This week has been a lesson in the care and feeding of your Solar Plexus Chakra. Perfect timing. ha! I don’t know what’s happened to my self-awareness lately, but it seems I have burnt myself out. And I had no idea. Exhaustion washed over me all of a sudden on Wednesday. I felt like someone pulled the plug. Without warning I was hit with a sudden and desperate need to get horizontal. I needed sleep and I needed it now. Unfortunately, I was driving to pick up my kids from school. Worst timing ever. And as I’m sure some of you know, there is not much scarier than thinking you could nod off behind the wheel.
And, for some reason, sitting in the running car for ten minutes waiting for the buses to leave so the line of cars would move made it worse. Go figure. *rolls eyes* Thank goodness I got us home where I could safely collapse in bed. Unfortunately, when I woke up I didn’t feel much better; I shook and my heart raced when I stood up. I finally gave up and cancelled all appointments for the rest of the evening.
It’s taken me days to recuperate and in that time I've been ruminating about burn out and how it happened to me. I have been on a mission to accomplish and improve and I have a case of Solar Plexus Chakra burn out. I have quite literally been pushing my personal power center to the extreme. I've embarked on a new writing career, hardcore fitness goals and several other personal and family oriented self-improvement goals. Let me tell you: you can’t do it all at one time. The consequences of burning the candle at both ends are adrenal fatigue, ulcers, over-sensitivity to criticism, and immune system deficiencies (i.e. catching every random bug the kids bring home from school).
These also happen to be symptoms of an unbalanced Solar Plexus chakra. So this weekend I plan on getting lots of rest, soaking up some sunshine, diffusing lemon essential oil and wearing something yellow, all recommendations for healing your Solar Plexus chakra. It’s your power center, the place you draw your self-confidence from and you know when it’s been overtaxed or under nourished when you get that anxiety flutter in your upper abdomen—right between your ribs and deep inside. How’d I miss that? Too busy, I imagine.
For more about the Solar Plexus Chakra, please follow my Pinterest board here. I’ll be adding new stuff over the next week. Also, check out my Root Chakra and Sacral Chakra posts, if you haven’t already. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself in a proactive way. Don’t wait until you have a health crisis, like me, to get your act together.
Love and light, my friends. And Namaste.