The root chakra is called Muladhara मूलाधार. Mula, or moola, means root, and thus this first chakra at the base of the spine is the root, or foundation, chakra. The Kundalini serpent rests here, and it is here where it is awakened. This chakra has to do with matters of worldly success, mastery of the body, grounding, stability, family roots/upbringing, security, courage, and patience. When it is weak, either excessive energy or depleted, one may experience self-centeredness, paranoia, fear, and struggle for survival.
As I mentioned in the last entry: Fear of feeling safe is a root chakra (Muladhara) issue, so it is very interesting that I have returned to the city and home of my roots to heal this unconscious fear. Through the assistance of my dreams I have come to full realization (truth) that I need to address this fear of feeling safe, by emotionally entering into this fear (versus hopping on the water/suppressing the fear and emotions to survive), working on releasing it, and working towards healing my root chakra.
I have done much healing in this area, but obviously there is more work to be done. This morning I synchronistically came across these Moola Mantras at Anoop Astrology Sutra, which I am going to add to my mantra repertoire:
Overcome Obstacles and Success in Endeavours Ganapathi Moola Mantra
Aum shreem hreem kleem glaum gum ganapathaye
Vara-varadha sarva janam-mey vasamaanaya swaha
Good Health, Overcome Ill Health
Dhanvantri Moola Mantra
Aum namo bhagavathey vaasudevaaya
Dhanvantraiye amritha kalasa hasthaya
Sarva aamaya vinasanaya
Trai loka naathaya sree mahavishnave namaha
Wealth and Prosperity
Mahalakshmi Moola Mantra
Aum sreem hreem aim
Mahalakshmiyai kamaladharinyai simhavahinyai swaha
Kubera Moola Mantra
Aum yakshaaya kuberaaya vaisravanaaya
Dana daanya adhipathaye
Dana daanya samrithim
Me dehi daapaya swaha
For more about mantras, click here.