Today marks 30 days – one full cycle into the Autumnal equinox – the season for letting go and 3 days past the New Moon phase which falls into the sign of Libra – the keeper of scales, reminding us to find balance in our lives.
This is an ideal time to do a self ‘check-in’ as we walk our path, are we still hanging on to thoughts, feelings, emotions that are restricting us or keeping our lives out of balance? Interestingly enough, both the numerical and vibrational match to these is the 3rd Chakra, also commonly referred to as the Solar Plexus(aka Celiac Plexus) Chakra.
It is a large nerve center in the abdominal cavity that manages numerous vital functions. If this is out of balance, you are out of balance – period. It is much more than just about ego, manifesting and the usual meta/new age lingo, it is the center of your true ‘mental/emotional body’, your self-esteem, personality, anxiety, excitement, basically how at ease we are with simply being ourselves.
When the Solar Plexus is in balance we are able to just ‘be’ and allow others to just be as well, this is a state of contentment. When it is out of balance, our emotions can range from insecurity and fear to aggression, lack of confidence to excessively competitive. It is one of the most commonly blocked Chakras and one of the most often ignored. It is a critical nerve center and is the root of both psychological disturbances and chronic illness.
One of the first ways we can begin to bring it back into balance is our breath. Focus on full breath into the diaphragm, all day, everyday, read that again, – all day, everyday, once again, – all day, everyday. Full breath will increase your emotions, that is correct, full breath will increase your emotions, not make you more emotional, but increase your emotional capacity, both resilience and kindness. This is the first step towards healing this Chakra and the beginning to bring you back into balance and the ability to let go.