The third chakra is called the solar plexus chakra. It is located at the base of the rib cage, between the sternum and the navel. The color frequency is yellow or gold and it is depicted as the Manipura mandala in Sanskrit. Its element is fire and it is the foundation of the mental body and the intellect. It influences our personal power, self-control, creativity, motivation, and issues of self-esteem and self-acceptance.
This chakra physically influences muscles, stomach, digestion, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, metabolism and the nervous system. When it is healthy, we are able to successfully wield our powers of personal creation and manifestation. Whatever we intend we are able to manifest as our reality. From thought to feeling to visualization, our abilities to create and inspire are unlimited when the solar plexus chakra is pure and unblocked. We become focused, disciplined, and determined to succeed and because of our optimism, we empower ourselves to do so.
When the solar plexus chakra is blocked, however, this chakra can bring a tremendous hindrance to our personal powers of manifestation. We become pessimistic, self-doubtful, and therefore tend to sabotage whatever it is we intend to create. We become our own worst enemy due to arrogance and smugness, and sometimes great rises end up as great falls. We are sloppy, reckless, and disorganized. The worst part of our ego surfaces and we begin to play the role of the victim in life, focusing our energy on how it is always someone else’s fault as to why we have failed, time and time again, in one endeavor after another. We become consumed by conflict, anger, and drama in our career and personal endeavors.
When this chakra is properly aligned, however, we are highly organized, meticulous, and methodical in our approach to innovation, invention, and creation. We see the gods in the details, crossing every “t” and dotting every “i.” We are nothing less than machine-like in our steady and sure rise to the top of whatever ring we choose to throw our hat in. Doors open and people rush to our assistance. The world becomes our oyster.
Consultation with a spiritual counselor can be helpful in focusing on the tools and modalities for healing the solar plexus chakra. Crystals recommended are: citrine, gold topaz, amber, rhodochrosite, gold calcite, and rhodonite. Herbs for healing are: goldenseal and lemon balm. Incenses recommended are: carnation, cinnamon, and marigold.
About the Author:
Jason Lincoln Jeffers is a Wellness Coach and Spiritual Life Coach who founded Sunlighten and co-founded Sunlight Day Spa; two holistic wellness companies dedicated to infrared radiant heat therapy, sound therapy, and massage therapy. His Wellness Coaching and Spiritual Life Coaching practice embraces infrared sauna purification, upper cervical care, and adhering to an alkaline-forming, nutrient-dense, anti-oxidant rich, ketogenic diet.
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