By Millicent Sykes
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” – Pablo Picasso
The sacral chakra is located in our sacrum, which is found toward the base of our spine. When thinking about this energy center words like, flow, open, explore, create, expose, reveal, express, experience, flood, feel… come to mind. This is an area where our creativity, sexuality, and emotions are said to be stored. Whether you practice yoga or not, this chakra has power when it comes to tuning in to our individual expression.
Consider this question: Why have I felt the need to hide my talents?
“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, You will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea.” – C. JoyBell C.
If we are here to learn about love and creativity, how can we create a world that works for everyone? What would that take?
These are questions I sometimes find myself pondering when I am having a creative block. What’s the meaning of this? Does it even matter. When we look at art throughout the centuries we can see how others have interpreted reality and discovered meaning. Whether you are a scientist, banker, or wanderer, we determine how to live our lives based on our expression.
“…our inherent beauty lies in trusting our deepest natures and authentically expressing who we are in the world in wise and life-affirming ways.” (5, The Nine Muses)
Recently, I was in a creative slump. With the mundanity of post-quarantine life, I found myself exhibiting workaholic tendencies. All I cared about was advancing in my career. “Who can I network with to ensure I am making a presence,” “How will this experience benefit me in my understanding my purpose and function,” these are questions I found asking myself. Questions, I loathed when thinking about my intention about living life from a place of love while creating something new.
So… I bought the book, The Nine Muses: A Mythological Path to Creativity by Angeles Arrien, in hopes of tuning into my inner artist. I discovered what the nine muses are and ways to channel the greek mythological characters associated with their origins.
The Nine Muses
- history and writing
- love poetry
- dance and movement
- sacred hymns and poetry
- astronomy and science
From reading this book, I discovered that there are various ways to engage in art, creativity, and expression. (Even my career has elements of creativity, which should not be minimized.)
How do you tune into your sacral chakra and embrace your creativity through expression?