Your Spiritual Self-Care Code:
Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra
The solar plexus chakra is located an inch or so above the belly button. It is the center of your sense of confidence, inner power, and drive. When the solar plexus chakra is out of balance, it’s common to feel low self-esteem, lack of confidence and vitality, feelings of perfectionism, and inadequacy.
The Confidence Code
Confidence doesn’t come from the outside world. It isn’t dependant on compliments or validation. It comes from within. At the core of confidence is self-love.
When you’re confidence is lacking, start with asking yourself “how can I love myself better?” And then do it. Take care of your body, mind, and spirit. Check your thoughts and remember to be kind to yourself. Stop being your own worst critic and start being your own biggest fan.
Affirmations are a powerful tool for increasing your self-worth and bringing the solar plexus back to balance. Repeat the affirmation below out loud at least 3 times a day, and repeat it in your mind as often as possible. When you do this, you’re reprogramming your subconscious mind and eventually your conscious mind will follow suit.
Let Go of Perfectionism
Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “practice makes perfect”. It isn’t true.
There’s no such thing as perfection. What is true, is that practice makes permanent. Ask yourself, are you practicing habits that will build you up or ones that tear you down?
Practice being kind to yourself. Practice letting go of the idea of perfection. Be okay with saying “this is my best effort”, even if it’s not perfect.
Try using some essential oils that help balance the solar plexus chakra. Ginger, lemongrass and grapefruit are all great options to add to your diffuser or simply rub a few drops into your hands and take 10 deep breaths whenever you’re feeling scattered.
Solar Plexus Nutrition
The most nourishing foods for the solar plexus are those that are rich in fibre and naturally cleansing and restorative.
Real World Self Care
Self-care is a major buzzword in the stressed out world of today. It’s the kind of blanket statement advice you hear everywhere, with few strategies around what it really means and how to do it.
At Radiant Botanics, we believe in real world self-care. The idea that self-care doesn’t have to be 2 hour trips to the spa and vacations in Bali. It can be simple, and still incredibly effective.
Something as mundane as putting on hand cream and taking a few deep breaths with your eyes closed. Choosing the salad or a hearty soup over the chilli cheese fries. Going for a 10-minute walk when you’re feeling overwhelmed. All of these things are real world acts of self-care that bring you back to balance and make life more joyful.
Incorporate more of this kind of self-care and you’ll feel more grounded, safe, and supported with each day that passes.
Your solar plexus chakra affirmation:
“I am a powerful creator of my life.”
About Radiant Botanics
Your Self-Care Selections: Power
Specifically chosen essential oils and a citrine crystal to help balance your SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA so that you feel confident and in control.