Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
The sixth and second chakras, the Third Eye and Sacral Chakras, have complementary energies and functions. The Third Eye, or Brow, chakra is the seat of intuition, the place of perception and knowing. All our thoughts, interpretations of the world around us, and our inner conversations originate in this energy center. When the energies in this area are clear and balanced, a person may say, “I see” ,meaning “I understand” . When our perceptions are confused or lack clarity, a person may feel disorganized or bewildered.
Intuition is tuning into the realm of full awareness. Every person has the ability to develop intuitive abilities, although many people do not believe it is possible for them. Frequently, people receive inspirational thoughts, but dismiss them as silly ideas, promptly forgetting them. They do not trust the possibility that they have connected with an Unlimited Source of all-knowing, and the thought originated with guidance from the Source.
The Sacral Chakra represents the flow of life, with physical connections to necessary life-sustaining body organs. These organs include the large intestine, the bladder and the reproductive organs. When the elimination organs are functioning well, detoxification and rebuilding of needed chemicals happens easily and naturally. When a person uses their reproductive organs within a loving relationship, greater intimacy and new life (either for the relationship, or by a conception) occurs.
The Sacral Chakra is where relationship issues are centered; these relationships begin with our family of origin network. As we mature, it extends to committed relationships with spouses and partners, and special friends. When close relationships are meaningful and fulfilling, the energies in this chakra are abundant and balanced. When these relationships are strained, or have ended in painful ways, this chakra becomes blocked or depleted.
The interactions between the Third Eye/Sacral chakra pair become apparent as we consider the many correlations between the two. The closer we become to a loving partner, the more we utilize our intuitive perceptions to enhance the relationship. For example, my spouse may have never verbalized his need for times of solitude. However, I notice that whenever he has had an hour or two alone, he seems more centered and serene. I realize he sleeps more soundly, and he is able to deal with his boss’s annoying ways a little easier. Because he is calmer, he becomes more affectionate and open with his thoughts, bringing a new level of intimacy into our relationship.
The opposite can happen. Perhaps, my spouse is estranged from his controlling and critical parents. He perceives my comments and actions to be critical, although my intentions are based in caring, not criticism. This negativity begins to affect our relationship. My stomach aches are now a common occurrence. I begin to mistrust my thoughts and my intuition, not understanding where our relationship problems began. It is all very confusing!
Although we often focus on the seven major chakras as individualized energy centers, this is certainly not the case. The chakras are not separate compartments. All our thoughts, feelings and actions affect each chakra in some way, and they affect every aspect of our beings. A problem in one area of our lives will eventually affect every other area. Understanding the functions, and connections, of each chakra center helps us to be more mindful of our energy levels, thus resulting in a life-enriching balance.
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Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner. She also is a licensed clinical social worker, working with a hospice agency in Asheville, NC. She grew up on a farm in rural Indiana and was stricken with polio at the age of three. To relieve fatigue from post-polio syndrome, she learned Reiki. This complementary technique led her to explore other alternative modalities. Her personal journey, along with life lessons learned along the way, is detailed in her book, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. Reach Deborah at http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, firstname.lastname@example.org and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)