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16 Chakra System Part II

by Lee-Anne Brandt(more info)

listed in crystal healing, originally published in issue 218 - November 2014

The Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

In this part 2 of the Chakra articles, we will discuss the Sacral Chakra in some detail, as with the 7 chakra spectrum. This chakra is located just below the navel. The colour association is orange and the sacred sound is Vam.

  • Central theme: sexuality, sensuality, fertility, creative life energy
  • Number of petals: six
  • Colour: orange
  • Mantra: VAM
  • Element: Water
  • Planet: Venus
  • Sensory function: taste

Sacral Chakra - Svadhisthana
Sacral Chakra - Svadhisthana

Position and Influences on the Body

The working of the second chakra affects the entire sacral and pelvic area.  Its energy also directs the circulatory and lymphatic systems, the flow of urine, and the urinary tract, which flushes poisons from the system.  It also regulates the glandular functions of the ovaries and testicles.

People who have strongly developed the energy of the sacral chakra display great vitality and emanate what is best expressed by the French phrase joie de vivre.  The power of the sacral chakra leads to increased capacity for enthusiasm, such people can have a pronounced effect on those around them.

Alternative Methods of Harmonizing the Sacral Chakra

Gemstones: gold topaz, Aventurine, coral, fire opal Aromatic oils: sandalwood, myrrh, bitter orange, pepper, vanilla Bach flowers: Oak, Olive, Pine Medicinal plants: nettle, yarrow, parsley

Blockages in the Sacral Chakra

Bockages in the sacral chakra disturb one’s connection with the world of the senses and diminishes one’s sensuality.  They keep one from taking pleasure in life.  Without a sense of joy, one can neither attend to nor fully respect the process of one’s own unfolding.

The Sacral Chakra and Good Health

The sacral chakra’s energy radiates throughout the pelvic area and influences the kidneys, bladder, and uterus.  The hip joints and the lower vertebrae also lie within its purview.  The sacral chakra is associated with the element water and governs the flow of bodily fluids.  Thus it affects the blood, the lymphatic system and urine.  Problems in these areas often come about because those affected resist the flow of change.  (A particularly clear example is the presence of kidney stones)

Ailments Related to the Sacral Chakra

Menstrual pain; Uterine ailments; Inflammation of the ovaries; Cysts; Prostrate problems; Impotence; Testicular ailments; Fungus infections in the sexual organs; Kidney problems, including kidney stones; Weak bladder; Bladder and urinary infections; Lower back pain; Pain in the hip joints; Skin problems due to toxins in the body.

The Sacral Chakra Programme

The following techniques will enable you to gently awaken the power of your sacral chakra.  A harmonious sacral chakra will lend enjoyment and vitality to your life.  It connects you to your sensuality and sexuality and allows your creativity to unfold.

Spirituality is not incompatible with enjoying life.  On the contrary, one ought to be thankful for the gift of life and learn to fully appreciate one’s own being.  Take hold of the world around you with the full intensity of your senses.  This will prepare you for inner growth.  Cultivating the sacral chakra is always important, but especially if it blocked or weakened.  If this is the case, then it is imperative for your inner balance that the sacral chakra energies be brought into harmony.

Checkup : When you Need to Work on your Sacral Chakra

  • If you don’t enjoy life;
  • If you don’t feel sexually fulfilled or if you suffer from sexual problems;
  • If you lack appreciation for life and don’t recognize its beauty and poetry;
  • If you are very hard on yourself and put too much importance on discipline and self-control;
  • If you feel that your creativity is blocked;
  • If you tend toward jealousy or are preoccupied with feelings of guilt;
  • If you are prone to back pain;
  • If you suffer from impotence or lack of sexual appetite;
  • If you get severe menstrual pains;
  • If you have bladder or kidney problems;
  • If your prostrate gives you trouble;
  • If you feel that your physical drives are controlling you.

Aromatherapy

The essential oils for harmonizing of the sacral chakra are bitter orange, myrrh, sandalwood and vanilla. Keep filling an aroma lamp with a few drops of your favourite oil throughout the day.  You can also place a few drops on a handkerchief and carry it with you.  Breathe in the aroma frequently.

Healing with Plants

Nettle, yarrow and parsley possess the healing agents that best stimulate the sacral chakra.  Nettle strengthens the urinary tract, moderates heavy menstrual bleeding, and improves bladder control.

Put a tablespoon of nettle or yarrow in a cup of boiling water.  Let the tea steep for ten minutes and pour through a strainer.  Drink two or three cups a day.

Releasing Energies

There may be times when you feel the need to release energies from the root chakra. One way to do this is to involve yourself in routine physical work, gardening, cleaning and washing. Another way is running, drumming or dancing to music with a strong rhythm.

Stones Associated with the Second Chakra

Carnelian

A high energy stone which  protects from bad vibrations, guards against poverty, helps give a sense of humour, calms the temper.

Orange Calcite

A stone that is particularly helpful mentally. It can relieve emotional fear, mental breakdown, depression, accidents, divorce, suicidal thoughts, helpful with phobias, restores mental and emotional equilibrium

Garnet

A stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion. The information released in a search may be painful, but it will always be what the searcher needs, helps spiritual awareness. It can help increase the sex drive.

Moonstone

A highly valued gemstone, brings good fortune, assists in foretelling the future, enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, brings success in love as well as business matters.

Tiger's Eye

A stone for the mind, not the body,  used to focus the mind. It will cause the mind to have feeling of oneness and feel more direct in all thoughts, makes one aware of one's own needs related to the needs of others. A highly protective stone.

Grounding and Balancing

  • Sit where you will be undisturbed;
  • Close your eyes and breathe deeply so that your out-breath is longer than your in-breath;
  • Put your hands in your lap, palms up, on top of each other;
  • Left hand underneath, its palm touching the back of the fingers of the right hand. The tips of the thumbs touch gently;
  • Concentrate on the Sacral chakra at the sacral bone (on the lower back);
  • Chant the sound VAM;
  • When you feel energized, slowly recede the roots into the soles of your feet and bring yourself back to waking reality.

Affirmations

Choose one of the suggested affirmations, or use one of your own devising on the themes associated with the sacral chakra.  Repeat it often throughout the day, ten times at least.  The best time to engage in the practice of affirmation is just after waking up or just before going to bed.  Say the sentence silently to yourself or whisper it.  Speak each word of the affirmation slowly and calmly:

  • I enjoy life with all of my senses
  • I give my creativity and joy in living free rein
  • I lovingly accept my body and my sensuality
  • I am radiant, beautiful and strong and enjoy a healthy and passionate life
  • I trust in my own perfection.
  • I am good enough to have what I want.

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About Lee-Anne Brandt

Lee-Anne Brandt is a crystal healer in that she not only facilitates healing through crystals, but she heals the crystals!!  This occurs naturally through interaction with the crystals. Lee-Anne is a Reiki Master, Crystal Healer and a clairsentient empath, registered with the Metaphysical Association of South Africa. She has developed an exciting method of combining both Reiki and crystals into a unique healing modality. Lee-Anne was chosen by her first crystal at aged 8, at around which time she discovered her healing abilities. From early childhood Lee-Anne has been in regular contact with other-worldly beings. The next few years were spent in denial before a cosmic awakening in 2009 shifted her spirituality and allowed her to realize her origins and purpose. Lee-Anne runs crystal workshops for newbies to the sparkly path, as well as a Crystal Practitioner and Reiki Levels 1 to Advanced workshops. Lee-Anne has been an integral part of the development of the Crystal Reflexology course offered by the Sunshine International Academy of Metaphysics. When she is not waving her wands around or working with her stones, she spends time with her family in Cape Town, South Africa.  Lee-Anne serves as a Director for the Church of Universal Awakening, Inc. (USA) and may be contacted via admin@sunshineuni.com   www.sunshineuni.com

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