solar plexus

ryan hawley is a gift.

if you want someone to cry, call danny miller. i don’t need ryan crying. that’s not robert sugden. i need ryan to keep doing what he’s doing; hit me in the solar plexus with the subtle, heartbreaking teary eyes and crushed expressions. with his protective body gestures and his inability to look anyone in the eye.

why do we need tears when we already have a robert who looks and acts like someone pushed to breaking point?

ryan hawley is magic with what he’s being given (which, admittedly, isn’t the best material at all) and he’s making me believe this at the end of your rope robert sugden, who has no idea what the hell he’s doing or where he’s going. take one look at robert and you know he’s fighting guilt and pressure.

remember those scenes where he wasn’t sleeping and he looked it? remember the scenes pre-aaron drug reveal? the scenes after? ryan hawley doesn’t need to cry to make me buy his emotional decline.

i will fight you on that

The first chakra is the Earth chakra, located at the base of the spine. It deals with survival, and is blocked by fear.
What are you most afraid of? Let your fears become clear to you. You are concerned about your survival, but you must surrender those fears. Let your fears flow down the creek.

Next is the Water chakra. This chakra deals with pleasure and is blocked by guilt.
Look at all the guilt that burdens you so. What do you blame yourself for? Now accept the reality that these things happened. But do not let them cloud and poison your energy. If you are to be a positive influence on the world, you need to forgive yourself.

Third is the Fire chakra, located in the stomach. This chakra deals with willpower, and is blocked by shame.
What are you ashamed of? What are your biggest disappointments in yourself? You will never find balance if you deny this part of your life.

The fourth chakra is located in the Heart. It deals with love and is blocked by grief.
Lay all your grief out in front of you. Love is a form of energy, and it swirls all around us. A love of your lost ones has not left this world, it is still inside of your heart; and it is reborn in a form of new love. Let it flow through you.

The fifth in the chain is the Sound chakra, located in the throat. It deals with the truth, and is blocked by lies, the ones we tell ourselves.
You can not lie about your own nature. You must accept yourself as you are.

The sixth pool of energy is the Light chakra, located in the center of the forehead. It deals with insight, and is blocked by illusion.
The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation. Things you think are separate and different are actually one and the same. We are all one people, but we live as if divided. We are all connected, and everything is connected. Even the separation of the four elements is an illusion. If you open your mind, you will see that all the elements are one; four parts of the same whole. Even metal is just a part of earth that has been purified and refined.

The final chakra is the Thought chakra. It is located at the crown of the head. It deals with pure cosmic energy and is blocked by earthly attachment.
Once you open this chakra, you will be able to go in the state of mind where you will have complete control and awareness of all of your actions. Meditate on what attaches you to this world… Now, let all of those attachments go. Let them flow down the river; forgotten. You must learn to let go, otherwise you won’t be able to let the pure cosmic energy flow into you from the Universe.

Chakras

Here are some *lengthy* notes from my Grimoire, or Book of Shadows:

Chakras are believed to be the seven main energy points in your body that represent an aspect of your life. When these Chakras are balanced you will feel a sense of happiness, that you are awakened and intuned with things around you, or maybe you will just feel light, like a feather. When left unbalanced, you may feel depressed or burdened. Keeping your Chakras balanced also allows you to have more energy and to enjoy life better.


The first Chakra is typically the Root Chakra, or Muladhara. It is located at the base of the spine, or in the adrenal gland. This Chakra is used for grounding, and represents safety, strength, and your physical need. Stones that represent this Chakra are Garnet, Hematite, Red Jasper, Brecciated Jasper, Snowflake Obsidian, and Bloodstone. This Chakra glows red, and requires mostly red stones, and stones that help with grounding and absorbing/cleansing negative energy. Ways to balance this Chakra are foot massages, pedicures, walks, taking care of your physical needs.


The second Chakra is the Sacral Chakra, or Svadisthana. It is located just below the navel, or the kidneys. This Chakra is used for emotional balance and it stimulates creativity. Stones that represent this Chakra are Carnelian, Orange Sapphire, Orange Citrine, and Moonstone. This Chakra glows orange, and requires mostly orange stones, and stones that help with grounding, cleansing, focusing, and stimulation. Ways to balance this Chakra are luxury baths, romance yourself and others, splurging and relaxing.


The third Chakra is the Solar Plexus Chakra, or Manipura. It is located at the base of your sternum, or at the center of your chest/below your lungs. This Chakra is used for personal growth and self image. Stones that represent this Chakra are Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Citrine, Yellow Topaz, and Yellow Jasper. This Chakra glows yellow, and requires mostly yellow stones and stones that help with protection, focusing, promoting self love, and inner awakening. Ways to balance this Chakra are establishing a positive self image, personalise self gifts, make time to do things that make you happy.


The fourth Chakra is the Heart Chakra, or Anahata. It is located at the center of your chest, or between your breasts, over your heart. This Chakra is used for compassion, love, and empathy. Stones that represent this Chakra are Peridot, Jade, Rose Quartz, Malachite, Green Opal, and Aventurine. This Chakra glows green, and requires mostly green stones and stones that help with promoting love, self love, friendship, purification, cleansing, empathy, and wealth. Ways to balance this Chakra are free time up for hobbies and loved ones, accomplish a goal or dream, express love and sympathy to a loved one.


The fifth Chakra is the Throat Chakra, or Vishuddha. It is located in the throat. This Chakra is used for self-expression and communication. Stones that represent this Chakra are Aquamarine, Angelite, Turquoise, Blue Agate, and Blue Lace Agate. This Chakra glows blue, and requires mostly blue stones and stones that help with clearing your mind, grounding, communication, travel, and serenity. Was to balance this Chakra are singing, communicating with a loved one, positive mantras, teas, and foods.


The sixth Chakra is the Third Eye Chakra, or Anja. It is located between your eyes, or your brow. This Chakra is used for intuition, insight, and spiritual communication. Stones that represent this Chakra are Blue Sapphire, Sodalite, and Lapis Lazuli. This Chakra glows Indigo, and requires mostly indigo stones and stones that help with peace of mind, learning, seeing beyond this realm, and insight. Ways to balance this Chakra are trusting your instincts, take a nap, read a book, look at art, meditate, daydream


The seventh Chakra is the Crown Chakra, or Sahasrana.It is located at the very top of your head. This Chakra is used for wisdom, awakening, and unity of your body, mind, and spirit. Stones that represent this Chakra are Amethyst, White Calcite, Fluorite, Clear Quartz, and Selenite. This Chakra glows violet, and requires most violet/purple stones or white/clear stones and stones that help with clarity of mind, body, and spirit, spiritual awakeness, wisdom, astral travel, cleansing, energy, and aura stimulation. Ways the balance this Chakra are pray/make offerings, partake in religious/spiritual activities, give back to others/the community, and donate.

7-Day Chakra Balance Challenge

Many people have either poor physical, mental, emotional or spiritual health which causes us to feel imbalanced and unfocused in life. Follow this 7-Day challenge to better improve these aspects of your life.

-Meditate after you get up and eat breakfast.
-Consume only the foods and drinks for the day (you can drink as much water as you want)
-Use candles, incense or air fresheners for the aromatherapy
-Listen to music that mainly uses the corresponding instruments for the day
-Do the exercises as soon as you can in the day or when convenient
-Try your best to follow the healing activities for the day

MONDAY
ROOT CHAKRA - Survival
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=35dT-fdDNd8
Food/Drink
-Root vegetables
-Protein-rich foods
-Spices (horseradish, hot paprika, chives, pepper)
-Dandelion root tea
Aromatherapy
-Patchouli, Cedarwood, Ginger, Rosewood, Cloves
Music
-Drums
Exercise
-Grounding exercises, squats, walking, jogging
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear red
-Get a massage (at least a foot massage)
-Get 8 hours of sleep (nap if you need)
-Take a long, hot bath/shower (wash yourself with your favorite things)
-Get outdoors
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TUESDAY
SACRAL CHAKRA - Pleasure
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QcId1qEKGJo
Food/Drink
-Sweet fruit
-Seafood
-Honey & nuts
-Spices (cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds)
-Hibiscus tea
Aromatherapy
-Orange, Jasmine, Rosewood, Grapefruit, Geranium
Music
-Piano
Exercise
-Pelvic thrusts, sex, masturbation, yoga
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear orange
-Drink 8 cups of water
-Hug someone you love
-Treat yo’ self
-Talk to a good listener about anything that’s on your mind
-Do something creative
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WEDNESDAY
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA - Power
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sh1omf2v6o
Food/Drink
-Grains & seeds
-Dairy
-Spices (ginger, mints, melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cummin, fennel)
-Rosemary tea
Aromatherapy
-Lemon, Corriander, Lime, Frankincense, Myrrh
Music
-String Instruments
Exercise
-Dancing
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear yellow
-Sit in a steam room or just do a steam facial
-Engage in positive self-talk (e.g. I look great today. I did a good job)
-Make a list of your best attributes
-Get something you’ve been putting off done with
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THURSDAY
HEART CHAKRA - Love
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yfeo3kPVSs
Food/Drink
-Leafy greens
-“Air” vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash)
-Green teas
-Spices (basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley)
-Hawthorn tea
Aromatherapy
-Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Pine, Rosewood
Music
-Wind instruments
Exercise
-Push-ups, swimming
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear green
-Practice deep-breathing exercises
-Try your best to sit up straight
-Do an act of kindness (the more, the better)
-Spend time with your loved ones (even if it’s your pet)
-Get some fresh air
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FRIDAY
THROAT CHAKRA - Communication
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ynnRsQIat0U
Food/Drink
-Liquids in general (no soda or energy drinks)
-Tart/tangy fruits
-Tree growing fruits
-Spices (salt, lemon grass)
-Red clover blossom tea
Aromatherapy
-Rosemary, Lime, Sage, Indian Champa, Cedarwood
Music
-Singing
Exercise
-Singing, screaming
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear blue
-Talk to an old friend
-Play music you love to sing along to
-Get a shoulder and neck massage
-Write in your journal (or start one)
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SATURDAY
THIRD EYE -Intuition
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kBhHUxLcSPM
Food/Drink
-Dark bluish fruit (berries mainly)
-Liquids (red wine & grape juice)
-Dark chocolate
-Caffiene
-Spices (lavender, poppy seed, mugwort)
-Mint tea
Aromatherapy
-Geranium, Basil, Jasmine, Lavender, Rosemary
Music
-Bells
Exercise
-Visualization, lucid dreaming
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear dark blue, indigo or purple
-Draw or paint
-Do a grounding senses meditation
-Analyze the dream you had last night
-Look at the night sky tonight if you can
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SUNDAY
CROWN CHAKRA - Spirituality
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lLxSpW35ELY
Food/Drink
-Fasting (after lunch)
-Organic, GMO-free food
-Sunlight
-Lavender tea
Aromatherapy
-Sandalwood, Saffron, Lotus, Jasmine
Music
-Guided meditation and Silence
Exercise
- Meditation
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear purple or white
-Meditate (there’s guided meditations on youtube on many subjects)
-Pray or just think about life
-Learn a new skill or language
-Do word or number puzzles
-Get a head massage

Do your best and strength to you all
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Manipura: The Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Color: Yellow, the color of Vibrance
  • Location: Solar Plexus
  • Associations: power, confidence, will, freedom, assertiveness
  • Those who have this Aura color: Those who have strong will and personal power, leaders, successful entrepreneurs and inventors, free spirits, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
  • When in balance, this chakra emanates autonomy, self-esteem, confidence, and free will.
  • This chakra varies from pastel yellow to bright daisy yellow
  • Crystals: Citrine, Tigers Eye, Golden Calcite, Amber
  • Affirmation: “I am confident and I stand in my power.”
  • Ways to connect to this chakra: meditation & visualization, wearing yellow, using yellow crystals, sunshine, let go of repressed anger stored in the Solar Plexus, anger management


(Source: A Little Bit of Chakras by Leigh & Mercree)

Chakras by Elizabeth Phoenix

Drawn on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet then edited on my HTC One M7

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My mom came home from a trip yesterday and gifted me with this. Everywhere she goes she tries finding a “rock” for me. My mom doesn’t necessarily practice with stones and crystals as I do, but she’s always so intrigued and involved, she doesn’t know how much it means to me. Her supportive attitude is what I need in any aspect of my life. Behind all of the negativity that may arise in life in general, she’s always there to care for me and love me. It’s the gestures you make towards other human beings that make you stand out as a kind human being, whether it’s adding to their rock collection or telling someone you love them and you want them to have a great day. Treat everyone as you would yourself, simply give them your love. This citrine cluster is magical and quite a nice size too. I cleansed it last night and I’m proud of the shine it has today! I can’t wait to spend time with it ✨

The 7 Chakras & Astrological Associations

*Root* - Capricorn

(Survival and physical needs)

*Sacral* - Cancer, Scorpio

(Emotional balance/sexuality)

*Solar Plexus* - Aries, Leo

(Personal power/ self will)

*Heart* - Libra, Taurus

(Love & relationships)

*Throat* - Gemini, Virgo

(Communication/ self-expression)

*Third Eye* - Sagittarius, Pisces

(Intuition/ wisdom)

*Crown* - Aquarius 

(Spirituality)