This article is written by Elina Allais, a Reiki and Crystal healing practitioner. She is also the creator of @CrystalPoems and has a new e-book available – The Inspiring Story of 33 Crystals.
Chakras are the energy centers of our body. Each chakra has its own energetic purpose and each one plays an important role in the general health of our body and mind.
Working with chakras is not something we can complete in just one day, it takes life-long effort and practice. Once we learn to master our own energy, however, we are tapping into an immense pool of power within ourselves.
The purpose of the Root Chakra is to provide a firm foundation for our health and vitality, as well as to help us connect with our own survival instincts. A strong and balanced Root Chakra ensures that all of our basic needs in life are met and fulfilled.
Since the element of the Root Chakra is earth, this Chakra is also responsible for keeping us well-grounded. If our Root Chakra is balanced, we feel secure, stable, and calm.
The color red is associated with Root Chakra, but when speaking about crystals, it is safe to say that most of the red, brown, and black crystals have a beneficial effect on this Chakra.
Here are my three top choices for crystals to work with for the Root Chakra-
Nowadays so many people are struggling with an overactive mind, anxiety, and sleeplessness, especially those who do intellectual work every day. Working with our minds all the time can throw our Root Chakra off-balance, which in turn can have a negative effect on our general health and well-being.
That is why it is so important to take extra steps to ground our energy. There are many great options for doing that, such as walking barefoot in nature, doing some gardening, or eating root vegetables. Working with crystals can also have a powerful grounding effect, especially if these crystals have a strong earth connection.
Smoky Quartz is a wonderful grounding crystal that helps us tap into the supportive and nurturing energies of Mother Earth. Working with a Smoky Quartz crystal can make us feel more centered, calm, and balanced. It is also one of the best crystals for aura cleansing, as it swiftly clears away all the negative and dark energies.
That is why Smoky Quartz has been held in high esteem throughout history and has been one of the favorite stones of healers and those who work with magic, such as the Celtic Druids for instance.
To ground your energies, carry a piece of Smoky Quartz crystal in your purse or pocket, or wear it as a bracelet. Alternatively, you can just place it somewhere in your home or work space, which will also help to purify and uplift the energies of your home or work environment.
Our vitality and energy levels are closely connected to the health of our Root Chakra, and that is why it is so important to pay extra attention to grounding ourselves.
When our spiritual evolution is very fast, it may happen that our upper chakras are all open and we are well-connected with the higher dimensions, but at the same time, our Root Chakra might be imbalanced, since we lack grounding. This is a common issue among those who have chosen to tread the spiritual path.
Working with a Bloodstone helps to balance the Root Chakra and open up any energetic blockages. This crystal has a strong earth connection, which makes it one of the most powerful grounding crystals.
Bloodstone not only grounds us, but also gives us a boost of fresh energy and vitality. It helps us tap into the life force energy that flows everywhere around us and deep within us. Working with a Bloodstone can be an incredibly invigorating and a deeply healing experience.
If our Root Chakra is blocked or imbalanced, we can become prone to self-doubt and low self-esteem. We can lack trust in ourselves and overthink every decision and choice we need to make.
Working with a Bloodstone can give us a much-needed boost of self-confidence, so that we become brave enough to stand up for ourselves and move forward with our life. Bloodstone gives us the necessary stamina and persistence to overcome challenges and roadblocks in life, thereby activating our Root Chakra.
One of the main causes of a blocked Root Chakra is fear. If we are afraid of something for a long period of time, our Root Chakra goes out of balance. Therefore, we should always try to take a proactive approach towards fear.
Even in situations where we feel utterly powerless and hopeless, there is always something we can do to overcome our fear. Working with an Onyx crystal reminds us that even though we cannot always change the circumstances outside of us, we can change our own perspective.
Even if there is nothing at all we can do to change the troublesome situation, we can at least try to adopt a more light-hearted attitude and approach it with humor.
The message that Onyx brings is that it is time to leave behind the heavy baggage of fear, guilt, and anger we have become so used to carrying around with us.
Onyx helps us to activate the Root Chakra by nudging us to take back our power if we feel like we have given it away. It is a crystal that offers us strong support in standing up for ourselves and stepping into our power.
In addition to that, Onyx has wonderful protective properties. This crystal surrounds us with a strong shield of protection against energy leaks and energy vampires.
Onyx is also one of the best grounding stones. It strengthens our Root Chakra by helping us connect to Mother Earth.
A simple meditation practice for activating the Root Chakra
Sit comfortably in a quiet space. Relax your body and mind by breathing deeply in and out at least 3 times.
Take one of the Root Chakra crystals and hold it in your hands. Now close your eyes and focus on the energy of this crystal.
Do you feel a sense of warmth or heat in the palms of your hands? Or perhaps you feel some other sensations? Even if you don’t feel anything at all, just sit with the crystal and trust in its intelligence and power.
Just trust that the healing vibrations of this crystal are entering your Root Chakra, balancing, activating, and energizing it.
Now open your eyes and say the following mantra I have channeled for you out loud or quietly in your mind: I feel secure, grounded and calm. I release my fear and trust that life will bring me no harm.