Close your eyes. Breathe deeply. Place your hands on your solar plexus and feel the warmth radiating from your center.
From below, sense the stillness of the earth at the base of your spine, and the movement and fluidity of the water in your abdomen. The earth and water energy coalesce, rising up, turning into a warming fire in your solar plexus.
The fire is glowing and expanding with its vibrant, bright-red light. It keeps you warm, helps you break down food, and supplies you with abundant energy.
From above, visions, ideas, streams of consciousness come down to your solar plexus, fueling the fire, giving it beautiful shapes, guiding it, and moving it outward into the world.
Yes, this is your center – the seat of your will and your personal power. It is here where you break the tie with your families, your tribes, and become your own person – an individual ready to leave your own unique impression on the world.
It is here where you integrate your feelings, ideas, thoughts and intelligence, where you exercise your willpower and take actions, where you turn challenges into opportunities, and turn your visions and dreams into reality.
In the past, you may have turned your power over to your parents, your teachers, your superiors, or other people with authority, so you could be accepted and loved. Or you may have been driven to seek power in order to feel respected and admired.
But not anymore. Now you are in touch with your true power. You honor and respect yourself, and you take complete responsibility for your words and actions. You no longer need approval from others. Neither do you need to have power over others.
Now you know that true power doesn’t need to shout or cry. True power is quiet, firm, steady, and effortless. You know who you are, why you are here, and what you are here to do. So just be you. Do what’s necessary at any given moment. And do what feels right.
Stand up for yourself. Act with confidence and inner conviction. Inspire others to join you – to create something beautiful and meaningful, and to make your world a better place that you found it.
Now you summon the fire of your personal power to give you courage, discipline, strength, patience and perseverance to walk confidently in the direction of your dreams – taking baby steps, one at a time, to fulfill your purpose in life.
Feel the warm fire radiating from your solar plexus, penetrating into every cell of your being. Watch the fire burning away any doubt, shame, guilt, insecurities and jealousies that were lodged there. Watch the fire leaving behind strength, confidence and belief in yourself.
Slowly, the fire is winding down. But its warmth stays at your center. You can feel it every time you put your hands on your solar plexus. And you can ignite it anytime you need it.
My Manipura, I honor you…