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30 March 2013

Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra
Activating Colour: Yellow
Element: Fire
Location: Above The Navel & Below The Ribcage
Aspect: “I Will”

The Solar Plexus Chakra is the third of the seven main Chakras.  It is situated between the belly button and the bottom of the rib cage and is associated with the colour yellow and the element of fire.  The Solar Plexus Chakra is linked to your will power and ego.  As we begin to create the life of our dreams (Root Chakra), through balancing of our emotions (Sacral Chakra) we move forward in an empowered way (Solar Plexus Chakra).

The Solar Plexus Chakra is the energy centre that we can physically ‘feel’ more than any of the others.  You can feel this Chakra when you have a gut feeling about something.  If you place your hand over it you can feel a knot there if you are upset or stressed in any way.  It is your centre of gravity and strength.

Positive aspects of a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra: You have a healthy Personal Power Centre, and have an ability to manifest your needs. Your self esteem is healthy, and you are able to set your boundaries and speak your own truth.  You display confidence without being domineering, show responsibility and intelligence and you are assertive in your leadership.

The Solar Plexus Chakra starts to develop at 18 months of age continuing until around age 4, and is also associated with the 7 year cycle of ages 15-21 years.  It is during these years that you really begin to develop your personality and feelings.  You start school and move away from the constant influence of your own family and begin interacting with other influences in your life such as teachers, friends and your friends’ family’s.  As you grow through the younger years into adolescence you become increasingly aware of how different you are to your parents, driving you to find your own sense of identity within the family.

If you were lucky enough to have parents that were connected to their own power centres, and loved, protected and encouraged you in your development, you will probably have a well balanced Solar Plexus Chakra.  However if your parents gave their own power away and were fearful, angry or felt like victims in society, it is likely your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked or unbalanced.

Negative aspects of an unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra: You will suffer from low self esteem and may have an oversensitivity to criticism.  You may be overbearing, domineering or arrogant.  You may also feel powerless in situations and are happy to turn decisions over to others instead of taking responsibility for them yourself.  You will suffer from energy depletion and may be reliant on the use of sedatives or stimulants. Depression is also a key physical symptom when this Chakra is unbalanced.

When your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked or unbalanced, your ego takes control.  If your Root and Sacral Chakras are unbalanced as well this will create aggressive behaviours within your psyche.  You can become domineering and need to control those around you.  If you can expand this outwards and think of it on a global scale, it is easy to understand how humanity has created so much greed and war within the world.  So many people at this time have unbalanced Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras that living in times of war or greed has become accepted as ‘normal’ as we suppress our connection to our True Selves and take on these lower vibrational energies.

To be able to move forward on your journey of lifting your vibration it is necessary to not only balance your Root and Sacral Chakras, but to also clear your Solar Plexus Chakra.  By working on your Personal Power Centre and creating a strong connection to your True Self, you will continue forward on this journey.

Physical symptoms of an unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra: Adrenal imbalances, digestive disorders, stomach ulcers, diabetes, arthritis, liver and gall bladder problems, chronic fatigue syndrome.

The areas of the physical body that are associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra are: adrenal glands, liver, spleen, gall bladder, small intestines, stomach, pancreas.

Possible causes of problems in the Solar Plexus Chakra: Domineering relationships, physical and emotional abuse, authoritarianism.

Inner Strength is the overriding aspect of this Chakra.  Reconnecting to your intuition and inner guidance and a quietening of your mind is required to move forward.  When you begin the process of noticing how your Ego Self takes control of any situation that comes up in your life, and then take the necessary action to stop those thoughts controlling the outcome, you will begin to change any repeat patterning processes you have been experiencing.  Then you begin to allow a connection to your True Self, and let your inner guidance come through.  You will begin to make the choices in your life that are right for you, that will ultimately lead you to the life that you want to create for yourself.  You will be standing in your own power, manifesting your true wishes and will feel calm, peaceful, happy and clear about your life.

Blessings Fiona