Chakra 3: Manipura ~ Lustrous gem • Will • Personal Power • The Right to Act • Fire
The 3rd Chakra really has to do with our personal identity and will. Who are we? What is our purpose? Huge development of the third chakra occurs from 18 to 42 months. We probably can remember going through a big surge in our teens, and then again, around age 35 we start to wonder what our purpose in life is. This can be a frightening time or it can be empowering. At 35 or so, we have wisdom behind us. If we can harness the FIRE of our youth and combine it with wisdom, we have a chance of being effective with our purpose.
“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” ― Jon Krakauer