Want to feel more self-confident and powerful in achieving your goals? Then you’ll want to strengthen your Solar Plexus or 3rd Chakra. I like to visualize the yellow light of the sun streaming into my navel or solar plexus area and feel this golden spotlight invigorating my life and my emotional and physical strength – especially in warding off the flu. If you’re in the midst of a winter storm right now, you can turn to the golden light of a crystal, and breath the energy emanating from the crystal into your solar plexus chakra.
HOW DO CRYSTALS ASSIST IN BALANCING THE CHAKRAS?
Crystal healing works because the stones interact with your body’s own natural subtle energies. Each crystal holds a vibration, much like chakras hold a vibration of color and energy. Crystals used to heal each chakra usually vibrate with the same color associated with that chakra. Edgar Cayce recommended illuminating a clear quartz crystal with the color of the chakra you wanted to heal, then to gaze on that crystal as you sang a mantra associated with that chakra (R A M for the Solar Plexus Chakra) or repeated an appropriate affirmation. Even a photograph of the crystal holds the vibration, so feel free to print this out and use it in lieu of the real thing.
Gaze at the photo here while toning R A M
and notice how you feel greater confidence, self-esteem and vitality.
AFFIRMATION FOR THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA:
“I feel the fire in my belly producing more power in my life.”
For photos, sound mantras and affirmations associated with all seven of the major chakras, see my new Kindle book, BALANCE YOUR CHAKRAS, BALANCE YOUR LIFE.
Just like you carry a few everyday items in your purse, pocket or car, like cough drops to soothe your throat, lip gloss to protect and brighten your lips or gym shoes for your lunchtime walk, having a set of crystals can be very useful for clearing energy blockages and opening chakras. They need not be fancy or showy and seem to work best when they are allowed to choose you. As proof that “everything” in this life is alive, aware and responsive, hold your hand over a few crystals and wait until one or more of them signals you that they are ready to become yours, to accompany you and to work with you by both absorbing and giving off energy.
Now, as the new guardian of your crystals and the recipient of their marvelous power, you have a responsibility to keep them clean and energized. First steep your new crystals overnight in a solution of sea salt and water and dry them thoroughly before you begin to use them.
Periodically, re-wash your crystals in the salt solution, or in rainwater and then re-energize them by exposing them to moon or sunlight for several hours. Take advantage of the healing energy of every full moon by leaving your crystals outside overnight.
Crystals can be simple, yet powerful tools when you’re seeking balance and a sense of well-being in your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self.
To aid in general stress relief, try placing three clear quartz crystals, points facing outward, in a triangle just below your navel. Next, place three rose quartz stones in an arc above your pubic bone and relax for 4-5 minutes. Repeat as often as is needed for optimal energy flow.
For a complete Chakra Balance, try this simple crystal layout to reinforce your chakra energies and ensure they are functioning well.
Choose a grounding stone (black, brown or dark red) to place between your feet. Then choose a stone or crystal corresponding to the different colors of the chakras, placing the red one between your knees, the orange right above your pelvic bone, the yellow right above your navel, the green over your heart center, the light blue on your throat, indigo or dark blue on your forehead and a violet or clear stone on the floor just above the top of your head. Lie down with these stones in place for a period of about 5 minutes or until you feel complete, then remove the stones starting with the one above your head.
Relax for a few more minutes, still lying down, then enjoy a sense a well-being and balance, ready to face the stresses of the day ahead.