Money, Money – What Is the Source of Your Money and Abundance?

I love talking about the chakra system. This is the way that energy comes to us and interacts with our physical bodies. But it is also a means by which we can gauge and examine our belief systems and our spiritual values.

I have mentioned that the root chakra is the foundation of our energy system.  And because of this, it is a very important one. Here we find our concern to be on survival, belongingness, Money, shelter, are just the physical out picturing of our root chakra beliefs and values.

And many, if not most of our belief and values, are picked up from our families as we grew up.

My Family And Beliefs About Needs

My parents always seemed to be concerned with hard work in order to provide and never seemed to either know what their passion was or how to live and work in order to fulfill it. They always seemed to be involved with jobs that were just there to make money to keep body and soul together.

I can’t say that my family had a belief in abundance and plenty.

We always seemed to be able to have just enough to get by on. And I seem to have caught this thought and for a big part of my life, I made it part of my belief system.

And so my family and myself, for most of my life,  probably had a very diminished and dark root chakras.

There seems to be this belief among most people that in order to get ahead, you must work hard at your tasks. But this often just results in lots of action with little results and not much satisfaction.

My New Belief About Needs

But now in my life, I am beginning to see things differently.

I hope that you have read my post concerning my thoughts on God. This is important because, as Paul Tillich says, “God is the Ground of Being.” How I view God determines how I see everything else in my life.

I now understand that God is truly all there is. “In God,” Paul tells us in the New Testament, “we live and move and experience our being.”

And I believe that since God is all there is, then we are linked with a source of supply that is unlimited. In fact, Paul tells us that God will supply all our needs according to God’s resources and supply in heaven.

Too often, I find myself slipping back into my old thoughts and beliefs and making people or a job my source of supply and as I do, my root chakra gets muddied and cloudy. But as I allow myself to slip into the wordless still place at the center of my being I find that I can reconnect with the true source of life and all that is, God, and then I can allow all sorts of wonderful and creative ideas to emerge and I can begin to imagine a new and wonderful future of abundance and supply. And as I do, I find my root chakra being cleansed, energized and balanced.

Try this and see if it benefits you. Remember what your family’s beliefs about money and work and then as you enter a meditative state, allow yourself to realize that God is the source of all that you need. From this place, allow all sorts of new and creative thoughts and ideas to come into that space. Don’t judge the thoughts, just look at them and see what help they can be and if they offer the next step that you need to take on your journey.

Imagine wholeness and ideas come, then plans, then acts, then beauty out-pictured.

Got Security Issues? Check For A Dirty Bomb In Your Root Chakra!!

Abraham Maslow, the famous psychologist, devised his famous pyramid of human needs which is a way of looking at the needs we have in life. There are five levels to this pyramid. It begins with a broad base which he labeled our physiological needs. These included air, food, water, sex and sleep. Next up the pyramid were the needs for safety which for him included employment, financial, other resources, family and health. The other steps up the pyramid were love, esteem and self-actualization.

As I was thinking about this pyramid, I realized that Maslow was laying out the items that were involved with each of the seven chakras of Eastern thought. If you are not familiar with the chakra system, them be sure and read my post, Chakras – An Overview.

We are spiritual beings having a human experiences and as such, we have needs. And it is only as our basic physiological and safety needs are met that we have a firm basis from which to continue our journey of spiritual unfolding and our true self-actualization.

This brings us to our consideration of the root chakra.

The Root Chakra

The root chakra is located at the base of our spine. It forms the base of our development.

It is represented as a red spinning fan. The red is like that of a ruby as it shines in the bright sunlight.

This chakra is associated with the issue of physical security and safety and especially with your thoughts and beliefs regarding these issues.

Family Beliefs

Many of these thoughts and beliefs were gained though your family involvement and the thoughts and beliefs that your parents held and then passed along, both consciously or unconsciously, to you.

For this reason, it is important to revisit and examine the ways your family regarded finances, careers, home, physical needs and possessions.

Were these thoughts and beliefs a source of worry and concern for your parents and now for you?

Was providing for these basic needs seen as a hardship and something that was always just out of reach? Maybe there was a belief that there really was “never enough” to go around and so you must scrimp and make do.

These thoughts and beliefs tend to make the chakra very dark and murky. The cause it to either shrink and shrivel or to be very enlarged and out of balance with the other chakras.

Or was the dominant belief one where all of your needs were easily and comfortable provided?

This causes your chakra to be clear and ruby red and more in balance with the rest of your centers.

Cleansing The Root Chakra

After you have looked at how your family believed and thought about money and employment, you are now ready to think about cleansing and balancing the root chakra.

One of the most effective techniques I have found is the use of a beam of white light. White light is the most pure form of light and it also includes all of the colors of the chakras. This energy is very effective in cleansing and balancing the energy of the chakras.

Visualize your body. See a ball of red light at the base of your spine. Then visualize a beam of crystal white light coming from above and entering your head and going through your body until it enters the red root chakra. See this as a powerful cleansing light and allow it to purge your chakra of any fears and worries about money and success.

You might also want to use the affirmation “All of my fears and worries about money and success are cleansed by the light. All of my wants and needs are met and provided for at every moment.”

Try this technique daily for a week and see what results you get. Then be sure and share any of them with us as you desire. As we share our stories and experiences, we all grow and develop.

Chakras – An Overview

I talked about chakras and energy centers in my post: Energy Cleansing in 30 Minutes A Day. Each of us is a being of light and energy. This is our essential nature. This energy flows through our being and is concentrated in seven centers or chakras that seem to follow the spinal column and are located near various glands in the body.

So What Are Chakras?

I am going to begin a series of posts about the chakras. One post a month will deal with each of the seven chakras in order.

The word chakra is Sanskrit and means “wheel.” Clairvoyants say that the chakras resemble spinning wheels or fans.

Each center seems to be associated with the issues of life.

The Lower Three Chakras, Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus

As you move up the body, the lower three chakras, the root chakra, the sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra, deal with issues of the material world such as money and success, power and relationships.

The Upper Three Chakras, Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakra

The upper three chakras, the throat chakra, the third eye chakra and the crown chakra, concern the truth,spiritual sight and hearing and our connection with God.

The Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is the middle between the two and is concerned with the energy of love, which holds the material and the spiritual dimensions together and makes the world, both inner and outer go round.

Each of the chakras can become dull and dirty. This usually occurs when you hold thoughts and emotions at are negative such as fear and anger and hatred. This can cause you to feel sluggish and out of balance. You loose touch with your spiritual center.

Cleansing and balancing the chakras can help bring a sense of clarity and balance back into life. And as the chakras are allowed to function more fully, your connection to God and the angels is increased.

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