By Souls Of Silver
The third and one of the most powerful chakras, the Solar Plexus Chakra is all about you asserting yourself in the world. It may sound simple. But with all the worldly tensions and insecurities bogging us down, this might be one of the most difficult tasks you’d have to do. In this article, we will unfold the real meaning of this chakra and find out how to activate it to enrich our souls.
There are a lot of things that can push us into corners or force us into the shade. It is only with a will, motivation, and a lot of power that we can attempt to assert ourselves in front of the world. This is where the Solar Plexus Chakra can help us. This chakra is the powerhouse of the soul. It is characterized as mental strength, personal power, will, and energy. Just like we gain physical energy from food, we gain energy for the soul by activating the Solar Plexus Chakra.
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Now let us delve into the meaning and characteristics of this chakra in more detail.
Meaning Of The Solar Plexus Chakra
This chakra is the third of the seven chakras in the ancient, Eastern chakra system. Located at the upper portion of your stomach or the place where your diaphragm rests, this chakra denoted will and mental abilities.
In ancient Sanskrit, the Solar Plexus Chakra is also called Manipura which means, ‘throne of gems,’ or ‘city of jewels.’ This chakra has several other names that vary in terms of culture, location, or tradition. It is also called Manipurak, Nabhi (which means ‘navel’), or simply the power chakra.
The Solar Plexus Chakra Symbol
This chakra is symbolized as a circle containing ten petals along with an inverted triangle. All these elements have their individual meanings. But combined it becomes a symbol of immense mental power and energy. If you meditate keeping this symbol in mind, you will find power diverging from your core to drive you in the world outside.
The triangle is a symbol of fire, one of the original elements of this Universe. Understood separately, this symbol denotes the power of transformation. It is the epicenter of energy. How is that? Let’s break it down for better understanding.
Fire is the element that can transform matter. Matter transforms into energy and your soul can use this energy to sail ahead. The petals are a representation of the flames that emanate from the center of the triangle. In some traditions, the petals are visualized as blue, that is the blue color of raging flames.
Function Of The Third Chakra
Every chakra in our body has a purpose. Activating them can give you the guidance you were seeking for so long or even make you act in certain cases. Whenever we are stuck in inertia, these chakras come to our rescue. The Solar Plexus Chakra has a similar task. Its focus is to make your move, mentally and spiritually. This power chakra is another name for ‘momentum,’ ‘change,’ or ‘transformation.’
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Your Solar Plexus Chakra is activated when you realize your desires or potential and want to move ahead in life to reach them. It is the time when you burst out of your bubble or throw away the shackles of insecurities and try to make your way in life.
However, it is crucial to keep this chakra balanced. An imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra might turn you into a control freak, or worse, hopeless. This happens because your energy within doesn’t find a proper channel to express itself.
Keep these points in mind and meditate to find the sweet spot where you can harness the true power of the Solar Plexus Chakra. Let us know if you found this useful.