Happy NU day !! And what a beautiful Wednesday it is. Today is the day for focus on my throat chakra and all the energy connected with communication. With that, today is the day I am also making a 5th chakra commitment to blog each day to keep this center open, active and expressing with others, which is vital. Also, I bring focus to the energy of Mercury, planet of communication, balance, quickness (it is the fastest in our solar system), reasoning, flexibility, thinking. So, knowing that there are things I am learning and things I have to to share from this learning, that are a gift of this energy and the sharing keeps the energy flowing for all of us. So feel free to share, join in a discussion or just activate power in your life as you grow into the you that is ready to go to your highest highs!. So as I go through this journey, as lead by my Spirit Guides, communication will be open, expressive, creative, a heart flowing of loving energy through communicating with the Universe/Multiverse through this blog. Who knows where this ride is going to take us, but we are gong!
The 5th chakra, or throat chakra is our center of how we speak or share our truth. This energy center is very delicate, sensitive in such a way many people find this area of expressing their truest feelings can be blocked. We must realize that communication in its truest form is from the heart. When you are expressing yourself, you are connecting to your heart chakra, which exposes our innermost feelings, our vulnerability to others. For many this can be difficult and when they approach a situation thinking they will speak their mind, that’s exactly what they do, speak from the mind and not the heart. Words seem to get in the way, you say stuff you later have to explain what you meant because the one who is receiving has no idea, you may seem angry, confused, and most times just silent. We must allow our heart and mind meet as one and speak our truth from that oneness, which is the heart. Did you know the physical heart and brain are made of the same tissue type? Interesting stuff. Well the actual energy center includes thyroid, parathyroid, vocal cord, esophagus, mouth, teeth, neck, trachea, cervical vertebrae of the spine, shoulders and arms.
An open and balanced healthy 5th Chakra person, will speak their mind without forgetting their heart. From an energetic perspective, the neck is the mediator between head and body, head and heart. A healthy throat chakra is related directly to the “how true am I to who I am” energy within self. My willingness to be true to myself without losing sight of the thoughts, understandings and concerns of those around me. You will have no problem expressing yourself in the world! You will be very creative, helpful, and may be good at offering people sound advice when it is asked for. You know what you want out of life and you are not afraid to ask for it, and what you ask for always seems to come to you with no, or little effort on your part! You are not afraid to express your weaknesses and people respect you for this. You are truly free when you can speak your truth.
If your throat chakra is over-active you more than likely be over-opinionated, perhaps very critical of others and how they are performing in life. You may be verbally abusive to those around you, and may find yourself yelling a lot when not necessary. You won’t allow others to “talk back” or voice their opinions about certain situations, it will be your way or no way.
When under-active, you will be unable to express yourself and will often be misinterpreted or misunderstood by others. You will probably be “wishy washy” or considered “flakey” or unreliable by the people in your life. Telling the truth and being honest with yourself is something you probably have a difficult time with, and giving mixed messages is likely something that has gotten you into trouble before. Until you find balance within the throat chakra, your life will remain the same – and nothing will ever work out in the way you would like it to.
There a physical symptoms that manifest when this chakra is out of tune or balance; throat lump, laryngitis, sore throat, tonsilitis, teeth problems, thrush, jaw problems (tmj), earaches, ear problems, sinus infections, thyroid problems, athritis in shoulders, sore shoulders or arms, neck problems, stress – may also exhibit an alcohol or drug dependency.
When you feel tensions in the next, jaw, upper shoulders etc, it is a clear indication that your communication is blocked.
Don’t feel bad, most of us were taught this and learned it along the way to growing up, “be seen not heard; if you don’t have nothing nice to say; don’t air your dirty laundry” you know, watch what you say in public, we learned to polite and sociable. We also learned not to connect heart and head through our throat properly and missed the opening of this energy center.
We are learning through the energy work how to balance our social behavior with our true self. We learn to take responsiblity for ourselves, versus blame, we learn to speak clearly with love being truthful versus being cruel and hurtfully vague, thinking we are direct and clear when others are hurt and confused. When we learn how to step out of fear and discomfort, we are able to embrace what is new and different. Most of our communication blocks stem from just that, fear. We want change, we want to grow, create something different in our lives, and when the opportunity comes, we freeze, make excuses, don’t act on it. Working through the chakras will help you begin to identify those fears, face them, step over them and become empowered through them. The opposite extreme of fear is love, love is the power!
Colour of the Throat Chakra: The vishuddha is associated with the colour sky blue. Sitting outside under a beautiful blue sky with the sun shining down on you will begin to balance this chakra. Additionally, lighting candles that are this colour, picturing or surrounding yourself with this colour will greatly benefit you if there is an imbalance. It is the colour of truth, loyalty and wisdom.
Organs/Glands and Physical Attributes of the Throat Chakra: Thyroid, parathyroid, vocal cord, esophagus, mouth, teeth, neck, trachea, cervical vertebrae of the spine, shoulders and arms.
Nutrition for the Throat Chakra: High quality foods that are good for your body, such as soups, sauces, or juices that lubricate the mouth and throat are excellent for the 3rd chakra. Most fruits are high in water content and are an excellent choice when wanting to balance the 5th chakra. Juicing fruits with veggies is also a good way of getting the nutrition necessary to help with this as well.
Positive Affirmation: I speak freely and with confidence. It is now safe for me to express my feelings and to create the life I desire. Everything I do is an expression of Love.
Balancing the Throat Chakra with Nature: The vishuddha’s element is ether. Allowing yourself to experience a sunny, blue sky will begin to balance it. Embracing your spirituality will allow your throat to become balanced.
Crystal Therapy for the Throat Chakra: Lapis Lazuli, blue calcite, blue kyanite, aquamarine, turquoise, sodalite, amazonite, chrysocolla, blue argonite, larimar, aqua aura crystal, tanzanite, blue tourmaline, celestial aura quartz, blue halite, blue lace agate, hemimorphite.
Aromatherapy for the Throat Chakra: Rose, frankincense, sandalwood, jasmine, neroli, ylang ylang.
Healing with Nature: The vishuddhi’s element is Ether. Meditating out in nature, anywhere, while allowing your throat chakra to be open to all that is, will begin to balance it. It is through the throat chakra that we can begin to receive messages from the Universe.
Sound Therapy: Chanting “HUM” in the note B will begin to balance the throat chakra. (OM or HUNG)
I now connect with my throat energy sources on a daily basis, affirming and knowing that I have Universal energy support. Chakra work is a very powerful healing and empowering tool. It allows you to stay focused and balanced on the days task. You become aware of NOW. And how to make each moment glorious. It is so important to our physical and spiritual health to be free to share our life experiences ups and downs. There are people who can help and are willing, we must be willing to help ourselves.
I will share this as spirit is guiding from my heart through my throat:
I have some experience with blocks in this energy center! For a long time I thought I just didn’t have a good enough voice, or no one really wanted to read what i wrote, it wasn’t that important. I don’t even know where those thoughts came from, as a young girl I would write and preform for people all the time. Yes I was shy but there was something about the way people smiled and were happy that made me do it. I guess puberty did it for me. Yes, and some of my childhood experiences in my home that for sheer embarrassment I never shared with my friends during that time. (Later in life as I began to open up again, I realized many women went through what I had, and worse, and we had never talked about it! Thank you Queen Afua- Sacred Woman! anyway more on that later). Yes, so I remember that I lived kind of a dual life, one open and exciting, active participation and one shy and reserved, brooding and protective. I had things I didn’t want others to know about me. I had taken really someone else’s pain and made it my responsibility. In Jr. High we read a book about a girl who was being molested and abused (a family member, her father or uncle). She had one friend, a boy, who wanted to figure out why she was so sad and how he could help her. Eventually, he got to the point of her trouble it wasn’t a happy story and I honestly can not remember the name of it or how it ends, what I do remember is our teacher asking if anyone in class knew anyone who had experienced anything like that, any types of abuse. I shrunk as small as I could and became invisible at the same time. But inside I shouted YES I DO, ITS ME AND I STILL NEED SOME HELP. My ordeal had long been physically over, but little did I know the effects where only just beginning to show. (wow throat chakra spirits really, now? ok)
In the meantime, I had meant a wonderful girl, ANGB, who was not ashamed or afraid to tell the world what her father was doing to her and her sisters. We shared a similar trauma, our father’s had a dysfunction and we were sexually molested young girls. ANGB’s courage gave me strength, but not that much. I never told her why we connected and why I loved her so much, but she inspired me and each day I thought today would be the day I would break free from my silent cage. But I also saw how people treated her, they didn’t believe her half the time and it seemed as if nothing happened and no one cared, people were mean. I was her friend, I supported her in defense of her but I did not tell anyone she was not the only one, some friend right?
As for me, I had long stopped being touched by my dad, my mother got wind of it somehow (psychic intuition-she is a Scorpio) when she was in the hospital for one of her manic depressive (now called bi-polar) episodes. So from my memory it began around 4 or 5 and stopped about 8 or 9 somewhere about. So come Jr. High i had repressed some of it to forget, we never talked about it in the house. My mom worked her hand, we went down to children’s services and talked to some people one day ( I was nervous as hell, they were all white women who seemed to not have a care in the world), mommy told me to tell them what happened, so I did. I left alot of stuff out. It was too hard to tell that stranger. The adults asked me at 9 did I want to go to counseling after that session, NO!!! That felt like icy cold death to me at the time, so we never talked about it. I didn’t even tell my brother and sister, who I learned had no idea what was going on and why we went through that (they asked them about it too, they had nothing to share, they thought the people were crazy), we played in the basement when we got home with the Spider-man comics they gave us and made fun of the lady. I was still too ashamed to tell even them at the time. I knew my father had a drug problem and learned he was also an alcoholic, he got the help he needed from my mom, he went to AA/drug counseling and we were all there to support him in his ongoing recovery and healing. He has maybe 30 years sober now, close to it!!! Great, still very proud of him. But that didn’t really help me at all.
Well later back to ANGB she had a hard way to go with this as it was a present occurrence in her life, until one day she and her two younger sisters decided they had enough and ran away from home, to my home with my father and his fiance’ at the time, wife now, who was a social worker. She got wind of the situation and changes were made that night (talk about caring). There lives were never the same and they were not abused by their father again. She had done it! I felt courage through her victory, yet I still didn’t tell. I still didn’t know how to release the pain I felt, so I kept it buried, dealing with emotional highs and lows. Life goes on, I gave birth eventually to 4 beautiful children, was raped once, beaten by a lover many times, became physically violent and abusive (verbally and emotionally too) was drinking heavy knowing my fathers history and my mothers mental history I finally felt rock bottom. I was irritable, opinionated, no one could tell me anything for a while. I had little creative expression (after years of playing flute/sax it just wasn’t there). I was told I gave mixed messages which of course I doubted, wasn’t clear with ideas and I found I would just sit back and say nothing, my words seemed to be jumbled. I did not like living like this something had to be done, I said “What is my problem that I keep attracting this life? I don’t want this” I began to question God, faith, religion life, what is the point? Did God really send me here for this crap? Is there really a God to do this to me? and Why? Maybe I just need to focus. I went to college, quit drinking and finally was seeing some light. At some point i finally found courage to tell my brother and sister, my brother was angry, my sister in denial. But her advice to me years ago was to at least get some counseling and apologize for my behaviors. I was still hurt, carrying blame and shame, but I felt I deserved an apology, so I didn’t listen to her. Sharing helped a bit, eventually my father and I had a real heart to heart and he apologized and it was great (on my brother’s wedding day) but I still had turmoil, now why didn’t that work?
As I searched for answers, in different religious ideas and perspectives, as I was finally just going to give up and just be whatever I was at that time, I was lead to my future husband, who is so instrumental at helping me change my life, my view of self, of my connection to the Source of All creation. I began to cultivate love through Reiki, meditation, connecting with nature and group activities; eventually I began to study astrology and theology, history and myself! I began to trust that I was always supported in my human experience, right now. I realized God as we may call the One, lived inside me and everything! That cold distant disconnection I was feeling was because I was looking for the light outside when it was in me all along. I began to recognize that little voice that was always so present that I sometimes would just drown out to “fit in” was actually my spirit guide, reaching out to me to reach out to it. I began to recognize Source energy in everything and everyone. I realized it was okay to forgive myself and others! I was okay to be free from my past pain and release my chains that I kept myself looked in for so many years, when all I had to do was take them off, I didn’t have to identify with that part of my experience. Creator began to bring so many others, men and women, into my life who walked a similar path in their youth, and they shared how they are empowered by it, how they grew and shared, teaching others the power of forgiveness and love. How they found the true power of God and love, how they were able to heal and find joy from within. They did this without even knowing my pain, I was being taught how to let go! Others are still working through it and needed to hear my story to learn and grow and begin to heal as I have been doing. I was finally getting the strength and courage to free up my soul. And people listened and responded with love, courage, support and yes again love.
Through this I am impacted with the knowing we are all connected, we are all one from the Source we call by many names, God, Anu, Christ, Buddha, Great Mother, Great Spirit, etc. The lesson for me, was that we are going to go through trials and tribulations during our Earth walk. These are our teachers, our medicine of the Soul growth. The test of spiritual growth, connection, acceptance, faith and trust. We learn the most when we are going through the rough times, and because we are all connected, you can bet someone else is going to experience something very similar. We have to grow, we have to become aware, we must share love and to recognize these things, we are put to the test. My dad and I are continuously working and growing our relationship. I have always loved and respected him, he don’t take any nonsense, is highly intelligent and raised me to have respect and pride in my ancestral history, culture and heritage. Just yesterday we had a insightful discussion about our culture (or lack thereof) and he made the comment “Everything would change if we just show each other love. Everything” Tears came to my eyes as the love energy between us swelled and showed itself to be as strong as it had ever been. He is even open to my sharing a reiki distance healing with him! So cool.
The work that is being done in and through me shall be manifested in the relationships that are nurtured through my being for the will of Creator. I am learning not to take any relationship for granted, including if not especially, the ones I cultivate online. I think I am sharing this because we all have a voice with a story to tell. Everyone is on this journey and healing is a major part of it, the Soul of yourself is always working through to a higher awareness. All healing doesn’t look or feel so bleak and dark, some does. Its all ok. It is a way that your Higher self alerts to you that you are a part of something bigger, wake up out of your slumber and connect with the Source where only good remains and begin to operate from the safe and secure space that envelops you in love. This is a protective loving, nurturing energy that let’s you know even when it seems the going gets tough, you are taken care of, you are learning a valuable lesson, how will you learn it and move forward through it allowing yourself to be empowered by it.
Sending rays of love and healing to you all especially to my soul mate, my dad and my wonderful children, mommy my friend ANGB, but also to everyone who has ever come into my life however brief, I love you. Now lets heal, cleanse and balance our throat chakras!!! HUUUMMMMMMMMMM