Today’s Miracle Moment is about the third chakra located in the solar plexus area—the energy center of personal power and self-esteem.
The third chakra relates to the mental body and is energetically associated with your personal power and self-esteem. This third chakra, rotating as a vortex of energy, is in your solar plexus, about three inches above the navel, at the base of the sternum. You can experience your personal power by breathing into and through your solar plexus.
When we can’t feel and connect with our vital life force in our solar plexus, we have a tendency to jump into our head and start over-thinking, creating “stories” about what’s happening, and getting caught up in those stories and external circumstances.
The moment you find yourself starting to do that, bring your attention to where your ribs splay apart above your navel and below the sternum.
To activate the third chakra in your solar plexus, stretch and open this area. You can do this with the following practice…
- Reach your arms up high and then reach behind you as if you are putting your hands in your back pocket.
- When you inhale into your belly, stretch this area of your body wide open, extending the spine.
- Exhale and come back to neutral.
By doing this simple practice, you’re squeezing the solar plexus area as if it were a sponge. This opens and flushes the tissues in the area and brings life force into the cellular structure, where the cells start to vibrate. This activates the level of consciousness associated with the third chakra, which allows you to still your mind and be open to greater self-love.
We’ve noticed that a lot of women have issues around self-empowerment—of being in their power. Often, they may not feel as confident to move out into the world, to express their power, to express their ideas, to feel like they have some sovereignty. They may not feel okay to take up space in the world.
If you have any issues with self-empowerment, with feeling your own sense of power in the world, then doing this practice will help you open up to your inherent power.
When we have access to our true power–not our fake power, but the authentic power that’s the true essence of who we are–then we’re much more able to live in the Miracle Zone. This is the place where life flows, where we are in tune with the energy of life, where we’re bringing our authentic Self forward and meeting life in miraculous ways.
We invite you to do this practice for even a minute or two each day–it can make a huge difference in your life. It will open you up to authentic self-esteem and self-love, where you truly feel like you belong and that you are okay.
We end this Miracle Moment with a beautiful excerpt from a poem called Love After Love by Derek Walcott, a Nobel laureate and writer.
“The day will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your
own door, in your own mirror…You will love again the stranger who was yourself.”
May you feel your own power, and may that open you up to the experience of love that you deserve.