I see many clients who are very ungrounded these days. Myself included at times. It doesn't matter how spiritual you are or how normal you are. we are all going through various patterns of clearing. If we are too much up in the head or overly emotional we will be out of balance. it i hard to remail in harmony during these intense times! I have written the article her to help us all find practical ways to stay down to Earth.
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RED: A Dissertation on The Root Chakra ©Pam Burn 2012
Ways to bring red into your life.
Root, support, foundation
|Gland : Adrenals|
Perceive, believe, achieve.
|Time of Day:
PHYSICAL AILMENTS: Lower back pain,
haemorrhoids, constipation, sciatica, knee problems, obesity, addictive
behaviour, depression, testicular problems. The denser parts of the body such
as the bones, the spine, the legs, and the knees , Red blood cells and the
colon, (large intestine).
KEY WORDS: family, identity, bonding, loyalty, grounding,
power, foundations, self-awareness, courage, survival, passion, life-purpose,
perseverance, heat, action, survival, procreation.
RED grounds us to Mother Earth and also to all the
groups that support our life such as family, friends, ethnicity, gangs,
religious affiliations, social class.
It is the most stimulating colour and it has the
longest wavelength and the lowest frequency. Its energy is immediate and
spontaneous. It raises blood pressure and increases circulation. It builds up
blood cell and strengthens stamina. It stimulates appetite and has an effect on
the bowels, pelvis, legs, hips, joints and base of spine. It feeds the muscular
system and energises. Red releases adrenaline into the system. It is the colour
of war and the sexual dance. It is the colour of birth, life and death. It is
the essence of life.
Red boosts your physical vitality, your sex drive
or your enthusiasm for life. It helps you to find the courage and spirit of
adventure to commit to a person or project. It helps you to express hidden anger
or frustration in a healthy way and protects you from others negativity. It
helps with anxieties about money and gain increased fulfilment in business or
work. It helps you to feel at home in the world, gaining a stronger sense of
where you belong. It helps with difficult circumstances in your life and helps
you to find creative ways to alter future experiences. Learn to say “no.”
According to Hebrew tradition the name of Adam the
first man, means “red” or “alive” and still today, in some Slavic languages red
denotes “living” or “beautiful.” To the ancient Egyptians, red was the colour
of Ra, the sun God, and in later Roman times it was linked to Mars, the God of
war. To this day red is still associated with war; red and black were adopted
as the colours of the Russian Revolution and later in the 1930’s by the Nazis
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE QUALITIES:
Use for problems of the lower body from the base
of spine to the feet. Circulation problems, reproductive problems such as
impotence and frigidity .It helps to: awaken libido; stimulate adrenal glands;
stimulate the nervous system; for blood and cell rejuvenation and regeneration;
strengthens bones; helps with tiredness, depression, lethargy, coldness,
stress, wounds, poor circulation, cramp, anaemia, viral and bacterial
Contra-indications: When in doubt leave red out.
Should not be used for asthma, high blood pressure, hypertension,
hyperactivity, heart disease, insomnia or when bleeding as it is too
stimulating. It is not a good colour to use with the eyes, especially if
someone is suffering with eyestrain.
As red as fire, As red as Mars, The Red Army
Red pestilence, Caught red handed, Red or Dead
Red rag to a bull, Seeing red, Red Alert
Caught red handed, Red light district
Roll out the red carpet, Scarlet woman.
When we are grounded we know that:
We have a leg to stand on
We can put our back into it
We can stand on our own two feet
We are willing to stand up for what we believe in
We are not afraid to stand up for ourselves.
These popular sayings express balanced root chakra
energy when someone is down to earth and not afraid to get things done.
The Square, which represents strong foundations
and solidity. The four corners symbolise the four directions, north, south,
east, west. We can move in any direction from a strong foundation.
Red flowers have traditionally meant love of a
physical nature. Pink flowers are associated with a higher love and affection.
Someone who is grieving will appreciate a gift of deep pink flowers which sends
out a powerful message of universal love and tenderness.
Scarlet poppies for consolation.
Red roses for love and passion.
Red tulips are a declaration of love.
Red nasturtiums are for patriotism.
Pink carnations are for deep love.
Red hot poker, peonies, gladioli.
Use these to enhance your environment. Flowers
uplift the spirit and pervade the home with their colour and perfume.
Listen to strongly rhythmic music that uses drums
and bass. Dance along stamping and moving in a sensual and rhythmic way. Music
is healing and sound can cause changes in our bodies. Recent research has shown
that classical music has tangible medical benefits. Now doctors say that
classical music could be used instead of drugs to reduce heart rate and blood
pressure. Faster music speeds up breathing, circulation and heart rate so
listen to classical music such as Beethoven (slow) or Vivaldi (fast) or
Mozart’s Hallellujia Chorus which is very uplifting. Listening to it cleanses
and balances the chakras.
Place pure spring water in a red glass container,
cover and place it in the sun for a couple of hours before storing it in the
fridge. In winter leave all day. This method can also energise oils. Drink the
water when you feel tired or lethargic. Red solarised water is particularly
good for sciatica and to activate the nerves and blood. One glassful between
meals is good for anaemia. It will raise the blood pressure. It is better to
take it in the mornings as it is energising. Do not use if you are angry or have
heart problems, varicose veins or skin rashes.
OILS: Use in the bath or in a burner. These can also
be mixed with a base oil for massage.
Black Pepper: This is one of the oldest known
spices. It has hot stimulating effect. It dilates blood vessels making it good
for muscular aches and pains and as an aid for digestion.
Rosemary: A penetrating and stimulating oil with
many uses. Its stimulating effect works on the physical and mental levels.
Cedarwood: This has a long history of use by the
Egyptians. It has a composing effect when inhaled and is good for stress.
Rose : This is an excellent oil for purification
on both physical and emotional levels. It is considered to be the Queen of
Geranium: This has a stimulating effect on the
lymphatic system and is useful for skin conditions. It balances extremes
whether on the physical or emotional level.
Red cinnamon: This should be used with care and
can irritate the skin. It blends well with orange and clove oil for use in a
Bach classified all emotional problems into 7
major groups: fear, uncertainty, insufficient interest in present
circumstances, loneliness, over-sensitivity, despondency or despair and
over-care for the welfare of others. Thirty-eight remedies were made. A few
drops of the remedy are taken when needed. Flower essences contain light
vibrations, the strength of which depends on the colour of the flower. The
essences also reflect the different colour frequencies that relate to the state
of mind being treated.
Mind State Essences
|Pink/Green Loneliness Water
GAIA EARTH STAR
with the Red Ray, for the Root Chakra.
Indications: for those; who feel
lost and unconnected; spacey and ungrounded; who have a sense of not belonging;
who lack vitality and a zest for life; who drift aimlessly always searching for
something more in life.
Effects: fosters a feeling of belonging and connection to all around them;
promotes security and attachment; helps develop an awareness of our connection
to the natural realms; helps to bring about a new zest for all that life has to
offer; promotes courage and determination; balances the yin and yang or the
male and female aspects of ourselves, grounds and connects you to Mother Earth
With Red, I have the courage and strength to
realize my ambitions.
With Red, I am
grounded, secure, and in touch with reality.
Red, I ignite my loving relationships with passion and vitality knowing in turn
that I am safe, secure and loved.
Red, I increase my enthusiasm, optimism and zest for life.
Red, I have the energy and confidence to face whatever comes my way.
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These can be held worn or placed in the home or
work place. Remember to cleanse and programme them.
RUBY; energises and balances but may
over-stimulate bringing up anger. Shields against psychic attack and promotes
positive dreams. Helps us to retain wealth and passion. Detoxifies body and
blood and treats fevers and restricted blood flow. Aids survival issues.
GARNET: energises and revitalises, balancing
energy and bringing serenity. Inspires love. Treats spinal and cellular
disorders, blood , heart and lungs: regenerates DNA. Aids assimilation of
vitamins and minerals. Enhances sexuality and controls unreasonable anger
especially that directed to yourself.
RED JASPER: grounds energy and rectifies unjust
situations. A stone of health. Strengthens circulatory system. Connected to the
root chakra it aids in re-birthing.
RED SARDONYX: a stimulating stone. Increases
strength and protection and stamina and vigour. May bring lasting happiness in
marriage. It attracts friends and lifts depression. It heals lungs and bones.
CUPRITE: stimulates root chakra, grounds energy
and revitalises physical energy. Aids heart and blood, muscular system and
skeletal system and aids metabolic imbalances.
AVENTURINE: Enhances creativity and balance
male/female energies. Balances blood pressure.
CARNELIAN: Is strongly attuned to earth. It makes
you feel comfortable in your surroundings – like having an anchor into the
physical world Helps a weak voice. Removes fear of death. Motivates success in
business; aids positive life choices; dispels apathy. Protects against rage and
resentment. Influences female reproductive organs, increasing re-productivity. Heals
lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis and depression. It facilitates
direction and control of your life.
RED JADE; associated with love, releases tension.
Aids constuctive expression of anger.
RED CELESTITE: brings balance and alignment.
RED FLUORITE: protective stone. Aids physical and
mental co-ordination, counteracting mental disorder. Grounds and integrates
spiritual energies. Rekindles sexual libido. Benefits teeth cells and bones.
Repairs DNA damage.
RED TOURMALINE: cleanses and purifies. Ground and
clears chakras and forms a protective shield. It releases tension and aligns
the spine. Attracts inspiration, compassion and tolerance.
RED LEPIDOLITE: A stone of transition releasing
end reorganising old patterns and inducing change. Protects against
HEMATITE: aids people who haven’t got their feet
on the ground. It sorts out issues making it possible to move ahead. It
dissolves negative energy and forms positive energy.
ROSE QUARTZ : Calms and reassures. Aids positive
affirmations for self-trust and self-worth. Teaches how to love oneself and
aids forgiveness and acceptance. Aids physical heart and circulation. Increases
fertility. Soothes burns and blisters. It helps muscles relax.
Saying these regularly, will raise your vibration
and will bring more of the colour into your life. They displace negativity and
prevent your mind from wandering. These positive statements will feed and
nourish your body. You can make your own up but here are some suggestions:
Red will boost my enthusiasm for life.
Red will help me to find the courage to live life
to the full and to be adventurous.
Red will protect me when I feel vulnerable.
Red will help me to discover my life’s purpose.
I am brimming with red energy and am connected to
The rose pink ray is flowing through my veins
giving me strength and courage and filling me with God’s love.
Ruby rays are flowing up through my feet and legs
filling me with radiant energy and strength.
I am part of the living universe. I acknowledge my
connection to all living things.
I am fully alive and here in my body. I have
everything I need.
With Red, I have the courage
and strength to realize my ambitions
With Red, I am grounded,
secure, and in touch with reality
With Red, I ignite my loving
relationships with passion and vitality
With Red, I increase my
enthusiasm, optimism and zest for life
With Red, I have the energy
and confidence to face whatever comes my way.
You are a born leader with a spirit for
adventure, You are passionate about many things but must be careful not to use
your energy to excess. You tend to dive into things feet first, which can
sometimes leave you in hot water. You love movement and change and to be seen
and recognised for your efforts at work. You have huge amounts of energy for
projects and interests that you feel passionately about. Your strong will can
sometimes be used to dominate others, so be careful; channel your energies for
the highest good. Initial bursts of passion and energy can lead to burn out, so
focus on seeing projects through to completion.
Negative Red can be domineering,
aggressive, insensitive, self-centred, impatient and sexually deviant as
typified by Christian Grey!.
in a person's aura indicates fighters, reformers, leaders, explorers. Soldiers,
pioneers, leaders of movements and entrepreneurs relate to the red ray.
CHECK FOR IMBALANCE IN THE ROOT CHAKRA.
Answer these questions to gauge how your root
chakra is functioning.
- Do you feel disconnected
to your body, as if you aren’t quite in it?
- Do you feel insecure and
- Do you have low energy
levels, often feeling tired, exhausted or weary for no real reason?
- Are you either very
overweight or very underweight?
- Do you “escape” through
alcohol, drugs or food?
- Did you have a trauma
between conception and the age of 5?
- Do you suffer from
disorders of the bowel or intestines; problems with bones or teeth; eating
disorders; problems with legs, feet, knees, base of spine and buttocks?
The more yes answers you have, the more likely you
are to have an imbalance.
Try to reconnect with your body. Choose a sport or
activity you enjoy such as dance, aerobics, running, swimming, dance. Yoga is
also good, as it heals and balances all the chakras. Gardening and pottery are
also good grounding exercises. Art Therapy is fun and healing also.
© 2005 Donna Eden & David Feinstein, Ph.D.
electrical device is “grounded” when it is connected to the ground in a way
that allows excess energy to leave the system.
- PHYSICALLY GROUNDED when we can
feel our connection with the Earth and carry ourselves (posture, movement,
awareness) in a manner that is in harmony with the Earth’s gravitational
- EMOTIONALLY GROUNDED when our
energies and emotions move through our physically-grounded body freely and
are wholesomely discharged through our cells, our breath, our thoughts,
& our actions.
- SPIRITUALLY GROUNDED when a
physically-grounded body and an emotionally-grounded mind are in harmony
& alignment with one another and with “spirit” (the animating force
within living things).
Techniques that align your energies with the force field of the
Earth and allow your energies and feelings to move freely through your body:
- “Separating Heaven &
Earth”/“Connecting Heaven & Earth”
- The 3rd-Eye/Navel
- “Taking Down the Flames”
- “Expelling the Venom.” Follow with a slow and deliberate
“Zip-Up” that ends by reaching up to the heavens and circling your arms
down until they hang at your sides.
- With your hands on your thighs,
smooth your hands down your legs
- The “Wayne Cook Posture”
- The “Three Thumps”
Quick “Physical” Grounding Technique
- Do a 3rd-Eye/Navel
- Place your hands at the sides of
your waist (at the Belt Flow)
- With your thumb in the front and
fingers toward the back, slide your hands slowly and firmly down your legs
- When you get to your feet, squeeze
at the sides of your feet
- End by tracing up the spleen
(Energy Medicine Donna Eden)
All foods have a vibrational alignment to the 7
main chakras and their colours and these colours reflect the spectrum of the
rainbow. Different coloured foods are specific for energising, balancing and
healing their corresponding colour related chakras. Each colour food energises,
cleanses, builds, heals and re-balances the glands, organs and nerve centres
associated with its colour related chakra. The purpose of the rainbow diet is
to help balance, on a regular daily basis, each individual chakra and the
chakra system as a whole. If we think of plant food as condensed, coloured
sunlight, we get a better feeling of the principles behind this approach. The
colour of a food is its signature. As we become sensitive to Nature’s efforts
to communicate to us through her beautiful colours, we begin to develop a
sensitivity to the particular food colours we are drawn to on a specific day as
a key to what food energies and nutrients we need to balance our bodies. Red
food is used for people with low vitality, which fits with low energy in the
first chakra. Red foods are also used to treat people with anaemia or a
deficiency in the blood vitality. For example rose hips, which are red, are
high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is important for building and maintaining the
connective tissue we need for locomotion, heart muscle tone, ligament function,
blood vessel integrity and a adrenal function. The adrenals, which energise our
fight or flight response, have the highest amount of vitamin C in the body. Our
muscle system supplies the locomotion for survival. The first chakra, red in
colour is linked to these survival organ and gland systems.
All of the chakras must be nourished so the
rainbow diet calls for the full spectrum of foods. Sometimes however we can use
a single colour of food, for a short period of time to energise a specifically
weakened chakra. Generally the Rainbow diet is a whole-person, full chakra
approach to nutrition. Be sensible though, red sweets are not the same as a red
apple! Remember that food is our fuel. It too holds a subtle energy so try to
eat fresh, pure, organic food. Good food is fresh, local, seasonal and safe. Work
with nature. Nature is clever: cooling salads in the summer; hearty root
vegetables in winter when we need warmth and bulk. Use whole grains and
sprouted seeds and pulses. A little lean, organic meat is fine in moderation.
Fish is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Wash fruit and vegetables
in salted water. Cut down on caffeine and alcohol and drink 2 litres of pure
water every day.
Morning: Red, orange,
yellow/golden foods are eaten in the morning and enhance the first, second and
Midday: Yellow/gold, green and
blue foods are eaten for lunch and enhance the third, forth and fifth chakras.
Evening: Blue, indigo and purple,
gold and white foods enhance the fifth, sixth and seventh chakras.
Trust your intuition for no-one knows your body
like you do. Listen to it. Eating foods by their colours is like eating a
particular colour from the sun. It brings us closer to Nature.
It is important not to be obsessive about this but
to take a sensible approach.
(Dr Gabriel Cousens)
Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, red
apples, red grapes, pink grapefruit rhubarb, watermelon, tomatoes, red peppers,
radishes, chilis, kidney beans, red cabbage, red onions, beetroot, cayenne
pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, beef, lamb, liver
- Vitamins: B vitamins
- Minerals; Iron,
phosphorous, potassium, kali phos.
- Herbs :
Compatum : loosens joints
and improves circulation.
circulation and alleviates hardening of the arteries.
Red Clover: effective for
the menopause. Also use for skin problems.
Nasturtium: Used to treat
urinary disorders. Use as a poultice for colds and sores. Edible in salads.
Meat is the most grounding
food as it is the densest. If you are vegetarian you can often be deficient in
Vit B12. You can supplement but it is good to eat meat occasionally or fish.
Send love and gratitude to the animal before you eat it and try to buy from a
reliable supplier who farms with integrity and is concerned for the welfare of
(Dr Gabriel Cousens)
Red will give you energy and will make you feel
warm. It arouses passion and gives courage and determination to the wearer. It
will make you feel outgoing and positive. If it makes you feel uncomfortable
wear pink or use the complementary colour of Sky blue. Use a silk or pure
cotton scarf. Cleanse your scarf once you have finished by linking into the
Light. Hold in you left hand and sweep down with your right hand asking that
all that is negative and impure be cleansed from the scarf.
In traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are
the organs where we hold vital energy and it is often the kidneys together with
the adrenal glands, which straddle them, that become overworked and malfunction
in times of stress. Red is the colour that activates the liver to make new red
corpuscles, thus building up our entire system.
Place a red scarf over the pelvis or back. The
energy of the red ray will penetrate and boost the energy within the kidneys
and adrenals so that you can build up your reserves and replenish your immune
system. Red socks are useful if you suffer from cold feet or chilblains and
will help to move the blood around the body. Wear a red T-shirt when you go to
the gym or go jogging.
Make yourself comfortable. Try to burn incense or
essential oils. Use crystals that you will have programmed. Burn a red candle.
Sit in front of it and focus on the bright shining flame. The candle represents
your physical body whilst the flame represents the energetic body. The light
emanating from the candle is the universal life force all around you.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply and
rhythmically. Let your breath flow to all parts of your body so that it relaxes
every cell. Visualise yourself walking through a sun- baked field blazing with
beautiful red flowers. Notice their vital energy. Look around and smell their
sweet, light scent. Imagine that the air you are breathing is filled with
sparkling white light and feel this filling your lungs.
Feel your base on the earth, your feet, legs,
buttocks, sitting on the lap of Mother Earth. She is holding you with love and
support. Feel her beneath you and visualise yourself growing roots down into
the centre of the earth. From these roots imagine her life force, her love and
her protection filling your body. It moves towards you, passionate and powerful
travelling with easy grace and strength. Take as much as you want.
Know that you are at one with the Earth and feel
strong, vibrant and energised. Feel yourself filling with red and feel that
warm energy flowing through your veins energising the areas you want to heal.
Fluid and relaxed, your cells drink and bask in this primal red ray. Slowly let the images recede and take a few
Be still and at peace. Know that all your needs
will be met. Open your eyes and feel energised and restored. Thank Mother Earth and the Divine Source of
all That Is for their love and support.
(Caroline Shola Arewa)
Colour breathing uses the act of breathing with
the mental focus on a particular colour. Each of our centres or chakras
accumulates negativity by our thoughts and actions and by the people that we
come into contact with on a daily basis.
Try to go
somewhere quiet and peaceful and if possible be outside in the fresh air
surrounded by nature. The breath itself is coloured since the ether is
coloured. As you breathe in, imagine pulling the colour red down from the
cosmos through the top of your head. Imagine a fountain of coloured light
showering down and filling you up from the top of your head to the tips of your
This is the best all-round balancer for re-charging and re-balancing the
chakras and the aura. Try to do it first thing in the morning, barefoot if
possible, to make firm contact with Mother Earth. Close your eyes and breathe
in the appropriate colour for each chakra starting with the red centre. Breathe
red in and out for either 3 or 7 breaths imagining the red centre being bathed
with red light. Then move onto orange then yellow, then green, then sky blue,
then indigo and finally violet. When you have completed the rainbow breath, be
still for a few moments to experience the re-balancing effect. This exercise
balances and floods the centres with colour and strengthens the aura.
Energy Medicine Donna
©Pam Burn 2012