Within each energetic layer, there is a primary challenge to work through; and for Root Chakra, that challenge is fear. The origins of fear are different for each of us, just as the subject of our fears is different. A little bit of fear living in our root chakra is healthy... If we tried to rid ourselves of all of our fears, we would be living very dangerous and unhealthy lives. We would take unnecessary risks that could lead to death or destruction. But to have fears that are so overpowering that it holds us back from experiencing life, ultimately stagnates energy.
An important task for us in the root realm of energy is to consider which of our fears is healthy and which ones are tethering us to a life that is not adequately serving our energetic balances. From there, we can begin a quest of overcoming fears and stepping out of those comfort zones that hinder us.
So many of our fears are created in our minds, rather than from real dangers. Living in a constant state of ‘What If?’ pollutes the energy of our root chakras, and can paralyze us from doing what the entire rest of the energetic system is urging us to do. For example, I know a woman who wants to go back to school to earn her Ph.D. Her sacral center is telling her that it would be a great experience and help her meet new like-minded people; her solar plexus energy is telling her that it would be good for her career and give her a new sense of accomplishment; her heart is begging her to engage in this learning path that she is so passionate about; her throat energy knows that this would be a great opportunity for expressing her passions; her 3rd eye center needs the knowledge she would gain; and the energy of her crown is screaming that this new degree will position her to serve a higher purpose... But that dang root chakra is afraid to move on it!
Instead of moving on it, she is giving in to her fears. Her fear is not only stopping her from moving forward, it is now working to quiet all of her other energy centers by telling her sacral chakra that it won’t be fun because it’ll be too much work; her fear is telling her solar plexus that she isn’t going to be able to cut it because she’s not good enough; it’s telling her heart that she already has enough passions to keep her plenty busy; her throat is being told that nobody cares about what she needs to express with this new education; fear is telling her 3rd eye that it isn’t strong enough to hold that kind of intellect; and her crown is being told that she has no higher purpose than doing exactly what she’s doing right now.
See? See how easy it is for fear to corrupt the entire energetic system and prevent us from making positive changes in our lives? Fear is extremely powerful, and can spread through our metaphysical selves like a disease. Fear not only holds us back from big life changes, it also has the potential to hold us back from those little steps in life that can move us forward into any type of growth.
When we allow fear to overpower the energy of the Root Chakra, this is what it does:
So, how do you get past the havoc that fears take on your energy system? How do you fight through the fears, sort out their messages, and make the right decisions?
The key is to successfully overcome the challenges that are presented by each layer and focus on the opportunities that are presented by fear's presence in your energetic system.
Chakra Coaching can help you make sense of your fears, eliminate the challenges from your energetic space and fully explore the opportunities that are presented.
If your fears are related to your business, inventive, or creative endeavors, you might want to consider the Creatively Nourished coaching program.