Disorders of the root chakra
Disorders of the root chakra are often caused by difficulties and burdens which the young person is exposed to in their first three to five years of life, if they do not experience sufficient safety and security. In later years, the root chakra is mainly disturbed by experiences of physical violence, existential fears, social fears and a lack of higher vocation and connection to the soul. There is a connection to the front chakra / third eye in the latter. Disturbances of the third eye often have an indirect negative effect on the root chakra. In addition to the fear of physicality, an exaggerated attachment to the physical is often due to a disturbance in the root chakra.
Most causes of root chakra blockages are indeed present in the present life and not in past lives or karma. Accordingly, most people are born with a healthy root chakra. However, in the rarer cases, where the disorder is karmic, the individual will experience very strong manifestations and problems.
Mental effects of a blockade in the root chakra
A person with a disturbed root chakra sees the world through a filter of insecurity and experiences it with existential tension, something bad can happen at any moment. The basic experience of life is negative. The person might be convinced that life is dangerous, hard and merciless. At the same time, however, she lacks any inner security, so that she just feels the need for the outer life to be stable and secure. This creates a tremendous amount of inner tension and anxiety. Since the root chakra is the basis of our personal development, a personality structure builds on this basic fear, which also strongly influences and shapes the experience in all other chakras.
Often sufferers feel homeless, have little to no internal security paired with a low self-esteem. They have little confidence in life and are often plagued by strong existential and / or monetary fears. Perhaps in their later life they are rushed and restless for no apparent reason depressive.
Out of this fear, an attempt is made to establish security and stability from the physical and social circumstances. This can be expressed in a great fear of change, but also in the exact opposite, namely the inability to even get involved in anything, since it seems too uncertain.
Feelings of existential aloneness, the feeling of not belonging anywhere, feelings of powerlessness and inability are therefore common findings in a disturbed root chakra.
A disturbance in the root chakra can lead to escape behavior, such as the flight into drugs, alcohol, food, consumption, sex addiction – but also to a spiritual flight. Likewise, it can often lead to unconscious compensatory or even punitive actions and diseases such as bulimia and anorexia or to a burn-out syndrome.
The lack of security can be compensated by an attachment to mental concepts, ideologies, and beliefs, as well as excessive attachment to relationships and circumstances.
Physical effects of a blockade in the root chakra
On a physical level, blockage of the root chakra can often result in the following problems: general morbidity and immunodeficiency, lack of energy, skin, bone and skeletal disorders, leg and leg problems, anal region and hemorrhoids, erectile dysfunction and / or problems, to experience an orgasm (in both sexes). Exhaustion of the adrenal function (Addison’s disease) causes chronic fatigue and low stamina. In my observation, these symptoms and strains or even diseases – sometimes even abruptly – diminish when the raw earth energy can flow freely through the entire energy balance again.
Open the root chakra
The root chakra opens when existential anxiety and mistrust of life can be released, and one can fully engage with the physical experience.
The following approaches can help to open the root chakra:
- Reprocessing of early childhood or karmic trauma
- Developing a new relationship to physicality, letting go of the fear of pain
- Dealing with existential fears, survival fears
- Chakra meditation and energy work
- Body work to release frozen fear in the body and to feel and experience the body. (Massage, yoga, therapeutic body work)
- Physical pleasure in the form of sex, good food, tenderness, cuddling
- Interaction with nature eg by gardening, trees, forest, sun, especially the evening sun and the red setting sun, mountains, the sea, especially oceans
- Support through gemstones, singing bowls, flavors, smoking , nutrition