Tuesday, July 20, 2010

the Solar Plexus

The Solar Plexus Chakra, or Manipura, is associated with the color yellow. This is the area which defines our "self-esteem". The personality that develops during puberty is housed in this chakra....otherwise known as the "EGO". Anyone experiencing dysfunction of the third chakra is having difficulty obtaining or maintaining his/her own "personal power". This intuitive chakra is where we get our "gut instincts" that signal us to do or not to do something. Strong self-esteem is a required for developing intuitive skills.

Color: yellow
Key Word: self
Soul Lesson: acceptance of your place in the life stream. (self-love)
Element: fire
Number: 3
Sense: sight
Gemstones: gold, citrine, amber, golden topaz agate, chrysoprase,
lithium, smokey quartz, turquoise, malachite, tigers eye, yellow calcite.
Essential Oils: cassia, peppermint, lemongrass, lemon balm, juniper, amber.
Physical: upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, gallbladder, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Bach Flower Essences: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Wild Rose,
Olive, White Chestnut, Mustard, Chestnut Bud.
Shape: circle
Note: D
Mantra: ram or aum.
Angel: Michael
Astrological sign: Scorpio & Aries
Petals: 10 .

Open and Balanced: You have a deeply fulfilling emotional life [Brennan, p.75]. You take an expansive, outgoing, and sociable attitude to the world. You are able to feel the sweetness of life, and have a sense of belonging and fitting in perfectly in the universe. You feel daring and confident and able to take. This is the chakra associated with the leader, the explorer, and the charismatic extrovertive individual.

Overactive: You are ruled by ambition, pride, fear, love of fame, desires and passions, and likes and dislikes, you are overly concerned with their place in life and their relation with others; you may crave the company of other people and be unable to cope or amuse yourself on your own.

Malfunctioning: You are easily overwhelmed by emotions or caught up by astral forces, and may suffer from delusions and schizophrenia.

Blocked: You tend to block your emotions, or feel only superficial emotions, you may feel only negative emotions such as anxiety, panic, or worry. You may be closed to spiritual energies and unable to experience the sweetness and joy of life. You have a fear of change and are incapable of opening to greater things in life.

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