Chakralicious! Root Chakra

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Root Chakra Guardian Journey

As I enter non-ordinary reality the first thing I see in the distance was the Acropolis. I started walking toward it and I see myself sitting at it steps and she motions for me to come closer. I am wearing a white tunic dress with my hair just as long and bare footed. As I get close to her she embraces me and says “Welcome to your Inner Temple”. We sit on the step and now we are looking out in the distance. The warm breeze caressing our bodies and the sun was shinning brilliantly. As I look back at the distance I see this beautiful forest before me. I start walking towards it and right by the path is my guardian, His name is Enrod and he is a satyr. He takes me by the hand and leads me in deeper into the forest. As we walk, he points to the left side to which I look over and see a dryad which when she notices that I have seen her she quickly turns into the tree hiding once again. We continue to walk and we come to a pond. We sit and enjoy some of the refreshing water and he starts playing the flute. As he does so I lay against a tree and see him prancing around playing this joyful song. He comes and grabs me and we start dancing. Then he gives me the flute and said “If you ever shall need me just play it and I will be there.” He takes the flute and hangs it around my neck. He gives me the biggest grin and says it is time for us to go back. I thank him for his gift and gave him a big hug. Feeling his fur against my skin and smelling his musky smell earthy but very enticing. Enrod just smelled wonderfully. He walks back with me to the Acropolis and there he returns to the forest. Before he disappeared in to the brush he waves good-bye and I let him know that I will come back and visit him soon.

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Basic Information and Insights

The root Chakra, Muladhara is ruled by the element of earth and represented as the color red. Its affirmation is “I am connected to the earth” and its mantra is OM SHANECHRAYA NAMAHA, which you have to say 108 times (I know! I got tired too!) The root Chakra deals with survival, vitality, security, stability, sexuality and grounding. For me the Sumerian deities connected to this Chakra is Ki, the Mother Earth who is also known by 2 others names: Ninhursag and Ninmah The Great Mother Goddess.  Other lesser Sumerian deities that are connected to the earth are:

  • Enkimdu – Farmer God
  • Ashnan – Grain Goddess
  • Lahar – God of Cattle
  • Uttu – Goddess of Vegetation
  • Enten – Shepherd God
  • Emesh – Framer God

But the workshop had given us the deities Ereshkigal and Dumuzi which I find interesting because they both reside in the Underworld, ok Dumuzi only lives there 1/2 the time.

At the beginning of my spiritual journey I had trouble connecting to this Chakra. I found it hard to feel grounded and be grounded. I have a passion for dance and sex which are related to this Chakra. In retrospect I thin k that was my natural way of connecting and grounding. Since the age 14 I worked to supply my needs and wants since I came from a household in which my mother made $7000 a year and she had to maintain 3 children by herself. She worked as a laborer in a manufacturing company of clothing and when their contracts would be fulfilled their employees were laid-off until further notice. My poor mother had to deal with this uncertainty everyday of her adult life, I can only imagine the stress that she must have lived with while we were growing up. Knowing that she had work today but not sure if next month she would. So at a young age I learned to rely on myself.

As expected growing up in that kind of environment was very hard, for we didn’t know if we would have our physical needs met, there was much financial instability. I am just thankful and grateful, that she loved us as much as she did and that she was a very good steward so she was able to buy a home in which we all grew up in and my mother still lives in today. As a young adult I worked very hard and provided myself with everything I needed or wanted. Now I am a mother of 4 children and I struggle with the fear that now my husband is the sole provider for the family and knowing that I am, once again relying on someone else to provide that stability. As I mentioned before I grew up in the same house and that kind of stability caused me to feel “stuck” in one place. Thinking back the one thing that I found solace in, the one thing that would make everything good was to dance. I grew up dancing every week of my life. It was needed and now I know why. That was the way that I helped myself open the root Chakra and the way my soul instinctively knew what to do to compensate. As soon as I could I spread my wings and flew away from my childhood home in the island of Puerto Rico and since then I like to move from place to place with regularity. I really dislike being in one place longer than 4 years, or I start feeling “stuck”. Once that occurs I get the urge to “unstuck myself” and move on to a new environment.

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Now that I have been working a few years with grounding myself and getting this Chakra open and balanced, I can see changes within me on how I approach and feel about survival and stability. I don’t get that gut wrenching feel at the mere thought of my husband having to find new employment. I somehow know that things will be ok. I am a very passionate woman and I have great vitality so those aspects of my root Chakra I didn’t find myself struggling with. Thanks to working with the root Chakra, it forced me take time to really think about my position, emotions and problems that are related to it.

We had a few assignments this week one was too color our own Chakra mandala and to go on a journey to meet your Root Chakra Guardian. Here is the mandala I colored. It has greens in it because when I went on my journey there was a lot of green. Actually I didn’t see anything that was colored red at all!

My Root Chakra

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Becoming Venus – 2014-2015 Cycle

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Back in December I heard the call of our ancient mother Inanna. She came to me and proposed that we get to know each other better. She planted in my heart the desire to have a stronger and better connection with the feminine divine. For a week I wondered how I would be able to do this or better yet where to start. So I did what I am accustomed to do, which is let my higher self know what I want, then let my desire be known to the Universe and let them work things out. Not even a week after that I logged in to my Facebook account and saw an invitation to a workshop about the Venus the Cycle which applied the account of Inanna’s Decent into the Underworld. I immediately knew this is what I must do so I accepted the invitation and was looking forward to our first the meeting.

Our first meeting came and it was everything I expected and more, I soon began to realized that what I had signed up for was not just a class on how the Venus Cycle and Inanna’s Decent correlate but that we would actually embark in the journey ourselves. We were going to become Venus, we were going to go through the gates and the experiences that Inanna encountered while in the underworld. So I will be writing some blogs about my experiences and feelings through out this journey. The cycle commenced on January 11th which coincidentally was the day that my shaman drum circle met for the first time. It was a great day! Wonderful people attended the circle and I really felt a wonderful energy.

We still had two weeks prior to the cycle starting so as homework we decided to take a special time on the Fridays preceding January 11th to meditate, connect with her in a more intentional way. The first time I connected with her was while I was driving (I know dangerous but what can I say I get in the zone quite easily), I saw a woman who looks like Mother Mary (which it was interesting because I have never had any interest or connection to her during my christian years) sitting beside a river beckoning me to join her. Unfortunately since I was driving, that was not the right time to continue along with the journey. So I made a note of it and decided to go back to it as soon as I had the open time to just do some journey-work. Throughout the days while doing some of my tasks, the vision of her kept popping into my mind and so I knew that she wanted to connect rather sooner than later. Once I was done with all my mundane tasks I took a moment and let go and visited with her.

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As I entered the Underworld it was dark night however the stars were shinning brightly in the sky. The river was absolutely beautiful, reflecting that gorgeous night sky. It was moving fast but it was calm. She was sitting to my left and she beckoned me from the distance to come over and sit beside her on the rock. As I approached her, I felt the dew on the grass and as I grew near she extended her hand and I took it. She pulled me in and just held me in a hug just overlooking the water. Not a word was said. Just sitting in silence contemplating the beautiful scenery. Feeling utterly loved, accepted and it felt like a maternal connection. I have to say I felt her warmth throughout my body. I felt so at ease, so just wonderfully connected. There were no words said but I felt understood. I was overwhelmed by a love that really felt unconditional. As time progressed I knew it was time for me to leave. I got up gave her a hug a kiss and told her that I would be back and she motioned her head in a way that said I’ll be waiting. I felt recharged, I felt as I could take on the world.

As I came back I started to wonder who she was. I had the chance to ask her but I didn’t. I felt so comfortable and the time we spent together felt so intimate that it didn’t even cross my mind to ask! Now I was kicking myself ass. So what does my heart knows to be true about her, I know she is full of love, she can appreciate beauty, she values silence and perfect maternal love emanates from her. She is ever forgiving and understanding and you get the sense that she not only accepts you for who you are but loves you in that manner as well. I consider myself lucky to have had a wonderful mother but like many of us they too are having their own journey and I didn’t quite felt loved in such a manner by her. I always feel judged and I find myself feeling like I am a disappointment to her in many ways. We have very different views of the world around us and our lives couldn’t be any more different. I know that I have committed mistakes in our relationship but I do love her very much and I want her to be happy. As I write all this, I am beginning to understand why this aspect of her would decide to present itself to me. It is probably the easiest and fastest way she could find  to enter my heart, she was I guess everything I really needed at that moment in time.

On the start of the cycle, January 11th I journeyed with the intent of connecting with Inanna herself. I  asked my teacher if he would take me to her and so he did. Once in her presence she greeted me like my closest of female friends would. She was young and full of life. She was certainly in her maiden aspect, full of vitality. There were others there present as well. Everyone was talking and sharing with each other. It felt almost like I was at a party. We talked very casual about my personal goals during this Venus cycle and then we danced, danced and danced some more! We were having such a great time! My teacher came for me as it was time for me to return and so I bid her farewell. During my visit with her I felt happy, carefree and as if I had just spent a day with my best friends. It was truly a very joyful experience.

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On January 17th I woke up in a mood of self-care. I looked at the mirror and noticed that I needed to give myself some TLC! As a mother of 4 children and being that is the middle of winter I have let myself go. I had this desire in my heart to make myself feel beautiful and irresistible. I did my regular mom and wife morning duties and then I was off to my bedroom. I looked up my YouTube chant playlist and turned it up. I entered the shower and before I realized it, I am chanting up a storm! I come out, I meticulously take care of long hair and start grooming myself. A few hours later my husband comes in and he looks at me with a spark on his eyes and tells me how beautiful I look and that I looked like a goddess. I laughed as I gave him a big kiss and then the thought crossed my mind. I am becoming Venus! I then login in to my FB and see that today was the day that Venus is once again visible as the Morning Star. Then a little voice in me said now wonder I had such an urge and on top of that it was Friday, Her day! I took at that moment some time to connect with her and let her know that I appreciate it and valued the way she connected with me on this day. I am so looking forward to this journey that I have embarked on with Her and my fellow spiritual friends. I am very interested in seeing how my spiritual life is changed and how much better my relationship with the Divine Feminine will be once this cycle ends in 19 months.

Chakralicious! Introduction Week

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If you are like me, you probably have a basic knowledge of the most common Chakras in our body. I was introduced to them in a workshop I attended a while ago. In that particular workshop we learned basic facts about them. We learned how to activate them and see when they need our attention. Since then, I felt confident enough to be able to work with them in my craft and for self-improvement. I would use Chakra’s energy to infuse amulets with whatever energy I wanted. I have used them in spell work to charge mojo bags as well as candles however I have never done shamanic work with them until now!

I always strive for self-improvement and I love learning new things. So when I saw a 9 week Chakra workshop that used each meeting day to solely focus on one of the Chakras, it absolutely peaked my interest! I had been able to accomplish enough with the little knowledge I had of them, so gaining a better understanding of them I was very certain that it would open new doors for me.

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During our first meeting we covered basic information on the system as well as discussed the different goals we were going to have in each session and homework for the next session was assigned. This is the start my Chakralicious journey through my Chakras! I started by taking a self-assessment quiz on how our Chakras were doing. The results were that they were all very strong, except one, my heart Chakra (it was average) and it did not come as a surprise. It is one of those things that I do struggle with. I have seen and experienced the ugly side of people and I have been hurt many times by those who I have trusted and therefore I tend to be guarded. I sometimes lack compassion towards those who by their own actions have negative repercussions. I am a firm believer that you reap what you sow and if you keep choosing time and  time again the wrong thing, well you can’t expect a positive outcome. So I do struggle with being compassionate to all, regardless of their conditions. But everyone have their own struggles and this is mine. If you would like to take a quiz to see how yours are working you can do so here.

Our next assignment was to journey to discover our Chakra Guardians and to receive a gift from them. This concept was new to me and I was delighted to have found it. Now I can use, shamanic practices to learn and connect with myself in another way. I find that shamanic practices are truly invaluable in your spiritual journey.  I will be sharing with you all, those journeys in separate blogs or this blog would be incredibly long! So if you are interested in seeing how this particular journey unfolds, keep an eye out for those blogs that have Chakaralicious titles.

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