Your Sacral Chakra: Sexuality, Vulnerability, Desire, and Creative Expression
What you don't know about your Sacral Chakra can literally have you spinning your wheels when it comes to asking for what you want in life. Why? Because when you learn at a young and tender age in life that it's wrong to ask for what you want, your Sacral Chakra begins to become blocked. We go into a state of resistance about asking for our desires, and even learn to forget that we have any desires at all, and instead focus our energies into less productive areas, such as excessive people-pleasing, instead of tending to our own desires. We become blocked about receiving, which greatly diminishes our ability to give to others.
The Sacral Chakra also governs our reproductive organs and related emotions, sexual libido, desire, and creative energy.
Location: Near groin, about 2 finger-widths below navel
Musical note: D
Symbol for Swadhisthanna has six petals which match the vrittis of affection, pitilessness, feeling of all-destructiveness, delusion, disdain and suspicion.
Sacral Chakra corresponds with:
Signs of Sacral Chakra imbalance include:
Feeling unworthy/worthless; not good enough/not enough
Hormone imbalance, including estrogen dominance
Emotional; overly-sensitive; walking on eggshells
Miscarriages/difficulty in conceiving a child
Program of "I must be strong, I cannot be vulnerable."
Cold and distant behavior; extreme detachment from others
Lack of focus on what one wants in life
Lack of desire; apathy
Obsession with sex or creativity
Frigidity or impotence
Sexually transmitted diseases
Overly needy; clingy
Unable to tend to one's self; "wow she really let herself go..."
Lack of confidence and self-esteem as a man or woman
Excessive or missed menstrual cycles
Sex addiction; seeing people as sex objects
Weight gain related to hormones
Need to be center of attention or extreme shyness
Unwilling/unable to give without feeling drained and resentful of "needy" people
Boundaries issues - no boundaries; overly protective/too much/too many/over-the-top boundaries
Signs that Sacral Chakra is in balance include:
Strong healthy desire for what one wants in life and ability to freely ask and receive
Can be vulnerable and feel safe and secure
Creativity; easy and healthy creative expression
Healthy libido and pleasurable sex; no guilt or shame around sex; no feeling of "dirty"
Ease of child conception; no miscarriage
Can easily be center of attention without shyness or need to be
Healthy weight/no weight gain associated with hormone imbalance
Generous and giving while able to receive freely
Tends to one's own needs and desires, also able to assist others
No need to bend over backwards to please other people; does not need other people's approval
Confident; healthy self-esteem as a man or woman
Interacts warmly and cheerfully with others
Balanced moods and emotions
Things you can do to help balance your Sacral Chakra include:
Visualizing or wearing the color orange
Orange ball of light meditation - simply visualize a glowing orange ball in meditation
Listening to musical note D
Watching a sunset when the sun is a big bright ball of orange light
Adding orange fruits and vegetables to your diet
Engaging in fun and sensual activities, including sex, erotic massage, self-pleasure, and games with your partner
Looking at yourself, at your body, in the mirror, and appreciating your own femininity or masculinity; running your hands along your body in joy and appreciation for what it means to be a man or a woman in a physical body that can feel pleasure; honoring your body
Taking luxurious baths and spending a little time on looking attractive as a male or a female; anything else you can do to connect with the blessings of your gender
Expressing your creativity through writing, journaling, singing, music, dancing, art, or some other craft or interest
Taking a pen and paper and writing out every desire you have - like making a Christmas wish list
For even more ways to clear and balance your Sacral Chakra - including chakra affirmations, a meridian tapping (EFT/TFT) sequence, an audio and video - go to the Energetic Masters Membership and check out all the neat stuff there!
I know some of this might seem a little foreign and maybe even difficult, but it's important that you have fun! Play as a little boy or girl. Get out your toy trucks and barbie dolls and pretend for a little while. Don't have them anymore? Do you have kids? Know any kids with any toys? Go play with them. Who cares what anyone thinks! It's YOUR Sacral Chakra! Play with your children as if you ARE one of them. Enjoy all it means to BE a man or a woman in this life! Life in this physical form is for so brief a moment. We came here to enjoy it, but most of us forgot along the way that life here as a man or woman on Earth is supposed to be fun. We were never supposed to stop playing. We just forgot. Let your Sacral Chakra remind you that it's time to be a boy or a girl and play. Ask for what you want, as if you are a child, only this time, keep asking. Keep asking. Don't give up. Don't shut yourself off to your desires. Keep asking, and keep playing, and keep creating what you want in life.