Third Chakra

This chakra holds our formed personality, our wishes and desires and our willing ability to manifest them. Here is our power for compassion, charity, and true justice. The third chakra is in the solar plexus area, close to the navel, and its color is yellow. Physically it deals with the workings of the digestive system, the stomach, the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, middle spine and adrenals. Emotional issues connected with the solar plexus chakra are trust, fear, intimidation, self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-respect. Responsibility for making decisions, sensitivity to criticism and personal honor.
Positive: Logical, Creative, Flexible, Eloquent, Self-aware, Methodical, And Efficient
Negative: Critical, Contradictory, Verbose, Egotistical, Judgmental, And Separative
Time: Past to present to future
Needs: To live in an orderly world. To express individuality. To shine intellectually.
Challenges: To end separation and merge with the One in all.
Other Names: Solar Plexus, manipura (Sanskrit)
Element: Fire
Stones: Quartz, Citrine, and Topaz
Area of consciousness: mental or intellectual body, this includes thoughts, opinions and judgments.
Governs: emotional issues and issues of personal power.
Musical note is E.
Planet - Jupiter
Metal - Tin
Crystals - Jasper, Yellow Tourmaline, Citrine, Amber, Golden Topaz, Tiger's Eye
Essential Oils - Cinnamon, Geranium
Incense: Carnation.
Flower Essence: Chamomile, Peppermint, and Golden Yarrow, Lemongrass.
Sacred Truth - Honor Oneself
Affirmation: In a smooth and healthy way, I release all unresolved emotions. I claim my personal power.
Underactive: When underactive, a person may feel aloof, isolated, and may be afraid to explore new opportunities.
Balanced: When balanced, one lives in peace and new learning opportunities are presented. It brings selfless service to others.
Overactive: When overactive, it shows one who is judgmental and has a quick temper. It also represents one who is stubborn and critical.

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