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Solar Plexus or Third Chakra

The Solar Plexus chakra connects us with the energy to take action and express our true personal power. Oct 31, 2019

The third chakra is called the SOLAR PLEXUS Chakra (Manipura)

This chakra symbol connects us with the energy to take action and is the seat of self-esteem and expressing our personal power. Intuitive communication are strong in this chakra often referred to as ‘gut instincts’.

Self-honouring starts here. A healthy third chakra honours emotions, warmth, intellectual understanding, and self-confidence. A keen awareness of your personal power comes from this chakra.

The Solar Plexus is the energy distribution centre, the first of the chakras of relationships. Our relationship to the world around us, and our beliefs about our place within it come from this the third of the seven chakras.

The physical aspect of the Third Chakra

When in balance physically you have strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients you ingest.  Spiritually, when the solar plexus is in balance you are free to interpret the world through your own thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of violating the dictums of others. When in balance the solar plexus chakra offers us emotional optimism and a healthy ego enabling us to feel our emotions. We feel joyful, happy and enthusiastic.

The solar plexus chakra allows one to really know oneself. It is related to your self-worth and when in balance we feel good about ourselves and have an optimistic attitude towards life. It is the balance between intuition and intellect.

Zodiac signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

Location

 Located midway between the rib cage and the navel, this is chakra holds the sense of identity.

Colour

The colour associated with the solar plexus chakra is Yellow. Yellow is the symbol of the mind, intellect, high intelligence and wisdom. It is a positive magnetic vibration that acts as an equalizer for irritable conditions of the nervous system.

What areas the Solar Plexus chakra governs

The Solar plexus chakra is associated with the pancreas, liver, gall bladder, spleen, digestive system and nervous system. It also controls the immune system. The solar plexus chakra is associated with the fire element because fire provides warmth and comfort, but also can cause fear and terror. This chakra spans a wide emotional area.

The solar plexus is the organising brain of the nervous system and as such, is an important power centre that should be kept in a perfect equilibrium.

An out of Balance third chakra

Blocks in this chakra symbol cause fear of rejection, over sensitivity to criticism, the need to exert power over others, hot temper, demanding and blaming, judgmental attitudes, feelings of lack of recognition, aloofness, fear of something new, low energy, confusion over which direction to go, and low self-esteem. It is here we learn of self-empowerment, integrity and self-respect.

When it is out of balance physically you will have low tolerance to infection, suffer from hormone disorders, or have low tolerance for many foods. 

When the solar plexus is out of balance spiritually you will feel fear: fear of the displeasure of others, and disappointing others, or fear of subordinating your life and pleasures to the will of others.

Some signs that the Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance are:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Poor ability to make decisions or judge a situation accurately
  • A feeling that you are more important than other people
  • Trouble taking action or getting things done

Physical/ Medical issues

If the issue is left unattended to, may lead on to more serious issues such as: Diabetes, pancreatitis, liver disease, peptic ulcer, Coeliac’s disease, gall stones, stomach problems and food allergies.

Health Issues: diabetes, hypoglycemia, nervousness, low energy, muscle cramps, stomach problems, lumbar spine, liver disorders.

Emotional Issues

Imbalances are caused by low self worth, worry about how we view ourselves or how other people view us.  Fears play an important part in causing imbalances in the Solar Plexus region. Worry about the future and lack of courage to change. You may feel tendencies towards violence or vandalism and lose your temper quickly. If you are holding on to these emotions you may be overwhelmed by despair and negativity.

Relative Questions

If you an imbalance in your solar plexus chakra. Look at the following questions honestly to help seek balance. 

  • Are you worried about the actions of someone else?
  • Do you respect yourself and others too?
  • Are you worried what someone thinks about you? 
  • How often do you confused about yourself? 
  • Do you regularly feel inferior? 
  • Are you over analysing something? 
  • Is passive-aggressive manipulation of others something you do to get your way?
  • How often do you feel like a victim?
  • Do you compensate from low self-esteem and shame based feelings by being overly responsible?
  • Are you hiding your true feelings behind excessive sarcasm?
  • Is there an extreme in being notably pessimistic?
  • Are you worried about the future or in despair over something?
  • Can you follow your heart to break through blocks and fears?
  • Is courage something you feel you are lacking?
  • Are you afraid of change?
  • What causes you to lose your power and why?
  • Do you maintain your integrity by following through on what you say?

Things that may help the flow of your Solar Plexus

Yellow crystals (Tigers Eye, citrine, topaz, amber) are helpful in restoring balance to the Solar Plexus Chakra. For healing, these stones are said to aid in the treatment of diabetes and constipation. They can also be used to neutralize a haggard or a fat condition. The benefits of just a few minutes a day with one of these crystals resting on the chakra location are substantial and even more so when you do it in bright sunlight.

Yoga and Meditation

The benefits are enhanced if the crystal therapy is augmented with Yoga positions that focus on the midsection and with meditation that seeks answers to your true desires.

Aromatherapy

Oils and Incense which can be used, associated with the throat chakra are: Rosemary, Peppermint and Ginger

Nutrition

Pasta, Bread, Cereal Foods, Milk, Yogurt, Ginger and Mint can help you to cleanse, clear and open up your solar plexus chakra.

Affirmations

As I focus on this yellow light that radiates from my solar plexus, I am able to see all the people in my life, those from the past and present, my family, friends, and even foes. I see them in a circle of light, a loving, healing light. They are truly blessed in this circle, they are of good health and sound mind, they are at peace. I now choose to take back my power from all these people, and I lovingly release all feelings of any pain that they may have caused me. The more I release, the more I love, the more I love, the more I am loved!

(A deep breath in) I lovingly acknowledge, accept and appreciate.

“I am positively empowered and successful in all my ventures”

Susan Jane – The Intuitist

We are all Naturally Intuitive, it is part of Human Nature. It is our Intuitive Nature

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