As it has been a while since I shared anything from Daily Om, this article caught my eye especially as meditation nights commenced last Monday evening where discussion around metaphyical topics are also included.
The following article by Madisyn Taylor, entitled "Fill Yourself from the Inside Out - Tending Your Own Energy Field" talks about the Muladhara or base chakra that is located at the base of our spine and is related to our more "primal" instincts - that of instinct, security and survival, as well as basic human potentiality. Physically, the Muladhara governs sexuality, mentally it governs stability, emotionally it governs sensuality, and spiritually it governs a sense of security.
Fill Yourself from the Inside Out
Tending Your Own Energy Field
by Madisyn Taylor
The very best way to tend to your own energy field
is to spread your own heart light and fill yourself up.
Life presents us with many opportunities to gain mastery in tending our own energy fields. At times we may want to protect ourselves by using energy shields of colour, light or angelic presence. Or in order to become more grounded, we may run energy down through our feet or first chakra [Muladhara], rooting ourselves to the earth.
Sometimes it is appropriate to play openly with others in an expansive, flowing state; and at other times, we may want to limit our availability to a chosen few. In certain public environments such as graduation ceremonies, work conventions, or even weddings, it may be important to remain open-hearted and able to connect, while still preventing our individual systems from depletion or overwhelm.
In these situations, rather than putting a barrier between ourselves and the world around us, we can fill our energy fields from the inside out. In doing this, we become so filled with our own personal energy that no room is left for outside influences or discordant energy to enter in and affect us.
When you need to connect with people on a one-to-one basis, separate from the bustling environment around you, here is a visualisation technique you might try. You can start in the morning and repeat any time as needed.
Begin by taking a few moments to breathe deeply and relax. When you are calm and present, envision a ball of light in your solar plexus area just above your belly button. Allow it to build there, growing stronger and stronger. Eventually, allow the light to expand throughout the rest of your body until it fills your entire physical and energetic field.
By filling yourself with your own energy in this way, you become fortified with your own power. You retain access to all of your intuitive and mental abilities. And, you are able to act from a loving space in the midst of any situation.