The Svadhisthana Chakra or better known as the Sacral Chakra is second of the seven primary Chakras in Hindu Tantric thought. It translates to “one’s own base,” describing the experiences of the first seven years of life that has created your base on a spiritual level. As a child, you can remember yourself as a soul, ultimately the desire to be successful and loved takes over the connection to the soul and we lose it. The part of you that wants to be identified rises up and separates itself from its soul aspect. The more one becomes aware of itself as human the more they distance themselves from the soul. This energy is stored in the Sacral Chakra right below the navel and above the genitals. This area is the base of your creation, pleasure, and peace. The svadhisthana chakra is your emotional base. When this chakra is balanced you experience a balance of masculine and feminine energies, you are aware of yourself as a human and as a soul, and you are experiencing inner harmony. True peace within.
The element associated with the Sacral Chakra is Water. Water in the aspect of baptism and cleansing of any unneeded energies. Water in the aspect of emotions and how they cause disturbances to the chakra. One must go in and examine their emotional frequency to align the Sacral Chakra. The Sacral Chakra is a 6 petaled lotus, the petals represent the 6 modes of unconscious emotions: affection, pity, destructiveness, delusion, disdain, and suspicion. The emotion of affection if not examined or checked will imbalance this chakra, by expecting love instead of giving love, your masculine and feminine energy are imbalanced. Pity is when we are emotionally unable to offer assistance to yourself or others. Destructiveness shows up an addiction or any unhealthy habit we seem to not be able to overcome. Delusion is any beliefs we have without superior and infallible evidence to the contrary. If we believe things that are simply untrue and unexamined this will adversely affect the chakra. Disdain for yourself or others is the lack of an ability to give credit or attribute worth when it is due. Negative emotions block you from being grateful. When we mistrust ourselves or others without any proof to do so, and basically being paranoid about the future, without any reason to. This shows up as the cognition of suspicion. The six petals of unconscious emotions are the waves or ripples that cause a disturbance to the original peace of mind. The center of your being is a cool and calm ocean when we allow negative emotions to enter our being that once cool and calm ocean is no more.
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – John Kabat-Zinn
In the Muladhara Chakra, we were awakening our Kundalini, at the Svadhishthana Chakra we are making the decision to continue this process of self-discovery. If we are truly serious about spirituality and its practices then we are ready to stop filling holes and voids of a sleeping Kundalini, and we are ready to let go of addictions, repressed emotions, and a lack of creativity. Now you can see why most bow out at the Sacral Chakra because past this point your personality is required to change. Once you travel past this portal, there is no going back. The Svadhishthana Chakra is the center of the personality, not the one you have gained through life, but the personality life has separated you from. Your divine personality. Our lower desires are the things we must face and examine, these things are the source of our regeneration or destruction if unchecked.
Eros was a primeval god, son of Chaos, the original primeval emptiness of the universe. When we speak on primeval we are simply saying the first aspect of that which we call Love. Eros represents an aspect of love that is sleep within us all. Since Eros is sleep we look for things to take its place in our lives. In Greek thought, there are 4 types of love: storge – familial love, philia – brotherly love, agape – selfless love, eros – passionate love – or life energy. Eros is an aspect of love rarely addressed because it is socially unacceptable. It is the opposite of Logos, not better or worse, just opposite side of the same thing. Where Logos is rational, Eros is the vibration or your inner feeling towards any particular thing. Eros is our inner desire for wholeness and psychic relatedness. Eros is the root word for “Eroticism.” What makes eroticism uncomfortable is that it is not socially acceptable, yet you may personally enjoy the nature of it all.
Love in this aspect is the immortal force within you that lay dormant. Activating the Sacral Chakra is activating the sleeping Eros within. The water element associated with this chakra represents the baptismal, cleansing powers of self-discovery. Once you activate and balance the Sacral Chakra the things you once did to fill the voids in your life will no longer be required.