~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.

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CHAKRA CORRESPONDENCES:

 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

Color: Yellow

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

Sense: Sight

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

Demon: Shame

Element: Fire

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:

AFFIRMATIONS:

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.