Last night found me wedged in the womb of a sepal belonging to a poppy on the precipice of bloom. With no option but to wait until her petals opened in a radiantly red unfolding – I made myself at home.
Slowflaky pollen clung to my eyelashes and sticky sweetness hung in my nostrils. My skin was as paper, mimicking the delicately veined and whisper-thin poppy petals. Cocooned in this petal-pod, there lived safety and security mixed with a sense of anticipation for the expansive moment of unveiling bloom.
And Muladhara was written all over the dream. Muladhara is the root chakra, the home-base campfire resting at the bottom rung of the 7-chakra ladder.
Its color is red. Not just any red, but a staggering, shockingly vibrant red. Chakra colors speak volumes about the function and potential of each energy center. While suspended in that poppy pod dream, the color red was positively electric. Crimson is a fitting shade for the Muladhara because the symbolism is aflame with vitality.
Some common symbolic attributes of the root chakra include:
All the chakras resemble lotus blossoms, which ties in beautifully with the poppy of my dream. This sprouts themes of blossoming, birthing, unfolding and opening out in energetic expressions.
Poppies are also sacred to Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams (I discuss this further here).
So how do all these dreamy bits add up to cohesive meaning?
I have a few ideas, and by sharing them, perhaps these messages might apply to your life experience too:
- What instincts are tucked deep within you?
- If beliefs were a reproductive system, what kind of seeds are you planting?
- If your potential were a seed pod, what could you do to encourage blossoming?
- If progress in life depended upon the condition of your soil (environment), how can you nourish & fertilize?
- If life responded to pheromones (your attitudes/behaviors), what kind of fragrances are you currently emitting?
Just air-borne thoughts that may take seed in your contemplative growth.
Other petals for plucking….
Special thanks to Pear Biter on Flickr for the use of his Poppy photo above.