The web is full of information about chakras, and I encourage you to do some sleuthing. You will likely find that some of of these wheels of energy in your body are healthy and strong, and that some are not. Note that if the idea of chakras is unfamiliar to you, you will see that the information related to the chakras rings true, and that there is a lot of readily accessible information out there to help you heal and strengthen your chakras – which in turn heals and strengthens you.
Many empaths, including me, have challenges that manifest in the third solar plexus chakra. If you (like me) have a history of digestive problems and/or lower back problems, you are having issues with this chakra. The solar plexus chakra is our seat of self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-confidence. This energy helps us more forward, face challenges, and be confident in our decisions.
Why would empaths have trouble with this third chakra? It’s not so hard to figure out. Empathy. We empathize so strongly with others, that sometimes we don’t trust our own opinions and self-definitions. We often put the needs of others ahead of ourselves – which is sometimes the right thing to do – but NOT EVERY time the right thing to do. One can be compassionate toward others and still trust and care for oneself.
There are ways to strengthen the third solar plexus chakra. Be more conscious of your decisions and actions and less influenced by other’s thoughts. Strength comes from resolve. Be physically conscious of your solar plexus – do deep breathing and core strengthening. Be spiritually conscious through prayer and guidance. Pick a few affirmations and say them throughout the day and/or sing lines from a favorite power song. Here are some affirmations for the third chakra from Chakra Wisdom ezine to get you started:
Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations
I love and accept myself.
I stand up for myself.
I am strong and courageous.
I am worthy of love, kindness, and respect.
I choose the best for myself.
I express myself in a powerful way.
I am proud of my achievements.
I honor my self.
I choose healthy relationships.
I am authentic.
I direct my own life.
I appreciate my strengths.
I feel my own power.
I am free to choose in any situation.
I seek opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
I am at peace with myself.
And then there’s yellow. What? Yes, yellow! Yellow is the color of the third chakra. Wear some yellow or put something yellow near you….It’s okay to have fun with this bright color….After all, the goal is for you to shine your most brilliant you into the world. And that is the gift of the third solar plexus chakra.