Staying centered is one of the toughest things to do in this modern age, but I must say, it is possible. I'm not sure if you're like me and often find yourselves eavesdropping in on others' conversations only to find yourself feeling drained, irritated, or thrown out of balance, but I gotta say that that was one of the main reasons why I couldn't concentrate well in school. What I've learned over time is that the world doesn't stop spinning to accommodate your needs; but by not having that wisdom, I would often give up or give in to the influence around me, rather than learning the tools I'd need inevitably to grow and stay on my course.
Let me just say my childhood was a trip. I was constantly in the state of having my strings pulled!
I still have a ways to go, so if you’re anything like me and struggle to stay centered, feel free to check out my guidebook on how to tap into your personal energy. If you'd like to know a little more about the reason behind the psychology of self-esteem and personal power, and how to begin your journey with solar plexus energy healing, then stay put. I got lots of knowledge to share with you, babe ♡
Before we dive in, I ask that you allow yourself patience and understanding as you prepare to move forward on this journey; start with acknowledging that this is probably something entirely new to you as most teachings on esoteric knowledge go widely untaught within our schools, and therefore become largely unspoken of in the modern western world. Alas, the best place to start, in my experience is by learning how energy works; as well as learning how to decode one very important tool you were born with: your gut instincts. Babes! This is your moment to -once and for all- learn how to tune in and listen.
For a thorough guide on how you can become more aware of your prana (energy), check out this post I wrote on the top 5 books that contributed to my understanding of energy and healing; however, be sure to come back- for more tips + resources on personal power and how you can be your most centered self.
Okay! Now that that's out of the way, we can get started.
You came here because you wanted to increase your self-esteem and learn how to stay centered in your everyday life.
Why then must we start with healing the solar plexus you wonder? Allow me to give you a little background on my little old friend! J haha
I say “old” because if given the chance to tap into an energy center at any given moment, my go-to routine revolves around healing the chakras above the solar plexus; so we will be quite literally healing our solar plexus together. It is my hope that you feel totally welcome to exploring all of your energy centers, (following your intuition of course) to find the best routine and practice for you so to tap into them each at will. Speaking of will… our will is one of the major attributes to a positively functioning solar plexus; let me tell you why:
Our solar plexus, in all reality, can be summed up as an array of radiating nerves that make up the sympathetic nervous system at the stomach level. I'm sure you've heard of the term "fight or flight"- your instinctual response to a threatening situation. And what activates this response? The sympathetic nervous system, which we will now lovingly refer to as the solar plexus, third chakra, or its Sanskrit name Manipura; since we are now speaking of energy and not our physiology, take note that we will be using those three terms throughout the entirety of this text.
Take a moment to check in with the current state of energy you are currently in.
You're probably a bit wired from your morning coffee, or just now crashing…maybe you just left from the gym and are still experiencing runners high-in that case, good for you. In the first instance when most of us need a boost in energy we can often be found reaching for a fix. We reach for a coffee! And that's exactly why we are often stressed out, exhausted, and not tapped into our power centers the way we should be. And here you were probably thinking the fatigue was merely a normal side effect of living…think again! :3
What actually happens the minute you take a sip from that delicious, aromatic vanilla latte is your neurons will signal your pituitary glands to pump out adrenaline and cortisol, in turn, throwing you into fight or flight mode. Unless, of course you're so far gone down the rabbit hole that you find yourself in the shit-uation where your adrenals are so stressed that your regular ol' cup of joe no longer even provides the buzz it was meant to. To make matters worse, some of y’all wind up being like “WTF” and opt for a more upgraded, stronger brew ultimately becoming stuck in a habit, which you’d pass off as a solution. I know what I’m talking about here, OK? I’m a literal Barista. It’s my job to get you high, now scamper along you junkies! Haha
The main purpose of our third chakra is to transform and propel us forward- and with the use of our will- we can overcome the state of inertia brought onto us by the lower chakra centers, the root, and sacral chakra. Starting out you may want to get used to looking to certain keywords and associations as a way of referring to the functioning of each major chakra center. Today I will provide you with a chart laying out everything you need to know about the Solar Plexus Chakra so that you can be well on your way to be a bad b*tch.