Strength and Spaciousness

Our solar plexus and belly sit at the site of the 3rd chakra, our place of individual power and strength. This is also the place that houses our fear, anxiety, anger, rage, jealousy, and pain. These emotions all tighten our “middles”, causing our thoughts, words, and actions to come from a place of constriction. When our power and strength come from a place of rigidity, we may find ourselves reaching for false energy to prop ourselves up.

There is another way to maneuver through our lives, and that is from a place of spaciousness. This is often referred to as “living an undefended life” or as “being strong enough to be vulnerable”. This place of expansion feels somewhat strange to many of us, who have become used to thinking of constriction as normal.

As we explore living from a place of expansion and spaciousness, we may begin to feel almost childlike again, as if we were 2 years old, delighting in the world and trusting the flow of our lives. This place of spaciousness in our centers may feel as vast as the universe, opening us to increased energy,aliveness, and new possibilities.

The next time you find yourself reaching for a latte or piece of chocolate, take a moment to soften your belly and breathe deeply into your pelvic floor and back of your heart; tap into the real source of your strength, vitality, and sense of well-being.

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