Build Your Healing Rainbow- ORANGE
This color is associated with our sacral chakra, which is located 2 inches below our navel. This chakra means “one’s own place” or the very center of you, which are the true and untainted aspects of the real you. This chakra is your most important emotional center. The sacral chakra is located in the pelvic region, signifying our gut feeling or intuition and wisdom.
The sacral chakra relates to self-respect for you and respects for others boundaries. It is the center of desire, enjoyment, and creativity.
This chakra supports the reproductive organs, such as the ovaries, testes, uterus, and prostate. It also supports the urinary system, and large intestine. It is a major chakra for detoxification because of the organs it supports.
When someone has a balanced sacral chakra, they will exude optimism, creativity, enthusiasm, uninhibited qualities. These individuals will be sociable, cheerful, self-confident, independent, flamboyant, curious, adventurous, warm hearted, and agreeable. When you meet someone who radiates warmth and sincerity, this individual will usually have a balanced sacral chakra. Intuition, emotional stability, and exuding a zest for life, are also signs of a balanced chakra.
Having energy, a healthy appetite, enjoying physical pleasures, vitality, a healthy reproductive system, fertility, a strong functioning urinary and intestinal system, are also signs of a sacral chakra that is working effectively.
When this chakra is imbalanced, physical disorders can occur. These could be reproductive system imbalances, such as; endometriosis, PCOS, menstrual difficulties, PMS, uterine fibroids, infertility, ovarian cysts, enlarged prostate, testicular disease, sexual difficulties, loss of libido, IBS, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, diverticulitis, recurring bladder infections, kidney disease and insufficiency, stiffness, and low back pain.
Emotional imbalances such as; dependency, self-indulgence, over-bearing, pessimism, pride, impulsiveness, insincerity, superficiality, poor boundaries, manipulating, poor social skills, rigidity, needy, clingy, disconnected, cold towards others, and blocked creativity can all be signs of a congested chakra. When having a blocked sacral chakra, emotional and intimacy issues in relationships can also occur.
11 Creative Ways to Keep the Sacral Chakra Balanced and Flowing
1. Eat Orange Foods – have one of these healing foods alone or add to a recipe. Eat something from this bright rainbow color daily or several times a week. This will help you to obtain the physical and emotional health balancing benefits and nourishing qualities of these foods.
*There are 3 healthy and delicious recipes using this color included with this article
2. Wear orange jewelry or place one in your pocket to bring some balancing orange into your life. These gems include carnelian, orange agate, citrine, coral, amber, sunstone, topaz, and certain opals.
3. Visualize Orange- imagine a bright healing orange glow filling up your entire abdomen or pelvic region- try to do this specific visualization for a minute or two after your prayer or meditation time. Visualization is powerful and has been shown to be very effective for healing purposes.
4. Yoga hip opening poses, such as pigeon, cow pose, crescent lunge, star pose, upward facing dog, frog pose, etc…These exercises assist in keeping the sacral chakra balanced and flowing properly. Doing these poses can prevent stagnation and congestion in this region.
*go to these websites to see how these hip openers are done correctly:
5. Letting go of that which does not serve you anymore- toxic relationships, toxic food, traumatic memories and resentments, unforgiveness, unhealthy emotions. These things can block your body’s healing centers and prevent vitality and vibrancy. Holding onto to these things, whether consciously or subconsciously, can lead to depression, anxiety, physical, spiritual, and emotional illnesses, and blocked creativity.
*Please read the article on my blog, Adverse Childhood Experiences for more detailed information on this subject.
It is vital to our full and complete healing, when we can recover from years of emotional pain and baggage that is preventing us from moving forward in our lives.
6. Tai Chi, Qigong, and gardening are also ways to encourage our creative side.
7. Dance like no one’s watching! Seriously, dancing is so good for us. Not only does it give us physical exercise, but it opens up a part of us that can feel blocked and repressed. It is a way to express our self in a creative way.
The Native Americans believe that when we stop dancing and telling stories, we stop living. We cease feeling the fullness and vibrancy of life. So turn on some music and dance your little heart out! J
8. Enjoy the water or water sports- after all the sacral chakra symbolizes water because of the “flowing” aspect. Take a walk on the beach or go swimming, kayaking, canoeing, or tubing. Being near or in the water is peaceful and healing in itself.
9. Drink water from an orange glass or eat from an orange plate. Keeping hydrated is very important to the chakra because of the urinary system. Drink half of your body weight in ounces daily, drink between meals.
*Wear an orange shirt or something with orange in it. You can also wear something with orange, as an undergarment too, if you aren’t comfortable with wearing it on the exterior.
10. Get Your Creative Juices Flowing! The sacral chakra is all about creativity and exploring and encouraging this aspect of us. When we feel blocked creatively, this can block and congest our healing centers. I truly believe that when we engage in something creative, a part of us reawakens and heals layers of pain, doubt, and fears. When we use our creative gifts and talents, our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies harmonize. True healing can occur on a much deeper level that we didn’t even know existed.
We are all creative in some way! How can a God that has created us, the earth, and all its amazing beauty, not instill a unique creativeness in all of us? We are made in His image and He didn’t skip the creative gift in anyone of us. Just ask yourself, what do you love to do and what you are good at doing that makes you happy. When we engage in these things, we forget the time and we are in another dimension of ourselves.
I ask you now, what did you do as a child that brought you joy? These things are usually what we still love to do and are usually a creative gift that has been placed within us.
When I was a child, I loved to sing, dance, color, write stories, play with animals, bake, pick flowers, and be in the water. Guess what, I still love all of these things today and they bring me joy when I take the time to do them. Why am I telling you all this? Just trying to get you to realize that you are blessed with creative talents and gifts that are totally unique to you!
11. Journaling by hand-
“Writing by hand, instead of typing on a screen, has been shown to stimulate a much larger portion of the brain’s thinking and working memory regions,” says Virginia Berninger- Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Washington.
Personally, I feel like journaling is a flowing expression of the deepest parts of our soul and guided to the paper placed beneath our hearts. When you take the time to write down your emotions, feelings, longings, and deepest needs, a part of you heals and releases old matter that is not needed anymore. Writing for just 5 to 10 minutes a day is such a beneficial way to know ourselves better and for healing our broken spirits. You can write on a plain piece of paper or get yourself a nice journal to jot down your innermost expressions. This is a much needed practice in the busy world we live in today, where it’s so easy to forget our soul’s whispers.
“The world is but a canvas to the imagination” Henry David Thoreau
“Yellow is the colour of the sun.
Blue is the colour of the sky.
Green is the colour of the grass.
Brown is the colour of your eyes.
Black is the colour of the night.
Orange is the colour of truth.
Red is the colour of love.
Rainbow is the colour of You!” Anthony T. Hicks