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Kim Gilbert

Kim Gilbert

Kim Gilbert is a visual communications major with a diverse background in storytelling. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and uses writing, blogging and video productions to create and produce interesting content.

She single handedly wrote, produced and directed a mini documentary for Ybor City's Cuban Club as well as a short film titled Second Chance that received great reviews at the Tampa Film Festival. Within the last year she finished her first book titled Phantom Crystal which is a coming of age story centered on the spiritual enlightenment of a young woman.

She has created published content and blogs on local events, alternative health, energy medicine, spirituality and other interesting mystical and empowerment subjects. Check out her blog and subscribe so that you can get linked with great content that can benefit and empower you.

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Reiki Master



For over a decade now (2006), I have been practicing Usui Reiki Level I & II on myself and my clients. After a huge shift and expansion in consciousness, an-out-of-body experience of sorts during a Healing the Pelvic Floor Class in Asheville, NC with Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, I decided to finish my Reiki training through Level III and master. The master certification recognizes the commitment, experience and application of the Reiki symbols in the master's daily life. The Reiki master certification also allows the Reiki practitioner to teach classes and hand on Reiki symbols to others in the form of attunements for their own advancement and expansion of consciousness and being. Congratulations to PBTs for attaining level of Reiki Master. The commitment is real.

Crushed Amethyst BioMat - Far Infrared Therapy

I am so excited that PBTs Biomat will be arriving on Tuesday 5/22. This is a crushed amethyst biomat that uses far infrared heat to release toxins, improve circulation and melt away pains, amoung any other benefits. The mat can be combined with a massage or any other bodywork service or as a stand alone treatment. Come visit the biomat at PBTs !!!

Biomat Benefits include:

1. Improves Circulation & Cardiovascular Function

Far Infrared Rays raise body temperature, warming the blood and expanding the blood vessels. There is an increase in peripheral blood flow and volume, resulting in improved circulation and heart function.

2. Improves Immune Functions

Far Infrared Ray's (FIR) deep heat raises your body temperature, inducing an artificial and healthy fever. As the body works to combat the fever, your immune system is activated and strengthened, which in turn produces a detoxification of harmful toxins and waste products. With the continual use of the Amethyst Bio mat, your overall health and resistance to disease can be improved greatly.

3. Relieves Pain

The deep heat of Far Infrared helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscles and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles, so they may recover faster.

4. Burns Calories

As you relax in the gentle heat of the Far Infrared, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. According to the 8/7/81 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association report, a single 30 minute far infrared session burns as many calories as rowing or jogging for 30 minutes. This can be helpful for disabled persons who are unable to move, as well as those looking to increase metabolism and burn calories via alternative means.

5. Eases Joint Pain and Stiffness

Far Infrared heat therapy is widely used to treat patients suffering from many kinds of arthritis and musculo-skeletal diss. In addition, it has been proven effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness, and many other musculo-skeletal ailments. Stiffness, aches, and soreness that come with aging can be reduced or eliminated by using Far Infrared heat therapy (FIR).

6. Reduces Stress and Fatigue

The gentle warmth of the Far Infrared Rays help to soothe nerves and relax tight or knotted muscles. The end result is reduced stress and improved energy. Receiving massages while on the Biomat can be especially beneficial, as the far infrared heat warms and relaxes the muscles to better receive the healing touch of your practitioner.

7. Improves Skin

Far Infrared and Negative Ions penetrate the skin deeply, helping to cleanse impurities from the skin and lymph. In addition, exfoliation is greatly enhanced by the far infrared, rapidly removing dead skin cells. Increased circulation draws your skin?s own natural nutrients to the surface, rejuvenating its health and appearance.

8. Assists in elimination

Far Infrared rays helps to cleanse the body in several important ways. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands and lymph system, releasing built up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help cleanse your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid, cholesterol, and uric acid. In addition to sweating, far infrared is capable of mobilizing toxins and acidic waste, allowing for their removal via several other bodily systems.

Health Benefits of Direct Conduction Negative Ions

1. The Truth about “Negative Ions”

Negative ions have a positive effect on people. Positive ions have a negative effect on people. An atom that has one of it's normal, orbiting electrons removed is called a positive ion. An atom with an extra electron added is called a negative ion. A bit confusing, no? It’s a misnomer that we can thank Benjamin Franklin for. Back in his time, electrons (with a "negative" charge) and atoms were not understood correctly. So we're stuck with the 18th century terminology, and that is why the good ions are called "Negative Ions."

2. Blood Alkalization and Blood Purification

When negative ions are applied to the body, the calcium and sodium circulating in the blood are ionized. This changes the blood pH into an alkaline state and has an overall alkalizing effect on the body. The normal pH of human arterial blood is approximately 7.40 (normal range is 7.35 – 7.45), a weak alkaline solution.

Blood that has a pH below 7.35 is considered acidic, while blood pH above 7.45 is alkaline. Proper blood pH is essential for optimal health. It has been noted that the negative ions applied to the body are helpful in regulating pH.

3. Reviving the Cell

When the amount of negative ions in the blood increases, there is an increase in inter-cellular communication. This occurs as the cell membranes are opened, and cellular metabolism is facilitated. As a result, there is an increase in cellular nutrient uptake and cellular hydration. In addition, cellular waste materials are more efficiently excreted. With the increase in cellular metabolism, optimal cell function is rapidly revived. For more information, research the Nobel Prize in Physiology (1991) for the discovery of the ionic channel.

4. Diseases Associated with Ion Deficiencies

Indoor environment, city living, auto exhaust, exposure to electronic devices, EMF’s (electro-magnetic fields), and environmental pollution all result in your body's increased exposure to unhealthy "positive" ions. This results in a physiological imbalance, which may have detrimental health consequences. Too few negative ions in our body can cause a number of diseases. Some of the health problems associated with an imbalance of ions in the body include: anemia, allergies, shoulder pain, lumbago, rheumatism, neuralgia, headaches, kidney problems, imbalanced autonomic nervous system function, insomnia, and fatigue. By using the Amethyst Bio mat, your exposure to streams of "negative" ions can aid in creating balance for your body to counteract the unhealthy "positive" ions in your environment.

Certified Arvigo® Practitioner







I went on an adventure into the jungle of Belize to Dr. Rosita Arvigo's home. I was there to learn the advanced techniques of Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy®. I stayed just 15 minutes away from the main area and on the property of a wonderful resort called Chaa Creek, in one of their casitas Chaa Creek is in the Cayo District of San Ignacio, Belize, which is about 30 minutes from the Guatemalan border. 

I was there for 10 days. I flew in and stayed my first night in Belize City at a historic lodging along the sea called, The Great House. The next day, I took a two hour ride West through central Belize toward the Belize/Guatemalan border. I was informed by a teaching assistant that we were going to be staying in the jungle and 'oh boy, was she right'!! Our casitas was surrounded by towering green plants with gigantic leaves, lofty jungle trees, big big spiders (tarantulas and wolf) , birds (toucans and many more), Howler Monkeys ( crazy dinosaur-loud calls every morning at 5:30AM) and last but not least, jaguars. I’m know that there were many more jungle animals, birds and reptiles that were unobserved and even some of the others that I did observe during the nightly creepy-crawly tour, I am unsure of their titles—like a combination sloth/monkey. The jungle is truly alive…


We were in class from 9:00AM -6:00PM each day for six days.  Daily, we went on an adventurous-centering-vitalizing-sense-invoking 15-minute hike to Rosita’s home on the medicine trail. The Ixchel Medicine Trail was started by Rosita (along with a traiditional Maya healer and shaman, Don Elijio Panti) 25+ years ago with all natïve medicinal plants: the medicines of Belize. There are lots of labeled plants and herbs on the trail at this point and the trail runs alongside the Macal River…watch out for the North American crocodile!! The Ixchel medicine trail draws thousands of people from all over the world each year. 

I learned a lot of –for me— “new” amazing Arvigo Maya techniques and most of these techniques were handed down by the brilliant-genius-shaman-healer-physician, Don Elijio Panti and the just-as-skilled-midwife-healer, Hortence Robinson and added to by the amazingly gifted Dr. Arvigo herself. Some of these newly learned techniques are so powerful that when preformed, can actually put both practitioner and client into an altered state of consciousness. 

One day, in the middle of the week, we went on a field trip to break up the six days of class. We, 16 women from all across the world, and the U.S., along with a few teaching assistants and teachers, took a two hour canoe ride down the Macal River toward San Ignacio to visit and speak with a 95-year-old healer, Ms. Wana. She is a local healer “neighborhood physician” treating a community on the outskirts of San Ignacio, treating all aliments with herbs. This is the practice of ancient ancestral healers: treating their patients with wisdom, herbal remedies, effective bodywork and such therapies that have been passed on for thousands of years and these treatments work because their patients get better.

We also went to an ancient Mayan site called Xunantunich. It was there that I learned from our tour guide about two other ancient Mayan sites, Caracol: a two hour drive south in Belize (the largest Mayan city uncovered to date) and Tikal, a two hour ride west into the jungles of Guatemala (the most architecturally elaborate and majestic Mayan site uncovered to date and is considered a world wonder). 

On the last day of class, and after I passed my certification exam, I decided to stay one more day to relax by the Chaa Creek pool, but an opportunity landed at my feet that night to go into Tikal the next morning and I took it! It was so worth the 4:00 am wake up call to go on this beautiful adventure. Tikal will leave you speechless …beautiful, enormous temples rising out from the thick of the jungle and up into the sky. 

My consciousness was expanded by way of stories shared by the locals, tales of mystical shamanic powers, capabilities and folklore, and I also was able to experience some mind-blowing spiritual experiences of my own, two of them. 

Most importantly in this GREAT adventure, I passed an exam with Rosita herself to become a certified Arvigo® Practitioner. 

Arvigo® therapy is a set of  massage techniques that encourage women’s reproductive organs back into proper position among many other benefits. As Don Elijio has said, “The uterus is the woman’s center. If her uterus is not in proper position and good health, nothing in her life will be right. She will be as out of balance as her uterus.”  

This is the new work that I have been incorporating into my practice for the last year. When I was working with the lower abdomen and women’s pelvises with craniosacral therapy and chakra balancing, I just knew that this was such a powerful, mystic, fertile and divine center and most women hold so much “stuff” there dulling its beauty, radiance and power that I wanted to be part of its liberation. I would love to speak with you sometime about all the profound benefits of this amazing work.  and

With Love, Kim

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® Certification Training San Ignacio, Belize


I, Kim Gilbert, with Pure Bodywork Therapies, will be attending the advanced Arvigo® Certification Training class Feb 24th-March 5th in San Ignacio, Belize. This class will review and expand upon my Arvigo® trainings (self care and professional level) thus far. I'm so exicted to be learning from Dr. Arvigo, herself and quite possibly local area shamans as well. We will review my Arvigo®  case studies and I will also be learning more advanced techniques. I look forward to bringing all this NEW knowledge and wisdom to my table in order to support you in being the best "you" and experiencing your body's pure potential for healing. I am truly blessed to be serving all of you and I love the work that I do.


What is Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® ?

Dr. Rosita Arvigo explains the benefits of vaginal steaming in Fertility Audio Clip

Dr. Rosita Arvigo explains the benefits of vaginal steaming in this audio clip from Fertility Friday. Dr. Arvigo is a teacher and shaman of Maya Medicine, a naprapathic physician and an herbalist that truly holds a thousand secrets and the wisdom of the ages. Thank you Dr. Arvigo, Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.

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Vaginal Steaming for Pelvic Health

Okay all you women out there, I whole heartedly recommend this. I personally use this monthly and it's highly recommended before receiving a Maya Abdominal Massage. It's easy to do at home with a slotted outdoor plastic patio chair, a pot in which you cook the herbs, a long sheet to cover you from waist to ground and a nice quiet place. You can also order a vaginal steam chair at Arvigo Institute or online at…/web…/products/show/4062732. Herbal blends can be ordered online or you can make a blend from your own herb garden. It's also important to do this right before bed or rest and preferrably to tuck yourself into a warm and cozy place afterwards...relax and reflect. Steaming should not be done five days prior to and during your menses.  In recent years, many upscale spas across the US have started offering Vaginal or (Yoni) steam baths as part of spa packages.. inal-detox-at-home

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Mayan Abdominal Massage

In less than two weeks, I'll be in New Hampshire attending the professional training class for Mayan Abdominal Massage October 7-13 2015 at the Barbara C. Harris Camp in Greenfield, New Hampshire. It's a six day course and the only massage course for which I was required to submit my professional resume for review before being accepted. 


I am excited to add this amazing and powerful work to Pure Bodywork Therapies' practice.  Mayan Abdominal Massage helps to treat displaced reproductive organs and bladders as well as many other imbalances in women's pelvis' and can be used to treat prostate and bladder issues in men.


THE ARVIGO TECHNIQUES OF MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPY®, help to restore the body to its natural balance by correcting the position of organs that have shifted and restrict the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi energy.



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Pure Bodywork Therapies: Your Sacral Chakra

It's time to take a journey into deep waters, a ride along the emotional tides of the sacral chakra. This citrus orange chakra contains the elements of sensation, feeling, emotion, intuition, instinct, pleasure, desire, movement, change, vitality and sexuality. Transmutation and growth are a constant and desired soul-based phenomenon. These natural events are always pushing us toward what makes us feel alive and the sacral chakra energy is there to nudge us along the way.

Foremost the sacral center encompasses instinct, feelings and emotions. Feelings are an instinctual response to your senses: sight, taste, sound, touch and smell. Depending on how any external sensation, experience or stimuli makes you feel, it elicits an emotional response. Feelings are very important in that they allow you to navigate your world and reality. Intuition, the sixth sense, is strongly tied to how you feel, not what you think, it's an instinctual "knowingness." When you come in contact with an experience and interpret that experience with any of your senses including your six sense, your response to that external stimuli elicits a feeling which in turn cultivates an emotion. By tapping into whether or not something makes you feel good, helps you make decisions about how to move forward and navigate the different choices that present themselves in your life. If you don't feel good about a particular stimulus or expand into it, that is your intuition telling you that it is probably not the best choice for you. If you feel expansive and joyful about moving toward an event or a person, it is probably going to be life enhancing for you. Think of your feelings as your personal life GPS. Feelings also allow you to look at all aspects of your personality: light as well as dark. It is only by allowing yourself to feel all your emotions, darkness in addition to light, that you get a complete picture of yourself and what makes you tick. The sacral chakra is about your emotional identity--your emotional self; it offers an extraordinary pathway into your unconscious mind. You can obtain important information about your well-being thru your senses, feelings and emotions and without them, you can become numb and disconnected. If you deny the essence of the sacral chakra which is your emotional self, your intuition, well-being, creativity and health will suffer. Choosing to experience your emotions and then releasing them is different than deciding to take up residence there. With maturity, you can cultivate emotional balance --expressing emotions without being consumed, overloaded or paralyzed by them. Truly, how can you know what you want, if you don't know how you feel? How do you feel about what you are choosing? Does it make you feel as though you are expanding or contracting? In knowing how important feelings are to creating your desired life, it's unfortunate that society downplays the essential need for them opting instead for the intellect. In today's society emotions are not glorified in the same way that hard work is. We often neglect our need for passion and pleasure as we get older and swap it for society's "hard work-- no play" mentality. Denial of pleasure is seen as a responsible attribute.

After you've created stable grounding, your physical container, through the earth element of the root chakra, it time to start filling that solid container with the water element of the sacral chakra. Water is liquid movement. It's only through movement and change that you can transform yourself and progress toward your pleasures and desires, creating self-fulfilled autonomy. Again, it's only through feeling that you can know your deepest pleasures and desires. Biologically we always want to move toward our desires and what turns us on. Change and growth are ever present conditions of the human experience; without change and growth, we become stagnant and lifeless. You came here to experience the adventure of this earth walk and you cannot do that by standing in one place or from a safe harbor. "A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." It's time to let go and flow. Only through movement can we make contact with new experiences and new people. New experiences bring an excitement to life, the excitement of creation. Just as the universe is ever expanding and ever creating, it is the macrocosm to the microcosm of a human life and your sacral chakra.

The sacral chakra is a very powerful and important chakra because its vitality is significantly related to a person's overall life force and health. Your immune system is in the first two chakras, the Root and the Sacral. Therefore, sacral chakra health is a keystone of a person's overall physical health. This orange dynamite is the center of sexuality (quality and quantity) as well as power and vitality.

The sacral chakra seems to be predominantly referred as the sexual chakra. It has other important qualities but this is a good one. The front aspect of the sacral chakra is related to the quality of love and intimacy for another person that a person is able to have. When it is open, the person is able to give and receive sexual and physical pleasure. The rear aspect, the will center, of the sacral chakra is related to the quantity of sexual pleasure of a person. If it is open a person feels their sexual power. An orgasm bathes the body in life force; it revitalizes and cleanses the body with an energy bath that rids it of clogged energy, waste products and deep tension. Intimacy also provides nourishment, a physiological nourishment, that comes from communion and contact with another's body. The front and rear aspects of the sacral chakra meet at the heart of the chakra, in the spine. Intercourse is not only a physical pleasure; it is mental and spiritual pleasure as well. It is deeply spiritual in that it allows for the letting go of ego and the idea of separateness in order to experience unity and oneness. It primordial in its need to reproduce and in that spark of creation, lies a yearning to be close to the divine. The use of the Kundalini energy and tantric tradition can also support the second chakra. The sacral chakra reverberates the need for quality touch ( heart/pleasure connection) , to be creative and to biologically expand into pleasure.

I believe that a woman's intuition and power center are in her sacral chakra. All of life comes through to this earth through women's uteruses; birth is highly supreme, innate and instinctual. Woman have a pelvic pulse and if you become quite, meditate and tap in, you can feel it. When you are making good decisions or moving toward your inherent desires, yearnings and creating the most successful life for you, this pulse will grow stronger. If however you are ignoring your feelings, numbing yourself, making wrong choices or remaining lukewarm or half-hearted about your life, this pulse will grow weaker. "Your desire is your turn on. It is a compass literally telling you if you are moving in the right direction-- moving into the "Big Yes" ... life enhancing... turn on "yes." Biologically we are meant to expand into pleasure or we shut down into contraction," - Saida E. Desilets, Emergence of the Sensual Woman, PH.D

Feelings show you your life lessons as well as your life blessings.

Sacral Chakra Element: Water/Polarity

The Sacral Chakra Color: Orange

The Sacral Chakra Identity: Emotional Identity and Self Gratification

The Sacral Chakra Right: "The right to feel"

The Sacral Chakra Demon: Guilt

Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana (Sweetness)

Signs that Sacral Chakra is in Balance:

  • Strong life force
  • Emotionally Sound
  • In touch with your feelings and can express them
  • Enjoys sexual intercourse and will be orgasmic
  • Creatively Fulfilled
  • Warm/Joyful
  • Spontaneous and Playful
  • Healthy Lower Back, Reproductive System and Urinary System. -
  • Balanced duality or polarity --Yin/Yang
  • Go with the flow and easily change
  • Trusts and acts upon instincts

Signs that Sacral Chakra is blocked:

  • Choose Safety Over Pleasure (Root Chakra spill over)
  • Excessive Boundaries
  • Reluctance to Risk
  • Deep resistance to change
  • Lack of or downplaying of intimacy. Sexual potency is weak and disappointing
  • Diminished sex drive or disclaim orgasmic importance or pleasure
  • Back Pain
  • Gynecological issues
  • Addiction (alcohol, sex, heroin)
  • Kidney and Urinary Problems
  • Depression
  • Prostate Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Can't go with the Flow- Controlling

Some suggestions to help Balance your Sacral Chakra:

  • Wear the color orange i.e. under garments, clothing
  • Meditate on the color orange: breathe it in through the nose, move it down the spinal column to just below the Umbilicus (Belly Button) and to the top of the public bone.
  • Eat sweet foods or orange colored foods like mangos, oranges, nectarines, peaches, sweet potatoes and pumpkin
  • Movement Therapy such as dance or Movement Centered Bodywork.
  • Expressing Emotions- Emotional Work (Emotional Release) and reclaiming the right to feel
  • Sexual Healing- it's okay to have a balanced sensual approach to life. Sex is a beautiful experience when it honors the divinity of both partners.
  • Work through Guilt
  • Dance to music that makes your hips move or tones -the musical note D
  • Work with Essential Oils: Ylang Ylang, sandalwood, patchouli, myrrh, bitter orange, vanilla
  • Work with gemstones such as orange citrine, carnelian, red and brown aventurine and red jasper
  • Exercise
  • Yoga
  • Sit or play near or in a body of water
  • Mix things up--change your environment (even little things like painting a room or rearranging your furniture)

I hope you enjoyed and learned something new about your human energy field by reading my blog on the Sacral Chakra. Can't wait to get the next one in line out: Solar Plexus Chakra. It's coming soon so, please keep an eye out for it. With Love, Kim

Pure Bodywork Therapies: Your Root Chakra

The chakra system which is rooted in India and referenced in the Indian Medicine System of Ayurveda and yogic practices has become popular in the Western world over the last few decades. It has become popular in treating physical ailments, emotional disturbances, mental distress as well spiritual evolution and understanding. In fact, many are using chakra balancing in place of traditional psychotherapy. The word chakra means "spinning disk" and these disks spin clockwise from the energy field into our physical bodies. At the spinal column (spinal cord), the front and rear aspects of each chakra meet; the front aspect of the chakra correlates with emotion and the rear aspect to will. The clockwise spin allows the uptake of energy from the Universal Energy Field to power our Human Energy Field. If there is a block and a chakra is spinning counter clockwise then we are sending energy out into the Universal Energy Field from our Human Energy Field and thus depleting ourselves.

Although there may be other chakras that we are unaware of, it is generally and widely accepted that we have seven major chakras and 21 minor ones. The seven major chakras are: (from the base of spine to the crown of the head) The Root, The Sacral, The Solar Plexus, The Heart, The Throat, The Third Eye (Brow) and The Crown. The bottom three ( Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus) are considered the earthly chakras, the top three (Throat, Brow, Crown) are considered the more heavenly (spiritual) or symbolic chakras and the heart is the master filter or gateway for energy travelling from heaven to earth and vice versa, up and down the chakra highway. Every form of energy ( thought, deed, emotion) must be cleared by the heart when travelling to the earth or upon leaving earth and becoming heaven bound.

I will eventually cover all of these separately but in this piece, I will cover the most earth chakra of all : The Root Chakra. The Root chakra is your connection to earth. It is located at the base of the spine at the coccyx. It associated with the spinal column, rectum, legs, bones, feet, kidneys and immune system. In the endocrine system, it is connected to your adrenal glands. The root chakra says, "I have a right to be here."

The Root chakra is very important chakra for if it is improperly functioning , we will have a hard time staying on the earth and difficulties manifesting our physical desires and dreams. The root chakra is the foundation of material stability. All creative ideas, desires and dreams develop higher in the upper chakras and that energy must come thru the lower earthly chakras and lastly the root chakra before they manifest into physical form on earth. If the root is not functioning properly, the time between manifesting your thoughts into tangible reality can be a really long time, if at all. Conversely, we must also have our roots firmly anchored to the earth and our basic needs met in order to free our minds to be more creative and to let our branches reach for the heavens.

Great blog resource.

The root chakra starts with your tribal family. It relates to how safe your soul felt coming into the earth plane via your parents. If the child feels welcomed and loved, the root chakra will remain open because they feel that the earth and their immediate family are safe. If, however, as a soul you don't feel that the family you're coming into for your earth-walk is safe, you're going to be reluctant to fully incarnate and avoid growing the proper roots from your root chakra in order to anchor yourself here. As a soul and an infant, you'll have trouble grounding yourself here and struggle between both worlds. I often work with adults that have grounding issues that stem from childhood. And presently with the overall environment of the world, grounding can be quite a challenge considering we are all riding the turbulent waves of both worldly and personal periods of accelerated growth. It is a pivotal point of time for the elevation of earth and its inhabitants . How grounded are you? Some questions to ask are: do I feel safe here? Have I ever felt safe here? Do I feel like I belong here? Do I have a strong will to live?

Your connection to your tribal family is directly related to your physical identity. We can identify ourselves by our family's physical characteristics or social status, the geographical area into which we were born or lived, history of our linage, namesake and etc. We are energetically designed to live together, to create together, to learn together, to be together and to need one another. We are always exploring this truth. Our root chakra is where we develop and absorb the belief patterns of our parents and our ancestors, whether they are still valid or not. Generational energy is another aspect of our root chakras. Are there any inherited beliefs that need to be exorcised that no longer serve you and who've you become?

Our Root chakras are also about survival and self preservation. Our basic needs of air, food, shelter, water, warmth and sleep are imbedded in our root chakra. We need these very things to navigate the third dimension. Our physical embodiment by way of biological and physiological processes needs these basic elements of survival to stay here. The Root Chakra is the body and the body is the vehicle by which you experience aliveness.

The bottom two chakras, the Root and Sacral Chakra, make up our immune systems. Symbolically the immune system does for the physical body exactly what tribal power does for us: protects the entire body from potentially damaging external influences. Difficult tribal challenges weaken the immune system by losing power from the first chakra.

Root Chakra Element: Earth

The Root Chakra Color: Red

The Root Chakra Identity: Physical Identity and Self-Preservation

The Root Chakra Right: "The right to be here."

The Root Chakra Demon: Fear

Sanskrit Name: Muladhara "Root Support"

Signs that Root Chakra is in balance:

  • "I am here now."
  • Power and vitality emanate in form of vital energy
  • Individual acts as a generator by energizing those around them.
  • Strong will to live
  • Emotional control
  • Centered
  • Ease of letting go of things that are no longer needed
  • Grounded
  • Ability to manifest
  • Feeling Safe and Secure

Signs that the Root Chakra is out of balance:

Root blocked:

  • When you were about to incarnate and you didn't physically want to come in, would you ever cultivate a full life force on the earth? would you ever truly want to say "Here I am?"
  • Desire to be overlooked. You want to be invisible since you don't want to be here.
  • Physical vitality is blocked (Low Energy)
  • Does not make a strong impression in the physical world.
  • "Not" here (invisible)
  • Avoids physical activity
  • Sickly
  • Lacks physical power.
  • Immune disorders, chronic pain, skeletal issues
  • Feeling disconnected and unsettled
  • Inability to manifest material abundance into one’s life
  • Frozen by fear- inability to move forward
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks

Some suggestions to help Balance Root chakra:

  • Wearing the color red i.e. under garments, clothing.
  • Meditate on breathing the color red in through the nose, down the spinal column and into bottom of spine. Also, envision roots coming out of the bottom of your feet and anchoring them deep in the earth to stabilize you.
  • Eating red foods such as beats, berries, and etc.
  • Listen to tribal music (like drumming) or tones-the musical note C.
  • Carry grounding stones such as Bloodstone, Tigers Eye, Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian or a small stone from the area into which you were geographically born.
  • Hang out in nature. Go for a walk.
  • Hug a tree.
  • Walk barefoot on the earth.
  • Work with grounding essential oils such as Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Myrrh.
  • Overcoming Fears

I hope you enjoyed my blog on the Root Chakra and please look for the Sacral Chakra coming soon. Love and light to all of you. Warmly, Kim

New PBT Banner for SH's 3rd Fridays

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to throw up my new information banner which will be displayed at local area events as well as at Safety Harbor's 3rd Fridays. Come out and see me the 3rd Friday of every month on Safety Harbor's Downtown, Main St. I'll be out there with our new addition to SH's Wellness Clinic, De'Nicea Hilton of Hilton Holistic Health. De'Nicea is an acupuncturist, herbalist and DOM. She specializes in pediatrics and women's health. I hope to see some fimiliar faces out at local area events and SH's 3rd Fridays too. And, I'm also really excited to meet some new faces as well. -Kim







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