South Summer - Peace, Harmony, Healing, fullness of fertility. Sun is at its highest with the sun’s rays being most powerful. It’s said all life comes from the south. The flowering warmth of summer. The energy or service, the spirit of action.
A Prayer for Security in Trusting
Glorified with God’s glory,
leaving no room for the glorification of my humanhood,
today is the day the radiance of God shines light
upon the shadows of my fears.
No longer being evasive to spirit’s movement in my life,
I revel in the remembrance of my true self.
Rushing like the cascading waters of a fall
toward the calm pool below, I am once again
tranquil and secure in knowing who I am.
Fears dissolve as consciousness unfolds.
It’s no longer mind over mind or mind over matter;
it’s divine consciousness becoming flesh as me.
Spirit, the soul of my soul is flooded with the Sea of splendor,
as I dance in the arms of life.
My joy like thunder in the heavens shakes
me free from the shackles of fear.
Today is the day the radiance of God
shines its light on the darkest recesses of my mind,
liberating me from whatever fears have inhibited and imprisoned
my soul’s grand expression in this world of form.
Boldly I trust the mysteries of my being.
Remembering the first utterance: which is beyond words.
Coming with love, Spirit sings without tongues.
No longer hiding, but secure in who I am,
I bring blessing to wherever I step.
I know the seeds from my walk find roots
so deep no fear can eradicate.
Even the most tyrannical of shadows cannot destroy
my trust in the fulfillment of the Higher Power
for I hear the comforting wordless voice within.
I live and create from the vast enlightened sea of the Beloved.
Grateful for the awareness
of the God presence as my consciousness,
I find my inner thoughts spiritualizing themselves
as my outer physical world.
Relieved that the healing of situations doesn’t come from me
but through me, I relinquish my stress,
fear and concerns that good depends on me.
I thankfully yield my right of way to thy Infinite Way,
which is seeking expression as my life,
and healing happens now!
And So it is!
Sacral (2nd) Chakra at a Glance
Sanskrit name: Manipura (jeweled city) Element: Fire Color: Yellow Shape: Triangle (downward-pointing) Petals of the lotus: Ten Seed sound: Ram Vowel sound: Ah Rights: To act Endocrine gland: Adrenals, pancreas Physical association: Digestive system, liver, gall bladder Psychological function: Will Identity: Ego identity Developmental stage: 18 - 42 months Challenge: Shame Plane: Celestial plane Planets: Sun and Mars Deity: Rudra, Lakini Mythological Animal: Ram Incense: Saffron, musk, sandalwood Herb: Cinnamon, ginger Sephira: Hod, Netzach Tarot Suit: Wands
The Sacral Chakra is your passion and pleasure centre and it is located in the pelvic area. While the Root Chakra is satisfied with survival, the 2nd chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment.
The gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations.
The second chakra is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.
The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.
The main challenge for the second chakra is the conditioning of our society. We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion, and emotional reactions are being frowned upon. We are being taught not to "loose control". And we get disconnected from our bodies, our feelings.
As if this was not enough, we also experience the wounds of our collective cultural struggles over many sexual issues of our society. On one hand sexuality is magnified and glorified, and on the other hand it is rejected. This results in either blocked or excessive second chakra issues.
No wonder we have so many issues with our passion centre, the wellspring of feelings, enjoyment, and sensuality.
Do you love your body? Do you enjoy feeling your body? When was the last time you walked barefoot on the grass and felt the sensation of ground underneath your feet?
A Zen Master lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening, while he was a way, a thief sneaked into the hut only to find there was nothing in it to steal. The Zen Master returned and found him. You have come a long way to visit me,” he told the prowler, “and you should not return empty handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.” The thief was bewildered but he took the clothes and ran away. The Master sat naked watching the moon.
“Poor fellow,” he mused, “I wish I could give him this beautiful moon.”
A university professor went to visit a famous Zen Master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself. “It’s full!” No more will go in!” the professor blurted.