Perhaps an interesting related point on spiritual and psychic health. The left hemisphere of the brain cannot tell the difference between facts and convincing ideas. If an idea is logically cognisant, the left brain automatically believes it. This is why the root chakra seems to be so indiscriminating, and why many men revert to that level of awareness when they can’t resolve the first and second chakra conflict.
This explains how logic can result in such insane actions at times. No fact checking with the other half. The wise people will tell you to check with your heart or gut on a decision. It’s good advice, and the second chakra is your very first bullshit detector. This is why I described tonight’s class on the sacral chakra as trusting your gut.
No coincidence that it actually does separate out the shit literally, as well? Yes. A lot of our verbal metaphors are really very natural connections.
People think it is some great magic to tell when someone is lying. It really isn’t. At least, I don’t find it to be. No. Discerning a lie is quite natural. People do it poorly only because they try to shut the second chakra off.
The lower three chakras are all very “visceral”, very primitive, for lack of a better term. The experience of their awareness is very simple and no-nonsense. They engage in no embellishment. This is why people ignore the second charka and even develop habit to compromise its energy. The second chakras awareness is your first experience, not of what you want, but of who you are. It’s the most primal level of self reflection and makes you aware of emotional issues in a very blunt way. This is why, when someone gives you a dirty look, you get that subtle ick in the pit of your stomach.
The second chakra won’t rationalize. It doesn’t get confused. It knows exactly what the body language means. It knows why the touch of that person giving you a handshake feels so creepy. It doesn’t have ideas about it, and it isn’t subject to being persuaded that it’s experiences have been misinterpreted. This is why we dismiss so many of our reactions toward others as supposedly irrational. I promise you, your thinking about it isn’t any more factual or in touch with reality.
Our stomach problems get louder and louder as we continue to ignore it. Indeed. Our stress related illnesses originate in the second chakra.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.