Svadishthana (Second Chakra)
May 8- 14: Lesson 59: Svadishthana (Second Chakra)
Are your relationships with other people going well? Do you enjoy your work in the world? These two aspects of the human experience embody the energy of the second chakra, which includes the lower back, hips, pelvis and genitals. Is it any wonder most of us have pain or weakness in this part of the body?
Energy anatomy asks us to become aware of how the energy of our mind and spirit affects our physical being. Is stress in our lives manifesting in pain or weakness in the body? Are there some ways we can utilize the energy of stress to bring about a better version of ourselves, or a needed change in our world? So often this shift is simply, yet powerfully, a change in perspective.
The second chakra is about honoring the other people and work in our lives, all opportunities to express our dharma, our purpose in the world. I like to be reminded that it doesn’t really matter how difficult a person is, or how difficult a task is. How I go about relating and working is what matters. That is the energy that returns to me. My dharma is not some specific or herculean task, but the outcome I most want to receive in my life. For me, that is love. Let today be a day I practice loving just a little bit better.