What do Ambition, Creativity, Drive and Assertiveness have in common?
They are all governed by the Solar Plexus aka Manipura Chakra, the 3rd in your major 7 Chakra lineup. This Chakra is located in your solar plexus: the area between your sternum and navel. It is bright yellow in colour when balanced and on a physical level affects your solar plexus, gall bladder, stomach, liver, spleen and central nervous system.
How does Creativity fit in with these other attributes?
While it may seem that Creativity is the odd attribute out in relation to Ambition, Drive and Assertiveness, it really isn’t. Certainly, Creativity governs our creative nature in artistic pursuits such as music, drawing, painting, design, etc. However, it also applies to how we approach our relationships and careers where the other attributes seem like a given. For example, when this Chakra is balanced, we can find creative ways to solve challenges in our relationships and careers. Or find creative ways to expand our business endeavours. Conversely, Ambition, Drive and Assertiveness can enhance our creative efforts in terms of moving them forward and expressing them with conviction, either orally or through another medium such as sculpture, film or photographs.
How can you optimize these attributes in your life?
When this 3rd Chakra is balanced, you feel as your life is all smooth sailing. You possess a sense of contribution to your family and career and the world at large, ideas are flowing and you can express your drives, desires, wants, and creative nature is a way that is easy, effortless and powerful without being over-bearing.
Recognizing that you might not be in balance is the first step.
Do you have trouble taking a deep breath? Do you feel as if nothing you do matters to anyone? Have stomach issues? Can’t find a solution to an issue you are facing in a relationship or at work no matter how much you mull it over? Or find that you have too many ideas but you can’t express any of them? Feel antsy or not like yourself? All of these are clues that this Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance.
Bring Balance back and Move Your Life Forward.
Balance in the Solar Plexus Chakra really is what moves your life forward in art, relationships and career as it is the Power Chakra. Using it’s meditation word RAM helps restore balance. Even the sound of it is powerful, no? Picturing a bright white, cleansing light entering it and cleansing it out and filling it up will also help. Using a natural element like a stone to meditate on, sleep with/near, or carry around with you can also help. Spirit suggested Calcite to us as an aid for this Chakra because it is a great energy cleanser and amplifier.
If you feel you need more help in restoring balance to your 3rd Chakra, an energy practitioner can also help you. We provide Chakra Balances led by our Spirit Guides who not only balance your Chakra energies but provide you insight as to why there might be an imbalance and how you can maintain balance in the future. To learn more about this service and the Solar Plexus Chakra stone, please visit our Chakra Balance page.