Root Chakra and the associated gemstones – black tourmaline creates a protective field for it’s wearer
The Root Chakra (Muladhara) or also called base chakra is the foundation of our life with the first seven years of life experience having a major influence on spiritually and vitality. The function of the chakras is to spin and draw in this energy to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance. They are said by some to reflect how the unified consciousness of humanity (the immortal human being or the soul), is divided to manage different aspects of earthly life (body/instinct/vital energy/deeper emotions/communication/having an overview of life/contact to God). The Root Chakra is based on the evolution of the ego, that is what makes a person in his being and his attitude toward others. It reflects our attitude towards sexuality, as well as the fundamental trust we place in our environment.
This centre is located between the pelvis and buttocks responsible for stability and enforcement force of a person. If psychological disturbances are experienced in the development stage, this will probably lead to physical suffering later on. People with both feet [firmly] on the ground, have an activated Root Chakra are active, radiating a zest for life and are successful, not only in material aspect but spiritually as well. In extremely sensitive people an open Root Chakra may also trigger fearless clairvoyance and visions. With a blocked Root Chakra, however, we feel flabby, tense and overworked. We are unmotivated, and feel useless.
Thus the following gems are suitable for energetic activation and support: The red agate provides security and enhances the mind capacity, Bloodstone relieves jealousy and hatred and makes us a provocative behaviour easier to bear. It promotes willpower and self-confidence. The red coral supports our ability to love, helps us to be more open and prevent menstrual cramps. The black tourmaline, balancing the left and right brain, helps in ensuring that we understand ourselves and others better. Furthermore the black tourmaline cleanses the root chakra and creates a protective field for it’s wearer. By the way, burying in the ground, he has a positive effect on plant growth.