3. Hummingbird

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3. Hummingbird – Solar Plexus Chakra – Stomach Area

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 remind us that the impossible is possible as we transform our lives with courage, determination and joy. Hummingbirds bring 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

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10. Seed of Life – Solar Plexus Chakra

The seed of life is made up of seven interlocking circles. Six circles have divided from the central one. It is referred to as the Genesis Pattern in honor of the creation story in the book of Genesis. The seven heavenly “lamps” seen with the naked eye inspired the number seven as being sacred. Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn along with the Sun and Moon became known as the “Seven Sages.” The Romans created the Julian calendar in 46 BCE and named the seven days of the week for each of these seven sages. The Sun, being the largest, became the seventh day of rest or Sunday. Solar comes from the Roman word “sol.” The sun is the primary source of energy in our lives. It is also the center our solar system. Our solar plexus chakra reflects the energy of the sun as the center of our internal source of power.

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

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17. Tetrahedron – Fire – Solar Plexus Chakra 

A 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. The sun is our source of this firey energy. The solar plexus area works within us like a finely tuned furnace, maintaining a steady temperature of 98.6° Fahrenheit. Sol is the Latin word for sun. Our sun is a star that formed 4.6 billion years ago. The temperature of the sun’s surface is approximately 10,000° Fahrenheit. The Sun was central to many cultures throughout the world for its life giving properties. They recorded the sun by determining the equinoxes and solstices. These ancient astronomers discovered that the sun was in fact the center of our solar system over 2000 years ago. They created solar calendars to track the seasons of the year.

Message: Fire and sunlight hold life giving properties that feed your soul. It is important for you to become more conscious of the foods you eat as well as the thoughts and intentions you take in. See if they are feeding 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 it brings. Become conscious of how to manifest this energy within you.

“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 – Digestive System

The solar plexus chakra is located in the stomach area of our physical body and is connected to our digestive system. It is symbolic of the fire that burns within us and is named for the Roman god of the sun (Sol). The body behaves like a finely tuned engine, or furnace, maintaining a body temperature of 98.6° Fahrenheit. Homeostasis is the body’s natural ability to maintain this equilibrium. The fire within us desires to be in balance with its powerful nature and peaceful purpose. A balanced diet of healthy foods and intentions are necessary to own the fact that it is our actions that create a reaction.

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 -

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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.

31. Hinduism

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31. Hinduism  – Solar Plexus Chakra – Stomach Area

The solar plexus chakra is symbolic of the fiery and sacred nature of Hinduism. The word Hindu comes from the Persian word Sindhu, 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 God between man and the heavens. Offerings, also known as sacrifice, are given to Agni fires to carry blessings on paper or used to carry the soul after death. Atman is the Hindu word for Soul. Brahman is the “spirit” of the Atman.

The spirit of the soul is expressed through multiple deities (Gods and Goddesses.) Some Hindus are followers of Shiva (Destroyer God) or Vishnu (Preserver God.) Brahman is the unifying “spirit.” Hinduism is not one unified religion but a diverse set of practices and beliefs that evolved over time. Many Hindus consider their religion as an “eternal path” or “sanatama dharma.” 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 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 within the solar plexus. Agni is the energetic source that sustains the sun. Agni is an eternal flame.

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

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38. Unconscious Self – Solar Plexus - Seed of Life

The unconscious self hides in the shadows of the solar plexus chakra. The shadow 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 potential of the flower so does the shadow hold the potential of the 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 we must become conscious of what we are hiding. By loving the shadow self without judgment, past wounds can be healed and released and the self can become fully known.

Message: Your fear of looking at the shadows stories of your life no longer serve you. What you are hiding from is causing more harm than good. Make peace with your shadows by learning from them. You have the courage, confidence and compassion you need to see the insights they hold. Trust that you are now ready to 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

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45.  Soul Connection – Soul Spectrum  – Solar Plexus – Seed of Life

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.

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! 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) 

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Soul Spectrum (the meaning of color in our life)

  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.