Symbol: 16 lotus petals containing Sanskrit vowels thought to represent Spirit. Within the lotus is a triangle symbolising speech and full moon.
Location: Centrally at base of neck.
Life lesson: Power of choice/personal expression.
Associated body parts: Throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth or neck.
Physical dysfunctions: Sore throat, neck ache, thyroid problems, hearing problems, tinnitus or tonsillitis.
Emotional dysfunctions: Perfectionism, inability to express emotions and blocked creativity.
Crystals: Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Agate, Celestite, Sodalite, Sapphire.
Element: Ether – the cross over between the physical and Spirit world. Metaphorically it represents a person’s relationship with their space and the movie that is playing around them.
Incense/oil: Chamomile, Myrrh.
Associated animal: Elephant, Bull
Developing the throat chakra means choosing words that bring value to communication. From conversing with people at work, home or everyday activities like shopping to banking and so on, every conversation you ever have either adds or depletes the energy at this point in your body.
Communication is a relationship involving two parties. It involves listening as much as speaking. An earache could be energy from the Throat Chakra insisting you speak up and listen to a response. It is also blocked when you hold back from saying what you want or you choose not to listen. It doesn’t always manifest in the form of a physical irritation. You may have a dream of being strangled or suddenly a desire to wear turtlenecks or scarfs – by covering the front of your neck is a manifesting concern over the blocked energy in your Throat Chakra.
The expression of self is a communication about what one wants and what one feels. Receiving is just as important as the universe provides all your needs with no effort. Abundance, therefore is associated with this chakra, receiving and accepting abundance from the universe. Try the following to balance chakra:
Sing: Create a relationship of trust between what you want to say and what you actually deliver when communicating.
Sing your favorite songs, as this will begin to relax your Throat Chakra. Confidently releasing your voice in the shower is a rehearsal of your ability to be heard.
Creating: Communicate through creating an expression of you. A quilt that is made by a family member and passed down to the next generation is a way that a family communicates its values over time. How you create isn’t important, but providing it is an expression of you and it is still communicating to an audience. It may be how you express yourself in clothing, gardening or baking.
Rehearsing: Acting out what you want to say assists you in actually saying it. Confrontations are an undesired interaction, however, learning to assert yourself and speak your mind and truth is what matters to your Throat Chakra. Say exactly what you want to say even if what you say is rejected and belittled, the continual strengthening of your Throat Chakra benefits from following through with the delivery of your rehearsed statements.
Excessive: Over talkative . . . Self righteous or arrogant. Not a good listener.
Deficient: Holding back from self expression, unreliable and holds inconsistent views.
Balanced: Good communicator, excellent listener, finds it easy to mediate and artistically inspired.
ARCHETYPES: The archetypal patterns can be seen in someone who has trouble expressing truthfully, holds down chin when communicating or constantly clear their throat? It is all because they are choked by the truths they are having to swallow.
Negative Archetype – Masked Self
Can’t open and honestly express feelings. Always agreeing or saying yes when they really want to disagree and say no. Sufferers of sore throats, glandular fever, stiff neck and thyroid problems are all indicators. Often these people clown around and joke putting on the mask of comedy in an attempt to hide true feelings.
Positive Archetype – Communicators
Have no fear of telling the truth and walk the talk! These people have pleasant speaking voices which are easy to listen to. They make great teachers, personal development trainers and great therapists. Communicators recognize their right to express their hurt or anger, but do so in such a way this it doesn’t diminish the other person. Communicators know that if others don’t “hear” what they have to say this merely demonstrates that the recipient is not yet at a stage when they can take on board what is being said.
I AM STARTING TO SPEAK UP FOR MYSELF.
WHAT I HAVE TO SAY IS WORTHY OF BEING LISTENED TO.
I LISTEN TO AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE NEEDS AND WANTS OF OTHERS.
I DELIGHT IN MY SELF EXPRESSION AND IN MY CREATIVE PURSUITS.
MY THOUGHTS AND SPEECH ARE CONSIDERED BEFORE I UTTER THEM.
I ALWAYS SPEAK FROM THE HEART.
When your communication is honest and inquisitive, your throat Chakra pulsates with positive energy and charisma that leads to deep and passionate relationships with friends, colleagues, family and inevitably with your soul mate. The Throat Chakra insists on your personal integrity to thrive. Treat it well.