Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Assessing the Solar Plexus Chakra: Questions to Ponder

One thing I like to do when I start exploring a chakra, is to assess my current functioning in the areas ruled by that chakra.

Here are some questions I came up with for manipura, the solar plexus chakra:

Do I feel in control of my life or do I just do what I "have to"?


How do I deal with difficult tasks? Do I procrastinate and draw them out? Or do I just do them until they're done?


How do I spend my time? Does most of what I do serve my bigger desires?


How is my self-esteem? Do I feel confident and proud to be who I am? 


What role does 'worry' play in my life?


What was my family environment like in terms of control? How did my parents get me to do my chores? Did I get to make a lot of my own decisions? 


Do I conform to the expectations of my family and culture? Do I do things I really don't want to do because they are 'proper' or expected of me? How do I deal with pressure to conform?

 

How do I hold my power? Do I let it get away from me on a regular basis? 


How much energy do I invest on people that confuse/annoy/anger me? Do I ever feel ashamed of how I'm using my energy when it comes to other people?


Do I feel a need to control anyone in my life? If so, how do I do it? Does it lead to conflict? 


If you feel so inclined, take some time to contemplate or journal these questions. If you want to, let me know how that exercise felt for you. DO IT! < that's a joke about control... only do what you want to do, of course. 

4 comments:

  1. I can see where I am definitely strengthening this chakra but still have a ways to go. I'm so much better about worry but that still needs work, and procrastination is still kinda ridiculous lol! Also overcoming parental control issues. Oye vey that's a tough one! But I'm determined! I love this quick assessment of the situation Shonna!

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    1. Thanks Krysten! The third chakra definitely feels a bit challenging -- but, you know, the greatest challenges often come with the greatest rewards :D I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! xxx

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