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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.

In a previous blog I explained what a Chakra is. Now I will take you on an in-depth explanation on what is all involved in each of the 7 major Chakras.

So we know that a Chakra is an energy vortex that whirls in a circular motion. We have 7 Chakras that start at the very bottom of our spine and go to the top of our head. Chakras are like sponges and can absorb our environment around us which is why it is vital to have your Chakras balanced occasionally. It is for overall benefit to our health and vitality.

So we will start from the bottom and move upwards as this is how a Chakra Balance and any work on the Chakra System usually begins.

FIRST CHAKRA – ROOT CHAKRA (Red) – Sanskrit name “Muladhara” meaning “Root or Support”. This Chakra is located at the base of the spine and relates to the material and physical world as well as our survival needs. It is also associated with the element of the Earth. In Astrology it is associated with Capricorn and the planet Earth.

If your Root Chakra is blocked, you may have the feeling of not being balanced or grounded and may be worried and anxious. You may also feel very separate from everyone, as if you do not belong. You may also feel you don’t have enough. You may move a lot and have lack of commitment. You may also have a strong attitude of not having enough towards, money, and security.

Physical issues that may arise from a blocked Root Chakra are issues with your kidneys, spinal column, adrenal glands and lower bowels.

SECOND CHAKRA – SACRAL CHAKRA (Orange) – Sanskrit name “Svadhisthana” meaning “Sweetness”. This Chakra is located just below the naval and related to our sexual and reproductive system. It is also associated with the element of water. In Astrology it is associated with Cancer and Scorpio and the planet Pluto.

If your Sacral Chakra is blocked, you may feel burned out, aggressive, angry, and come across as overpowering to others. You may need drugs or prescriptions to relax. You may have intimacy and trust issues, sexual issues, or feel violated or abandoned.

Physical issues that may arise from a blocked Sacral Chakra are issues with your lower back, bladder, kidneys, sexual organs, prostate, reproductive organs, allergies, skin disorders and digestive problems.

THIRD CHAKRA – SOLAR PLEXUS (Yellow) – Sanskrit name “Manipura” meaning “Lustrous Gem”. This Chakra is located between the sternum bone and the navel and related to personal power. It is also associated with the element of Fire. In Astrology it is associated with Leo and the planets Mars and the Sun.

If your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked, you may feel fear, anger, guilt, resentment and blame due to lack of will power. This is the Chakra of personal power and self-esteem. It is associated with the strength to make decisions and not worry about what others’ opinions are. If this Chakra is blocked there are usually other Chakras that need balanced as well.

Physical issues that may arise from a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra could be associated with your gall bladder, stomach disorders, liver, spleen and nervous system. Too much weight in the mid-section is another indication of a blocked Third Chakra.

FOURTH CHAKRA – HEART CHAKRA (Emerald Green) – Sanskrit name “Anahata” meaning “Unstruck”. This Chakra is located at the center of the chest and is related to healing and love. It is also associated with the element of Ether. In Astrology it is associated with Gemini, Virgo and the planet Mercury.

If your Heart chakra is blocked, you may not love yourself, you may feel jealous or feel hurt. You may be low on energy, paranoid, fearful and have a temper or tantrums.

Physical issues that may arise from a blocked Heart Chakra are problems with your circulatory system, lungs, blood, heart, chest, middle of your back, asthma and emotional instability.

FIFTH CHAKRA – THROAT CHAKRA (Sky Blue) – Sanskrit name “Vishuddha” meaning “Purification”. This Chakra is located around the Adam’s apple area on your neck or throat and is related to self-expression and communication. It is also associated with the element of Ether. In astrology it is associated with with Gemini, Virgo and the planet Mercury.

If your Throat Chakra is blocked you may find it hard to communicate with yourself or others; it’s like having “no backbone” as we say it. You may not follow your intuition, so when you know something is right you listen to others.

Physical issues that may arise from a blocked Throat Chakra are your thyroid/ parathyroid gland, sinuses, shoulders, chin, mouth, throat, lungs, ears and issues with your voice.

SIXTH CHAKRA – BROW OR 3RD EYE CHAKRA (Indigo/blue) – Sanskrit name “Ajna” meaning “To Perceive”. This Chakra is located between the eyebrows and is related to wisdom and intuition. It is also associated with the element of Light. In Astrology it is associated with Sagittarius, Pisces and the planets Neptune and Jupiter.

If your Brow or 3rd Eye Chakra is blocked you may be undisciplined or an underachiever that is afraid of success. You may feel paranoid and unable to focus. You may seem overpowering to others. You may live in an unclear and unfocused world or fantasy world.

Physical issues that may arise from a blocked or closed Brow/3rd Eye Chakra are headaches, issues with your nose, sinuses, lower brain, mental illness, brain tumors, cancer, vision problems, hypothalamus gland, pituitary and central nervous system.

SEVENTH CHAKRA – CROWN CHAKRA (Violet/White) – Sanskrit name “Sahasrara” meaning “Thousandfold”. This Chakra is located at the top of the head and related to spirituality and being able to connect with the higher planes of consciousness. It is also associated with the element of Thought. In Astrology it is associated with Aquarius and the planet Uranus.

If your Crown Chakra is closed you will reject spirituality and fail to have any meaning beyond this physical world. You may feel lonely and as if you lead a meaningless life. Some people have learning difficulties and have no passion for life. They have nightmares and memory disorders and are depressed. They may possess rigid belief systems and can be very destructive.

Physical issues that may arise from a blocked Crown Chakra are cancers, depression, pineal gland and brain problems.

Now that you have the basic understanding of the several functions and roles of your Chakra System and how they play out on your physical life, it may help decrease or eliminate some physical symptoms and issues you may be experiencing by having a regular Chakra Balancing. Remember you mind and subconscious mind play a role in any forms or healing big or small. You can complement this service with your traditional health care practices. It is also important to know that these are my personal and individual beliefs on how to keep your physical body and mind in sync with each other. I am not a Doctor and will not treat or diagnosis illness nor prescribe any medication or medical testing. This is a complementary care service to help aid in the natural healing process of your body.

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