Monday, March 7, 2011
GUILT is the shadow of the second chakra -- the nagging voice within us that is meant to bring us to a realization that there is a standard and we have fallen short. Like a stone in a stream, carried internally, the feeling of guilt can curtail the free flow of movement -- largely by taking the pleasure out of it. There's so much pleasure associated with the second chakra -- and compulsive/addicted behaviors -- there's bound to be GUILT.
Guilt polarizes the personality setting us up for an either-or mentality. We can become locked in a struggle and find ourselves unable to hold the tension of the opposites -- the necessary function of the psyche before the Transcendent Function (according to Jung) can CREATE the new standpoint.
CREATIVITY is the talent we develop working through the shadow of the second chakra.
There is only one more week before we move into Chakra Three. Stay with the issues of the second chakra -- move the energy, do pelvic tilts, goddess pose, write in your journal about areas in life where you hold guilt, do Sat Kriya, dance, talk to your partner. Keep up, as Yogi Bhajan said, and you'll be kept up!