« It is possible to empty the solar plexus of its forces – through chaotic, tempestuous manifestation of disorder in the astral body: fear, anger, jealousy and sexual passion – but it is also possible to replenish these forces, and it is this what you should learn: how to replenish your solar plexus.
1 – Choose a tall, sturdy tree, stand with your back to it, your left hand behind you with the palm touching the trunk of the tree, and at the same time, place the palm of your right hand on your solar plexus. Then concentrate mentally on the tree; talk to it, ask it to share some of its energy and strength with you. You will receive these energies with your left hand and pour them into your solar plexus with your right hand. It is a kind of ‘energy transfusion.’
2 – You can also strengthen your solar plexus by watching and listening to running water, a fountain, a spring or a waterfall. These methods are so simple that they seem insignificant, but you can get considerable benefit from them. Running water affects the solar plexus and gives it renewed vigour and it can then more effectively get rid of harmful elements. Very often we stare at a stream of running water unconsciously, without realizing how useful it could be for our spiritual life if we used it to advantage. In any case, we know so little about how to use all the elements nature supplies us with so generously.
3 – When you meditate on very elevated, divine subjects, place your right hand on your solar plexus to fill it with strength and energies that you can draw on later. You can use this method whenever you feel full of joy and strength: instead of wasting these treasures in useless gestures, words, thoughts, and feelings, place your hand on your plexus and meditate for an instant as you fill it with that strength and joy. Our solar plexus is a bank in which we can deposit our savings so that they are there later when we need them. This is something you can experience every day for yourselves.
4 – An extremely simple method, if you’re at home, is to lie down on your bed, place both hands on your solar plexus and imagine that you are drawing energy from the whole cosmos. Another method is to plunge your hands into water, or better still, to do so with your feet: when you feel demagnetized, anxious or tense, prepare a basin of hot water and soak your feet in it consciously, then wash them carefully and with attention.
5 – Of course, one of the best way to strengthen your solar plexus is to watch sunrise in the morning (will be covered later in a separate post).
There are ways, too, of communicating directly with one’s solar plexus and getting it to give orders for the solution of certain problems. This is something that will be studied in the future. For the moment, however, it is not really possible to communicate with your solar plexus; it has its own independent way of life and there is not much you can do about it. The most you can do is influence it indirectly until such time as you can do so directly.
And how can you influence it indirectly? Well, the very best way is to live a pure, sensible, luminous life. Your way of life will affect your plexus and make it freer, releasing it from all the constraints that hamper it. And when the solar plexus is given a free hand it is capable of putting everything to rights in no time at all, for it is extremely powerful.
Yo be continued…