READ: Held In A Great Esteem
It is no coincidence that the Solar Plexus Chakra derives its name from Solar: “relating to or denoting energy derived from the sun’s rays”. The Solar Plexus Chakra is the energy centre for our bodies. It is the ruler of Prana or Ki which is life force energy just like the sun is the source of life for our universe. With out the stream of life force energy originating from the sun we and every other living thing on earth would perish. The universal energy animates us and everything in our lives is directly related to how much or how little Prana or Ki is available to us. Why would some have more and some have less? That would depend on the alignment of the Solar Plexus Chakra as equal universal energy is available to all. Should the Solar Plexus Chakra be blocked in any way it diminishes the energy available and thus diminishes the quality of life.
If the Solar Plexus is running on low it will lead to multiple issues in the physical plane that then further will debilitate the whole mind/ body/ soul system. The Solar Plexus Chakra controls our digestive process and governs over the upper abdomen, liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, and stomach. Problems converting food into energy can be seen in conditions from I.B.S, gallstones, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, and colon diseases. All of these conditions will in turn perpetuate further depletion of energy available to the body and further dis*ease or dysfunction which can lead to fatigue, lower back pain, depression, weight gain or loss. It is a terrible cycle to be trapped on.
How do we get off this depressing merry go round? What is at the core of all of this or the initial trigger for blocked or misalignment in the Solar Plexus? SELF ESTEEM or more accurately LOW self esteem. The life lesson or spiritual lesson associated with the Solar Plexus is acceptance of our place in the life stream (self-love) and if this lesson has not been learned we literally can not stomach the circumstances of our lives.
When there is a shift in ourselves allowing for true acceptance and radiant esteem, energy is free to flow downward and upward leading us to be able to both stand up for ourselves without fear and consciously awaken to our higher Self. Our higher self knows we are more than the limitations of our beliefs. Our beliefs are not a mind construct. They are actually rooted in our Solar Plexus. The beliefs surrounding our sense of worth, personal power, personality, sense of belonging, our place in the world, and knowing are programmed into us through out our lifetime and are housed right at the centre of our being. Right at the Solar Plexus. These beliefs influence EVERY contact you have with EVERYTHING outside of you.
If you believe you are small with not much power, then every aspect of your life will reflect that belief. You will see yourself as a victim to the circumstances of your life. Dis-empowered and retaliating to an unfair world. If on the other hand, you hold yourself in high regard, accountability, and esteem than your life will equally reflect that reality. That is not to say that challenges and life lessons stop occurring but how you respond to them will dramatically reflect the Self Esteem you hold your self in. No longer the Victim, you become equal in power to the circumstances of your life and understand you are powerful enough to stand up for what is right, speak your truth, and learn therefore co-creating life in a constant interaction.
A common thread I see amongst most of my clients is a lower than healthy self esteem. On a far larger scale the issues that I see surrounding the world are a lower than healthy global self-esteem. Recent history shows the imbalance of power, retaliatory action of war and colonization, economic bullying and abuse, and inequality. All issues of an imbalance in self esteem. Over compensation for a lack leads to bullying, aggression, manipulation, and over justifying power grabs. The global society clearly represents time and time again the archetypical drama of the victim and the victimizer.
Many write about the massive global awakening as was predicted by the Mayan Calendar and vibrational change as a shift in consciousness. I see not only a conscious awakening but also a massive global Solar Plexus Clearing. Are these solar flares burning through the blocks in our solar Plexus Chakra? What ever the cause, I look at the global movement of peaceful protests as a global Solar Plexus expansion. No longer does the little guy feel powerless. Each individual standing up united promoting not only their individual betterment but for the betterment of all. What a beautiful and courageous expression of self esteem. This is an energy exchange that is no longer based on competition but it allows for Prana or Ki to flow as it is meant to – co-operative and striving for the highest potential of the greater good for all.
The more we awaken and expand ourselves, the more the whole of humanity is improved. True courage is facing not only the outer fear but those fears lodged deep within. When the inner self is clear it can face any outer fear with integrity, honesty, and honourability. We are no longer limited as we hold ourselves equally accountable to the same level of esteem we want seek from the outside world. Self entitlement is replaced with self responsibility. We let the golden ray of confidence inspire change, not through aggression or dominance but through clear assertive expression. Energy flows from the Solar Plexus through the filter of the heart allowing truth to be expressed in love. This is the energetic path towards peaceful change. We don’t need more guns to change the world. We need Self Esteem.
Do you hold yourself in Healthy Esteem?
- Do you value yourself? Is there someone you think is more valuable than you? What do they do that you aspire to be like?
- Do you constantly critique yourself and others? Are you judging to see who is better or worse than you or can you accept differences without the use of scale?
- Is the voice in your head running a negative commentary or do you hear positive reinforcement reminding you you are lovable – flaws and all.
- What area’s in your life do you feel unworthy, undervalued, or under appreciated? Do you seek regular praise, acknowledgment, and recognition?
- Do you hold your posture in a collapsed manner or an over inflated stance? Do you routinely cross your arms over your Solar Plexus?
- Is your Solar Plexus over active? Are you demanding, aggressive, manipulative and like to over power others with your will?
- Do you suffer from lower back problems, digestive problems, or fatigue?
- Are you a People Pleasure who secretly hopes your actions will prove your worth or struggle to say “No” then resent having to do something you didn’t want to do?
- Do you routinely attract the attention of Bullies? Do you feel like the victim of the circumstances of your life?
Are you ready to take responsibility in your life and allow for change? By changing your beliefs about yourself you will in turn change the dynamics of every area in your life which will ripple outward, benefiting everyone. Unity begins with U.
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Life begins from here. I am embarking on a new path. I graduated a Native Community Worker - Addictions Counsellor some 15 years ago and knew then that I needed to go and acquire life experiences and heal thyself before I could ever be effective at my job. My personal quest has taken me interesting places in the world and within the soul. I have worked countless jobs but, no job was as hard and rewarding as finding myself.
Now is the time of transition and rebirth. I have returned to my homeland of Canada, opened myself up to the opportunities that await me, and give back what I have learned and assist others on their path. I am a Reiki Master, Intuitive Counsellor and Artist. I am also a Contributing Writer to Vivid Life.
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