Daisy magazine September/October 2016 - Page 21

Currently, Leslie has worked on the film called the Muladhara. Muladhara is the root center of physical experience, located at the base of the spine, the sacral plexus. Leslie says she decided to make a film about the root chakra as a means to unblock her own obstructed root chakra energies. The root chakra is the first of the major chakra’s to be activated and develop, and its health predicts how we feel about ourselves, the world and our place in it. A healthy root chakra produces a greater sense of inner security, grounding, joy and confidence. It is the realm of capacity to be secured and self-confident even when things are difficult knowing we will survive. Blocked root chakra energy creates negative energies such as depression, ambiva- lence about survival, cynicism, people pleasing behavior, poor judgment, risk taking behavior, addictions and physical symptoms. “I decided I had enough and that it was time to dive forward into my darkness and examine these issues fully and whole heartedly, thus the reason for making this film.” One of the scenes, called the Incubator is hauntingly poetic, breathtaking yet curiously eerie and anxiety producing in that the artist physically enters her own sculpture (a glass box with broken shards of glass protruding everywhere) and uses her own body like a paintbrush, engaging in silent movement to depict the human emotions of fear in the midst of the traumatic separation from the womb of the universe; Otherwise known as “God”, oneness, or the universal unity. This is the kind of work that I have devoted my time and energy to and find the path a fulfilling one, with all its different pathways. www.carolanneleslie.com 21