The second chakra is the Sacral Chakra. It means the “place of the self”. This chakra is home to your creative energy and sensuality, and is considered your source for enjoying life and all it has to offer! Water is considered a source of energy for this chakra.
Orange is the color that represents the Sacral Chakra. It is located right below your belly button. Consider this your “seat” for creative power, whether that be coming up with ideas that can be solutions to problems, creating actual objects such as works of art or decoration, or having a creative idea that can further your business or career. This is the center from where it originates. Pay special attention to this area the next time you need to “brainstorm” some ideas!
The other main role for this chakra is learning to take PLEASURE in life! This can be from an intimate relationship with your spouse or partner, good food, in being creative, or just appreciating the experiences we get to have here on earth. We are here for a purpose, and part of that is to ENJOY. 😊
When this chakra is overactive, it results in things like addiction and gluttony. Pleasure is a GOOD thing, we are SUPPOSED to experience it, and that shouldn’t make anyone feel guilty. However, if you are indulging in things or behaviors that are not healthy and life giving to you, then this may be unbalanced and out of whack. Symptoms of this can be addictions and obesity, and possibly even hormone imbalance and restlessness.
How do you balance an overactive chakra? Focus on drawing energy away from “pleasure” and focus it more on your “heart”. Take time to assess whether or not a particular activity or indulgence is benefitting you. Just asking yourself, “Is this action I’m about to take good for me? Is it healthy and will it benefit me?” can be enough to check and alter your choices.
A sluggish Sacral Chakra that isn’t allowing energy to flow very well can happen if you spend a lot of time focusing on very practical issues, and you don’t allow yourself to enjoy the fruits of your labor before moving on to the next task or responsibility. Certain personalities are more prone to this. Symptoms of this can be depression, and decreased sex drive, feeling uncreative and unmotivated, and just kind of blah.
How do you energize a sluggish Sacral? Easy! ENJOY LIFE!! Go do something creative, like paint a picture. Ever been to a paint and wine studio? Two birds with one stone! Spend time enjoying your relationships, especially the closest ones you have. Be intimate with your partner, have coffee with your closest friend, call your mom.
Here are some oily suggestions for this chakra. A lower back massage with Cardamon can awaken a sluggish Sacral. A massage with Ylang Ylang or Neroli can calm an overactive one. And Orange and Sandalwood are excellent for helping to maintain a balanced Sacral Chakra.
As always, we are looking for balance in our lives. Be sure to enjoy all the wonderful things life has to offer while you are here visiting earth, and keep tabs on yourself so that you are aware if you start to fall over into a little too much indulgence. Happy enjoying, friends!