The Sacral Chakra
Chakras are just energy centers in our bodies. We use different sources of energy in order to be and manifest in the world. There are several different schools of thought regarding chakras, so I am writing from my own experiences and awareness, not from a specific school of thought.
By paying attention to energy fields, you are sending an intention to yourself and your energy to rise to a conscious level of manifestation. You can then use that awareness and intention to refine your energy fields and become a more conscious creator.
Notice your sacral chakra and see what you can manifest by paying more attention to it. This is the chakra that is in the groin area and in its ideal state, spins clockwise in an orange color. This is where you store information about creativity, sexuality and emotions. It also is where your appetite for things comes from.
When the sacral chakra is blocked, people lose their ability to see things in a variety of ways. They are blocked to different ideas about what is going on for them and have a very rigid approach to things. Here are some areas that are influenced by the sacral chakra.
- The ability to feel in control of your own life
- Access to diversity and different ways of thinking
- Familial emotional patterns, especial during puberty
- Social life
There are many indicators of an over active or under active sacral chakra. Primarily you are looking for times when you are overly emotional or lacking emotion.
Since the sacral chakra is part of what governs emotions, any emotion can be related to the sacral chakra. However, the key to spotting imbalances in this chakra is to look for a lack of or excess of emotions.
Sometimes what will happen with someone who is blocked there is that they will do what I call "fire hose" their emotions. This is where there is an excessive outburst of emotion, caused by a build up of unaddressed issues. Often when someone has this outburst they use it to validate that they can't be trusted with their emotions and bottle things up again.
The physical symptoms of a sacral chakra imbalance are easy to notice. When it is balanced you feel creative. You have the ability to see your own beauty and the beauty in others. You feel energetic access to your emotions, including the less desirable ones.
When you have an imbalance, many symptoms can come up. Just to name a few:
- Insatiable appetite for things, difficulty feeling satisfied
- Hip pain
- Lower back pain
- Lower abdominal pain
- Problems with reproductive organs
- Issues with fluid in the body including bladder and kidneys
When your body is talking to you about an imbalance though pain or discomfort, give it attention in a loving way. We often try and shame our bodies back into functioning properly. Instead, love it first and ask what it needs. Give it gratitude for holding onto the imbalance and making you aware of it.
You can't make positive changes if you are disgusted with or shaming yourself. First you need to accept yourself and know you are doing the best you can, and then go from there.
The People In OUr lIves
People can plug into our chakras and draw off energy from us. They can do it to us while in our presence or not.
Often people will draw energy from the second chakra because there is a desire for that person's sexual or creative energy. Someone also might plug into your second chakra if they have difficulty handling your emotions or creative intentions.
Your second chakra can also get hijacked by people who want your ideas or want you to apply your motivational space to their abundance space, meaning they want your ideas to make them money.
The Balancing Act
So how do you balance all this out? Meditation is always a great way to tune into your energy systems.
But if you are not a big meditator, here are some other ideas.
- Surround yourself with people who are creative and emotionally honest
- Create time in your day to be creative and reflect on your feelings
- Eat new foods or cook in new ways
- Connect with nature and express gratitude for the earth
- Chant VAM (mantra for sacral chakra)
- Visualize your life unfolding in new and unusual ways
There are many videos and meditations out there. This one is an interesting one.
Affirmations for the sacral chakra:
- "I am creative.”
- "I am allowed to feel.”
- "I am beautiful."
- “Life is pleasurable."
- “Playfulness is easy and regular in my life.”
- "I trust my desires to be good for me and others."
If you find any resistance to those affirmations, that is also a good indication that your sacral chakra is blocked. Dig in and find out why you are resistant and what you are telling yourself instead.
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