The transition from Sacral chakra to Solar Plexus is an interesting one. We move from element water; flowing with ease, tapping into our sexuality and expression of that to putting what we desire into action; element fire.
The Solar Plexus chakra is all about tapping into our personal power; tapping into what we want to manifest and actually doing the work to see it to fruition. At a balanced state, this chakra says “I am powerful. I make decisions with meaning. I understand my purpose. I create with intention.”
When this chakra is unbalanced, it may manifest itself through feelings of shame, unworthiness and helplessness. It may seem like everything is happening TO us and we lack ambition to get things done. We’re unable to see what our purpose is and tap into our power.
A balanced Solar Plexus chakra allows us to have control over our thoughts and emotional responses. We can clearly see our path and can make decisions that will provide foundations for harmony, tranquility and fruitfulness. By setting healthy boundaries and doing the work to believe in ourselves, we can find peace and are able to balance out this chakra.
At this point, I am tired of sharing Insight Timer (Lol!). So, I want to share a personal practice that I did today (and I do quite often) to begin my week of Solar Plexus cleansing.
I start by looking in the mirror. I tell myself the things that I need to hear. Please tailor this as you see fit!
I am worthy. I am worthy. I am worthy. I am here for a purpose. I am enough. I deserve. I am.
I repeat that to myself as many times as need be. But the key (in my opinion) is to say it to yourself in the mirror. Take note of your reaction. Take note of how many times you have to repeat it to yourself before you feel confident in the statements above. When I first started meditation practices and healing work, it took me a long time to even stand in front of the mirror much less speak kindness over myself. Some days are harder than others but here at this chakra is where we say, “Despite how hard this may be, WE ARE WORTHY, ALWAYS”.
I haven’t shared crystal healing methods yet BUT it is something that I practice nearly everyday. For Solar Plexus vibes, here are a few crystals that I turn too.
- Citrine!!!! My favorite when tapping into the Solar Plexus
- Golden Tigers Eye
- Yellow Jade
- Sunstone Amber
There are a few ways to use crystals in your healing practice. You may meditate with it, sleep with it, wear it and more. But with most things healing, the best way to use crystals is whatever way feels right to you. Just remember to make sure that you are cleansing and charging your crystals!
At this point, we know that essential oils in combination with any mediation practice helps elevate the senses. Here are some that you can use to tap into the Solar Plexus:
Affirmation: I am what I choose to become. I am strong. I am powerful. I am worthy. I am confident. I believe in my worth and I manifest what my highest and truest desires are. Anything I desire is easily attainable. I love and honor myself. I deserve to be loved. I believe in myself.
Journal Prompt/s: Take these prompts with you as you work through the Solar Plexus Chakra. Answer whichever resonates with you (or all!).
- Do you know or have an idea what your purpose is? Does this purpose drive the decisions you make? Why or why not?
- What are some judgements that you have about yourself that are keeping you from tapping into your highest potential? What can you do to release yourself of that?
- When you are feeling ‘powerless’, like you have no choice in the matter – what do you do to reclaim that power?
- Was there ever a time where you could not reclaim your power? How did that make you feel? Did that feeling stay with you? If so, how did it manifest in your life?
- How do you exert your power? Is it with grace and intention? Could it be better?
- What does power mean to you?
Until next week, happy vining y’all!