Seeing Red


I’m studying the Chakras again, readying myself for becoming a Reiki Master Teacher.  It’s an exciting journey…goes hand in hand with my love of Shamanism and my path as a blossoming Tarotista.

The first chakra is the Root Chakra.  Red is the color.  Stability, security, focused, grounded are just some of the words associated with this particular chakra.  As I studied the information given to me on the Root Chakra by my Reiki Master, I visualized the Ruby Red slippers from the movie, The Wizard of Oz.

Dorothy Gale and her little dog, Toto, are swept up into the eye of a tornado (the eye, of course, being the still place amidst the chaos; had she not traveled in the eye of the tornado, she would be dead and there would be no movie! I also find it interesting that the author gave her the surname of Gale — a very strong wind).  Anyway, after all the fuss of Dorothy and Toto arriving in Munchkinland, Glenda the Good Witch transfers the ruby red slippers from the now deceased Wicked Witch of the East to Dorothy’s feet — and the journey begins down the yellow brick road toward the Land of Oz.  All sorts of pitfalls, obstacles and distractions occur to keep Dorothy from getting to Oz.

So here are these ruby red (the color of the Root Chakra) slippers on Dorothy’s feet and she has to maintain her stability, her security, her self-esteem through it all.  The Adrenal glands, part of the Endocrine System, are part of the Root Chakra’s realm. Tell me that Dorothy and Toto’s adrenals didn’t get a good workout during this movie.  Holy cow!  Witches, flying monkeys, a silly old man acting the part of a Wizard from behind a curtain.  And then finding out that there really is no way for her to get back home — which is the only thing she wanted from the Wizard.  The Cowardly Lion received his Courage.  The Tin Man received his Heart.  The Scarecrow received his Brain.  But there was nothing in the Wizard’s little black bag that would get Dorothy back home. And then she learns that everything she wanted was right there with her all the time.

There really is no place like Home.  Home being the Root Chakra…where the journey begins.

Have you seen the Wizard of Oz movie?  Did the ruby red slippers captivate you (they did me!).

How is your Root Chakra?  Do you feel grounded and focused?  If so, great!!  If not, finding a Reiki practitioner would be a suggestion…also finding a Nia class ( is a great way to open and balance the Root Chakra.  Dancing, moving, walking in nature.  Do it.

2 responses to “Seeing Red

  1. Serious as heck!!! In studying the Root Chakra, being asked to imagine the color red, I immediately was drawn to an image of the ruby red slippers. The rest of the analogy just flooded in. Thanks for stopping by!!!

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