This year has been about the first chakra for me. Fixing teeth., new glasses, job hunting., daily walking and now I’ve signed up at a gym. Training at the gym releases a lot of energy. I was able to play at basketball and throwball today. I’m better than how I’ve been in the recent years and only slightly better than a primary school girl.
As I make strides in my own progress with me as my only reference I feel joy and pride. This is typical first chakra. I suppose if I play better than Michael Jordan then the world might take notice but that would be a third chakra thing. I’m not there.
Attached are pictures from my favorite temple-the playground. The sky was spectacular today and the colours were lovely.
The seven main cakrAs are:
1. Stability and Survival
2. Self-Establishment, Family, Friends and Mates
3. Achievement and Energy
4. Dharma and Service
5. Thoughts, Ideas and Purity
6. Command and Control
7. Freedom and Joy
Any action you take to fufill the needs of one chakra must be compatible with the other ones or you will get blocked or unbalanced there.
An easy example is someone who sacrifices health (the first) for achievement. Or achievement for family. Or purity for mates or friends. Or liberty for security. Or dharma for joy. Etc.,
One must balance and fulfill the needs of each chakra in such a way as to not disturb or sacrifice the others.
And thus your livelihood must be dhArmika and pure. It must not make you feel trapped. So also your selection of a mate and achievement.
Your dharma must ensure your survival and family needs as well as your need to feel free and happy.
When designing your life., check for upward and downward compatibility of all cakrAs.
When there is a second chakra failure – for example a heartbreak, some people rise to the higher chakras of achievement, dharma or philosophy.
Others fall to the first chakra and cause self-harm like over-eating, suicide, drinking etc.
People who fail in the third chakra of achievement and esteem – for example failing in exams etc, may either struggle hard to succeed, rise to the higher chakras of service and philosophy, or fall to the lower chakras. They may abandon themselves to self-indulgence with indiscreet mating, drinking etc., or they may even kill themselves.
When does a failure at a chakra lead to person’s elevation and when does it lead to degradation?
Can we choose?