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Cultivating Clarity, Confidence, and a Can-Do Outlook

Inside My Chakra Art Journal – Solar Plexus Chakra
Inside My Chakra Journal – Solar Plexus Chakra

My chakra journal is a place to explore the themes of each chakra. The first spread of each section sets the overall tone and weaves in a few of the main messages.

When I look at these first journal pages for the solar plexus chakra, my heart smiles. The color of this flower speaks to me of hope and joy. Take a closer look at the flower and you’ll see sweet little details like the curly stamens coated with a powdery pollen.

As we think of ourselves as a flower and when our solar plexus is open, we’re like this little flower in bloom with our own pollen rich with ideas, thoughts, and dreams ready for the right conditions to seed, grow, and flourish.

This beautiful image of a woman walking along a path holding a bundle of forsythia, one of the plants that heralds the arrival of spring, invites us to slow down and go for a walk in nature and consider this little reminder,

You are enough and lack nothing.

Do you feel like you’re enough? We live in a culture that pressures us to strive and in that striving we often feel like we’re never enough.

I love how even her shoes are a bright yellow.

The solar plexus chakra helps us with “burning the fog” so we can see clearly our soul mission and the next steps to be taken. Sometimes those steps seem so very hard like the rugged, snowy mountain pictured here. Confidence in our ability to take action is often what holds us back.

Creating collages intuitively is one of my very favorite creative and soulful practices. When I pieced this collage together, I started with the woman wearing a sequin dress covered in “fish scales” that makes my mermaid tail wag. I chose the background, a foggy dark tunnel that reflects how we feel when we lack clarity. I cut out from the background the light post and carefully placed it in her hands. As you look at her legs and feet, you’ll see that this comes from another image where I also found her headpiece, originally a drum. It looks to me like she’s standing on a magic carpet and ready to lead the way for others holding her torch. I keep bumping into little messages like the one from a tea bag that says, “Spread the light; be the lighthouse.”

It wasn’t until many weeks after creating this collage, that I made a connection between this figure and the Greek goddess Artemis. I identify with Artemis who I’ve recently learned is the Goddess of the Moon and often shown as a light bearer, carrying torches in her hands, or with the moon and stars surrounding her head. This speaks to my keen interest in integrating the wisdom of lunar cycles in my creative and soulful practices.

This figure, the Artemis within me, stands confidently ready to aid others who feel lost in the dark or fog.

Artemis reminds us that we have the power to “do it!” and now is the time for right action.

There are several key takeaways from working with the solar plexus chakra:

  • I am enough being who I am.
  • I am worthy of choosing the best for myself.
  • Clarity leads to confidence which leads to taking confident action steps.

Are you curious to learn more? Here are a few ways to connect with your solar plexus chakra.

  • Free Coffee Chat Webinar on Personal Power – Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., EST
  • March Mandala Challenge “Standing on Your Holy Ground”
  • Solar Plexus Chakra Retreat – Access the workshop now and attend an online retreat on Saturday, March 23, 2019
  • New! Greek Goddess SeriesSubscribe to my newsletter to learn when my new goddess series is open for registration and to take advantage of the early bird discounts. This is a fascinating series that pairs well with the chakra series.
  • Spring Into Possibilities Retreat – Imagine spending an entire weekend dreaming, creating, and manifesting as you clarify your vision and action steps in a collage vision journal. Join me and my friend Liza Bertini for a long weekend retreat in the Berkshires on April 11-14, 2019.

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