Last year was the year of the solar plexus chakra (2018). This chakra lies right below the naval and is part of many breathing and also anxiety disorders. The solar plexus chakra is the chakra for manifestation, willpower and creating the life that you desire. It is represented with a yellow energy, showcasing the sunny potential a balanced solar plexus chakra can bring to your life.
My solar plexus chakra really came into play when I was transferring from a corporate job to a life of self-employment and being my own boss. All of a sudden, I was drawn to citrine and other yellow gems in order to manifest and create the life I truly desired. At no other point in my life had I even noticed my solar plexus chakra but all of a sudden I was surrounded by it and working with it constantly. Starting off working with an imbalanced solar plexus chakra can hurt, especially in the beginning. Physically, an imbalanced solar plexus chakra can manifest itself in an anxiety disorder or even breathing disorder. It wasn’t until soon after I began my work, that I had to dive very deep to almost ten years ago, when my anxiety and insecurity first manifested after a relationship with an abusive boyfriend. Of course the story goes even deeper and it took a few past life regressions to get to the ground of it, but that’s a post for another time.
Opening up my solar plexus chakra and becoming aware of the fact that it even existed required work. I did breathing exercises. I had to turn over my thought patterns of unworthiness and being a victim of my self-created life. I worked with crystals and came up with vision boards. I turned over boulders of insecurities, failures and other situations, which I had buried deep down in my subconscious, since these did not belong to my story as a “worthy” human being (whatever that meant to me at that point in time).
The solar plexus is no joke, especially if this is the first chakra you are working with ever. My beliefs around abundance and worthiness all of a sudden came to the surface, since I was transitioning into a freer lifestyle and needed to manifest my income out of “thin air”, or so it felt. Mastering your reality has a lot to do with the solar plexus. You start to question everything. How one person makes their income this way and another that way. Why the pricing on this product is such whereas the price tag on a similar product is different at a different location. Someone who is constantly pushing their beliefs onto others might have a root chakra issue, but most likely this is a solar plexus chakra issue. They won't give another person the autonomy to just be out of fear that their own world would collapse otherwise.
The solar plexus chakra is all about empowerment and manifesting the life you want. It is also the chakra, where I feel the most soreness right away, as opposed to the other chakras. Stretching exercises, especially yoga, can be felt especially in this area. Opening up your solar plexus chakra can occur through: Breathing exercises, stretching, meditating with crystals, envisioning and writing down the life you want (journal, vision board and so forth), and empowering yourself to do things you never felt like doing before. How you work with your solar plexus is entirely up to you. There is no tell-tale way of showing you how to reap the most benefit out of this part of who you are. These are merely suggestions.
Great crystals for the solar plexus are: Anything of a yellow color to stimulate it. Such as citrine, honey calcite, bumblebee jasper. Anything of a cooler, blue color is good to mellow it out. Such as sapphire and emerald.
There is so much more to say about this chakra (one of the most interesting ones to me), but this should do for the beginning. Happy exploring of your manifestation powers and feelings of worthiness!
Love & Light,