The root chakra is our "I am" center. It is the energetic center that connects us with earth and the material world. When the root is balanced and vibrating at it's highest potential, we experience a strong sense of self, manifest easily, abundance flows, we feel calm and secure. When it's out of balance, we may experience feelings of depression, lack, weakened immune system, problems in the lower body, etc.
Our root chakra represents all the roots in our life. Our personal roots, our family roots, our cultural roots, our ancestral roots. It holds SO much energy which is why it's important for us to consistently ground and nurture our roots.
I felt called to tend to my root chakra the other day and was floored with what came through. I examined the energy of my family roots- what beliefs I was raised in and what still resonates and what no longer holds true for me. The blocks and the blessings that come from my family of origin. When I explored the blessings, I could feel my root expanding. What comes up for you when you think about the blessings from your family of origin? Do you feel expansion? Do you feel resistance?
When I explored the blocks, I could clearly see the patterns laid before me. Patterns of anger. Patterns of lack. We can't break a pattern we are unaware of. I had noticed and felt shame around this pattern of anger happening between myself and my husband. My anger would be quick to rise whenever my husband made a joke- convincing me that I needed to be angry because the joke was most likely about me and after all of my experience with mean girls- I was not about to be the punchline to any jokes. When I went deeper with this and looked at how anger is expressed in my family, this reaction started to become even clearer. If I was the one being angry, I wouldn't be the one the anger was directed toward.
Knowing this pattern, I can break it. I can choose to express anger in a healthy way. I don't have to bottle it up and I don't have to constantly be angry as a shield. I'm transmuting the anger into gentleness. When I feel the anger rising, I remind myself that it is safe to put down my shield. I can lean into my family's pattern of generosity, loyalty, and love instead. Transmuting the blocks by tapping into the blessings.
Are you looking for support in breaking those deep seeded family patterns? I specialize in helping people do just that and create new, aligned patterns based on their spiritual practice instead. You can find more here: Soul Therapy.