The sacral chakra is often a neglected chakra in my experience. It is associated with creativity, sensuality and sexuality. This healing came very late for me, and very unexpectedly.
My mentor took me on almost unwillingly, I think. She nurtured me in her embodiment dance classes. When she started charging for her classes, she offered that I do her secretarial work for her, and greet the others as they came in. I agreed of course, and got several months’ worth of valuable experience with personal assistance and content writing.
Now she is doing a class series, focusing specifically on Sensuous Wisdom (trademarked), which involves dancing and pelvic work. I decided to get involved with this. Not for experience, not because I was desperate: I made the decision that I needed positive friends.
The first class affected me so deeply, just watching her dance alone, moved me unexpectedly. Watching her brought up issues that I hadn’t felt safe discussing with others, ever. Sharing that evening in a safe environment wasn’t like being with women in a girl’s night out, or being in front of a psychologist. It wasn’t like being alone with a significant other, either. Being alone, but not alone, being in a dimly lit room, with soft music playing, working on my sacral well-being by actively, slowly meditating, and physically focusing on my pelvic area made me feel intimate in a safe way.
My first witnessing dance, as it is called, was done the next week, and the song came up. It was the first song I’d heard at the embodiment dance classes! Feeling totally alone, utterly allowing the body to move itself, freed from expectation, is what embodiment is.
But something broke free in me that night. I met myself, and she nurtured me by giving me pleasure. She was my child, my lover, and myself, and I knew her name. Her name is Beauty. I was able to tell her, myself: I love you. And be totally nurturing, and nurtured. It was the most beautiful experience.
In the week afterwards, I began realising that I am sacred, I am Divine, and to be treated as Divine, I must treat myself as Divine. To be taken seriously, I must also taken myself seriously.
This is a hard step.
To really break free of the patterns of abuse and self-harm, one has to consciously commit. Committing to the self is really something that for many of us, particularly those of us with the need to heal, is easy to want. Easy to continually chase down. To actually commit and be willing to change oneself, to lose home, friends, roots, comforts is asking a lot. Sometimes abuse is comfortable. Abuse can look like a beautiful cage.
It is stepping up and making those choices for the self, and remaining conscious of one’s Divinity–that is what heals. Staying conscious and true to this Divinity–one’s Beauty–is hard, in a sea of other people’s opinions.
Sometimes change can takes weeks or months. But recognising your goal, making a plan, and creating steps to take action, along with positive self-talk creates a positive outcome. (Read more about the Trap of positivity here). Allowing yourself the imperfections, and taking note of what is hard and what is easy. Stepping past those patterns sometimes starts with baby steps that nobody notices but you.
I committed to going to that class, instead of committing to a self-harming behaviour. The universe rewards action, and will create ripples in favour of gratitude and positive action. Always remember you are your own universe; gratitude and Love are in your hands to give or withhold. Send our gratitude and commit to your own Divine, to heal.
This healing is a healing of freedom from the outside: a surrender. Freedom from guilt, shame, and thereby the freedom to create an inner world that is entirely beautiful, sensually, sexually, and with child-like innocence.
The next chakra that we will be discussing is the Solar Plexus chakra.
How are you healing your sacral chakra? Tell us in the comments below.
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