The Manipura Yellow Solar Plexus Chakra

The Manipu­ra Yel­low Solar Plexus Chakra

 

A Word from Brother Thomas

[dropcap]Mystical[/dropcap] trav­el­ers, there is no bet­ter life than liv­ing in the Spir­i­tus Lumine – The Light of God!  The light gives us returns us to our prop­er state of the spir­i­tu­al sov­er­eign and gives us the dai­ly wis­dom we need for all things as we com­mune dai­ly with Source. A desire to live in the light is the very def­i­n­i­tion of a mys­tic. Indeed, if you are ever asked, “What is a mys­tic?” Your short reply of two sen­tences should be as fol­lows, “A mys­tic is one who con­nects the light of their soul with the light of Source and fol­lows this Light wher­ev­er it leads.” Let us con­tin­ue with our dis­cus­sion of the sev­en rays.

Each human being has been giv­en the pre­cious gift of the sev­en rays.  For most, the ener­gy lies dor­mant with­in – used uncon­scious­ly and with lit­tle, or no, aware­ness.

These ener­gies are like unto the waves of the ocean!  They can either toss us about and bring us to exhaus­tion, or we learn to har­ness its ener­gy and trav­el effort­less­ly in a well designed sail­ing ves­sel!  So it is with us. The ener­gies man­age us or we man­age them.

We can be a slave of our pas­sions and anger (the red chakra) or tossed about by our emo­tions (the orange chakra). There is only one way to har­ness this ener­gy. We must work with the Spir­i­tus Lumine so that we might learn to man­age our pre­cious con­scious aware­ness. This is the key! As we learn how to train and use our con­scious moment aware­ness through the inner and out­er forms, we learn to smooth the wild and dis­cor­dant ener­getic rivers into smooth hydro­elec­tric pow­er! Sud­den­ly, we become a pow­er-sta­tion that lights up our part of the world!

Per­haps no ener­gy is more per­son­al­ly dan­ger­ous to your plan­et than that of the Manipu­ra Yel­low Chakra, for it is the chakra of rea­son­ing.  Abuse of this chakra at the col­lec­tive lev­el can destroy the earth. The mind can unrav­el the mys­ter­ies of the atom – giv­ing us light for our homes and fac­to­ries, or it may be used to cre­ate pow­er­ful bombs that bring about a dev­as­tat­ing nuclear win­ter and reduce the plan­et to ash­es.  With­out the Spir­i­tus Lumine, the mind has no inner com­pass to decide the best use of data and infor­ma­tion. Now let us study this amaz­ing ener­gy and learn the lessons of the Manipu­ra.

Basic Information

[dropcap]The[/dropcap] Manipu­ra chakra is locat­ed along the spinal col­umn in the upper part of the bel­ly. Its name means “lus­trous gem.” Its col­or, which is yel­low, appro­pri­ate­ly, rep­re­sents divine light, illu­mi­na­tion, and the pow­er of under­stand­ing. The Manipu­ra chakra takes the ener­gy of the orange chakra – home of the emo­tions – and adds ratio­nal­i­ty to it. The gem is the home of the mind, log­ic, ratio­nal­i­ty, clear think­ing, and the famous “gut feel­ing.” When we solve rid­dles, prob­lems, math, or con­tem­plate the mean­ing of some­thing, we bor­row ener­gy from this won­der­ful chakra. In our cul­ture, most peo­ple have a high opin­ion of the mind. Thinkers are high­ly respect­ed – as they should be. It is think­ing that keeps us from being a slave of our pas­sions and emo­tions by encour­ag­ing the mind to con­sid­er the con­se­quences of any poten­tial actions. As ener­gy trav­els from the root chakra to the sacral, the ener­gy is trans­formed from raw pas­sion to a more refined emo­tion­al vibra­tion. Then, as this ener­gy con­tin­ues to trav­el upward towards the solar plexus, the ener­gy becomes even more sophis­ti­cat­ed with clar­i­ty and ratio­nal­i­ty. Thus, instead of being tossed about by our emo­tions, we become more aware of why we feel the way we do.

Lesson of the Yellow Manipura Chakra

[dropcap]Our[/dropcap] goal is nev­er to squash emo­tions in favor of the mind – quite the con­trary! We seek to increase the depth of our feel­ings as we become more mind­ful of our emo­tion­al states through­out the day. The mys­tic seeks to bal­ance the emo­tions with the under­stand­ing of the mind. We use our minds to help clar­i­fy what we are feel­ing – and we trust those feel­ings as a true indi­ca­tor of how our body is present­ly respond­ing to our envi­ron­ment. At times, the mind may over­rule the emo­tions – and for a good rea­son. Per­haps we see a child run­ning into the street. We may feel fear for the child and wor­ry for our safe­ty – yet allow the mind to over­rule as we rush to res­cue the endan­gered child. Thus, the mind is a use­ful tool for cor­rect­ly iden­ti­fy­ing the exact nature of feel­ings resid­ing with­in us and an able deci­sion mak­er about how to use this infor­ma­tion.

Mindfulness

The abil­i­ty of the mind to remain alert to our feel­ings is called mind­ful­ness. Through the prac­tice of inner and out­er forms, the skill of mind­ful­ness can be expand­ed to every area of our life. Mind­ful­ness is the prac­tice of skill­ful­ly devel­op­ing an objec­tive non-judg­men­tal observ­er aware­ness wit­ness­es the inter­nal and exter­nal actions of our lives. Learn­ing to observe with­out judg­ment is not as easy as it sounds. Our cul­ture has strong­ly pro­grammed us to be crit­i­cal and eval­u­a­tive of peo­ple, places and things. As a prac­tice, mind­ful­ness is one of the best ways of increas­ing the vibra­to­ry vital­i­ty of our Manipu­ra chakra. Our lives become more calm and improved as we learn to  incor­po­rate mind­ful­ness into every aspect of our lives. For instance, when can use mind­ful­ness as we take a bite of food. We can savor each bite and iden­ti­fy as many tastes as pos­si­ble. We can notice the tex­ture, the tem­per­a­ture, the fla­vors and so on. The pur­pose of our mind­ful­ness is to ful­ly par­tic­i­pate in the lives we have instead of becom­ing lost in the men­tal worlds of the past and future where anger, regrets, and anx­i­ety reside. Through mind­ful­ness, we don’t miss the impor­tant moments in life. We savor the moment of hap­pi­ness with our loved ones as they occur. We notice the direct inter­ven­tion of Source as it gives us some boon of grace when we need it the most. We notice the col­or pur­ple in the flow­ers as we pass them by! We open our­selves to being full par­tic­i­pants with life as it hap­pens – instead of hid­ing in our thoughts, iDe­vices and the like!

Centering

We can also use mind­ful­ness prac­tices to cen­ter the body and relax the mind. It can be as sim­ple as sit­ting down for a moment and plac­ing our atten­tion on our breath­ing. We may observe our mind slow­ing down as we breathe nat­u­ral­ly and watch for the breath as it enters and exits the body.

Gut Feelings

Anoth­er essen­tial fea­ture of the lus­trous gem is its abil­i­ty to pro­duce  “gut feel­ings.” As the chakra receives the upward flow­ing ener­gy from the sacral chakra – the seat of our emo­tions – it often emits vibra­tional wis­dom that we humans often infer as strong intu­ition and the like. When think­ing about an action towards some per­son, place, or thing that seems wrong to us, the chakra may emit ener­gy that caus­es us to feel slight­ly queasy or in dis-ease – a sign that the body is not recep­tive to this ener­gy. Mys­tics learn to pay atten­tion to their intu­itions and gut feel­ings.  As men­tioned in an ear­li­er les­son, good feel­ings mean “go ahead” while bad feel­ings mean “no go.” Learn­ing to rec­og­nize the signs of the Manipu­ra is an invalu­able gift for cor­rect deci­sion-mak­ing.

Akashic Intelligence

Final­ly, we note that the chakra is relat­ed to the extra-dimen­sion­al men­tal body of the Lux Ani­mae. This is the home of the akashic intel­li­gence that we may con­sult in med­i­ta­tion. We say akashic because this is the reser­voir of knowl­edge we have built over mul­ti­ple life­times of soul exis­tence. In the begin­ning, mys­tics will often for­get that they have lived count­less life­times in places just as sophis­ti­cat­ed – or more so – than they do now. This knowl­edge resides in the Lux Ani­mae and is man­aged by the high­er-self. It is avail­able to us through med­i­ta­tion and the prac­tice of oth­er inner forms.

How to Access This Chakra

Access the ener­gy of this chakra by prac­tic­ing inner and out­er forms which focus upon:

  • The col­or yel­low (both phys­i­cal­ly and with the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion),
  • Lis­ten­ing to har­mon­ics of the musi­cal note E (41.2, 82.4, 164.8, and 329.6 Hz),
  • Chant­i­ng, or lis­ten­ing to chants, of the seed mantra RAM (pro­nounced rum),
  • Plac­ing your atten­tion upon the sacred geom­e­try of the tetra­he­dron (pyra­mid) – rep­re­sen­ta­tive of your sacred space for per­son­al pow­er and pros­per­i­ty,
  • The prac­tice of mind­ful­ness.
  • Car­ry­ing or hold­ing gem­stones of Mala­chite, Cal­cite, Cit­rine, Topaz,
  • A com­bi­na­tion of any or all of the meth­ods above.

Review

The yel­low sacral chakra process­es the ener­gies of the emo­tions and root chakra and adds ratio­nal­i­ty to them.  When used mind­ful­ly, the emo­tions become mod­er­at­ed and help­ful to our­selves and oth­ers. Mis­used, we use the chakra to ratio­nal­ize our rea­sons for allow­ing our feel­ings to run ram­pant over self and oth­ers. The les­son of this beau­ti­ful chakra is the impor­tance of devel­op­ing mind­ful­ness – to actu­al­ly apply log­ic and rea­son­ing to the thou­sands of emo­tions as they trav­el through our body. This kind of mind­ful­ness cen­ters and calms the body. The eso­teric men­tal body, which is also attached to the phys­i­cal body, car­ries the per­son Akashic records for the jour­ney of your soul. These can be accessed through med­i­ta­tion.

Other Material

  1.  The yel­low solar plexus chakra main­tains our men­tal well being. This video uses the seed mantra “Ram” for a med­i­ta­tive focus.

 

2.  The fol­low­ing link opens an attach­ment called the feel­ings inven­to­ry. It can be found at the web­site for the Cen­ter for Non­vi­o­lent Com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Many oth­er such lists can be found with your favorite search engine. Notice how many – more pre­cise – def­i­n­i­tions for feel­ings are pre­sent­ed here. Try check­ing in with your­self sev­er­al times a day – and see if you can enrich your feel­ings vocab­u­lary.