Chakras

Root Energy - What is Embodiment?

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Your root energy connects you to your physical body, the ground beneath our feet, the environment in which you live, your ancestral legacy both known and unknown and your sense of belonging. It is the energy that nourishes you, supports you and sustains you. 

Embodiment is about radiating the energetic frequency of something within your cells and DNA. Think of a time when you were really joyful, maybe you'd won something, or you felt loved, or felt that life had gifted you in the best way ever. Get a sense of the peak moment when you're jumping up and down with glee, giggling, laughing, glowing and shining. Imagine every single cell of your body saying a high octave 'Yaaaaaaaayyyy!!!!!!!'. Can you feel that moment in your body right now? Can you recreate the sensations and emotions you felt? This is an example of embodiment. You feel it from head to toe.

The scenario above is a transient version of embodiment, it lasted for a period of time and then it was gone. Other things you embody that are far more lasting, like your beliefs, your principles, your moral stand points, or the causes that you deeply care about. Each of these register into the cellular structures of your body as energetic signatures that begin to define you.

There are times when you’re embodying things subconsciously, so your feeling body is translating energy into joy, or pain, or grief, or satisfaction, or love, or connectivity, but you're not conscious of it because your focus is on something or someone else.

At other times, you may create feelings and emotions consciously as allies to aid you in raising your energy so you can get through a challenge or manipulate a situation to get what you want. When you do this you may laugh to shift your energy and invoke a sense of joy, or you may express hurt as a way of getting someones attention and getting your needs met. Over time, this kind of embodiment is tiring because you have to use your own energy to keep it in place, rather than it being naturally and organically generated.

The element associated with your root energy is earth, and the geometric symbol of the root is the cube. The root expresses itself by creating physical containers, spaces, environments, cultures and experiences. This is where energy becomes individualised into form, divided into parts (fractals), crystallised as matter, and takes on the illusion of singular differences. This is where we experience dichotomy, black and white, fat and thin, silence and noise, beauty and beast. The one becomes the many, each of which can be given a name, a label and a definition. 

 

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The hyper cube fits into the root perfectly, it represents a way of showing how our whole divides itself into many and varying parts. Some of these parts are obvious to some people and not to others. As we move through life the part of ourself we show to our family may be different to the part that people see at work. The part of us that is the lover may be different to the part of us a total stranger sees. Depending on the angle that people witness us from they get to see either a very limited view of our whole, an exaggerated view of a particular aspect of us, or they may glimpse a transient sifting flow of energy that happened to go through us whilst in their presence, expressing itself as embarrassment, or boldness, or bliss. 

The hyper cube can also give you a view of how you interact with the physical world as well. Perhaps you have very clear lines of division between the different areas of your life. Or perhaps you're more aware of your constant never ending flow. Maybe your hyper cube is animated and in fast motion, meaning that people see an ever shifting part of you and your story. Or maybe your hyper cube is slowly changing, so that they see a very still view and your shifts are only evident over longer periods of time.

Below is a hypercube in animation. There are a four cubes here, as they move and shift these squares create compartments, individual spaces and a sense of ever shifting scenarios. 

 

As you study the animated hyper cube, think of all the ways this can relate to your thoughts and perspectives. Imagine if you just got a flash of the animation without being given much of a context. What opinion would you form as a result? Maybe you would see it as chaotic, or completely ordered, or unified, either way the snapshot will only ever be a tiny part of the whole picture.

Now imagine the ever shifting energies that you come across in your day to day life, think about how they affect your thoughts, how one thought merges into another, how things are always in motion.

Think about the people in your life and how this animation informs you of their complexity. Think of the flexibility you would need to have in order to allow this continuous physical flow to occur.

Allow your mind to be opened, stretched and challenged by the many perspectives that the motion brings and how each part never stop being connected to the singular, unified whole.