The Importance of Grounding – Balancing the Earth Star and Root Chakras in Times of Fear and Uncertainty


I know you can feel it. We all feel it. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be sensitive, you in some way feel the shift, the major winds of transformation that are blowing through the collective, uprooting and unsettling everything we all once found safety and security in. Everything we once knew is being thrown into the light for questioning and it can be a daunting experience. These are the times when we must pause, be still, and come back to the breath. Please, breathe with me. I feel you just as much as I know you feel me. We are feeling each other. This is the beauty of these times: Feeling. During times of uncertainty, the importance of grounding becomes even more significant for, without it, we’re left open and susceptible to being emotionally and mentally tossed and blown in whichever direction the wind blows. When times are uneasy, it’s important to ground and anchor into truth, wisdom, and love. We do this by ensuring that our Earth Star and Root Chakras are active and engaged and that we are in right relationship with them. We do this by being in right relationship with the Divine Mother, Gaia, Pachamama, the one with many names yet whose love is universal and unchanging. She is the one who provides a space and place for us to call home. In these times, we are being beckoned to return to the home within and without and to reexamine our relationship with it often.

The Earth Star Chakra is the energy center that allows us to come into the anchoring and sense of grounding needed to navigate such volatile and erratic times. When our Earth Star Chakra is balanced, we move in a more aligned and harmonious way. Everything around us can be falling apart and yet we know we are anchored into something greater, something that is unmovable and unshakeable. This is the power and gift of an aligned Earth Star Chakra. The Earth Star Chakra sits about 12 inches below our feet and it’s in the Earth Star that we revisit our connection to the Mother, the bones of our ancestors, the faeries, the gem and mineral spirits, and the collective consciousness of the planet. The Earth Star Chakra is the foundation that we must pay attention to and tend to if we are to experience a steady and balanced flow of energy in the higher chakras.

The Root Chakra is our seat of stability and security. When the Root Chakra is aligned, active, and clear, we move through the world with a deep sense of confidence and ease as we know that we are held, supported, and safe. The Root Chakra sits at the base of our spine, or tailbone, and as the Earth Star, it’s a major part of the foundation that ensures a healthy flow of energy from the lower chakras to the upper chakras. When our Root Chakra is out of whack, nothing in our respective worlds makes sense. No matter how hard we try, nothing feels sturdy or secure. We are off-kilter and as a result, very open and susceptible to fear, worry, anxiety, stress, loneliness, and other low-vibration energies and experiences. This is much of what we are experiencing as a collective at this time: Imbalanced Earth Star and Root Chakras. You can read more on these two chakras in my book, The Ultimate Guide to Chakras.

So how can we come back to a greater sense of security and stability when much is threatening what we’ve known to be true and safe for so long? We are being required to slow down, be still, and listen. It’s from the listening that we can attune to what our soul desires and can hear more clearly the message that Gaia has for us individually, which then affects and shapes the collective.

Here are a few offerings to help you ground and balance your Earth Star and Root Chakras

1) Be still and know

Do you trust that you are held in the love of Source? Do you trust that there is nowhere you can go and nothing you can do that will take you out of the love and protection of Source? Do you remember that you are always surrounded by your angels, ancestors, and the wisdom of the invisible realms and that ultimately, everything always works out for the good? If your yes is shaky and if these questions stir up a bit of unease for you, breathe in and know that it’s OK. How else will you know where healing is required if you don’t take the time to sit with yourself and ask? In a journal of your choice, reflect on the areas of your life where you don’t feel stable, secure, held and protected. By writing them down, you begin the process of acknowledgment, which creates the space for healing to unfold. Be honest and gentle with yourself during this process. And when thoughts of judgment surface, as they likely will, breathe, extend them grace, and let it pass.

2) In all things, give thanks

I cannot express enough how gratitude is the anchor that will keep us from wavering and being swept up by the waves of fear, panic, upset, frustration, and more. If you don’t have a gratitude practice or have been a bit inconsistent with yours, now is the time to cultivate one consistently. Set aside 5-10 minutes of your day, either at the start or before bed, and acknowledge – aloud or by writing it down – what you’re grateful for. Be mindful to not overlook the seemingly small things as every moment always presents us with a chance to be grateful for something if we’re open and aware of it. By cultivating gratitude, we anchor into the truth that we’re always being provided for and that there’s never a moment where the Universe isn’t sending us messages that It sees, hears, feels, and cares for us.

3) Come inside

Meditation, or coming into the inner sanctuary of your mind, body, and soul, is an essential part of every spiritual practice and even more so now. Not only do 10-15 minutes of meditation help to clear your mind and set you on a clear path for the day, but it also allows you to connect to the greater consciousness and from this space, receive insights on how you can be of service to humanity, our planet, and all beings. All it takes is one, and if each of us does our part in being available conduits of grounding and connection, our efforts will be felt the world over.

4) Go outside

If possible, get your feet on the Earth, in direct contact with Mama’s fertile soil. Stand tall like a redwood tree. Feel the energy as it circulates down into the core of the Earth and back up again, as it travels upward to Source then back down through your crown, making its way down your spine, your legs and feet, and into the Earth again, where this dance continues. The truth is, this exchange of energy is always occurring even when we’re not consciously aware of it. There is NEVER a moment when you are not connected to Source and the Earth. Never. By becoming aware of this unbreakable relationship, you cultivate a peace that cannot be swayed or threatened by anything because you know you’re in the divine flow and circulation of life.

5) Forgive

Much of the energies that we’re encountering now, within ourselves and the physical world, are coming up for release, transmutation, and forgiveness. I like to think that our sense of stability and security is also threatened when we hold on to those things, experiences, and memories that no longer serve us – the regret, the pain, the anger, the sadness. What have you been holding on to that in truth is holding you back? Who, on this side or beyond the Veil, are you holding hostage? Where have you developed a sense of false security and identity? What did holding on provide for you? When we get clear on how we’ve compromised our own sense of security by holding others accountable for our vitality and aliveness, we place our power back in our hands and realign with the truth that nothing can ever truly harm or hurt us. Experiences and people come into our lives to teach and help us in our path of expansion – they help grow us.

6) Heal with Crystals

There are so many powerful stones and gems that help to ground, anchor, and stabilize erratic energies, working to bring you back into a state of centered peace and calm. Now’s the time to bring them out and work with their healing medicine, and discern, through contemplation, their unique characteristics. The beautiful thing about crystals and gemstones is that they’re here to support you and work best when a relationship has been developed with them. As they come from the rich soils of the Earth, they’re imbued with Earth wisdom, healing, and her messages. They can serve as powerful tools to hold during meditation for grounding, protection, and anchoring even deeper into Gaia’s energetic embrace. A few gemstones I recommend are Tibetan quartz for deep healing and Earth connection, garnet for overcoming challenges with ease, grace, and strength, black tourmaline for protection and aura clearing, red jasper for strength and fortitude amidst challenges, and petrified wood for ancestral wisdom and connection.

Sending you my love as we welcome greater expressions of ourselves. May we always remember that our comfort, our safety, our security is found in the arms of the Mother, who is always holding us. And so it is.

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