When you come home to yourself with the solar plexus chakra you trust your gut, you stand in your power and embrace your inner warrior (remember she can be a peaceful warrior, calm and centered in the midst of all the noise and distractions), and you choose the life you want by making decisions from your intuition, from a place of deep internal wisdom and knowing.
Our third energy center and our intuition encourage us to dream bigger for ourselves and for the greater collective, and they give us access to the ability to create these dreams in real-life terms.
Using intuition creates dreams that catch wind and fire. Dreams that will become real-life experience.
The solar plexus chakra holds our gut instincts and the clear intentions that allow for the expression of our true worth and happiness. It also carries the road map that leads to igniting these dreams into reality.
When tapping into our third energy center to create this new reality from a place of self-worth and empowerment, stillness is crucial. Presence is key.
Dropping into a place of stillness allows us not only to hear our inner voice and feel our gut feelings but also to organize the wisdom that comes in with what feels right in the now regardless of old models or outside influences.
In the present moment, the thinking mind cannot think several things at once. If our body is moving, our mind is thinking about movement. Stillness offers our brain, our body, and our soul a sense of peace and centering so that the intuitive space in the mind can open up wide.
From here, what we hear can take a front seat in our decision making process. From here, we learn to listen.
A clear and healthy solar plexus chakra allows us all to listen to our gut and take graceful and efficient action as necessary.
I know it can seem daunting to come into deep power. The good news is that our body wants us to live in this way – and our gut holds the clues that will steer us in the right direction throughout the rest of our life.
We can use our belly awareness to tap into and notice the cues it provides us through sensation – it might be a sinking feeling, a sense of elation through a clapping vibration, somersaults, butterflies, or a dropping, as if you were in an elevator.
These feelings can help us gauge whether we are in our power or not, adjusting as necessary until our boundaries, worth, and sense of self come into full bloom.
This is a lifelong practice and journey.
Over and over again we learn to listen to, trust and deeply honor our intuition and inner power. We don’t always succeed and that’s okay. What matters is that you know what you need to do, and each time you veer off course you can recalibrate your inner compass and come back to your true north.
Be where you are right now with love, kindness and unconditional compassion.
Breathe. Be still. Listen.
Each time you do you come home to yourself.
What is your intuition whispering to you now?
The first three chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus), are about our physical being, and I’ve always believed that our bodies are incredibly intelligent, that there is an inherent intelligence and wisdom in our body if we just take the time to listen.
So for this morning meditation I invite you to let go of the layers of tension and holding within your body that keep you from connecting to your intuition, and to that innate wisdom and intelligence. As you drop into your body and breath notice the freedom and release that takes place, and the deep stillness that arises.
Body Scan Meditation
Yoga Nidra: Freedom Nature
This is one of my favorite yoga nidra practices. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Solar Plexus Chakra Journal Prompts
I invite you to compassionately and honestly explore the following three questions in your journal. Listening to your innate wisdom, how can you nurture your own strong and powerful sense of self, and your freedom to choose the life you want? To make choices that honor and support you?
Do you know that you are always free to choose in every situation?
Do you exercise your freedom to choose to be yourself at all times?
Do you experience freedom when you make a choice for the good in your life?
Heres the recording of your 60 minute Sacred Sunday Solar Plexus Chakra Yoga Practice. Enjoy!