Sex Chakra… A Trance Point of View
Sex chakra? What is that and what does that have to do with trance? I’ve had several people ask me what the past couple of segments have to do with hypnosis? My short answer… EVERYTHING. Hypnosis is what most people call trance, and they have a specific expectation (the conscious mind) about what hypnosis looks like, functions as and anything else not in that box is something else, entirely. I disagree.
With so many different functions of trance; my goal is to explore all of them in 100 days and get a feel, a look, experience of all the types fo trance I have neglected during my 30 years of doing this type of work. Will all of them work in an office with clients who come in for a weekly 1.5-hour session? Probably not. But at the same time, not all clients respond to traditional forms of therapy and medication. Some of them go fishing and have an epiphanal moment, write a book, become the next NEW AGE EXPERT and make a career of that one fishing trip. Good for them.
Your 2nd Chakra
The Sacral or Sex Chakra is your passion and pleasure center which is in the pelvic area. 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 center 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 will enable you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.
The primary challenge for the second chakra is the conditioning of our society. Collectively, our feelings are not valued, passion and emotional reactions, and public displays of affection are a big “no-no”. We are taught not to “lose control”. We get disconnected from our bodies and our feelings. It is these types of issues that continuously show up in my office to be solved after a breakup or pending divorce.
The wounds/ problems, we experience, of our collective cultural struggles over many sexual issues of our society. When sexuality is magnified and glorified, and then is rejected and shamed, the results are either blocked or excessive second chakra issues. (source: https://www.chakra-anatomy.com/sacral-chakra.html)
My Experience with Guilt
A while back, I had a tantra session with my friend, Kendal Williams. She told me that my sacral or sex chakra disconnected from my other chakras needed reconnection. This meant “zero” to me so I decided to find out more. The short version was I was able to reconnect my 2nd chakra with some effort but the disconnection reason wasn’t to be discovered for a couple more years.
The best guess is that it began about 3 seconds after I was circumcised. There is a lot of attention to female mutilation (without resolve) but not a much on the male sex part mutilation that became standard in the 1960’s. There have been a few conversations about this recently, in the media and on the internet.
We all have a lot of Guilt stored in this pelvic area of the body. This guilt can be sexual in nature but doesn’t have to be. American as a whole has been trained since birth to feel guilty about everything. It’s why we don’t vacation, cannot relax, enjoy sex and we could NEVER just sit around and do nothing.
Try This For Yourself
Similar to the last article, try this visualization. Imagine a neutral space and sit with yourself. The conversation is going to be about what it is that you feel guilty about? There are so many things we have a choice of. Feeling guilty about the past, the present and the future. We can feel guilty about what we have done or haven’t done or might do. What someone else has done or might do. There is survival guilt, generational guilt, even community or country guilt. You can see where this is going.
Ask the part of you who manages this to let all of these feelings out so they can be experienced. The key here is to FEEL THE FEELINGS instead of stuffing, ignoring and hiding them. This can be unsettling if you haven’t done this before and if you need a break, take one.
The entire point of this adventure is to let go of the unprocessed emotions. How you do that is varied. I like to do the rain cloud thing, where the emotions are melted by warm summer rain and just flow downstream. Any visualization will work if it fits for you.
Once you have had “enough fun” with those emotions and LET THEM GO. Reconnect with the Root Chakra and the center of the earth to allow the energy to flow up in the sacral or sex chakra. I can’t tell you what you will feel. some experience freedom, relaxation, increased passion, tears, etc. You just have to let me know, each experience is different. My experience is on-going so words aren’t really possible at this point. I do feel relief from some nagging stuff that I wasn’t aware of and I’m going to continue this process until clear.