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I’m writing to tell you something I’ve learned that I can only relate to a universal incentive, 

you get what you give, or in other words, what goes around comes around, or in other words,

karma.  The good news, it’s semi-entirely within your control.

I once read a book that is really not worth encouraging others to read but from it I took away a few pointers that I must say, with consistent practice, I have seen significant, positive results, and they are as follows:

Release the ego, make your word truthful, forgo any assumptions or absolutes, and with every moment you experience, put forth your best effort.

I find the fourth most helpful, remembering that every moment is a chance for me to do my best and progress in my being, a never-ending journey which, sure, is daunting, but more so very enriching.  The more you give the more you get.

One of the greatest joys of getting older is feeling the gratification of things I’ve worked really hard and long at, at least in the short time I’ve had, and feeling like my life is a result of actions I have taken to make my life what I want it to be.  I’ve long had ideas of how I want to be spending these years now, so I’m following the signs to make that happen for myself.  I’m telling you, it’s possible to be living the life you want to be living and to be happy.  It’s not easy, sacrifices have been made and you have to work hard and you have to practice, whatever it is that is for you, intuitively.  Things take time, sometimes a long time.

Accept help and love and friendship, from all avenues, different kinds, don’t assume anything, because the universe is endless and the in between is full of infinite possibilities.  Life is meant to be good and wonderful.


Third Chakra


Solar Plexus

Element: Fire
Colours: Yellow
Sense: sight, form and colour

Location: situated below the breastbone, behind the stomach, or at the navel

Deals with: sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, defines self-esteem, personal power, stamina, thought, will, success, ego

Governs: upper abdomen, gallbladder, liver, middle spine, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach

Physical Dysfunctions: diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, low blood pressure

Psychological and Emotional Issues: lack of self-esteem, timid, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, perfectionism, anger, rage, hostility

Balanced Chakra: energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus

Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation (Suryanamaskar) and Warrior (Virabhadrasana), backbends like Bow (Dhanurasana), twists like Half Twist (Ardha Matsyendhrasana), and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose (Navasana)

Related Gemstones: Amber, Citrine and Turquoise

Related Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender , Golden Yarrow, Peppermint, and Rosemary


Excessive Energy:  This fellow is very talented, but cannot decide how to channel his energy.  He’s a science teacher, carpenter, and musician.  His father was a physicist and encouraged him to choose a career in science.  He’s a good science teacher.  He drives himself very hard, but he doesn’t enjoy his work.  He complains frequently about his life, his job, and his co-workers.  He worries about money constantly, and makes long lists of how he will spend it when he gets it.  He has many fantasies about women, but when he’s in a relationship he is critical and argumentative.  He has a potbelly and indigestion.

Deficient Energy:  This man is usually unemployed, though he’s a skillful welder.  He feels overwhelmed by life and can’t seem to accomplish anything.  He spends a lot of time at local bars with friends, most of whom also have deficient third chakras.  His wife is a competent woman who supports him and tries to boost his ego.  He is possessive of her and may become violent if he thinks she is disloyal.  Yet he has affairs when he pleases.

Balance:  This man owns a large health food store and restaurant.  He loves to cook and rarely uses a recipe, preferring to cook spontaneously and creatively.  He derives great satisfaction from his work, and he creates a pleasant environment since he is friendly to both his employees and his customers.  He is self-disciplined, reliable, and flexible.

For more, I put this together: A Natural Healing and Wisdom’s Guide to Chakras

-above book referenced, The Four Agreements by Miguel Angel Ruiz