(Last Updated on : 12/12/2014)
Illuminating Swadisthana Chakra requires entering fully into the reptilian part of the brain but here one begins to illuminate of the previous upward journey. The signposts for illuminating the pelvic chakra are as follows:
: The symbol of the chakra
is six tear-like petals. These are the salt tears that the person sheds as he has to give up his spiritual side and return into the lusty emotions of the world.
: The colour of the chakra has touches of blueness. The blue sky gets overshadowed by the greenish-yellow of one's emotions. The purity here is put to test, and there are faint touches of yellow, as if the sun is gently setting on one's illuminated knowledge. One should not have any fear as he is seeking more illumination.
: The emotion of the chakra reflects a wish to remain above and devoid of the turmoil of the world.
: the element of this chakra is fire. While burning it produces distilled water from its vapours. It can also burn someone to death but on the contrary it produces water that is essential for life.
: The sound of the chakra is like a sea calming down. It symbolizes emotion. Waves break gently on the beach. The mantra here is VAM which is pronounced slowly with slowness and with smooth repetitiveness. It is the sea always moving but now it is content with its inner power.
: The animal of the chakra is a sleeping crocodile. The crocodile has eaten and is now resting. If it is suddenly awakened, it can use its tremendous power; but now it is contented.
: The material here is a single grain of salt. It represents one devoid of any lust for the requirements of life. But as one is awake and is aware of his senses, the taste of one single grain of salt is enough to represent all the salt and sensuality in the world.
: The texture of this chakra is like that of a calf. The skin is tight and smooth. Here the inside of the body needs to be concentrated upon in order to understand the chakra.
: The god of the chakra is Lord Vishnu. He is considered as one of the most romantic gods of the Hindu pantheon. His blue skin makes one aware of his spirituality. He wears light yellow clothes which depicts that even though he is spiritual, he is conscious of the emotions of the world. To satisfy his lady he will make love. He is ever-faithful and reliable, restrained, and relaxing. On Vishnu's chest there is a curl that might represent fire. It is part of the spiral of spirituality and development. He has four arms and in each hand he holds a conch shell to summon other gods to his help if he needs them, and a mace to symbolize the power he can wield in this world if he wishes to. The mace is always resting. He also holds a flower for his lady. This is always a lotus bloom, for in giving the lotus, he hopes the lady would follow his footsteps towards the path of enlightenment.