Updated: Apr 28
The Sacral Chakra is the “I FEEL” chakra and is associated with the colour the orange. This is where our creative potential, desire, playfulness, freedom to express and our ability to flow with change lives. The Sacral Chakra sits between the reproductive organs in the centre of your lower abdomen, below your naval. It is also known as Savadisthana.
For those of you who know the expressive arts we know that creativity is not only about making art. It is essential in developing our ability to find solutions around what might be standing in our way. It is our creativity that allows us find solutions. Creativity is a very broad spectrum; from Van Gogh to doodling, building sand castles to playing games, it all nurtures our creativity. Most of us don’t realise just how much creativity is woven into our everyday life. (Take inventory of where you are already using creativity in your life and commit to nurturing it)
I believe creativity is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets! Essentially if we nurture our creative muscles then we would have a good ability to flow with change, to overcome what is standing in the way of our desires. We could soft river our way to freedom as one of my favourite poets writes Nayyirah Waheed: “You do not have to be a fire to every mountain blocking you, you could be a water and soft river your way to freedom too. -Options
For me this poem encapsulates the very essence of how creativity, playfulness, desire, expression and freedom to flow with change can enhance our lives. It shows us how, if we can find another way, we can find freedom and it can be in gentle ways. It’s beautiful really.
We need to nurture the idea that we can dream and desire things, people or places. With a playful approach we can move forward and create change in our lives. If we grow and expand in one area of our lives we will naturally grow and expand in other areas. If we nurture our creativity using the arts, it’s a playful entry into nurturing a skillset that can help us in other areas of our lives.
It has taken me a long time to realise that if I do not have passion and desire activated within regardless of whether it is for a person, place, position or goal, my creative potential and dreams will not be as bright. So, nurture that desire to bake the most delicious cake or to ask your hunky neighbour out as both will help you reach your goals and desire in other areas of your life . Whatever your desires might be nurture desire itself, find creative ways to playfully achieve your desires. Express what you desire and allow the flow of change to flow freely with in you. Nurture your Sacral Chakra!
On a more serious note, so often we block off our ability to feel because we have been hurt in one way or another. The same way expansion works is also how contraction works. If we block ourselves off, we will be dimming our light in other areas. The steaks just got higher for nurturing our creative potential. Start with small creative risk and gradually build your potential. This will help you find gentil ways to overcome your fears and allow you to be in your flow with change because without letting go we will not know the power of receiving. When we are in flow, what we let go of and what we receive happens without resistance and less resistance means more freedom!
Find the Sacral Chakra visualisation HERE. In this visualisation we honour what we have lost and let go of and we call upon our creative potential and spirit guides to witness us as empowered beings full of creative potential, desire and playfulness. We nurture vitality, desire and curiosity all for our highest good. This visualisation is packed with positive affirmations and words of encouragement so that we may know our beauty, strength, potential, passion and creativity.
You can also get in touch and we can do it together. I would love to co-create a space with you to nurture a greater connection with yourself. May you become an artisan of your inner knowing. With gratitude and kindness DestinySophia
If you have tarot cards the Major Arcana: The Empress is associated with the Sacral Chakra. The gemstones include: Carnelian, goldstone, imperial topaz, orange calcite, peach moonstone, sunstone and tangerine quartz. The essential oils and herbs are: Blood orange, cinnamon cassia, fennel, ginger tangerine, vanilla and ylang ylang.