~Solar Plexus Chakra
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
This center is found at our stomach level, just located below the Heart. It is connected to the element of Fire and all that we must do or not do. It is our “Right to Act”. Our main issues for this Chakra are Power and Energy. The goals is that of vitality, strength of will, sense of purpose, and our effectiveness. If it is malfunctioning you may be experiencing, ulcers, timidity, domination, fatigue, digestive problems, authority issues, and fears of doing or not doing. When the solar plexus is open, you have found your unique gift, the work that gives you pleasure and makes you feel fulfilled. One way to find your gift is to consider what you most enjoyed doing when you were a child, this will give you clues about your natural inclinations.
Consciousness: Parts of the consciousness associated with this chakra include perceptions concerned with power, control, freedom, the ease with which one is able to be themselves – ease of being. Mental activity and the mental body is also associated with this chakra. The solar plexus chakra is also associated with the level of being we call the personality, or ego.
The relationship a person has with fire, or the sun, can be seen to have its parallels in the person’s relationship with the parts of their consciousness that this chakra represents. Someone sensitive about the sun, then, can be seen to have particular sensitivities about power, or control, or freedom.
LISTEN WHILE YOU READ ABOUT THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA:
Sanskrit name: Manipura ( lustrous gem )
Location: Solar plexus, below the diaphragm
Symbol: A circle surrounded by ten lotus petals, and inside it a triangle
Central issue: Power, self-esteem, self-image, energy, will, responsibility
Essential Oils: Juniper, lavender, bergamot, rosemary
Crystals and Stones: Citrine, amber, tiger’s eye, peridot,, yellow tourmaline, yellow topaz
Stars and Astrological Signs: Sun, the planets Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and the signs of Leo, Sagittarius and Virgo
Sound or mantra: Ram
Body: The astral body
Orientation to self: Self definition
Goals: Vitality, purpose, strength of will, vitality, spontaneity
Rights: To act and be an individual
Developmental stage: 18 months to 4 years
Identity: Ego identity
Level of relationship: Basic relationship with inner self
Hormonal glands: The pancreas and the adrenal
Organs: The respiratory system and diaphragm, the digestive system, stomach, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, the small intestine, the lower back, the sympathetic nervous system
Excessive: Overly aggressive, dominating, controlling, blaming, arrogance, manipulative, power hungry, stubbornness, hyperactivity, excessively ambitious and competitive. Judgmental, workaholic, perfectionist, overly intellectual, may need drugs to relax, sexually inhibited, can’t show emotional warmth.
Deficient: Low energy, weak will, poor self-esteem, passive, sluggish, fearful, poor self-discipline, emotionally and physically cold, victim mentality, blaming of others, unreliable, poor digestion. Depressed, lack of confidence, worry about what others think, confused,
poor digestion, afraid of being alone, sexual energy-insecure, need constant reassurance, jealous, distrustful.
Balanced: Feeling of tranquility and inner harmony, self-acceptance, respect for the nature and emotions of others, feeling of unity with the rest of humanity, responsible, reliable, confidence, spontaneity, sense of humor, able to meet challenges. Outgoing, cheerful, self-respect, respect others, strong sense of personal power, skilful, intelligent, relaxed, spontaneous, expressive, take on new challenges, enjoy physical activities and good food.
Physical Dysfunctions: Arthritis, digestive disorders, ulcers, colon and intestinal problems, anorexia or bulimia, pancreatitis, diabetes, gallstone, allergies, problems with the stomach and liver
Addictions: Amphetamines, cocaine, caffeine, work, anger
Traumas and abuses: Shaming, authoritarianism, physical abuse, fear of punishment, dangerous environment, age inappropriate responsibilities, inherited shame from parents
Spiritual challenges: Maturation of the ego
HEALING STRATEGY: Risk taking, grounding, emotional contact, deep relaxation, stress control, vigorous exercise, sit-ups, psychotherapy (release or contain anger, build ego strength, work on shame issues, strengthen will)
SOLAR PLEXUS MEDITATION:
I can do whatever I will to do.
I honor the power within me. I accomplish tasks easily and effortlessly.
In a smooth and healthy way, I release all unresolved emotions. I claim my personal power.