About eight years ago, I was at a Reiki share event where practitioners and students give and receive Reiki healing. The person who was sharing Reiki with me pulled out her pendulum, using it on each of my main 7 chakras to determine where I might be experiencing imbalances.
For the most part, her pendulum responded with a gentle swirling motion over each of my energy centers. I was assured this indicated I was in balance -- that is, until she came to my sacral chakra.
I looked down toward my pelvis and could see her hand was perfectly still, but the pendulum was swinging rapidly in a counterclockwise circular motion, like a ceiling fan on high speed.
"Whoa!" she said. "What is going on in your creative life that is out of balance, Dawn?"
To be honest, it kind of freaked me out.
I have always appreciated the arts and creativity in general, but I realized with that question that I had been stifling my creative urges and that moment was a catalyst that launched me into a deeper exploration of personal creativity.
During this journey, I've had some interesting discoveries -- for one, (and this is kind of a "duh moment") creativity is not limited to "art."
Personal creativity is the way we approach and create anything. It could be the way you speak, the way you think, the way you pro-create or choose to direct those energies into other "babies," like a passion project or personal life mission.
Creativity is expressed in how you approach the world, in what you choose to focus your attention on, in the people you choose to surround yourself with.
It is a hallmark of the personal routines you keep, the way you meet your personal needs and self-care.
Creativity is your personal mark on the environment around you -- an expression of your inner light!
So, how do we cultivate our personal creativity? How can we authentically contribute to the world at large?
Focusing on Sacral Chakra work can pay off, big time.
The Sacral Chakra (Svadhistana), located just beneath the belly button, is the body's energetic center of creativity. It is associated with the moon, instinct and, of course, the urge to create.
When this chakra is out of balance, it means we are out of touch with our authentic creative expression. To be balanced, we enjoy the sweetness of life (which, by the way, the word Svadhistana means "sweetness.")
There are numerous ways to balance this chakra, first and foremost, by contemplating how to manifest YOUR personal desires. From there, we can engage in regular play-like activities (art, writing, feeling joy and beautifying the world with your shine.)
And, when we have a regular yoni care practice, this chakra (along with the root chakra, or Muladhara) gets toned and primed. I recommend carnelian specifically for awakening creativity.
Here are some other things you can do to activate/ heal/ tone your Sacral Chakra:
Daily Svadhistana Balancing Contemplation
1) Sit in a comfy position
2) Take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale gently out your mouth
3) Using your hand, touch your navel. Use a soft, circular clockwise motion as if you are winding in the energy of the affirmations while saying aloud:
Today, I want to express my CORE desired feeling of (fill in the blank with the way you wish to feel...)
Today, I shine from my CENTER and share my creative gifts with all whom I come into contact.
Today, I am passionate, healthy and vibrant.
Today, I am a Goddess who manifests the life She desires.
Today, I am safe to enjoy my sexuality as a creative and sacred expression of all that I am.
I was asked the other day online about which yoni egg I prefer to use. The question inspired me to share this blog post about why I feel passionate about using the yoni eggs that I do.
For one, I only use quartz, jade, glass or jasper eggs (stones with high Mohs ratings). As a sensitive person, I tend to be hyper-vigilant about what I eat or drink and put ON or IN my body. Which is why I made a video on toxic yoni eggs. I have found that these crystals are the only yoni eggs that will not fry, leech, or cause irritation in the sensitive yoni area.
I also keep different yoni eggs for different purposes.
I like the soothing compassion of rose quartz yoni egg, especially when I feel like I could use some extra empathy or self-love.
I like to use amethyst yoni egg for my bedtime routine ritual, and also, during yoga or meditation.
I prefer to use my obsidian yoni egg when I'm cleaning my house and decluttering, or when I feel like I need some energetic protection to prevent chi leakage...(kind of like bladder leaks, but on the energetic level!)
And then there are the times when I'm traveling and have no choice but to go through crowded, fluorescent lit airports...needless to say, being empathic and sensitive is no fun when you are traveling!
It causes me to feel rather untethered....
So when I am traveling, I always bring a red jasper yoni egg with me. Working with my yoni egg reels me back in to the here and now...helps me kick jet lag and gets me back into my own body again.
Now, any yoni stone can help with this, to be honest, by virtue of the fact it is made of earth and therefore is grounding. But when I feel disconnected, I appreciate the way red Jasper, associated with the ELEMENT of EARTH, almost immediately reconnects me to my physical senses.
Spiritual Meaning of Brecciated "Red" Jasper
Red Jasper is the "blood of the mother earth."
This stone reminds us to nurture ourselves. It offers tranquility and wholeness to those who've gone through trying times.
Energetically, it lends structure, especially when one feels their world has been torn apart. It can help you in your quest to rebuild from the ground up. It is a stone that serves to strengthen personal boundaries and reconnect to the present moment.
For this reason, it is a powerfully healing stone when working through issues of sexual trauma and misplaced shame. It is a stone of strength, clarity and focus. It dispels negativity, returning it to it's original source.
Using a brecciated jasper yoni egg helps in the healing process from any womb trauma, including negative feelings associated with sexual violation, infertility, abortion, miscarriage. It is also a good stone to use postpartum* to strengthen the pelvic floor and vaginal muscles.
Goddess: Bona Dea, Durga, Kali Ma, Artemis (mother aspect)
Chakras: Root, Sacral
Element: Fire, Water
Zodiac: Aries, Scorpio
Mohs Scale -- Hardness: 7
Size: 30 x 45 mm
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