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solar plexus chakra & winter solstice: celebrate your inner light!

This is the time of year where most cultures and religions celebrate Light on Earth. This celebration takes on many forms and most traditions include lighting candles and sharing wishes of joy and prosperity. It is no coincidence; most religions have modelled their celebrations of light upon the very ancient traditions of observing the sun’s cycles. The time of the Winter Solstice (Sydney - Saturday, 22 June 2019 at 1:54 am AEST), where the Sun appears to come closer to the Earth and the days start to get longer. For the Ancients, this was a time to reflect upon and celebrate divine Mystery.

To me, the Winter Solstice is the perfect time to meditate on my shadow aspects and on the projects and energy I want to bring forth in the coming year. It is an evening of dancing, meditating and enjoying the company of like-minded soul sisters. There are many nuggets of truth and wisdom to gain from meditating on our darker aspects. These lessons help grow our Soul and reconnect us to the source of Light and Love. These lessons help us understand what is truly important to our Soul and help shed light on how we can make the world a better place by being more authentic and empowered.

Looking at this time of celebration through the lens of the Solar Plexus Chakra, it is a perfect time to tend to our inner light, where we store our vital life force energy. To check in on your Solar Plexus, simply muscle test or answer YES or NO to each of the statements below.

I feel confident and strong in most situations.

I am able to laugh easily.

I see projects and commitments through to completion.

I feel I have a healthy digestive system.

I speak up for myself.

I have the courage to take risks when necessary.

I am worthy of my own self-love

I release the knots in my stomach

I trust myself and my decisions

I stand up for myself

I deserve a beautiful, healthy life

I choose the best for myself

I am an authentic person

I am proud of my accomplishments

I choose the kind of life I lead

I am at peace with myself

If you answer “NO” more than four times, it may indicate that your solar plexus chakra is lacking in energy. If you score four or more YES answers, wonderful! You are balanced in the solar plexus centre.

I love a good Sun Meditation to help balance my energy and boost my confidence, joy and personal radiance. Use this visualisation to enhance your inner peace and sense of self-worth. When possible, do this meditation while standing in sunlight, offering your forehead and solar plexus to the light and warmth of the sun.

Take a deep breath, and gently close your eyes. Imagine yourself standing at the top of a mountain. With your inhale, imagine you are breathing in the golden light from the sun. With your imagination, bring this golden breath to your stomach area, where it ignites the spark within your own fire centre. You are filled with this brilliant solar energy. Your power centre is radiating with vital life force. Imagine that with each breath, you are bringing golden light to your entire body, especially to areas that feel cold or achy. When your body is filled imagine that, with your exhale, you are sharing this golden light to your projects, to your relationships, to your finances… Envelop them in golden light and know that this light will energize them and will help them grow. When you feel complete, gently open your eyes and give thanks to the Sun. Take this calm and restorative power into your life and move forwards with confidence and courage.

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