Several months ago I attended a meditation workshop given by one of my teachers. The meditation involved chakra work and at some point during the practice, the rest of my chakras seemed to ask my root chakra "why aren't you taking better care of us". This was a surprise because my root chakra is rooted. Deeply. Thoroughly. Rhythm and routine are my friends. I am not easily shaken. I stand firm and tall in my beliefs and, root chakra? She seems to be doing a great job. Maybe too good.
The vision I had in the meditation was of my root chakra-self tending a garden. She was busy but moving slow and steady, full of peace. She was tending. She was doing her job. REALLY well.
Last night I had some wild dreams. Each and every scene had the same message. In one part I am driving a speedboat. REALLY fast. There are passengers and a HUGE lake-like river where there is noramlly a road. I think to myself " you are driving really fast" and " speedboat? This is so unlike you". Then I look over my shoulder and realize that the area I have just past through is full of raging rapids. I realize I never would have made it through had I not been driving so fast. I think " It's a good thing I didn't see that coming".
Throughout the dream, over and over again, I am reminded that I can handle what comes. I know what to do, when to do it, and how.
Over the last several months, rhythm and routine are not as available to me. I have to dig deeper into the root chakra's real roots, my crutches are no more. Those deep roots are serving me, as I explore. I can bend, I can extend, because of root chakra's work. But, she isn't holding so tightly now. The other chakra flower beds are free to spill over a little bit. Not only is Root Chakra taking care to give the other chakras their freedom, but root chakra gets to grow too. Deeper.