LOCATION: Solar Plexus, The Gut (just up from the belly button and below the breast plate)
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT: The Third Chakra asks, "Who are you? What is your purpose?" It can determine how you get things done. This is the life energy chakra by which we navigate through the world. This is the personal power chakra and the seat of the soul. It is from this space that your energy radiates forward. Our gut instincts lives here.
WHEN IT NEEDS SPECIAL ATTENTION: When your energy is low and a dependency on coffee or stimulants become a necessary to start the day; when self doubt and fear begin to rule decisions and actions; when boundaries are challenged regularly; when calm is difficult and being alone is uncomfortable; when darkness rules ones thoughts and bouncing back becomes more and more difficult.
HOW TO ACTIVATE: Well meditation is the answer no matter the question . . . but also ask yourself, "Are you in love with your life right now?" If the answer is no and the immediate answer lies in something external, then it is time to strengthen the Third Chakra. Life is perfect. Yes, you read this correctly, if you are breathing and capable of conscious thought then you are living perfectly. But often our perception of our imperfections, burdens and flaws cause us to view our life as less than perfect. So, again, if you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
Third Chakra issues are based on you and not the external world. For example, because this comes up often in tarot readings, if the answer is, "I want love." It is time to look at yourself and see how you could love yourself more . . . could it begin with accepting your life as it is right now. Is it possible to feel content and experience love without receiving it from a partner? This is the beginning of healing the Third Chakra: knowing you are enough and loving you and your life as it is in this moment. I have found that most of my clients fall in love after they fall in love with themselves and their lives. Our existence on this earth is a beautiful gift. Third Chakra healing is the beginning of appreciating this as a fact.
3rd CHAKRA MOTTO: "If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?"- Rupaul
POETIC UNDERSTANDING OF 3rd CHAKRA DEFICIENCY: Pablo Neruda's "We Are Many".
LYRICAL UNDERSTANDING OF 3rd CHAKRA STRENGTH: Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman"