12 Apr Power and Creativity
By Cindy Harley
Hello Spiritual Seekers!
Welcome to our continuing journey through the seven main Chakras series.
I’ve been working hard and trying to be creative about writing this blog post. I pushed and pushed. I used my analytical mind to try to make it relevant, but nothing was hitting right for me. Even though I kept trying to write the “perfect blog post about chakras,” it just felt stale—like I was bullying myself to be creative in a certain way. I gave myself permission to step away from it so I could let inspiration come organically. Little inspirations did come, but it wasn’t coming together the way I envisioned it.
So I turned to my trusty friend Google and searched for inspiration.
Wayne Dyer once said about writing a book, “If you want to write a book, make room for the universe to assist you.”
Now, I’m not writing a book, but I do want to share some information about how understanding your portals or wheels of energy (Chakras) help you with your intent. So I decided to make room for the Universe to assist me.
Using Tarot Cards as a Self-Connection Tool
In order to connect more with the innate Source of creativity within all of us, I decided to use another tool—I pulled a Tarot card. I pulled “Ace of Summer” from the Fairy Tarot Cards deck by Radleigh Valentine.
Look at the little fairy and the sparkles coming from her hands. She is looking at beginnings and magic. “Open your heart to love.” Here was a spark or message from my Spirit Team. I had to open my heart and be open to creative inspiration.
In traditional Tarot, the suit of Summer is associated with Cups, water, and emotions. The Sacral Chakra is also associated with the element of water. It is about flow, flexibility, and freedom. Maybe I was not “allowing the Universe to assist me to the fullest.”
Open Yourself to Receiving Creative Inspiration
Last time we worked with the Root Chakra and our feelings of safety and being grounded (revisit the post When Life Throws You Lemons). I mentioned that sometimes I do not necessarily listen to my Spirit Team. After last week, I decided I would listen and act before they had to get real creative and concrete again.
Are we all innately creative just by being ourselves? Do we need to push or can we just allow? Serendipitously, Birchlight Energy just put out the Meditation Musing “Create What The Heart Speaks.”
This short meditation really helped to connect me to the still, small, and joyous spark within me.
Nerissa, creator of Birchlight Energy, is also very creative in a multitude of ways. She is a dancer, choreographer, and mixed media artist. So in my eyes, Nerissa is very creative. Now she is also empowered. She is learning to trust her own wisdom and guides. And she is using her power wisely.
But what is power? That is another word on which we often have different perspectives. Remember, I thought I was bullying myself to write the perfect blog post. I needed to have it be beautiful and poetic. But was I empowering myself and allowing for SPIRIT to assist me? Maybe not. Power and boundaries are really using or mis-using the power of the Solar Plexus Chakra. I needed that innate spark and to claim it.
Power and Creativity
I have been contemplating creativity and power. I would not say that I am creative. But I would say that I like doing creative things, such as dancing, making cards, and playing with crystals. And I almost always have pain in my lower back. Am I making time to dance or play? Am I honoring myself? My body is currently saying no. But this also may be the way our culture has trained us.
Often when you read about famous artists, they are poor and have to have a sponsor or patron. It makes me think of the touring art exhibit Immersive Van Gogh. Van Gogh was not appreciated for his art when he was alive. Many of his most famous paintings were painted when he was in an asylum. He was never really appreciated until after his death. I love his painting Starry Night.
Is being creative looked down upon? Art in schools is usually one of the first things to go when there are budget cuts. How are children to learn that creativity is wonderful and leads to great joy when there are so few “influencers” doing artistic creative things?
Can the artist or dreamer also be the power player? I believe so. I love the movie Tomorrowland. In the movie they shared a fable about two wolves: “There are two wolves who are always fighting. One is darkness and despair. The other is light and hope. Which wolf wins? Whichever one you feed.”
So what does this mean for Power and Creativity? Maybe we need to feed both wolves—allow ourselves to be worthy and empowered AND to play and be creative. We need both. We have to remember to be kind to ourselves. Allow ourselves to have boundaries and feel empowered and let our creativity fly. Having knowledge of the Chakras may help you to honor yourself and let your inner artist and heroine/hero shine.
Chakras: Sacral and Solar Plexus
As we travel up through the Chakras, the next two Chakras are the Sacral Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra.
The Sacral Chakra is energetically located about two inches below your naval. In Sanskrit, it is called Svadhisthana, which roughly translates to “one’s own abode.” The Sacral Chakra is often associated with creativity and sensuality (pleasure).
With this portal, the energy is invigorating your creativity and joy of living. At times, we do not feel creative or we were told when we were young that we did not have creative talent. (I still don’t believe drawing and painting are one of my joys). This can cause a blockage in the Chakra. The energy is not moving—it’s stalled out.
Our physical body can show us when we may have a block in the Sacral Chakra.
Physical signs of a blocked Sacral Chakra:
-Lower back pain
-Ovarian cysts and other reproductive issues
-Urinary tract infections
Mental issues that may arise with a weak Sacral Chakra:
-Lack of creativity
Many things in our life can cause our Chakras to become blocked or not aligned with their higher purpose. Our diet, lack of exercise, and lack of flexibility. Consciously working with this Chakra will allow it to open to let the energy flow freely.
Sacral Chakra Tools:
-Practice Yoga poses or QiGong
-Wear or surround yourself with the color orange
-Tap into your creative side
-Use crystals or stones when you meditate: carnelian, orange calcite, orange aventurine
The next Chakra is the Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura in Sanskrit, which translates to “city of jewels.” The Solar Plexus Chakra is tied to self-control and self-confidence. Have you ever felt low self-esteem or an inability to set boundaries?
Physical signs of a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra:
-Poor digestion, gas, nausea
Emotional signs of a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra:
-Lack of boundaries
Solar Plexus Chakra Tools:
-Eating yellow foods
-Use yellow stones: citrine, amber, sunstone, yellow jasper, golden tiger eye, yellow jade
-Practice Yoga poses or QiGong
To align and balance blocked Chakras, visit with a Reiki or energy healer. During Birchlight Energy Angel Healing sessions, Nerissa works with your Spirit Team and Guides, Angels, Spirit, and Gaia to clear blocked Chakras. Check the booking calendar for availability.
Positive Affirmations for Power and Creativity
Some positive affirmations for you:
-I am a well-spring of creativity and joy.
-I am worthy of being recognized for my creations.
-I am worthy.
-I am creative.
Remember to allow yourself to smile all the way through your body. Here is a little song to help. It is okay if you get up and clap along and dance.
As Cinderella states in the Disney Live Action movie “Be kind and have courage.”
May you lead with your heart and feel the love of all.
Birchlight Energy | BE–Shine Bright