For me, this entire area has been a source of disgrace;
the reveal of my self-consciousness, I must now face.
For so long I held myself back in my power,
not wanting to feel, not wanting to heal,
denying my own unique individuality.
When the more I choose to feel
the pain that seeks comfort,
the more love I can bless,
the less food I need to digest.
These areas the place of
my creativity, conception,
procreation and baby-carrying.
Now, I return to them with loving grace.
In this picture, you can also see my hips.
The top of my pelvis, this place of balance.
The hips carry my body forward, sometimes
to the side and sometimes backwards.
But my desire to run again has waned.
In spite of my reduction in activity,
I still find more and more concavity
in this place, this space
called my belly.
The belly holds the energy of two chakras:
1. The sacral chakra (just below the navel) and the energy of procreation, desires, duality, creativity, emotions. Water is the element: emotions.
2. The solar plexus chakra (just below the breastbone): digestion, power, strength, personal individuality. Fire is the element, think: the sun (hence solar).
Both are involved with intuition, hence the expression listening to “the gut.”