Safety - The Base Chakra

Safety
The heart of the matter is in the heart of matter.

Safety: The base chakra, the earthed chakra, the red, is about safety. In my 35 years of experience as a breathwork therapist countless people have described to me their thoughts and feelings of danger and alienation interwoven throughout their lives. Instead of life on planet Earth being full of potential and a safe place to be, everything and everyone is to be feared on some level of consciousness. I heard the same thoughts over and over, no matter what the person’s age or circumstance. Whether in counselling or when they were breathing, these fundamental thoughts would reveal themselves:

“Life is dangerous” . . .“There is no one here for me” . . . “There is not enough for me” . . . “Feelings hurt” . . . “My body hurts” . . . “I have no choice” . . . “They are doing it to me” . . . “They take me away from what I need” . . . “Who am I?” . . . “What am I?” . . . “What have I done wrong?” . . . “I’m going to have to do this all by myself” . . . “I’m alone. I’m separate”.

I refer to these thoughts as Archetypal Negatives, shared societal thoughts. Each culture has its own unique manifestation, and they exist throughout the developed world, and are imposed on those cultures that are subject to increased globalisation.

SafetyThe healing thoughts for this centre are:
- My body is safe no matter how I might be feeling
- The breath is safe, it supports the release of discomfort, no matter how long I have stored it!
- I am the Earth… I am creativity!

Embracing the physical leads to wholeness and health. To be whole and complete includes Body, Mind and Spirit. Our personal healing inquiry may include: Sensuality, the gift of having a body; Sexuality, a choice of physical expression; and Spirituality, our connection to ALL THAT IS.

We decide very early on, I think in-utero, because we come through the bodies of women who think it’s dangerous to be in a body, that it’s not safe to be in a body, thus life is not safe. This is an all pervading thought form, what I call an archetypal belief in civilized society, that it is not safe to have a body, the physical Universe is dangerous. This is victim consciousness, this is the consciousness of at any moment, at any time - something can attack me: a tree will fall, a brick will hit me on the head, it will hurt.

I don’t even need bricks and trees, I don’t need them at all. I can be all by myself, and suddenly my body has a pain, 'it is attacking me'. It’s the physical. The physical universe is right here, and everything we write about, everything we think about, everything we project on movie screens, and on pieces of paper is a reflection of what is going on here (inside). And any one of us, if we encountered any pain on our entry into this place, we think that it can hurt us.

Below are some uses of the affirmation to do with Safety and how Source students have experienced using it in their lives.
Everybody is safe with me:
'I have been so angry for not being received, that I had to keep myself separate in order not to hurt others. This affirmation helps me remember that my true being is a blissful soul'
It is safe for me to feel all my feelings:
'This affirmation is of vital importance in my pregnancy process.So many new sensations and feelings are coming up, and it is essential for my well being that I know that it is safe to feel all of it'
It is safe to express all my feelings all the time:
'Helps me overcome my fear of hurting other people through expressing my feeling'
My body is safe:
'I can relax more in my body because I don't fear future events I have gotten out of the alarm position'
My body is safe:
'Has kept be from 'hysteria' on numerous occasions'
My body is safe even though I may be feeling afraid
'Has helped me a lot when I feel afraid or uncomfortable'
My body is safe even though I may be feeling a lot of feelings
'Helps me to keep focused on safety where there are a lot of feelings going on in my body, especially sensations that I am not so familiar with'

SafetyThe healing thoughts for this centre are:
- My body is safe no matter how I might be feeling
- The breath is safe, it supports the release of discomfort, no matter how long I have stored it!
- I am the Earth… I am creativity!

"A thought planted in the mind and nourished by the breath takes root in every cell of the body”