10. Hummingbird

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3. Hummingbird – Solar Plexus Chakra – Digestive System – Natures Archetype

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 you can be transformed in your favor when you approach it from a place of gratitude. This is the hero’s journey of moving through obstacles to reconnect with your soul’s true purpose. Imagine your life as a sacred fairytale filled with twists, turns and wonder. As the author of your story you are able to write a new ending. Remember that the impossible is possible when you focus on the sweetness in your life.

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

17. Seed of Life

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10. Seed of Life – Solar Plexus Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The solar plexus chakra is connected to our digestive system. This is a powerful source ofvitality, confidence, courage, integrity, joy and sweetness.

The Seed of Life is made up of seven interlocking circles that have divided from the central “one” (1+6=7). It is often referred to as the “Genesis Pattern” associated with the creation story in the book of Genesis, which speaks of the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest.These six days were actually based on seven “heavenly lamps” or seven sages that were seen with the naked eye. The seventh day of “rest” became associated with the Sun as the central “sage” within our Solar System. Seven was designated as the base number of “cosmic order”.

These “seven sages” were actually the planets Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Saturn plus the Moon and Sun. When the Romans under the guidance of Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar in 46BCE, they named the seven days of the week for each of the seven “planets”. Sunday is the Sun’s day, named for the Germanic Sun goddess Sunni, which was based the Latin word for Sol. The Sun, as the primary source of energy in our solar system, can be seen as separate from the other six planets that rotate around it (1+6=7). The number six (6), also known as a hexad, is a symbol of harmony and the powerful union of two triads, which form the Visica Piscis, the Portal of Life from which the Seed of Life evolves.

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 but a fraction of the names of deities associated with the Sun. Our solar plexus chakra represents our internal source of energy and personal sense power. This is where our desires are fed as we decide how to take action and where our personal willpower is tested. The light of the solar plexus 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 one can more fully stand in their own 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. You alone have the ability to choose. Be open to this power that is growing within you. Learn how to use this power wisely as you plant seeds for your 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 

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. It represents the world of the mythic and the archetype of the hummingbird. Hummingbirds and dragonflies remind us that nothing is impossible when we see our life as sacred fairytales that we get to rewrite.  In sacred geometry, this is the seed of life that holds our hidden potential.  Its element is fire and its belief is forged in the Hindu tradition of tending the eternal Agni fire. 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.

24. Tetrahedron

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17. Tetrahedron – Fire – Solar Plexus Chakra 

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 is our source of this energy. The solar plexus chakra works within us like a finely tuned furnace, maintaining a temperature of 98.6° Fahrenheit. Sol is the Latin word for sun.  Our sun is a star that formed 4.6 billion years ago. The temperature of the sun’s surface is approx. 10,000° 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 discovered that the sun was in fact the center of our solar system over 2000 years ago. They created solar calendars to track the seasons of the year as they shifted from being hunter gatherers to agricultural societies. This shift marked the beginning of more linear thinking that ushered in the Arian (Aries) Age between 2100 BCE. The Arian Age is known 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, marking the beginning of monotheistic thought.

Message: Fire and sunlight hold life-giving properties that feed your soul. It is important for you to become more conscious of the foods you eat as well as the thoughts and intentions you take in. Create a sacred fire ceremony to cleanse your emotional and energetic body. Meditate with fire as you 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 you.

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

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. It represents the world of the mythic and the archetype of the hummingbird. Hummingbirds and dragonflies remind us that nothing is impossible when we see our life as sacred fairytales that we get to rewrite.  In sacred geometry, this is the seed of life that holds our hidden potential.  Its element is fire and its belief is forged in the Hindu tradition of tending the eternal Agni fire. 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.

31. Hinduism

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31. Hinduism – Solar Plexus Chakra – Belief

The solar plexus chakra is symbolic of the sacred 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 (Gods and Goddesses.) 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 lifetimes and to carry the karma of souls between lifetimes. Our solar plexus chakra reminds us to feed our digestive Agni fire carefully and mindfully.

Message: Use the power and wisdom you possess to transform your life. Be aware of your actions and reactions. Are your actions aligned with your soul? If they are not, find the courage to change. Believe in yourself and the power to take the necessary actions to accomplish your 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.

 

38. Unconscious Self

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38. Unconscious Self – Solar Plexus – Seed of Life – 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: Your fear of looking at the shadows stories of your life no longer serve you. What you are hiding from is causing more harm than good. Make peace with your shadows by learning from them. You have the courage, confidence and compassion you need to see the insights they hold. Trust that you are now ready to release any fear or anxiety that you are not good enough or strong enough. This is a time of new beginnings and an opportunity to heal what you thought was impossible. These insights will move you 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 

 

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. It represents the world of the mythic and the archetype of the hummingbird. Hummingbirds and dragonflies remind us that nothing is impossible when we see our life as sacred fairytales that we get to rewrite.  In sacred geometry, this is the seed of life that holds our hidden potential.  Its element is fire and its belief is forged in the Hindu tradition of tending the eternal Agni fire. 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.