Spiritual Lessons: Living in the physical, survival, trust, connecting to tribe or group, manifesting abundance
*Connected to all things physical and material, it spins slower than the chakras above because of the denseness of the energy it processes.
*It manifests everything needed to survive, holds instincts, controls the Fight or Flight response, determines if you become a part of the tribe, society or group, if you are self-sufficient or the victim.
*It houses your ‘right to have’ making it the center for abundance. All money issues, feeling as if you are undeserving, feelings of not enough or any other lack mentality is a Root chakra issue.
*It is the center of a man’s sexuality but holds the sex drive of both sexes.
*It stores core issues, child abuse, incidents of betrayal and the failings of others.
All Root chakra issues are caused by denial. Every issue associated with the Root is a denial of Who You Really Are and All You Can Be. If you suffer from lack, it is because you deny that you are abundant. If you are insecure, it is because you deny that you are secure.
Signs of Imbalance:
Underactive: feeling ungrounded, denial, problems with men’s reproductive organs, men’s sexual dysfunctions, low sex-drive, bladder infections, hemorrhoids, constipation, sciatica, skin issues, obesity, addictions, lack mentality, insecurity, feeling apart from the whole, mild fatigue to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, disorganized, untidy, fear of change, fear of abandonment, disinterest in life, depression, and self-sabotaging tendencies.
Overactive: domination, aggression, violence, anger, impulsiveness, recklessness, high (insatiable) sex-drive, overindulgence but not addictions, high strung, hyperactive, greed, materialism, perfectionism, suspicion and insomnia.