Last week we talked about what the chakras are, how they work and what happens when they’re out of balance.
We began our investigation with The Root Chakra. We learned about our primal self. We learned that the root chakra is about our survival instinct.
This week we move to one of my favorites.
The second or Sacral Chakra is located below the belly button. It governs:
- freedom from guilt
As with the root chakra, there are certain activities you can engage in which act as fuel for the sacral chakra. These are things you can do that vibrate on the same wavelength as the energy produced here.
- Warm showers
- Making a wonderful meal that you love
- Leg Pulls
- Creative projects
- Riding a Bicycle
- Afternoon Naps
The key is to feel pleasure, and delight in the flow of life!
Sacral Chakra Energy
The energy expressed here is about being precious, special and cherished.
Addictions are born in the energy of the second chakra. This is because sensation is the nature of the Sacral. It’s about experiencing humanity using your physical senses.
Whether it’s food addiction, drug addiction or sexual addiction, it’s driven by a Sacral Chakra that is out of balance.
On a deep level of the Second Chakra, there is a wonderful energy which is about being a healer.
Within the Second Chakra, there’s a shadow. We all have it. It’s that repressed part of self.
Here, we put things from our past that made an impression on us. We also keep the pain we feel from the loss of things we loved and enjoyed. We put it here and forget about it.
It could be something we enjoyed making or something that was very pleasurable. We anticipated the nurturing, pleasurable experience. That’s Second Chakra stuff.
Try to deny the shadow self and you’ll end up creating ways to express it anyway. For example, you might get into a relationship where you express your shadow behavior or encounter people who push your buttons rather than become equal partners.
- You believe sex is bad and that it can hurt you.
- You feel abused, hurt, and confused and don’t trust that you can be loved for being you
- You feel you have to be sexy to be loved.
- You enjoy pleasure in many different ways.
- You create healthy sexual experiences with others that honor you.
- You have a strong sense of your sexuality and recognize it as one of your most powerful creative energies
The gift of Life
Life is a wonderful gift, no matter what else you believe. A vibrant, healthy Sacral Chakra is important to your enjoyment of it.
Next week we’ll take a look at Chakra number three, The Personal Power Chakra.