As a review, chakras are energy centers in our bodies that each have their own frequency of vibration, or life force. The word “chakra” is Sanskrit for “wheel” because the energy swirls in a circular motion like a wheel, creating a vortex. Some traditions say there are well over 100 chakras in and around the body, however there are 7 main chakras which run down the midline of our bodies. When they are balanced, we feel aligned in body, mind and spirit. Unfortunately, even the smallest action could easily offset the harmony of our chakras. During a Reiki treatment, I tune in to the vibration of your 7 major chakras and utilize the universal energy to help bring them back into balance. Here is an introduction to the second chakra. As always, I encourage you to dig deeper and do your own exploring about what speaks to you…enjoy!
The second chakra, The Water Chakra, is translated from Sanskrit as the energy center of sweetness. This chakra exists in the area of the low back/abdomen, and presents in the womb, ovaries and testicles. Its ultimate purpose is to expand our first chakra concept of oneness and belonging, into desiring a connection outside of ourselves by deeply enjoying our senses—enjoying the sweetness of life.
The Water Chakra is associated with: the color orange; liquids (especially water); movement; change; sexuality/procreation; pleasure/desire; surrender; emotions; femininity and the moon.
Those who have issues with the second chakra may deal with the following: issues with kidneys, bladder and uterus; impotence; circulatory problems; leg cramps; stiff lower back; overall lack of zest for life and frigidity.
The second chakra, represented by water, reminds us not to get too wrapped up in extremes, but instead go with the flow and allow movement and change to occur when it needs to. Going with the flow also invites wonderful opportunities to truly enjoy the pleasures of life. If we deny ourselves things we desire, we create a disconnect between our bodies and minds which can lead to a variety of emotional issues. When we suppress our emotions/desires, it restrains our evolution of awareness, not to mention it causes an incredible amount of undue tension.
So, what can we do to address these potential issues with the second chakra? First and foremost, embrace all your senses and relish in your surroundings. Nurture yourself with wonderful smells, flavors, sights, sounds and sensations! I think many of us take our senses for granted—get back in touch with them and have fun. You can also incorporate water into your life. That could be swimming in, or being near, a body of water; swimming in a pool; taking a nice bath or shower; or just simply drinking a cool glass of water with intention. Allow the cleansing properties of water to wash away anything you want to release, which will make room for new and better things! On a physical level, focus on exercising and stretching your hips, low back and abdomen. This also can include taking part in a healthy, physical relationship with a partner who can help you safely dissolve your personal boundaries. Occasionally, individuals will choose celibacy instead, which can have benefits regarding attaining higher states of consciousness or breaking free from detrimental patterns of behavior. It’s also important to note you need to be aware of getting stuck in a cycle of either too much pleasure or denying yourself of it—there needs to be a balance.
As we move our way from the first chakra to the second, our abilities of awareness can evolve into what is called clairsentience. The ability of clairsentience is also known as empathy which is when you can feel the emotions of others. If someone is empathic but doesn’t completely understand what’s happening, it can be very unnerving because they can’t decipher whose emotions are whose. In this case, try some of the grounding techniques discussed for the first chakra, and give yourself permission to let go of the other person’s emotions—you don’t have to “fix” them. So, please take some time to consider this information and put these techniques into practice. In the meantime, I would love to get your feedback, and find out what mystical, metaphysical and spiritual questions you have. Thank you for taking time to learn with me, and know wherever you are on your journey, we are all divinely united and loved. Be well!