Solar Plexus Chakra and Personal Power continued from previous post of Nov 2, 2016
Solar Plexus Chakra Basics
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the space between the bottom ribs and belly button. This chakra develops between 8 and 12 years old. The solar plexus governs the stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and adrenal glands. Its element is fire.
The solar plexus is responsible for helping to digest and transform our food; it performs a similar function psychologically as it helps us process life experience.
Imbalances of the Solar Plexus
Physically, imbalance in the Solar Plexus includes digestive complaints, disturbances in blood sugar, and food intolerance. Psychologically imbalances in the solar plexus can lead to a need to manipulate and control others.
An excess of energy in the solar plexus chakra is displayed in insensitivity to others, burn out and intolerance to those with less energy. Other issues that arise with excessive energy here are: tendencies toward being judgmental, aggressive, and perfectionistic. Vanity and pride are also very real possibilities as are hatred and anger. These qualities may be openly expressed or they may be suppressed, or repressed.
A deficit of energy in the solar plexus results in emotional neediness and attention seeking, as well as difficulty putting ideas into action. There may also be a fear of rejection, indecisiveness, lack of confidence and a poor self-image. It is not hard to see that this lack of energy can lead to depression. When this center is weak as just described there is a tendency to be very vulnerable to the ideas, thoughts and opinions of others.
A Healthy Solar Plexus Chakra
A strong and balanced third chakra helps you to have a solid sense of your own power and worth. You are able to set goals based on your desires and act to manifest them in the world. You have leadership qualities and are an innovator without being over bearing or controlling with others. Your immunity is strong, you manage anger well, and though you have energy to take action in the world, you can also be peaceful and still.