To review, chakras are energy centers in our bodies that each have their own frequency of vibration, or life force. The word “chakra” is Sanskrit for “wheel” because the energy swirls in a circular motion like a wheel, creating a vortex. Some traditions say there are well over 100 chakras in and around the body, however there are 7 main chakras which run down the midline of our bodies. When they are balanced, we feel aligned in body, mind and spirit. Unfortunately, even the smallest action could easily offset the harmony of our chakras. During a Reiki treatment, I tune in to the vibration of your 7 major chakras and utilize the universal energy to help bring them back into balance. Here is an introduction to the third chakra. As always, I encourage you to dig deeper and do your own exploring about what speaks to you…enjoy!
The third chakra, The Fire Chakra, is translated from Sanskrit as the energy center of the lustrous gem—when it’s properly activated, it glows and sparkles like the fiery sun! This chakra exists in the area between the navel and sternum, also known as the solar plexus. Its ultimate purpose is to combine the solidity and fluidity of the first and second chakras into energy, and then use that energy to integrate our consciousness from the upper chakras to create transformative action.
The Fire Chakra is associated with: the color yellow; starch-based foods; laughter/joy; anger; digestive system; metabolism; muscles; will; action; power and energy.
Those who have issues with the third chakra may deal with the following: issues with liver, gallbladder, pancreas, adrenals, overall digestion; diabetes/hypoglycemia; low self-esteem; anger management; need for control and/or attention.
The third chakra, represented by fire, reminds us we have the power to either destroy or positively transform the world around us by the energy of our actions. Some people have strong third chakras which can manifest with the need to dominate over situations (in a disconnected way), leading to an oppressive environment. Others have very weak third chakras which presents itself as low self-confidence and can push people to look outside themselves for a sense of power. This can be a tricky chakra because it’s the crux of what are known as the two lower chakras, and the three upper chakras—it’s a merging site of body and higher consciousness. Many people can get stuck in this chakra because it holds that “in-between” space of our evolution.
So, what can we do to address these potential issues with the third chakra? Much of the third chakra boils down to listening to reason and using your will to do things for the greater good. You may need to recognize you are a constant “thrill seeker” so as not to sense the emptiness inside yourself. Possibly you are only doing certain things in order to be noticed or get attention, but not for the sake of the bigger picture. Or taking it in the other direction, you may cling to your routine and security, which can create stagnancy and a loss of enthusiasm for life. Ultimately, this chakra may challenge you to take a good, hard look at yourself and help you release those things that are no longer working because they are controlling you. You want to be clear and comfortable with where your attention is going and coming from. Along those lines, continue to educate yourself—this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go to school, but find ways to expand your mind so you can make the best choices moving forward. You can also physically move your body to increase energy—paying special attention to the stomach and mid-spine areas. And on a lighter note, get connected with joy and laughter again: watch a comedy, talk with a friend or family member who always makes you laugh, find the funny in everyday life…you’ll feel so much better!
Another major issue often associated with the third chakra is when someone feels they are the victim of a wrong-doing. Now, I understand there have been horrible, sometimes unspeakable, tragedies that have occurred in this world, but we need to alter the way we view them. We need to remember everyone is born with free will, so we cannot control someone else’s actions…however, we can control our own. We can stop playing the role of the “victim”, and rather make conscious decisions to create change for the betterment of the world. Shift the paradigm by viewing adverse circumstances as a learning tool for good.
So, please take some time to consider this information and put these techniques into practice. In the meantime, I would love to get your feedback, and find out what mystical, metaphysical and spiritual questions you have. Thank you for taking time to learn with me, and know wherever you are on your journey, we are all divinely united and loved. Be well!