Open Solar Plexus – Hiding my True Self

In a discussion about the “not-self” qualities of the open centers, the person leading my Living Your Design program mentioned that anyone with an Undefined Solar Plexus center is likely to hide some aspects of their truth from people so as not to have to confront the feared judgments or persecution from others. (She didn’t say this last part; they’re my words.)

I got this one locked down when I was a teenager – if not earlier – when it became apparent that my parents would not like to know what I was REALLY up to. This sounds typical of many teenagers, but I have to be honest and say that this self-preservation mechanism is alive and well today. It can seep into the simplest interactions if there’s any (perceived) threat that I’ll be judged or dismissed or completely rejected. Continue reading