What do you desire? Think about what you really want – emotionally, socially, physically, sexually, recreationally, intellectually. One of the main responsibilities of your Sacral Chakra is to explore and feed your desires. Yet many of us walk around unaware of what it is we really desire. And (often) the desires that we are conscious of get stuck on the back burner while we tend to the needs of others, or while we work incredibly hard to fulfill all of the obligations in our lives.
Each time we deny ourselves that which we desire, we send a “message” to the energy of our Sacral Chakra that says we are not really interested in honoring its needs or nourishing it with what it needs. See, what our conscious minds perceive as a want, our sacral energy actually sees as a need. Think of desires like they are food that feed and nourish the Sacral Chakra energy. What happens when a living thing isn’t given enough food? It becomes malnourished!
And, every time we deny ourselves of our desires, we deny our Sacral Chakra of what it needs, leaving our energetic system feeling imbalanced and neglected.
Now, I’m not going to promote giving in to every whim and indulging in every single desire that pops into your mind… Just like with food, overeating leads to obesity & we don’t want fat sacral chakras, right?!?! Giving into every desire would be irresponsible and totally disrupt the tasks of our other energy centers. For example, carelessly spending money on each and every thing that we desire can wreak havoc on the root energy, which is interested in preserving money to be available for the basic necessities of living.
However, our desires still need to be acknowledged... they need to be acknowledged and then situated in an intentional space where they have the ability to attract circumstances or situations that can allow them to be fulfilled (whenever the time is right).
This is the deal:
First, we must honor the desires of our sacral energy by developing a clear picture of those desires in our minds. When we sideline, ignore, or delay our desires from entering into our energetic fields, we prevent ourselves from allowing a clear and specific image to form. That clear and specific image is necessary in order for the Universe to allow construction. Give yourself ample time to imagine, fantasize, and meditate on your desires. Spend time picturing every detail. I find that (for me) writing about what I want in as much detail as possible can be helpful. If you aren’t a writer, you might find it more helpful to sketch, paint, collage, or even dance your desires. Whatever method you use, just be sure that you are giving detailed life to your desires.
Once you have a clear picture of what you desire and feed it with positive intention, your Solar Plexus chakra (the chakra just above your sacral chakra) takes over and can help you to set goals and make plans to put into action whatever desires your Sacral Chakra develops; but the development is crucial because the Solar Plexus Chakra cannot effectively move into “planning mode” until the desire is acknowledged and honored. In other words, your “planning energy” doesn’t work until your “creation energy” is done doing its job. So, let it do its job!
Try this: Your homework tonight is to spend time exploring your desires. Settle on 2 of your sacral energy’s top desires, and then clearly imagine yourself living those desires as reality. Write, paint, or meditate on every detail. Once you have developed a clear vision, keep your energy positive and expectant. Before long, your other energy centers will kick in to aid your Sacral Energy in turning those desires into realities!