Hummingbird

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Natures Archetype – Mythic World

The solar plexus chakra is located in the stomach area and is connected to the digestive system. This is a place of vitality, confidence, courage, integrity, joy and sweetness.

The archetype of Hummingbird is symbolic of the solar plexus chakra. It represents the eternal light that is within us, the internal source that fuels us as well as the external sun that shines upon us. The light of the solar plexus casts shadows within the self. The greatest gifts can be found hiding behind our fear. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire.

By making peace within the darkness one can more fully stand in their light. The Hummingbird’s ability to migrate long distances and hover in the air makes it a creature of mythical proportions. They ignite the imagination by inspiring us to see life as a sacred fairytale.

Hummingbirds remind us that the impossible is possible as we transform our lives with courage, determination and joy.  Hummingbirds bring sweetness into our lives.

They give us the power to rewrite our soul’s story as we connect to our true north, the inner compass that guides us through life.  In some native cultures the Hummingbird is the totem of the soul and is used for soul retrieval. The mythical realm of the Hummingbird transcends time and space.

Message: Whatever is challenging us can be transformed to our favor if we approach it from a place ofgrace. The hero’s journey inspires us to move through obstacles as we seek to know our soul’s purpose.Imagine life as a sacred fairytale filled with twists, turns and wonder. As the author of our story we can writea new story. Remember that the impossible is possible when we believe in ourselves.

“Awakening to one’s true self-radiant nature is ultimate spiritual and emotional healing.” – Rajita Sivananda (Dr. Judith Cornell)

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Seed of Life

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Genesis Pattern

The solar plexus is associated with the Seed of Life. It empowers our vitality, courage and joy. The Seed of Life consists of seven interlocking circles. The seventh circle is the “central one” often associated with the Sun, as the central force within our solar system. This matrix, also known as the Genesis Pattern, inspired the story of the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest.

Ancient Sumerians identified seven “wandering lights” in the evening sky, in contrast to the fixed stars. They honored these wandering lights by designating seven as the number of sacred order. Each light was seen as a divine deity. These seven lights: Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Moon and Sun inspired the seven days of the week named for the divine ones in the sky.

In 321 CE, under the guidance of Emperor Constantine, the Romans decreed that a Roman week would consist of seven days. Dies Solis, the day of the Sun became known as Sunday. Sol Invictus, “the invincible sun” was the Roman deity that ruled over the military. Sunday was declared a day of rest so their soldiers could recharge and regain their strength.

The sun is both the largest object and the central star in our solar system. Its electromagnetic core is a powerful and consistent source of light and heat that makes all life on earth possible.

Sun worship was central to many cultures throughout the world. Solar deities such as the Egyptian RA, Greek Helios, Incan Inti, or Lakota Wi, are just a fraction of gods associated with the Sun.

Our solar plexus represents our internal source of energy and power. This is where our desires are fed as we decide how to take action and where our personal willpower is tested. The energetic light of the solar plexus can also casts shadows within the self. Our greatest gifts can be found hiding within our fears. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness we can more fully stand in our light.

Message: Power provides the ability to create, destroy and to nurture. To be at peace with the concept of power is to know when to create, when to destroy when to nurture and when to rest. We alone have the ability to choose. Be open to this power that is growing within us. Learn how to use this power wisely as we plant seeds for the future.

“Love is born in fire, is planted like a seed.  Love cannot give you everything, but it gives you what you need.” – Kate Wolfe 

If you liked what you read and want more... you may be interested in having the actual guidebook and card deck. The 134 page full-color book is sold separately from the cards. My goal is to find a publisher who can offer this as a set. In the meantime, you can purchase either the book or cards via these links. Thank you for your support. Laural

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Tetrahedron

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Element of Fire – Platonic Solids 

The solar plexus chakra is named for the Latin word for Sun –Sol.  A tetrahedron has four equal triangular faces. It is symbolic of the element of fire. Fire releases heat and light through a process known as combustion. The sun as the core of our solar system is our primary source of energy, heat and light.

Our sun is a yellow dwarf star that formed 4.6 billion years ago. The temperature of the sun’s surface is approx. 10,000° Fahrenheit, at its core it reaches 27 million degrees. It is a ball of gas (hydrogen & helium) that is held together by its own gravity. Our digestive system within the solar plexus functions like a finely tuned furnace, maintaining a temperature of 98.6° Fahrenheit.

The Sun was central to many cultures throughout the world for its life-giving properties. They recorded the sun by charting the equinoxes and solstices.

These ancient astronomers created solar calendars to track the seasons of the year as they shifted from hunter gatherers to agricultural societies. This shift marked the beginning of a more linear way of thinking that some refer to as the Arian (Aries) Age. The Arian Age, which began around 2100 BCE, was seen as an age of fire and war.  It is also when the Egyptian Pharaoh, Akhenaten decreed the Sun God “Aten” as the one supreme deity. The Roman’s revered the Sun as the Sol Invictus, the invincible one. When the Roman’s replaced their polytheistic belief system with the monotheistic belief of a Christian God, the Sun transformed into the Sun/Son of God. Ironically, the holy trinity of father, son and holy spirit disempowered many from feeling or understanding their direct connection to the sun itself.

Message: Fire and sunlight hold life-giving properties that feeds our soul. It is important for us to become more conscious of the foods we eat as well as the thoughts and intentions we take in. Create a sacred fire ceremony to cleanse the emotional and energetic body. Meditate with fire to balance the power growing within. Honor the sun for the joy and life that it brings. Become conscious of how to manifest this energy within us.

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.” – George Washington 

If you liked what you read and want more... you may be interested in having the actual guidebook and card deck. The 134 page full-color book is sold separately from the cards. My goal is to find a publisher who can offer this as a set. In the meantime, you can purchase either the book or cards via these links. Thank you for your support. Laural

Mandala Chakra book available at: Amazon

Mandala Chakra card deck available at: Printers Studio

If you wish to gift one of my mandalas to a friend or hang in your home or office they are available in my online gallery: Ink Drop Arthaus

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Hinduism

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Karma – Belief

The solar plexus chakra reflects the sacred Agni fires of Hinduism. The word Hindu comes from the Persian word Sindhu, for the Indus River. Around 1500 BCE, the Rig-Veda (Rig “to praise”, Veda “knowledge”) was written. The first God mentioned in the Rig-Veda was Agni, the God of fire and wisdom. Agni serves as the messenger God between man and the heavens. Offerings, also known as sacrifice, are given to Agni fires to carry blessings on paper or used to carry the soul after death.

Atman is the Hindu word for Soul. Brahman is the “spirit” of the Atman.

The spirit of the soul is expressed through multiple deities “the shining/divine ones.”

Some Hindus are followers of Shiva (Destroyer God) or Vishnu (Preserver God), Brahman is the unifying “spirit.” Hinduism is not one unified religion but a diverse set of practices and beliefs that evolved over time. Many Hindus consider their religion as an “eternal path” or “sanatama dharma.”  Reincarnation is a central belief for all Hindus. The Atman or Soul, as the divine self, is eternal. The soul is affected by karma (action). When the soul reincarnates into a human body, a person’s actions create reactions. This is the eternal law of karma, which impacts future incarnations. This cycle of reincarnation is called Samsara where the soul is reborn over and over again according to their karma.

The goal is to achieve liberation (moksha) and be free from Samsara. Agni fires are used to help clear karma within our lifetime and to lift the karma of our soul between lifetimes. Our solar plexus asks that we feed our digestive Agni fire carefully and mindfully.

Message: We must use our power and wisdom to transform our life. Become aware of our actions and reactions. Are our actions aligned with our soul? If they are not, find the courage to change. Believe in ourself and the power we have to take the necessary actions to accomplish our dreams.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

The Hindu symbol is the mantra AUM. The large lower curve symbolizes the waking state. The upper curve is the state of deep sleep. The middle curve is the dream state. The dot is the blissful state of consciousness. A semi-circle (maya) separates the dot from the other three curves. The illusion of maya prevents the seeker from obtaining the blissful state. Moksha occurs when you conquer this illusion through yoga.

If you liked what you read and want more... you may be interested in having the actual guidebook and card deck. The 134 page full-color book is sold separately from the cards. My goal is to find a publisher who can offer this as a set. In the meantime, you can purchase either the book or cards via these links. Thank you for your support. Laural

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Mandala Chakra card deck available at: Printers Studio

If you wish to gift one of my mandalas to a friend or hang in your home or office they are available in my online gallery: Ink Drop Arthaus

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Unconscious Self

Seed of Life

Solar Plexus – Potential – Consciousness

The unconscious self hides in the shadows of our internal sun, within the solar plexus chakra. The shadow is often referred to as a person’s dark side. These aspects of the unconscious self don’t want to be seen or identified.

Just as a seed holds the potential of the flower so does the shadow hold the potential of the self.  The shadows of the self often stem from the anima (feminine desire within men) or animus (masculine desire within women). By shedding light on these shadows their hidden potential can be seen.

To awaken we must become conscious of what we are hiding. By loving the shadow self without judgment, past wounds can be healed and released and the self can become fully known.

Message: Our fear of looking at the shadow stories of our life no longer serve us. What we are hiding from is causing more harm than good. Make peace with our shadows by learning from them. We have the courage, confidence and compassion we need to see the insights they hold. Trust that we are now ready to release any fear or anxiety that we are not good enough or strong enough. This is a time of new beginnings and an opportunity to heal what we thought was impossible. These insights will move us forward with a renewed sense of clarity and purpose.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung 

If you liked what you read and want more... you may be interested in having the actual guidebook and card deck. The 134 page full-color book is sold separately from the cards. My goal is to find a publisher who can offer this as a set. In the meantime, you can purchase either the book or cards via these links. Thank you for your support. Laural

Mandala Chakra book available at: Amazon

Mandala Chakra card deck available at: Printers Studio

If you wish to gift one of my mandalas to a friend or hang in your home or office they are available in my online gallery: Ink Drop Arthaus

Photo by – Nina Riel from Shuffle Tarot.

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