The main intention of this blog is to inspire and guide you in creating the life you love, so it seems fitting to 1st write about where both A Lovely Life and your journey can most effectively begin. That is from the foundation. It is the place where you plant your feet (or your heels) into the ground.
The chakra system helps to explain the “foundation” that each of us have and need. The 1st of the 7 chakras in our subtle body is the “root or Muladhara” chakra. Wellness guru, Deepak Chopra, describes the “root chakra” as relating “to our most basic survival needs and our sense of belonging, whether to our family or a larger group. When this chakra is clear and energy flows through it freely, we feel secure and confident that we can easily fulfill our needs. On the other hand, blockage in this area can cause us to feel anxious and worried. This chakra, which connects us to the earth, gives us vital information about whether actions we’re considering will nourish us or pose a threat.”
Throughout much of my 20’s, my foundation wasn’t as stable as it could have been. It was actually pretty shaky. As you can imagine, it’s not easy or very sustainable to build on a foundation that isn’t very strong. This made my career, relationships, & quest to live an overall authentic life more challenging than necessary. A lot of the decisions I made were more reactive & emotional than rational.
Through trial & error (& living life), I thankfully realized I needed to be “grounded”, in order to think clearly & be the best version of myself.
Here are a few lovely practices I’ve learned to strengthen your foundation:
I would love for A Lovely Life to become a part of your foundation & support by giving you some tools to go out into the world & live a lovely life each day.