Last summer I began working on healing my third chakra. This energy center is located at the solar plexus, and deals with issues of personal power and will. It is associated with the color yellow, and often linked to the fiery power of the sun. (Here’s a link that explains more about the Third Chakra)
One of the first things I did during my healing process was to focus on the color yellow. I wanted to create a fiber art wall hanging in different shades of yellow. The following is what I eventually created:
I crocheted the three large mustard flowers with wool yarn, the two lighter flowers with cotton, and the tiny two golden flowers with some old embroidery floss I inherited from my mother many years ago. I insisted on having three different types of flowers to represent the third chakra. As a final touch, I placed a tiger’s eye bead in the very center. This crystal is often associated with the third chakra and the color fit perfectly.
Honestly, I didn’t really like this wall hanging right after I made it. Something about it rubbed me wrong. But as it hung on my wall for a few days and it was daily in sight, it slowly began to grow on me and I came to really admire the work that went into it and feel the richness of the color.
I think in a lot of ways my reaction to this piece reflects my journey in healing my third chakra. I have found it uncomfortable to truly stand in my own power and assert my will. At first I feel squirmy and uncertain, but after pushing through the discomfort of being more assertive, I gain more confidence in myself and my abilities.
I think this golden yellow wall hanging turned out beautiful, and I continue to work on healing my third chakra. I have a couple more yellow/third chakra pieces that I look forward to sharing with you all soon 🙂
This wall hanging is available to purchase- please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.