Chakra Three – Power of Vitality
Essential Oils: Harmony, Hyssop, Peppermint, Fennel and Roman Chamomile
The third Chakra governs the solar plexus associated with the digestive system and the adrenals in the endocrine system. The information contained in the third chakra relates to vitality, energy distribution, inner strength, self-control, power, ego, personality, desire, care of self and others, and self-esteem.
Signs of Deficiency in the Third Chakra
- Low energy
- Easily manipulated
- Poor self-discipline
- Low self esteem
- Poor digestion
- Victim role
- Passive and blaming
Signs of Excess in the Third Chakra
- Aggressive, dominating
- Need to be right
- Over-functioning and competitive
The imbalance of the subtle energy around the body shows up in the chakras. Remember they are like computers that receive and analyze all the information that comes in. This imbalance affects us emotionally and ultimately affects the physical health of the body.
Emotional issues related to the Third chakra
- Lack of trust
- Fearful and/or intimidating
- Low self esteem, lack of self respect
- Inability to care for oneself in a healthy manner
- Sensitive to criticism
- Emotionally manipulating
Health issues that may arise from third chakra imbalances:
- Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia
- Digestive disorders, indigestion and ulcers
- Pancreatitis, hypoglycemia and diabetes
- Gall bladder, liver disorders, and hepatitis
- Colon and intestinal problems
- Adrenal fatigue
- Muscle spasms and muscular disorders
- Chronic fatigue
Here are some tools for the third chakra that bring self esteem, power and honor to the body.
Grounding is essential for all of the chakras. Sit and image a grounding cord going down from the base of your spine into the center of the earth. This grounding cord can be like a waterfall, a tree trunk or a beam of light. Sense the grounding cord going down all the way through the earth to the fiery center of Mother Earth. Release Energy down your grounding cord starting at the top of your head, down your neck and the channels on either side of your spine, all the way down your grounding cord to the center of the Earth. Take a deep breath and continue to release energy keeping this grounding cord attached near the base of your spine and the center of the earth. With practice you will begin to stay grounded. You can get my Chakra Clearing CD for a more extensive grounding practice as well as to learn to clear your chakras.
Take an inventory of yourself. A simple practice you can do at the end of the day before bed is to ask yourself what you did well and what you could have done better. I use this with my granddaughter when she stays with me. It is an excellent tool for children as well as adults.
A suggestion by Caroline Myss who wrote Anatomy of the Spirit is to write down what you are doing you know you should not be doing and what you are not doing that you should be doing. I have done this several times and it has always been extremely helpful and revealing.
Write out goals for your life. What do you want to accomplish in a year, 5 years, 10 years. A creative way to do this is to create a collage of pictures that represent what you want in your life. You can glue these pictures to a piece of cardboard and put in a place you see it often. Write out simple steps to achieve your goal. At the beginning of each month check back to see if you are on track. Bring consciousness to your desires and goals at the beginning of the month. The beginning of the month has new energy.
The third chakra is about power and ego. Take a class in something you enjoy to increase your knowledge or ability. Read a book that will expand your awareness, knowledge or skill. Join a group of others who have the same interest and supports the direction you are going.
Another self esteem building behavior is to complete your unfinished projects. Take one project a month or one project a week for a month. Learn to finish what you begin. When I was a child I was a Blue Bird and we had a pledge we said at every meeting. The only part of the pledge I remember is “I promise to finish what I begin.” I think of that often when I complete projects and have to believe I remembered this because I need it the most.
Try these blends to assist in balancing the third chakra. Remember for medical issues, it is important for you to contact your medical provider.
Although you can find essential oils elsewhere, I have chosen these for their purity and high quality.
Harmony is an exquisite blend that promotes physical and emotional well-being by bringing harmonic balance to the energy centers of the body. The liberating, balancing, and calming essential oils in this blend open us to new possibilities, while contributing to an overall feeling of well-being.*
Essential Oils: geranium, angelica, bergamot, lavender, spruce, ylang ylang, sandalwood, palmarosa, rosewood, Spanish sage, rose, frankincense, jasmine, lemon,
Fennel has a sweet, earthy aroma that is energizing, vitalizing, and balancing. It is stimulating to the circulatory, glandular, and respiratory, and digestive systems.*
Roman Chamomile has a warm, sweet, herbaceous scent that is relaxing and calming for both mind and body. It was one of the Saxon’s nine sacred herbs.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.