What is a Chakra? There are 7 in the body, all working to balance the mind, body and soul. It is an energy center in the body that receives, assimilates, and transmits life force energy.
Why is it important? When it's blocked, you will experience symptoms such as pain, life issues, struggles and difficulty speaking. Therefore, information assists in clearing the blockage to self heal and regulate the body.
The throat chakra, also known as the fifth chakra, is associated with the color sky-blue. In my mid thirties, I taught yoga and learned about the healing aspects of the chakra system of healing. I have learned to speak from truth all the time in order to be the Mom of three, Wife and ND I am today. When I was growing up, I didn't start my first words until I was two years old. My brothers and sisters did the talking for me. Then one day they stopped and I never stopped talking from that point on. Sometimes, communication can be challenging when faced with obstacles, struggles, confrontation, conflict and denial. I have found some helpful insights to share and develop speaking truth with love in essence shedding hope, change, healing, possibility, improved lifestyle, performance and purpose.
What does the throat chakra look like in your life?
* Good communicator & listener
* Good sense of timing and rhythm
* Accepting that personal power lies in our thoughts and attitudes
* Fear of speaking
* Difficulty expressing how you feel
* Repressed emotions
* Acting out of fear
* Inability to listen, often interrupting others
* Dominating voice, comes across as a know it all
* Being judgemental or gossiping
When we live in truth, there is a resonant continuity between ourselves and others. When this gets interrupted, we experience discontinuity. Perpetual discontinuity breaks down our health and relationships. Living a deep meaningful life is what everybody wants. Change is difficult or I wouldn't be writing about it. Change comes from hearing the truth and seeing the truth within ourselves so adjustments, forgiveness, training, resetting and reconstruction can happen. Our bodies need to be running smoothly, just as an engine needs all its vibrating parts to be coordinated smoothly. This allows growth, harmony and grace, creating good Karma.
Our words are powerful, at times being a blessing and a curse because we connect to each other sharing our inner self with others. Speaking truth needs to be focused on your own observations and self reflection, then others can take criticism and encouragement can be received to build one another up. Self expression is a gateway between the inner world and the outer world. It takes vulnerability to tell others what you want and need to develop that inner strength and grow. The voice is a vehicle which the mind uses for its manifestations. “It is the womb impregnated with the seed of ideas.” says Laurel Elizabeth Keyes
All life is rhythmic. From the rise and fall of the sun to the rise and fall of our breath, from the beating of our heart to the infinite vibrations that miraculously resonate together as a single system. Our ability to function as ourselves depends on the coherent resonance of the vibrations, and the energy within us. That means we create energy through our thoughts, feelings, actions and spirit. The throat chakra has the ability to enhance this resonance. To speak in the most truthful way brings opportunities for new horizons, and building each other up. It’s simple, BE YOU BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE IS TAKEN.
Living in truth can feel difficult because at times being vulnerable isn't that easy or being ready to speak from the heart doesn't come natural to you. Trust in your heart; for it’s the wellspring of life. By allowing your voice the freedom from judgement of others to speak the truth gives life much purpose, contentment and joy. Allow truth, passion and full expression of self to guide your life. Each of us has the power to give life meaning. To make our time, our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope.
For more information on Chakra 5 visit this link http://healing.about.com/cs/chakras/a/chakra5.htm