of self-confidence. So, at times when feelings of hopelessness have gotten the better of you, invoke this Angel to help. Sammael resonates with ruby.

  • Archangel Sandalphon - This Angel is the Guardian Angel of Prayer. I use garnet to invoke Sandalphon to strengthen my sense of security.

If healing through foods is your thing, you can eat yourself toward a healthy, unblocked root chakra with:

(Or pretty much any other red, natural food.)

  • Apples

  • Cherries

  • Red Peppers

  • Red Onions

  • Red Grapes

  • Beets

  • Radishes

  • Red Potatoes

  • Raspberries

  • Pomegranents

  • Watermelon

  • Tomatoes

  • Strawberries

  • Cranberries

The sense linked to the root chakra is smell. So Earthy smells are going to please the instincts. Some smells or better yet, essential oils for this are:

  • Arborvitae

  • Black Pepper

  • Blue Tansy

  • Cedarwood

  • Cilantro

  • Clove

  • Copaiba

  • Coriander

  • Douglas Fir

  • Ginger

  • Oregano

  • Patchouli

  • Rosemary

  • Spikenard

  • Wintergreen

Or you could use colour therapy and wear some red. Paint a room red (following the colour rules of feng shui of course) and spend some time in said room. Or just get some sort of red in your life, a painting, a candle, a Corvette.


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