Empathy, Creation & Sexual Energy
Our second chakra region just below the belly button is the energy center where creative and sexual impulse originates. To create life as a human requires igniting the primal sexual drive. Many naturally intuitive people first learn to read from their second charka as it is the emotional space where we feel people and experience empathy. When feeling into someone by reading from the second chakra it is nearly impossible to stay neutral. We tend to get taken away by matching the emotions of the person we are responding to rather than seeing their situation from a balanced loving perspective. When we encounter a person who is having a similar experience to one of our own, they can activate recessed feelings from our past and trigger a state of pain, grief or other empathetic emotion cycle for a period of time after we’ve felt their energy in our space.
To maintain our own stability, when responding to a friend in need of compassion, we learn to read from our sixth chakra, the center of head space between our ears and behind our eyes. In this space we have clearer access to our own information and can maintain the balance and strength needed to be present for a loved one who is in an emotional state. If you find yourself mirroring someone’s emotions, imagine taking an elevator up from your second chakra to your sixth chakra. When you arrive in the sixth chakra you may need to claim your seniority and clean out anyone else who is energetically hanging out in your psychic space. Often people who aren’t confident in their own intuitive capacity see our intuitive strength and hitchhike in our space to access that information.
The second chakra is also home to our sexual energy. We learn to read sexual energy in others to gauge prospective mates and gain a sense of safety in relationships. Many people are unconscious of their sexual energy and blame unwanted sexual attention they receive on the person showing them interest. Yet often the sexual attention we receive is a reflection of how we present our energy in the second chakra. We subconsciously learn from our parents a certain setting for our sexual-creative energy. The resulting response from others may or may not provide the desired effect. As they say, it takes two to tango and our power resides in self-awareness. Cultures also have different boundaries for sexual energy. In some cultures open expression of sexual energy is seen as disrespectful and inappropriate, while in other cultures it is normal.
When you sense someone’s sexual energy, if it feels like a violation of your comfort zone, consider whether it is the natural way this particular person carries themselves or if that energy is actually directed at you. If you are clear that the energy is directed at you and you are not interested in it, then you may want to communicate that directly or visualize some form of energetic protection for yourself. Imagine a rose in-between the two of you to filter any energy that is not welcomed and neutralize it. On the other hand, it can be interesting to notice when energy you were previously taking offense to has nothing at all to do with you. It is simply that person’s boundaries are different than your own.
The second chakra offers us a first primal feeling oriented way to read others intuitively. As we develop our intuitive awareness, we learn that there are less disruptive ways to see. Take a step back and notice the intention of unwelcomed sexual energy before coming to a conclusion. Practice taking the elevator to your sixth chakra next time you find yourself taking on the emotions of another, and experience the inner peace that neutrality brings.