The Forgotten Chakras: The Feet
Along with our system of seven main physical Chakras, we have a web of auxiliary energy centers, or lesser chakras, that provide a broad spectrum of energy influx into our system. They are often ignored and neglected. One of them is the system of chakras for the feet. Located on the base, or sole, of our feet; it has as a primordial purpose the discharge the “electrical” streams generated as a consequence of the normal activities and functions of the physical body.
These small, but important, chakra vortexes can be found on the sole of each foot, and they work in combination with the Muladhara Chakra or base chakra, along with other minor chakras in the legs to create a stable lattice foundation for our physical existence. When they function harmonically, the Feet Chakras ensure a constant flow of communication and connection with the energy grids of the Earth to the rest of the chakras on our physical and extra-physical bodies.
They were also designed to facilitate the balancing and assimilation of the Kundalini energy that comes from Earth and its magnetic currents. These energy points act as energy transformers; regulating the intensity and quantity of these energy flows as well as whether or not they should and should not enter our energetic physical environment.
As a general rule of thumb, the more spiritually-inclined a person is, the more they will have the energetic centers in their bodies responding to energy shifts in an easier way than someone who is merely concerned with their material reality. The expansion and amplification of the power centers are directly interrelated with the development of consciousness of the individual and their discerning capability to apprehend the understanding of the multi-dimensionality of life, planes of existence and the interconnectedness of all.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, light on my path.”
From a shamanic perspective, it is believed that below the soles of our feet resides what shamans call the auric chrysalis. From these centers, we receive the energy of Mother Earth as a tree receives nourishment from its roots connected to the soil. At the other physical pole of our bodies, above the crown chakra, we find the auric dome of our energetic system. This closed energy scheme in its turn connects and interacts with the Earthly auric fields.
Each foot holds a vortex on the center of the arch. They tend to be smaller than the other normal chakras of the body, usually varying between 5 to 7 centimeters in diameter when fully opened. This chakra does not have a particular color, but generally, they present themselves in tones of earth colors, such as brown, and with reddish hues, as they are directly connected with the energy of the first Chakra.
"He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand."
~ Psalm 40:2
As the hand chakras, the foot chakras are also very expressive and receptive; during grounding exercises, they facilitate the channeling of the Earth energies. The health the feet is not only related to the ability to stay in the physical body but to the capability of it. The health of the foot chakra is directly linked to our ability to become grounded inside of the physical body. While, at the same time, to manifest the spiritual skill of being an anchor of Light, with the multidimensional ability to actively interact with the world as a whole, in real time, while being a “point of sacrificial fire” for your Higher Self.
The capability to be anchored shows an integrated ability to harmonize your spirit and body tunefully, and it is an important skill to develop in the path of self-awareness and self-realization.
“The Feet have a vital psychological importance in our lives because they represent our contact with our immediate reality, the ground, the law of gravity; physically, the lack of balance on the feet affects the harmony and performance of our whole structure.”