The solar plexus is the center for your ability to take in, absorb and integrate life and all it offers—the good as well as what you may perceive as the bad. The solar plexus manages the vibration of experiencing and digesting all you see and experience around you and in your life. It can be compared to the powerful and amazing sun shining brightly in the sky. The brilliance of light at this center brings mental clarity and the ability to see life from a greater perspective. It’s a great visual to imagine the sun shining at your solar plexus to warm you up and integrate all that life has to offer.
Marianne Williamson's quote below sums up the importance of shining your light and encouraging others to do the same.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. You are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within you. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Gemstones for the solar plexus chakra:
Amber Affirmation: I easily set boundaries with others. I surround myself with people who respect my sacred space. I am protected from the thoughts and feelings of others. I feel nurtured and cared for. I am able to recall past lives when I need a deeper understanding of life and life’s circumstances.
Citrine Affirmation: I am courageous and shine my light brightly. I am very good at setting boundaries. I am confident and realize that people honor and respect me. I am a valued person in society. My digestive system works well and is very healthy. I am mentally clear.
Golden Calcite Affirmation: I am so full of joy! I sparkle and shine my light brightly. I have the courage to be all that I can be.
Red Goldstone Affirmation: I shine my light brightly and sparkle for all to see. I shine my light as I live fully and passionately. I am a shining star! I am focused and aligned with balanced emotions.
Malachite Affirmation: I easily digest all I take in and receive all the benefits. My heart is focused on love, light and well-being. Even when things appear to be swirling around me, I am able to stay focused. I am able to process and digest all the sweetness life offers me on all levels.
Portions of this post are from Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy & the Power of Positive Thought