Chakras: The Root Connection Between Survival and Spirituality
Photo byÂ Robbi Baba
Iâ€™m quite sure most people think I look at things quite differently.Â I think theyâ€™re right.Â Â I hung up the phone tonight after a fascinating one-hour phone conversation of â€œromantical natureâ€ and thought, Wow, his root chakraâ€™s REALLY active!
For the second time in a row, my weekend plans with Maverick have fallen through, due to emergencies at his Commando Boy job, and this means I wonâ€™t get the long-planned-for time alone with him until his deploymentâ€™s overâ€“sometime next year.Â Iâ€™m a little worried heâ€™ll get himself blown up, yes.Â Heâ€™ll be in Afghanistan, worshipping me from half-a-world-away and probably dreaming up more fantasies of a matriarchal utopia where men under 25 are forced to appear in public sans clothes for the ogling pleasure of older women and how I should choose a whole harem of men ifÂ I want.Â (Hmmmmâ€¦if you insist.)
Like I said, his root chakra is very active right now.Â Not that Iâ€™m doing anything at all to alleviate the situation.Â Maybe NEXT spring. (Talk about denial!)
I like him becauseâ€“other than the fact that heâ€™s very sexy, ten years younger, and full of poetic delightsâ€“he has a tendancy to examine deep psychological questions about sexuality and society and makes me look at the why of many things I take for granted in my personality.Â Not many men have that to offer.Â I doubt he realizes how affecting his conversations are.Â Weâ€™ve yet to discuss chakras, but one day we will.
One of his stories that I found interesting was how tense the strumming of adrenaline after returning from patrol.Â Itâ€™s a daily life or death situation.Â Survival.Â Very much the root chakra in full force.Â But thereâ€™s also a tenseÂ strumming of sexuality after that kind of day, just as powerful in the root chakra.Â Â The connection between the two is fierce, powerful, a heightened sense of both survival and sexuality that goes to the most primal needs.
Itâ€™s a small thing to be able to make this connectionin this way, yet it is one more way in which Maverick has been a gift to me, regardless of where our relationship goes from here.