I’ve become obsessed with the ground. With feet. Life has been well life lately. Some of my foundations have not been so solid- my health, loved ones, home. I’ve been so caught up in my head and heart, dreaming I’ve had to stop. Look down and build up. It’s Maslow Hierarchy of needs again. The Base needs. I keep queuing people to look at their feet, to get stronger, deeper more grounded in their legs. To not focus on the arms, the reach so much but their structure, stability and foundations
Self studying of Brahmacharya has made me look at where my own energy goes, creating a resistance to social media- yes I realise I haven’t posted a BOW in 3 weeks... but it just hasn’t flowed, and I’m not about to push it. Most of my energy the last few weeks has been given to my chronic pain- it’s usually a consistent 4-6 lately a 8-10. Being in that much pain constantly really makes you quickly get rid of the things that you don’t need and come back to those basics. The rest of my energy has been on loved ones who need me, who are struggling. Because we all need support. We need to give as much as get
The funny thing about focusing on the feet, the ground, the 1st chakra, the basic needs is when you do this the rest sort of just float above- your thoughts stay light, your heart stays light. They don’t consume you. Fibromyalgia is a Pitta-Vata imbalance, meaning too much fire-too much inflammation and too much change. It’s happening all around us, climate change, wars, fires, people are angry, angry movements are happening. I’m angry, I get so worked up about injustice, pain, about disconnection, about cruelty. But I’m realising that without the base, the foundations, the stability, people can’t be in their hearts, in the heads positivity
We need to go to the ground, build up. Drink water, breathe fresh air, get good sleep, sunlight, exercise, eat good food, build solid relationships, a support network, be in nature, get a good job, income, home, look after the kids, create routine, pay the bills. Then we can build up. Then we can grow. Then we can reach further. I’ve been repeating this prayer every day, knowing life is in no rush for me. The feet matter most.