I went dancing tonight. Feeling rhythm, shaking my ass, feeling my feet on the ground – that’s first chakra stuff (that leads to second chakra, etc.) Sometimes dancing is what you need to survive – to wanna keep on going . . .
Chakra 1: Muladhara ~ Root • Survival • Tribal Power • The Right to Have, To Be • Earth
The 1st chakra is our energetic body foundation. Without a strong sense of grounding, we have a difficult time in the physical world. This is where our most basic needs get met, and development of this chakra begins at birth (some say before birth, when we choose to manifest on the earth plane), with the most rapid development happening in the first few years of our lives. If we felt safe and nurtured growing up, we have a good chance of having a balanced first chakra. If we had dysfunctional families, we might need to do a little work (or allow ourselves a little play) to feel safe, grounded and balanced.
The first chakra is also about our connection to our “tribe”. The first tribe being our families, then perhaps school, friends, work, country. The tribe helps us to build our foundation. The tribe should eventually help us to create relationships with others and to build a strong sense of self.
First Chakra Quotes:
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn
“Welcome to the world—I’ve been waiting for you!” — John Bradshaw
“I CELEBRATE myself,
And what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me
as good belongs to you.” — Walt Whitman
“When I was five years old my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon
“Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.” ~Charles Chaplin
“STAY IN SHAPE! SOMETIMES A MUSICIAN WAITS FOR A GIG, & WHEN IT COMES, HE’S OUT OF SHAPE & CAN’T MAKE IT.” – Thelonious Monk
“You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.” ― Charles Bukowski, Women
“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.” ~ Alice Walker