This article is written by Elina Allais, a Reiki, Crystal healing practitioner. She is also the creator of @CrystalPoems and has a new e-book available – The Inspiring Story of 33 Crystals.
Chakras are the energy centers of our body. Each chakra has its own energetic purpose, and each one plays an important role in our health and well-being.
The purpose of the Sacral Chakra is to enable us to express our emotions and use our creative talents to manifest beautiful works of art.
Since the element of the Sacral Chakra is water, it guides us to go with the flow and not to struggle against the currents of life.
When our Sacral Chakra is balanced, we feel enthusiastic and inspired. We have healthy self-confidence and ambition towards fulfilling our dreams and goals. We are full of energy and highly motivated to get things done.
Working with crystals is a great way to balance the Sacral Chakra. Since the color orange is associated with the Sacral Chakra, all the orange crystals are especially beneficial for this chakra.
Here is my selection of 3 crystals for working with the Sacral Chakra:
Orange Calcite teaches us to live life to the fullest. This gorgeous crystal reminds us that there is no harm in loosening up a little and enjoying ourselves from time to time.
If our Sacral Chakra is imbalanced, we can struggle with low self-worth and self-doubt. We can find it difficult to express ourselves or to breathe life into our creative projects.
Working with an Orange Calcite crystal energizes and cleanses our Sacral Chakra by releasing creative blocks and aligning us with our natural flow of creativity. This crystal boosts our drive and motivation to turn our visions and dreams into reality.
Orange Calcite reminds us that a playful attitude towards life can oftentimes take us much further than being overly serious and focused on the outcome we want to achieve.
One of the best ways to activate our Sacral Chakra is to let our imagination run wild!
Engaging in creative activities, such as painting, cooking, dancing, or arranging flowers as often as possible, is a wonderful way to energize our Sacral Chakra.
Sometimes the Sacral Chakra is blocked due to emotional trauma and/or sexual abuse. Our sexuality is closely connected to this chakra, so if we have suffered from trauma, issues around our sexuality, or a toxic relationship, there is a chance that our Sacral Chakra could have become blocked or imbalanced.
Working with Amber helps to soothe our wounds, release shame, and nourish those parts of ourselves that we might not find lovable. Amber reminds us that even though we have suffered, and even though our wounds are still there, we can still allow ourselves to experience joy.
Amber is actually not a crystal; it originates from ancient trees that grew on Earth thousands of years ago. It has stored all this ancient wisdom and powerful energy, which is now readily available to guide us on our own path of healing.
Our Sacral Chakra can also become blocked when we grasp too tightly to certain outcomes in life and when we are always trying to be in control. A healthy Sacral Chakra enables us to take a leap of faith from time to time, and dive into unknown waters.
Working with Amber teaches us that we can find joy and a sense of relief when we surrender control and go with the flow. Adapting to the changing currents of life is where our true power lies.
Carnelian crystal acts as a magnet to help us draw in exciting new opportunities, positive people, abundance, and success on every level. It is a crystal of vitality, prosperity, and life force energy.
When our Sacral Chakra is blocked, we might feel a lack of motivation and energy. We become lethargic, withdrawn, and full of self-doubt as to whether we can ever really manifest our dreams and goals.
Carnelian helps to balance our Sacral Chakra by giving us a surge of energy and motivation that can lift us out of stagnation. It is a crystal that helps us fulfill our dreams and attract abundance into our life.
With a balanced Sacral Chakra, our creative ideas flourish and our work projects thrive. We trust our own intuition to take chances and move forward with our life.
Since the Sacral Chakra is closely connected to our sexuality, we can keep this chakra healthy and balanced by allowing ourselves to feel intimacy and sexual pleasure. It is important that we do not hold back or repress our sexual self-expression out of guilt or fear.
A simple meditation practice for balancing the Sacral Chakra:
Hold one of the Sacral Chakra crystals in your hands.
Sit comfortably in a quiet space. Breathe deeply in and out seven times and keep your focus on your breath.
Close your eyes and visualize a bright orange light radiating from the crystal and entering the area below your navel, where your Sacral Chakra is located. Feel this area glowing warmly and let yourself be taken over by a sense of bliss and lightness.
Now repeat this powerful mantra that I have channeled for you as many times as you like:
Creative inspiration flows freely through me as I allow myself to feel pleasure and joy.
Open your eyes and slowly bring your awareness back to the outer world.
Read more on Sacral Chakra Healing here.