Meditation Monday - Sunrise Sunset
As a Chakra -
The Sunflower is a flower essence of the Solar Plexus the third Chakra. In Sanskrit the name is “Manipura” with translates to the “city of jewels”. Yellow is the color associated with this chakra as well as the fire element and sense of light.
If your Solar Plexus is imbalanced you experience irritation, self-denial, integrity deficiency, apathy, confidence and unable to take control. Once you balance this chakra you are experience self-acceptance and feel in tune with the world.
Yellow relates to self worth and how we feel about ourselves and how others perceive us. This is the area of ego and will. Yellow offers clarity of thought, increases awareness, and stimulates curiosity.
Sunflower Symbolism -
The sunflower is the Greek symbol of Clytie, a water nymph, who turns into a sunflower after grieving over the loss of her love, Apollo. Clytie, now in the form of a sunflower, is always facing the sun, looking for Apollo's chariot to return in the hope she is reunited with her love. In Chinese symbolism, the sunflower represents long life, good luck and is considered very auspicious. It's yellow color signifies vitality and intelligence as well as happiness. Sunflowers also symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i