The third Chakra, the solar plexus Chakra.
The Chakra’s action in the body’s glandular system is through the pancreas, which produces insulin and is involved in the metabolism of sugar. The physical location of the solar plexus Chakra stretches from the bottom of the breastbone (sternum) to the naval, covering a large area that includes the stomach, gall bladder, and liver, organs primarily concerned with the digestive system. The sympathetic nervous system and health of the muscles are also influenced by it.
This is a vital centre to treat during illness. If negative emotions in the sacral Chakra are not dealt with, they can rise to the solar plexus Chakra and over stimulate it. Over activity of the solar plexus Chakra leads to a misuse of personal power, while under activity leas to introversion.
A happily balanced Chakra allows personal empowerment that honours the wisdom and knowledge of others. Two diseases are associated with this Chakra, diabetes and cancer. In cancer sufferers this Chakra is often to be found to be holding onto unprocessed emotions of anger, fear, or hate.
Balancing the solar plexus Chakra to ensure that it processes energies from the lower Chakra’s as well as the heart Chakra may be achieved through healing, Meditation, visualisation, crystals particularly emerald or citrine. And by just breathing in the power of the Sun. Having had a gut feeling means to sense something at a deeper level.
This is the solar plexus Chakra in action, part of a process to discriminate between good and bad feelings or emotions. Maybe you have felt butterflies in your stomach, or a tightening of the whole area just before an important event happens. This is the Chakra closing down a little and pulling in slightly away from the physical body as a form of protection.
The seat of the emotions lies with in this chapter. Emotions are processed through the solar plexus Chakra, where the fire energy burns them up. Like a real fire the ashes of the burned emotions need to be raked out every so often in order for the fire to continue to burn strongly. The ideal is to rise above a constant buffeting by negative emotions, not to become emotionless or uncaring but to register, understand, and then to release them. In this way the Chakra stays in constant equilibrium and is able to resist emotional stress.
The solar plexus Chakra is associated with the great pleasure that comes from deeply knowing one’s unique and connected place in the universe. A person with an open Chakra can look up to the starry heavens at night and feel that he belongs. He/ She is firmly grounded in his place within the Universe. He/ She is a centre of their own unique aspect of expression of the manifest universe and from this derives spiritual wisdom. Although the solar plexus Chakra is a mental centre, it’s healthy functioning is directly related to the individual’s emotional life.
This is true because the mind or mental processes served as regulators of the emotional life. The mental understanding of emotions put them into a framework of order and acceptably defined reality.
If the centre is open and balanced a person can have a deeply fulfilling emotional life that does not overwhelm them. However if the centre is closed or out of balance a person blocks their feelings, perhaps not feeling anything at all. They will not be aware of a deeper meaning to the emotions that lends another dimension to existence, may not be connected to their own uniqueness within the universe and a greater purpose. Many times the centre serves as a block between heart and sexuality.
The associated element is fire. The colour is yellow. The key issues are power, fear, anxiety and introversion. The energy function, it transducers Solar and panic energy.
The physical location is between the navel and the bottom of the sternum. The associated spinal area is the seventh and the eighth thoracic vertebrate.
The physiological system is the metabolic /digestive system. The endocrine gland is the pancreas. The nerve plexus is the solar plexus. The activity is movement.
Its body sense is sight . Its inner aspect is opinion and personal power. It’s life’s a lesson is honouring wisdom of others, leading to personal empowerment. It’s a physical action is suggestion. The mental action is power. Its emotional action is expansiveness. Its spiritual action is growth. The colour for balance /activation is golden yellow. The colour to calm is violet.