Chakras 101: The Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

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In simpler terms, Integrative Chakra Therapy® (ICT) training is a deep dive into the world of chakras. These energy centers have fascinated me for over 30 years. One of these chakras, the sacral chakra or Svadhisthana, resides just below your navel. It’s essential to understand that chakras aren’t confined by time or space but are found along the spine.

The sacral chakra, often called the second chakra, possesses a unique psychic ability—the “energy of the mystic.” This power allows it to discern the highest potential of a person, place, or thing.

It’s crucial to remember that our chakras are always active, acting as channels of consciousness, not just energy. The intuitive abilities within each chakra influence how we perceive reality, akin to looking through tinted glasses. This realization helps us see beyond our ordinary thoughts.

Each chakra has both higher and lower aspects, and we can shift between them. Understanding how chakras influence our perception of reality empowers us to respond thoughtfully rather than react impulsively. For the sacral chakra, one of its higher aspect is known as “the way shower.” Those with an active sacral chakra can see a bigger picture or anticipate outcomes beyond what’s intellectually evident. There are various higher and lower aspects of the chakras, each affecting us differently at various times and influencing the four archetypes.

On the flip side, one of the lower aspects of the sacral chakra can lead to spreading oneself too thin among multiple priorities. This often occurs because someone feels the creative power of the sacral chakra but doesn’t make time to receive what they’re giving to others. Healers, in particular, might fall into this trap, known as “the healer’s disease.”

Additionally, each chakra signifies what we come “to do” and “to learn.” The sacral chakra, in general, embodies the role of showing the big picture, being a visionary, a way-shower, a catalyst, and more. As each chakra revolves around consciousness, some of the lessons associated with the sacral chakra involve learning to receive the rewards of our creative efforts, self-validation, allowing oneself to receive rather than just give, and recognizing that the sacral chakra is always generating something from nothing.

Moreover, every chakra imparts several teachings. In the case of the sacral chakra, one of these teachings it imparts is faith—having trust in your heart for what your mind may not yet comprehend. This process enriches a person’s spiritual nature as they embrace the teachings of faith.

For more information read “Eye of the Lotus; Psychology of the Chakras.”

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