The sacral chakra is located in the area of the womb and it is the emotional centre of our energy chakras. This area is where we can tap into our vital life force, our vitality, motivation, drive, desires, pleasure, sensuality and sexual desires.
When our Sacral Chakra is in balance we have a zest for life, we are motivated and enjoy life. We have interests, passions, things that we feel strongly about and wish to put our energy into. We know what we want, what makes us feel good, where and how to find pleasure and joy in life. We are in healthy and happy relationships that are not bound by co-dependency. We stand as sovereign individuals, in touch with our emotions, with our sexuality and with our desires and goals and we work towards achieving all we want in life.
Healing the Sacral is beneficial to do soon after, or inline with root chakra healing. Both the root and sacral chakras are feminine in nature and working with these feminine energies on grounding into our Selves and our environment before working deeply on our emotions is important and this is powerful healing work.
Symptoms of Sacral Chakra Imbalance:
- Emotional imbalances – fear, anxiety, self-doubt, depression.
- Co-dependant/unhealthy/toxic relationships.
- Lack of personal boundaries.
- Sexual dysfunction.
- No drive, passion or desire to do anything.
- Receiving no pleasure from life.
- Inability to motivate yourself.
- Physical symptoms include reproductive problems including fertility, impotence, menstrual issues, problems with reproductive organs, lower abdomen and back pain, kidney and stomach problems.
As I was working on my own sacral chakra while doing this work in October 2020, I came down very ill very suddenly. My abdomen bloated horribly and I was in a lot of pain in my lower abdomen and back areas. I couldn’t walk and had no choice but to go to bed and rest. It wasn’t until the next day when I woke up and began thinking about writing this blog that I realised that what had happened to me was a physical purging of the pent up energy I had been holding in my sacral chakra. I have never before had such an intense physical response to the spiritual inner work I have done. I spoke to a lady I know who was organising a full moon meditation for that weekend and I told her that I had been experiencing this terrible bloating due to past wounding and chakra work – she couldn’t believe it when I told her. As it turned out, she was also doing past wounding work and had had the exact same physical symptoms on exactly the same night as I had. To me this was just proof that this work is extremely important and effective. For myself it was a great confirmation that I was doing just what I needed to be doing, and also it was a warning that the Sacral Chakra work mustn’t be taken lightly. Take your time, allow yourself time to process, purge, process again. Things may come up for you that you have held dormant within yourself for many many years and you must give yourself the time you need to do this healing work thoroughly. This is not the time to be flippant. Sacral chakra healing involves the most raw and deepest wounds that we have received in this life and in all our previous lives before. This is why I have ensured I have done all the work I feel I needed personally before sitting down to write this blog.
Sacral Chakra Healing:
Colour: Orange is the colour to work with during Sacral Chakra work. As with the root chakra and all the chakras though, imagining a white light as part of the chakra healing work allows incorporation of all the colours in the spectrum to be integrated into your healing work. However, working with the colour orange is great for healing the sacral chakra. You can link in with this colour in anyway you feel but wearing orange clothes or jewellery, burning orange candles, eating orange food and visualising an orange light emanating from your sacral chakra are all ways to help integrate colour healing into your chakra work.
Water Elemental Healing: The Sacral chakra has a deep affinity with the element of water. Water is the element that is connected to our emotions. Our sacral chakra can be visualised as a cup, or chalice that sits in our womb/life force space. Within this chalice we hold the source of all life. We are the ones responsible for filling our own cups and we can do this by visualising pure white or golden light filling the space of the sacral chakra and emanating out to fill our entire aura with this replenishing light. Including water activities, especially and most importantly drinking plenty of water, is hugely important during the days and weeks the sacral chakra work is being done. Swimming, bathing, or walking near bodies of water is great for connecting with the sacral chakra.
Journaling – Mother/Womb Wound Healing: Sacral chakra work can often trigger some past trauma connected to Mother wounds. It may also trigger some wounding associated with baby loss. This is why sacral chakra work needs to be approached with an awareness of what can actually come up while doing this intense inner work. It can be shockingly traumatic for those who have suffered neglect, abuse, grief and loss and this work cannot be glossed over as anything less than raw and painful and perhaps overwhelming for those who have deeply rooted trauma linked in with Mother wounds. Once this work has been faced, purged and healed though, it can lead to a sense of peace and personal stability that can help, along with the root chakra ancestral healing, lead to a sense of personal solidity and strength that can carry us through as we continue working on integrating and healing our other chakras.
Crystal Healing: Crystals that work with the sacral chakra are Citrine, Orange Calcite or Quartz, Amber, Sunstone. Also Moonstone can help with the emotional balancing.
Archangel Healing: Again trying to pin down which of the Archangels to call in for support while doing this healing work lends no clear or definite answers. I incorporated this into my sacral chakra oracle reading and the Archangels that came out for me were Archangel Sandalphon, Archangel Jophiel and Archangel Michael. Since Sandalphon and Jophiel were both called into help with the root chakra healing this felt right for me. Archangel Sandalphon helps to gently ground us while Jophiel can help with inspiriting creativity and self care along with helping us to establish our personal boundaries. Archangel Michael, while mostly associated with the throat chakra; this being the only consistency within the research I have done in regards to Archangels and the chakara system, I felt would be perfect to call upon for protection while undergoing the intense emotional purging and healing work that links in with the sacral chakra.
Essential oils: The feminine aspect of the sacral chakra leads me to include oils such as Neroli and Ylang Ylang both of which are calming and balancing on the emotions. Along with these oils Sandalwood would be great for grounding during this work and then there are the obvious Sweet Orange and Mandarin oils to help stimulate the creative, zest for life aspect of the sacral chakra.
If you wish to watch my Sacral Chakra Mother wound reading video you can find the link here: