Third or Solar ChakraThis is the third in a series of articles on the chakra system.  I want to begin by attributing the Chakra books by Peter Rendel and Cyndi Dale which, along with others, have informed and inspired me. The seven major chakras are positioned along your spine. The first or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the tailbone, the Second Chakra referred to as the Sacral Chakra is about two inches below the naval. The Third Chakra, Solar is at the level of the solar plexus. The Fourth Chakra or Heart chakra is located at the middle of the chest, the Fifth Chakra or Throat chakra is at the level of the base of the neck, The Sixth Chakra or Brow chakra, also called the “third eye”, lives in the center of the head, behind the eyes, and the Seventh Chakra or Crown Chakra sits flat on the top of the head. All except the Seventh Chakra can be seen in the minds eye as an energetic vortex spinning through the body, front to back.

The Chakras span a wide range of affect- from completely physical at the first chakra, advancing to the spiritual: the seventh chakra is the gateway to source. The chakras impact every aspect of your life. If you want to know more you should experience my website and you’ll see that each major page is dedicated to a chakra along with a brief audio description and meditation for each one.In working with clients I read their energetic body, ie; chakras and aura and I identify and release energy that blocks their power and success.  Each chakra has a function that directly contributes to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.  The chakras hold information from this lifetime as well as previous lifetimes and not all of it is empowering.  They can hold other people’s energy as well as your own.  They are in constant motion, sending and receiving energy, and they are constantly reacting to what is happening in your life. 

This article is dedicated to the Third or the Solar Center.  The third chakra is located at the solar plexus. This is the center of personal power, will, self expression and self and other judgments.  The element associated with the third chakra is fire.  Fire is symbolic of forward motion, manifestation, self expression.  Fire is also associated with the hot processes of the body, digestion and metabolism.

An energy that blocks or interferes with the third chakra is control.  This can be the client’s own judgments that say their life should look a certain way and fit into nice neat boxes.  I have actually seen pictures of filing cabinets in the third.  A rigid idea, (judgment), of what and how you should be limits self expression and also contains the element of fear.  I also see energy from others trying to control or manipulate the client.  This energy can have the quality of desperation if it is from someone who is afraid they might be left behind and are trying to hold on.  It can also have an edge or abusive quality to it if it is from someone who truly wants to manipulate.  I see it often in the form of cords from one person to another.  The interesting thing is that these cords can come from physical and non physical beings, and present and past lifetimes.

To illustrate this think of scenarios where there might have been a lot to be gained by usurping a person’s personal power or will.  Maybe the person has or had a talent that could make money for someone in authority over them.  Another example could be arranged marriages, not only did the parents have complete control over the daughter but the husband they chose for her would as well.  The energy from these previous experiences can stay with a person and limit their self expression in this lifetime.  Feelings of frustration or futility over finding your place in the world, intense self judgment, or a lack of self confidence can indicate blocks in this chakra.  The good news is that blocks can be identified and cleared.

The outgoing or Yang function of the third chakra is the expression of self in the world.  The receptive or Yin function of the third chakra concerns opinions and judgments about self and others.

In my opinion the third chakra is the center from which you manifest your life as a divine being in a physical body on this earth plane.  It is also the center through which you manifest your desires and intentions.  Will and faith look a lot alike to me.  The energy associated with the third chakra is Mental, ideas and thoughts which are the beginning of manifestation.

When the third chakra is functioning properly we experience the quality of expansiveness within ourselves.   We feel we belong and we feel that we something to offer the world.  The color associated with the third chakra is yellow.

I hope you are enjoying these articles on the chakras.  There are many opinions about them.  I am sharing what I know and what I have experienced in my work as a clairvoyant reader and healer.

Look for my next article in the series:  The Fourth or Heart chakra.