In reality, the Chakras are the seven “wheels of energy” (in ancient Sanskrit) that manifest health or dis-ease in our physical and energetic bodies.
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Recently, I wrote about the Root Chakra, which lies at the base of the spine and holds the often unconscious messages of The Tribe. Up now is the second or Sacral Chakra — our sexual center, our creative center.
Your Sacral Chakra is positioned just behind and below your belly button. Here are some indications that you’ve got things going on in your Sacral Chakra.
Emotional and mental issues associated with the Sacral Chakra:
- Blame and guilt
- Money and sex
- Power and control
- Ethics and honor in relationships
Physical symptoms associated with imbalance:
- Chronic lower back pain
- OB/Gyn problems
- Sexual potency
- Urinary problems
- Disease of the reproductive organs
The Sacral Chakra is where we deal with primary relationships. Addictions (powerlessness) are often based here.
The color is orange. This is the place between the groupmind of the Tribe (red, 1st chakra) and the seeds of Self (yellow, 3rd chakra).
The element is water. There is ebb and flow, an awesome power to both create and destroy.
The seed sound is “vum” .
The verb is “I feel.”
The sense is taste, a very sensual way to experience the material world.
The associated endocrine glands are the gonads.
The sacral chakra has to do with partnership, creativity, power and control.
Christian Sacrament: Communion. The symbolic meaning is to receive grace (the “host”) representing holy union with Christ and with the people closest to you.
Jewish Sefirot: Yesod, the procreative force of G-d, merging energy into physical form.
Healing thought: Honor one another.
We come into the world with an energetic need to connect, at a soul level, with others. People come into our lives reflect us to ourselves, and to help us find Truth. All is one and Honor one another are two such Truths. We’ll see more Truths as we progress through the chakras.
Whereas the first chakra is rooted in oneness (the groupmind of the Tribe), the second chakra brings out duality and opposites, primarily the male/female.
In this seat of creativity is choice. Every time we make a choice, we are creating our reality. Ultimately, it’s not really the choices we make that matter, but how we make them. For when we choose from fear, there is nothing but our own ego (which is an illusion) to support our choice. However, when we choose from love, we receive the full support of the Universe. To do so requires the proverbial leap of faith.
The Sacral Chakra is about control, and how we all eventually come to the conclusion that we can’t really control the physical world. What we CAN control is our inner responses to the external world. Through our lives, we tend to look for the external “it” that will bring order to our chaos.
I’ve called this my “I’ll be happy whens.” I’ll be happy when I get the degree; find the dream job; meet my soul mate; have a baby; complete my family; make a little more money.” But when my happiness is pegged to something outside me, there is always another externality to take its place. In the meantime I am not happy now — only looking toward happiness in the future.
Blocked energy in the second chakra can bring on impotence, infertility, endometriosis, depression. But when energy is free to flow through our Sacral Chakra, we are able to continually renew our lives. Flowing creating energy frees us from habits and ruts. It manifests when we create music, poetry, videos, blog/journal entries, artwork of any medium, and any other manner of expression.
Gossip, manipulation and meanness — expressions that come from fear — are also ways to use creative energy, but with a net drain from the Sacral Chakra.
Blogging is, for me, a creative activity. It has me looking at my world with more observant eyes, a more conscious mind. Many bloggers are opening their Sacral Chakras with the process of blogging.
Here is a short story about my own healing process. A long time ago, my main issue was my health — primarily in my lungs. I experienced an allergy to a common mold that was affecting the quality and possibly the length of my life. At the time I was running an adult education network, and my job was to interview applicant teachers and help them develop their course descriptions.
One day two people came in to propose a class on a holistic way to manage allergies. As an aside, the man looked at a kitschy plaque on my desk that said, “I am allergic to morning.” He suggested I put it away, that I not insert the word “allergy” into my mind multiple times a day. I think it, I am it, he explained. The Universe pays attention to my mind chatter.
So. A word of caution in the same vein to some IF bloggers (and I’m aware that no one has asked for my assvice): Be careful who you declare yourself to be. The Universe will support your creative declaration. You want to be Infertile4ever.blogspot.com? You got it. Call yourself cantgetpreggers.wordpress.com? Okey-dokey. If your entire persona is tied to being neveramom.com, the Universe will comply — for who would you be if not this identity you’ve worked so hard on?
By blogging, you are creating. So do it consciously and with awareness of who you want to be.
This post researched, in part, from Anatomy of the Spirit , by Caroline Myss, PhD.
The paintings for this series were created by Lisa Brown-Olsen. Her work is featured at Green Mountain Yoga. Check out GMY’s online store, where you can also find chakra balancing jewelry by Mindy Arbuckle, owner of Green Mountain Yoga.