The words “I am” are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you. ~A.L. Kitselman
The Solar Plexus
|Solar Plexus Chakra|
|Location||Above the navel, stomach area|
|Lesson||Personal power–The right to think. Balance of intellect, self-confidence and ego power. Ability to have self-control and humor.|
|Imbalances||Digestive problems, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, constipation. Nervousness, toxicity, parasites, colitis, poor memory.|
|Solar Plexus Stimulants||Taking classes, reading informative books, doing mind puzzles. Sunshine. Detoxification programs. Yellow food & drink. Yellow gemstones and yellow clothing. Using yellow oils such as lemon or rosemary essential oils.|
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Ah! The Solar Plexus. The seat of power in all of us. Anatomically there actually is an area called the Solar Plexus or more appropriately the Coeliac plexus. It’s like this huge relay station where nerves sort of go to before they branch off again.
The sun is the main source of energy for life on earth. And just like the sun , this chakra gives us our power, to use it as confidence so that we may be the best that we can be or to turn us into horrible power crazy people. The decision as always is up to us. Whenever we manifest or live from fear, the solar plexus get out of balance but when we come from a place of love and respect then the power that we yield will be for the highest good of us and those around us.
I know I have issues with self-confidence. I think too much and I doubt too much. My thoughts are always doubting thoughts and those aren’t the good sort of doubts. Doubts can be good. It’s like a signal for us to stand back and to look at things again to see if we are on the right track or not. Doubts that put you down however don’t help.
The way I think that we can bring back the self- confidence that we have lost along the way is to slowly learn to trust…ourselves. I’m doing it in little ways – making decisions without getting 101 people’s approvals, reading the tarot cards and going with what I feel instead of pausing and wondering if it was right or wrong, telling myself that it’s okay to believe in myself – things like that.
Is it working? I honestly don’t know. I mean I come from a culture which frowns on being too confident. As students we are not given the opportunities to “sell ourselves”. I used to go to interviews and dread the question “What are your strengths” and “What are your achievements” – I used to get my fellow colleagues to tell me what they were!
The major arcana cards that can or may relate to the Solar Plexus are:
Please note that the card illustrations are from Fiona Beck’s blog. As usual the names for the cards have been linked back to each card’s blog post in her blog. Thanks! 🙂