6 Ways To Balance Your Second Chakra For Creativity & Abundance

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Creativity, abundance, feeling sexy, being loved, being fertile (for both men & women) and being energized: they all sound great, right?!  Well, the energy of life-giving creativity, sexuality and even financial prowess are all situated in the same area according to holistic medicine and energy healing.  Chakras are a fancy word for energy centers on your body that store information and regulate the flow of life force or “chi” through your body.  Feng shui is a way to do the same “energy directing” of chi through your home.  Here is a little holistic & feng shui inspiration and ideas to open up your second chakra a bit if you feel blocked in your creative and abundant power.

chakra-body-imageYour second or “sacral” chakra is located under your belly button.  The idea is that when you are blocked here, you’ll have trouble with creativity, money, sex … potentially problems with your stomach, uterus (women), kidneys… Of course I am not a doctor but I am sharing what I have been both taught and counseled by experts, and you can take it with a grain of salt.  By no means would I suggest hanging orange curtains to cure kidney disease, etc, etc, but, that said, orange curtains might just support your healing, even just on an emotional level.  That’s what integrated and holistic lifestyle is at its best.  You don’t get too hyper-focused on just one way to “fix” something “broken.”  Rather, you can explore true lifestyle switches that can create greater balance to your entire life.  I don’t know about you, but that really excites me!

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Orange is the color of the second chakra.  So, of course, mixing some orange into your decor- especially the emotive darer tangerines and juicy citrus shades, is one stimulating idea.  Mind you, too much orange in your decor will be overwhelming, so be sparing and stick to either accessories or using orange in rooms that are very well lit and full of windows.

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(align the bottom row with the wall that contains the main entrance door of a home , or the entrance door to a room)

In the feng shui bagua, believe it or not (!) the second chakra correlates with LEGACY which is sometimes called FAMILY.  So, check out what is happening in this area of your house (and your life) and see it it can be cleaned, cleared or otherwise brightened.  By the way, this area of family is directly in line with creativity.  So, your creative fulfillment will strength family and your legacy.

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Carnelian is one of the gemstones in fiery orange red that is thought to support this area of your body energetically.  I happen to love it.  You can add it to a necklace, put some on a counter top display, even plop some in your plant pots!

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Orange foods are also thought to open up and balance your second chakra.  Please keep in mind that the idea is moderation! Orange foods in excess can turn you orange!

creativity

More active, bold and vibrant creative indulgence is often recommended to heal imbalances in this area. Journals and sketchbooks are an outstanding place to start actively exploring your imagination outside of your head!

orange roses

And, aromatherapy for this area includes a luscious rose.  Rose, rosewood and small amounts of ylang ylang essential oils are divine both to smell and experience in massage oil.  I mix some with raw coconut oil and use it as a body oil.  Powerful and awesome.  (*Always patch text aromatherapy for 24 hours on your wrist before, and read up on oils before using them to learn any precautions.)

Last but not least, please remember that this is not meant to be “work.”  Holistic goodies should be, at the very least, simple, and at best, exciting and delicious to explore!  Enjoy!  xoxo Dana

Zofia May 21, 2013 at 2:50 am

Such really fabulous advice, and wonderful colorful pictures too! Thank you!!

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danaclaudat May 21, 2013 at 3:32 am

thank you!!! xoxo

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Hannah May 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Does each chakra have a corresponding bagua? That would be a fascinating blog post…

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danaclaudat May 26, 2013 at 11:30 pm

awesome question and YES …in fact, its more than a blog post, there are giant books written about it! i will do a simplified post soon, but its really amazing stuff, I just need to be sure I don’t confuse people with it:) THANK YOU! AWESOME IDEA!!!

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Tiffa June 1, 2013 at 2:42 am

Thanks for a very well-written post! It so happens that a feng shui master in Malaysia told me that in order to have a great spiritual resolve, you have to at least balance all the things around you. This post just proves it further. Great read, really!

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danaclaudat June 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm

thank you tiffa. i’m glad you are enjoying!

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Olivia O'Connor August 15, 2013 at 6:27 am

So glad I found this! Loved every word xx

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danaclaudat August 15, 2013 at 7:18 pm

xoxoxo

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gin September 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Love that post! Orange is one of my favorite colors, i’ve used it on my website but I had no clue about its energies. Thanks for that one Dana xxxx

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Marlyn September 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I’m confused about one thing. In the chart you have Legacy which you are saying is AKA Family and that it is “directly in line with creativity”. Then you say “your creative fulfillment will strengthen your family and your Legacy” (I’m guessing this means having children). Then on the opposite side you have a bagua for creativity/children. So what is the difference between these two Feng shui baguas with regards to creativity and children that you mention? Sorry if it’s a silly Q, FS is quite new to me.

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danaclaudat September 9, 2013 at 2:33 am

they are interrelated! great question. so if you have a creative fulfillment (or children) you create more products that are your legacy (or your children become part of it). does this make sense?!

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Vikki January 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Great info. I also didn’t realize there was a connection between chakras and the bauga. So why is the bauga map for the area for legacy colored green when the associated chakra is orange?

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danaclaudat January 13, 2014 at 5:39 pm

“official” feng shui does not acknowledge the chakra energy systems. I don’t pay attention to bagua colors very much… I stick to personal colors that people need specifically for them in their homes 🙂

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Cathy March 14, 2015 at 11:21 pm

How interesting. I’ve recently redecorated and incorporated orange tones (along with gold, green, and deep rusty red) into both living room and bedroom areas….just because I was drawn to those colors. Now I know why I felt so attracted! Thank you for all the food for thought!

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danaclaudat March 15, 2015 at 6:02 am

i love your intuition 🙂

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