(Image: the solar -plexus chakra symbol)
Essentially this chakra about owning your identity and being at peace with where you’re at in life – and it makes sense that that’s lacking in people who are bullies, workaholics or constantly angry.
People who are deficient in energy in the solar plexus chakra might display these characteristics:
· Low or no self-esteem
· Share no opinions, ever
· Avoid conflict at all costs
· Say yes to everything asked of them (hello, doormat!)
· Rely on other people’s validation to feel like they matter
· Passive approach to life (letting opportunities pass them by)
· Victim mentality
· Constant worry about what other people think of them
People with excessive energy in this chakra might have some of these things going on:
· Constant need to have things their way (in the extreme: bullying)
· A need to be right and to have the last word
· Always having something to prove (typical of workaholics)
· Aggressive and prone to outbursts of anger
· Domineering and controlling
· Always criticising other people and very judgmental
· Always stressed out
Physically, blocks in this chakra present as problems in digestion (which is how physical energy is obtained in the body), stomach (particularly with ulcers – not surprising given the connection with anger), the muscular framework (especially chronic fatigue) and the liver and gall bladder. Because this chakra is associated with the pancreas and adrenals, it’s also connected to hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia.
Balancing this chakra comes back to instilling a healthy sense of self-esteem. If there’s something deep that’s proving an obstacle to healthy self-worth, seeking professional counsel could be helpful. Setting a goal and working towards it can help, as that requires you to back yourself and see yourself as worthy of success. If outbursts of anger are an issue for you, addressing the underlying issues could also be beneficial. Anger is a secondary emotion – it’s always masking a deeper problem, usually a fear of some sort. And of course, reiki is a brilliant way to clear blocks in any chakra, which is why I’m such a big advocate for this energy healing modality.