DOES YOUR SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA NEEDS LOVE?
Last year I started working with the incredible Belinda Davidson. I have no words to describe this incredible woman, except to say the work she does is powerful and truly life-changing. Like no other. Together we have set about on a serious mission towards healing, not just on a physical level but on an energetic level – more profound and potent than I can describe. I am in complete awe of this woman.
In our first session Belinda (who is a Medical Intuitive and Psychic) picked up that my third chakra – The Solar Plexus Chakra – needed some work. It is something I have personally sensed for a while, but haven’t been able to put words (that’s a first!) to it.
Does your solar plexus need love?
The solar plexus is our third chakra. It is symbolised by the colour yellow and is located between the bottom of the rib cage and the naval. Our third chakra relates to personal power. Our sense of self and identity. Self-esteem and self confidence. It’s also about how we relate to our surroundings and to others. Our will power and determination, or lack of it, is strongly linked to the Solar Plexus.
When this power center is weak, depleted or leaking (it can be too open or too closed) it can show up in our life in a number of ways:
- Poor self-esteem and confidence
- Feel co-dependent; lacking independence
- Struggling to stand up for yourself
- Unable to say ‘no’
- Feeling out of alignment with your truth
- Difficult knowing what is right for you
- Lack of stamina and endurance
- Being impressionable and easily influenced
- Feel restricted and unable to flow with life
- Knowing yourself without any doubt
- Sense of ‘inflation’ – thinking you are better than others
- Difficulty concentrating and focusing
- Poor ability to make decisions and judge situations
- Over sensitive to criticism
- Overly controlling
On a more physical level a Solar Plexus issue can show up in digestive issues, stomach ulcers, adrenal fatigue, allergies, low energy, diabetes, chronic fatigue and anything else related to the organs near the Solar Plexus.
Take a moment – can you sense any of the above playing out in your life in a strong way? For me, personally, I have no problem saying ‘no’ or being opinionated, or having open and honest conversations. Moreso there was a lack of certainty around knowing what I want and what is right for me. I was craving a deep, strong, powerful sense of sense. The intuitive part of my personality ensures that I can read others quite easily, but can sometimes draw me down the path of confusion, unsure of what is right for me.
Reboot your solar plexus
My recent session with Belinda (and after another scan of my chakras) delightfully showed that our work together has dramatically improved my solar plexus. Yew! I feel more in my power, a stronger sense of ‘holding my own’ and level of mindfulness and awareness that is completely refreshing and peaceful.
I’ve been flexing the Chakra 3 muscle with focus and intention and I wanted to share with you what I’ve been doing. Even if you aren’t 100% certain if it’s needed, there is no harm in loving your Solar Plexus a little more.
1) Chakra Cleanse meditation
Belinda has created the most incredible guided Chakra Cleanse Meditation. 34 minutes of deep energetic cleansing work. I do this daily and can honestly say it has contributed greatly to the healing and restoration of my Solar Plexus.
You can get your hands on it here. Click on the image below.
P.s I also include a BONUS 3-part Chakra Cleanse in my ebook: INSPIRED – A DIY Retreat Guide to Distil Your Dreams + Clarify Your Visions.
2) Practicing Mindfulness
Outside of my daily meditation practice I am devoted to mindfulness as a practice. It’s not always easy but I am allowing myself the gift of the present moment more than ever. Throughout my day I am ‘aware’ in every moment. I notice my emotions, bodily sensations, what is happening around me – I notice sounds, pay attention to what I can see. My daily morning ritual of gratitude is also a way of dropping into the present moment and open up to the details (the big and the small!) of my life with thanks and appreciation
3) Core strengthening
I’ve been including more core work into my yoga + movement practices. Not in the aim for washboard abs but to ignite the fire of personal power and ‘self’ within in.
4) Citrine Crystal
I’ve been wearing a Citrine Crystal pendant on a long chain, so it sits near my solar plexus. I also place a citrine crystal on my belly when I’m in a meditation (reclining).
When I journal on anything relating to my solar plexus I keep my journal open and set Citrine on top of it, in the sunlight for a few hours. I feel as if this charges up my intentions.
I also keep Citrine close by my desk and hold it when I feel a little ungrounded or off centre.
I’ve been included some powerful yogic pranayama techniques known as Bellows Breath and Breath of Fire hat powerfully utilise the diaphragm and get the Solar Plexus pumping with life and energy. Watch how to do it here.
6) Getting Spicy
A few herbs and spices are said to aid the healing of the Solar Plexus – luckily I love them all and can easily include them in my diet. Ginger, peppermint, chamomile, turmeric, cumin, fennel, peppermint I’m either brewing up a tea or sprinkling some spice onto a home cooked meal.
7) Scents for Solar Plexus
I burn these oil Lavender, Peppermint and Chamomile regularly (p.s peppermint is beyond divine!) depending on my mood. I also add peppermint to Jojoba oil and massage it into my belly – this helps with stomach cramps and any IBS related issues too, FYI!
8) Healing Light
Last but not least the healing light sessions I have through Belinda are most definitely the thread that ties all of the above together. Her sessions channel healing light (much like Reiki energy, but different) to you in exactly the way that you need it. If your Solar Plexus needs work, the Healing Light will tinker away re-balancing and powering you back up!
Now you are armed up with a mini tool-kit to nurture and heal your Solar Plexus – reclaim your power and step into your SELF. Find the centre of you and firmly plant your feet there. After all if we aren’t grounded within ourselves then how can be navigate through life with ease, certainty and a sense of purpose.
Your turn: Do you get a sense that maybe your Solar Plexus needs some love? What are you feeling in your power centre that might need to be addressed?
love + light,
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