Growing up, I felt like a boy. When I discovered David Bowie, something beyond gender stirred in me. He cracked open a snake egg in my spine and my nervous system squirmed. His voice took me out of my body and put me in the stars.
I filed for divorce. I finally figured out that I can file from Arizona since I'm a citizen here, rather than NY. I also figured out that as an Arizona citizen I didn't have to wait a year to file! Ah well, a year has passed. In a little more than a month I shall have the divorce decree. I am grateful I don't have to come back to NY to file--and it's a lot cheaper to file from here than there.
I've been reading Carolyn Myss' book, Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing, and she links the 1st Chakra with our "Tribe" and with survival. The 1st chakra affects our legs, bones, lower spine and immune systems. If we have significant stress, those parts of our physical bodies may be affected. In the tribal case, we may experience epidemics.