Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had stomach issues. The area that starts from the end of my rib cage to the beginning of the pelvic area, has always been a sensitive part of my body. When I was a baby, mom said she had to help me move things along during my bowl movements. When I was in elementary school, I use to obsess over belly pains which were more made up than factual.
As an adult, I continue to have stomach issues which now manifests itself as painful bloating. Sometimes when I’m at work, I find myself trying to escape so that I can run to the restroom and message away the gas. A weak stomach has always been part of my dad’s side of the family. It was something that was accepted and maintained by my relatives who suffered from the same thing.
Spiritually, I believe there are deeper generational issues which are the root cause for the discomfort. In referencing the book, Chakras For Beginners I’m finding that a lot of the issues come from a lack of self control and self esteem. I can relate to this because discipline has always been something I’ve struggled with. Like most people, there are certain things I love to over indulge in without limits. I allow myself to plunge deep into the pool of self gratification until I get so tired of something I have to leave it. It’s something I need to work on in my personal life.
One of the ways I’ve been approaching the healing of solar plexus is by asking Spirit to lead me to places or events that will force me to focus on it. I’ve found that at work I struggle with this area the most. Sometimes it’s hard for me to feel confident and assertive over decisions I’ve made. When I find myself in those situations, I remember to pause for a moment, and remember that now is an opportunity to heal this area.
I’ve also been asking Angelina to give me some ideas on Yoga moves that would help stretch out my stomach. I don’t expect the problem will disappear any time soon, but at least I’m gaining insight into a part of my body that needs some attention.
In the mean time, Chakras continue to remind me of Chaka Khan. I dedicate this next post to all the butterfly’s who suffer from a soft solar plexus.