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Root Chakra | The First Chakra

3/2/2024 by Raven Crystals

Root Chakra
                                                                Lehr 2024

The First Chakra or Root Chakra

The First Chakra or Root Chakra relates to the element of Earth, the color Red, to our material existence and how our basic needs are met – food, shelter, health, and pleasure. The First Chakra needs to be in balance before we progress to the other chakra levels, or our growth will be without roots and ungrounded, lacking the stability necessary for true growth. How grounded are you? 

The Root Chakra functions on the instinctual level stimulating the adrenals for a flight-or-fight response to situations in our lives. When our survival is threatened, we experience fear which may undermine any feelings of safety and security. How strong is your will to survive? 

The Root Chakra is where our earliest experiences and family “programming” are recorded and stored creating a place for germinating the seeds of life choices. The Root Chakra contains our family values, core beliefs, and heritage. How was the love from our family given and received? Our experiences with this “programming” affect the decisions we make regarding personal choices and survival. 

The Root Chakra reflects Self-Worth - our right to be here and our ability to experience abundance rather than scarcity. First Chakra contains the beliefs and experiences regarding our right to manifest, create, and flourish in life. When we plant the seeds of intention, the First Chakra becomes the foundation and starting point where we nourish our goals and passions. How do you manifest the objects of your desire? 

We learn to understand and heal the body through the Root Chakra, such as, learning to accept, feel, validate, and LOVE our bodies. First Chakra allows us to do what we need to do to take care of ourselves. The Root Chakra encourages self-nurturance through rest, eating well, exercising and pleasure. What is your comfort level of be-ing in your own body? 

In the body, the First Chakra is located at the base of the spine. The Root chakra relates to the solid part of the flesh body, bones, large intestine (which passes solid matter). The First Chakra regulates our sexual functions. The Root Chakra holds space for awakening kundalini energy. The sense of smell corresponds to the First Chakra.

Colors for the Root Chakra – Red, Black, and White

First Chakra Issues and Imbalances –

Addictions and compulsions

Sexual dysfunction

Nervous system diseases or disorders

Urinary tract disorders and reproductive issues

Family dysfunctions and childhood abuse issues

Money, career, and financial issues

Questions about housing, food, and basic survival needs

Crystals for the First Chakra - Root Chakra

From Raven's Library

Suggested Reading for further information on Chakras
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, Ph.D

Vibrational Healing through the Chakras by Joy Gardner

The Complete Book of Chakra Healing by Cyndi Dale

All About Chakras by Lily Rooman