The Svadhisthana Orange Sacral Chakra

The Svad­histhana Orange Sacral Chakra

A Word from Brother Thomas

[dropcap]Students[/dropcap] of the light, I Thomas, bring you greet­ings from the Mas­ters of the Sev­enth Ray! We are eager to teach each sin­cere per­son who calls to us! Our knowl­edge remains hid­den, not because we wish to keep peo­ple from dis­cov­er­ing it, but because this knowl­edge is avail­able by spe­cial request as the soul in its jour­ney of prepa­ra­tion and train­ing is ready to receive it. It is much like a par­ent answer­ing a child’s ques­tions about sex and repro­duc­tion by appro­pri­ate­ly answer­ing only the ques­tions as they are raised by the child – or plac­ing a book on an upper shelf that can­not be seen or read until the per­son reach­es a cer­tain height and matu­ri­ty. So it is with our knowl­edge. The Holy Bible says, “Ask and ye shall receive!” This is one of the great spir­i­tu­al laws, “As we ask, so shall it be giv­en.”  You have been ask­ing – and now we are giv­ing it freely to you.

We can­not empha­size the spir­i­tu­al growth that takes place as one shifts their knowl­edge and iden­ti­ty from the cul­tur­al insti­tu­tions in which they abide to the vibra­to­ry ener­gies of the sev­en rays.

As one iden­ti­fies and lives the wis­dom of the rays, the soul becomes free of enslav­ing neg­a­tive influ­ences. Sad­ly, so many humans do not real­ize just how bur­dened they are. They have lived under the bondage of cul­tur­al expec­ta­tions, blame, shame, guilt, abuse, and enslave­ment for so long that they con­sid­er it rea­son­able. They can­not iden­ti­fy what is caus­ing them to feel so emp­ty. This should not be!  Free your­self by learn­ing about the ener­gies of the rays! Your body may still be enslaved to a job you do not enjoy and you may con­tin­ue to fol­low the tra­di­tions of your fam­i­ly, friends, and reli­gion – but your soul will be free! Once you reclaim your spir­i­tu­al sov­er­eign­ty, a new world emerges where you become the authen­tic per­son Source empow­ered you to be, and you will soon be walk­ing a path that oth­ers only dream about!  Let us con­tin­ue with our stud­ies.

Basic Information

[dropcap]The[/dropcap] Svad­histhana chakra is locat­ed at the sacral area, a few inch­es below the navel. The San­skrit word for this chakra means “sweet­ness.” In meta­phys­i­cal lit­er­a­ture, this is per­haps the most mys­te­ri­ous of all the chakras because it is the host for the kun­dali­ni ener­gy.

Home of Kundalini

The ener­getic forces rep­re­sent­ed by the kun­dali­ni are leg­endary – thou­sands of books have been writ­ten on the sub­ject. The word kun­dali­ni means “coiled.” The ancients describe this ener­gy like a coiled snake at the bot­tom of the human spine. The snake can be awak­ened, and if it is, the elec­tric-like ener­gy of this chakra will begin to flow upward towards through the oth­er chakras until it exits the crown chakra. There are many paths who spe­cial­ize in awak­en­ing the kun­dali­ni – through the high­er-self, through the Lux Ani­mae – is per­fect­ly able to do so spon­ta­neous­ly when it believes the tim­ing is right. Some paths equate an awak­ened kun­dali­ni expe­ri­ence with enlight­en­ment. And indeed, there are a pletho­ra of sto­ries which care­ful­ly detail the height­ened and amaz­ing spir­i­tu­al expe­ri­ences which may occur when this chakra is ful­ly acti­vat­ed. We take a dif­fer­ent view.

When dis­cussing this chakra, it is always a good idea to remem­ber that this chakra, like all the oth­er chakras, is open and func­tion­ing all the time – it is just a mat­ter of the degree of open­ing. A per­son whose spir­i­tu­al body grad­u­al­ly awak­ens over time is just as sure the ben­e­fi­cia­ry of kun­dali­ni ener­gy as the per­son who reports an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence where the sky parts and the heav­ens open. We liken it to the use of hal­lu­cino­genic drugs. It’s true that one may enjoy spir­i­tu­al expe­ri­ences using drugs; but, it is also true that one recre­ate these very same expe­ri­ences by devot­ed study and pur­suit of the mys­ti­cal path.

Home of Sexual Energy

This chakra is also the home of our sex­u­al ener­gy and caus­es us to feel attrac­tion towards oth­ers as well as the desire to bond phys­i­cal­ly. If the chakra is not well man­aged, the sex­u­al ener­gy becomes chaot­ic caus­ing the indi­vid­ual to seek only to ful­fill phys­i­cal enjoy­ment. What this means ener­get­i­cal­ly is that the root chakra ener­gy stops trav­el­ing upward and remains with­in the sacral region or exits the body alto­geth­er. Man­aged cor­rect­ly, a deep­er spir­i­tu­al bond between part­ners is cre­at­ed and becomes spir­i­tu­al­ized as the ener­gy con­tin­ues to flow past the sacral area to the crown chakra.

Home of the Emotions

The orange sacral chakra not only hosts the kun­dali­ni, it is also the seat of the emo­tions – or ener­gy in motion. Every­thing that makes it to con­scious human aware­ness emits a vibra­to­ry state that is judged by the human egoic-sys­tem as good, bad, right, or wrong. Not only does it make these judg­ments, but it also assigns an inten­si­ty to them. Thus we may say, “I love apple pie, or I hate rude peo­ple. In truth, all of the things that arise in our con­scious­ness is just vibra­tional ener­gy. If we learn to damp­en or most­ly elim­i­nate our ten­den­cy to judge, we notice the ener­gy fields com­ing and going in our lives like clouds in the sky. The impor­tant thing to remem­ber here is that since the emo­tions are tied to the cen­ter that hous­es kun­dali­ni ener­gy, we will must learn to mas­ter our emo­tions or pre­pare to be tossed about by chaot­ic ener­gy. The emo­tions can be likened to a horse. If the horse is unbro­ken – the horse will tram­ple the rid­er. If the ener­gy of the horse has been chan­neled prop­er­ly, the horse becomes an amaz­ing and pow­er­ful ally to its rid­er. So it is with the emo­tions.

The Lesson of the Orange Svadhisthana Chakra

Emo­tions pro­vide rich­ness to our lives and we should not be ashamed that we have them and feel deeply when we do.  Indeed, feel­ings are one of the rea­sons why we love to incar­nate into mate­r­i­al form! As strange as it may seem to present aware­ness, at the soul lev­el, each of us desires to expe­ri­ence a wide range of feel­ings – even those we deem as neg­a­tive or unde­sir­able. As shad­ows are use­ful to pho­tog­ra­phers as a means of enhanc­ing the beau­ty of their sub­jects, so too neg­a­tive feel­ings pro­vide us all with use­ful shad­ows that enhance our lives and point the way to cor­rect deci­sion mak­ing. Though we don’t often think of it, some of humankind’s great­est inspi­ra­tions are those who have suf­fered much emo­tion­al­ly.  The suf­fer­ing of the Christ, Mar­tin Luther King, Gand­hi, and oth­ers have pro­vid­ed inspi­ra­tion to count­less indi­vid­u­als.

Feelings are Like the Clouds

Like clouds trav­el­ing across the sky, feel­ings come and go with­in the human body. Despite what oth­ers may tell you, we are nev­er respon­si­ble for how we feel. We are only respon­si­ble for how we act upon those feel­ings as they trav­el through us. That is one of the first major lessons of kar­ma – that we don’t have to react to our emo­tions. Feel­ings are lit­tle more than vibra­to­ry states that pass through us. Like the speedome­ters in our auto­mo­biles, they are a use­ful gauge for giv­ing us feed­back on the emo­tion­al ener­gy that is pass­ing through. Like the speedome­ter, we may choose to con­tin­ue, increase, or decrease or speed. We increase the present emo­tion as we engage it with con­scious aware­ness and par­tic­i­pate with it. For instance, we can become hap­pi­er or angri­er as we par­tic­i­pate accord­ing to our desires. To devel­op equa­nim­i­ty, we can learn to use the pow­er of the mind to observe our emo­tions. Thus, we don’t fear the neg­a­tive emo­tions as they pass through us, nor over­ly seek to attach to the pos­i­tive ones. Instead, we try to objec­tive­ly observe the emo­tions as they pass and trust the Spir­i­tus Lumine work­ing through our Lux Ani­mae to guide our actions and demeanors.

Use Awareness to Monitor Feelings

Many peo­ple today have lost touch with their emo­tions – even those on the mys­ti­cal path!  Many ignore their feel­ings in favor of their mind and ratio­nal­i­ty.  Many don’t trust their feel­ings as a use­ful guide. Notice that when you ask most peo­ple, How do you feel?,” they often give one of two respons­es. They respond with bina­ry infor­ma­tion such as, “I feel good/bad, happy/sad, or the like. But our feel­ings are much more robust than bina­ries and judg­ments. There are wide ranges of feel­ings avail­able to we humans! There are hun­dreds, per­haps thou­sands, of terms that can more accu­rate­ly describe our feel­ings than the bina­ries we often us. It’s time to expand the range of our aware­ness about the feel­ings going on inside of us. For instance, right now as you read this – what feeling(s) are resid­ing with­in? Do you feel inter­est­ed, piqued, enthralled, sat­is­fied, hun­gry, angry, curi­ous, wish­ful, anx­ious, or wor­ried? The point is, we have been trained to mon­i­tor our feel­ings at the lev­el of a “greeting’s cul­ture” that nev­er expects a mean­ing­ful reply to the ques­tion of, “How are you today?” Take a moment to review the wide range of feel­ings pro­vid­ed you on the ref­er­ence sheet below. Deter­mine to check in with your body sev­er­al times a day and ask your­self, “What feel­ings are resid­ing in my body right now?” Then take a moment to care­ful­ly describe your feel­ings instead of giv­ing a greeting’s cul­ture answer. Mys­tics pay atten­tion to their sens­es. The more aware we are, the more tools we have for good deci­sion-mak­ing.

Feelings Versus Judgments

Anoth­er typ­i­cal response to the ques­tion, “How are you feel­ing?,” is a judg­men­tal response that we often accept as a feel­ing – but it isn’t. We say, “I feel betrayed, mis­treat­ed, stabbed in the back, and the like. These are only judg­ments mas­querad­ing as feel­ings – and they serve to iso­late us from a deep­er exam­i­na­tion of how we feel. Instead of respond­ing, “I feel dis­re­spect­ed,” respond with a feel­ing. Per­haps you feel sad, angry, sur­prised, or dis­ap­point­ed.  When we cor­rect­ly iden­ti­fy the emo­tions with­in us, we are mak­ing growth on our spir­i­tu­al path.  We are gain­ing self-mas­tery. We know more about who we are at our deep­est lev­els. By retrain­ing our­selves away from judg­ment, we can face those shad­ow feel­ings that fright­en us. As we do so – we grow!

Feelings Resonate with Others

We final­ly note that our human form is accus­tomed to vibrat­ing at a par­tic­u­lar­ly emo­tion­al, ener­getic fre­quen­cy. Most all of us know of a per­son or two who is always com­plain­ing or crit­i­ciz­ing oth­ers. This is a low­er vibra­to­ry ener­getic state than the opti­mistic per­son – or the per­son who learns to man­age their feel­ings by opti­miz­ing the ener­gy to as high a fre­quen­cy as may be pos­si­ble in a sit­u­a­tion. We call atten­tion to this because our emo­tion­al vibra­to­ry state attracts oth­er beings of the same fre­quen­cy. It is very like­ly for two humans to be in res­o­nance with anoth­er – the state of one per­son feed­ing ener­gy to the oth­er and vice-ver­sa. In fact, it is pos­si­ble for trib­al groups such as fam­i­lies, church­es, coun­tries, schools of learn­ing, and even mys­ti­cal paths to cre­ate a res­o­nant fre­quen­cy that attracts like vibra­to­ry indi­vid­u­als. Per­haps one of the most impor­tant things we can do to increase our emo­tion­al vibra­to­ry state, and bring like-mind­ed indi­vid­u­als into pow­er­ful res­o­nance with us, is to prac­tice valu­able out­er form tech­niques, such as pos­i­tive affir­ma­tions, designed to raise the emo­tion­al state. We can­not over­state the impor­tance of pay­ing atten­tion to this chakra. Those who would claim spir­i­tu­al lead­er­ship and pow­er should be observed.  If they are over­ly neg­a­tive, sar­cas­tic, judg­men­tal, assum­ing the role of vic­tim hood, and the like, they very well may not be as real­ized as they claim to be!

How to Access This Chakra

Access the ener­gy of this chakra by prac­tic­ing inner and out­er forms which focus upon:

  • The col­or orange (both phys­i­cal­ly and with the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion),
  • Lis­ten­ing to har­mon­ics of the musi­cal note D (36.7, 73.4, 146.8, and 293.6 Hz),
  • Chant­i­ng, or lis­ten­ing to chants, of the seed mantra VAM (pro­nounced vum – thumb),
  • Plac­ing your atten­tion upon the sacred geom­e­try of the Icosa­he­dron – rep­re­sen­ta­tive of your sacred space for cre­ativ­i­ty, vital­i­ty, and kun­dali­ni ener­gy,
  • Pay­ing atten­tion to the feel­ings with­in your body.  Seek to pre­cise­ly iden­ti­fy each feel­ing, with­out judge­ment.  Spend time notic­ing how feel­ings come and go with­in the body.
    Cen­ter for Non-Vio­lent Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Feel­ings Inven­to­ry
  • Car­ry­ing or hold­ing gem­stones of Cit­rine, Car­nelian, Moon­stone, Coral,
  • A com­bi­na­tion of any or all of the meth­ods above.

Review

The orange sacral chakra is locat­ed in the gen­i­tal region and is the seat of our emo­tions and sex­u­al ener­gy.  When we do not man­age it well,  emo­tion­al ener­gies are great­ly impact­ed by the pas­sions of the root chakra. We devel­op our self-aware­ness skills as we mon­i­tor the feel­ings with­in our phys­i­cal body. It is impor­tant that we expand our abil­i­ties to iden­ti­fy how we feel – and not remain with a lim­it­ed vocab­u­lary such as hap­py, sad, good, or bad. As we expand our abil­i­ties to rec­og­nize our wide range of emo­tions, we become more emo­tion­al­ly intel­li­gent. Emo­tions cre­ate a res­o­nance between us and oth­ers. We can learn to bet­ter man­age our feel­ings by inten­tion­al­ly focus­ing upon high­er qual­i­ty emo­tions.

Other Information

1.   This med­i­ta­tion video fea­tures the VAM mantra. This is the tra­di­tion­al vibra­to­ry word we chant as we seek to bal­ance the emo­tion­al ener­getic cen­ter.

2.  This video is a guid­ed med­i­ta­tion craft­ed to help you let go of your anx­i­eties and fears.

3.  In the Eng­lish lan­guage, we often say we feel some­thing when in fact we are describ­ing the behav­ior of anoth­er. For instance, if we say, “I feel betrayed,” we are not actu­al­ly describ­ing our feel­ings but the action of a betray­er.  Our real feel­ings are most like­ly, anger, dis­ap­point­ment, sad­ness, and so on. This next video helps to explain the dif­fer­ence between feel­ings ver­sus non-feel­ing state­ments.