Chakras, essential oils, Red Root Chakra, yoga

Red Chakra–Earth Connection

We should be able to be our true selves.
This means we should be able
to be the river,
the forest.
We must do this to understand,
and to have hope for the future~Thich Nhat hanh

Sunday corresponds to our ROOT CHAKRA—Our Base, grounding energy field vibrating with the potential for CONNECTION to EARTH. Awareness and INTENTION are the connecting forces.

SOUNDS: Search for a ‘Meditation Music for Root Chakra’ if you like to connect your red energy field with the earth through meditating with the vibrations of the chakra. One I found is https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xtdvBz_kUsw. -“Thirty Minute Root Chakra Meditation-‘The Right to Feel Secure and CONNECT with Earth'” by Salvenc Mbyl

CRYSTAL:

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Red Jasper from Pinterest

Red Jasper is a very calming stone and stimulates the Root Chakra —-vibrating with potential grounding Earth energy. Focus your intention near the apex of your red jasper and be sure you have stated a purpose for the highest good, and are clear about your deepest desires to CONNECT with Earth’s abundant energies.

FRAGRANCE: White or Balsam Fir blended with cedarwood and or sandalwood.                                   One very good way to bring balance to a clogged or congested chakra is to work directly on the chakra by applying a suitable essential oil blend. Even if you are feeling grounded, it is good to energize the energy center.
Blend (I use a 5 or 10ml container that fits my diffuser or a roll-on container for carrying with me) 1 oz. Pure Carrier Oil–Jojoba is a good choice as it is nutritive for the skin or Fractionated Coconut Oil, 10-15 drops cedarwood, sandalwood, White or Balsam Fir Essential Oil. Label the Blend as “Root Blend”
The blend does not have to be highly aromatic to be effective. Remember to never apply essential oils to the skin without first diluting them.

In a quiet, peaceful setting, add 2-3 drops of your Root Blend to your fingertips and then lightly apply the oil in a clockwise direction to your feet and/or to your lower back, near your tailbone, but not directly on it.
Once you have applied the blend, focus upon positive thoughts and intentions aimed towards balancing the chakra and sensing your CONNECTION to the VIBES of the EARTH. Feel the FLOW!
Ideal times to use the blend are during times of meditation or while practicing yoga, listening to peaceful music or relaxing.

MEDITATION: Begin your meditation with ten minutes of deep fast breathing focusing only on your breath-the in then the out. Feel the breath come from the center of the EARTH. Let all thoughts go–only focusing on your swirling red BASE chakra CONNECTED with the Earth’s energy for as long as you desire.

YOGA: TREE POSE: In a standing position shift your weight slightly onto the left foot, keeping the inner foot firm to the floor, and bend your right knee. Reach down with your right hand and clasp your right ankle.
Draw your right foot up and place the sole against the inner left thigh; if possible, press the right heel into the inner left groin, toes pointing toward the floor. The center of your pelvis should be directly over the left foot.
Rest your hands on the top rim of your pelvis. Make sure the pelvis is in a neutral position, with the top rim parallel to the floor.
Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor. Firmly press the right foot sole against the inner thigh and resist with the outer left leg. Press your hands together . Gaze softly at a fixed point in front of you on the floor about 4 or 5 feet away
Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

balance yoga pose

Step back on both feet with an exhalation and repeat for the same length of time with the legs reversed. It helps to imagine that your body is centered on an invisible plumb line dropping from the crown of your head, through the middle of your torso and pelvis, and straight into the ground beneath you. You want to remain centered around that plumb line even though you’re on only one leg. To do this, strengthen the trunk of the tree—your core—and firm your standing leg by hugging the muscles of your inner thigh in toward your midline. Your standing leg is like the roots of your tree, and your stable pelvis CONNECTS energy from your roots up into the spine and torso, creating a strong trunk. Your arms reach up and out like branches expanding into the sky.

SEE YALL LATER: Take as many walks as possible today being aware of your CONNECTION to Earth’s Energy with each step. It is so rewarding to spend the day befriending, protecting, CONNECTING and nurturing you OWN SPIRIT! Have at it!!!!!!!

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RED SUNDAY–starting with Ergonomically Earthly Energy

Sunday correlates with our ROOT CHAKRA, our energy Base,through which the vibrations travel up along the inside of the spine charging the energy centers where the life force lines cross.

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Where the  flow of life  lines cross, the Nadis,  is where the vortices of energy spin–wheels of potential energy and light, aka Chakras.  Energy vibrates at various frequencies  and those frequencies emit different colors. Red is the  slowest of the visible frequencies (Frequency/Tone: 194.18 Hz.(Chakra Platonic) – 396 Hz.(Sofeggio) – 256 Hz (Carrier Wave).

The 7 Chakras are both interdependent and interconnected with each other. They help improve and develop the entire person – both his/her irrational and rational selves, emotional and intuitive sides, his/her aesthetic and pragmatic tendencies, as well as material and spiritual characteristics.

The Root Chakra is most closely associated with our physical body and physical energies. The Hindu depiction of this chakra is the four-petalled lotus. Four is the number related to the four elements, the four directions, and the square. Esoterically, four represents the manifested world and incarnation into this space/time. Four also can represent a strong foundation, solidity, and stability, as in four walls, four legs, etc. Accordingly, the Earth Element is associated with the Root Chakra, as well as the Mineral Kingdom, our sense of smell, and the adrenal glands.

 

Vector Chakra Symbol Mandalas for Meditation to Facilitate Growth and Healing

Vector Chakra Symbol Mandalas for Meditation to Facilitate Growth and Healing–Pinterest

The Root Chakra is the Center of Grounding – our connection to Earth energies. It rules our survival consciousness and represents our deepest unconscious and most primitive/animal self.

It also governs our physical energy and vitality, survival, basic instincts, our feelings of security and safety, familial beliefs, heredity, jobs, money, and our home.  Ergonomically, connecting with the earth and charging your root vortex of energy is standard for maximizing productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. Also called biotechnology, human engineering, human factors engineering.  If you get my drift……..[Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots + (eco)nomics.]

When the Root Chakra energy is in balance, you are centered, grounded, healthy and vibrant, with unlimited physical energy. You love your body and love to use it and take care of it. You feel secure in your life and display not only good common sense, but you have the ability to easily manifest abundance. If your Root Chakra is out of balance with excessive energy, you may be domineering, greedy, sadistic, and judgmental with strong biased opinions. If this chakra is blocked, you may lack confidence, have low energy, be spacey, be unable to manifest and achieve goals, feel unworthy, unloved, fearful, and insecure. A deficit of energy through the Root Chakra may also manifest as addictions to food, drugs, or material possessions, low immunity, and pain in the lower back, legs, and feet. (This would not be the cause of ALL back pain but just one manifestation of low root chakra manifestation)

SOUNDS:  Tambura-Root Chakra Meditation Music  or one of your own choosing.

FRAGRANCE: Black Pepper Essential Oil diluted 50:50 with carrier oil —Soothing and supportive of muscles after exercise or work out.  The spicy, warm aroma of this oil, in use since the Egyptian mummification era, is stimulating and empowering.  Black pepper is good for those of us who worry constantly. It empowers us to release those negative energies and embrace our own power.  It also vibrates with  energy  to overcome the things that are creating the problems to begin with!  It may also  helps us “digest” unhealthy feelings towards people especially ourselves! This is helpful for those who are self critical and angry or upset with themselves.   Relevant for today is the theory that it promotes balance of the base chakra.

Apply several drops (2-4) on base chakra/vitaflex points or on any sore muscles/Diffuse (especially comfy on a day you want to feel warm and cozy)

CRYSTALS: Red Jasper–a very calming stone that slowly softly stimulates the Root Chakra.   A gentle stone, Red Jasper works slowly but surely and  aids in resolving difficult situations and can be used to ground and stabilize your AURA….

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MEDITATION:

The Root Chakra concerns your core needs for survival, security, and livelihood. Without a balanced Root Chakra, it is impossible to achieve balance with the other Chakras.  Feel the VIBES and let that RED ENERGY center calmly twirl!

Visualize the energy as a red jewel in the center of the EARTH vibrating upward into your feet , up your legs and into the base of your body–connect with the VIBES,  power up your ROOT energy field and feel the secure VIBES of Mother Earth deep within,  deep and low, sweet and low.                                                                                              ———–                                                                                                                                           Another opening exercise for the Root Chakra                                                                             is to Let the tips of your thumb and index finger touch.
while concentrating on the Root chakra at the spot                                                                   in between the genitals and the anus.
Chant the sound LAM.                                                                                                                              ———–                                                                                                                                Muladhara Mudra–The Root Chakra is the foundation for the other chakras, with emphasis on survival and grounding.
Mantra: LAM
Element: Earth
Bring your palms together in a prayer at your heart, then interlace the pinky and ring fingers so they fold inside of the palms. Extend the middle fingers so the tips touch and then interlace the thumbs and index fingers so they form rings around each other, with the fingertips touching.

Optional: Flip this mudra upside down and lower your arms slightly, so the middle fingers are pointed downward at your pelvic region

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YOGA:  Tree Pose

image  So ERGONOMICALLY AWESOME– designed to minimize physical effort and discomfort, and hence maximize efficiency of your energy systems and physical abilities and who knows what all else!

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SEE YA LATER THOUGHTS:     Spend as much time as you can today connecting with the Earth’s energy.In addition to the chakra clearing and balancing meditation, there are several ways that you can focus your energy and intention on balancing and clearing the Root Chakra. Connect with Earth Energy: walk outside barefoot, spend time in nature, hug a tree, work in the soil, garden or hug a plant in the grocery store.

Also, enjoy your physical body – engage in physical activity and be present now – experience your body using your physical senses. Eat root vegetables. Immerse your sense of smell in the scents of Balsam fir, patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood, musk. Surround yourself with gems that vibrate at the same level as the Root Chakra – ruby, garnet, bloodstone, red jasper, black tourmaline, obsidian, and hematite (my personal favorite for grounding!). Know that you are more powerful than you can even begin to imagine, you are Spirit in Matter, and like the Tree, when you are firmly grounded in the Earth, you are free to reach far into the sky.

a WONDERFUL day connected mentally and physically with the earth’s VIBES……….

The Earth
will be safe
when we feel safe
in ourselves.——–Thich Nhat Hanh

Love from Priscilla

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SPRING-Earth’s ENERGY radiating red

Let us Welcome SPRING, Ostara, the Return of Light and our Red Root Chakra which connects with Mother Earth spinning with a frequency of : 194.18 Hz.(Chakra Platonic) – 396 Hz.(Sofeggio) – 256 Hz (Carrier Wave) ;Musical Note: “C” ; Musical Scale/solfeggio Tone: “do” (doh)

Red Petal

Our roots to the Earth are vital to our well being and our connection to her seasons go deep. “The Vernal Equinox, today, March 20th, is one of only two such magical times of the year where night and day are precisely balanced; the wheel of the year is sliced in half. Only on the equinox does the equator, the point of solar termination on Earth, line up with the Sun, creating this vortex of energy, this point of balance.

When you celebrate the Equinox, you connect to all of our ancestors who have participated in ritual and ceremony on this occasion for millennia:  The native pre-Christian Germanic tribes of northern Europe worshipped a goddess of spring called Ostara. The Saxon tribes of old Britain called her Oestre. Her feast day was held on the full moon following the Vernal Equinox, much like the modern Easter. In Western tradition we see ‘Easter eggs,’ which date back to ancient times, as a symbol of fertility and rebirth. In Persia, eggs were painted and colored for 1,500 years as part of the spring celebration of No Ruz, a tradition of the Zoroastrian New Year on the Vernal Equinox.

All around the world, ancient and indigenous cultures have rituals, feasts, and celebrations of the Vernal Equinox. Ancient Roman followers of the goddess Cybele believed she had a consort who died and was resurrected on this day. The ancient Mayans have celebrated this event for ten centuries; as the sun sets on the day of the equinox, the western face of the Mayan pyramid El Castillo is fully bathed in sunlight, and is designed to work with the lengthening shadows, giving the appearance of a diamondback snake descending down the wall. ” (Athena)

This is a GREAT day to celebrate bringing the energy of light, hope, fertility, growth, and new beginnings.

SOUNDS:  Search for ‘Meditation Music for Root Chakra’ or Music for Spring Equinox or listen to these I found: Spring Equinox in “Circle of Seasons”;  Easter/Ostara/Spring Equinox by Mina La Voisin-a music video“The Righto feel Secure and Connect wit Earth”

CRYSTALS:   Set out all your red colored crystals

AROMAS :  immerse your sense of smell in a grounding ‘Spring Woodland Blend” of Essential Oils: 50 drops Balsam fir, 20 drops Vetiver, 10 drops Wintergreen and 10 drops Bergamot into a 5ml bottle.  Diffuse with your intentions to feel safe and in harmony with the Earth.

To apply behind ears, at base of spine, on feet bottoms, over heart, on wrists, base of neck, or temples,  mix the above with 1 oz of jojoba oil

If you are more into ‘Equinox Flower Garden’ fragrances than the woodland scene, try blending 30 drops lavender, 20 drops Jasmine, 20 drops Ylang Ylang, 20 drops hyssop, 6 drop Elemi, and 6 drops of Geranium to diffuse.  To apply to skin, mix with 1 oz jojoba oil.  I put my blends in a roll-on bottle and keep it handy all day.  I also code the top of the bottle with a sticker matching the color of the chakra it goes with so I don’t have to read them all  in the mornings.

Essential Oil blends sure beat the petrochemical commercial perfumes and air fresheners as over 60% of what comes in connect with our  skin, the largest organ on our body, gets absorbed into our blood stream! And unlike our insides where our kidneys and liver  act as  filters, our skin is all on its own with no one to protect it except diligently caring SELVES. 95% of the chemicals in most commercial fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum and natural gas, known as petrochemicals. On average, 80% of fragrance formulations are comprised of these chemicals and in some cases, 100% of a formula can be synthetic.  Skin absorbs these man-made chemicals in a few ways: by direct application, by contact with fragranced items, and by exposure to air containing fragrances and these can accumulate in our body organs.

SO why not use naturally occurring, invigorating Essential Oils of Nature?!

LIGHTS:  Soy (no petrochemical paraffin waxes) candles in Lavender, Spring green and yellow.

Begin by taking a moment to focus on the air around you. Inhale deeply, and see if you can smell the change in the seasons. Depending on where you live, the air may have an earthy aroma, or a rainy one, or even smell like green grass.

Sense the shift in energy as the Wheel of the Year has turned. Light the green candle, to symbolize the blossoming earth. As you light it, say:

The Wheel of the Year turns once more,
and the vernal equinox arrives.
Light and dark are equal,
and the soil begins to change.
The earth awakes from its slumber,
and new life springs forth once more.

Next, light the yellow candle, representing the sun. As you do so, say:

The sun radiates ever closer to us,
greeting the earth with its welcoming rays.
Light and dark are equal,
and the sky fills with light and warmth.
The sun warms the land beneath our feet,
and gives life to all in its path.

Finally, light the purple candle. This one represents the Divine in our lives — whether you call it a god or a goddess, whether you identify it by name or simply as a universal life force, this is the candle which stands for all the things we do not know, all those things we cannot understand, but that are the sacred in our daily lives. As you light this candle, focus on the Divine around and within you. Say:

Spring has come! For this, we are thankful!
The Divine is present all around,
in the cool fall of a rain storm,
in the tiny buds of a flower,
in the down of a newborn chick,
in the fertile fields waiting to be planted,
in the sky above us,
and in the earth below us.
We thank the universe* for all it has to offer us,
and are so blessed to be alive on this day.
Welcome, life! Welcome, light! Welcome, spring!

Take a moment and meditate on the three flames before you and what they symbolize. Consider your own place within these three things — the earth, the sun, and the Divine. How do you fit into the grand scheme of things? How do you find balance between light and dark in your own life?

 

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YOGA:  How about a budding blooming, leafing TREE POSE?!   A SPRING Tree Pose–oh so RADIANT and alive and energetically brimming with the juices of life!    Visualize your favorite Spring tree as you firmly plant your entire left foot onto your mat  or barefoot on the ground and bring your right foot up into tree pose. Keep your hip points squarely ahead and your toes tucked in as you place your foot anywhere on your leg besides your knee. Be creative and make your tree pose your own. Place your right leg into half lotus or engage your core and reach your arms overhead, keeping the base of your neck soft and your elbows straight as you rotate the pinky side of your hands in to engage your triceps. Most importantly, feel supported and connected to the earth as you hold your tree pose for 5 to 8 breaths before switching sides—-

MEDITATION:

Visualize yourself the essence of a flower you love.                                                                        Picture your tightly formed bud deep in the earth.                                                                        Feel the cold damp earth around you.                                                                                                After a pause, Feel the faintest movement.                                                                                      Feel a slow warming, an awakening                                                                                                    Feel a more vigorous movement and more warmth.                                                                     Feel potential and energy building.                                                                                                      All past pain, hurts, traumas,                                                                                    disappointments and sadness are gone                                                                                              left behind you, deep in the earth                                                                                               They have even absorbed by the UNIVERSAL ENERGY.                                                                  You are free of any regrets.                                                                                                                    Sparkling with newness.                                                                                                                         You feel more movement                                                                                                                        You feel brightness and warm sunlight.                                                                                             Soft drops of refreshing water tickles you.                                                                                       You notice light green leaves growing around you.                                                                       You no longer want be in a tight bud.                                                                                                 You begin to open petal by glorious petal,                                                                                         all in one color or in a rainbow of colors.                                                                                           Visualize and FEEL each petal opening,                                                                                               slowly slowly open each of your petals.                                                                                            You are of the EARTH.                                                                                                                               Rooted DEEP in the Earth.                                                                                                                      You are LIFE.                                                                                                                                                You are potential energy.                                                                                                                        You are a beautiful MIRACLE–a New Beginning……….

When you are done opening your petals on this beautiful spring morning chant this mantra to become surrounded by a field of white light of protection.

I celebrate the Primal Wisdom.
I celebrate the Wisdom through the Ages.
I celebrate  True Wisdom.
I celebrate the great, unseen Wisdom.

I celebrate Spring and new beginnings

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SEE YA LATER: Since this first chakra is all about grounding,if possible take a barefoot walk in the grass or on a beach to enhance your connection to Mother Earth celebrating SPRING with every step.

Take your  gems, crystals, and stones outside to place them in a sunny place to charge in the light of the equinox. This is especially powerful at noon, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, as well as the specific hour of equinox which varies by geographic location. In your time outside, take a moment to center yourself, grounding into the Earth, breathing in the renewing and balancing energy that abounds on this day. Feel the light, smell the scents that linger on the breeze. Maybe there is still a lingering winter chill; acknowledge this and thank it as it passes. Turn to the sun and soak up the renewing energy of its rays. REJOICE in new your new life and refreshed energies right this MOMENT!

 

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