Comparison of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the Human Chakras.It is obvious to me that others have made this correlation before as the chart illustrating Maslow’s paper from This site and link, and this very common explanation of the human chakra system have similarities (Image above). Both these examples use the same color assignments. Hmmm, something to ponder.
I am interested in this because I am interested in the mind and body connection especially in the way that ME/CFS is manifested in the body.
I am NOT saying that this is not a physical illness, I am saying that we can look at the ways that our bodies are ill, and perhaps help ourselves by having this knowledge. I know that meditation and attempting to move energy through my chakra system helps some of my symptoms.
This is not an easy task for me. I began meditation some 35 years ago, I have not been constant or vigilant. Each time I experience yet another trauma in my life, I have had such a hard time with focus! In the past few years I have been so sick from ME/CFS that being in bed I have nothing but time to ponder these things, to try to clear the muck and mud from my body, mind and spirit.
These traumas came in the form of neglect, abuse, violence, fear of failure, loss and finally illness. All the things that have happened in so many people’s life. I am not alone.
I have had great success as well! I danced to the top of Maslow’s needs and lived there for a while. I fell back down, mostly from making mistakes due to my ego at the time. I had help falling down. People, events and finally debilitating and all-encompassing sickness.
In the last few years I am making a bit of progress in feeling safe, and healing some of the trauma.
I hope you will take a moment and look at the illustrations and just relax and see if any of this resonates. My highest calling is to heal and help others on our journey.