Money and power are two of the biggest causes of conflict and drama in our lives, and they are both centered and controlled by your solar plexus chakra, located right between your breast bone and your belly button.
If your root chakra has to do with money at its most basic level — surviving from day to day — your solar plexus really takes it to the next level. It’s where you energetically move past the survival instinct and come into your own power. You’re no longer worried about just survival, but instead have more complex demands, including status, ego, personal fulfilment, and power. (Mwahahahah!)
When the energy around this chakra is blocked or underactive, you have trouble acquiring (and hanging on to) money. When you have too much energy here, your drive to acquire wealth might be eclipsing your heart chakra (love, connection, and generosity).
But people who are well balanced here tend to be successful, affluent people. They are generally confident, self-assured, and well balanced in all areas of life including work, family, hobby, relationship, money, and so on. This is the chakra of independence.
(if you want to know more about all of the chakra and how they interact with your money blocks, download my free Money Chakra ebook here.)
Where is your upper limit?
Since your solar plexus chakra is all about self-identity, independence, and feeling powerful, problems arise here when you are delegating power.
I frequently see this when people are paying huge sums of money to a coach or even a financial planner to borrow that other person’s power. They are delegating decision making to a third party to make them feel protected or safe.
Sometimes, however, you see solar plexus energy come into play when people reach what author Gay Hendricks calls their “upper limit problem.”
We’ve all seen it play out with celebrities a hundred times: someone is highly successful in one area of their life, making a lot of money, and then they sabotage themselves in some other area of their lives. Hendricks says this is because they’ve hit their psychological “upper limit” and are afraid to break through it, so they subconsciously do things that will knock them back down.
This is something I’ve definitely struggled with personally, and something I frequently see with some of my clients. A client will be making great money that could easily help her reach all her goals — except that she blows it all on purchases that don’t mean anything to her and that she later regrets.
That upper limit problem tends to happen because people don’t trust themselves to go further, or they are afraid of their own power.
Changing your money mindset at the solar plexus level
If you’ve been hanging out with me on this blog for any length of time, you know I believe in the power of manifestation — as long as it’s backed up with actions!
The solar plexus is actually the chakra of manifestations, meaning that when your energy gets clear here, you should be able to see and create what you want more clearly and easily. But, in order for that “magic” power to take hold, you do need to take some positive actions towards clearing that energy and finding the right mindset.
- Are you showing up in powerful ways in your own life? If not, what is limiting your power?
- Do you have any limiting self beliefs? (And if so, are they really true or just stories you’re used to telling yourself?) This might include the idea that you can’t make a lot of money because you don’t have the right expertise/parents/circumstances/education etc.
- Are you afraid of making decisions around money? Are you avoiding decisions because of it?
- Are you delegating your power to anyone else? Maybe a spouse, business partner, coach, or other professional? Are you using them so that you don’t have to make decisions?
There can be a lot of fear associated with issues at this level, but it’s important to ask if you are afraid of something real or just stories that you are telling yourself. Dig deep with these questions if you suspect you may have an energetic block at the solar plexus chakra, and then once you have the answers, make a plan to move forward.
Create a solar plexus money plan
It may seem a little counterintuitive — since I am a financial planner and coach, after all! — but if you’re regularly delegating your decision making about money to someone else, your first step to clear this energy is to start making your own decisions. Let others help you gather information, if you like, but be sure the final decision rests with you.
Write down the fears you may have identified and come up with ways to start to “desensitize” yourself to them. If, for example, you’re afraid of making financial decisions, challenge yourself to make some for yourself. Start with decisions that have small consequences and move up from there. Build your confidence slowly but steadily by increasing the size of your decisions.
You might also have a chat about your intentions with the person to whom you’ve been delegating the power; if they truly have your best interests at heart, they will be happy to help you take on more responsibility.
If this sort of money/energy talk intrigues you, I highly encourage you to download my free Money Chakra ebook and learn more about how you can support both sides of your money — both the pragmatic side and the energetic side.