Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
Another pair of chakras that has a close association of energetic functioning is the Throat and Solar Plexus Chakras. These are the third and fifth chakras. The Throat Chakra is the center of communication, for expressing our thoughts and feelings, and for receiving information. The Solar Plexus Chakra is the center of our authentic power and our will. The use of authentic power must be expressed, in order for it to have value. This is just the first connection, of many, between these two chakras.
One of the basic necessities of life is nutritional sustenance. The Throat Chakra region encompasses our jaws, teeth, taste buds, esophagus – the lower part of our head and neck region. Everything we use to enjoy food and drink is a function of this chakra. These nutrients then travel to the Solar Plexus region – to the digestive organs such as the stomach, liver, pancreas and small intestine. To achieve good nutrition, the organs of the Throat Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra must work in harmony.
Unfortunately, we frequently ingest unhealthy components, causing stress to these two chakras. Smoking cigarettes, drinking too much alcohol, eating greasy and sugary foods contribute to overloaded organs. We may overeat, or seek unhealthy foods, when we feel overwhelmed, powerless, or insignificant in our environment. Those feelings arise within our Solar Plexus Chakra, and we can also cause physical harm to this part of our body.
Another major negative emotion that is stirred within the third chakra is fear. Every negative thought and feeling that a person has is based in fear, while all positive emotions are based in love (fourth chakra function). Ongoing, chronic fears may result in anxiety and worry. These emotions then can lead to physical diseases, especially in the vital organs of the Solar Plexus region. In today’s world, gastrointestinal maladies and cancer have become commonplace. This does not mean that every disease is caused by negative emotions; our chemically-saturated world is another leading source. However, it is a reminder that our thoughts and emotions can lead to physical difficulties. The mind, body, spirit connection is a reality.
The first step in bringing positive, healing energies into our being is always awareness. The more information and wisdom we attain, the easier it becomes to live in self-awareness. The next time you feel like drinking too much, eating all the wrong foods, or overeating, stop for a minute. Examine what is going on within your being. Ask yourself these questions: Do I feel ignored, or unheard? Do I feel stifled by the people in my life? Have I found my voice – and do I use it? Am I fearful? Am I anxious or worried? Am I living in my authentic power?
Determine what it is that you need to do to activate your authentic power. Then, simply do it. Soon, you will find your thoughts and emotions are based in love, not fear. And, the energies in your Throat and Solar Plexus Chakras will be strong and balanced.
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Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner. She also is a licensed clinical social worker, working with a hospice agency in Asheville, NC. She grew up on a farm in rural Indiana and was stricken with polio at the age of three. To relieve fatigue from post-polio syndrome, she learned Reiki. This complementary technique led her to explore other alternative modalities. Her personal journey, along with life lessons learned along the way, is detailed in her book, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. Reach Deborah at http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, email@example.com and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)