Written by Wes Annac, September 8, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/qyu5zvr
Continued from Part 4
Now, for chakra #5: the throat chakra. As we’ll learn, this chakra is directly tied to our expression, and it’s an important one for anyone who wants to hone their creativity. The throat chakra is related to our ability to directly and vocally express ourselves, and I’m sure we also lean on the influence of the root chakra to express ourselves clearly.
Eclectic Energies draws the link between the throat chakra and our expression and creativity.
“The Throat chakra is about self-expression and talking. When it is open, you have no problems expressing yourself, and you might be doing so as an artist.
“When this chakra is under-active, you tend not to speak much, and you probably are introverted and shy. Not speaking the truth may block this chakra.
“If this chakra is over-active, you tend to speak too much, usually to domineer and keep people at a distance. You’re a bad listener if this is the case.” (1)
Mind Body Green tells us a lot about the throat chakra, including the foods we can eat to balance it out.
“The 5th Chakra, the Throat Chakra, represents our ability to communicate and express ourselves. Here’s what you need to know about Throat Chakra healing:
“Location of our Throat Chakra: Throat.
“Emotional issues affecting our Throat Chakra: Communication, self-expression of feelings, speaking the truth, holding secrets.
“Healing Exercises: Shoulder stand …, Singing, chanting
“Healing Foods: Juices and teas, Fruits (all kinds)” (2)
It makes sense that juices, teas and fruits are the best things we can consume to strengthen the throat chakra, because they’re all related to soothing the throat. Fruit can help us find a higher vibration, and our self-confidence could be turned up as a result, enabling us to use our throat chakra to express ourselves in a greater way than we would’ve thought possible.
Some momentum might initially be required to use our voice clearly and directly, but after we practice a little bit, our expressions will become as clear and pure as we’ve always wanted them to be. We’d all be comfortable enough with each other to use our voices if we came together, whereas currently, we’re too divided to find the courage to arise.
We can support each other, thus enabling everyone to stand up for what’s right and fair, but we have to be willing to use our voices and stand strong in the face of attempted silence from the interests who want to preserve our current paradigm. They can only stop us if we let them, and we have no more reason to let them in this transformative time.
Nobody will remain silent when everyone is awake, aware and willing to support each other. We won’t want to be silent when we see that everyone else is active, and the work a few people do now could motivate billions of others.
Kellie Jo Conn tells us that the throat chakra is the center for communication and implementing change.
“The fifth chakra is referred to as the throat chakra. It is located in the V of the collarbone at the lower neck and is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought, speech, and writing. The possibility for change, transformation and healing are located here. The throat is where anger is stored and finally let go of.” (3)
We’ll feel ‘timid’ and we’ll keep ourselves from expressing our greater abilities when this chakra’s imbalanced, she tells us.
“When this chakra is out of balance you may want to hold back, feel timid, be quiet, feel weak, or can¹t express your thoughts. Physical illnesses or ailments include, hyperthyroid, skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat, inflammations, and back pain.” (4)
I’m sure most of us have experienced this inability or unwillingness to express ourselves or creatively soar, and an imbalanced throat chakra can apparently play a role in it. Like every other chakra, physical ailments can also result if this chakra’s imbalanced, and balancing it is just as important as the rest of our chakras.
If we want to enjoy our creativity, we’ll have to be willing to express ourselves without limits or hindrances. This can be difficult if our throat chakra is imbalanced, but by no means is it impossible. It’s far more possible than we’ve let ourselves believe, but we have to know about an issue (like the throat chakra being imbalanced) before we can mend it.
As usual, Kelly also tells us how we might feel when this chakra is balanced and names the accompanying gemstones.
“When this chakra is balanced you may feel balanced, centered, musically or artistically inspired, and may be a good speaker. Body parts for the fifth chakra are throat, neck, teeth, ears, and thyroid gland. The main color used is light blue. The gemstones are Aquamarine and Azurite.” (5)
I think it’s important for anyone who wants to hone their creativity to embrace this chakra, because we won’t express ourselves very easily without it. We might find a lot more difficulty expressing our inner creativity if our throat chakra’s imbalanced, and it could become very discouraging.
Therefore, letting our creativity flow from our balanced throat chakra is one of the best things we can do for ourselves, and when we look back on all of the amazing and inspired things we were able to do, we’ll be very glad we made an effort to balance it.
- Eclectic Energies: “Introduction to the Chakras” – http://www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/introduction.php
- Mind Body Green: “The Seven Chakras For Beginners” – http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-91/The-7-Chakras-for-Beginners.html
- Kellie Jo Conn: “The Seven Major Chakras” About.com – http://healing.about.com/od/chakratheseven/a/study7chakras.htm
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Continued in Part 6 tomorrow.