You may have heard it before in the video intro about myself: the importance of letting your light shine.
In Chapter 2, Charles Haanel explains the role of the Solar Plexus, our inner sun, a very real sun. The other morning I was thinking about what has Principle and what hasn't. Specifically, why light has principle and darkness hasn't. Apart from the fact that we measure large distances in light years rather than darkness years, and that darkness is merely the absence of light, there had to be more to it.
So I was thinking about stars and light and distance, etc., and was reminded of the movie Stardust, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert de Niro, Charlie Cox, Claire Danes and Siena Miller. In one of the last scenes, when the last remaining witch (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) was just about to "nuke" Quntin (C. Cox) and his beloved "star" (C. Danes). While he was now helpless as without any weapons, he asked her what to do, to which she responded: "What do stars do? They let their light shine." And that's exactly what she did. She shone her light and the witch was history.
Nice movie scene, you may say, and yes, but at the same time it was the naked truth. Darkness disappears when we let our light shine, which is why it is so important that we are consciously (re-)activating our Solar Plexus.
The Solar Plexus has to radiate energy, and when it does, darkness has to disappear, for it cannot stand the light. Make it a regular exercise to activate your Solar Plexus and let your light shine, and be amazed be the results!
Remember, in the chakra system the Solar Plexus is the 3rd chakra. It is about self-empowerment and self-realization. The next chakra, the heart chakra, is about universal love. Now your only way to the heart chakra is through the Solar Plexus, for you have to empower and know yourself first, followed by your appreciation for all creation, before you can enter the heart chakra, where universal love resides.
You see, the life of the Solar Plexus is not just an abstract concept. Quite to the contrary, it plays a paramount role in our existence. Charles Haanel knew this, and this is why he has placed this right at the beginning of your studies.