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Trauma Warrior and Mental health advocate
Trauma Warrior and Mental health advocate
So now that we have covered the first two chakras, we lay the foundation for this next chakra;
Manipura, Solar Plexus, Sefirah of Nezah and Hod, Sacrament of Confirmation, Honoring oneself.
The first two chakras place their roots in external soil, but this one shifts the focus to internal soil, acting as the mediator and final judge of energy received from the first two chakras.
This is where our personal power comes from, our ego. Self-esteem, self-respect, self-discipline and ambition
The power AND RESPONSIBILITY is now shifting to your unique self.
Que uncle Ben from spider man (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)
All three of the covered chakras are like rivers that flow into a lake, that lake would metaphorically be your intuition. Your relationship with self , level of self-understanding and acceptance will determine the quality of water in your lake, the level of distortion in your intuition.
You always hear “follow your gut” and similar phrases, but the most important part of that concept is left out. It needs to be “check your gut before you wreck your gut”. ┬─┬ ︵ /(.□. ）
But it's not all bad there is beauty in the struggle of learning to balance (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ ✧ﾟ･: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)
We could all learn a thing or two from the android teaching life lessons since the 80’s
The way you handle these challenges or obstacles on the course to obtaining your goals will reflect itself in your external world. I must stress that this is a ongoing constant cycle that will cause you to evaluate your ongoing relationship with your external world. Each time you will be given an option, to enhance your personal energy, or siphon it.
A lot of the times we have this misconception of that having an ego at all is evil. While we do live in a time of rampant, unchecked, destructive, and malignant egos, so naturally we have swung the opposite to compensate. We need to make sure we don’t go too far to the other extreme. Because this too adheres to the law of balance, we must learn to maintain a healthy ego or level of self-confidence.
Remember the question I posed “where do you pull your personal power from?”
When first asked it, I gave the imagery of your internal looking glass and playing with what you might see in the reflection. I want you to do that again and hold onto that image of the reflection as you paint an accurate picture of your internal self. Be honest, but also be kind.
See things as they are, not as you wish them to be, then build your reality from there.
Most of the time we always find something that isn't to our liking, we are after all our own worst critics. When in the process of cleaning or organizing our lives or ‘self’ the decisions or choices we make will either feed into placing your physical limitations on your ‘spirit’ or ‘soul’ or using them to exercise your ‘self’ (much like the fact of actual home cleaning, in that it never fucking ends!)
“The stronger our spirit becomes, the less authority linear time can exercise in our lives” (Myss 175).
When this area is traumatized/misaligned you cannot act on intuitive impulses because when it reaches your conscious thought it is distorted or altered. This is much like placing your faith in something or someone only to be disappointed because you shouldn’t have been doing so in the first place.
Sometimes people can get stuck in the self-pity that can occur during this process. While you need to address yourself with honest love, staying in the self-pity will be far more damaging then anything anyone could ever do to you. Bringing home the point I nodded at earlier, “with great power come great responsibility”. Making the ego self-accountable and have the capacity to be held accountable.
This isn’t something that comes naturally or even easily, self-discovery is one helluva process but its probably the most important 'wright of passage' to reach.
Many like to use the metaphor of weeding the mind garden for this process, each weed representing hard questions we must ask of our internal looking glass and observe the answer that becomes self evident. Questions like “why do I keep secrets? Why do I have addictions? Why do I blame others for my own errors? Why do we find it so difficult to accept compliments? Why does ___ trigger such an emotional response? “ etc..
As you let these things unfold and address them honestly but with love, you will start to discover your personal boundaries and the make up of your character. At which each point you get to ask the question, is this strengthening or siphoning my sense of self?
If it is strengthening it, have faith in yourself and your ability to get through the storm.
If its siphoning then ask, what can you control? and what can’t you control?
What are little ways to impact the things you can control instead of giving up your strength and attention to the things you can’t control. Accept and Acknowledge that which you cannot control, but do not let fear of loosing control drive your decisions.
Absolutely nothing about this is simple, easy, or rigid but like data explained to his daughter Lal,
“The effort yields its own rewards”.
Personally, I had the worst time with this chakra, because from birth I was taught that my personal power was not mine to wield, only existing to surrender to someone who "knows better".
The consequence of this was being ruled by fear in all decisions and/or actions, then having to building a sense of self confidence from the ashes.
While I can definitely say I’m light years from where I was 7 years ago, it still isn’t easy to trust myself. Shit, I will forever be on the journey and you will never hear me say that I've “made it to the top” or “completed” it.
Its much like the pain of a healed over injury, its not bad most of the time, but its still a weak point. Butttttttttttt not to sound like a broken record, (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ ☜(ﾟヮﾟ☜)
on the positive side "The effort yields its own rewards."
There is a yoga with Adrienne video on the solar plexus to compliment this nicely at the button below.
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(づ￣ ³￣)づ Much Love
This blog came out of my life experiences and personal goals to always be a work in progress, a forever student of wisdom, and a better understanding.