Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
Key words of the throat chakra: communication, expression, willpower, creativity, justice, faith, choice, decision making, addiction, responsibility, honesty, truth, freedom
The throat chakra brings out your inner truth.
The throat chakra allows us to communicate our thoughts and feelings. It is directly connected to the ability to express inner creativity. Both teaching and learning are affected by the balance of the throat chakra. It is not limited to just the physical world. Communicating with the spirit world, God, our ancestors is a vital and natural way of man’s knowing his place in the universe. When the throat chakra is out of balance we are inhibited and restricted. We analyse our words before we say them. We take on the truths of others, listening to their words as though they were gospel, suppressing our feelings until we no longer understand our own emotions. This can lead to anxiety, feelings of detachment from ourselves and others. Unable to express ourselves, we find no solace in any activity. We find it increasing hard to concentrate and are easily distracted. We begin more and more projects without finishing them and this in turn leads to frustration and increased anxiety – a very vicious circle. Stress, frustration and anxiety often manifest in digestive disorders such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), especially nowadays when communications seem highly accentuated and yet it is not our feelings we are communicating, but rather we are hearing the drone of the faceless masses.
- Thyroid issues (hyper- or hypo- thyroid)
- neck pain or tension headaches
- TMJ/jaw pain or grinding teeth at night
- Dental issues such as cavities, root canals, abscesses, Gingivitis, denture issues
- Over-use of mouth for addictions such as: Overeating, Smoking, Alcohol
- Sore Throat, Tonsillitis
- Inner Ear Infections
- Fear of Public Speaking
- Fear of speaking your inner truth
- Trouble expressing self
BALANCING COMPONENTS OF THE THROAT CHAKRA
Color: sky blue
Food: tart and tangy fruits, lemon, lime, and kiwi
Sound: A (as in game)
Gemstones: lapis lazuli, aquamarine, topaz, blue lace agate
Aromatic Oils: eucalyptus, camphor, peppermint
Blue stones – sapphire, lapis lazuli, blue topaz, aquamarine, turquoise, chrysocolla and sodalite – are used with the throat chakra. (see throat chakra gemstones)
Affirmations are a great tool to help balance the throat chakra. Speak one of the following affirmations slowly and clearly to yourself three times:
I choose to express myself in my own creative way.
I say what I mean, and mean what I say.
I love and I trust in my own authentic truths.
GIVE UP BAD HABITS
If you smoke, this habit has a negative effect on throat chakra and your whole energy system, but especially your throat chakra. What a great way to clear your throat chakra by giving up the bad habit of smoking! Over eating and drinking also harms your throat chakra. Usually these bad habits are a crutch or distraction from inner stress and issues that we need to acknowledge and heal. Polluting our body and preventing you from facing your issues block your truth. If you gossip or talk poorly about others, now is the time to change that habit. These ill words will leave a residue of Sha Chi in your throat chakra. Both of these bad habits create an environment where Sha Chi is transferred to other energy centers within your body. By giving up these bad habits, you clear the way for fresh Sheng Chi to rejuvenate your throat chakra.
TAKE TIME TO LISTEN
Too often in our busy days, we plug into some electrical or electronic device. When was the last time you simply sat and listened to the silence? The sensory function of the throat chakra is hearing. The following technique might sound a little obscure, but it actually increases your hearing ability. Find a quiet spot, get “comfy” and prepare to listen to the sound of nothingness. While listening to the sound of nothingness, you hear the voice within. Your authentic truths speak to you in the stillness. What a great way to recharge your throat chakra by boosting your hearing abilities!