Open Your Root Chakra for Grounding, Health and Abundance

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Dear One, I thought we should close out this year and begin the new with my favorite healing modality — shadow integration. This time though, we’re integrating the LIGHT shadow.

If you’re ready to fully embrace these positive root chakra traits — _grounded, vibrantly healthy and abundantly wealthy_ — **[watch this week’s video](https://youtu.be/WVBXaz4N8vE)** and do EFT/Tapping with me. It’ll change the way you see yourself all the way down into your body and subconscious mind.

Shadow integration — both “dark” and “light” — is probably the most overlooked and under-rated healing technique of our times. And it’s not a path for the faint of heart, but for Heart Warriors. So if you’re a heart warrior you may want to watch (or rewatch) my original Shadow Video Series here. It gives you guidance and permission to step fully into ALL that you are.

My personal intention for 2022 is to soften, surrender and connect more with others.

What’s yours, (first name)?


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The One Fear You Have To Overcome To Find Your True Path To Freedom

A few years back, I hated the word “commitment.” It felt heavy and ugly. In fact, to me, it seemed like a dirtier word than many that start with an “F.” These days, I see the same tendency in many of my life coach clients, and my most spiritually-inclined friends. So I think it’s time to give commitment a little positive PR in the hopes of making it more attractive and user-friendly. Because if you want to be truly free, in the most spiritual and mature way, then you need to get over your commitment-phobia (believe it or not there is no nice latin-based word for this all-too-common affliction).

First of all, I want to point out that many people talk about commitment as if it is one thing, but really it’s many things, depending on what you’re committing to. For instance, if I commit to doing yoga every day, that’s (generally) a good commitment. But if, on the other hand, I commit to eating three hot fudge sundaes every day, that’s (generally) not a good commitment. The former will probably lead to more freedom of body and spirit, and the latter will probably cause a lot of weight gain and a sundry of ailments from diabetes to clogged arteries.

Since commitment-phobes tend to think of all commitment as bad. For this discussion, I’m going to separate the “good” from the “bad” and only talk about commitment to something that is good for your mind, body and/or soul. These kinds of commitments lead to true freedom. That is not a typo, I did indeed write that commitment leads to freedom; true freedom.

So then what is true freedom?

It’s not always easy to define, but I can definitely tell you what it is <em>not.</em>

True freedom is not the process of running away from anything. Many people spend their lives avoiding commitment and responsibility in the name of what they call “freedom.” But it’s not freedom they’re tapping into, as much as a fear of whatever it is they are unwilling to commit to. Anytime you are running away from something, that running is based at least partially in fear.

True freedom – both inside and out – is based on a solid foundation. From that strong place, you can move anywhere; not as a reaction, but as a pro-active choice.

I totally understand why many people feel that making commitments – even good ones — limits their freedom, because it can, and sometimes does. But what’s more important and what most people don’t understand is that commitment can actually lead to freedom. That’s right. The most authentic kind of freedom comes from commitment. It is birthed out of commitment.

Commitment is like the rock in the image above. Committing to something in a solid way, creates the kind of freedom the climber in the photo feels. He wouldn’t get to experience that freedom without his commitment to good training as well as to the rocks and ropes that give him his foundation and safety.

One of my favorite analogies for understanding the commitment-freedom relationship is to think of a big, strong, resplendent tree. It has a lot of freedom at the top where it’s branches blow and move in the breeze. But that freedom and those dancing branches grow out of the tree’s roots, burrowed deep in the earth, fully committed.

The trees roots are actually the source of the freedom. In fact, the more roots and grounding a tree has, the taller — and more free — it can be. The same is true of a tall building. In the best case scenario, I believe this is the way we humans can use commitment – to find our most authentic and widest reach. And I don’t know if there is any freedom that is more expansive than our ability to be our full, magnificent selves.

When it comes to our energy systems, we humans are actually a lot like trees. We need roots and grounding. Without them, we feel lost, alone and/or lacking purpose. With them, we can spread our wings – that is, develop our authentic freedom — and still know we have a safe place to land.

Both commitment and freedom are important. They actually represent the full expanse of our chakras. Commitment is based in our (lowest) root chakra and freedom is based in our (highest) crown chakra. When we experience both, and stop seeing them as a trade off for one another, then we get to live in our full energetic field and personal power.

If you’re a recovering commitment-phobe, do a little exercise this week. Make a few little commitments and keep them. Making and keeping some small, positive commitments, will give you a sense of accomplishment and self-mastery that will make you more and more enthusiastic about committing to commitment. That’s how I grew into a commitment-lover and a first chakra gal.

Well, that, and getting a real first chakra tattoo.

If you know my personal story, then you know that I actually grew my commitment enough to get a permanent first chakra tattoo on my tailbone area. So much freedom and authenticity have grown out of me making that one big commitment. But getting a real tattoo is a really, really big (hard to reverse) commitment, so if you want to experience wearing a root chakra tattoo, perhaps you should start with my temporary Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ and get my Root Chakra Booster Healing Tattoo™.

Ironically, although it’s temporary, it will boost your ability to commit to other things in your life.

May you have a week of awesome commitments!

Lots of love and oodles of well wishes,


Vicki Howie, MA, CHtVicki Howie is the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ (find out what inspired her to create them here). Check out her new book “The Key to Your Chakras” here on amazon.com. Vicki is also the Creator of Chakra Love and the Chakra Life Cycle System®, as well as the Co-Editor of Conscious Life News. You can visit her website chakraboosters.comfacebook page and youtube channel for lots of free chakra info and gifts. Vicki’s biggest joy is to help you unleash your full chakra power and step into your highest potential.

Boost Your Root Chakra With This Simple Yoga Pose

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You probably already know that yoga is good for you and that it’s enjoyable and relaxing, but did you know it can positively affect every area of your life? It can. Specific yoga poses are directly related to your body’s energy centers known as your chakras. These chakras affect every aspect of your life.  So this means for instance, that doing first chakra poses can affect your finances, doing second chakra poses can affect your sex life, doing third chakra poses can affect your personal power and confidence, and so on.

As a sort of intro to summer and more outdoor activity, I’ve filmed a short series of easy yoga poses and corresponding movements that relate to each chakra and I’m going to share them sequentially with you from the ground to the crown. If you follow this series, by the end of it, you’ll be able to do a short morning ritual of seven movements that will balance all your chakras. It’s a great way to start your day!

Related Article: Discover Your Chakra Type And Expand Your True Abundance

In this post, I’m focusing on the root chakra. It governs your tailbone, feet and legs and it’s related to the color red. Red is a dense, slow vibrating color so this is your deepest, most earth bound chakra. It’s all about your sense of survival and security and pertains to everything physical in your world. It’s connected to your personal boundaries as well as your health, work and money. It’s also related to your home and your “tribe” (that is, your extended family).

It’s all about apana energy – the energy that goes downward, so it’s related to your sense of being grounded and physically present in your body. The pose that I demonstrate here is squat pose. The Sanskrit yoga term for it is malasana (meaning “garland”), but I think squat works just fine.

To do it right, you want to separate your feet hip-distance or a little wider, and squat down. Then, to keep the pose from becoming too passive, push down into the fore corners of your feet (big toe mound, pinky toe mound, inner heel, outer heel) and lift your toes. This ignites your leg muscles and creates something called “muscular energy.” Muscular energy is the bodily energy that is related to boosting your first chakra. It’s simply the action of pulling your muscles inward to create more solidity and strength.

The root chakra is a masculine, contractive chakra, so women usually need to practice muscular energy more than men for overall balance (in the same way that men tend to need more stretching than women).

The first chakra is the home of the Divine Masculine. Practice it if you want more security, strength and all forms of stability (including financial) in your life. Here’s a little music video of my first chakra song. Play it while you practice this pose and boost your root chakra even more.

Related Article: Discover Your Chakra Type And Expand Your True Abundance

In the next video and post, I’ll introduce a pose for the second chakra, the home of the Divine Feminine.

Love and blessings,


vicki howie

Vicki Howie is the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ (find out what inspired her to create them here). Check out her new book “The Key to Your Chakras” here on amazon.com. Vicki is also the Creator of Chakra Love and the Chakra Life Cycle System®, as well as the Co-Editor of Conscious Life News. You can visit her website chakraboosters.comfacebook page and youtube channel for lots of free chakra info and gifts. Vicki’s biggest joy is to help you unleash your full chakra power and step into your highest potential.


6 Best Ways to Heal Your Root Chakra for Health, Wealth & Grounding

You hear a lot of talk about chakra healing, and even about what method is best, but what you don’t hear about very often (and should!) is that each chakra is different, so the best healing modality is different for each chakra.

This article is part of a 7-part series in which I’m going to share the methods that work best for each chakra. We’ll start with the root chakra and work our way up.

When looking at which is the best modality for any given chakra, the two key things to ask are:

1. What element is this chakra related to — earth, water, fire, air, sound or light?

2. What is sense is this chakra related to – smell, taste, sight, touch, hearing or “sixth sense”?

In this article, I’m going to apply these questions to the root chakra which is the red energy located in your tailbone area that governs your legs and feet and is related to your stability, home, foundation, family, career and finances.

It’s your most base energy center, so it is carries your will to survive and its element is earth and your sense of smell.

The root chakra is the manifestation center, so it’s about everything physical, especially your body.

With these things in mind, here are the best healing modalities for boosting and balancing your first chakra:

1. Hatha Yoga – this physical style of yoga boosts the first chakra by strengthening and grounding your body, especially if you focus on the standing poses such as triangle, side angle and the warrior series — and squatting is great too!

2. Aromatherapy – Because the first chakra is related to your sense of smell, aromatherapy is a great way to access it and boost it. Here’s a great video and article on the six best essential oils for the root chakra. Be careful not to think too traditionally here. Consider going beyond just essential oils and use scents that remind you of home and get out into nature. What smells reminds you of home? Maybe your mom’s best cookie recipe. And how can you get out into nature more?

3. NLP Anchoring – Neuro-Linguistic Programming has a nifty little technique that allows you to pair stimuli to unconsciously recall states you want to experience. So, if you want to feel strong and grounded (which are good first chakra qualities), you can remember a time when you felt really strong and grounded, and as you bring up that state, you can press a particular knuckle. Do this enough times, and that knuckle becomes a “button” you can push to bring up the sensation of being strong and grounded. This technique is great for the first chakra because it’s based on using your body in a repetitive way and repetition is a very first chakra quality.

4. Any activity that grounds you will heal your root chakra. Some such activities are: drumming, tribal-type dancing, gardening, making pottery and earthing.

5. Crystals and stones – since the element of the root chakra is earth, stones are a perfect healing tool here. You can simply put root chakra stones on your tailbone, legs and feet. And if you really want a boost, you can bring aromatherapy into the mix and maybe even get hot stone, aromatherapy massage.

root chakra 6. My Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™. I healed my own life-long root chakra problem with a first chakra tattoo, and then decided to create healing tattoos for the whole world. Since tattoos are worn on the body, they are a classic first chakra healing method. Perhaps this is why I sell more root chakra tattoos than any other chakra. Here’s my story on how and why I created them.

If you know other healing modalities that are great for the root chakra, or if you want to share your experiences with any of the methods I’ve suggested here, please comment below. I’d love to hear what works for you!

Love and blessings,


About Vicki Howie


 Vicki Howie is the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ (find out what inspired her to create them here). Check out her new book “The Key to Your Chakras” here on amazon.com. Vicki is also the Creator of Chakra Love and the Chakra Life Cycle System®, as well as the Co-Editor of Conscious Life News. You can visit her website chakraboosters.com, facebook page and youtube channel for lots of free chakra info and gifts. Vicki’s biggest joy is to help you unleash your full chakra power and step into your highest potential.

7 Effective Ways to Clear and Balance the Root Chakra

Root ChakraMany consider the root chakra the most important chakra to pay attention to because it connects us to our physical world. If this chakra is out of balance, we are unable to balance our other chakras as well. The root keeps us grounded and brings in a sense of security in our lives. The root chakra sits at the base of your spine. Your hips, thighs, knees and feet are all connected to the root chakra. Before you try my 7 effective ways to clear and balance the root chakra, I would like to share with you some of the warning signs that your root chakra may be out of balance.

Warning Signs of an Out of Balance Root Chakra

  1. Issues with the knees, feet, prostate gland, eating disorders and or constipation
  2. Financial difficulties
  3. Family issues – not being able to move forward, holding on to the past painful family issues
  4. Anger
  5. Greed
  6. Unhealthy co-dependent relationships
  7. Anemia
  8. Depression
  9. Fear
  10. Laziness

7 Effective Ways to Clear and Balance the Root Chakra

  1. Using essential oils that correspond with the root chakra will help clear and balance the root such as: cedar wood, myrrh and patchouli. I usually put a drop or two on the bottoms of my feet.
  2. Schedule a reflexology and an aromatherapy session. The massage and the attention that is paid to feet automatically shifts the root chakra.
  3. Going outside, spending quiet time out in nature, even walking barefoot connects us to the earth and centers the root chakra. If you want to take this tip to the next step, bring a yoga mat with you and enjoy some outdoor yoga.
  4. Place gemstones on your root center such as: bloodstone, red jasper, black tourmaline and garnet.
  5. Eating root foods such as: potatoes, carrots, radishes, onions, garlic and beets promote a healthy root chakra.
  6. Using sound therapy by toning “LAM” or listening to a crystal bowl that vibrates at “C” also helps clear the root chakra.
  7. Using the following affirmations will help heal the root chakra:
  • I am deeply connected to my body.
  • I am grounded, stable and all is safe in my world.
  • I trust in the goodness of life.
  • I love and approve of myself.
  • Life supports me.

When our root chakra is balanced and clear, we are confident, our self esteem gets a healthy boost and our lives become more fulfilling when our root chakra is clear. Remember, if the root is not balanced, it is almost impossible to balance any of our other chakras. Be sure to begin with your root first when facilitating any chakra work.

Blessings and Light,

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco is a professional intuitive counselor, medium, author, recording artist, teacher and the owner of The Mystical Moon, a healing center in Fort Myers, Florida. Laurie offers readings, courses and healing products through The Mystical Moon Online Store. You can connect with her at The Mystical Moon Facebook Page.

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Laurie Barraco is a professional intuitive counselor, medium, author, recording artist, teacher and the owner of The Mystical Moon, a healing center in Fort Myers, Florida. Laurie offers readings, courses and healing products through The Mystical Moon Online Store. You can connect with her at The Mystical Moon Facebook Page.

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7 Ways To Fulfill The Need of Your Root Chakra (& Stop Living from Fear)

This is the first video in a series I’ve created for you where we will be journeying through the needs of your chakras one at a time. As humans, we have all sorts of needs – physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. In fact, we have one major need in each of our chakras. As we meet these important needs, we naturally feel more fulfilled.

Unfortunately, if we’re not consciously aware of our basic chakra needs and are not fulfilling them, our subconscious will try to fulfill them in ways that may be counterproductive to what we consciously want.

We may find ourselves engaging in irrational behavior or in some way, sabotaging our conscious desires. So it’s wise to know your basic needs as a human and to seek to fulfill them on a conscious level.

In this series, I share the basic need of each chakra and simple ways you can fulfill that need. In this article, we’re looking at the basic need of your first (root) chakra which is certainty and safety.

Think about the real reason a horror film scares you. It isn’t because of the cheesy monster or all the fake blood. Rather, it’s because of the unknown. You don’t know when the madman will jump out or when a claw may reach out. And that is scary!

We humans need to feel safe and have a certain degree of certainty and safety in our lives. That’s why so many people make decisions out of fear. We take jobs we don’t like, because we’re afraid that without them, we won’t be able to pay the rent. We stay in so-so (or sometimes miserable) relationships because we’re afraid nobody else will want us, and we decline offers to go sky diving or rock climbing because we’re afraid we’ll fall to our death.

As a race, we strive to stay safe and secure, and this is a good, healthy drive — if we stay aware of it and balance it with our other basic needs. So how do you fulfill your need for certainty? Here are my suggestions:

7 Simple Ways To Create A Sense of Certainty In Your Life

1) Wear my 1st chakra healing tattoo. When I got a real 1st chakra tattoo, a lifetime of fear and anxiety left my body. I created my Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ so others could experience the same thing. They affect the water in your body in a positive way and make you feel more grounded. This story better explains their origin.

2) Do grounding exercises. Whenever we connect more deeply with mother earth, we feel more safe and certain. Close your eyes and turn within. Imagine roots growing from your tailbone down to the core of the earth and anchoring you to it. Then imagine inhaling up from the roots to your tailbone and exhaling back down to the core of the earth. Do this for a few minutes until you feel a sense of security and grounding.

3) Walk barefoot and participate in a practice called earthing. Where as in the previous exercise you were just visualizing connecting to mother earth, in this one, you’re actually doing it.

4) Create a more regular routine. The more you can stick to a regular routine, the more your natural sense of certainty rises. This is because you (and your subconscious mind and body) literally know what’s coming.

5) Have a touchstone. May people feel better when they have an object that they can touch. Objects – especially ones you can carry with you like an actually pocket-sized stone – are always there for you. You can count on them being there. This increases your sense of certainty.

6) Listen to and watch my First Chakra Song Music Video.

7) Choose friends who are reliable and don’t try to rely on those who are not. We all know that certain people are more reliable than others. Don’t reduce your certainty by depending on undependable people. You know the type. You can be friends with them, but don’t count on them. They don’t even count on themselves!

There you go. Seven ways to better fill your need for certainty. I hope you will jump into them this week and make sure that your first chakra’s need for certainty is fulfilled. Next up, we’ll look at the need of your second (sacral) chakra. Care to guess what it is?

Vicki Howie, Chakra ExpertVicki Howie is a Co-Editor of CLN as well as a Life Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. She is the host of the Conscious Life Awakened Speaker Series (sign up CLASS for free here). She is also the Creator of world-renowned Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ (now used in 28 countries) and the contemporary healing album “Chakra Love.” Visit her Chakra Abundance website and grab a free copy of her 60 minute abundance audio.

3 Tips to Heal Your Heart on 9/11 (& What NOT To Do!)

I awoke today with a shaky feeling in my heart. You see, I’m an empath and I feel the collective energy, and today is the day that the entire world will never forget. The date 9/11 will forever be etched in our collective heart, and though we certainly react to it with less intensity now than we did in the first anniversary after the event, there is still a big charge.

In fact, from my bodily gauge, it feels as if the collective emotional intensity waned as much as it could a couple years ago, and is now growing a bit again. Maybe it’s the world economy and the tension and wars everywhere, or maybe I’m just getting more sensitive. In any case, there is still energy to be healed around this date, so in that way, 9/11 offers us all a gift; an opportunity to face our fears and to grow beyond them.

So, the question is not whether we’ll remember 9/11, but how we’ll remember it. Will we focus on concepts like loss, fear, “enemy”? Or will we focus on growth, love and connection?

In every moment, we create our reality by what experiences we focus on, what we make those experiences mean, and how we choose to act on them.

Today, I invite you to choose to focus on the good, and make 9/11 mean the future is full of positive possibility. I also invite you to take some actions that heal your heart and the heart of others – actions that bolster your belief in humanity. I have three suggestions of what you can do to heal, but first, let me mention three things you DON’T want to do today:

1. Don’t Watch Old Footage of 9/11. You have enough “reels” in your memory; no need to make your body go through the trauma again.

2. Don’t Blame Anybody for the Event. Blame is a fear-induced (and fear-inducing) exercise.

3. Don’t Stay Isolated & Alone. Healing comes from heart connection with others. When we connect lovingly, we heal and are healed at the same time. It’s a win-win.

And here are the three things you DO want to do:

1. Ground Yourself – your root chakra, which is located in your tailbone, legs and feet, holds your sense of safety and security. Bolster it today with this Root Chakra Healing Song from my album “Chakra Love”:

Other things that can build your root chakra energy are hiking, gardening, pottery, drumming or walking barefoot. Another great way to ground is to meditate and imagine your tailbone is growing roots that reach down, down, down into the core of the earth, making you feel anchored and safe. Inhale energy up from the core of the earth and then back down into the core of the earth  in a continual loop for as long as you’d like.

2. Focus on Strengthening & Expanding Your Heart Energy – After you feel grounded, you can them open your heart chakra. You can do so really easily by simply focusing inward and imagining the energy in your heart glowing green and growing bigger and brighter. You can also listen to (and sing along with) my Heart Chakra Healing Song from Chakra Love (get your free download here). Once you’ve done some activities like this and you’re feeling a bit stronger in your heart, do this Ho’Oponopono meditation:

As you do it, send love to your fear or to anyone you feel frightened of. The words you say in the meditation are quite simple, but magical: “I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.” I know it seems counter intuitive to ask your fear for forgiveness, but please just try it. It helps. The heart has it’s own logic that is completely different than the mind’s.

3. Connect with Others More – Once you’ve done one and two above and you’re feeling stronger, safer and more open, make it your
mini-mission to reach out to others today (and perhaps the rest of this week or the rest of your life!). Hug more, smile more, help more. Call or skype loved ones who are far away and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. Smile at strangers. Put a few coins in somebody else’s meter. Find little, loving ways to connect with everyone around you.

Thank you for taking these little, powerful actions. When you start by healing yourself, you give a gift to the world, because our planet is nothing more than the sum of each of our individual energies. Each time one of us adds to the loving, healing energy on the planet, a small, positive shift occurs. And when our collective shifts reach critical mass, our entire paradigm and way of living will expand into a higher, more peaceful and mutually-respectful order. We are the creators. Let us choose love over fear again and again.

I wish for you a strong and open heart, and deep, satisfying healing.

Much love, Vicki

Vicki HowieVicki Howie is an empath, musician, Life Coach as well and Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™. Her mission in life is to coach you in a way that invites you to step into ALL of your personal power and magnificence. Find out about her healing music here. Get her beautiful healing tattoos or a private consultation with Vicki here (your first session is half off when you enter CLN coupon code: “wholenesshalfoff”.