This center is found at the Throat. The element of this Chakra is Ether, Sound. Its main issue is that of communication. This Chakra rules our “Right to Speak”. Its goals are Self-expression, harmony with others, spiritual will, good communication, resonance with self and others. If it is malfunctioning you may be experiencing, sore throats, stiff neck, poor communication, and fear moving forward.
Consciousness: The aspects of expressing and receiving. Expressing can be in the form of communicating what one wants and what one feels, or it can be an artistic expression, as an artist painting, a dancer dancing, a musician playing music, using a form for expressing and bringing to the outside what was within. Expressing is related to receiving, as in “Ask, and ye shall receive.”
This chakra is associated with listening to one’s intuition, which guides one in an optimal flow, in which one sees one’s goals manifest, and it seems that the Universe provides all their needs with no effort on their part at all. It’s a state of Grace. Abundance, therefore, is associated with this chakra, as is the aspect of unconditional receiving necessary to accept the abundance of the Universe.
This is the first level of consciousness in which one perceives directly another level of Intelligence, and experiences one’s interaction with this other Intelligence. Metaphysically, this chakra is related to creativity, creating, manifesting in the physical world the fulfillment of one’s goals.
LISTEN WHILE YOU READ ABOUT THE THROAT CHAKRA:
Element: Ether, as the crossover between the physical world and the world of Spirit. On the physical level, it corresponds to deep space as the most subtle physical element. From the point of view of the Spiritual, it represents the matrix on which physical reality manifests. Metaphorically, it represents a person’s relationship with their space, the movie that is playing around them.
Sanskrit name: Vissudha (purification)
Symbol: A circle surrounded by 16 lotus petals, and inside it a circle, or a circle containing a triangle
Central issue: Communication, self-expression, self-discipline, speaking one’s truth
Color: Blue, light blue, turquoise
Essential Oils: Lavender, patchouli
Crystals and Stones: Lapis lazuli, aquamarine, sodalite, turquoise, sapphire, blue lace agate, blue tourmaline, blue quartz
Stars and Astrological Signs: Planets Venus, Mercury, Uranus and Mars and the signs of Taurus, Gemini and Aquarius
Sound or mantra: Ham
Body: The mental body
Orientation to self: Self-expression
Goals: Clear communication, creativity
Rights: To speak and to hear the truth
Developmental stage: 7 to 12 years
Identity: Creative identity
Level of relationship: Relationship with our personal truths
Element: Ether – Akasa
Hormonal glands: The thyroid and parathyroid gland
Organs: Throat, thyroid and parathyroid glands, the neck, vocal cords and organs, mouth, teeth and gums, jaw, ears, muscles
Excessive: Too much talking, talking as a defence, inability to listen, gossiping, interruptions, over-extended, stuttering. Arrogant, self-righteous, talk too much, dogmatic, addictive,
sexual energy-macho, prefers partners who can be dominated.
Deficient: Fear of speaking, small, weak voice, difficulty putting feelings into words, shyness, tone deaf, poor rhythm. Scared, timid, hold back, quiet, inconsistent, unreliable, weak, devious, manipulative. Can’t express your thoughts, sexual energy-can’t relax, feel conflict
with your religious upbringing, may be afraid of sex.
Balanced: Good listener, resonant voice, good sense of timing and rhythm, clear communication, lives creatively. Contented, centered, can live in the present, sense of timing, good speaker, artistic, can meditate and experience Divine Energy. Sexual energy, can seek
bliss through meditation.
Physical Dysfunctions: Raspy throat, chronic soar throat, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, scoliosis, laryngitis, swollen glands, thyroid problems, headaches, pain in the neck and shoulders, ear infections and problems
Addictions: Opiates, marijuana
Traumas and Abuses: Lies, secrets, verbal abuse, constant yelling, excessive criticism (blocks creativity), authoritarian parents, alcoholic, chemical dependent family
Spiritual challenges: To recognize that your strength of will is measured not by how well you exert your will over others, but how well you control yourself. Conscious self-control and discipline means living according to the truth that every thought you have is either a potential act of grace or a potential weapon. Right thought leads to right speech leads to right acting.
HEALING STRATEGY: Learn communication skills, letter writing, inner child communication, practice silence (excessive), storytelling, singing, chanting, toning, release voice, loosen neck and shoulders
I easily and gracefully express my deepest feelings and emotions.
I hear and speak the truth.
I express myself with clear intent.
Creativity flows in and through me.
My voice is necessary.
THROAT CHAKRA MEDITATION:
Singing, such as chanting your own name. Using mantras, shouting, screaming, roaring and generally using the voice.