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Trauma Warrior and Mental health advocate
Trauma Warrior and Mental health advocate
So lets start at the Root Chakra
I love using the chakra system as a model because they coincide so nicely with the basic truths described in all religions, just in one form or another. As physics is just a model to understand the laws of nature, all these truths are a model to understand the laws of our emotional and spiritual ‘bodies’. But this can be an entirely different rabbit hole, so for today ill just leave it at that.
This is a core like the earth’s core, the energy of this directly and indirectly moving each layer of the earth, making earth as we know it possible.
See this https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/core/
Background on the Root Chakra
The root chakra that is, also known as the tribal chakra//the sacrament of baptism// the Sefirah of Shekhinah// Mūlādhāra in sanskrit// your primal nature// also could be compared to the 1st level in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It is the most important Chakra as this is the Fundamental Chakra, the core if you will. If you want to know more about the specifics be my guest, there are several in depth or brief descriptions of this chakra.
The primary fears are that of physical survival, abandonment, and loss of physical order
The primary strengths are tribal/family identity, bonding, the support and loyalty that give one sense of safety and connection
The scared truth associated with this concept is ‘All is One’.
Why am I bringing this up when talking about healing from trauma?
Because every healing (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual) goes through a form of this process and unveiling of truths. It could be easy, or hard, take 1 week, or an entire lifetime. We use it to help guide us and also as a mirror to self-reflect in. This might look ENTIRELY different from person to person.
When we talk about healing, we are also talking about balancing, taking what each chakra represents and sitting with it to see what it stirs up for each person individually. When you’ve been traumatized, you may have felt your safety or survival threatened. Fighting the despair and recovering from traumatic experiences reaches down to your primal instinct for survival and turns on the ‘flight or fight response’.
In sticking with the shank analogy, this would be stabbing your Common Peroneal Nerve, taking away your ability to stand essentially. Taking time to mend these types of wounds may enable you to uncover some of the limiting beliefs that determine how you experience life, as well as some of the false Identities that you've confused with your core self. When you can recognize and observe these coping mechanisms, it is possible to realize that they are not who you are; you created them in response to what you were experiencing.
Here are some examples of such limiting beliefs:
"I'm not safe." "It's not a safe world." "It's not safe to... (see, speak, know... etc.)".
The process of healing challenges us to retain self-beliefs that are for your highest good, and discard those that are not.
None of us are strangers to family issues. The family is where we learn to love and deal with all types of people, thick and thin, at least that is the model given forth. To put it into perspective I want to use it in a more sociological standpoint about the community as a whole. If we step back and examine the body, the last time we had such a shaking of our foundation in the roots would be the great depression. Not just the economic impact, but the aftermath of our collective feelings and views. The last time our collective body turned on its ‘adrenal glands’ to fight for its survival.
While the mindset adopted to survive collectively got us through what we were going through as a nation; there is always pros and cons. Now we are experiencing the downsides to this kind of mindset, living the truths of those who were unable to make it through. Whether its internal roots that have been damaged or the unrest of our collective roots being damaged, healing the wounds properly is a great place to start.
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This blog came out of my life experiences and personal goals to always be a work in progress, a forever student of wisdom, and a better understanding.