Last night, I went to my dear friend Adam’s birthday party. One of the features of this party was free chakra readings by The Rooted Druid. I’d never heard of a chakra reading prior to this, so I decided to try it. I sat at the table and told the lady (whom I later learned is Caitlin) that I was new to all of this. She had a white tile on the table. She told me to choose colored dye and add the colors to the tile in whatever order and pattern I wanted. The only rule was that I had to use each color at least once.
Once I created my color pattern, she set it on fire to set the dye. She interpreted each of the colors for me, but the one I’m going to focus on for this post is the root chakra (red). The red looks brownish in the photo, but it’s the color on the top left and bottom right of the tile.
Caitlin said that my root chakra is small, which means that I don’t have much of it. She said there are two meanings to this: the first being that I feel disconnected from my circle, the people who make me feel secure, and the second being that I’m not as grounded as I need to be. She suggested that I take some time to walk outside and ground myself.
Up to this point, she had known nothing about me. Not even my name. When she finished the reading, I told her about all of the changes I’ve been going through. It makes total sense to me that my root would be small. I’ve completely changed as a person in the last few years, and that includes my circle having changed.
I told her that I do like to spend time out with trees, but haven’t been out much recently. I also told her about Gertrude. Caitlin suggested that the next time Gertrude gives me something, I should keep it by my bed so that I can still have that contact, even on the bad weather days when I don’t go outside.
When I got home, I asked Gertrude if she wouldn’t mind to give me something that I could keep with me, so we can stay connected. Today, I left the house after work so I could go to the grocery. Gertrude had indeed left something for me.
I thanked Gertrude and took her gift with me. It is sitting on my nightstand now. Even just this little bit has made a difference for me today. It’s something about the feel of the bark and the smell of the tree. I do feel grounded.