The Sacral Chakra is located between the Root Chakra and the Solar Plexus Chakra. This corresponds to a location a few fingers below the navel (belly button). Being one of our energy centers closer to the core means that it is more of a physical energy source. That being said all the chakras are beneficial for every are of your life. This may seem a bit like a superlative but the fact is that the energy from one affects all the others and permeates throughout your entire being.
An understanding of the Sacral Chakra enhances certain areas of your life more than others. The first thing to look at is the corresponding color: orange. The nature of orange is a glowing and powerful essence. Meditating keeping the color orange in mind, or with an orange gemstone can increase the power of this energy wheel. A sunstone or orange colored citrine piece are great stones for this use.
The orange chakra is associated with relationships but also with emotional needs. These two concepts can be clearly seen as incredibly associated with each other. Our emotional needs are of course tied to our relationships with other people. The nature of emotions are the driving force behind personal relationships. So if in fact we are to have healthy and happy relationships it is essential that we keep our emotional health in check.
If you have suffered a loss, especially of a loved one, or even a romantic relationship that did not work out, your Sacral Chakra may be very imbalanced and require attention to have your emotional health back to a state where you can function properly. This emotional understanding also stems to addictions and violence as well. These are two components of our life that will be most noticeable if your emotional balance is wavering.
Violence will erupt because of an outpour of negative emotion/energy that cannot be contained. Addiction will arise because of a filling in a hole in the sacral energy wheel that needs plugging with positive and helpful energy. The hole will be receptive to addictions because of the close tie to our physical bodies. Certain things like drugs and sex and other will temporary fill this void but provide no lasting balance or healthy harmony of your energy systems as it is not your true self that is making the balance but an outside influence.
Our greatest energy is self derived from within our being. Outside influences can definitely provide positive and negative reactions to our systems and provide temporary relief but is a weak link in a very strong chain of energy. And we all know that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so though some of these outside influences may work for certain situations, they will not support your being as it grows in magnitude.
I want to end this by saying that positive emotions like joy are also governed by the sacral chakra as well as enthusiasm and creativity.
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