The third chakra has to do with our own personal power. It is where we learn to have a strong sense of ourselves and “come into our own”. The gland that corresponds to the 3rd chakra is the pancreas. The Pancreas has 2 roles in our body. It’s an organ of the digestive system and a gland of the endocrine system.
· The exocrine pancreas produces enzymes that help to digest food, particularly protein.
· The endocrine pancreas makes the hormone insulin, which helps to control blood sugar levels.
When the third chakra is weak, we use power from a place of insecurity and relate to the world from our ego. Some say that the projections of the ego are influenced by the Pancreas. When the ego is challenged, a person can unconsciously crave foods such as refined sugars or white flour, which cause spikes in blood sugar, that can help to numb a person from their higher consciousness.
Heal Your Power – You have the right to act and to be an individual when your solar plexus is balanced
Identity – Self Definition
The Demon To Conquer – SHAME
Developed From –18 Mths – 4 Years
DEFICIENT: Weak will, poor self discipline, low self esteem, victim mentality, no personal power, unreliable,
EXCESS: Controlling, overly aggressive, arrogant, prone to tantrums, competitive, righteous, addicted to stimulants
PHYSICAL MALFUNCTIONS THAT CAN MANIFEST:
Eating disorders, ulcers, digestive disorders, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, chronic fatigue, disorders of the stomach, liver
Responsible, reliable, confident, warm, playful, sense of humour, sense of own power, good self discipline
In Chinese Medicine, the Pancreas is also associated to the spleen as they share very similar qualities. Many of the emotions associated with the Spleen-Pancreas revolve around: grief, victimization, breaking up, disappointments, fear of death, self-destructive tendencies, etc.
Energetically, the Pancreas has to do with the ability to allow “sweetness” into our lives. Love and gratitude are the sweetness of life. When the energy in the Pancreas is weak, people have trouble receiving love and also don’t believe they are worthy of love.
When a person cannot allow love in, they can grow bitter over time. They can feel like life is passing them by. Practicing gratitude can go a long way in healing bitterness and allowing sweetness into one’s life.
Great foods for the Pancreas that Yogi Bhajan recommended include: Buckwheat, turmeric and Mung beans & rice. For more information about healing diets, check out Yogi Bhajan’s Foods for Health and Healing.
This is very interesting to me and has made me wonder a lot about my life. Last year I was diagnosed with a large cyst attached to my pancreas and liver which seemed to come out of nowhere. I had an operation to remove it but the doctors could not explain what it was and where it came from to this day. I was unhappy with a few elements in my life, just floundering, just staying afloat. I was always in a job I hated and forced myself to do it. I feel like my body was screaming at me and somehow manifested this.
I have now recovered and changed direction in my life and have been on a spiritual journey for the past year. Every day I am moving forward, waking up, and learning more about myself. I have finally tapped into my creativity and want to explore this further, listen to my soul and go with what feels good. Thank you for this article.
So happy to hear! Wishing you all the best with your health.
This has been really helpful. My doctor has just told me that I have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and it will take years to repair (may not ever get back to full function) because I’ve had it for most of my life.
Across my life, I’ve had very few people reach out with love to me over the years and more often than that, they’ve tried to shame me for being in my own power whenever I’ve tried. I developed a compulsive eating disorder (now healed) due to neglect and feeling ashamed of who I am.
It’s a long road to healing my sense of self and personal identity now. But it’s a must so I will make that commitment.
Thanks for investing your time in writing and researching for this.
Sarah— I just read your comment and I’m wondering how you have fared since you wrote it in 2017? My pancreas isn’t functioning correctly and I know I need to emote out the childhood beliefs that are the root of not having faith in my personal power. I think she means the original cause happened between 18 months of age and 4 years? Something happened back then that I haven’t fully expressed out.
I had a dream and the pancreas was mentioned in the dream and I checked what it could mean, I have to say that this information is bang on as to what is happening in my life at the moment and i guess i need to work on balancing my solar plexus. thanks for the information. much appreciated.
You’re very welcome. You might find this site interesting http://chakrachats.com as well as this page http://pattykikos.com/solar-plexus-chakra/
I am concerned about a problem with excess in this area. Are the suggested activities for the deficient as well as the excess?
Not necessarily all of them. Feel free to email me w any questions.
Interesting. I have been having stomach issues for YEARS and recently found out that I have Exoxrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.
Working on trying to heal through herbs, and Spooky 2 frequency generator (Rife machine). There is actually frequencies to heal Solar Plexus Chakra on it, so I am going to start using them and see if they help
my son developed type 1 diabetes aged 28. he experienced the loss of his dad at age 6 weeks, and again the loss of his brother when he was 8 years old his brother drowned. i wander if there is a connection? how can he spiritually heal his guilt and grief connected to this in addition to other smaller traumas like adhd and bullying at school?
I’m so sorry to hear about your son’s trauma. I don’t have a short answer for how he can spiritually heal his guilt and grief, but would suggest that him connecting to a wonderful therapist could help. Best of luck.