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Young Living Essential Oils: Magnify Your Purpose, Inner Child, Dragon Time
The second chakra is the sacral chakra associated with sensual movement and with sexuality. The information contained in the second chakra relates to relationship, emotions, intimacy, sexuality, creativity, work and money.
Signs of Deficiency in the Second Chakra
- Holding the body rigid and having rigid attitudes and beliefs
- Poor social skills
- Denial of pleasure
- Rigid or excessive boundaries
- Fear of change
- Lack of desire, passion and excitement
Signs of Excess in the Second Chakra
- Sexual addiction
- Addition to food, alcohol, drugs, shopping, etc.
- Avoidance of responsibility
- Overwhelmed and ruled by emotions (hysteria, mood swings, drama junkies)
- Emotionally sensitive
- No or few boundaries, invasive of others
- Seductive manipulation
- Obsessive attachment
The imbalance of the subtle energy around the body shows up in the chakras. Remember they are like computers that receive and analyze all the information that comes in. This imbalance affects us emotionally and ultimately affects the physical health of the body.
Emotional and mental issues related to the second chakra
- Issues of power and control
- Excessive blaming
- Excessive guilt
- Lack of creativity or excessive creativity and not functioning in daily needs
- Money issues
- Issues related to sexual activity (promiscuity, frigidity, etc.)
- Issues related to ethical behavior
Health issues that may arise from second chakra imbalances.
- Health issues related to the reproductive organs
- Disorders of the spleen and urinary system
- Menstrual difficulties, PMS PMDD
- Sexual dysfunction
- Chronic lower back pain, sciatica
- Inflexibility of joints
- Loss of sensual pleasure (food, sex, other interests)
Here are some second chakra tools that bring pleasure, nurturance and healing balance to the body.
As with the first chakra, grounding is important in the second chakra. Movement is inherent in the workings of this chakra and can aid grounding. Gently moving to music is a self nurturing way to get connected to your body and to ground. I particularly like Gabrielle Roth’s music for this purpose. Gentle yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi are also helpful for grounding.
Feel your feelings. So often in our culture we are taught to say “I’m sorry” when we find ourselves crying or expressing feelings. It is important to feel your feelings when they come up. It is not necessary to understand why you are feeling what you are feeling or even why you feel as you do. When you feel like crying, cry. When you are angry, feel the anger, notice that you are experiencing anger and feel the feelings. When we feel our feelings they go away.
Journaling with your inner self or your inner child is extremely helpful to heal the issues of the second chakra. Find yourself a journal, not a fancy journal, but a 3 ring spiral notebook where you can scribble if you need to. Write a letter to your inner self, that part of you that tries to get your attention, but you are too busy or distracted to listen. Make a commitment that to check in with yourself through a journal process daily. Set a timer for 20 minutes and journal whatever comes up. Take notes from books you are reading or jot down memories that surface that you may want to examine later in your journal.
Boundary issues which include lack of boundaries and rigid boundaries are affected by the second chakra. Become aware of your boundaries. Do you tend to stand too close to people or are you uncomfortable when touched? Do you share too much or do you tend to keep your feelings to yourself? Do you have several friends but don’t share your true feelings? Is your only close friend your cat? Do you find you know more about your neighbors than the more intimate parts of yourself? Find a book on boundaries if you have sense this is a problem for you.
Allow yourself healthy pleasures. Journal to find out what you find pleasurable. Walk along the river, venture to the ocean, and take a long walk or an overnight trip to a nearby city. Rent 3 movies starring your favorite actress or actor and take a Sunday to have a cinematic binge. Get a massage, have a cup of aromatic tea in fine china or visit your local museum. Explore something new and begin to experience pleasure.
For those with an addiction, 12 step meetings are the best answer for most people. Check out the local Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Overeaters Anonymous, and Gambler’s Anonymous meeting in your neighborhood.
Try these blends to assist in balancing the first chakra. Remember for medical issues, it is important for you to contact your medical provider.
Magnify Your Purpose
Magnify Your Purpose is a specially crafted blend of essential oils that stimulates creativity, desire, focus and motivation. It helps foster a positive attitude, encouraging you to rise above adversity, seize the initiative, overcome procrastination and self-pity, and magnify your life’s purpose.*
Essential Oils: sandalwood, nutmeg, ginger, rosewood, patchouli, sage, cinnamon bark
Inner Child opens the pathway connecting with the inner self that may have been damaged through childhood misuse or abuse. When children have been abused, they become disconnected from their natural identity, or inner child. This causes confusion and can contribute to undesirable personality traits. The sweet fragrance of this blend may stimulate memory response and help reconnect with the authentic self, which is one of the first steps toward finding emotional balance. Caution: Possible sun/skin sensitivity.*
Dragon Time is a blend of calming and soothing essential oils, including clary sage which contains natural phytoestrogens – the perfect choice for women’s emotions during special times and needs. Its balancing properties make it a perfect choice for supporting normal, healthy emotions during the female monthly cycle.* Dragon Time is recommended for young and mature women.*
Essential Oils: clary sage, lavender, yarrow, fennel, marjoram, jasmine
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.