Welcome to the 7 day sacral chakra study! I am so glad that you are here! This is the second week of the 7 week chakra study. In the next 7 days we are going to open up some inner feelings, emotions, or hidden creative strengths!
*Just a quick side note in case you are new to this, we will be partaking in a Chakra study/cleansing get-to-know-yourself 7 week full body scan that includes 1 week of focus on each of the chakras, which is a system of energy that originates from India dating back to as far as 2000 BCE (a long, long, long time ago!). By learning more about this system, how it works in your body, and how you can connect to the different parts, you will begin to establish a deeper connection between your mind, your body, and your spirit. We are one with the universe my friends.
*If you are new to chakra study and you would like to know more about them, you can preview our article Sacred Chakra Check-In and Show Up.
Now that we have worked with our core and began to develop and open our root chakra, we are in a place where we are rooted and secure in foundation. We are ready to begin looking more closely at the creativity in our life, which when it is open and flowing, allows us to build healthy relationships with ourselves and with others. It allows us to make decisions that more likely reflect our own interests, goals, and desires.
The sacral chakra is just above the root. It starts just below the belly button and reaches down through the lower back into our reproductive organs. It is from here where we are most conscious of our needs and desires, and from here we receive and give out energy to others around us. This is why the sacral chakra is associated with water. It is also known as the svadhisthana for “establishing self.” When your sacral chakra is balanced, you are aware of your feelings and how you express yourself to others. You are able to form healthy strong relationships with clear boundaries. You are resilient and able to pick yourself up quickly if you fall. You are motivated to try on new things and ready to break the mold. Finally, there is a shift in your mindset from working to please others and society, to following your own design.
Unfortunately, in a society like ours, we are constantly bombarded by hypnotic images and influences. It can be difficult to separate our own desires from what we are being shown as ‘the right way.’ Also, in many ways, we are, or may feel, confined to our position in life, to a career, to a relationship, or to a financial situation. All of these increase the likelihood that our sacral chakra is blocked. There is an imbalance between who we are ourselves, what we want and desire, and what is expected. It is not always easy to break away. Hence, we are more likely taking on addictive behaviors, having self-doubt or criticism, blaming others for our failures, fearing abandonment, being unnecessarily defensive and aggressive, and using control as a way to keep us feeling firm and grounded. Sometimes our sacral may be overactive. In that sense, we feel we are out of control of our emotions, there seems to be a lot of ups and downs, and we are overly expressive about what we expect or want from others. None of which are healthy patterns of behavior, and all can lead to further destruction. What’s more, is because these patterns are reinforced within our own energy system, we often become unaware of the way we are behaving or treating others. Sadly, the result is potentially losing those people placed in our lives by the divine to be replaced by unbalanced relationships, and this, then, impacts our stability, groundedness, and security.
So, if this is you (or if this is not, and you are just here to explore), you have come to the right place. By spending a full week, 7 days, with this energy wheel, you can get to know yourself and your connection to the sacral more deeply. You can work to open your energy, build skills to help you remain centered, and you can move on to the next level feeling prepared. That being said, on this journey I have given you a set of daily experiences that you can commit to trying. These experiences may include the use of color work, music, crystals, journal reflections, or positive affirmations. Do one, do all...but in so doing any of them, keep your feelers on and have fun! I am so glad you are here to embark on this journey with me!!
Some things that may be helpful to use over the course of this week:
Orange clothing (the root is represented with the color orange. By wearing orange, we can enhance our focus)
Blank mandalas or adult (or children’s) coloring pages and shades of orange crayons, markers, pencils
Journal for reflecting
*I suggest you play sacral music of your choice while writing and coloring
*Suggested meditation music: sacral focus; guided meditation; sleep music; healing chants; song bowl
Possible crystals to help open the root: Amber, Calcite, Sun stone, purple gemstones, tiger’s eye
Possible incense: cardamom, spearmint, patchouli, sage, rose, chamomile