3. Hummingbird

Hummingbird

3. Hummingbird – North – Solar Plexus

The energy of Hummingbird is located in the solar plexus or stomach area of your body.  It represents the eternal light that shines within you and the internal source that fuels you. Scientists are still trying to understand how the Hummingbird is able to travel such long distances twice a year without stopping to recharge.  Their journey is a mythic journey as it takes on mythical proportions.  Hummingbirds are courageous and sweet reminders that life is also a mythical journey.  Hummingbird shows us that it time to lighten the load we are carrying and to bring enchantment back into our life.  The energy of a Hummingbird can also be seen in Dragonflies and Butterflies or mythical creatures such as Dragons and Unicorns.  Hummingbird helps us reconnect with the sweetness and joy in life.  Soul loss is often caused by trauma, grief and other life experiences.  As we lose parts of our soul we can begin to feel less whole, which can lead to depression and anxiety.

Hummingbird helps to retrieve those lost parts of your soul. Imagine a luminous thread that connects you to these parts of your soul that are feeling afraid, unloved or lonely.  Travel along that thread and listen to what your soul is asking for.  Honor and heal the inner child within you that needs to feel loved unconditionally, now and forever.  Bring this healed part of your soul into your heart.  Enjoy the sweetness of your life as you begin to live from a place of gratitude. Hummingbird helps you see life as a sacred fairytale.  It is a reminder that what seems impossible is possible.  Hummingbird inspires you to live in a place of constant gratitude.  Hummingbirds also perch on branches to rest and watch the world around them.

Message: Take time to nourish your self with healthy food, love and compassion.  If you are feeling disconnected, call on Hummingbird to help you retrieve parts of yourself that feel lost.  Ask for Hummingbird’s guidance to help you rewrite the stories that may be holding you from moving forward.  Be grateful for the most the difficult times of your life by seeing the lessons and wisdom they bring you.  Each of them holds an insight that provides fuel for your journey.  This fuel ignites your soul and reminds you that you are alive and able to see life in a new way.  Remember that the impossible is possible.  Now is a good time to do something sweet just for you.  Bring flowers into your life, reconnect with people, places or things that bring you joy.  Let the child within you be heard as you see your life filled with wonder.  Feel the beauty in everything and everyone and let it be reflected within you.

“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

The Seed of Life is made up of six circles that have divided from the central one. It is as if the Vesica Piscis has given birth six times in a rotation around a central point. This central circle represents the soul and is the focal point of all intention. The Seed of Life is often called the “Genesis Pattern”, for it is symbolic of the six days of creation with the seventh being a day of rest.  The seventh day is seen as the central circle from which the outer six circles formed.  The Seed of Life is located in the solar plexus chakra.  Solar means Sun and reminds us that we hold the energy of the sun within us.  Because the Seed of Life is in the digestive area of our body it becomes our internal energy source.  The Seed of Life can also be seen as the Seed of Light.  Each of the six outer circles represents a spectrum of white light (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet).

When they come together as overlaying rays of colored light they will reform into white light.  This pattern therefore is also a geometrical formula, which represents the electromagnetic spectrum of light.  It reminds us of the light that shines within us and upon us.  Our solar plexus chakra carries the energy and light to manifest fuel for our soul.  This internal power source encourages us to plant seeds of intention wisely.

Message: The Seed of Life holds the potential of what you are becoming. Now is the time to set clear intentions for yourself and your world.  Plant these seeds of intentions with purpose and passion.  Your internal Sun will quietly warm and incubate your intentions while the external Sun shines brightly upon you.  Together they will nourish you and shed light on the intentions you set.  Be open to the power that is growing within you.  Learn how to use this power wisely and peacefully.  The light that is shining within you is also shining upon you.  Step into it and enjoy it, but be careful to not get burned by it.  It is a powerful force that must be honored. Balance is the key to manifesting your intentions and allowing your dreams to blossom.

“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. Fire

Fire

17. Fire – Tetrahedron – Solar Plexus

The Tetrahedron has four equal triangular faces.  It is symbolic of the element of Fire.  Fire releases heat and light through a process known as combustion.  It is found in the sun and the stars and felt within our digestive system.  Just like water, the power of fire can be both beneficial and destructive.  Our body is like a finely tuned engine, or furnace, that maintains a steady temperature of 98.6° Fahrenheit.  This is known as homeostasis, a natural process that our body performs to adapt to change and maintain equilibrium.  The element of fire is related to our solar plexus chakra.  The word solar means Sun and the Sun is our primary source of energy on Earth, it is also the center of or Solar System.  The Sun is actually as Star that formed 4.6 billion years ago.  The temperate of the Sun’s surface is approximately 9940° Fahrenheit.  The Sun was named for the Germanic Goddess Sunna; Sunday is also named after her.  In Latin, the word Sun is Sol, which is where the term solar comes from.

Sun worship was central to many civilizations throughout the world.  Some of the most famous are the Egyptians, Hindus, Romans and Celtic cultures as well as the Incas of South America and Aztecs of Mexico.  In Hinduism, Agni is the Vedic God of fire who is also associated with sacrifice as fire takes offerings from one world to the other.  Agni has three forms: fire, lightning and the Sun.  Each of these cultures built stone megaliths to accurately mark the summer and winter solstice.  By doing this they were able to track the position of other Stars and their relationship to Earth.  This gave way to the understanding of Earth’s elliptic orbit around the Sun and the precession of the equinoxes.  Babylonian astronomers noted that the Earth revolved once a year along an ecliptic that revealed a band of stars we know today as the Zodiac. These ancient astronomers knew that the Sun was the center of our Solar system over 2000 years ago.  The late Roman Empire celebrated the Sun’s birthday as the “Sol Invictus” (unconquered Sun) on the Winter Solstice.  As the Romans became more convinced that they were “Gods” the center of the universe became the Earth.  This led to an ultimate abuse of power in the name of the Sun.  Fire is a deadly force as is the Sun.  We harness this energy within our solar plexus chakra and must learn to use it wisely.

Message: Work with fire to find the right balance in all areas of your life.  Become more conscious of the foods you eat to fuel your internal fire as well as the thoughts and intentions you take in.  Create a sacred fire ceremony to cleanse your emotional and energetic body. Meditate with fire as you balance the power growing within.  Surround yourself with people who nurture you and who you can nurture as well.

“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

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.  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 bodies 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 about 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 your life 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.

Element: Fire – Tetrahedron.

Sacred Belief: Hinduism.

Consciousness: Personal Unconscious.

Message: Listen to your solar plexus and sense what it is asking of you.  Find the courage to bring forth what is within you.  Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water to maintain a balanced diet.  It is also important to feed yourself with healthy intentions.  Feel the warmth in your belly and know it is your internal sun 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 

The solar plexus chakra is represented by 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 text of 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.  Devi, the divine, was the great mother Goddess. Tara was the Star Goddess as Tara means “Star” and Maya was the Goddess of illusion. The spirit of the soul is then expressed through multiple deities (Gods and Goddesses.)  Some Hindus are devoted followers of Shiva (Destroyer God) or Vishnu (Preserver God). Brahman/Devi becomes the unifying “spirit.”

Reincarnation is a central belief for all Hindus.  The Atman or Soul is the divine self that is eternal. The soul is affected by karma (action). When the soul reincarnates into a human body, the soul represents the “conscious” state of that person. A person’s actions create reactions. This is the eternal law of karma, which impacts their future incarnation. This continual cycle of reincarnation is called Samsara, in which the soul is reborn over and over again according to their karma. The goal is to achieve liberation (moksha) and become 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 found within the solar plexus chakra. Agni is a complex force that regulates heat through internal combustion and homeostasis.  Agni is also seen as the energetic source that sustains the sun.  Agni reminds us that we carry an eternal flame within us.

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 of the soul.

Message: Imagine an Agni fire glowing within your solar plexus chakra.  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, you have 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

Seed of Life

38. Personal Unconscious – Solar Plexus

The Seed of Life represents the place of the personal unconscious or shadow self within the solar plexus chakra. The shadow is often referred to as our dark side, those aspects of our self that exist, but we don’t want to acknowledge or identify with.  Our shadows are often hidden desires carried by the anima (feminine desire within man) and animus (masculine desire within woman.)  By making peace with our shadow we become more conscious and able to heal the stories we fear revealing the hidden potential within us. To awaken within we must shed light onto our shadow to become conscious of what we are hiding from.  The solar plexus represents our internal light source that helps us see the unconscious self so we can become conscious.  To do this we need to nurture that which exists deep within us without judgment.  As we provide our self with love and compassion our past wounds can be healed and released.  The seed of hidden potential within us will begin to sprout and blossom.

Message: Your fear of looking at the shadows or stories of your life no longer serves you.  What you have been hiding from is causing you more harm than good.  Now is the time to make peace with your shadow self and learn from the past.  The seed you planted in your subconscious self is providing the courage, confidence and compassion you need to receive the insights that you have hidden from yourself.  Trust that you are now ready to become conscious and release any fear or anxiety that you are not good enough or strong enough. The wounded stories you have been holding need to become known because you are ready to see them.  This is a time of new beginnings and an opportunity to heal what you thought was impossible. This will ultimately help you feel more confident, empowered and free. 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

The Soul Spectrum refers to all of the colors of our chakras that come together to form what is known as the Aura.  The Aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding the soul body that is typically invisible to the human eye.  It can be felt through subtle touch as the aura emits energy. The Aura of a person changes as their mood changes. Auras consist of layers of energy that correspond to our chakras, invisible wheels of energy. The Sun generates radioactive energy that forms visible white light. This light refracts into the six colors of the rainbow. Each chakra is associated with one of those colors plus white light. These colors form a narrow spectrum of visible light. This spectrum falls within a broader range of radioactive wavelengths that include: radio, microwave, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays.  Together they make up less than 5% of all ordinary matter found in our universe.  That means that 95% of our universe is completely invisible and immeasurable.

To embrace the full spectrum of who we are we must also embrace the dark energy or dark matter that holds our body together. Black light is actually ultra-violet light, which means “uber (above) violet” that is invisible to the human eye.  UVA & UVB are two other types of ultra-violet light generated by the radioactive energy that comes from the sun.  To say we are “lights beings” or “rainbow people” is actually very true.

The Colors or our Soul Spectrum

1. Red: Is named after the life giving properties of blood.

2. Orange: Is named after the color of a ripe orange.

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

4. Green: Is named after the German word, grow.

5. Blue: Is related to 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: Is the absence of visible light that holds us together.

Message: It is time for you to widen your perspective on life by seeing that nothing is just black or white.  Between light and dark there are an endless variety of tones and colors that are reminding you to honor all viewpoints and all living beings.  Explore the full spectrum of possibilities and be open to all options available to you. Honor the darkness as well as the light for both will help you radiate with confidence and love.  Connect with your luminous nature and let your colorful soul shine!  Enjoy the world of color by gathering flowers, trying on a new color or painting your walls.  Awaken to your true nature as a radiant and colorful soul!

“Awakening to one’s true Self-radiant nature is ultimate spiritual and emotional healing.”

 - Rajita Sivananda (Dr. Judith Cornell) -