Just like you have a circulatory system and a nervous system, you also have an energy system. Your energy system is powered by Chakras.
Chakras are spinning energy bodies that act like mini-processors in your body. Each receives and communicates information to and from the organs in its vicinity with the rest of the energy system in your body.
Chakras are located throughout your body, with the primary ones located along your spine. The seven primary Chakras are the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, 3rd Eye and Crown Chakras.
Your Chakras are a vortex of energy that vibrates outward from your body. It is the vibration you put out into the world.
An imbalance or blockage typically shows up in your life, impacting you both physically and emotionally. An imbalance in your Sacral Chakra may create some issues in your work life as well.
Function of Sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra is located in your pelvic area. It gathers, stores and communicates information from the hips, lower back, sexual organs, bladder, kidneys, stomach, large intestine, pelvis, appendix and bodily fluids.
The Truth of the Sacral Chakra is: Honor One Another.
It is the dwelling place of the self.
This is where your 1:1 relationships; your relationship to power; your need to control others or events; your sexual energy, attitudes about sex and your feelings about your sexual attractiveness; competition; your fight or flight response and nurturing and creativity live.
The Sacral Chakra relates to everything we own, money, relationships and passion. This area of your body seeks pleasure and enjoyment.
Impact on Life & Business
The Sacral Chakra is where our fear of abandonment, financial security and social status live. It puts us in a position where we can be controlled by our fears, our level of trust and our control issues. It is the home of blame, guilt and shame.
Your Sacral Chakra’s challenge is the conditioning of society where feelings aren’t valued and where passion and emotional reactions are frowned upon. This is often a tenuous balance in both life and business. Be passionate about what you do and who you are, but not too much, so you don’t seem “weird.”
The Sacral Chakra controls the ability to cooperate with others and to relate to others in a positive manner. A balanced Chakra encourages energy and success. It provides us with what we need in life and business… the focus for ambition and motivation.
When your Sacral Chakra is balanced you enjoy beautiful intimate relationships. You feel at home in your body. You have a wonderful appetite for creativity. You are at peace with the nature of who you are. Your fears are released and you are free to be YOU!
On the other hand, an unbalanced Chakra can lead to trust issues, addictive behaviors and negative destructive emotions. It may manifest itself as a person with controlling micro-managing tendencies or they may be emotionally volatile, sometimes in very delicate business situations.
They may become self-destructive. The imbalance may create a constant feeling of insecurity which may manifest as indecisiveness or not trusting or believing in one’s own competence. For example, feeling like a fraud and harboring a fear that others may find out. It may stifle creativity for great new business ideas.
A Sacral Chakra imbalance may also keep a person on high alert mode (fight or flight response) which keeps a body in a constant state of anxiety or stress. Excess anxiety and stress wreak havoc on a body in a similar way malware impacts a computer’s system. It may cause the body to rebel by becoming ill aka, frequent stress and anxiety, more missed work.
The Sacral Chakra’s Impact on the Workplace
The good news is that business is trending toward Compassionate Leadership. Leaders are transitioning from a “my way or the highway” culture to one that encourages new ideas, new ways of doing things and open, honest communication among employees at all levels of the company.
Building a compassionate, supportive workplace needs to come from the top to be effective and long lasting.
Homaire Kabir’s article “What Kind of Leaders Are Needed for Our Rapidly Changing World” identifies and describes three important characteristics of leaders as:
- Humility – a willingness to listen & implement other’s ideas
- Compassion – the ability to enter the lives of others and to see the world from their perspective
- Faith – a certain trust in the sense of direction of the organization and the ability to dance with it
A balanced Sacral Chakra in a company’s leaders and employees is a key component for not only a compassionate workplace, but also for a company’s bottom line. Missed work days can become costly to a business.
An employee’s emotional health has a significant impact on their physical health. Eastern Medicine attributes all physical illness to unresolved emotion. Emotionally healthy staff are more likely to be physically healthy.
Balancing the Sacral Chakra
In general, to balance the Sacral Chakra it’s important to maintain a healthy sexual life and honor and respect ourselves and our body…and to get out and play and have fun!
- Orange is this Chakra’s corresponding color, so wear orange, eat an orange, take a nice deep whiff of an orange or just visualize orange.
- Let go of unhealthy emotions, people and memories with something like Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/tapping) which will effectively clear these things from your body. In most cases it clears them for good.
- Have fun and dance like no one is watching. Crank up the music and sing at the top of your lungs. Play like a child without a care in the world. Take your creativity out to play!
- Try some hip opening Yoga poses as we store emotional and physical tension in our hips. Toning up your lower abdominal muscles will also help balance this Chakra.
Affirmations for your Sacral Chakra
Affirmations are a great way to rebalance your Chakras. Here are a few to get you started:
- I am comfortable in my own skin
- I am a creative being
- I am creating beautiful experiences in my life
- I am creating beautiful intimate relationships
- I am comfortable with my sexuality
- I am comfortable with receiving love
- I am open to the truth of who I am as a woman
- I am open to the truth of who I am as a man
- I AM ENOUGH (If you only want to use one affirmation, use this one)
When you shift your energies – Your life shifts
When you think about how our Energy System is impacted by our thoughts, beliefs, fears and emotion, it is easy to see how an imbalance shows up in our lives, our business and our bodies.
We are not to blame for how the “junk” got into our Energy System. But, once you realize you can and do have a way to get rid of the “junk” in your head and body and that you can have the peaceful, fulfilling life you want, the “junk” becomes very hard to ignore.
Be brave, dare greatly to work on and heal yourself.
You will feel so energized, you’ll wonder why you waited so long.
Stay tuned for future articles on how your Chakras impact your life and business.
Next up…the 3rd or Solar Plexus Chakra – the center of self-esteem, integrity, personal honor, ethics and judgement.
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I am Renee Vala, a level II certified EFT Coach. EFT is an efficient, effective self-help tool to release old fears and limiting beliefs so you can create the life you want… and have more fun.
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