Saturday, January 22, 2011

Energetic Studies - The Third Chakra

Identifying Names: 3rd Chakra, Solar Plexus, and Manipura

Colour: Yellow

Location: Solar Plexus (3rd) Mid-Abdomen - above the navel, behind the Solar Plexus, between navel and base of sternum

Governs: most organs: pancreas digestive system, liver, gallbladder, spleen, stomach, kidneys, diaphragm, adrenal glands, intestines (both small and large,) nervous system, abdomen and middle spine

Fragrances, Herbs & Oils: vetivert, bergamot, ylang-ylang, lemon, pine, sage, rosemary, juniper, grapefruit, cinnamon

Crystals: aventurine quartz, yellow citrine, sunstone. yellow jasper, amber, malachite, golden topaz, zincite, aragonite, golden calcite, rhodochrosite and rhodonite
• Crystals that work with all charkas: moldavite, clear quartz, seraphinite and fulgurite

Archetypes: positive archetype: Warrior; negative archetype: Servant

Physical Dysfunctions: stomach ulcers, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, allergies, diabetes, arthritis, gastric or duodenal ulcers, colon/intestinal problems, pancreatitis and pancreatic disorders, diabetes, indigestion - chronic or acute, liver dysfunction like cirohhisis or fatty liver, hepatitis, adrenal dysfunction, intestinal problems, swelling of the spleen, and eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia

Emotional Dysfunctions: Oversensitive to criticism, a need to be in control, low self-esteem, Trust, fear and intimidation, self-confidence & self-respect, care of self and others, responsibility for making decisions, personal honour

Sacramental Association: Confirmation

  • Granola and Grains: pastas, breads, cereal, rice, flax seed, sunflower seeds, etc;
  • Dairy: milk, cheeses, yoghurt;
  • Citrus Fruits: lemon, grapefruit
  • Spices: ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cumin, fennel, geranium, vetivert, bergamot, ylang-ylang, sage, rosemary, juniper, cinnamon

Developmental Age: adolescent – 11-18

Life Lesson: lessons related to ego, personality and self-esteem - this centre builds your self-esteem, confidence, self-respect, sensitivity to criticism, and personal honour.

Other information/Associations:
  • Element: Fire
  • Gland: Pancreas
  • Musical Note: E
  • Type of Music: Marches
  • Animals: Lion, Ram
  • Planet: Mars & Pluto
  • Astrological Signs: Scorpio & Aries
  • Symbol: Circle
  • Kabbalah Sefirah: Hod and Nezah.
  • Sefirah Attributes: Majesty and Endurance
  • In Animals: When Unbalanced the animal may experience: Lack of will, overemphasis on power, anger, poor digestion, eating disorders, fear, hate. To Awaken and Balance: Rub the animal's belly; become aware of the energy radiating from its solar plexus, breathe using YOUR diaphragm.
General Notes of Interest:
  • Carries the energies that maintain the individual identity – the ego
  • Holds the energies of ambition, fear, fearlessness, discrimination and assertion
  • Carries the identity shaped by parents, family and culture – essential nature and social expectations
  • The energy here tends to be logical, sophisticated, doctrinaire, cunning, suspicious and responsibility bound – almost polar opposite to the energies of the 2nd chakra
  • This chakra is often displayed as a miniature sun

References Cited:

• Hands of Light
By: Barbara Brennan
• The Crystal Ally Cards: The Crystal Path to Self Knowledge
By: Naisha Ahsian
• Energy Medicine – Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy and Vitality
By: Donna Eden with David Feinstein, Ph. D
• Meditation as Medicine – Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force
By: Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD & Cameron Smith
• Perfect Health – The Complete Body-Mind Guide
By: Dr. Deepak Chopra

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