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The Crown and Root Chakras

Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master

It is fascinating when a client has two chakras with either abundant or depleted energies, or blocks, in only those two areas. And, what is even more interesting is an unresolved issue that has a primary connection to functions in each of those arenas. A common one is the crown and root chakra pair.

Before the Reiki session started, the client reported she is accident-prone and asked me to spend some time on her right ankle. She had twisted it a few days earlier, and it was still quite painful. Beginning with her crown chakra, I immediately felt her strong connection to Spirit. It felt like a powerful force of love and protection. Her other chakras felt balanced, until my hands reached her legs. Oh my!, I thought. The energies were simply depleted.

My Reiki guide showed me the client “traveling in the cosmos,” having a wonderful time being with Spirit and gaining knowledge and wisdom. However, she had difficulties in “returning” to earthly concerns. She needed to get in touch with nature and other important aspects of Mother Earth. When I shared this message with her, she acknowledged that she spends a few hours in meditation every day and does not like to deal with what she considers to be the ordinary aspects of daily life. In fact, the reason she is so accident prone is because she does not pay much attention to her physical environment. The Reiki guide imparted an important life lesson for her. To be in balance, she needs to pay more attention to her physical earthly needs.

Another client had the opposite problem. She scheduled a Reiki session to reduce stress in her life. She explained that her job is very demanding, and she sleeps poorly and is always eating on the run. There was a lack of energy around her crown chakra, and numerous blockages in her root chakra area. After the treatment, we discussed her current life circumstances. She shared she had been without a job for over a year and she was just weeks away from foreclosure on her home, when she finally obtained this current job. She is fearful she could lose this job too and is working many extra hours, to help her feel more secure. She reported she does not find the time to do yoga and meditation. She rarely relaxes, due to this fear. She would like to become more connected spiritually. We discussed ways she can attain balance in her life again.

The crown chakra represents our connection to Spirit, while the root chakra connects us to earthly concerns, such as security, stability and groundedness. When we place almost all of our energies towards either spiritual or earthly concerns, a major imbalance occurs. Reiki assists in bringing clients (and ourselves) to a holistic understanding of life. Achieving a crown and root chakra balance brings balance to all areas of our lives.

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Deborah Lloyd
Deborah Lloyd

Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner, providing Reiki sessions and training in Asheville, NC. Deborah is the author of two books, 22 Messages from the Archangels; and, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. She is also one of the co-authors of Reiki 101: 101 Answers for Your Reiki Questions. Reach Deborah at http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, deb@deblloydhealing.com and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)

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  • Neelam February 21, 2015, 4:11 am

    Important and useful message received from this article mam..Thanks a lot

  • Deborah Lloyd February 22, 2015, 2:08 pm

    Thank you, Neelam. Chakra pairings are interesting to consider!

  • NIsha February 25, 2015, 7:17 am

    Hi Deborah, nice insight! can you suggest good remedy to balance the two and what is exactly chakra pairing?

  • Deborah Lloyd February 26, 2015, 4:44 pm


    Chakra pairing is the concept that there are energetic relationships between two chakras. In other words, the functions and energies of two chakras work together to complement each other, and to assist us in finding wholistic balance.

    In balancing these two chakras, the first step is awareness of where your energy is focused – on spiritual concerns, or earthly concerns? If you are more earthly, find time to spend in meditation, prayer, or read books of a spiritual nature. Or the opposite, if you spend too much time in meditation, ignoring your income or rent, then you need to focus some time on your human needs. Awareness – setting intention – action.

    Wishing you many blessings,

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