Securing the Sacral ChakraAugust 9, 2010
THE Second CHAKRA represents your sexuality, creativity, finances, personal power, relationships, sensuality, and pleasure. Organs associated with the Second Chakra include uterus, ovaries, vagina, cervix, large intestine, lower vertebrae, pelvis, appendix, and bladder. Spiritual and emotional issues that can block energy in the Second Chakra are balancing your drives toward sex, money, and relationships; co-creating with others; defining boundaries; and struggling with when to give and take and when to be assertive and passive. Physical dysfunctions that can occur are: lower back pain, sexual impotency, urinary problems, and appendicitis. (Source Dr Christiane Northrup)
Here’s how you can create health through money wisdom:
Step One: Get a source of money that is your own and that is in a bank account in your name only that is not monitored by a spouse or other family member. If you feel that you need to keep this account secret, you have to ask yourself what that means about your relationship. If you have to keep secrets about money to avoid being controlled, do you have a true partnership?
Step Two: Ask yourself the following questions: Can I manage my finances on my own without my husband, or father, or brother, or other man taking care of the details? Have I developed enough inner wisdom and self-confidence to trust my instincts about my own money?
Step Three: Get a job that engages your creativity, intelligence, and talents. If your financial situation is such that you don’t have to work for money, you still need to engage in some activity that challenges you and uses your gifts and talents. Many volunteer positions fulfill this need. If you do work, decide how much money from your salary will go into the household account, but make sure you pay yourself, too. Set aside a fixed amount for you to invest for yourself or spend in other ways.
Step Four: Create a budget, and make sure it allows for purchases that are frivolous in nature. These splurges should bring you a great deal of fulfillment. Like a good cup of cappuccino or fresh flowers, they need not be expensive items. Just choose things that nourish your spirit.
Step Five: Take note of your spending patterns—they ‘re like food cravings. If you find yourself having “spending cravings” this is usually a sign that some other important “nutrient” in your life is missing. We usually compensate ourselves lavishly to distract ourselves from pain and deprivation somewhere else in our lives. It has also been my experience that women who are in recovery from eating disorders such as bulimia often transfer their binging behavior to shopping.