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Chakra Three – The Solar Plexus

Chakra Three activates between the ages of 2.5 to 4.5 years and then re-activates in seven year cycles to enable us to remake decisions made in our first cycle before we had developed the wisdom of maturity that is sequentially programmed into our energetic template to guide our physical, psychological and emotional growth.

In the last post, we explored the Second Chakra which is concerned with our human need for closeness, intimacy and connection and which teaches us how to alternatively merge and pull apart easily, as circumstances dictate. It helps us to manage cycles of merging and separation and enables the process of understanding our differences to appreciate our uniqueness.

Chakra Three is related to the element of Fire and this energy centre is often described as providing the ‘fire in the belly’ which transforms and transmutes, creating the energy fuel that animates and drives all human processes including metabolism, emotional mastery and psychological strength (mental).

Fire is the element that warms, transforms matter to heat, light and waste ( e.g. a log of wood is transformed to warmth, light and ash), moves and energises (e.g. activates molecules in water to bring it to the boil).  It takes fire energy to transform food into energy to be used as a day-to-day basis for the functional capacity of the organ systems of the body. In psychological terms, it relates to personal power and will, it enables emotional intelligence and appropriateness, and in our outer lives, it is the realm of action.

As food, converted to energy, is the fuel for the body, then it follows that the more efficient the conversion process, the more available quality energy is for the whole body. Moreover, the more functional this centre is, the more the person is able to discern the quality of the food intake ie. good healthy food rather than Macca’s!).

It relates to the emotions associated with a healthy self-esteem, personal power, confidence and a sense of safety in the world in which we live. The roles of the ‘victim’ and the ‘persecutor’ come in here. The victim has not been able to assert their personal power and be ‘magicians’ in their world, while the persecutor dominates and bullies others to keep themselves safe, because otherwise they feel powerless.

Good clear, coherent thinking is the result of a well functioning digestive system. When this system is impaired, thinking will be fuzzy, distorted, anxious, obsessive or deranged. A regular, good diet supports the digestive system that in turn delivers balanced and clear thinking. This chakra is the first level of the intellect – rational, logical and factual thinking.

The consciousness relating to this chakra is about having the radiant energy to impact the world beyond the self. So it is about personal power – being able to relate in the environment successfully, and to manage our own passions – not by controlling them but by shaping them and using them to direct and fuel our will. The will arises out of the choices we make , driven by desire and directed into the world. The will, our vitality, is the outward expression of the aware soul.

So Chakra Three is associated with issues of personal power. And personal power directly relates to the strength of the digestive system. The neuropeptides most active in the solar plexus region regulate digestion and absorption. The organs of digestion are located in this energetic region, including the stomach, pancreas, liver and gall bladder. Recognizing the power to accept or reject food is an infant’s first expression of personal control.

It is at this chakra (level of awareness) that we have the power to transform ourselves from one state of being into the next. For example, someone wanting to give up smoking would be assured of success by strengthening the energy of the Solar Plexus. One way to do that would be for that person to pay attention to their diet by focusing on nourishing and healthy food, eaten regularly and in a peaceful environment!

Again, to get an idea of how balanced your Solar Plexus (Chakra Three) chakra is, answer the questions below. There is no right or wrong, just an awareness of how well you express your Solar Plexus Chakra……

 

CHAKRA THREE: FIRE, POWER

How would you rate your sense of personal power?

How would you rate the effectiveness of your will?

How would you rate your daily energy levels?

How would you rate your metabolism?

Do you accomplish what you set out to do?

Do you feel confident?

Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essences help to restore balance and clear distortions to the chakras. They do this powerfully but gently by re-attuning you to your best possible expression, assisting you to make decisions in your life that are life-affirming and healing.

For example, Cassia helps to re-balance the Solar Plexus chakra by assisting us to move out of victim roles and to assume responsibility for our decisions. It assists in letting go of old belief systems (reprogramming old scripts) that no longer work for us. It helps us to transform our lives in ways that align with our unique soul purpose and to feel empowered to act on decisions we have made that support our best expression. Cassia is affectionately known as the ‘Resurrection Essence’ because it helps us to call back the parts of our soul that we have given away in an attempt to fit in with the people in the world around us.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to optimise your potential by re-balancing your chakras come along to our Spirit of Woman Workshop series. We explore the chakras in depth and how they affect your life when they are out of balance, including the five newer chakras that have opened up recently in human beings as the consciousness of the planet shifts into a higher gear. To find out more click here.

 



 

 


Chakra Three – The Solar Plexus

Chakra Three activates between the ages of 2.5 to 4.5 years and then re-activates in seven year cycles to enable us to remake decisions made in our first cycle before we had developed the wisdom of maturity that is sequentially programmed into our energetic template to guide our physical, psychological and emotional growth.

In the last post, we explored the Second Chakra which is concerned with our human need for closeness, intimacy and connection and which teaches us how to alternatively merge and pull apart easily, as circumstances dictate. It helps us to manage cycles of merging and separation and enables the process of understanding our differences to appreciate our uniqueness.

Chakra Three is related to the element of Fire and this energy centre is often described as providing the ‘fire in the belly’ which transforms and transmutes, creating the energy fuel that animates and drives all human processes including metabolism, emotional mastery and psychological strength (mental).

Fire is the element that warms, transforms matter to heat, light and waste ( e.g. a log of wood is transformed to warmth, light and ash), moves and energises (e.g. activates molecules in water to bring it to the boil).  It takes fire energy to transform food into energy to be used as a day-to-day basis for the functional capacity of the organ systems of the body. In psychological terms, it relates to personal power and will, it enables emotional intelligence and appropriateness, and in our outer lives, it is the realm of action.

As food, converted to energy, is the fuel for the body, then it follows that the more efficient the conversion process, the more available quality energy is for the whole body. Moreover, the more functional this centre is, the more the person is able to discern the quality of the food intake ie. good healthy food rather than Macca’s!).

It relates to the emotions associated with a healthy self-esteem, personal power, confidence and a sense of safety in the world in which we live. The roles of the ‘victim’ and the ‘persecutor’ come in here. The victim has not been able to assert their personal power and be ‘magicians’ in their world, while the persecutor dominates and bullies others to keep themselves safe, because otherwise they feel powerless.

Good clear, coherent thinking is the result of a well functioning digestive system. When this system is impaired, thinking will be fuzzy, distorted, anxious, obsessive or deranged. A regular, good diet supports the digestive system that in turn delivers balanced and clear thinking. This chakra is the first level of the intellect – rational, logical and factual thinking.

The consciousness relating to this chakra is about having the radiant energy to impact the world beyond the self. So it is about personal power – being able to relate in the environment successfully, and to manage our own passions – not by controlling them but by shaping them and using them to direct and fuel our will. The will arises out of the choices we make , driven by desire and directed into the world. The will, our vitality, is the outward expression of the aware soul.

So Chakra Three is associated with issues of personal power. And personal power directly relates to the strength of the digestive system. The neuropeptides most active in the solar plexus region regulate digestion and absorption. The organs of digestion are located in this energetic region, including the stomach, pancreas, liver and gall bladder. Recognizing the power to accept or reject food is an infant’s first expression of personal control.

It is at this chakra (level of awareness) that we have the power to transform ourselves from one state of being into the next. For example, someone wanting to give up smoking would be assured of success by strengthening the energy of the Solar Plexus. One way to do that would be for that person to pay attention to their diet by focusing on nourishing and healthy food, eaten regularly and in a peaceful environment!

Again, to get an idea of how balanced your Solar Plexus (Chakra Three) chakra is, answer the questions below. There is no right or wrong, just an awareness of how well you express your Solar Plexus Chakra……

 

CHAKRA THREE: FIRE, POWER

How would you rate your sense of personal power?

How would you rate the effectiveness of your will?

How would you rate your daily energy levels?

How would you rate your metabolism?

Do you accomplish what you set out to do?

Do you feel confident?

Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essences help to restore balance and clear distortions to the chakras. They do this powerfully but gently by re-attuning you to your best possible expression, assisting you to make decisions in your life that are life-affirming and healing.

For example, Cassia helps to re-balance the Solar Plexus chakra by assisting us to move out of victim roles and to assume responsibility for our decisions. It assists in letting go of old belief systems (reprogramming old scripts) that no longer work for us. It helps us to transform our lives in ways that align with our unique soul purpose and to feel empowered to act on decisions we have made that support our best expression. Cassia is affectionately known as the ‘Resurrection Essence’ because it helps us to call back the parts of our soul that we have given away in an attempt to fit in with the people in the world around us.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to optimise your potential by re-balancing your chakras come along to our Spirit of Woman Workshop series. We explore the chakras in depth and how they affect your life when they are out of balance, including the five newer chakras that have opened up recently in human beings as the consciousness of the planet shifts into a higher gear. To find out more click here.

 



 

 

Wild Iris

 

 

 

 

 

Dietes iridioides 

 

 

 To watch Annie describe Wild Iris as it grows in her garden click here

Your Healing Challenges

  • For fear of childbirth.
  • For loathing of the menstrual cycle.
  • For fear of not being able to conceive naturally.
  • For lack of confidence as a mother.
  • For unhappy, competitive, corporate career women.

Your Healing Outcomes

  • Grants confidence in being a woman.
  • Brings an acceptance of natural female bodily functions.
  • Supports natural conception strategies.
  • Enhances and supports the experience of mothering.
  • Assists women to express their feminine nature in the workplace.

Description

Dietes iridioides is an evergreen, rhizomatous perennial.

The flowers usually last only for a day, but new buds open over a long period in spring and early summer.

Iris-like flowers are white, with central yellow marks that change to a deep brown towards the centre. They have six snowy white petals with purple feathery stamens rising from the centre.

They have strong sword-like leaves, which form large and attractive clumps.

Doctrine of Signatures

The small, mostly white flowers have feathery lavender stamens that look like three purple feathery antennae stretching up into the air to pick up any transmission that is floating through the ethers. They have deep gold central markings on the petals that look like a pathway with golden stepping-stones leading you into the centre of the flower.

The markings change to rich brown, having the appearance of code symbols, stamped onto the white petal in a distinct pattern. They look like hieroglyphics, a message imprinted onto parchment waiting to be deciphered by the person prepared to look close enough in contemplation.

They re-flower from the previous year’s flower stems as if they are carrying the baton of wisdom through from one generation to the next.

The trinity is repeated both in the shape and the pattern: a purple trinity in the centre standing up as if to be seen, a gold trinity drawing the contemplative person into the centre and a morse code trinity imprinted on the petal with a cryptic message. The three are set against a background of six pure white petals, six representing domestic peace and harmony.

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For further discussion and case studies on Wild Iris Healing Essence, please purchase the book, Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essences 

 

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Verbena

 

 

 

 

 

Verbena rigida

 

 

Your Healing Challenge

  • For despondency at having to ‘go it alone’.
  • For timidity, shyness or inadequacy in connecting with others.
  • For lack of cooperation, loner attitude, 'superwoman mentality'.
  • For the emotional stress of being a carer or volunteer.
  • For feelings of isolation and despair as a lone mother.
  • For feelings of loneliness and neediness in the aged.
  • For doom and gloom about ‘not having enough’ to fulfill the needs of the family.
  • For women feeling out of touch with their spirituality.
  • For men threatened by the emerging feminine energy of the 2000’s.

Your Healing Outcomes

  • For women's spirituality – encourages thinking globally, acting locally.
  • Promotes cooperation and facilitates group mentality.
  • It promotes networking.
  • Assists women to reach out for help.
  • Promotes confidence in child-care for your child and for yourself.
  • Galvanises women to take an interest in helping to save the environment
  • Assists men to feel comfortable with women, and with women’s energy.

Description

Two hundred and more species are recognized in this large group of perennials, most of them easy to grow and suitable for warm, dry climates.

Verbena rigida is used as a perennial rockery plant. Most verbenas have a pleasant spicy fragrance.

The leaves of the verbena are typically thin, lance-shaped leaves in medium green. The fine cut foliage is attractive and combines well with other plants.

Verbena tends to have a loose, sprawling growth habit. The flowers are five-petaled and very tiny individually; however, they grow in beautiful clusters or domed heads held above the foliage.

Doctrine of Signatures:

These little flowers grow in trident shape that looks like the symbol of Neptune, the God of the sea. Women’s energy is like the ocean, undulating and rhythmic with waves on the surface that appear to be separate. But at the depths of the ocean, all is connected and still, sustaining many strange and beautiful life forms, adapted specifically to life in the deep. It is like the inner landscape of a woman whose dream world sustains her and gives substance to her creative life at the surface.

The flowers grow in groups of three with flowering heads made up of many tiny magenta-coloured flowerlets, creating a sphere. Magenta is the colour of the extra chakra or energy centre located at the throat, which opens to information coming from higher dimension realities. The appearance of the flowers in clusters suggests the connected way that women relate to one another with their innate ability to network and co-operate, in contributing towards the greater good of society.

As they mature, the flowering heads elongate, giving the appearance of a pharaoh's head, as if each successive flowering has accumulated wisdom. Women’s life phases are designed cleverly by Nature to ensure that the older they become, the wiser they are. With their innate propensity to pass their accumulated wisdom on (the Wise Woman phase), they support and sustain their gender, and future generations of children benefit.

 

Annie Meredith's Australian Wild Flower Essences Verbena Healing EssenceAnnie Meredith's Australian Wild Flower Essences Verbena Healing Essence

  For further discussion and case studies on Verbena Healing Essence, please purchase the book, Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essences Annie Meredith's Spirit of WOman Australian Wild Flower Essences
 
 

Lacebark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brachychiton discolor

 

Healing Challenges

  • Menopausal symptoms.
  • Feeling unattractive and sexually undesirable.
  • For depression and ‘empty nest syndrome’.
  • Fear of aging.
  • Feelings of uselessness and having passed the use-by date.
  • For ‘retired husband syndrome’.
  • For hearing difficulties.

Healing Outcomes

  • Comfortable with being the Crone – the Wise Woman.
  • Energetically eases menopausal symptoms.
  • Smoothes the transition from Mother to Wise Woman
  • Encourages joy in sexuality, in older women.
  • For the freedom to dance again.
  • For ease in passing on wisdom.
  • Grants the confidence to express one’s creativity.
  • Assists in hearing the inner voice of wisdom.

Description

A large deciduous tree, it belongs to the Brachychiton family, which consists of the most noble and spectacular flowering trees native to the lush rainforests of the eastern coast. The family includes the dramatic Illawarra Flame Tree, which can grow to a height of 30 metres in its natural habitat, and provides a stunning display of red flowers following a wet summer. Queensland Lacebark is a giant deciduous tree of a spreading habit growing anywhere from six metres to twenty metres high. It has palmately lobed leaves, dark green above and grey, which are softly textured and have the shape of a hand reaching out to give assistance.

The flowers are dull pink and covered with a brownish fur on the outside. Larger than the red flowers of the Illawarra Flame Tree, they are similarly cup-shaped and have five petals with a central stamen crowned on top.

A rainforest tree, slow in the early stages of growth, Lacebark flowers after fourteen years. By this time, the flowers are in a lofty and exalted position and able to oversee the forest floor below.

Doctrine of Signatures

These gracious trees don’t flower until they are fourteen years old — as if they take their time maturing, but when they do, they have acquired wisdom.

The leaves reach out as if to offer assistance to those who would listen.

The flower has many indicators of the healing qualities of this lovely essence. The crown on the top of the stamen resembles a brain. It also looks curiously like an old lady's hairdo. It gives the impression that this flower carries the ‘wisdom of age.’ In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the brain is governed by the kidneys, which in turn determine the seven-year cycles of a woman and the ageing process.

The base of the stamen and the inner flower looks like the inside of the ear with tiny hairs that rise up from rosy pink flesh. It seems to be indicating that this flower assists with hearing in the aged or hearing the wisdom that age has to pass on.

The colour around the base of the stamen is brownish, like dried-up blood. Towards the top of the cup, the colour changes to lolly pink. The outside rim of the cup splits into five peaks. The outer surface of the cup is brownish orange and highly textured with fine powdery hairs like soft old lady's skin.

Where the inner surface of the cup meets the outer surface — the pink meets the brownish orange it has the appearance of an upside-down, multi-coloured flared dancing skirt. It is as if age does not matter — we can still dance and have fun, regardless of age. It is as if the lolly pink entices us to stay young in spirit and to stay dancing.

The name Lacebark is reminiscent of the association of ‘lavender and old lace’ with old ladies!

Your Healing Challenges

  • Menopausal symptoms.
  • Feeling unattractive and sexually undesirable.
  • For depression and ‘empty nest syndrome’.
  • Fear of aging.
  • Feelings of uselessness and having passed the use-by date.
  • For ‘retired husband syndrome’.
  • For hearing difficulties.

Your Healing Outcomes

  • Crone energy – the Wise Woman.
  • Energetically eases menopausal symptoms.
  • Smoothes the transition from Mother to Wise Woman
  • Encourages joy in sexuality, in older women.
  • For the freedom to dance again.
  • For ease in passing on wisdom.
  • Grants the confidence to express one’s creativity.
  • Assists in hearing the inner voice of wisdom.

Annie Meredith's Australian Wild Flower Essences Lacebark EssenceAnnie Meredith's Australian Wild Flower Essences Lacebark Essence

 

For further discussion and case studies on Lacebark, please purchase the book, Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essences Essences.

Annie Meredith's Spirit of WOman Australian Wild Flower Essences