The source of our power is the second chakra. Jack Schwarz, one of my teachers, could see energy and regulate it. He taught me the mechanics of physical energy. It is generated in our gonads and then travels to the second chakra where it is stored in our belly. The second chakra is like the furnace in our house, a reservoir of energy, ready when we need it. This is the source that quickly gives a Mother the strength she needs to lift up a car to pull her son out from under the wheel. This fire in our belly is what will feed every single cell in our body if we allow it to move. The amount of stored energy we have determines how much force we have behind all our endeavors. With this creative energy we can do anything we want – heal, build, write or make money. We can even use it to “make love” with someone when we feel like it.
Yes, this second chakra connects us to others. It allows us to touch and be touched with comfort. If it is closed, we do not trust ourselves to be physically close with another. We are not letting go of control. The result is helplessness, depression and alienation. Desire is what feeds fuel to our fire. For example, Gandhi gave up his favorite activity, sex, in order to devote his life to freeing India. In his later years his fire weakened. To solve this problem he began to sleep at night, only sleep, with his niece to get his desire, and thus his energy, back up to where he needed it to be. So our sexual energy must be flowing and glowing to live life passionately, fully and richly. Without it we are dull, weak and sick.