Sacral Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Svadhisthana – Emotional Body – Reproductive System

The sacral chakra is the place of sacred creation and action. We create love and life through the union of two souls. We create art, music, stories and homes by combining elements together in new ways. By living with integrity and honoring all acts of creation as sacred, we can release our fear of the unknown. When judgment or abuse is placed on creativity, we inhibit the flow of healthy creative and sexual expression.

The Sanskrit name Svadhisthana means “one’s own abode.”

Our ability to create is unlimited. It is manifested through our choices, words and actions. Each moment is a unique opportunity to raise our awareness and create our destiny.

Sacral Chakra – Emotional Body

Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana (Swa: one’s own, Adhisthana: abode) 

Color: Orange

Bija Mantra: VAM

Body System: Lower Abdomen – Reproductive System.

Goals: Fluidity, pleasure, relaxation, fearlessness, peace.

Impacts: Childhood abuse, sexual abuse, bullying, difficult pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion etc…

Imbalance: Fear and rigidity. Hyper-critical or hyper-sexual behavior. Sexual dysfunction, isolation, emotional instability, numbness. PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) flight, fight or freeze syndrome. Jealousy. Unhealthy boundaries.

Archetype: Jaguar.

Direction: West/Setting Sun.

Perceptual State: Emotional World.

Plant Ally: Jasmine for sensuality and creativity.

Essential Oils: Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Cypress and Patchouli.

Foods: Liquids – fruit and vegetable juices, herbals teas to add fluids and replenish the body.

Stones and Crystals: Coral, Carnelian, Orange Amber, Orange/Dark Citrine, Peach Aventurine, Orange Calcite.

Sefirot/Kabbalah: Yesod – Foundation

Sacred Geometry: Portal of Life – Vesica Piscis

Platonic Solid: Icosahedron.

Element: Water.

Sacred Belief: Harmony of opposites. Yin Yang. Taoism.

Consciousness: Awareness of Self.

Message: Let go of the fears or judgments that may be holding us from expressing our true self. Start a new routine that pleases the senses.  Relax the body and allow life to flow. Set the intention to feel passionate about life.

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu 

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Jaguar

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Sacral Chakra – Natures Archetype – Emotional World

The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen that is connected to our reproductive system. This is the sacred place of creation, pleasure, relaxation, fearlessness and peace. Jaguar is the archetype of the peaceful warrior that shows us how to balance our creative and sexual power with peace. It helps us navigate within our emotional world by leaving no tracks.

Jaguar is a warm-blooded mammal that sees in the dark, giving it the ability to hunt at night. Jaguars represent the top of the food chain within Meso-America. In North America and Europe, Jaguars are referred to as Panthers.

Jaguars embody the predator/prey dynamic of fight, flight or freeze. Jaguars hunt only to survive, therefore they teach us how to use our power wisely and selectively. Jaguar encourages us to go into the shadows of our lives to claim the wisdom that waits for us. If we do not look at those things that scare us, those things that scare us will stalk us. If we move through what scares us, we will conquer our fears.  Jaguars are nocturnal and encourage us to enter the world of darkness and shadow without fear or reservation.

Our shadows provide enormous insights and wisdom for reclaiming our power and seeing that it is the primary source of inner peace. Here one becomes aware of oneself as a human.

Message: Jaguar is reminding us to face what frightens us. By bringing these fears forward and out of theshadows, we can see them for what they are and move forward. Most of the time they are unresolvedwounds from childhood, or stories we have taken on over time or from our ancestors. Do what we can toresolve our fears and see the lessons we have learned because of them. These lessons will becomesources of wisdom and strength. Begin to see that our true power is to be in balance and at peace withinourself and our world.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker 

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Portal of Life

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Sacral Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Vesica Piscis

The sacral chakra, as the Portal of Life, is the place of sacred creation seen as the Vesica Piscis. The unifying one self-creates two dynamic aspects of its self for continued creation. The Sun is often seen as the unifying one that life on earth revolves around. The archetypal story of mother earth joining with father sky within the cosmic void to birth life is another example of sacred creation.

The Portal of Life also represents the womb of the sacred feminine, the creative essence born from water. For students of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher circa 570-490BCE) a vesica piscis meant “measure of a fish,” seen as the intersection of the watery world of matter with the divine world of the sun. They saw math as a path to spiritual liberation.

They defined one as the monad, the creator of many and sum of all. Two was the duad, the separating force of duality while three was the sacred and unifying triad created by the monad and duad. An example of a monad is the sun, with the earth and moon as the separating forces of the duad. The triad occurs when the sun and moon come together to create life on earth. This creation dance between unity and duality can be understood by seeing a singular species such as homo sapiens (monad) as both male and female (duad) who join together as homo sapiens (triad) to create life. Binary thinking limits our ability to see that duality is also oneness.

A vesica piscis, when turned on its side, is symbolic of the human eye as a mirror to the soul. For some Christians, the vesica piscis represents the womb of Mary as the coming together of heaven and earth through Jesus, the “fisher of men” as part man, part god.  A stylized version of it is called an ichthys or “Jesus Fish.” The vesica piscis is also known as a mandorla (almond in Italian.) The seven-branched Menorah in Judaism represents an almond tree that symbolizes the soul’s journey of uniting the earthly Tree of Knowledge with the divine Tree of Life. For Muslims, the Vesica Piscis is the womb of the universe, that holds the sacred black stone as the ovum of the universe in the East corner of the Kaaba in Mecca. This symbol is also used to hold the empty space that represents the prophet Muhammed, who cannot be made visible.

The Vesica Piscis symbolizes the birth of humanity and the sacred creation essence within all of us. It reminds us that we are one.

Message: Let go of limiting beliefs and be open to new solutions and synchronicities. Enjoy the push and pull of the creative process by remembering that there are no mistakes, only insights. Look for a potential partnership or community that supports your creative vision.

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche –

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Icosahedron

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Sacral Chakra – Element of Water – Platonic Solids

The sacral chakra connects us with the element of water. Our body is roughly 75% water, without water we would survive for only three days. In essence, water is life.

The Icosahedron is a polyhedron with 20 equal triangular faces. Its solid from is symbolic of water. The dualor partner of the icosahedron is the dodecahedron, which represents the element of ether or divine air/energy.

Water is a powerful and creative force that is fed by the oceans in a process of evaporation, condensation and rain known as the hydrologic cycle. Water covers over 70% of earth’s surface.

This life-giving essence of water brings chaos and creation into our daily lives. The sacral chakra represents our sexual and creative energy, which is also a primal source of chaos.

In the ancient world, water was seen as the creative source of all life, it is often credited with birthing life on earth.

In the practice of Feng Shui, the elements of wind and water are in constant opposition to each other yet they come together to form Chi, or life force energy.  Water represents the essence of creative desire.

Message: Water is reminding us that the power of chaos is a creative and necessary force that will ultimately bring balance to all areas of our life. Connect with the power of water to help cleanse, replenish and heal. Flow with the changes that are flowing within. Be open to creating a new way of living that is rejuvenating.

“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” – Lao Tzu 

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Taoism

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Sacral Chakra – Harmony of Opposites – Belief

The sacral chakra embodies the harmony of opposites seen in Taoist belief. The Tao, or the way, sees everything in terms of Yin (receptive earth) and Yang (expansive sky.) The dots within the Taoist symbolrepresent aspects of the other. Taoists see life as a continual balance between Yin and Yang, any shift to one extreme will be self-defeating.

In the Taoist creation myth, Wu-Ji is the limitless space that produces Tai-Ji as the delineating force, thus creating sky (Yang) and earth (Yin). Sky and earth rejoin when man (Yang) and woman (Yin) consummate and become one.

Taoism is based on indigenous beliefs in China dating as far back as 5000-3000 BCE. Women, or Wu shamans were the primary healers, rainmakers and dream interpreters. Chinese culture moved from matriarchy to patriarchy when the focus shifted to morally perfected Sage-Kings. The heavenly FuXi Bagua was created around 2500 BCE. Lao Tzu (590 BCE) is considered the father of Taoism. He is credited with writing the Daodejing or “Book of the Way and its Power.” The sacral chakra helps us balance our duality by seeing that we are one.

Message: Find harmony in our life by embracing the opposites within us.  Step out of being right and wrong by allowing our life to flow. Become the observer. Go outside or near water to help open our mind to new ways of seeing and being that are waiting for us to experience.

“The softest things in the world overcomes the hardest things in the world.” – Lao Tzu 

The Bagua, used in Feng Shui, is made up of eight trigrams. The combination of open Yin lines and solid Yang lines represents the eight aspects of nature. The Bagua legend tells of a time when Yang/sky joined with Yin/earth to creat three daughters and three sons. Each family member represents an aspect of nature that is in constant motion. This formed the basis of the I-Ching, the oldest divination system still in use today.

The King Wen Bagua – 1150 BCE

South/Summer – 2nd Daughter Li – Clinging/Lightgiving – Fire

Southwest/Summer – Mother Kun – Receptive/Devoted -Earth

West/Fall -3rd Daughter Tui – Joyous/Joyful -Lake/Marsh

Northwest/Fall – Father Ch’ien – Creative/Strong – Heaven/Sky

North/Winter – 2nd Son Kan – Abysmal/Dangerous – Water

Northeast/Winter – 3rd Son Ken – Still/Immovable – Mountain

East/Spring – 1st Son Chen – Arousing/Movement -Thunder

Southeast/Spring-1st Daughter Sun – Gentle/Direct – Wind/Wood

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Awareness of Self

Portal of Life

Sacral Chakra – Identity – Consciousness

The self, releases from the dark womb of its mother to travel through the portal of life, emerging into the world of light. In that moment, when the first breath is drawn, the soul is ignited and the awareness of self begins.

This immediate awareness of separation from the warm watery world of the womb informs the self to survive. Individuation of self develops within the first seven years of life. It is during this time that the child may remember its self as a soul, but the desire to thrive and feel loved often over shadows the desire of the soul.

As a child becomes aware of its self as human, they become less aware of their soul. The self begins to separate its self from its soul to claim its individual identity.

Message: We may have become disconnected from our soul’s purpose for reasons that are hidden in our shadows. Look into our shadows and fears to see the insights our soul holds.  Judging ourself or others will further separate us from ourself.  Try to see that light and dark can exist in perfect harmony. 

“This meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one’s own shadow. The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared. But one must learn to know oneself in order to know who one is. For what comes after the door is a boundless expanse full of unprecedented uncertainty. It is the world of water, where I am indivisibly this and that; where I experience the other in myself and the other than myself experiences me.” – Carl Jung 

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