This is the second in a series of blogs taking a detailed look at the seven chakra energy vortexes, which are the conduits of subtle frequencies throughout our body’s energy field.
The second chakra vortex, known as Svadhisthana in the East, begins the process of first movement, first separation — pulling away from one’s tribe (one’s culture) and its conditioning. Dictionary.com defines individuation as: the determination or contraction of a general nature to an individual mode of existence; development of the individual from the general.1 And, in a larger context that includes the metaphysical, here is another definition: achievement of self-actualization through a process of integrating the conscious and the unconscious.2 This more closely follows Carl Jung’s philosophy and is often used by Master Charles Cannon in his writings and presentations when describing the human process of evolution.
This first movement, or “motion”, brings a beginning of identity with emotions, stirred up in the process of separation. Polarity shows up as we begin to see ourselves as separate and different from others. Emotional identity is developed and has polarity swings between over-active and under-active in learning balance.
According to Anodea Judith (author of several books on the chakras), an under-active second chakra tends to attract: rigidity in your body, beliefs or behavior; emotional numbness or insensitivity; fear of change; lack of desire, passion or excitement; avoidance of pleasure, fear of sexuality; poor social skills; excessive boundaries; boredom. An over-active second chakra tends to create: sexual addictions; obsessive attachments; addiction to stimulation; excessive mood swings; excessively sensitive; poor boundaries, invasion of others; emotional dependency; instability.
In the process of beginning to see who we are, we have to learn to accept and love ourselves unconditionally … and this is often only learned when we interact with others and observe their reflection back to us. This is why “others” are often called “mirrors”. Since an eye cannot see itself, often it’s the reflections that teach us the truth of what is rather than the biased beliefs of our minds. This is especially true in this sacral chakra energy which is heavily focused around our journey with others, sexuality and reproduction — providing an avenue of growth, a valuable gift for which we can be grateful. .
Also, according to Anodea Judith, “The basic right to the second chakra is the ‘right to feel … When the right to feel is compromised, it creates the demon of the second chakra, which is guilt.”3 Guilt causes suppression which is the antithesis of the evolutionary process of opening to greater and greater realities.
Thus, relationship is the journey of CHOICES … love vs. fear, awareness vs. ignorance. Again, there is no right or wrong, only our evolution engineering its own course to teach us whatever we have chosen to learn in this lifetime. Self-acceptance is key here, as an external expression of the sense of oneness of all and everything. With self-acceptance comes self-forgiveness which opens the door to forgiving and unconditionally loving others. Relationships of all types take focus and effort, requiring wakefulness to maintain harmony. When conflicts arise, wakefulness is required even more, sometimes leveling out at “an agreement to disagree” in a space created by harmony.
We honor love itself by seeing the oneness of ourselves and all others at the deeper, spiritual level.4
Carla Rueckert, Living the Law of One 101
Again, it is important to keep a constant focus on keeping the energy flowing through our meridians. This can be more easily remembered when that intent is attached to the intent to watch our breath—moment-to-moment— in the awareness of our oneness with all that we observe.
The Synchronicity Socratic Process of Inquiry has been created by Master Charles Cannon as a method for recognizing and disempowering the illusory “stories” in our lives. As he often says, “events happen and then there are the stories we tell about those events.” This explains how our stories – whether they are accurate recollections of something that happened in fact or not – are turned into illusions by our minds. The resulting reality is not real; it is virtual. Using the Socratic Process to dismantle our illusory stories (and the virtual reality they have fabricated) begins to create a truthful reality instead.
To help clear the second, sacral chakra vortex, it is helpful to ask the questions below and then do the Synchronicity Socratic Process on them … revealing their illusory beginnings and habitual maintenance. Once this awareness dawns, we see that we have co-created the movies of our lives, with all their harmony and conflict. This can leave us awestruck in the presence of one source consciousness. At that point, all that’s left is to ask: “What remains in the stillness of a mind?”
What is your primary belief about your social life and why it is the way it is?
What is your primary belief about your sex life and why it is the way it is?
What is your primary belief about your creative expression and its acceptance in your world?
What is your primary belief about your ability to set boundaries and not take on other people’s inner conflicts?
What is your primary belief about your ability to be open and honest without fear of reprisal?
What is your primary belief about changes in your world and your ability to embrace them?
What is your primary belief about your life being passionate or boring and why it is that way?
What is your primary belief about your needs and desires for a romantic relationship compared to what is actually happening?
What is your primary belief about your emotions being independent or dependent upon another?
What is your primary belief about where you may be stuck in your emotions?
What is your primary belief about whether you have sufficient pleasure in your life?
What is your primary belief about any shame, guilt or anger toward the past?
- Dictionary.com, http://www.dictionary.com/browse/individuation?s=ts
- Journal Psyche, http://journalpsyche.org/jung-and-his-individuation-process/
- Chakra Balancing, Workbook, Anodea Judith (Sounds True, 2003) p. 25-26
- 4. Living the Law of One 101: The Choice, Carla Rueckart (L/L Research, 2013) (Kindle Location 2471).