Journal: Fri Day. Sunrise: 5:58 am EST. Albany, NY 58° F. Sunset: 7:49 pm EST. Vishuddha. विशुद्ध. Throat Chakra. Centering thought: “My life energy expresses its truth.” || Mantra: Om Shakini Namah. “I activate my creativity.”
Yesterday, we were asked, “How will you express your truth today? How do you communicate your feelings? Voice the words that need to be said. Speak from the heart, and open up to encouragement, enthusiasm, exuberance, and nourishment. Open yourself up to other people and the world around you.” Words carry so much power. Let them out.
Self-expression is an integral part of spiritual growth—it’s an extension of the way we approach life and look at the world. If we experience the world through the filter of anxiety, fear, frustration, and dread, then our expression will also be filtered through those same negative emotions. To create life-affirming expression, we need to observe, acknowledge, and shift these old emotional patterns.
Today during meditation we open the flow of expression and communication by activating the fifth energy center, also known as the throat chakra. During our time together, we will open to our natural state of positive self-expression . . . by doing so we begin to transform our inner reality. When communication comes from your core self—your pure voice—it is simple, kind, understanding, and appreciative. In this flow of expression, you are able to share your true self with the world in thought, speech, and action.
“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.” —Martha Graham
The throat chakra holds the energy of communication. It is located in the area between the shoulders and the neck and is developed during the ages of 7-12 years. Not only is the throat chakra used for communication between people but it is also how God and our higher self speaks through us from the higher realms. If this chakra is not functioning properly, not only will our communication with others be difficult but we will also not be receiving clear guidance from our divine self, oftentimes leading us down a difficult path and a hard lesson to learn from. Although there are no mistakes, or wrong paths there are choices that we make that sometimes are not in the highest good for all involved. There are consequences for every choice and there are always lessons to be learned from our lower self choices that are not guided by our higher selves. When our throat chakra is fully opened we will be guided by truth from the higher realms and from our divine essence. We will no longer need to be guided by other people, belief systems, laws or anything that limits us from living our highest potential because we will be fully expressing our divinity in all things we do.
Unfortunately, many of our throat chakras are closed because we live in fear of speaking our truth. We don’t want to voice our feelings and we certainly don’t want to verbalize any kind of information that may provide a different perspective or perhaps go against the already ingrained belief systems of the mass consciousness. In previous lifetimes many of us have been burnt, beaten, imprisoned, rejected, ridiculed and even crucified for speaking our truth and trying to empower our brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, these deeply seated fears of speaking up need to be overcome and we need to be willing to express our divinity and truth without preaching. When we truly remember who we are, our self-image will be reestablished and we will be equipped with the courage and discernment to know how to properly express the energies of our voice with words of love and compassion.
Balanced Throat Chakra: Clear, Truthful Communication, Authentic, Balanced, Grounded Relationships, Able To Express Feelings Through Words, Good Listener, Expresses Creativity, Open to Guidance from Higher Sources
Unbalanced Throat Chakra: Lies, Fearful Of Speaking The Truth, Lack of Communication or Excessive Talking, Gossiping, Guided by the Ego, Unable To Receive Clear Guidance From The Higher Realms.
Traumas to the Throat Chakra: Verbal Abuse, Constant Yelling, Families With Addictions, Excessive Criticism, Refusing to Speak, Domination and Control.
Bodily Symptoms Expressing Blockage: Toxic Body, Ear, Nose and Throat Problems, Jaw Problems (TMJ), Thyroid
Communication is the connecting principle that makes life possible. Without communication, nothing can survive. Everything in the Universe is in a constant state of communication. When communication is blocked or ceases to exist, healthy relationship is no longer sustained. In order to survive, the human body must be in a constant state of communication with itself. The heart communicates with the blood, hormones communicate with the cells and brain waves communicate with our muscles and tissues. Communication is the essence of life! Without communication there is no relationship!
Once the lower chakras are cleared and divine energy activates the heart, we begin to transcend our lower, darker chakras and move into the higher, lighter chakras connecting us with our divinity and our God Self. We begin to move out of limitation, boundaries and separation into an understanding of deep inter-connectedness with God and all living things. When the throat chakra is fully opened, balanced and functioning properly it becomes a gateway to the higher planes of the Spiritual realms. Clear communication between God, your higher self, angels and spirit guides becomes possible. It is here where we begin to transcend the confinements of the physical body and are able to tap into the multidimensional depths of our mind and Spirit. We become conscious creators of our life experience and begin to “hear” the thoughts running through our mind that create our reality. Instead of being a victim of our thoughts, we step into an empowered position where we are able to quickly clear negative thinking by replacing it with positive affirmations and intentions. Once the throat chakra is opened, our vibration is raised and we begin to understand that everything is energy including our thoughts and words. Vibrationally, we will begin to resonate with like-minded people, events, activites and beliefs that reflect the vibrational frequency of an open throat chakra.
We will desire and attract positive, truthful, authentic, grounded, open, honest communication in all areas of our life. Once the energies of the throat chakra are cleared, space will be created for divine energy to flow up from the throat chakra into the sixth chakra the Brow or Spiritual Eye Chakra.
What are some tips to help balance your Vishuddha?
Physical: Eat blue fruits and vegetables, take a shot of and drink plenty of water. Blue fruits and vegetables are believed to have many anti-aging benefits and contain vast amounts of health promoting phytochemicals such as anthocyanins and phoenolics which are beneficial to the muscular and skeletal systems. Blue grapes, Blue potatoes, Blueberries, Billberries, Borage Flowers, Catnip, Chicory Flowers, Red Cabbage, Blue Corn, Cornflowers, Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers, Pickled Garlic, Bluefoot and Blewit Mushrooms, Blue cheese, Hyssop, Juniper Berries, Kelp (seaweed), and Pansy Flowers all have Vishuddha energy in their colour. Go and get a neck massage. Sing! Dance! Paint! Write! Express yourself! Go to a poetry night, or say yes to speak at a wedding, or for a cause that is near and dear to your heart.
Mental: Male or Female, read or go watch “The Vagina Monologues.” Also, “The World’s Greatest Speeches,” and this article from oprah.com on speaking your truth.
Emotional: What are some things that you would say if you had the courage? What holds you back? Write a letter to a loved one who you have not spoken to in a long while. If you have been mistreated, speak up! Speak out! Voice yourself with compassion. Create a blog, or buy yourself a journal to write out your thoughts and feelings.
Sexual/Spiritual: Talk to your partner about possible fetishes that you might be a bit too scared to mention. You may find that they have some as well. Meditate upon an blue mandala, talk with your inner guides about what has happened, and what lessons are to be learned to change your patterns of behaviour.
Environmental: Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils of Blue tansy, Blue spruce, Juniper, Roman chamomile, and Eucalyptus, are especially effective. Surround yourself with blue. Colour therapy works! Wear a blue tee shirt, sweater or dress. Put up a picture or blue painting. Change your sheets. Change your phone cover or background. Paint a wall/room a nice cozy blue to promote relaxation.
Again, by embracing these, we awaken our inner visionaries, and embrace our power and strength. To do so takes great courage, and we should all applaud our efforts at transformation and coming into our own in our own good and healthy time.
Om Shakini Namah. I am true. Om Shakini Namah. I am expression. Om Shakini Namah. I am creation.
- Sabrina Reber “RAISE YOUR VIBRATION”, HOW TO RAISE YOUR VIBRATION Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/How-to-Raise-Your-Vibration/204840666199710?ref=tn_tnm