Our assignment is to write about our thoughts/experiences relating to the root chakra this week, and this morning I thought, what a great opportunity to write about my cat!
(note: since this is supposed to be a journal entry, I will try super hard not to go back and edit it later, but I can't make any promises).
Have you ever woken up to intense eye contact from your cat? Is it not a little creepy and yet comforting? I'm gonna go ahead and use the pun and say it's only natural that having an animal's presence nearby is a great way to connect with your root chakra. My cat uses me as a piece of furniture/body warmer, and in return, I get the benefit of connecting with my primal nature with my fingers dug into her fur while listening to the comforting clank and hiss of the radiator.
In this space, I am warm, calm, and safe. I am grounded by the sound of Pineapple's purr. It's no wonder that cats are said to be excellent for people who suffer from anxiety and depression. I [tried to] meditate for a few minutes on connecting with this primal side of me. Though physically connected to a grounding force, it wasn't too long before I thought of breakfast, my urge to pee, and when is my roommate going to get out of the bathroom?
I realized that I actually start the majority of my days tapping into my root chakra. 99% of the time, the cat hops onto my tummy and demands snuggles and headbutts (our crown chakras connecting, possibly?) before I need to roll out of bed for my first client of the day. I then take care of basic needs:
There is a reason why they're called "coffee grounds" no doubt, and the more I think about it, coffee is also a great root chakra connector. It has an earthy smell. It awakens you. It makes you human again. In some cases, it has saved lives.
That concludes the journalish part of the blog entry for today, but for the folks at home wanting to know more about the root chakra, check out this link: http://www.chakra-anatomy.com/root-chakra.html.
Stay tuned for Chakra #2!