For Lovers of Meditation

Crown or Root Chakra - Which One Should Work with First?

by Illura

When working energetically on yourself is it better to start from the crown chakra and work down to the root chakra, or start at the root chakra and work your way up to the crown chakra?

Working from the crown down to the root chakra is like building a house by building the roof first!

Obviously going about it this way will cause a multitude of problems which is pretty much standard when working against logic - not to mention Natural Law and I am speaking from experience!

Just like with a house, it is imperative to develop your foundations first and foremost. Not just your energetic and Spiritual foundations, but your physical foundations too.

From my perspective one of the most important links missing in the Spiritual mainstream is the physical body in the pursuit of Spiritual development.

A house - like our own Being - needs a solid ground on which to stand and build itself upon. We need walls to protect us and internal beams of steel within to give us the structural integrity needed in order to develop our energy bodies and deal with the inevitable challenges of day to day life.

Beware of techniques and teachings that direct you straight to the crown, third eye or even the heart chakra - because if you have not yet developed your lower foundations you are approaching your own ‘building’ process in a way that does not support how you are structurally designed – physically, emotionally, mentally or energetically and this can lead you astray and into danger!

Instead turn first towards grounding techniques such as ‘Nejia’ or ‘Tayshara’ that focus on the sacral or Hara chakra otherwise known as the lower Dan Tien, which teach you how to sink your entire structure back into your greatest ally for true foundational support - the Earth!

You will immediately notice that it is easier to meditate as you are cultivating stable sources of energy experienced through the physical body.

You may also release a common craving for feeling ‘spiritual’ or ‘powerful’ energetic sensations as validation that you are getting somewhere Spiritually.

In truth, developing your foundations happens to be an immense source of Spiritual power- with the most basic sign of this being that it allows you to continue your positive growth journey rather than see you ‘burn out’- either temporarily or permanently. For what is the point of Spiritual ascension if it leads you to experience a negative spiral of Spiritual descent?

Instead work on making your foundations solid and this allows the rest of your being/energy centers to respond and open up through the internal trust that has been established.

From a place of stability you will be able to handle the experiences that emerge when working with the far less stable energy centers of the heart, third eye and the crown chakra. You will be able to avoid psychosis/unstable Kundalini awakening and thus be able to continue on your path of Spiritual Awakening and Ascension in a sustainable way – helping you be the best you can be in this life and beyond!

Thanks for reading,


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