What does it mean to be a healthy, balanced human being? What is balance? How does balance play into our desire for Prosperity?
Prosperity is from the Latin word prosperitas, and means ‘doing well’. It is the state of thriving and having success. It often denotes being secure, safe, and wealthy, both in money and opportunities. I believe it also means being balanced in our mind, our body and our Spirit.
Our second chakra is the seat of our emotions and our sexuality. Every human being has both masculine (active) and feminine (receptive) energies. Oftentimes we get caught up in the words, but truly, each one of us is capable of displaying strength, drive, and fierceness as well as nurturing, serving, and gentleness.
Yet, in the modern Western world, we are often unbalanced in this chakra. Our workaholic, busy, busy, lives leads to an overabundance of do-ing energies, leaving little time for the be-ing energies. We give little worth to the pleasures of receptivity – listening to beautiful music, lying in the hammock, getting a massage, enjoying the pleasures of creative expression.
We may even be afraid of slowing down and opening to receptivity, not knowing what awaits us in the depths of our being. In a previous post, I talked about the process of sitting in meditation with an emotion and allowing it to surface, unimpeded. As we meet the emotion with patience, without a need to immediately “do” anything about it, we discover a deeper wisdom about ourselves and our desires. By allowing the emotion to be, we defuse its power.
When we allow both masculine and feminine energies to flow unimpeded through our second chakra we come into balance. We dance the dance of the active and the receptive, the creator and the destroyer, the nurturer and the nurtured.
In this state of balance, we find our peace. Peace within ourselves, acceptance of who we are and that we are whole within ourselves. We find that we do not need others to complete us – we may enjoy them and relish in partnerships – but we are not defined by them. We become both the Yin and the Yang. We become prosperous.