A few Sundays ago I was driving back from the beach with my friend when I looked down at my hand and noticed my favourite ring was not in its usual place.
Immediately I felt my gut clench but I tried to continue the conversation, distracted as I was.
After a minute or so of short answers to my friend’s questions, I told her my ring was missing.
“Oh no!” She said. “That beautiful ring!”
“What if you’ve lost it?!”
Her feelings were going into overdrive I could sense, while mine were shutting down.
“Well if it’s lost it’s lost,” I said. “I won’t be able to find it in the sea.”
“If it’s lost, then it wasn’t meant to be,” I concluded.
Yeah yeah yeah, and other spiritual conclusions.
Meanwhile, my friend was still agonising over the potential loss.
“I might have just forgotten to put it on,” I said.
“Yes maybe!” her emotion lifted.
Meanwhile, mine was still all “under control” and fairly neutral, despite the initial inner panic.
In my friend’s words, “I’ve never felt neutral about anything in my life!”
This, I learnt recently from Kris Prochaska’s Align Your Design podcast on Human Design, is the difference between someone with an undefined solar plexus centre (me) and a defined one (my friend).
“Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.”
~ A Beginner’s Guide to the 7 Chakras and Their Meaning, Gretchen Stelter, Healthline website
In Human Design it is taught that we evolved from a seven to nine-centred being from 1781 to 2027. The splenic and g-centre are shown in our charts, as well as the head, anja, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root that were first mentioned in the Vedas, ancient sacred texts of spiritual knowledge dating from 1500 to 1000 BC.
But getting back to the solar plexus..
“The celiac plexus, which may also be known as the solar plexus in both modern spiritual and scientific thinking, is located at the base of the ribs close to the stomach. The nerves of this plexus innervate the stomach and other major organs including the pancreas and liver. This corresponds to the position of the solar plexus energy centre in the chakra system.”
~ The Chakras and The Nervous System, Bryony France, Creative Soul Therapies website
Now I’m no human design expert, just sharing what I learn, but with all the undefined centres, there is the potential to amplify what other people are feeling or thinking. In the (emotional) solar plexus centre, emotions can be amplified and so often we actually resist feeling because of this.
In my human design, I have a defined head and anja centre and so have constant access to thought processes. Very quickly my “rational” mind can intercept emotion and talk me out of it.
Spiritual teachers often say not to resist what is happening in life and mistakenly we can interpret this as having to feel neutral about circumstances.
But in fact by feeling our emotions we are not resisting them.
An emotion is energy in motion.
And what we resist, persists.
When we are able to process emotions, they move through us, and we don’t have to eat, bitch, yell, watch TV, drink, smoke or zone out in any other way as a way of avoiding feeling.
This has been a journey for me and I am still practising.
One thing I do is lie on my bed and consciously feel the depth of emotions.
I feel the lows and the highs, which are sometimes but not always even attached to any experience.
It’s a physical feeling practice.
Because if we can’t feel the lows, we can’t feel the highs.
And then life is quite flat and devoid of the joy of living.
Recently too, while Xmas shopping, I started getting quite angry and frustrated.
As you do.
Over the week I was feeling very stressed.
Was it actually my emotion or was I amplifying that of those around me?
Having an undefined root centre too means that I often feel an internal pressure to get it all done now.
Of course this gets worse at Christmas and towards the end of the year.
Then I have to remind myself that “everything is happening exactly as it should be in perfect timing.”
But what I really needed was to take fifteen minutes for myself to process emotion using the breath, sound and movement technique.
It’s so effective!
I have included it in Empower : a guide for processing emotion for potent energy and super attraction.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with much processing of emotion!
With so much love,
ps. If you haven’t done your human design chart you can get it at the International School of Human Design or Jovian Archive. And if you’re not into it, hope this helped anyway!
See you soon @mireilleparker_xx on Insta for more #perthlife, writing, visual inspiration and creative flow.
And oh the ring was at home yes!