The Solar Plexus, or Manipura, is the last of the lower Chakras. The Solar Plexus Chakra is located between the belly button and the actual Solar Plexus of the body. It is associated with the color yellow/golden yellow.
The Solar Plexus is the center point of all our Chakras when you incorporate the Earth and Spiritual Chakras into the System (these will be discussed later). It controls the physical aspects of the stomach, digestion, gall bladder, pancreas, liver, and the nervous system. It also controls emotional aspects, such as: raw creativity, one’s will/ beliefs, the ego, spontaneity, and empowerment. The Solar Plexus is the seat of our emotions.
Our focus, manifestation, ambition, and our critical aspect/ defensiveness come from the Solar Plexus. When we are out of balance in this area we will, more likely than not, be faced with control issues, hypersensitivity, anxiety, action imbalances, and issues with the digestive system.
Furthermore, one’s fear also resides here. In fact, to digress, fear covers a multitude of sins, and is virtually useless when it is a negative space. However, there is also “good” fear that one utilizes to keep oneself safe. Emotional fear is the killer, and as such, we must not let ourselves become a prisoner of our fears when they are in fact irrational. When you have fear unbalancing this Chakra it will likely cause much physical, mental and emotional pain.
This Chakra is the gateway from our higher chakras to our two more primitive ones. A blockage here can make someone terribly uncomfortable, as it can prevent the light energy of the universe from reaching and healing our most primal desires, thoughts, and fears.
With respect to healing and balancing this Chakra, one may use crystals or stones, such as: Tiger’s Eye, Sunstone, Citrine, Calcite, and Rhodochrosite.
Additionally, you may or may not have heard of shielding. Some individuals are against this in theory because, most of the time, people generally pursue it to avoid situations that should in fact be reviewed and worked through. However, it makes them feel rather uncomfortable, and so they choose to suppress it. It is important to understand that through this sort of shielding, it cuts off even the good aspects because you are consciously seeking to block out everything. Empaths generally tend to do this the most, and while in the beginning it is fine because too much emotion can lead to addictive behavior, it should not become the norm. We all need to learn how to use and control our abilities. We need to experience these things so that we can see the differences between what is toxic and what is not.
Now, you may be asking, what does this have to with the Solar Plexus Chakra? And in fact, the answer is everything. As stated previously, it is the seat of our emotions. As such, this is where the incoming energies from people are received.
We recommend to work on this particular Chakra as often as you able. The Solar Plexus generates a magnetic field of sorts, and our own natural shield, which allows us to discern the negative and harmful to us from the positive and what is good for us. It also is the bridge from the Root and Sacral Chakras to the Heart and Throat. It is the center point, from which our voice and love meet our primal and animal energies. As such, it filters the energies so that they are able cross through. It is important to remember that if there is by chance a rough flow of energy, it can lead you to feeling out of sorts. Furthermore, if there is a rough flow of energy, it has the potential to cause chaos, which is harmful to your well-being. Conversely, a smooth flow of energy through here creates a nearly perfect balance and clarity.
Below is a sound meditation by Meditative Mind for healing and balancing your Solar Plexus Chakra.