Are you trying to make more money? Or trying to get more visible? Perhaps you're a business owner who’s focusing on scaling? You could be launching a book or a course. Trying to build authority in your workplace. Or just building your own self-esteem.
I have some advice for you…focus on aligning your Solar Plexus.
If the Solar Plexus is not in alignment, you CANNOT move forward.
In this blog, I’m digging deep into what the Solar Plexus is and how you can harness its energy and keep yourself moving forward. We’ll talk about how an unbalanced Solar Plexus manifests, how to spot the signs, and powerful healing strategies to get you back on track to resilience.
Let’s get started. 👇🏽
What is the Solar Plexus?
The Solar Plexus is the third chakra and it embodies our personal power and self-esteem.
Its focus is on how we view ourselves. It's our momentum to move forward and realize our personal desires and intentions in this world.
Yellow governs the Solar Plexus as it’s often associated with the sun and has a light, bright energy.
You find it just at the base of the ribcage, above the abdominal muscles. Related organs are the outer adrenal glands, kidneys, and intestines.
How Do You Know When it’s in Alignment?
When your Solar Plexus is aligned, you will have awakened personal power and take responsibility for your own life at all times.
You have a strong sense of self and use it in healthy ways.
You admire others with power and influence.
You want to use your gifts for good in the world.
Not only this, but you trust your intuition and inner guidance. You don’t feel the need for other people's validation. Because you have total trust within who you are, you’re able to truly express yourself and have total trust in your Root Energy.
How Do You Know When it’s Out of Alignment?
This depends on whether your Solar Plexus is overstimulated or understimulated.
If you’re overstimulated, you’ll find yourself needing excessive control and authority over your environment or people. Plus other things such as being:
Judgmental of others
It's like you can’t let go.
If it’s the opposite, you’re feeling helpless. You become obsessed with new details, losing sight of the whole picture. You may be experiencing a lack of control and purpose in life, as well as:
You feel lost.
The Effects of an Unbalanced Solar Plexus
I have a visual for you. Think of your Solar Plexus as a flashlight. If it’s beautifully activated, then you can see the next step right in front of you and you can take your stride confidently. Trusting that your flashlight is leading the way.
If the light is blinding, you might get disoriented. It's showing too much and you can’t see the forest for the trees.
If the light is dim and flickering, you'll have a hard time knowing what next steps to take. You feel like you’re out of control and you don't trust what to do.
These are the effects of an unbalanced Solar Plexus. It can blind your path through over-stimulation or under-stimulation and take you off course from your true goals.
The physical manifestations of an underlying Solar Plexus problem are:
Excessive weight around the stomach
Digestive system disorders, such as IBS and ulcers
Asthma and other respiratory issues
How Does it Become Unaligned?
A HUGE reason why this chakra becomes unaligned is because of a blocked Root Chakra.
The Root Chakra is the foundation, the first chakra. So if this isn’t balanced, it draws energy from the others. Making everything out of sync.
So it’s SUPER important to get grounded in this chakra before anything else. You can find out more about the Root Chakra in one of my previous blogs.
But the next is a sneaky one. 👇🏽
The Sacral Chakra
Did you know your Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakra are intertwined?
The Sacral Chakra is the ROOT of your self-expression. And, when there is a lack of self-expression, there's an underdeveloped trust in yourself.
You might not know how to express your desires or feelings.
Or, you might even find the exact opposite. A person is over-proving themselves and performing for others. It may appear they have egoistic tendencies - there’s an inflation of the ego rather than a grounded sense of self.
Because the Sacral Chakra is out of alignment.
Your Sacral Chakra is VITAL to providing a base to develop trust.
When a chakra comes out of alignment, it’s not always a big, dramatic thing.
Until you come to a certain moment that triggers you.
When I was running a hypnotherapy session, I came across a client who suffered from this problem. I asked her, “Wow, there's a lot of self-doubts here, have you always felt this way?”
She told me “No. I did nursing for 20 years.” She trusted in her expertise and experience in the field…until one day.
She experienced a member of staff questioning why she did a certain thing. Then all of a sudden, the doubt crept in. She questioned everything she was taught, her years of knowledge, and lost confidence in her abilities.
Now, years later when she's becoming an entrepreneur, the same feelings have started arising.
When you don’t deal with doubt at the time, it can create deep scars later in life.
A failed launch
These are all situations that can trigger any one of the chakras depending on where you are in your life.
If you don’t deal with them, you’re building a weak structure because you're not grounding into your soul. Because it went unresolved and you didn't take the time to heal it, you CAN’T create a new narrative.
How Do You Heal Your Solar Plexus?
You want to start with gauging your self-esteem. Where are you in this spectrum? Are you confident in yourself or are you feeling doubt? Are you experiencing a lack of direction, or are you in excessive control?
Look back at your life and understand where your self-esteem has been compromised.
In terms of my client, does she need to heal or forgive that work colleague?
By letting go and forgiving, you’re coming back into your purpose.
Using movement is also a powerful way to align your Solar Plexus. We can learn to let go with these techniques:
Breath of Fire: Fast, powerful breathing exercises to massage the abdominal organs
Specific Reiki hand movements
Yoga positions: Seated cat/cow, thread the needle, and navel circles
How will you be coming into your resiliency?
Let me know in the comments. 👇🏽
See you in the Most Abundant Timeline,