3. Hummingbird

Hummingbird

3. Hummingbird 

Solar Plexus Chakra – Stomach Area

Nature’s Archetypes – Hummingbird – North Direction

Meaning: The archetype of Hummingbird is symbolic of the solar plexus chakra. It represents the eternal light that is within you, the internal source that fuels you as well as the external sun that shines upon you. The Hummingbird’s ability to migrate long distances and hover in the air makes it a creature of mythical proportions. They ignite the imagination by seeing life as a sacred fairytale. Hummingbirds share this distinction with Dragonflies and Butterflies, as well as magical creatures such as Dragons and Unicorns.

Hummingbirds remind us that the impossible is possible as we transform our lives with courage, determination and joy. Hummingbirds represent the sweetness in our lives and the power to rewrite our soul’s story.

In some native cultures the Hummingbird is the totem of soul retrieval as the mythical realm of the Hummingbird transcends time and space.

Message: Whatever is challenging you can be transformed in your favor when you approach it from a place of gratitude. This is the hero’s journey of moving through obstacles to reconnect with your soul’s true purpose. Imagine your life as a sacred fairytale filled with twists, turns and wonder. As the author of your story you are able to write a new ending. Remember that the impossible is possible when you focus on the sweetness in your life.

“Quick as a hummingbird…she darts so eagerly, swiftly, sweetly dipping into the flowers of my heart”.

 – James Oppenheim -

10. Seed of Life

Seed

10. Seed of Life 

Solar Plexus Chakra – Stomach Area

Sacred Geometry – Seed of Life

Meaning: The seed of life is made up of seven interlocking circles. Six circles have divided from the central circle to create this dynamic matrix. It is often refered to as the Genesis Pattern for many feel it represents the creation story found in both the Hebrew and Christian book of Genesis.

The seven heavenly “lamps” that could be seen with the naked eye inspired the idea that the number seven was sacred. Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn along with the Sun and Moon became known as the “Seven Sages.” When the Romans created the Julian calendar in 46 BCE they identified the seven days of the week by naming them for each of these seven sages. Since the sun (Sol) was the largest of the sages it became the seventh day of rest or Sunday.

The solar plexus chakra holds the energy for the seed of life. Solar comes from the Roman word “sol.” The sun is the primary external source of energy in our galaxy. The solar plexus chakra is the power source that fuels us from within.

Message: Power provides the ability to create, destroy or rest. To be at peace with the concept of power is to know when to create, when to destroy and when to rest. Becoming a person of power gives you the ability to choose. Be open to the power that is growing within you. Learn how to use this power wisely as you plant your seeds for the future.

“Love is born in fire, is planted like a seed. Love cannot give you everything, but it gives you what you need.” - Kate Wolfe 

17. Tetrahedron

Fire

17. Tetrahedron 

Solar Plexus Chakra – Stomach Area

Platonic Solid – Tetrahedron – Fire

Meaning: The tetrahedron has four equal triangular faces. It is symbolic of the element of fire within our solar plexus chakra. Fire releases heat and light through a process known as combustion. It is found in the sun, the stars and felt within our solar plexus or stomach area. The solar plexus works like a finely tuned furnace that maintains a steady temperature of 98.6° Fahrenheit. Sol is the Latin word for sun and the solar plexus chakra connects us to the center of our solar system.

The sun is a star that formed 4.6 billion years ago. The temperature of the sun’s surface is approximately 9940° Fahrenheit. The sun received its name from the Germanic Goddess Sunna. Sun worship became central to many civilizations throughout the world for its life giving properties.

Many of these cultures built stone structures to track the circular orbit of the sun to determine the equinoxes and solstices. These ancient astronomers discovered that the sun was in fact the center of our solar system over 2000 years ago. From this observation the solar calendar was created.

The Romans celebrated the sun as the “Sol Invictus” (unconquered sun) on the Winter Solstice. They believed that the sun revolved around the earth. This led to an ultimate abuse of power in the name of the sun. It was not until the “enlightenment” that revolutionaries such as Galileo and Copernicus challenged this theory and brought the sun back to the center of our solar system.

Message: Fire and sunlight hold lifegiving properties that feed your soul. Become more conscious of the foods you eat to fuel your internal fire as well as the thoughts and intentions you take in to feed your soul. Create a sacred fire ceremony to cleanse your emotional and energetic body. Meditate with fire as you balance the power growing within. Honor the sun for the joy and life that feeds your soul. Become conscious of how to manifest this energy to enlighten your life.

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.”

- George Washington -

24. Solar Plexus

Solar Plexus Chakra

24. Solar Plexus Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra – Stomach Area

Energy Center – Digestive System

Meaning: The solar plexus chakra is located in the stomach area of our physical body and is connected to our digestive, lymphatic and immune system. It is symbolic of the fire that burns within us. It is named for the Roman god of the sun (or sol). Our body behaves like a finely tuned engine, or furnace, that maintains a body temperature of 98.6° Fahrenheit. It performs what is known as homeostasis, the body’s natural ability to change and balance as needed to maintain equilibrium of temperature. The fire in our bellies reminds us to balance our tempers as we continue to grow and gain confidence in ourselves. This is necessary for us to feel both peaceful and powerful at the same time. We do this by feeding ourselves a balanced diet of healthy foods and positive intention. With every action we create a reaction.

Basic information for the Solar Plexus Chakra

Color: Yellow.

Body System: Upper Abdomen – Digestive System.

Goals: Vitality, confidence, will, joy and sweetness.

Practice: Integrity, becoming mindful of your actions and thoughts, transparency, stop hiding from yourself. Transform your negative thoughts into positive journey statements.

Malfunction: Lack of confidence leads to a sense of timidity, allowing others to dominate you and feeling unempowered.

Symptoms of imbalance: Ulcers, acid reflux, indigestion, fatigue, withdrawal, depression, apathy, liver dysfunction.

Plant Ally: Sunflower for nourishment.

Essential Oils: Lemon, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Fennel, Sandalwood, Cardamom, Nag Champa Flower.

Foods: Complex carbohydrates, legumes, potatoes, whole grain breads, pastas and cereals for energy and strength.

Stones & Crystals: Tiger Eye, Yellow Amber, Citrine, Gold, Gold Calcite, Topaz, Yellow Jade, Gold Quartz, Pyrite.

Archetype: Hummingbird.

Sacred Geometry: Seed of Life.

Platonic Solid: Tetrahedron.

Element: Fire.

Sacred Belief: Hinduism.

Consciousness: Personal Unconscious.

Message: Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water to fuel your energy source. It is also important to feed your soul with positive intentions. Feel the warmth growing within you as your internal sun is providing you with strength and courage.

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same” - Marianne Williamson 

31. Hinduism

Hinduism

31. Hinduism  

Solar Plexus Chakra – Stomach Area

Belief System – Hinduism

Meaning: The solar plexus chakra is symbolic of the fiery and sacred nature of Hinduism. The word Hindu comes from the Persian word Sindhu, a name for the Indus River. Around 1500 BCE, the Rig-Veda (Rig “to praise”, Veda “knowledge”) was written. The first God mentioned in the Rig-Veda was Agni, the God of fire and sacrifice. Agni serves as the messenger between man and the heavens. Offerings, also known as sacrifice, are given to Agni fires created to carry blessings on paper or used to carry the soul after death.

Atman is the Hindu word for Soul. Brahman is considered the “spirit” of the Atman. Brahman is the masculine aspect of Devi, the great primordial mother Goddess. Tara was the Star Goddess and Maya was the Goddess of illusion and fate.

The spirit of the soul is expressed through multiple deities (Gods and Goddesses.) The female trimurti (Devi, Tara and Maya) was replaced by a male trimurti (Brahman, Vishnu and Shiva.) Some Hindus are followers of Shiva (Destroyer God) or Vishnu (Preserver God.) Brahman is the unifying “spirit.”

Reincarnation is a central belief for all Hindus. The Atman or Soul as the divine self is eternal. The soul is affected by karma (action). When the soul reincarnates into a human body, a person’s actions create reactions. This is the eternal law of karma, which impacts future incarnations. This continual cycle of reincarnation is called Samsara where the soul is reborn over and over again according to their karma. The goal is to achieve liberation (moksha) and be free from Samsara. Agni fires are used to help clear karma within lifetimes and to carry the karma of souls between lifetimes. Agni is also the digestive fire of the solar plexus. Agni is seen as the energetic source that sustains the sun. Agni is an eternal flame.

Hinduism is not one unified religion but instead a diverse set of practices and beliefs that evolved over time. Many Hindus consider their religion as an “eternal path” or “sanatama dharma.” Even though they are diverse they are united through the concepts of karma, reincarnation and the eternally sacred path. Yoga (to yoke with spirit) is a path.

Message: Now is the time for you to use the power and wisdom you possess to transform your life. Become aware of your actions and the reactions they create.  Are your actions aligned with your soul? If they are not, find the courage to change. Believe in yourself and the power within you to take the necessary actions to accomplish your dreams.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi -

38. Unconscious Self

Seed of Life

38. Unconscious Self

Solar Plexus Chakra – Stomach Area

Consciousness – Unconscious Self

Sacred Geometry – Seed of Life

Meaning: The unconscious self hides in the shadows of the seed of life within the solar plexus chakra. The shadow self is often referred to as a person’s dark side. These aspects of the unconscious self don’t want to be seen or identified. Just as a seed holds the hidden potential of the bud so does the shadow hold the potential of the unconscious self. The shadows of the self often stem from the anima (feminine desire within men) or animus (masculine desire within women.) By shedding light on these shadows their hidden potential can be seen and encouraged to heal. To awaken within we must become conscious of what we are hiding from. By loving the shadow self without judgment, past wounds can be healed and released. The self becomes known.

Message: Your fear of looking at the shadows or stories of your life no longer serve you. What you have been hiding from is causing you more harm than good. Now is the time to make peace with your shadows and learn from the past. The seed you planted in your subconscious is providing the courage, confidence and compassion you need to receive the insights buried within you. Trust that you are now ready to become conscious and release any fear or anxiety that you are not good enough or strong enough. This is a time of new beginnings and an opportunity to heal what you thought was impossible. These insights will move you forward with a renewed sense of clarity and purpose.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” - Carl Jung

45. Soul Spectrum

Soul Spectrum

45.  Soul Spectrum 

Solar Plexus Chakra – Stomach Area

Oneness – Soul Spectrum

Seed of Life

Meaning: The soul spectrum refers to all the colors of our chakras that come together to form what is known as the light body. The light body is invisible to the human eye, yet can be felt through subtle touch.

Light is created by the Sun that generates an electro-magnetic spectrum of light made up of various frequencies and wavelengths of energy. Together these waves represent less than 5% of all matter. Of this 5% only 2.3% is seen as visible white light. Visible light is created by narrow bands of monochromatic light or pure spectral colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. When they come together as overlying rays of colored light, they reform into white light.

Soul Spectrum (the meaning of color)

1. Red: the life giving properties of blood.

2. Orange: the color of a ripe orange.

3. Yellow: the color of our sun, it is our power source.

4. Green: the German word, grow.

5. Blue: the concept of bright and shiny.

6. Violet: is the name for purple that is seen as sacred.

7. White: is a word for light or bright.

8. Black: the absence of visible light that holds us together.

Message: By widening your perspective on life it is easier to see that things or situations are never just black or white. There are an infinite variety of invisible energies and visible colors present our lives. Explore the full spectrum of possibilities that are available to you as you are trying to make a decision regarding your path. Awaken to your luminous nature and let your soul shine light onto your life.

“Awakening to one’s true Self-radiant nature is ultimate spiritual and emotional healing.” - Rajita Sivananda (Dr. Judith Cornell)