The Second Chakra By Mohsen Paul Sarfarazi, Ph.D.

Abstract

The second chakra, referred to as the “sacral” or “naval chakra” or the “Gut Chakra,” is located at the point where our umbilical cord was attached to the mother’s womb, at the lumbar plexus. It is often associated with our ‘gut instincts.’ It also rules the reproductive system [genitals], kidneys [discard waste water through genitals], abdomen, and lumbar region of the back. The endocrine glands for the second chakra are the gonads, including the ovaries, testes, and prostate gland [also ruled by our first chakra]. Hormones have a strong influence on mood [as PMS in women will confirm]. The interaction between testosterone and adrenaline in men activates the fight/flight syndrome to create an explosive combination. Steroids also create strong emotional reactions. The inner warmth of vibrant sex glands prevents the tendencies for inflexibility, hardening, and stiffening that can come with aging. The second chakra is intimately concerned with communication of the body with consciousness: tensions that are often felt in our bodies are also reflected in our consciousness and vice versa. Thus, the second chakra problem would be expressed through our Consciousness as difficulties with our emotions.  When the second chakra is clear, we are patient, enduring, secure, emotionally balanced [both male and female aspects], feel ‘at home’ in our bodies, trust our instincts and ‘gut feelings,’ and we generally communicate effectively with our ’SELF.’ We also feel intimately joyful with our family, friends, neighborhood, and planet. In contrast, bodily speaking, the second chakra problems manifest themselves as difficulties with our reproductive organs, intestines or lower back.

The astrological sign for the second chakra is appropriately that of Cancer, which apart from emotions, also represents receptiveness and fertility. In numerology, it is associated with the number 6, representing responsibility and harmony with the environment, as well as family and community. The color associated with the second chakra is orange, which portrays the color of emotion, particularly the release of repressed emotions within, caused by defense mechanisms to incite forgetfulness, in favor of surviving the pains associated with these emotions. The sound associated with the second chakra is the note D while chanting the mantra “VAAM” or “o” as in ho Anthropologically, the second chakra represents the time when ‘civilization’ advanced beyond living in caves and mankind began to settle into tribes. So, the second chakra is also associated with community, as well as the family. The second chakra is also concerned with food or eating, which is also a ‘social’ event, bringing people together, digressing from a mere source of nutrition for sustenance. Also, food as a cultural heritage, creates a sense of ‘security’ and ‘belonging’ in an individual. Taste is also another related characteristic of the second chakra, as may be identified as identification and discernment of the quality of food, and the pleasure and satisfaction that eating generates. Taste is a very emotional experience associated with nurturing and comfort. 

While the first chakra is more ‘raw and ego-based,’ the second chakra is, in contrast, more ‘polished,’ and more ‘conscientious.’ The second chakra rules our second and third dimensional bodies. The brainwaves that the second chakra communicates with are, mostly, Beta waves; and can stretch to the Alpha waves. This chakra governs our second dimensional SELF, which is represented by the plant kingdom and the less evolved creatures of the animal kingdom. The second dimensional aspect of the second chakra is still intimately concerned with such lower animal emotions such as survival, nurturing, and shelter. While, the 3-D aspects of the second chakra deals with the Lower emotions of our higher mammalian Being. Unlike the first chakra that governs the masculinity aspect of our ‘raw’ sexuality for pure procreation purposes that is more for enjoyment, and ‘power,’ the second chakra rules the feminine component of this sexuality. The second chakra has a close connection to nature. In Eastern culture, the naval area of the body is considered as ‘the base,’ which keeps us ‘aligned’ with the natural frequency of Earth, ‘the Schuman resonance,’ that serves to keep us balanced and synchronous with nature. Like the first chakra, the second chakra governs survival, but from a feminine perspective of self-preservation and protection nurturing of the young as opposed to the masculine urge of fight for survival in order to ‘protect,’ and ‘warding off’ danger. Similarly, the first and the second chakras are both concerned with money but in a dissimilar manner: the first chakra is concerned with the power [of money], whereas the second chakra governs the security that it can present.

Being alternatively considered as the “Emotions Chakra,” it represents fear, anger, as well as joy and pleasure, being closely associated with the ‘past.’ Water is the element associated with the second chakra [symbol for emotion]. Old core beliefs of limitation and fear keep us in ‘survival mode,’ feeling a day-to-day struggle, as if we are unable to make enough money to make ends meet or feel comfortable in our home and secure in our family life. And, according to the Law of Attraction, we are often absorbed with unpleasant experiences in the NOW that are like our “past.” Thus, often such emotions are cast aside [in the lower part of the 4th dimension] to be dealt with at a later time. And, of course that “time” is now, at the incipient age of pre-ascension to the 5th and higher dimensions. We can no longer, dismiss it to ‘karma’ and move on.

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  Introduction

  • The second chakra is alternatively referred to as the “naval chakra.”
  • It is located at the navel, where once was the point of attachment to our umbilical cord, prior coming to physical life, when we were still in our mother’ womb, being cared for and nurtured by her.second chakra or sacra
  • The second chakra also depicts our attachment to the Mother Earth, and ALL THAT THERE IS on Earth that are also part of Mother Gaia.
  • The second chakra is also referred to as the “Gut Chakra,” which is associated with our ‘gut instincts.’
  • This chakra has six petals or spokes.
  • In numerology, the number represents responsibility and harmony with the environment.
  • It is also associated with family and community that we share our lives with and the sense of nourishing and balance that they require in order to flourish.
  • The color associated with the second chakra is orange, which portrays the color of emotion.
  • In Hinduism, the color orange is associated with “death,” in the vernacular of the chakra system, with “death” not just depicting physical death, but also total release and liberation of the agonizing emotions that have been repressed for some times within.
  • In other words, this “death” denotes the release or discharge of the defense mechanisms that we adopted in order to forget the conditions under which these emotions were once experienced, and consequently, be able to survive the pains associated with these emotions.
  • In order to successfully access the second chakra, we needs to consciously concentrate on the area of naval in our body, while humming the note D and chanting the mantra “VAAM” or “o” as in “home.

The Second Chakra and Emotions

  • The second chakra is more radiantly considered as the “Emotions Chakra.”
  • It represents and deals with our most basic emotions such as fear, anger, as well as joy and pleasure.
  • The second chakra, indeed, symbolizes our emotions, and in particular how these emotions inform us of our feelings about life and our SELVES.
  • Unfortunately, emotions are often dominated by the pain, guilt, anger, and fear from our “past.”
  • Too often, we are operating from the edges of our seat, highly overwhelmed by the “past,” and can no longer allow ourselves to ‘feel’ too much more, as our ‘cup’ is quite full.
  • Thus, we embark on a campaign of ‘blocking’ the memory of the past and the circumstances under which we experienced trauma or unpleasant sojourns that created the very painful feelings that are now trapped within us.
  • We are afraid to ‘feel’ because we feel as if the thus- created ‘dam’ within will burst and we will be flooded with the agony and unpleasant feelings of the yesteryear.
  • And, what is ironic is that, according to the Law of Attraction, we are often absorbed similarly with unpleasant experiences in the NOW that are not unlike our “past,” at least in terms of the quality and intensity of the emotions they represent.
  • This backlog of old negative emotions acts like filling a waste container, which in fact, none other than the Lower Astral Plane of the 4th dimension, where we discard our unwanted, only to be plagued by its cleansing and clearing at a later time.
  • And, of course that “time” is now, at the incipient age of pre-ascension to the 5th and higher dimensions.
  • Our unconscious mind is often the catalyst for harboring these emotional pains that are entrenched in our second chakra, the so-called “Emotions Chakra.”
  • And, our repressed emotions are the very ‘source’ for such pains.
  • The brain centers for emotion and memory are intimately related.
  • Our memory works by ‘suggestion’ or ‘insinuation.’
  • We are liable to attract emotions in the NOW that are similarly contained in our memories filled with such emotions and are stored in the same ‘file’ or storage compartment.
  • Therefore, repressed emotions from our forgotten “past” tend to linger on in the memory, and subsequently, activate the same emotion in the NOW.
  • This, in turn, culminates in the amplification of our present emotions to intolerable levels based upon familiar emotions of the “past.”
  • If we suffered a trauma in our childhood and were never consoled, we will be over-sensitized to any possible losses we may come to experience as adults.
  • And, as adults, we often cannot relate to our over-sensitivity that we feel to such seemingly trivial experience.
  • However, the ‘cup is full; the ‘file’ has run out of tolerable storage in our memory compartment.
  • We can no longer, dismiss it to ‘karma’ and move on.
  • And, in this regard, this is a revelation, a turning point.
  • We must now embark on the process of clearing and cleansing, leading to a more storage capacity; although the mega bites of storage best should be reserved for pleasant experiences and not karma.
  • This way, we can bring back the child that has been ‘hiding’ in our unconscious mind, culminating in delightful enlightenment, and once again, institution of innocent joy in our life.
  • This also has the added advantage of discerning between the pain and discomfort of our childhood era and the new emotional experiences of our present.
  • Such discernment, avoids the futile amplification of our present emotions by the ‘helpless’ feelings of the past, and shed a better light on the exact nature of our present experiences, without the ‘overcast’ of the emotions of the yesteryears.
  • This leads to a better ‘resolve’ to deal with matters at hand, culminating in better feelings of self-security and self-confidence.
  • Our emotions provide us with a very valuable instrument to gauge and guide us through both our inner and outer sojourns.
  • They need to be disciplined, and they need encouragement for surfacing courage.
  • If we allow ourselves to consciously ‘surface’ these repressed emotions, without resorting to anger, or avoiding responsibility and adopting ‘victim consciousness,’ we can, once for all, dispense with the ‘karma’ that has been plaguing us from time to time, and even possibly from reincarnation to reincarnation.
  • And, it is true, once not dealt with and not cleared; these repressed emotions can get staled, culminating in damaging our very genetics and the precious DNA/RNA system.
  • There is, indeed, such a thing as ‘hereditary karma,’ which gets passed along from generation to generation, from ancestors to the off springs.
  • If not for our own sake, the process of karma cleansing should have been done for the sake of the newer generation humanity to preserve the integrity of human genetics and the integrity of the specie.
  • Fortunately, as the crown jewels of sentient Beings, the ALL Mighty has safeguarded against degeneration and possible annihilation of our specie.
  • Even the malevolent and devious Annunaki could not ‘damage’ our genetics permanently; but to merely deprive us from our magnificent 12-strand DNA.
  • And, we will be soon restored to our original form, and achieve crystallinity once more.
  • All of these problems are repairable; but need discernment, discipline, and determination.
  • Through attainment and proper application of certain coherent divine Light codes, the process of recoding, realignment, and activation [RRA] of our DNA may be carried out.
  • And, recently these have been abundantly available in the outpour of divine energies that we have been receiving, starting shortly after the Harmonic Convergence of 1987, in order to prepare us for ascension.
  • And, indeed, the process has significantly accelerated since 2009, these final years of earth’s pre-ascension.
  • And, still, efforts are needed; which is the resurfacing of the ‘old’ and new emotional energies through concerted discipline, meditation, spirituality, and coaching.
  • Karma and victim consciousness are, indeed, OLD ENERGY.
  • And, now there is a new energetic in place; a crystalline-electric energy system.
  • By ‘gauging’ our stale emotions, we can determine what emotions need to be repaired, what are operational, and discern about safety and perils regarding our emotions.
  • The second chakra represents primarily emotions, as well as nurturing, and shelter.
  • If we can invoke ‘Love Frequency,’ our second chakra will deal with nurturing, lovemaking, family, home, security, and community.
  • When we trigger our ‘Fear Frequency,’ the second chakra will be concerned with danger and fear for survival.
  • The chakras represent a part of our consciousness.
  • Each chakra represents how our subconscious and Superconscious SELVES communicate with our conscious SELF.
  • The state of consciousness associated with the second chakra is that of ‘subconscious mind,’ being intimately governed by our ‘childhood,’ and ‘instincts.’
  • In particular, the second chakra depicts our ‘emotional’ consciousness, our ‘animal instincts’ and our ‘tribal consciousness.’
  • This chakra represents the mammalian portion of our brain where the limbic system rules our emotions and short-term memory.
  • The limbic system is an important center for creativity and learning, because it is where emotion and memory combine.
  • We all know that it is easier to learn when we are emotionally engaged than when we are bored.
  • Also, a deeply loving experience is usually imprinted in our conscious mind.
  • However, an extremely frightening experience is often banished to our unconscious mind, as the memory of it is too painful.
  • If we can clear the fear and pain from our past, we can begin to feel our emotions with the same power and clarity that we did as children.
  • When we can do that, we will awaken the wonderful imagination that we “grew out of” as adults.
  • If we can consciously communicate and love our inner child, we can be intuitively tuned in, as well as solidly rooted in a mature understanding of how we create our reality.
  • Water is the element associated with the second chakra.
  • Indeed, metaphorically and psychologically, water is the symbol for emotion.
  • Water is the first medium and the first physical dwelling, the amniotic sac that we reside in.
  • It is a highly ‘emotional’ environment, a vector of highly dependency, constituting utter intimate reliance to the mother for survivability.
  • The feeling is deeply engrained in our subconscious mind, having strong predisposition to the ‘feel’ of water, its fluidity and sense of buoyancy.
  • And, the second chakra, indeed, reflects these sentiments within us regarding how we feel about being in or near water.
  • The second chakra is associated with the astrological sign of Cancer, which strongly depicts emotions. 

The Femininity and the Subtlety Aspects of the Second Chakra

  • The second chakra is root-wise connected to ages 2 to 4, when the child is growing beyond basic survival and is beginning to develop his or her own sense of individuality.
  • However, the child still they are still very much dependent on the ‘tribal’ mentality.
  • At this age, the children begin to associate their emotions with specific events.
  • However, they are still dependent on their caregivers for interpretation and guidance.
  • Emotional events that occur during this age are often recorded subconsciously until we [SELF] reach adulthood adult SELF, but they form the basis of many of our core beliefs about ourselves and our abilities.
  • The second chakra rules our second and third dimensional bodies.
  • The brainwaves the second chakra communicates with are, mostly, Beta waves; and can stretch to the Alpha waves.
  • This chakra governs our second dimensional SELF, which is represented by the plant kingdom and the less evolved creatures of the animal kingdom.
  • This chakra, more than any other, represents our humanoid ‘animal.’
  • It is, therefore, intimately concerned with and rules such lower emotions such as survival, nurturing, and shelter.
  • The second dimensional aspect of the second chakra interprets our 2-D human organs and the animal Self.
  • While, the 3-D aspects of the second chakra deals with the Lower emotions of our higher mammalian Being.
  • And, of course, animalism is not without emotions.
  • All those who have pets readily testify to this.
  • The second chakra also rules our creativity.
  • And, one of the foundations for creativity is the sensual sensitivity of our physical body.
  • The second chakra rules our very ‘vital,’ ‘sensual’ body.
  • It is, indeed, more sensual than sexual.
  • However, the second chakra also governs sexuality, reproduction, as well as our emotions.
  • Unlike the first chakra that governs the masculinity aspect of our sexuality, the second chakra rules the feminine component of this sexuality.
  • It tells us our feelings with regard to procreation and having children.
  • In contrast, the first chakra rules sex that is rather ‘raw,’ and it is more for enjoyment, and ‘power,’ rather than for pure procreation purposes.
  • Besides reproduction, the second chakra also inspires other kinds of creativity.
  • The second chakra has a close connection to nature.
  • Swimming, hiking, gardening, etc. are within the concern and awareness of the second chakra.
  • Similarly, artistic endeavors that utilize nature as a medium are within the interest of the second chakra.
  • Some examples include carving and making sculpture by using wood and other ‘natural’ materials, as well as painting and drawing, depicting nature scenes, and photography using nature as the ‘subject’ or ‘model.’
  • Another important example is the diverse aspects of martial arts, and dancing with concerted focus on the ‘naval.’
  • In Eastern culture, the naval area of the body is considered as “the base,” or “the Hara Center,” which keeps us ‘aligned’ with the natural frequency of Earth, ‘the Schuman resonance,’ that serves to keep us balanced and synchronous with nature.
  • Anthropologically, the second chakra represents the time when ‘civilization’ advanced beyond living in caves and mankind began to settle into tribes.
  • At this time, many tribes inaugurated agriculture and domesticating and farming animals.
  • This was the dawn of creation of ‘community,’ which, later, led into diverse civilizations.
  • And for that matter, the second chakra is also associated with ‘community,’ as well as the family.
  • The second chakra is also concerned with food.
  • Eating, as evident by the first moments of ‘suckling,’ at the breasts of the mother, represents an important first bond between the parent and the offspring, which also serves as a source of comfort as well as nutrition.
  • Eating is often a ‘social’ event, used as a way of bringing people together, ‘visiting’ and communing with one another.
  • Digression from a mere source of nutrition to sustenance and maintaining energy for the body, food preparation has graduated to the ‘culinary art form.’
  • Preparing and serving food has traditionally been an act of love for the family and community.
  • “Family meals” are nowadays the only opportune occasions for the entire family to meet, converse, and keep in touch with the daily affairs of each member.
  • It is still the most significant way to bind the family together, as is evident by “Sunday Dinners,” “Thanksgiving Meals,” and “Christmas Gatherings.”
  • Eating and food is also very specific to particular ethnic groups and cultures.
  • People often pride theselves for their culture as represented by their sense of ‘taste’ and individualized cuisine.
  • People often maintain their preference for the food of their culture, no matter where they go, because of the ‘security’ and sense of ‘belonging’ that it provides for them.
  • Food is frequently used as a viable and successful way for instruction and ‘melding,’ as it is utilized to reinforce the ‘emotional’ ties between pets or higher mammals and their teachers.
  • It is often used as a way of reward for learning in pets and higher animals in order to inspire and instigate a sense of happiness and pleasure in them.
  • The sense of taste is another noteworthy, related characteristic of the second chakra.
  • Taste is important for identification and discernment of the quality of food, and for the pleasure and satisfaction of eating.
  • Taste is a very emotional experience and is the basis for the nurturing and comfort that eating provides.
  • The second chakra is also concerned with instincts.
  • Like the first chakra, the second chakra governs survival, but from the perspective of the feminine polarity.
  • The first chakra governs the fight for survival, whereas the second chakra rules the instincts for survival.
  • The first chakra urges us to engage in battle in order to ‘protect,’ whereas the second chakra, in a more ‘refined’ manner, inspires us through utilization of our ‘instincts’ to search for ‘safety,’ to ‘continue on living,’ and to concern ourselves only with protection and nurturing of our young and children.
  • In this respect, while the first chakra dictates the use of our masculinity to ‘ward off’ danger, the second chakra advises us not to ‘lose the trees for the forest,’ and concentrate on the crux of the matter, which is self-preservation and protection of our loved ones.
  • While the first chakra is more ‘raw and ego-based,’ the second chakra is, in contrast, more ‘polished,’ and more ‘conscientious.’
  • Similarly, the first chakra and the second chakra are both concerned with money and finances, but again, in a dissimilar manner.
  • The first chakra governs money and the ‘power’ that it maintains, whereas the second chakra is concerned with the longevity of money and the security that it can present. 

The Endocrine Glands and the Second Chakra

  • The endocrine glands for the second chakra are the gonads, which consist of both male and female sex organs.
  • These include the ovaries, testes, and prostate gland.
  • The prostate gland is also ruled by our first chakra.
  • Hormones have a strong influence on mood, as any woman with PMS will confirm.
  • What is not as often noted is the interaction between testosterone and adrenaline.
  • When a man’s fight/flight syndrome is activated, the adrenaline in his system interacts with the testosterone to create an explosive combination.
  • Steroids also create strong emotional reactions.
  • Healthy male and female sexual organs make our personality radiant and magnetic, our eyes sparkling and luminous, and give us an air of self-reliance.
  • The inner warmth of vibrant sex glands prevents the tendencies for inflexibility, hardening, and stiffening that can come with aging.

The Physical Body and the Second Chakra

  • The chakras also represent a particular part of our body.
  • The second chakra is located at the lumbar plexus, which rules the reproductive system, abdomen, and lumbar region of the back.
  • And, clearly, the second chakra governs these body parts; namely the genitals, abdomen and the lower back.
  • Bodily speaking, the second chakra utilizes the language of navel, intestines, and the kidneys to communicate with us.
  • Kidneys offer the mechanism to discard the waste water through passage to the genitals.
  • The use of astrological sign of Cancer associated with the second chakra becomes even more appropriate, because apart from emotions, it also represents receptiveness and fertility.                              

The Second – Chakra – Related Problems

  • Tensions that are reflected in our consciousness are also felt in our body via the chakra system.
  • Conversely, tensions that are felt in our body are manifested in our consciousness.
  • The second chakra is intimately concerned with general communication of the body with its own consciousness aspect of itself.
  • In other words, a second chakra problem would be expressed through our Consciousness as difficulties with our emotions, ability to give or receive nurturing, or our home.
  • When the second chakra is clear we feel patient, enduring, nurturing, and secure.
  • We feel intimate with our family, friends, neighborhood, and planet.
  • We feel ‘at home’ in our bodies and are able to communicate with our ‘SELF.’
  • Our emotions are balanced, and we are able to trust our instincts and ‘gut feelings.’
  • Our sex life is natural and loving, and we are able to balance both the male and female components of sexuality.
  • We eat the healthy food in the correct amount for our bodies needs and enjoy the comfort and nurturing free of any addictive behaviors.
  • Our elimination of waste material is regular and our sex organs, bladder, and kidneys are healthy.
  • When the second chakra is unclear, we feel impotent, frigid, or over-sexed.
  • We may not be able to enjoy sex or we may use it as an addiction to cover what we are really feeling.
  • We may feel disassociated from our friends and family and ill at ease within our home.
  • Our eating and drinking can become addictive in that we eat or drink to comfort ourselves and to cover emotions that we don’t want to consciously face.
  • Fear and anger are just beneath the surface of our awareness, which makes us anxious and/or depressed.
  • Old core beliefs of limitation and fear sabotage our behavior and keep us in “survival mode.”
  • Life feels like a day-to-day struggle, and we feel like we are living hand-to-mouth because we are unable to make enough money to feel comfortable in our home and secure in our family life.
  • Bodily speaking, the second chakra problems manifest themselves as difficulties with our reproductive organs, intestines or lower back.

 

Institute Of Spiritual Science Inc. Publishing 2015.

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