Is money the “root” of your daily stress and livelihood issues? Discover how your body and money are connected, and learn what chakra is responsible for money and your financial situation.
What is the Root Chakra?
The first of the seven energy centers in our body, Root Chakra (also known as Muladhara in Sanskrit) represents our basic survival needs. This chakra serves as an energetic doorway to our earthly life and mother nature. Yes. Food, clothing and shelter are our most primal needs, but they all require money to have them. This means that the root chakra and money are connected.
One of the ways chakras become blocked is from a deluge of limiting or negative beliefs entering our energy field. We are often unaware when this is happening. Like a cosmic plumbing system, we think we are pouring positive thinking into our system, only to wake up one day to have the whole emotional kitchen sink backing up in our face.
If you are in a job that is not meeting your basic needs, if you are often frustrated, under financial stress or feel unsupported in your workplace and community, paying some attention to opening your Root Chakra may help.
Blocks in the Root Chakra align with beliefs such as, abundance makes me greedy, or, if I have more others will have less. Deep down you fear rejection and isolation if you ask for more for yourself.
But, keep in mind, ideas about money are energy and energy can be changed! Usually these ideas are unconsciously handed down generation to generation and take seed in early childhood. If you can, think back to your first job aspiration and the work you did to make your first dollar. Was it raking leaves, babysitting, mowing a lawn? Now picture what you did with your pay. Did you put it in some kind of piggy bank or jar? Or, did you spend it on a treat for yourself? Whichever you chose, remember how you felt putting your energy into the task; how you believed in yourself and your abundance of skill and competence, and then how fulfilling it was to be rewarded with money. Back then, money was just the result of the energy you brought to the job, not the only driving force.
With an honest exploration and clearing of your Root Chakra issues, you can return to that youthful exuberance and single mindedness surrounding making a living and earning money.
How to Open & Balance Root Chakra:
Root Chakra & Abundance Meditation
Sitting or lying quietly, imagine a warm, deep red light beaming throughout your Root Chakra. Feel its warm radiance pulsate and, in your mind, watch the light become a glowing sphere. Begin to spin the sphere in a clockwise direction. In the center of the sphere, imagine a four-petaled deep red lotus flower unfolding in your Root Chakra. You might notice you are having trouble getting the sphere to spin or the flower to unfold. That is an indication of blockage. Just keep breathing intent and energy into the root chakra until you can easily and freely spin the sphere. Finally, send the energy of abundance throughout your entire body, up through the other chakras and out the crown chakra.
Root Chakra Mantra for Affirmation
Courage and strength are also attributed to the root chakra. Repeat this simple affirmation
often throughout your day when you are working on Root Chakra issues: “I have courage and strength.”