Doulas, Identity, and Solar Plexus ChakraJun 13, 2022
Your solar plexus chakra is where your personal power is. This is your identity and the place where your gut is. When your solar plexus is healthy and balanced, you know who you are and what you want. You’re able to stand firmly in your truth, and feel worthy. This is your core, and hasn't got much to do with chisleded abs.
When it comes to your doula business, your solar plexus is about your brand, and projecting your true, authentic self in the world. If you’re starting a doula business or have started one, and you find yourself uncertain about naming it, or who to market to, maybe you’ve got some work to do around your solar plexus chakra.
Personal power and self-expression are two things we always want for our doula clients. Don’t you find yourself saying things like,”You get to choose,” or, “Share your birth vision with your doctor or midwife?”
So many women turn over their power, and have an out-of-control, traumatic birth and it spills into the postpartum period.
Doulas get to be an example of what it looks like to be a powerful stand for truth and self. We are guides at a time of great transformation, as women become mothers, and men become fathers. There can be a real identity crisis. And, the babies are introduced to the physical world beyond the womb, and need their parents love, care and guidance to survive.
In addition to identity and power, there’s also the physical gut that resides in the solar plexus. It is our energy center; our core. There’s been a lot of research on the gut microbiome, and its significance in the origins of dis-ease. The foods we eat are a factor, as well as our own birth and upbringing story.
Then there's our instincts. You get a gut feeling about something, and you act on it or ignore it. We all know what happens when we ignore it, right? Our gut talks to our brain, and vice-versa. I’m not going to get into all the science and research in this blog. Know that your gut is more than the place of digestion.
Until we are certain of who we are, and we have self-esteem, we can’t move on to self-actualization and enlightenment. Remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?
Because I have been immersed in energy work, and learning about how the energy centers are a forgotten aspect of our human selves, I feel compelled to invite doulas to learn more about their own energy centers and how they affect everyone individually, and how doulas can have healthy chakras.
Holding space for clients means that the energy that we are and that we bring is a safe, neutral container for the ones we are serving. Let’s be sure we are balanced and healthy and coming from a heart-centered point of view. This takes self-awareness and practice.
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