If you’re a creative rebel and you’re feeling sort of stuck right now with all the distractions and upheaval, perhaps today’s blog can help. I too can let the noise and confusion of the world around me interfere with my need to express myself through my creative passion of writing. And sometimes there’s just too much inner clutter that needs to be purged so that I can come back into balance and the words will flow more freely once again.
If you’re already familiar with chakra work, you know that the 2nd chakra or the sacral chakra as it is known, is the energy centre attributed to sexuality, sensuality, fertility, creative life force and your joy for living. It’s really the centre of feminine energy and the foundation for new beginnings, which is the fundamental basis of creativity.
I’m not going to get into a lot of the technical detail about the chakra system as there are plenty of great books and online resources that illustrate these energy centres, their various attributes, and even simple methods to determine which of your chakras may be blocked.
What I want to focus on in this blog are various methods you can use to harmonize this important chakra so that more of your inner creative genius can come out to play.
One of the resources I often use for understanding the chakra system is a book called A Handbook of Chakra Healing by Kalashatra Govinda. I like the way this book provides easy to understand technical information and also walks the reader through some practical ways to stimulate and strengthen any chakras that may be stuck, like the sacral chakra that we’re talking about today. I’ve used several of the suggestions from this book in today’s blog.
I also draw upon the knowledge I have accumulated over the years about the power of aromatherapy for emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing and have included some information about chakra balancing using therapeutic grade essential oils.
Here are some methods you may wish to experiment with.
The ones I suggest for balancing the sacral chakra are Jasmine, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Ylang ylang, Cardamon, Ginger, Patchouli, Bergamot, Orange, and Rose. Any of these are worth trying but use a good quality oil. I only use Young Living because I trust the process of how they plant, harvest, and distil. I like to inhale, apply on my body, and diffuse. Or you can make your own chakra spray with a few drops of oil (experiment with blending a few you like). Add the oils to some witch hazel and distilled water in a small dark coloured glass spray bottle. Spray your body and your pillow before going to bed at night and set the intention for an awakened chakra by morning.
Healing with plants
Some plants that are recommended in A Handbook for Chakra Healing are nettle, yarrow, and parsley as they possess the healing agents that best stimulate the sacred chakra. The book suggests putting a tablespoon of nettle or yarrow in a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes, then pour through a strainer and enjoy a couple of times a day. Eating fresh parsley is also another healing plant you can try for stimulating the 2nd chakra.
Crystals and Gemstone Therapy
Once again, there are plenty of books and online resources that talk about the use of crystals and gemstones for healing. Each author has their own perspective on which to use for what, so I typically refer to a few and then use what feels right for me. Some of my go-to resources are Crystal Therapy by Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski, Crystal Muse by Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, and The Handbook for Chakra Healing that I have already referenced. To keep it simple, I’m using the latter as my source for crystal and gemstone recommendations.
Because the colour associated with the 2nd chakra is orange, it doesn’t come as a big surprise that most of the gemstones attributed to sacral chakra balancing are orange such as:
- gold topaz
- fire opal
If you don’t have any of these, then I would suggest an adventure to a store that sells crystals and then look at each of them, feel them and then choose the one that is right for you. You can wear the crystal on a chain around your neck or place in your pocket.
Another great method, as described in The Handbook of Chakra Healing is: “For direct chakra therapy, use hyacinth, coral, or aventurine. To harmonize the sacral chakra, lay the stone of your choice directly on your skin. Place it one finger’s width below the navel. Concentrate on the sacral chakra and feel how the stone strengthens it.”
Another great method as described in The Handbook of Chakra Healing is one called vocalization. According to the author, there are specific vibrations for each of the chakras and the one attributed to the sacral chakra is the vowel “o”, making the sound of a long drawn out “o” like in the word “sew”.
Sit up straight, close your eyes, then concentrate as you breathe through your nose. As you exhale, let out the long “o” sound. Do this for a few minutes and be aware of how the vibration expands in your lower belly.
Other Methods to Consider
- Affirmations: A great way to balance chakras. Try saying “I express my creativity with joyful freedom” or something life-affirming that resonates with you.
- Water therapy: Take salt baths, swim or put your feet in the ocean. And drink lots of water. It has such purifying energy.
- Colour therapy: Close your eyes and think and see the colour orange. When you practice a few times a day, you’ll be surprised how often you start to notice the colour orange when you’re out, in stores, on the street. In fact, bring some orange into your home. Orange flowers, an orange blanket. I even got orange underwear once to help stimulate this important chakra. Made me smile every time I thought about it!
- Meditation: A great method for tuning in with our source and asking for restored energy balance.
- Chakra Energy Massage: There’s a great exercise you can do on your own to help balance your sacral chakra that’s outlined in The Handbook of Chakra Healing. It’s a little long so I won’t reproduce it here, but it’s worth getting a copy of the book and giving it a try if you’re interested.
There you have it. I hope there is at least one method you will try to help balance and strengthen your creative muscle. Joyful creating!
Love from your Joy Mama
P.S. What method do you find helpful for stimulating your creative flow when you’re feeling blocked? Drop a comment below. I’d love to hear about it.
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