Firstly, how do you know if you need to clear your solar plexus chakra?
- You had a strict upbringing where your needs were ignored and you felt powerless
- You were bullied and it made you lose confidence in yourself
- You have issues with emotional eating; either over or under eating in response to emotional situations
- You often feel like you lack power and confidence, ie, you have low self-esteem
- You’re a frustrated people pleaser
- You struggle to set boundaries with other people and with yourself, eg, spending, drinking or working too much
- You have digestive issues such as IBS, food allergies or stomach ulcers
- You have addictive tendencies because you’re giving too much of your power away to something external
- Also, having a BIG ego which manifests as being dominant, manipulative and behaving like a bully is also a sign of an out-of-balance solar plexus chakra
It’s possible to find balance again, and a solar plexus that’s in energetic harmony will allow you to leave self-doubt behind and feel confident in your own abilities.
It will give you an energy boost, and help you to create success once you feel worthy of it on the inside. Your confidence will then inspire other people to have confidence in you and what you’re offering.
Most importantly, you’ll know that you get to create your circumstances and choose how you respond.
Never underestimate the power of the people you’re with.
This is never more true than if you’re an empath or spiritually sensitive person – you’ll naturally soak in everyone else’s energy without even realising.
Look at the people who are in your life. Do they feel empowered? Do they have good self-esteem? Do they have a balanced solar plexus chakra?
Often we can mirror the behaviour of people around us and stay small to try and fit in. This is no good for the solar plexus chakra. The first step if you want to enjoy a strong, harmonious and balanced solar plexus chakra is to align yourself with relationships that allow you to express yourself as the greatest version of you. It’s not cool to have low self-esteem, and you don’t need to put yourself down to fit in.
Find people who raise you up and give you a safe space to shine as the brightest version of you.
Anger can stick in the solar plexus chakra like a toxic glue.
People who are quick to anger have an overactive solar plexus, and they’re giving their power away too easily when other people can invoke such a strong emotional response.
Equally, if you don’t feel safe expressing any anger and you people please just to avoid conflict, it’s likely that you have an underactive solar plexus.
Louise Hay famously tells her story of how she had to release old anger from childhood sexual abuse to eliminate cervical cancer, which she saw as a manifestation of this trapped trauma. Research how you can release your own anger – either on your own or with a professional counsellor.
The anger could be trapped in your solar plexus and causing an imbalance. Setting it free will allow energy to flow through again, bringing it back into balance.
Watching what you eat is extra important if you’re spiritually sensitive.
Food is just another kind of energy and you’re putting it directly into your body, at the centre of all your energy fields. Colours are associated with all of the chakras, and the colour yellow is associated with your solar plexus.
Therefore, it’s said that this chakra appreciates healthy and nutritious yellow foods. Such as: 🍋 Lemons 🍋 Bananas 🍋 Sweetcorn 🍋 Pineapple 🍋 Turmeric 🍋 Lentils
Eating foods that you can digest more easily (eg, gluten-free and without dairy) is an easy way to find relief from any physical symptoms of imbalance in this chakra. Your food gives you energy and you want your food to support all of the power that you have available in this chakra.
Eat foods that will enable you to flourish by being nourished.
Similar to foods, the solar plexus also appreciates yellow crystals.
Often, Reiki therapists will place crystals down the chakras of the client they’re working on. These crystals will match the colour of each chakra.
You can place yellow crystals on your solar plexus chakra when you’re lying down, meditate, and visualise the yellow energy centre around your stomach swirling freely. Imagine that it’s completely open to energy flowing through it and out of it.
You can use: 💛 Amber 💛 Citrine 💛 Tigers Eye 💛 Yellow Calcite 💛 Yellow Topaz
Crystals are great energy amplifiers and they can also soak in any toxic energy from your solar plexus. For this reason, it’s very important that you regularly cleanse your crystals to release any old energy they’ve soaked in.
You can use affirmations to inspire movement in all of your chakras – for your solar plexus, choose affirmations that remind you of your power to get the energy moving again.
You can 1) write them down every morning, 2) say them in your mind, or 3) say them out loud to yourself when you’re on your own (such as in the shower or driving). Imagine these high vibration words going into your chakra and feel them to be true from your gut, which is where your solar plexus is.
This is your centre of personal truth, and what you believe about yourself is held in there.
Know with 100% faith that these affirmations are true and reflective of you. Affirmations for your solar plexus could include:
- I am strong and immensely powerful just by being me
- There’s nothing that anyone can ever do to take away my light
- I create my own life and I can create it however I want
One of my favourite affirmations which I always use is:
- I get to have fun, be free, and be me; and as a result, I get to live in an endless state of abundance
Try these or think of some new affirmations which will restore positive self-belief into your energy centre.
When you feel restricted, it manifests as blocked energy in your chakras which then restricts your manifesting.
Freedom is what your soul wants for you most of all.
When you don’t allow yourself to be free, you’re encouraging your solar plexus to stay small and you’re hiding from your light.
Allowing yourself to be free is done in small steps, such as:
- Choosing not to be a victim
- Laughing at yourself when you do things wrong, instead of criticising yourself
- Being spontaneous because you’re not fearfully controlling every outcome
Prioritising freedom also means being someone who isn’t overly attached. This includes being attached to outcomes, things, ideas, views, and people.
When you aren’t attached, you’re free to adapt. But when you’re too attached, you get stuck and your energy does too.
You allow energy to flow properly through this centre again when you’re happy in the moment and you don’t need to be in control.
Allow yourself to shine, everything will be fine.
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Remember that your energy feels best when it’s fluid, light and free to fully express what your soul wants for you.
Your energy is yours, so don’t give it away to things that zap you of your power and make you feel unable to change. You are able to change, and become better.
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This is part of a Chakra Series:
💙 How To Clear Your Throat Chakra
💚 How To Clear Your Heart Chakra