The Daily Draw: The Sun, Reversed

The Sun_RxThe sun, reversed: You might feel like you’re running out of steam more easily, or are generally low on energy. It’s possible this relates to the energy drain one feels when the nights are getting longer, the days end too soon and it starts to really get cold, what with the clocks going back and autumn heading for winter. It will be March before I can leave work in daylight again. This is the time of year I often catch a cold.

The sun has a strong connection to our solar plexus chakra – they are both energy sources, one external, one internal. You can’t do much about the external source (unless you migrate between hemispheres every six months) but you can work with the internal one to increase your own energy flow. The solar plexus is the home of self-esteem and control issues, as well as the fear, anger, depression and resentment that can arise when your self-esteem is low and you feel at the mercy of others.

Letting yourself experience a given feeling, without judging it, and sitting with that feeling for a period of time, can be an effective way of shifting it. Your feelings are often trying to convey a message to you. That can be easy to see with the positive ones, but not so easy with the negative ones. We have a tendency to want to block them out, hoping that if we ignore them they will go away. Ha! You have as much chance of mending a broken arm by ignoring it.

In my own case, for example, my solar plexus was complicit with my throat in building a wall around my heart for protection. There was a time in the past when it was probably useful. The problem was that it outlived its usefulness, but I was busy trying not to notice it so it just sat there waiting for me in a “This is reality. This is the way it is”, kind of way.  It felt like there was an actual mortar-and-brick actual between my heart and solar plexus. I resented that wall, I knew it was getting in my way.

Then someone suggested that I thank it for protecting me, which was a bit of an epiphany. I was so focused on the block that I wasn’t really looking at the reason for it, the message it was trying to relate to me. With that in mind, I sat down and listened to the wall .(No, not the Pink Floyd album.) Once I got the message, it became easier to release that block.

I sure do ramble don’t I, but blogging is about quick, raw output. I’ll do several revisions for the book. (Maybe someday).

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