According to many researchers, unprocessed emotional experiences end up trapped within our physical and energetic body, which also includes our sacral chakra or womb center. This part of our body is where our creativity, confidence, sexuality and resourcefulness live.
When our sacral chakra is out of balance, we might experience physical dysfunctions such as lower back pain, sciatica, OB/GYN problems, pelvic pain, libido problems, urinary issues, impotence, and/or erectile or sexual dysfunctions. When it comes to the mental and emotional things we might experience, there are feelings towards blaming others, guilt, money problems, lack of power or control, lack of creativity and disconnection to our sensuality, creativity and innate sexuality.
Energy clearings help to identify these subconscious emotions or beliefs that might be contributing to what I will call your 'sex wall.' The energetic layers of these emotions and beliefs that stack up in your womb center and contribute to a low sex drive, temporarily feeling asexual, disinterest in creative hobbies you once loved, unable to tap into your feminine energy, feeling stuck or stagnant - unable to flow, and so much more. These types of things can even seep into our relationships and our feelings of self worth, causing us to think there is something wrong with us - perhaps seeking out medical advice (which does not always help identify the root cause, but offers more of a Band-Aid).
The best part of energy work is that we don't need to know where these emotions or beliefs came from, why they are there, or even talk about previous experiences that might have contributed. I like to think of energy clearings like talk therapy, but on fast forward - and without the talking. During an energy clearing, you get to choose whether you want to actively participate in the clearing process or simply relax and passively release things.
I like to think of energy work like the layers of an onion. We have to start somewhere, and that’s the outermost layer of the onion. Once we are able to release whatever is within the first layer, more and more things will start to become ready to be released. With all energy work, only what the body is ready to release can be cleared; we can’t force anything to be cleared from our energy system - sometimes it’s only a handful of emotions or a single belief, sometimes it’s hundreds - even thousands of them. The sex wall is no different. It's almost like it's own entity, with it's own layers.
The body will tell us how much and what is ready to be released at any given time, and you should not expect to be able to clear out everything in a single session (remember, we’re an onion). Oftentimes the more consistent you are, the more ready different emotions and beliefs will be.
At the end of a session, most people feel noticeably lighter. Some people will experience an emotional release (crying) during or after a session, some people will feel extremely relaxed, some people may feel a little agitated for the remainder of the day; everyone is different and it’s impossible to know exactly how every person will feel. Because energy is subtle, the shifts you experience may also show up in a very subtle way, so don’t be disappointed if you don’t feel some huge smack-you-in-the-face shift; it’s still working whether you have an obvious experience or not. Be on the look out for how you show up in relationships and how your feelings or beliefs towards things start to shift.