Don’t get your chakras twisted in a knot
The Pillars of Your Life the Foundation for Your Life
Basic security needs must be met before higher needs can be addressed. See the priority of a good foundation in life according to Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs–the basic luxury of having a reasonable expectation of having food, water and shelter at the end of the day.
The chakras illustrate the same hierarchy: the first chakra, the root chakra, representing the foundational need for security in the world; the second chakra representing safety to be open to others.
Basic security in the world ranges from being dependent on others to independence to the possibility of interdependence (it’s rare). The platform for a life, the structural underpinning for development, must be in place to allow freedom of movement at higher levels of engagement. The failure to address physiological and relationship needs is known as “spiritual bypass.”
Priority In the Pillars of Your Life in Terms of chakras
Believe me, distinguishing among the energies that swirl around the lower chakras can be a challenge at times. Those are the times to check the Four Pillars:
- Health needs–managing basic physical function
- Work life–contributing responsibly
- Spiritual growth–sharpening the saw
To neglect responsibility for the platform of your life puts destiny at risk, the demands of the vessel overtaking the purpose of the individual. Dependency is fostered. Short-term gain at a risk to long-term benefit is going to succeed only as far as it reaches–short-term happiness at a cost to the ability to hold on in the long term. You do create your own destiny, which is to say, you either find and follow the achievement awaiting you at your highest capacity, or you don’t find it.
The Chakras could calm their shorts.
Looking only at the first two chakras, the confusion that will prevail in the failure to observe one’s own hierarchy of needs when forming relationships out of an insecure foundation is far too evident in the world, in every marriage formed by partners seeking to have their dependency needs met.
The foundational needs at the level of survival, the confidence and some assurance of one’s way in the world by one’s own agency, must be met by one’s own agency with enough success that you aren’t looking for a dependent relationship. You want a marriage of two people at least at the life-stage of independence. The more dependent will put an inevitable drag on the movement towards greater interdependence. Resentment will intrude. Beware the little foxes.
And it will do so, so passive aggressively, so effectively and underhandedly! Undermining the marriage and taking no blame, to all outward appearances, to all who will listen to her version.
Maternal instinct can murder a weak marriage.
A child born into a marriage with a weak foundation will be a sad witness to the drama of parents in opposition. There is impact generationally, as if the DNA can be altered by the lack of resolution of error in one generation. It has to end, and it has to end with determination.
“In those days people will no longer say, ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’
The more primal urge demands satisfaction. Resentment can intrude on the marriage.
“Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.”–Song of Solomon 2:15
These things happen. The little foxes do get in and then you spot them by the damage done. Though you would rather prevent them getting in, late is better than never in assessing what must be done.
DNA seems to be affected by psychic damage
Only make a commitment that the damage stop with this generation. That’s a tall order and not always achievable, but the approach is to say: it starts with me.
It starts with dialogue, at whatever level is sustainable, with the opposition. Ending the wars within and without one conversation at a time.
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