Conversely, a weak Will leads to weakness in morals/virtues and abilities such as determination, self-determination and orientation in the “sea of life.”
A person without strength of Will drowns and is carried away as they are in fact controlled and defined by whoever they are interacting with.
We are the only beings in the entire Universe with freewill! This property allows us the ability to choose and teaches us the value of correct judgment/ criterion.
Through the conscious use of our will we can create a better tomorrow or head for destruction.
The choice is ours.
When our freewill is blocked, we suffer from a feeling of frustration or failure, which manifests itself on the bodily plane with a tightening of the whole area of the solar plexus.
When willpower is lost, the stomach turns into water. The inner Fire goes out and courage fails us.
Ideally, there should be a free flow of energy between one’s freedom of choice and the freedom shown to the rest of the world, but this often gets blocked.
The cause of this blockage may be a temporary barrier created for example by a personal conflict or it may have its roots in much deeper, chronic oppressive situations.
Many lose their willpower in childhood when forced to comply with the moral code and social constructs imposed by various people in their environment, who personified Magistracy, Power, Authority (parents, relatives, teachers, etc.) Any disobedience of such dominant figures was usually treated with intense criticism and punishment which in turn led to the creation of remorse and guilt. Guilt and shame block the chakra to a considerable extent, preventing the individual from working with the Solar Plexus Chakra at an emotional level, and thus, leading to interacting almost exclusively through the thoughts of those around us / how we are expected to be/act.
When the will is blocked, either at its source or externally, the solar plexus chakra cannot be expressed and the movement of energy through it is distorted. In this case at any given moment a stimulus may fracture the “wall of the floodgate” and all the trapped energy will spill over. Then one may suffer some sort of crisis through a violent emotional outburst or even collapse.
The third chakra contains all the “raw” / primitive feelings.
When we freely externalise and unobtrusively invest these outwardly, then they can be fulfilled, integrated and become part of the self and the whole of ourselves. But when the senses, for whatever reason, are not expressed and turn inward, they remain “wedged” in the chakra until they are purified/ cleansed. Anger, in particular, can remain trapped for many years. The stomach is very sensitive to sudden changes in our feelings. So, when we feel “butterflies” in our stomach, it is very likely that we are experiencing fear, nervousness or anxiety. A sudden shock is like getting a punch in the stomach causing the feeling of being physically sick. When we are upset, we cannot eat properly. All these natural senses / symptoms reflect the activity and state of the chakra itself.
On the bodily plane the solar plexus chakra is related to:
- Waist area of the back
- Abdominal area
- Gastrointestinal area
- Digestive system
- Gall bladder
- Pancreas (insulin)
What do we really want to be?
Dynamic people, victims or oppressors?
If the third chakra works efficiently/ harmoniously, we feel powerful, full of light and positive energy, radiating in our surroundings and we feel unique enjoying a beautiful, happy life with a clear sense of self – direction. Even more, we can enjoy positive characteristics such as: success at work, power, progress, ambition, independent action, precise formation and expression of thoughts, intellect.
An imbalance and dysfunctional Solar plexus chakra can cause:
- A variety of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
- Liver disorders
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Fear of being alone
- Have demanding, manipulative tendencies
- A sense of superiority
- Excessive pride
- Excessive use of intellect/ rationalization (i.e. excuses)
- Extreme anxiety
- Psychological illnesses
Cleansing of the intestine is considered to be mandatory for those suffering from neurosis and mental illness.
How to strengthen and Activate the Solar Plexus Chakra:
- Accept and embrace the joy of life – recognize, feel and appreciate joy, happiness and beauty at all times even in the simplest thing.
- Embrace and accept yourself the same way you love and respect your best friends.
- “Know Thyself”. You cannot figure out who you are if you cannot recognize who you are and what you are not.
Position: between the 12th thoracic and the 1st lumbar vertebra
Verb: I CAN
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