I've been wanting to write a blog about each of the chakras for a long time now, but not anything formal or even informative. I just wanted to write the first thing that comes to mind about each. What I've written below actually wrote itself yesterday. It's about creativity. Which is exactly what I think about when I think about the second chakra.
But first, a little about the second chakra.
The second chakra is the sacral chakra, or svadisthana. The element of the sacral chakra is water.
Flow. Movement. Emotion.
Imbalances here can show up as bottling emotions, or being overly emotional, intimacy issues, repressed sexuality, or issues with addiction. It can also show up as writer's block, loss of creativity, or a loss of authenticity
My svadisthana mantra is "Creativity flows through me like water." And some days it's, "I feel, I'm in touch with my emotions, I'm in touch with my sensuality."
So below is what I wrote yesterday about living a creative life. I felt like it was appropriate to share along with this. Hope you dig. :)
Writing can me to tears.
Reading about writers writing gives me butterflies. It's something that I know is mine. I can feel it in my blood. It rushes through my veins like words rush onto a page.
I feel this way about teaching yoga. Sometimes I feel this way about painting too.
You don't have to stick to one calling. You can have all the callings you care to. I nourish my inner creator every time I step on a yoga mat, every time I pick up a paint brush, every time I write.
Sometimes I feel like I don't do it enough but the truth is, I just do it when I feel inspired. And sometimes that's five times in one day and other times it's five times in one year.
The reason I'm writing this is because it asked to be written. But also because I want you to know that you have permission to create whatever your heart desires.
You have permission to become anyone or anything that you choose. You do not have to stick to the path you're on. As human beings we are truly blessed with the ability to create. And we do it every day. We create style when we get dressed. We create culinary art when we cook. We create so much more than we give ourselves credit for.
And that inner artist in you is begging to be recognized. Just to be acknowledged. Then maybe inspiration will flow to you too. And if it doesn't, just play. There is nothing wrong with making art that isn't "good", whatever that means. It's the process that counts, the journey if you will. The act of making the thing, not the thing itself that is important.
This is our gift.
To create. To be inspired. To play. To connect with our divine. Our inner creator.
This is the magic that exists within each and every one of us.
Whether you choose to accept the gift, or not is your choice.
This is a public promise to myself that I will write when I feel inspired. That I will paint when I need colour. I will move when my body asks me to move. I will live creatively, because it's the only way I can. This is my soul pledge.
This is a formal invitation to join the movement. There is enough room for all of us. There is enough inspiration to go around for everyone. Will you come create with us?