In talking with a client this morning during an intuitive reading I was sharing with her how I was feeling her fear all the way down in her fear bone. What I had meant to say was tail bone. This Freudian slip got me thinking about all the “stuff” that gets trapped in the 1st chakra at the base of the spine.
I like to think of chakras as little computer hard drives that store information. We can access this information in several ways. We can meditate on the chakra and ask it to reveal any clues to the fear. Another way is to observe the thoughts we are thinking. Negativity, insecurity, thoughts of lack or experiencing lack of support are all signs that the first chakra has fear stored there. Troubles with your low back, sacrum, legs or feet are physical manifestations of the fear bone being active.
What to do with this information? There are several ways to diminish the fear stored in the body. One way is through yoga. Yoga is an ancient practice that opens up the body to release negative emotions that get trapped there over time. Journaling is another way to process fear. Talking about fears with a friend or therapist is another way. Getting a massage or having a healing session with someone who can “see” the fear and then help to shift it is another solution. My all time favorite remedy is to breathe into the fear. Did you know we can not hold fear in our body and breathe long and deep at the same time? Give it a try.
Fear is neither good nor bad. Fear is information. We decide how we are going to use this information. We can choose to put up blocks that protect us from experiencing life in all its gory, I mean glory. Or, we can acknowledge fear and say thank you for sharing but I’m going to do this thing I’m afraid of anyhow. I know it isn’t as simple as that. These tools and techniques are a good place to start.
Della is an intuitive reader who has many years of experience with these matters. If you’d like some helping moving through fear connect with her through her website.