Card For The Day

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Our card for the day, Tuesday, June 11th, is taken from the Angel Therapy Oracle Cards – Solar-Plexus Chakra – “It is safe for you to be powerful and take charge of your life in positive ways.”

The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the color yellow. This is the area which defines our “self-esteem”. The personality that develops during puberty is housed in this chakra otherwise known as the “EGO.” Anyone experiencing dysfunction of the third chakra is having difficulty obtaining or maintaining his/her own “personal power.” This intuitive chakra is where we get our “gut instincts” that signal us to do or not to do something. Strong self-esteem is a required for developing intuitive skills. (Taken from Solar Plexus Chakra – Chakra Three – Exploring the Major Chakras By Phylameana lila Desy, About.com Guide) (http://healing.about.com/cs/chakras/a/chakra3.htm)

I find drawing this card to be very timely today. I know that I have problems with low self-esteem and giving my power away. I know that I let other people’s opinions of me affect how I see myself. For example I signed up on a dating site recently and last night I met someone and we were chatting and then he asked to see some photos of me. So I sent him a couple of photos and then he stops our conversation. Nothing! Now, me being me, I figured he looked at my photos and didn’t like what he saw and that was that. Let’s just say it ruined my night and my day today. So right away this screams at me that I’m not good enough, I’m not thin enough or pretty enough or not enough in some other way. Now this card comes up tonight talking about the chakra that is identified with self-esteem and our personal power, and in this instance I failed in both those areas. I let someone else define who I am based on some photos and I gave him the power over my happiness and my belief in myself.

Then at one point this evening I was listening to a song that I just “happened” (and we all know by now there are no coincidences) to see on Youtube, George Benson – The Greatest Love of All – Songwriters: Masser, Michael / Creed, Linda

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody is searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone to fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

Chorus:
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadow
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

Chorus

And if by chance, that special place
That you’ve been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/george_benson/

And it’s not like I don’t know this, that I need to learn to love myself first before I will ever find the love I am looking for in someone else. However some things are easier said than done. How do you overcome a lifetime of never being good enough? That’s what I learned from a young age and it carried over into my marriage to an abusive controlling man, and even though I have thought that I was passed all this, it keeps coming up. See card for yesterday to understand this. This issue keeps coming up for me again and again and again and again. Obviously I still need to do a lot of work on this inside myself because until I do, I will keep attracting to me men who will keep mirroring this issue to me. I know it. I know that until I address this issue, get to the root of it and heal it once and for all, true love will forever elude me. Until I am happy with myself, until I can look in the mirror and say “I love you Carolyn” and mean it, then I will attract to me relationships that continue to mirror to me that lack inside myself.

So the moral of this story is to know how beautiful and worthy of love we all are. That we need to stop giving our power away to someone who has no business having it and probably doesn’t even want it to begin with. We ourselves need to take control over who or what gets to define us. We need to stop looking outside ourselves for what we need. The greatest love of all can only be found inside ourselves for ourselves. As we raise our children it is so important to instill a healthy self-esteem in them. Tell them how beautiful and smart they are. Who cares if they only just get a passing grade on a test? They need to know they are still smart and beautiful and worthy of love. School and society will do enough to make them feel less and that is why they need a firm foundation, a strong sense of who they are, as they go out into the world. Remember no one else can control us unless we let them.

I’m going to include here the action steps for working with this chakra as outlined in the guide book for this deck of cards:

Recline on your back in a quiet location and focus on your solar plexus, which is the energy center behind your belly button. Say, either silently or aloud:

“Archangel Michael, I call upon you now. Please cut any cords of fear from my solar plexus to anyone whom I’ve given my power away to.”

It’s helpful to have the cords cut fairly regularly because sometimes we are not even aware that we have given our power away.

Remember you are so very loved and you are so very worthy of love. Don’t let anyone tell you differently and don’t give away your power. Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~

Artwork taken from Angel Therapy Oracle Cards, Solar-Plexus Chakra, Artist: Howard David Johnson

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