By Lori Lines
The third chakra is the formative center of your personal power as a member of a social group, as well as the center of your capacity for getting along with the various others in this group. Also called the solar plexus, the third chakra is focused two to three inches above your navel. When your third is well-developed and unimpeded, you have plenty of physical stamina and resilience, plenty of self-control and self-respect. In general, you're able to channel energy into doing what you want, when you want. You're also unafraid to meditate, and the practice of meditation comes to you easily.
A negatively functioning third chakra produces indecisiveness and a sense of inadequacy, including the anxiety that people are out to take advantage of you. As compensation, you may become over-competitive, or you may suffer from possessive jealousy in regard to friends and lovers.
Some people have a excess of third-chakra energy which they abuse by trying to control others.
The liver, which holds anger, the gall bladder, which has to do with decision-making abilities, and the stomach, which relates to the digestion of experience, are the organs whose proper functioning depends upon a well-regulated thrid chakra. Gallstones manifest a chronic denial of one's own best interest in order to please or placate another. Stomach problems indicate an inability to assimilate new ideas and beliefs, based on the fear that personal change will entail a loss of power. A well-toned muscle structure is also an indicator of the third chakra's health, and so is the blood, in terms of balanced cellular composition. When one's power center is functioning properly, the output of the adrenals produces no "rush" or undue stress.
With an open, active third chakra you enjoy self-respect. You value your own opinions without having to ram them down anyone else's throat. In social situations of your own choosing, you don't feel left out; you're able to participate fully without feeling impelled to kowtow or to dominate. As an outgrowth of this, you radiate respect for other people.
We have inherited a mainstream of governmental tradition according to which a leader dictates the plan and the rest of the community follows suit. Nonetheless, excellence of leadership consists in somehow coordinating everyone's strengths, skills and ideas so that all benefit, materially and spiritually. The true leader is able to steer each person into activity that contributes to his or her inner growth as well as the social good, thus creating real satisfaction. And loyalty. Loyalty is a function of a healthy third chakra. Blind obedience signals its negative functioning.
The same truth extends to your efforts at directing yourself. To win your own respect, you learn to manage and monitor your enthusiasms without being tricky or repressive. You get yourself into activities which exercise your talents and give you the pleasure of fulfillment. Meanwhile the strong points of others don't threaten you or make you jealous. In fact, you're able to observe those who have skills you wish to emulate and then start to practice them on your own.
To work on your third chakra, begin by concentrating on your sense of self-worth. Self-worth gives rise to a sound and judicious use of personal power.
The first, second, and third chakras are most often referred to as the lower chakras. They form the foundation of physical and emotional well-being - or the rickety underpinnings of illness, difficulty, and want. Since etiquette tells us to keep our lower bodies quite still, the vitality of our lower chakras and organs is apt to be inhibited, if not impaired. We're also likely to be ungrounded and easily upset.
A good system of meditation promotes grounding. It serves to open and strengthen each chakra equally. You don't raise your awareness and achieve personal balance by neglecting or over-emphasizing any aspect of your being. In a balanced individual all seven major chakras are equal in size. People who concentrate exclusively on their higher development - who meditate for hours on their upper chakras and force themselves to eat ethereal diets when not fasting completely - are effectively discarding their God-given ability to keep their life together on a material plane. This is foolish and unnecessary.
You might have an extraordinary talent with some single chakra. You might wish to focus on one or two chakras that need work. But remember, only when all your centers are open and functioning in unison will you be traveling your true life path.
Here are essential oils that may be helpful in supporting your third Chakra (Solar Plexus).
Single oils are: Juniper, Basil, Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium, Ginger and Lemongrass. Blended oils are: Harmony, Sacred Mountain, Acceptance and Release. Apply with a carrier oil between the navel and rib cage.
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Author Lori Lines
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