As energy flows through your chakras, the earth energy is the grounding force which holds the space for all the chakras. It is the foundation of all your energy centers. When you are grounded, you are communicating to the spirit of the earth, the heartbeat of the earth frequency which reminds you that you are balanced in this physical world.
The root chakra energy which begins to flow at the base of your spine represents the energy of stability, structure, foundation, safety, and security. When you are grounded, balanced, and connected to the flow of earth energy, you feel a sense of belonging in the world, a deeper understanding of who you are, and a sense that you are nurtured and protected.
When the root chakra is out of balance or there is a block in the flow of energy, then there is a tendency towards addictions such as food addictions or a sense of feeling incomplete or confused in relationships or jobs. Physical symptoms of a blocked root chakra include digestive issues and blood circulation problems.
Your emotions are a main driving force of your chakras, and the root chakra carries the emotions of trust or distrust, being separate from others or connected to oneness, feeling a firm foundation or feeling that you are floating and not sure when making decisions.
Shifting the energy which flows through your root chakra begins with visualizing that you are firmly rooted into the energy of the earth and are a part of the physical world. Spending time connecting to nature, feeling as though you are an interconnected part of the earth and the energy which moves through the earth, helps to build a sense of stability.
Grounding your physical body, in a sense anchoring your spiritual body among your physical experience, can also be achieved by carrying crystals such as tourmaline or red jasper. These grounding crystals carry an energy vibration to remind you of the earth energy and give you a sense of “I am connected to the earth with love.”
Opening your heart to the inner dialogues such as “I am grounded in all circumstances” or “I am present in the here and now” or “I am safe and secure,” give your spiritual body a reminder that you are here for a physical experience and may safely walk your journey in this life.
Being grounded, and balancing your root chakra resides in the present moment of everything you do. When you feel that your spirit is unstable or facing a challenge that rocks that sense of safety and connected line of energy to the earth, tell your heart that it is okay to breathe a little deeper, enjoy more moments of silence, or pray or meditate in a manner which illuminates the calmness within you and reconnects you to Mother Earth.