Solar Plexis! Wow even I am out of breath after our energizing, core strengthening, cardiovascular pumping, power reclaiming practice! The third chakra has to do with personal power, confidence, standing in ones unique individuality in integrity and strength. This is the chakra that pulls us out of group thought and into ones own unique interpretation and expression of life.
When we experience trauma or confront challenges or lessons in life we often leave a piece of ourselves behind or give our power away to a person or situation. Go back and claim your power! We have been in Mercury retrograde over the last month which moves direct Sunday. Retrograde is an opportunity to go back and revisit lessons we may need to learn more from, i.e. old story, patterns, traumas, etc. It can be painful to revisit the past but if we ask for clarity we can perhaps find understanding, acceptance, gratitude and sometimes even humor.
We have all heard, “don’t take it personally.” This especially rings true when processing traumas because even if you were the “victim” in a situation…if you go deep into the murky waters you will often discover it had nothing to do with you. That takes a very high observer perspective in many situations. Have patience and compassion for yourselves. There are many layers to healing, start by claiming back your power with gratitude for the lesson even if it can’t be comprehended.
I came across a reading yesterday talking about how happiness can be fleeting or experienced in moments. Whereas joy is trusting that you are surrounded by the light, guided, loved and protected. Joy is everlasting and rooted in trust. Trust who you are, trust that your future is taken care of and trust that you are strong enough to move beyond the lessons and into a new sense of confidence and self love. Trust that you are not alone. What do you want to co-create for you life now? Take small steps towards a fresh future even if you can’t see what it is yet. Just like a surfer paddling out to the lineup, if a set is coming through and the waves are big keep moving slowly forward until you see your window to paddle out. You will be riding the wave before you know it, enJOY the journey!
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all.” ~ Rumi
“Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin
“When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men/women we are.” ~ Cesar Chavez
*Notes from practice on July 10th, 2020*