Yellow the crucible of personal power

For me, zeolite sits with the Peacespace Yellow/Yellow energenetic symbol which is about the “putting into practice your spiritual way of being.”

This symbol sits at Stomach 26 acu point, Outer Mound, which “can help nourish our spiritual journey as the acquired constitution is summoned to complement the innate constitution” (Jarrett, The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine, p.629). Here Jing (essence) and Ling (spirit) meet, fueling the expression of our purpose into the world.

The stomach is part of the middle burner – the transformative fire of the three heater meridian, the crucible perhaps. In the bigger picture of energy flow around the body, source energy (yuan qi) enters via the central and governing meridians and is stored at the mingmen, gate of destiny. Yuan qi is then spread through the body via the san jiao or triple heater meridian. This meridian is described as a sac that contains the organs of the body providing a protective barrier from invading pathogens. It exists in the interstitial spaces and links the interior and exterior body systems. It’s meridian pair, the pericardium or heart protector, performs a similar function for the heart. The two can be seen as “gateways to an energetic environment that is not limited by the boundaries of form and they don’t just intersect – they intertwine and become identical, leading to timelessness. This deep interior connection is a boundary where the particular human energies meet and become the more absolute energies of the cosmos.” (apologies to the author – I’ve lost the reference)

The lower burner is our elimination and discrimination, the upper burner is our inspiration, our breath and the middle burner is the transformative crucible where the fuel to drive our purpose lives. When this is compromised, and pathogens have invaded, our whole system can be weakened and thus our ability to function in the world is affected. When toxins or pathogens are expelled and our body nourished we can enter a more balanced expression of soul and spirit, and move into this sense of timelessness, connecting with the cosmos with greater fluidity and so stepping into a space where we can “become beyond”.

The solar plexus chakra – also yellow- is the seat of our personal power, power in the sense of our capacity of taking responsibility for ourselves (not power over others). This is perhaps best understood in the form of archetypes. The archetypes that sit at the solar plexus chakra are the Servant and the Warrior. (Ambika Waters, Chakras and their Archetypes). The dysfunctional archetype the servant is someone who “is not not rewarded appropriately for all it does…this archetype relinquishes its personal power and emotional needs in order to win acknowledgement and approval”. The functional archetype – the warrior-“focuses our strength and our ability to assert our right to be the best person we know how to be. This means doing what gives us joy and allowing ourselves to fully express our gifts and abilities and also to say “no” when necessary.”

With some (or all) of these tools described above, we can support ourselves to shift into a stronger expression of self in the world – one that allows us to stand in our truth with calm integrity rather than self effacement or aggression. In other words to stand in our personal power.

Throat Chakra and the Blue Ray

In my work the throat chakra is overlaid by the blue ray – the ray of your social cause.  Blue is about what you are called to do spiritually with your life.

Blue aligns with the thyroid gland, so it supports our immune system and helps us to overcome viruses.  I’ve been working with Blue Ray because of the sore throat issues and also persistent swollen glands.  When I looked at the swollen glands using kinesiology I was taken back to distant relationships where I hadn’t spoken my truth – I’d suppressed anger, hurt and betrayal – I really didn’t know how to express these things at the time.

I started writing this post months ago, but never finished it because I’ve had unreliable internet since I was forced onto the NBN.  I could not resolve this issue with the company I was with –  they would not fix the line.  They  just sent me new modems, three in total.  I repeatedly told them that this was not a modem problem it was a line problem.  They wouldn’t listen.  And I could not make myself heard, they only responded to complaints if I yelled at them (very stressful) and even then wouldn’t investigate properly.  Anyway, I changed to another company and the problem was instantly resolved just by being connected to a different point at the node.

So I’ve been thinking more about the throat chakra, about feeling not heard and about pushing to get a result.  Being assertive did not resolve the internet problem, sidestepping the issue and taking another route did.  The change needed here was to find another way, not to fix the road I was on.  This chakra is also about creative expression, purification, rhythm and the media as a forum for communication.

The throat chakra operates at the level of Divine Will,  and aligns us with place and purpose.  A balanced throat chakra allows us to move into the flow of Divine Will.  By overcoming the demands of the childish small will we can move into a larger flow, we can stop pushing, trying, and allow things to materialise . “What many of us lack in our lives is this resonant rhythm, the integrating aspect that connects us from the very core of our being to the heartbeat of the universe.  Consequently, we are at odds with the world and with ourselves . we lack co-ordination, cohesiveness and grace.”(Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith)

I hope I’m moving into more co-ordination now.  It is such a relief to turn on my computer and instantly connect to the internet – a huge stress has been resolved.  I can even write this post  – an expression of my social cause and the blue ray.