Needs - Security
BY DAVE GREGG
People with a need for Security are quite happy
with the status quo. They don't like to rock the boat because this could lead to
perilous situations, and these people never want their lives to be in
jeopardy. With this need there is an overwhelming compulsion to feel safe
at all times. All decisions in life will be based on such templates, which
involves finding a sense of balance and trust in the knowledge that everything
will be alright.
Related to the Instinctive center and the 1st
chakra, Security focuses on the machinery of survival that's needed in life,
ranging from having warm clothes to wear to getting a steady paycheck.
Similar to the Chief Feature of Stubbornness,
people with a need of Security are wary of change. They can be obsessively
cautious, will rarely take risks, and in their negative manifestations can
become so indecisive and paralyzed by the fear of a new set of experiences that
they're unable to function.
In everyday existence, people with a need of
Security might be those friends you have who preach the virtues of getting a secure job
with lots of benefits. Having a substantial amount of money in the bank and amassing as much
life insurance as their monthly salary will allow are additional indicators. Of course, many people
aspire to these same ideals, but security minded folks can almost become phobic
in such ambitions.
People with a need of Security are forever
researching and investigating their options, and they will never step into
action, for instance, to take a new job, without the assurance that they have a
In the positive pole of Trust, people
with Security are stable and grounded. Since they have built a secure foundation
to stand on, they feel comfortable with the winds of life in their face, and
will even takes risks when necessary.
In the negative pole of Fear, there's an
irrational sense of apprehension and caution, and like Stubbornness, a refusal
to move forward or confront life in any way. In extreme cases the person
actually becomes too terrified to move.
How the Need of Security
Affects the 1st Chakra
The 1st chakra governs basic survival issues
and the will to live. An important task of this chakra is to learn to be fully
present in the body. By staying in the positive pole of Security and avoiding
fear-based reactions to events in life, the 1st chakra remains more balanced and
The negative pole of Security can affect the
1st chakra, resulting in problems like financial difficulties, addictions and
compulsive behavior, sexual dysfunction, and intense fear.
Loss of grounding is a common issue, making
life a constant struggle. People who are ungrounded can become victims of their
own fears and lose the ability to manage their most basic needs. A total
dependency on others is often an unfortunate outcome.
Finding an attainable goal can be the first
step towards re-balancing the 1st chakra and the need of security. Simple acts
like going for a walk or tending to the garden can be a simple catalyst in
breaking negative patterns.
Positive affirmations to try are:
- I am safe and protected.
- I am loved.
- I release all negativity from my life.
7 Levels of Security
1) Blind Faith 2) False hope 3)
Clinging to tradition 4) Security based on theory 5) Security based
on reliable sources 6) Security based on experience/intuition 7)
Trust in Tao
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Dave Gregg is a longtime
Michael student and the webmaster of MichaelTeachings.com. During the day he
works on a gazillion projects online, and at night you'll find him at a local
jazz club playing the saxophone. You can read more of his thoughts about the
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