Day Five — 2011 Great Release Challenge!
Monday 5 December
by Silver RavenWolf
Today we are examining our underwear — that which we wear closest to our physical bodies. And, if you don’t wear such a garment…well, something covers that part of your anatomy — so no excuses!
Are we ready for today? Excellent!
Your Mission Today —
What we wear closest to our bodies affects our bodies. Yes, Lady Rita, today is the day. Go through all your underwear and get rid of the nasty ones and wash the ones you want to keep. Replace ratty, (gulp) stained ones with new if you can. Psychologically, our choice in under garments says a great deal about our mindset. If its old and filled with holes, we may be ignoring our personal needs, carrying low self-esteem that we’re not even aware of, or have a low opinion of our role in life. Or, maybe we prefer to put that money toward a brand new television rather than something no one else sees (okay, so few individuals see — okay so I’m not going to go any further with this…argh!).
Your choice in underwear? Is it for you, or for someone else? Think about that.
The undergarments you choose cover your root chakra, one of the seven primal energy centers of the body. The root chakra represents the foundation of our personal energy system. It is located at the base of the spine, near the tailbone area. The sensation of being grounded, sturdy…stable…connects here. Some see it as the foundation of your raw energy. The root chakra is connected to personal survival issues — such as food, shelter, sexual prowess, karma, and oddly enough, finances. So, if you are having problems with money — guess which chakra is probably not functioning to its fullest capacity?
Yeah, but you knew that — you probably just didn’t put the proverbial two-and-two together.
Chakras are affected by sound, light, and color and they act like pumps or valves, regulating the energy flow in the body. If a chakra is blocked, physical or mental sickness can occur. The Root Chakra activates the others, shooting up through the body (Google Kundalini and Serpent Energy) and is considered a powerful part of your energy matrix. The symbol for this chakra is the square. Red is the associated color and gravity (the power to pull things toward you) is the energy focus. Red gems (red jasper, ruby, red agate, bloodstone) and earthy fragrances (patchouli, cedar, spruce, and anything that reminds you personally of stability — maybe the aroma of freshly baked cookies) are all associated with this chakra. The balance of this chakra is the Stillpoint and a fast, easy way to bring the chakra into balance is through dancing.
So, why not dance while you’re cleaning out that underwear drawer? Hey, put on some music, and move those feet! Music is a great motivator when you are cleaning. Right?
In Braucherei (Pow-Wow) if you are having problems with negative people, you take your shirt off, turn it inside out, and pinch it in a drawer with great gusto and leave it there for at least a week. This is because when someone wants to hurt you emotionally, they usually concentrate on your heart, where they think what they do will hurt you the most. However, if you are having problems with finding a job, or debt problems, or unfair bills and expenses — it is your underwear that you turn inside out and pinch in that drawer.
Don’t believe me?
And if you have any of those correspondences I mentioned handy (gems, fragrance, candles, etc.) light a red candle dressed with your favorite earthy oil or perfume, and concentrate on the glow and power of your root chakra! Put the power there, baby!
If you just went out and bought all new underwear — then wash what you have with a bit of basil herb in the water. Basil is wonderful for breaking negativity that we create as well as what has been sent toward us. You might want to keep a little tin of basil right by your washing machine so you can remember to add it. Just a bit, you don’t need a pound of it (besides that would screw up your washer). If you work or live in a highly active environment where emotions run high, basil should be your number one friend in the magick department. Not only does it break negativity it also functions as a universal blender, meaning that it mixes hard edge energies into a single pattern of positive possibilities. It is one of the Sympathy herbs, meaning it will work in tandem with everything around it. And if the word Sympathy has negative connotations for you, then think Symphony.
By going through our underwear, we are also cleaning out the underwear drawer, basket, bin…whatever. Because we are organizing something that is normally unseen, we are organizing those energies within.
And, at least tomorrow, you’ll know where your clean underwear is.
Gold Star Meditation For Today —
If you complete this challenge — you earn another gold star. This one stands for personal power and it goes at the root chakra. Go ahead, light ‘er up!
My Release Program Diary
I’m standing in the bank yesterday and the place is packed. We are all waiting for one (on the surface) idiot who is clogging up the works. He’s got greasy hair and baggy clothes. He’s holding a filthy, cloth bank bag and he has a bucket load of rolled change stacked on the counter. He’s arguing maniacally about his account.
I’m thinking: I could get really pissed off here, and make faces, and sigh loudly, or grumble or tap my foot…OR I could contemplate what brought all of us on our various paths to converge in this place at the same time to experience dumbo up there at the counter. I hear there is a mathematical algorithm for this. That reflection led me to think about activating those stars in my aura.
So I did.
Place cleared out in five minutes flat leaving me and the tellers to have a bit of fun chat.
Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
So Be It!
For Tomorrow: Junk Drawers