This body is a gift. I am connected to this world, and I belong. It’s beautiful what a little bit of grounding and balance can bring into your life, but when trauma happens in our lives, it can be easy to disconnect from our bodies and feel the opposite of belonging. We may feel unsafe or all together like we are constantly feeling in flight or fight mode. Anxiety might constantly be present, or a heaviness in our body we can’t escape. I’ve been connecting deeply with my root chakra or my foundation to my life if you aren’t familiar with chakras. What this has brought into my life has been magic. Our roots connect us to this earth, why we are here and what our purpose is. This is the energy that holds our financial blockages, our family traumas and of course the connection we feel to our bodies and this world.
Story time. Two years ago I experienced a trauma. I was roofied at a night club when I was 24 years old. I still don’t know how it happened or why it happened but I do know I felt unsafe for so long in my own body from that night. Never did I ever think something like this could happen to me. I’d go into detail but I have absolutely no recollection. I woke up in my bed wondering what the hell happened. I “got lucky” nothing bad happened, I was saved by a friend that knew something was off. I still felt every bit of trauma being so out of control. I was scared this happened so easily. I felt unsafe but for to long acted like everything was ok. I disconnected from my body. I felt awful, all of the time. I was very anxious when I’d go anywhere and I was tired of feeling that way finally. I have healed so much since that night two years ago but this last month I realize a lot of blocked energy was in my root chakra from this experience. Anxiety isn’t something we should live with. Fear for our lives is not something we should tolerate. Fuck those people who put fear in us but we have to take our power back any way we can. For me it has been reclaiming my body and connecting back to my chakras even if the healing is heavy. I’ve been clearing out this energy and it’s been extremely important. Grounding ourselves brings ease back to life. Life should be lived, not survived. Take your body back, take your life back.