Our self-esteem

  • Health
  • Sunday, 12 Jan 2003


SOMETIMES it feels like there are so many things to do, and it is easy to give up hope. Remember however the first time you sat in the driver’s seat of your car. There were so many things to learn, you wondered if you could ever get everything in place. Now we “just do”.  

As we commence 2003, it is timely that we address the issue of self esteem. The third chakra in the body is the energy centre where we develop our self-esteem and personality. This is where we learn to maintain strong boundaries and a personal code of values. We learn to be mature and honourable in the relationships we have with our selves and others and accept responsibility for the person we have become. 

This is vitally important, as it is only when we accept responsibility for where and who we are at this stage of our lives that we can move forward. 

The organs that are governed by the third energy centre are our abdomen, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands and spleen. 

Any imbalance in the third chakra may lead to arthritis, gastric or duodenal ulcers, colon, intestinal problems, diabetes, chronic or acute indigestion, anorexia, bulimia, liver dysfunction, hepatitis, and adrenal dysfunction. 

If the third energy centre is out of balance, it may be because of issues related to trust, fear, intimidation, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, ambition, courage, ability to handle crisis, care of our self and others, sensitivity to criticism, personal values and fear of rejection. 

We need to relax and ask ourselves some questions. In order to address imbalances in the third chakra, you need to relook issues from your past so that you can move forward with love and positive energy. Ask yourself: 

Do I like myself? What don’t I like and why? Am I actively working to change the things about myself I don’t like?  

Am I honest? Do I sometimes misrepresent the truth? Why?  

Am I critical of others? Do I blame others as a way of protecting myself?  

Am I able to admit when I am wrong? Am I open to feedback from other people about myself? Do I consider myself strong or weak? Am I afraid of taking care of myself?  

Have I been in (or am I in) a relationship with a person I didn’t really love, but it seems better than being alone?  

Do I respect myself? Can I decide to make changes in my life and then stick to my commitment? Am I continually wishing my life were different? If so, am I doing anything to change it, or have I resigned myself to the situation? 

The third chakra is associated with the element of fire (the first is associated with the earth element and the second with the water element). Our first energy centre brought us stability and focus. Our second opened us to change and movement. Together they create the energy that drives us.  

Thomas Edison told us that the doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. 

I believe that every healing transaction involves three parties – the creative force, the healer and the patient. The role of the healer, whether alternate or allopathic, is to channel the energy and healing of the creative force to the patient to allow healing to occur.  

The key is always you. 

No person is exactly the same, and each of us have different preferences in food, clothing, friends and so many other things – so it is with healing. Some treatments work for some and not for others. There is no magic “one size fits all” formula. There is your solution, which is in your hands. You may need a healer to assist you, but you are ultimately the key. 

Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) told us – Who has the disease is more important than the disease they have. 

You can discover why your energy is unbalanced. You can rebalance your energy. You can make the difference you need. 

Certainly you should use the resources available to help you as long as you remember that you are responsible for your health. You can make yourself well in body mind and spirit. 

Remember to continue with the daily affirmation: Every day in every way, in my body, mind and spirit, I am in perfect balance with the divine universe. 

Let’s make 2003 our best year ever – a year of health, love and peace for ourselves and our neighbours everywhere in the world. If we hate anyone for any reason, we are actually hating ourselves. 

Let’s listen to others with compassion. There is a free e book (only 25 pages) available on this subject at this web site http://www.coopcomm.org/. I recommend it highly. If you learn to practice the messages in the book and listen to everyone with compassion, you will make a difference in your family, your work place, our nation and the world, but most of all yourself. 

My closing thought: Every disorder seeks order, all disease can find ease. In partnership with God, we can call forth the divine healing capacities within to work in every area of our lives. Our bodies are precious gifts designed to house our holiness. – Mary Manin Morrissey 

  • Jaguar Speaks is the pen name chosen by Mohd Hazri Humphreys for its healing vibrations. He is an Australian who has made Malaysia his home. He is a ‘corporate healer’ and trainer and is the Malaysian Representative for the Australian College Of Natural Medicine (www.acnm.edu.au /). You can write to Hazri at starhealth@thestar.com.my . 

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