“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” – Bruce Lee
Where else would someone talking about the Svadhisthana chakra bring up Bruce Lee? Maybe somewhere else, but let us be water in reference to this water-based chakra, and flow on.
There are many easily findable sources about this chakra, so I prefer to apply my own admittedly loose understanding and likely reasonably unconventional angle. I mainly know this watery chakra is about sexuality and hip flow.
The goal here is listening to the embedded spacemix, as the artists of that song demonstrate a strong understanding of chakral energy and musically communicate beautifully.
I humbly try to bring out the best of that inspiration via the spacemix, while also being inspired by the incredible chakra set of essential oil blends at Plant Therapy (they did not pay me to say that fwiw).
Flowing like water is about perfectly conforming to the supreme discipline of adaptation (all disciplines ultimately serve the discipline of adaptation).
If a metaphorical tidal wave is coming your way, be metaphorical water, as the tidal wave is of water. Immediately seek higher ground, upon being confronted by a real tidal wave, in case that fails to go without saying.
Fear stiffens against that flow, so we need to properly manage our fear. There is always something to fear (including that which inevitably kills us), so better to adapt towards simplifying our situation to a manageable one — focusing solely upon accomplishing small tasks to most healthily advance — and competently and fearlessly going from there.
Once fear indicates that something is wrong, and the intensity of that fear conveys the priority in addressing problems, fear needs to be set aside on behalf of composure for competency.
Easier said than done, of course, but the fearless practice needs to be best applied throughout our lives. All children should be properly educated here (they are tragically not in too many cases, at least according to my experience), so that practice can begin as soon as possible.
Managing fear is key towards responsible success. It is not about suppressing fear, but maximally channeling that fear towards healthy living.
By understanding that you are objectively reality (because there is no genuinely objective boundary to prevent that truism), you ultimately have nothing to fear. Reality is indestructible (e.g. the energy of reality cannot be destroyed, according to a fundamental law of physics).
Note that negative emotions tense up the hips, so I practice being mindful of that emotional effect, and give my best to consciously stay loose, inclusively while experiencing negative emotions.
I refrain from diving into sexuality here, but will likely responsibly explore this key subject in future postings (reality permitting, of course). For now, I simply say that we must address sex as purely a health issue, so not a cultural, economic, and/or morality one (as those latter three angles sadly distort the sexual truth).
Reality is energy, so when Bruce Lee speaks of water, I apply his sense towards being energy, which fits perfectly.
So be energy, because you already are.
If you want to hear the non-spacemixed version of this song for comparison, then have I got a convenient embed for you with respect to the latter one…
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