Welcome to Day 2! This chakra is called the Sacral Chakra. This is your 2nd chakra & is located just a couple of inches below your belly button, at the center of your lower belly. In the back, it’s located at the level of the lumbar vertebrae. It is associated with the emotional body (feelings), sensuality, & creativity. Its element is water & its energy is characterized by flow & flexibility. The function of the Sacral Chakra is directed by the principle of pleasure & desire. The color associated with this chakra is orange 7 sometimes blue due to the water element. Feeling blue??
When this chakra is balanced, this means that your feelings flow freely & you can express yourself freely. Your self confidence is high, you are aware of your strengths. You can deal with any type of experience you receive from life. You are open to intimacy. Your life passion is unlimited, your will to live life at it`s fullest potential. You live every day in gratitude.
The sacral chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral functions:
- Emotions, feelings
- Relationships, relating
- Expression of sexuality, sensual pleasure
- Feeling the outer & inner worlds
Motivated by pleasure, it’s the driving force for the enjoyment of life through the senses, whether it’s auditory, through taste, touch, or sight. Opening your Sacral Chakra allows you to “feel” the world around & within us. It’s an important chakra at the foundation of our feeling of well-being.
An over-active Sacral Chakra may have as result an over-sentimental behavior, creating drama over experiences & people in your life. Your attachment to people may be an unhealthy one, due to the need of drama in your life. You may find hard to accept changes in your schedule. An over-active Sacral Chakra may reflect also in a sexual addiction, mental & emotional tension of muscles.
Although signs of an overactive Sacral Chakra generally manifest in non-physical ways, physical symptoms can occur. For instance, you may experience a persistent sensation of warmth in your lower abdomen when energy flow through the chakra is excessive. An overactive Sacral Chakra can also significantly impact the function of the reproductive organs, bladder, & lower back.
Among the most common physical ailments are:
- urinary issues
- kidney problems
- lower back pain
- gynecological problems
Non-physical signs of an overactive sacral chakra can include:
- overly dependent
An under-active Sacral Chakra, you may experience a fear of pleasure & deny yourself from the things that can make you feel good! Your creativity level may be low, you may be lazy or suffer from chronic fatigue disorder & have a weak sex drive. You don’t feel comfortable with yourself alone. You always feel the need to have company. Most probably, you can’t manifest what you desire because you tend to have negative thoughts & emotions.
Imbalance in the Sacral Chakra can manifest as:
- Dependency, co-dependency with other people or a substance that grants you easy access to pleasure
- Being ruled by your emotions
- The opposite: Feeling numb, out of touch with yourself & how you feel
- Overindulgence in fantasies, sexual obsessions
- Or the opposite: Lack of sexual desire or satisfaction
Feeling stuck in a particular feeling or mood
Sacral chakra imbalance frequently manifests as emotional & psychological difficulties, including:
- low self-esteem
How to Balance the Sacral Chakra
In order to start your Sacral Chakra healing process, to restore optimum balance & aliveness in your everyday life, to gain an abundant creativity & strongly felt intuition, you need to get rid of the guilt feelings. An open, balanced Sacral Chakra allows you to experience intimacy & love freely and fully, to be honest & non-judgmental about your desires, & to live as your authentic self.
The corresponding color for Root Chakra is Orange. The vibration of this color can help this chakra to come back into alignment, even if it is trough orange clothes, images, food. You may also close your eyes & imagine an Orange light charging the Sacral Chakra. This practice can be productively associated with lighting on an orange candle. Eating orange foods such as oranges (I put slices in my water), melons & WATER! This chakra is associated with emotions which is a water element!
There are several stone types that have a healing effect on the Sacral Chakra. The original vibration frequency of these crystals help the Sacral Chakra to realign to the matching frequencies:
- Orange Calcite
- Blue Jasper
- Red Jasper
- Moonstone (can also be used in Sacral Chakra Healing because of the association between this chakra & Water as representing element)
The power of words is another ally in our Sacral Chakra healing process. Here are some of the powerful affirmation to help you dissolve your emotional blockages that prevent normal energy flowing through Sacral Chakra:
- I AM a passionate and creative being
- I have the capacity to feel, to learn, & experience the world through my senses
- I express my true self with ease & grace
- I AM confident
- I AM achieving my dreams
- I AM a creative being.
- It is safe to express my sexuality in healthy ways
- I am radiant, beautiful & strong
- I enjoy a healthy & passionate life
The Sacral Chakra associated element is Water. Sitting by the water, even if it is the ocean, the sea, a lake or a river will definitely have a beneficial effect on dissolving blockages in the Sacral Chakra. If you don’t have time for this kind of experience, just take a hot bath, with good music & some essential oil drops meant to help in the healing of Sacral Chakra.
- Clary Sage
- Ylang-Ylang (try mixing clary sage with ylang ylang for the ultimate aphrodisiac! Aphrodisiacs stimulate the brain part that is the seat of all emotions & carries the level of intimacy to a new level, a higher mental state beyond just physical connection & pleasure)
Express Your Emotions
Sacral Chakra healing is a long term process, taking into consideration that this chakra is the center of the emotions. And we all know that we carry our unexpressed emotions in our soul, from this life & past lives. Consequently, this circle of experiences transforms us little by little into emotions manipulators. Emotions are the main way we express our feelings: happiness, sadness, joy, compassion, gratitude, frustration. We need to learn how to fully express our emotions in order to dissolve energetic blockages in the Sacral Chakra. Dissolve feelings of pain & guilt. Traumatic experiences, contradictory values & a strict education may lead to the feeling of shame & guilt around the pleasure in life. Repressed sexuality generates a serious imbalance in the Sacral Chakra, making it over or under active. Therefore, starting with small pleasure experiences might pave the way to healing big wounds! Learn to feel the joy provided by the awareness in the present moment.
Start being aware of your emotions, balance them, & dissolve any guilt in your soul.
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