The Solar Plexus Chakra is all about your will and personal power.
"How often do you take responsibility for your actions?"
"Do you feel in control of your own life?"
These are questions to ask when dealing with the Solar Plexus Chakra. Within this energy center lies our mental abilities (many ancient civilizations regarded this center as our "thinking center", think of the saying "go with your gut feeling"). This is where personal opinions and beliefs are formed, your personal identity resides, your confidence, self-discipline, and independence. This chakra is your momentum and is meant to propel you forward through life, ensuring you do so with right intention, in order to achieve your goals and dreams.
Some questions to reflect on while working with the Solar Plexus Chakra are:
Do I feel confident?
Am I working towards my goals actively?
Do I live my life according to what I fear...or what brings me joy? (This is a biggie)
Do I take responsibility for my actions and know that I'm in control of my life and the way I react to it?
Do I feel that I am worthy?
Do I experience self-love?
Do I believe in myself?
Feel free to simply reflect, do daily check ins with yourself (Am I making this decision because it's in my best interest for growth or out of fear?) Journaling to track your progress is a great way to see how far you've come and where you can still improve. Regardless of your method, these check ins enable you to live more mindfully, presently, and, consequently, joyfully. Feel free to screenshot or print this mini poster to assist with your check ins and self healing.
I want to touch on the importance of living through joy rather than through fear. While this seems obvious, I want you to take a moment to reflect on how often you make choice based out of fear, rather than joy.This could be something as simple as not saying anything to the woman that cut you in line at the store ("Oh it's not worth it to start any trouble") to something as large as becoming agoraphobic and avoiding social situation, people, and the outside world at all costs. I, myself, have this problem in the sense of setting boundaries and learning to say no. It's a constant daily work, being able to say no. People are able to guilt me VERY easily, causing me to say "yeah sure, no problem" even when mentally I'm screaming NOPE, NOT TODAY. Some personal examples:
I feel exhausted mentally, physically, emotionally. But I'm asked to run an errand as a favor, go to someone's house to help with something, babysit kids, etc...I end up saying yes.
Someone (whether it be a close friend or stranger) is rude to me, and rather than speak my mind I stay quiet. (more on this when we discuss the Throat Chakra).
I have a great idea, but don't speak on it or put it into action for fear of sounding silly or not being good enough. (I've started a blog every year for the past 5 years and this is the first one I've actively worked at and shared with people...5 years, guys)
Honestly this list could go on for awhile, and I'm not necessarily proud of that. It's something I've been REALLY striving to balance and work on, especially since having kids. They're sponges, they observe and learn. I would hate for my kids to grow up living life out of fear rather than joy and not stepping into their full power. Having my little ones watch me has caused me to take an honest look at myself in the mirror and take responsibility for my actions.
Feel free to listen to this beautiful binaural beat video while reading this post, meditating, creating (I LOVE to listen to this one while painting and creating sacred items for the shop! It heals me and gives sound healing to the items I'm working on), taking a bath- anytime you'd like to get into a more mindful state. Just please don't listen while driving!
While listening, envision a radiant sun at your solar plexus. See each of it's rays of light, stretching and reaching out. Envision it growing more brightly and stretching even further with each breath inward, as if the breath is feeding this center. The rays of light are showing the hidden fears and insecurities, which may seem scary at first (The only thing to fear, is fear itself) but so necessary to heal. Observe any negative feelings or emotions that arise. Why are they there? How and where have they held you back? Observe, but don't judge.
I'm going to say this again...observe, but don't judge.
This is very important. The second you start judging, you'll get yourself stuck in the negative emotions. That's not the purpose of this exercise. Don't feed the insecurities, observe them.
Now, envision the light overcoming these fear and insecurities. Breaking them up, shredding them, until they're gone. Feel the warmth of this chakra fill your entire being with beautiful yellow and gold light. Breathe it in. Now, observe your potential. All your amazing qualities, your goals and dreams, your purpose. Feed them this beautiful light. Know that you are enough, and you're doing your best to reach that potential of yours. Smile, allow yourself to feel good!
Now is a great time to think about/write down your goals, dreams, and ambitions you wish to manifest. A powerful method for manifesting is to make a Holographic Vision Board, which is an interactive and moveable vision board that you actively edit and work on as you work on yourself. It's been an AMAZING tool for me and I got the idea from an amazingly powerful woman named Yadira, you can find her post about it and how to make your own here.
Envision these goals and dreams as if you've already achieved them, they're yours. Speak them into existence. Our words are spells and we are creators of our world, speak in order to create. Put these into action. Achieve it all.
Do this as often as needed. Remember to always thank your struggles- they've made you who you are and have taught you valuable lessons in this lifetime. Healing will take time and active work, but it's always possible as long as you believe in yourself. For additional assistance and healing, we now offer Chakra Healing Sessions here in our shop!
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Comment below your favorite solar plexus healing techniques. What are you actively working on? Let's engage and grow together!
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