My journey was briefly side tracked with the needs of life pulling me from where I want to be to what I need to do. Finding this balance is hard. I have struggled with it my entire life. It has been engraved into my head to keep my head down and do the work, just get by.
I am not built for just getting by, I am meant to thrive. Maybe because I am a Leo born in the year of a fire dragon, all that fire and passion is hard to contain.
Now I know you may be asking what does this have to do with the Solar Plexus chakra. The answer is simply, everything. This Chakra is associated with the element fire, hello! On top of that it is our energy center. It is where our personal power and confidence comes from. If you have been following me, you know this is the year I am working on confidence.
My confidence is doing much better, and will continue to grow. That does not mean I am finished battling old habits and behaviors, like doing the should/traditional priorities before the parts of life that make my heart sing.
Some signs of an unbalanced Solar plexus Chakra is a feeling of lack of direction or purpose. Feeling stagnate in life. I am currently at a place of I have several directions to go, and the one I want to take is almost the opposite direction of the one I need to follow right now to provide for my family and pay those pesky things called bills. The one I want will get to that point eventually, but I cannot leave, or dial back from, the path I am on now until it starts. It is a bit of a quandary.
Another sign is spending a lot of time creating and/or dreaming up plans, but never following through. Guilty! I will make a plan and start, but frequently change or re-shift the plan so it never really gets finished. This is probably my biggest Solar plexus block!!!!!
Self esteem and shame issues are other indications of this chakra being blocked and yes that is another check for me. About 10 years ago my self-esteem took a major hit, and it was already on rocky ground from things that happened even earlier in life. We will say that was the proverbial straw. I am just now starting to heal, but the wound is still tender and bruises easily. Most of this year has been on healing this wound entirely.
One of the easiest ways to see if this chakra needs some work is if your inner voice, and sometimes the out loud one too, uses one of these phrases about you:
- You never do anything right
- You don’t deserve as much as
- You know better
- Your an idiot
Those last two where big in my world until recently. The last one I would even say out loud, in front of my kids, to myself. Once my conscience starting processing what I was really doing I knew it was time for a change. I became more deliberate with how I spoke to myself.
My goal this week:
- Solar plexus cleaning/clearing meditation
- Solar Plexus smoothie added to my diet
- Make a Solar Plexus chakra jar spell
- Chakra Ritual
- Chakra Tarot pull
I am giving myself till Monday June 3rd to do this, help hold me accountable!!!!!