3rd Chakra - Solar Plexus - Manipura
Fire, Ego Identity, Oriented to Self-Definition, Humor, Self Worth, Joy, Personal Power
The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the parts of our consciousness having to do with perceptions of power, control, or freedom. In its clear state, it represents ease of being, and comfort with what is real for one’s self – being comfortable with who you are.
Parts of the body associated with this chakra include the organs closest to the solar plexus – stomach, gall bladder, spleen, liver, etc. – as well as the skin as a system, the muscular system as a system, and the face in general.
The physical sense associated with this chakra is the sense of sight. Anyone with impaired eyesight experiences tension at the level of their solar plexus chakra about the issues of power, control, or freedom. Nearsighted people also experience tensions at the level of the Root Chakra, and experience the world through a perceptual filter of fear or insecurity. Those who are farsighted experience tension also at the level of the throat chakra, and see the world through a perceptual filter of anger or guilt. Astigmatics see through the emotional perceptual filter of confusion.
The endocrine gland associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra is the pancreas. We can say that diabetics are keeping sweetness from themselves. When someone gets too close with sweetness, they feel threatened in their power to be who they are, and an emotion comes up to create a safe distance again. The emotion is anger. Diabetes is associated with suppressed anger.
The element associated with this chakra is fire, and the person’s relationship with the sun says something about their relationship with the parts of their consciousness associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Responses: Will-power, drive and ambition, power
Governs: Stomach, pancreas, intestines, colon.
Scents: Ylang-ylang, Rose
Petals: A bright Yellow Flower said to have 12 petals.
The Third Chakra deals with power and will issues. Here is where we store all the negative emotions of anger, vengefulness, jealousy and even guilt. If you’ve experienced a severe trauma between the ages of 8-12, 38-42 or 68-72, you may benefit from Third Chakra therapy.
The Third Chakra is about power and abuse of power. Of will-power and lacking will-power. Were these stressful periods fraught with these issues? Do you feel guilt and regrets at how you handled these power struggles?
Persons with Third Chakras Imbalances may feel like powerless victims. They’re unable to see they have choices and that the conditions of their life are due to their own choices. It’s about taking back their power and asserting themselves to obtain the sort of life they desire. It’s about assertiveness NOT aggression.
An over-active Third Chakra may manifest as someone who exerts dominance and control over everyone in their sphere. They may tell them how to eat, how to dress and when things don’t go the way they want, they revert to anger and rage. They may be easily irritated and quick to anger.
Physical symptoms of an imbalanced Third Chakra include problems with the digestive system, including over-eating, diabetes, colon/intestinal problems and digestive problems related to stress.
Indicators of Third Chakra Imbalances:
- Easily irritated, explosive temper.
- Inability to prosper, not matter how hard you try OR prospering at the expense of others.
- Difficulty in taking responsibility for actions and consequences.
- Alternate between feeling immensely powerful, only to feel like a victim the next moment.
- Weak-willed or inflict one’s will on everyone around them.
- Digestive ills, ulcers and diabetes.
Chakra Therapy might include laying the proper gemstone upon the Third Chakra for 5-25 minutes. You may find surrounding yourself with the Scents of the Third Chakra and/or wearing 3rd Chakra Gemstones helpful in doing Third Chakra work. Visualize a Yellow Vortex of light in the shape of a flower emanating from the upper abdominal region. Ask that the light release old pains and hurts and fill the place where the hurts were with joy and plenty. Let it expand, growing in power. Then close the petals and keep the power inside to be drawn upon as needed.
- Yellow Amber: De-stress and lighten the attitude.
- Aragonite: Stress relief. Improve practicality and dependability
- Yellow Calcite: Clears and activates the Chakra.
- Citrine: Happy attitude. Prosperity.
- Golden Labradorite: Help get in touch and feel more comfortable with their Will without impressing their will upon others.
- Golden Topaz: Brings success in endeavors, especially business.
- Golden Tiger Eye: Improves practicality, grounds and balances the male/female energies.
“I am the Master of my Fate”
“I say yes or no according to my own desires as is my God given right