Speaking personally, there is one chakra that hands-down gives me the most trouble– it’s the Black Chakra also known as the Foot Chakra and sometimes referred to as the “Earth Star.” I just call it the Black Chakra because the color of the energy it radiates is black or dark brown.
This chakra has everything to do with staying grounded. It also relates to “where we stand” and our personal boundaries. For me, the biggest issue is the grounding part. I think I have always been a very energetic guy, definitely an extrovert. I'm very active, inquisitive and engaged. I really need this chakra to be strong to keep me feeling balanced.
The thing is, the more energized we are, the harder for us to stay grounded.
Here’s an example: I am sure we’ve all been around someone that is over-caffeinated. Their energy is all worked up, chaotic and anxious. They can be super chatty, easily distracted or jump from thing to thing. They may have trouble relaxing or sleeping. In an advanced or chronic state, this person will likely have lots of tension in the upper body (upper back, shoulders, neck, and jaw). They might even develop twitches, tremors and headaches.
In this example we can see how caffeine’s stimulating properties can make it very difficult to maintain balance in the chakra energy system. From an energetic viewpoint what exactly is happening here? It's really quite simple, the energy in the body is being pulled up. In this situation, there is relatively too much energy in the upper body and the upper chakras.
Now, guess whose job it is to balance that out? The Black Chakra! Being located at or below the feet, its location in the body alone is very indicative of it’s nature and it's responsibility to anchor our personal energy.
When this chakra is active, it pulls energy down in the body. This has a settling and grounding effect.
The goal when working with the chakras is always balance. With the modern world’s frantic pace, we are constantly bombarded with mental and sensory stimulation. It’s easy to put ourselves in a state where the upper chakras are overworked. Consequently, that makes it exceedingly difficult for the Black Chakra to do its job. We desperately need the balance of a strong Black Chakra in these challenging modern times.
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