Today in Kat McNally’s Reverb challenge, she offers for our consideration a prompt provided by Amy of The Anxious Hippie.
The idea of rooting down into your own personal beliefs and center of truth is an ongoing process, and many things can serve as anchors or roots as you move through life.
What rooted or anchored you in 2014?
And where do you want to put down roots in 2015?
I almost don’t know how to answer this question. It’s one of my beliefs that one of the gifts we bring through our incarnation is the capacity to ground higher spiritual principles and energies, and through embodying them, anchor them on Earth and make them more widely available. So I often think of myself as a bit like a tree – my branches reaching skyward pulling energy down through my trunk (my life) down through all my chakras, and grounding them through my roots.
There’s so much around me that helps me feel rooted – kindred spirits and those that hold me with love in their hearts; numerous practices running the gamut from meditation to flower essences, from writing and all my creative practices to simply being in my home which is my sanctuary. It’s all a wonderful blend of the spiritual and the physical – it nurtures and sustains me like nutrient-absorbing roots, and keeps me stable like the deep anchoring roots of ancient trees.
Right now, more than anything 2015 feels like it’s time to direct some new love and energy into my business, which really is simply another part of me. So the things that root me, also bring the nourishment into my business – I just want to direct it more intentionally.
So perhaps what I’m really saying is that I want to put my roots down deep into my dreams. Draw up all the delicious raw materials and create some new magic that makes my branches grow and my leaves sprout and my fruit blossom into richness.
I don’t think I can talk about roots though without showing you something. You’ll have to ignore the terrible photography and lighting, but have a look at this seed. I have no idea what it’s official name is, but I call it root seed. Don’t the markings on it look like fabulous roots?
And here’s the front side of it. I turned it into a little touchstone one year when my guiding star word was Flourish, and calling in root energy seemed like such a great and supportive idea.
I live in a neighborhood where the houses are close together and the city has trees planted curbside along the street. It delights me to think the trees are holding hands and guarding our little block. But I also think their roots are touching and their communicating that way as well. What if we’re all trees with our roots touching and communicating and sharing? Your turn. What makes you feel rooted? Know what kind of seed my unknown friend is? Are you more of a root chakra or crown chakra kind of person? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
” …trees are holding hands and guarding our little block.” that is delicious. I love it. Yes. Such a fantastic way to see trees. One of the reasons I love being out in the woods is listening to the trees whisper amongst themselves. They see so much. They are the ancient guardians. I feel lost without trees around me. My yard has a cedar tree from the farm my mother was born on (and we still have in the family) as well as a silver maple that is from the silver maple at the farm my grandmother planted so so many years ago when it was just a seedling. I have other plants and shrubs and two trees in the backyard my uncle gave us – but having those two specific trees in our yard hold so much meaning for me. They help to keep me rooted. Love your touchstone and how connected you are with that which is around you! 🙂
Oh Tracy, I’m swooning with the idea of your family trees – that seriously makes my heart dance in delight.
As someone who grew up on a small farm, I tend to think of roots as the thing weeds have, so that it takes extra effort to make sure they’re all the way out.
You make me laugh Scott.
Rooted in dreams sounds like a great place to be.
Your touchstone is so beautiful!
It’s funny you should ask: I’m more of a crown chakra girl but realised that I’d neglected the root chakra for too long.
It feels to me like we’re being called to pay attention to balancing our crown and roots chakras – keeping them both strong.