Manipura: The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra is third in the chakra system and located right at the actual solar plexus right under the diaphragm. This is a very powerful and highly energetic chakra.
Solar plexus is the source and core of our Willpower, confidence, and self-esteem. Some equate it visually to the Sun; bright, radiant and incredibly powerful. Going through the energies of this chakra is extremely prevalent and noticeable in young toddlers; some will recognize this as the “terrible twos”.
These children have just gotten used to the world and now they realize they can make decision about what they want and what they don’t want. Since this is such powerful energy they are dealing with, they can get very intense and kinda crazy when they don’t get what they want. We all see these kids at the store where they see some toy they want and mommy or daddy tells them no and they just lose any kind of civility they once had.
Even after the terrible twos, people are working through this chakra. For some, it could be throughout their childhood, their teenage years or maybe their young adulthood as well. Solar plexus is all about coming into yourself and being 100% comfortable with who you are. Personal identity is extremely important here.
Someone who is unsure of who they are or don’t know what they want out of life will have a very underactive solar plexus chakra. This will make it very hard for them to exude their will out into the universe and will be unable to manifest what they need. On the other hand, someone who is intensely narcissistic and self-centered will have an overactive solar plexus. They will be unable to notice, respect, or empathize with other people and will not be able to stay in tune or flow with the universe.
The solar plexus chakra is also believed to be the center for magic power in the body. When doing any kind of magical working or spellcraft, willpower is one of the most important ingredients. First, you need an intention of what you want, then you need your will to power it. This is that “free will” we have that allows us to manifest anything we desire.
The solar plexus chakra is a very power and equally important chakra. It houses our will, personal identity, and gives us incredible power. This chakra is also the last of the Masculine chakras. The three chakras we’ve talked about so far are the first “section” of chakras that deals with the physical world. The next ones up will be more spiritual and Feminine in nature. Hope you’re excited and thanks for reading!
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