Each chakra within your energy body is associated with its own colour and each colour holds an energy vibration.
Everything in the universe is comprised of energy, including you! We are all made of energy, the universe is the one source of Divine energy which we are all part of, connected to and that which flows through us. The word ‘Chakra’ derives from the Sanskrit meaning ‘wheel’ and literally translated from Hindi tradition it means ‘wheel of spinning energy’. The 7 major chakras are energy centres that connect your spiritual body to your physical body and are like a whirling vortex of energy, they are your powerhouse of energy that governs your physical body.
SOLAR PLEXUS or 3rd Chakra
Yellow is the colour of the Solar Plexus which sits a few inches above the belly button and extends up to the centre of your chest where your rib bones connect. It connects you to your personal power and sense of identity and is the seat of your emotional life and mental acuity. The place where you experience your connection to self through ‘gut feelings’, feelings that are there to guide you. From this powerful energy centre you can either feel empowered, have ambition and the ability to achieve or dis-empowered depending on its vibration. Also, the centre that you experience the feeling of joy, laughter and anger.
Each Chakra is associated with certain organs in the body and this chakra is associated with: The abdominal organs - pancreas, adrenals and digestive system, along with the muscles. Influences the sense of sight.
Signs that your Solar Plexus chakra is in balance:
When this chakra is in balance you will experience the feeling of inner power, confidence, strength, knowing of truth and courage. You will feel that nothing is out of reach when this centre is in balance.
Signs that your Solar Plexus chakra is out of balance:
The Solar Plexus is an important energy centre to balance. When out of balance on a physical level it may manifest as anger, insecurity, frustration and you may have the need to control. This can lead to you being manipulative in order to feel as if you have gained control, but as we know manipulation is a sign of the opposite. You may also experience a lack of direction in life and lose sight of the whole picture.
Ways to restore balance to your Solar Plexus chakra:
Crystals – The colour of the Solar Plexus is yellow and so yellow coloured crystals will help to heal and activate the energy. There are great benefits to connecting to crystals and wearing them near the chakra point or even sitting with them in meditation. The Solar Plexus sits just above your Sacral chakra and so mixing yellow crystals with those associated with the Sacral will amplify healing.
Yellow Citrine, will help you to become strong in decision making, elevates creativity and boosts energy. The Tiger’s Eye is an excellent crystal for healing the Sacral- this powerful stone will bring balance emotionally, physically and spiritually. And if that wasn’t enough it will help your sex drive too! Lemon Quartz will help to cleanse, balance and activate your 3rd energy centre and is the stone of optimism. Yellow Tourmaline has the same powers as Lemon Quartz plus it is a great stone to detoxify the body.
There are many ways to use crystals for balancing and grounding your chakra energy points, one simple way is to wear them close to the chakra, you can place them on or near the chakra centre whilst you sleep. Intension is everything and simply wearing the stone as a bracelet, necklace, ring or anklet will connect you to its healing powers. Find a way that you feel comfortable with so that you enjoy the process.
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Other ways to restore balance in the Solar Plexus chakra
To balance and energise your Solar Plexus one of the first steps is to be in Gratitude for where you are right now. Open your heart and feel the joy of life. Gratitude raises your vibration and brings about a positive feeling within.
Do you listen to your ‘gut feelings’? Meditation is a good way for you to have a deep connection with your inner self, your soul. It takes practice to listen to the still voice within, the voice that is there to guide you through life. So often when we don’t take notice, we make the wrong decisions and choices. When you have that deep inner connection, you experience life in a new way and you feel confident and secure in your choices.
Mindfulness helps to re-balance and restore positive energy within the whole chakra system and opens the heart to receive and give love. Practice opening your heart and sending love out into the world and this will raise your vibration and bring balance to this important energy centre.
Affirmations - Another way to help bring balance to your Solar Plexus is by using positive Affirmations to ground positive energy into the sub-conscious mind. Make a list of affirmations that raise your vibration. Here are a few examples that help the Solar Plexus.
I AM authentic
I AM strong and courageous
I choose the best for myself
I AM positive at all times
I AM safe
I love and accept myself
I AM open to receive love and respect
I AM at peace with myself and life
I AM open to receive
I AM the master of my life