Some women literally feel powerless, without any own power. It is because they have never learnt to stand up for their own needs. Therefore, they are incapable of granting themselves permission for their own actions and decisions.
Whereas the first female chakra has to do with grounding and balancing, but also with imprints from the clan, the second female chakra with emotional securities, creativity and children, the third female chakra is about personal power and self-authorization. The energy centre is above the navel, and is also called the solar plexus. When we are nervous or scared, we feel an unpleasant tension in the stomach area around the navel chakra (which it is also called).
WOMEN WERE DEFINED BY THEIR COOKING SKILLS, HOUSEKEEPING AND EDUCATION OF CHILDREN!
For centuries a woman’s personality was entirely judged on whether and how they were beneficial to others, and how they were able to find their place within the family unit. Therefore, a lot of women were only judged on their domestic duties and motherly qualities, and as a result, treated accordingly. They were normally not allowed to live their individual personality. And if they did, only hidden from public view. I do not think I need to comment on the effect this had, and still has, on the collective female self-worth
AS A WOMAN YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD OR READ SENTENCES LIKE…
- “Women belong to the children/in the kitchen.”
- “Women do not need to learn a job.”
- “Women should not interfere in family affairs.”
- “Women do not need hobbies. They should rather take care of raising the children.”
- “He is the master of the house.”
- “Men are responsible for finances.”
- “Men bear responsibility for the family.”
- “Men know better what women need.”
WHAT HAS THIS GOT TO DO WITH THE THIRD CHAKRA?
Strength and weakness of the third female chakra are connected with performance and competence, inferiority and immaturity. And, of course, with our own rights. This means that we women (as well as men) must have the power of making decisions regarding ourselves and our lives. Whereas, on the other hand, we must not give voluntary or involuntary permission to others, to make decisions for us and on our lives.
Former generations of women were content with the aim in life of serving others, and to subordinate themselves to the other members of the family, including their needs. Therefore, many women were not supported in their families of origin to live self-determined lives, develop and express their talents.
TYPICAL TOPICS CONNECTED WITH THE THIRD FEMALE CHAKRA:
- external control
- not living one’s self-empowerment
- lacking trust
- lacking self-worth
- abuse of power
- serving role
SHAME AND FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS
Another women’s problem is shame which can have a burdening effect on the three bottom chakras. This may be connected with religious moral beliefs which generally see sexuality, and particularly female sexual organs as dirty or immoral.
These belief patterns have been integrated into the ideas of morality of families and clans over centuries. They have been seen as irrevocable fact and passed on from generation to generation as the ‘sole truth’. In the meantime, this shame has already been saved in the morphogenetic field of women. It will require a great deal of information to get them out of this.
The following table (after C.N. Shealy and C.M. Myss, The Creation of Health, 1983) shows the disorders that can correlate with a weak third female chakra:
|organs||mental and spiritual areas||possible physical disorders|
|third chakra||stomach area
upper intestinal area
liver, gall bladder, kidneys
problems with sexuality, money and control in partnerships
power/control in the physical world
stomach and duodenum ulcers
problems with colon/bowels
inflammation of pancreas
chronic and acute digestion problems
HOW CAN WE REBALANCE THE THIRD CHAKRA?
Just as with all the other chakras, there are various ways to strengthen and balance the third chakra:
- through physical exercises on the energetic level
- with the help of body-energy-work
- with the help of mediation
- on the emotional level through talk therapy, family settings, kinesiology, astrological sessions, etc.
- on the mental level through positive thinking, mental training, etc.
- on the spiritual level through transformation of karmic blockages or oaths with the help of spiritual tools
I am planning an e-workshop on this topic which you can join in from the comfort of your own home. Further information to follow.