Sacral chakra trauma is something I have been spending some time looking into over the last six months. Our energy absorbs our experiences and holds it, until the time comes for us to be ready to release it. I had never considered the idea that shock can be cumulative. I've had a lot of re-experiencing circumstances rise in the last six months that were triggered by a myriad of different situations and I found myself dipping into the sea of PTSD that makes it difficult to understand where you are in time. I have difficulty with time to begin with because of the memory loss, but the confusion that PTSD creates when your mind believes you are 10, 12, 15 years back is just unbearable some days. It's so important to keep bringing yourself back into the present moment, which is why I continue to practice meditation.
What I noticed during these re-experiencing episode was a distinct uncomfortable feeling in the sacral chakra area below the belly button. It was a twisting, turning-type feeling that I haven't had in a very long time. I wondered what had triggered that and as I thought about it, I realized that this was a feeling that I had almost daily some ten years ago. I had many stomachaches and just overall discomfort. I feel like I had just about forgotten about that when it came up again in the last six months.
Each time that I have been through at traumatic experience and there have been many, I experienced a sense of shock. This shock was immediately felt in my sacral chakra, which does relate to our gastrointestinal system. That energy has been held there for a long time and became buried deeper with each trauma. I would feel discomfort in the presence of those who were dishonest or ill-intentioned and I would feel it when I was in a state of perceived danger.
I have been interested for a long time in our energy system and how it relates to stress and trauma. This was a direct connection that I didn't understand all those years back. This curiosity has led me to offer a study of the chakras or energy centers in the body that allows us to closely examine how each is impacted by stress, trauma, and bodily processes.
Last month we studied the Root Chakra, in which we learned how addiction is "rooted" there because it represents needing something outside of yourself to quell an emotional need or perceived lack of security, shelter, or ability to provide.