The Solar Plexus
The Solar Plexus is the center of energy associated with the Ego, the source of personal power, self-belief and self-worth. As well as self-control and discipline are all centered here.
This intuitive Chakra is where we get our “gut instincts” that signal to us to do or not to do something. A strong self esteem is required for developing your intuitive skills.
The Solar Plexus is where we absorb all the experiences in our lives, it is here that we absorb things emotionally, physically, spiritually and emotionally and is closely linked to the digestive system.
The solar Plexus is where we begin to develop our concept of the self, and where we become self-conscious.
Location: Between the sternum and naval.
Represents: Our ability to be confident and in control of our lives. Balance of the intellect, self-confidence, ego, power, humour , efficiency and our purpose.
The Solar plexus empowers you to follow and not be distracted from your true path. It is the chakra of thought and curiosity.
Emotional Issues: Low self-worth, low self-esteem, low self-confidence. You give to others more than you do yourself. You may suffer with stomach pains and anxiety. You may feel powerless to others. You have issues of self expression. You feel like the world is against you and nothing you do is right. “Woe is me” mentality , and playing the victim role.
Imbalances: Imbalances in the Solar plexus can manifest in the physical body as, digestive problems, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, constipation, nervousness, toxicity, parasites, colitis, poor memory, liver and respiratory problems. Imbalances are also characterised by the need for power, hatred, anger, fear, annoyance, overly sensitive to criticism and indifference.
Blockages: Lack of self-confidence leading to lack of energy causing depression and confusion. You worry about what others think of you – this makes you perceive others not as they are but how YOU yourself perceive them to be, which causes issues in relationships.
You feel lonely and miserable.
You lack courage to move forward in your life.
You are filled with self-doubt.
You dislike yourself.
You abuse yourself through the use of; food, alcohol, drugs, smoking.
When Balanced: You have a strong sense of your own personal power. You then use this power for the good of others around you.
You feel joyful, content, friendly.
Your self-esteem is boosted.
You become , calm, intuitive with a healthy respect for others.
You have a clear picture of who you are and where you want your life to be.
Balancing your Solar plexus: Eating yellow foods, wearing yellow clothing. Drink ginger, mint , or chamomile. Have Reiki healing, a massage, aromatherapy, yoga, meditate. Abdomen breathing, Belly laughing hard. Watching funny films, yelling out loud, changing your routine, going for a walk.
Solar Plexus affirmations:
I can accomplish both easy and hard tasks with ease and grace.
I am Joy and happiness.
I give myself permission to be happy.
I am moving forward with my life.
I am ME!
Next week: we will be looking at the Heart center.
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