This is a seven part series that will take you on a journey to explore your chakras. You will learn of their position within the body and the various symptoms in your life that indicate what is happening within them. You will receive tips on how to address the aspects of life that are out of balance and you will learn simple meditations upon each of the chakras to help restore balance.
The Sacral Chakra
This chakra lies in the hip area of our body. In sanskrit it is known as the Svadisthana and the colour associated with it is orange.
This chakra is associated with our emotions, sensuality, being open to receiving pleasure and our ability to go with the flow. In terms of physical symptoms this chakra relates to our sexual organs, our low back area, immune system, feet and legs.
AFFIRMATION FOR THIS CHAKRA
"I allow myself to receive the pleasures of life."
"I allow myself to feel and experience all my emotions."
ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING ISSUES TO IMPROVE THE BALANCE
1) What goals have you felt passionate about pursuing in life but have not? If we judge our goals or passions, or fear what will happen when we decide to follow up on them, we find ourselves stalling and not taking action. This can cause blocks within the sacral chakra. Procrastination is not laziness though. It is an indication that within us lies a fear that is preventing us taking action. Identify the fear, put in the effort to transmute it and you will find the energy to move forward. What is your greatest fear with regards to your goal?
2) Do you consider yourself to be a controlling person? Are there relationships that you are controlling so that you don't lose something? We control when we fear losing something - love, money, support, connection. When we are aware of what we are afraid of losing we can begin to let go of the need to control. As long as we deny we need it, our subconscious will attempt to control the source of it in our lives. People pleasing, trying to change people, insincere compliments, using your temper to get what you want, refusing to accept a "no" when you hear it, refusing to take responsibility for your wounds and hurts - these are some examples of controlling behaviours.
3) How do you feel about your sexuality? Many of us have been taught to see our sexuality as bad, as something to be suppressed. This is especially true for those whose sexual choices are not supported by elements within society. Allowing ourselves to experience conscious relations with others is anything but bad, it is a way to know another and ourselves more intimately. Sure, there are times when self-control will be beneficial, but this is not achieved by guilting, blaming or shaming parts of ourselves. Another indication of imbalance would be taking it to the opposite extreme and struggling with sexual addictions.
4) How do you express your creativity? Creativity lies within each and every one of us awaiting expression. We may not necessarily have received support for it unless we were of Da Vinci's standard from the outset. Creative expression is a source of great joy for us when we detach from the outcome or the need to please others. Are there creative outlets that you have considered but not followed up on? It will be worth giving it a go! Even if it is something you write for yourself alone to bring a little more joy in to your life. You do not have to write the next bestseller. In fact that kind of expectation only gets in the way of the flow, I know from experience!
5) Are you able to master your fears related to survival and not having enough? The fear of not enough is one of the greatest fears plaguing our world at this time. Turning inwards to reflect on what you do have and appreciating all that you are, can have a profound impact on this worry. Instead of always giving attention to what is missing, we allow ourselves to focus on the beauty of life and those around us. Breathing through your anxiety and worry can help to alleviate some of the tension they cause. From that space we are much more likely to create what we do need to produce in our life.
A MEDITATION UPON THE SACRAL CHAKRA
1) When you are in meditation, focus your attention below the navel and picture an orange circle.
2) Begin to tone a deep "Om" sound whilst maintaining attention and focus on this chakra. Repeat this process 7 times on that same spot and be aware of any messages from your body.
3) Be aware of the releasing of energy over the next few days. You may notice emotional issues coming to the surface related to some of the above issues. Don't judge them, simply allow yourself to feel them and allow them to move through you. Love yourself! If you need a helping hand reach out to someone who can offer support. In those times you find it challenging to be compassionate towards yourself, the compassion of another can moved mountains.
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