As we continue rising upward through the Chakras, I’d like to point out that I really do appreciate the associations in the Eastern culture and note that they make a very clear logical sense. After all, elephants and alligators are prevalent in the Indian region. I believe the correlations of energy points and the various correspondences are valid no matter where you live.
The Sacral Chakra or Svadhisthana (swa-dhi-shtA-na) is located about 2 finger-widths above the Root Chakra and the associated color is orange. The usual emotional associations are creativity, emotion, sexual energy, and self-acceptance. In the Eastern teachings, the animal is the alligator.
What I feel a connection to is the Horse. In many Native American teachings, the Horse is also associated with creativity, sexual desire, emotions, journeys, and freedom of Self. Through many of the guides that describe animal totems, the Horse symbolizes the appetite for life and living tot he fullest, freedom of expression, and the life’s journey. When we take this individually, we can see how the similarities align.
Horses, throughout history, have been used to aid humans in travel, work, and as food. In ancient times, the Horse was drawn on the walls of caves where humans lived (Lascaux Caves, Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave, and many others), drawn on hides and skins, and even made out of clay. Once they became a part of the tribe through taming, they increased the status of one who owned them. Horses gave us the ability to travel farther, increase our crops, and even gain a more suitable spouse.
Read this next part over and use some of these suggestions during your daily meditation for a week and see what happens. I would love to hear what your results are. (I won’t tell you the best way to meditate because I know that it’s different for everyone. I am still learning what my best method is.)
Set up your meditative space the way that is best for you. I prefer a light shawl over my shoulders, sitting cross-legged on my bed, with a pillow between me and the wall. I sometimes light incense, but more often I do not. I usually have my headphones in and am playing a variety of tracks (I’ll get into that later). Most of the time I meditate while my daughter is busy doing her own thing.
Once you set up your space and are ready to begin, take a deep, cleansing breath, holding for a moment then slowly let it out. To help myself stay focused on breathing, I will count to four on the inhale and eight on the exhale. Continue breathing in this manner, letting your body relax with each breath. Place your hands over your lower belly and feel the warmth from your hands seeping into your abdomen. Imagine a warm, orange glow flowing from your hands to your core. When you reach a state of relaxation, ask whatever guide you have (Spirit, Universe, God, or just your own Self) that you be introduced to Horse. Focus on the freedom of a wild Horse and the way that it will stand upon a bluff with its face to the wind. Imagine the way that they gallop across the plains as their hooves thunder upon the earth. Your mind may drift to the rhythm of the Horse’s movements as it runs with the rest of the herd or, it may wander to how the dams fiercely protect their young. Allow whatever thoughts that might come your way to float up to the surface so that you can see them more clearly. This will give you the chance to increase the energy in your meditation.
When you begin to lose focus on the meditation, whether it’s five minutes or fifty, thank the energy of the Horse for coming to you that day. Take another deep breathe and stretch, imagining the sun and wind on your skin. If you did not feel a connection to Horse during this meditation, do not be discouraged. Try again tomorrow at a different time of the day.
Thank you for sharing this with me. May your day be blessed.