During WWII, Eleanor Roosevelt suggested, “Do one scary thing a day.” By “scary,” she didn’t mean playing chicken with an oncoming car. She was suggesting learning something new—a language, a sport, a musical instrument, or practice something you’ve learned but have never utilized. It doesn’t have to be difficult or dangerous, just different. Challenging yourself to overcome fears increases your self-confidence, self-worth, and personal power. I mentioned 3 of my fears in the chapter, “Facing Fears,” of my first book Views From My Chariot…. http://booklocker.com/books/6235.html
The Lumbar or Solar Plexus Chakra represents our personal power and our will. When open, we’re self-confident, in-control of our lives, have self-esteem, and exercise self-control. Since it’s located in the upper abdomen in the stomach area, when it’s closed, digestive problems occur (constipation, ulcers, parasites, colitis), nervousness, feelings of powerlessness, and a victim mentality distort our feelings of worthiness.
The Law of Intention and Desire governs this chakra. You must be conscious and aware of what you’re working toward.
The Road Not Taken
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are going.” ~Lao Tzu
Can you give your full attention and map out your direction to an unspecified goal or desire? Make clear your intention (or you may be surprised by their fruit), then nourish its seeds for them to manifest.
Mental exercises and positive affirmations can reverse negative momentum. Florence Scovel SHINN’s book, Your Word Is Your Wand, is resplendent with affirmations for success.
Read self-help and informative books to stimulate this energy, like my Views From My Chariot http://booklocker.com/books/6235.html and HOW TO BE THE BEST YOU http://booklocker.com/books/6811.htm .
Enroll in a class you desire to take. Dance or take out the ol’ hula hoop!
Alright, it’s time for a “You say w-h-a-t?!” Remember Superman’s hands-on-hips-stance and Wonder Woman’s twirl with extended arms, then hands-on-hips? They’re power positions. Not only do they portray strength, but they tell the body to produce testosterone. Girl Scout’s honor!
With shoulders back, position your feet about shoulder width apart (just sitting up straight with fists on hips works if you’re in a wheelchair), place closed fists on your hips, and say: “I am strong. I am confident. I am victorious. I am in control of my life.” No matter the imbalance, this is an empowering affirmation.
The musical note “E” can open this energy center. Wind chimes tuned to E are delightful do-it-yourselfers.
Since yellow is associated with this chakra, stroll in the sunshine, invest in a yellow sweater, socks, or citrine ring. Add bananas, yellow peppers, yellow lentils, yellow squash, corn, and chamomile tea to your diet.
Use yellow essential oils, such as revitalizing and uplifting Lemon, #3578 ($14.80 for 15-ml). Lemon is researched to quell nerves, digestive problems, and gives a lift to emotions. Honk if you love happy! I start each morning with a cleansing couple of drops in my glass of water. https://www.youngliving.org/4wholeness
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Disclaimer: I am offering my insights and what has worked for me. This is not meant to diagnose, prescribe or treat any condition of the body. Always consult your health professional before changing any program. I am not legally responsible for anyone else’s thoughts, words, actions or ramifications of such. Quotes I have used, and books or information I have referenced are not indicative of their authors agreeing with or condoning my suggestions and approaches.