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Your Power Centre /or/ The Navel Chakra

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Papillon Fri 15-Apr-05 09:08:38

Greetings All

Since last year I have been drawn too discovering, working and developing a connection with my Power Centre.

Different philosophies/spiritual beliefs call this area of the body by different names. My personal interest arises from Shamanism.
What I have discovered and what resonates within me is that this area of the body is the key to being more calm, centred and in control of one´s one personal thoughts and actions. I will write more later about my own sensations and feelings about this part of the body.

Would be great to hear other peoples wisdom, perspective, readings, experiences and meditations on the Navel from Buddhism, yoga experiences, Wicca and so on....

I have looked for some information online for reading and reflection. Here is some info to get the ball rolling.

From a Yoga site... Navel Center or 'fire in the belly', is the key to success, focus, patience & personal power. A strong Navel Center can empower you to do less and get more done, attract opportunities, and prosper.

The Navel Chakra

The third chakra is located just above the navel in the solar plexus and is related to the digestive organs. Yellow in color, it is the seat of the will, your power center. Its energy expresses personal power, which is called hiimori (windhorse) in the Mongolian tradition. It is associated with action, assertion, empowerment, and ego mastery. It is the area where chi or life force is stored. Malfunctions in the navel chakra may leave you feeling tired, powerless, and withdrawn. Shamans tend to believe that this is a very important chakra since the accumulation and maintenance of power are fundamental to shamanic practice. Many shamanic cultures place great emphasis on drumming, for the drum unites masculine and feminine energies, generating the force that weaves the web of life. Drumming cultivates life force energy in the lower energy centers of the body, which is then stored in the area of the solar plexus. This energy can then be directed back to the higher chakras or toward healing and creative endeavors.
Website for further info here

Papillon Fri 15-Apr-05 13:33:14

When I began to be drawn to my Navel Power Centre I began to notice sensations of density, I suppose would be the word. I felt a mass there of energy which felt strong, centred... balanced. I began to manifest this inward feeling in my outward life. I have noticed I am a more confident and happier person with these steps. For me, having being pregnant, being a mother helped bring more awareness and attention to this region of my body.

I have not done formal meditations as such... but have given ATTENTION to the Power Centre and have sat with the feeling. I place my hands over the area and massage in a circular motion in kinship. It is important to return to your navel.... give it attention which helps develop a relationship and more feeling with the area.
I do have some info for meditation and breathining exercises I can post later if there is anyone interested... or have some of their own perhaps?

Some books I know of that talk about Power Centres
Caroline Myss's Anatomy of the Spirit
Lynn Andrews books talks about this from a shaman perspective.
Carlos Castaneda´s... although that is from a sorcerers perspective, which I personally see as a darker path, but I still found it insightful and useful

melsy Tue 19-Apr-05 11:51:01

Very interesting reading paps, Ive been taking a sabbatical from much dwelling as been acrylic dwelling for some weeks now and it may continue for a while that way. I hope it is ok to dip in and out of these spaces less frequent than before and still feel part of it somewere inside.

I realise reading your posts that Im working with alot of gold(near to yellow) in all of my paintings , could that be the strengening of my spirit as I have felt far more centred, calm and strong , with far less emotional dips . Much of last year I concentrated on the lower sacral chakra (orange citrine) , conciously wanting to heal that area , with ref to relationship with dh and myself and healing from birth.

I hope you are good today , I have phoned U at home , but engaged, I have now guessed may be it be slumber time for the paps girls.

Papillon Thu 21-Apr-05 10:14:20

This site is really informative about MANY aspects of the Spirit... here is some further reading about the Power Chakra

here

As ever Melsy, I am honoured at our connection as Soul Sisters. The verb symbol for this chakra is I CAN !!! Many blessings to you and your navel Look forward to sharing re this in the spaces we share. XXX

SaintGeorge Thu 21-Apr-05 10:22:40

Check your email Paps - have finally sent something I meant to send days ago

melsy Fri 22-Apr-05 12:33:02

wow i also just realised that as the lower chakra to power centre is healing , Ive started to the loose some of thew wieght i wanted. I knew emtion tied up excess weight. HIya Saint George

Papillon Fri 22-Apr-05 18:01:35

lol Melsy better not say that too loud or you will have the weighter watchers board people over here meditating on their divine navels

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