Balancing Feminine & Masculine Root Chakra Energies

For so long, the chakra system of the body has been viewed either androgynously, or, as I believe, more androcentricly, that is, from the viewpoint of men.  I believe it is time to view the chakras from the perspectives of both sacred male energies and sacred feminine energies.

There are two primary energies that I sense with the root chakra:  birtLogo Affirmationh, creation, projection (male energies of extension or projection); as well as embracing, connecting, celebrating, nurturing (female energies of relation).

As a baby is born, the root chakra is the first chakra that becomes fully energized.  Subsequently, our development of our chakras and the full energizing of each chakra in turn occurs more-or-less synchronously with our emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development.

At birth, a baby comes into the world and cries, as if to say, “I AM and I matter!”  This is a delightful pun on the spiritual aspect of birth in that the Divine, as one aspect of the Great I AM is born as the child’s soul into the world of matter through the baby’s body.  God also is saying with the child:  “I AM and I matter.”   This is also the male energy of creation by extension into the world of matter, and the male energy of assertion and empowerment.

At birth, a baby is also, at least usually, born into a community who will care for the child.  Another aspect of spiritual truth associated with the root chakra is therefore “I AM because we are.”  This is the beautiful concept of Ubuntu, as expressed in cultures in southern Africa.  “Humanity for others” is created when we realize that we create ourselves in relation to one another, and there is no fully separate “I.”  This is the feminine energy of connection and relation.

Balancing the two energies becomes important, and indeed, this is what the sexual practices of Tantra seem to do:  to balance the extension of the “I” into the other with the energies of connection and celebration, leading together to the energy of creation/procreation.

In day-to-day life, the energies of “I AM and I Matter” need to be balanced with “I AM because we are” in the sense that we exist not just for ourselves, but also for the benefit of others.  We exist to relate, to learn and grow together, to live together, to love, and to bless.

There are temptations to get out of balance in the root chakra.  The first is by esteeming oneself and one’s own importance over against the importance of others, and thus creating competition rather than cooperation among our communities.  The second is by losing ourselves in group identity without fully developing our own identity.  The third temptation is to see our community as “us” and other people’s communities as “them,” and to create competition, antipathy, or even war against the other communities.  The fourth temptation would be to serve the other communities to the detriment of one’s own community, rather than keeping balance for each community.

May we honor the sacred masculine as well as the sacred feminine energies within our root chakras, and so honor self and other, family, tribe, and nation, as well as all people around the globe.  May we celebrate our common humanity as well as the uniqueness of each individual.  May we honor all of “us” for there is no “them.”   And we are One.

Love and Light,

Carol “Anandi”

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About selfrealizationtherapy

I am an energy healer, intuitive life coach, and the guru-doula of a new interfaith spiritual community called the Self-Realization Community. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, or Facetime; please message me here to connect. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, my personal vision is to be a healer and guru-doula, empowering people to experience and to give birth to the divine within themselves, individually and in community. Perceiving a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness orChrist-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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