The Throat Chakra is about communication. Located in the center at the base of our throat, it is about speaking your truth, timing and creativity. It is a chakra that puts out and receives, which makes it unique.
When the throat center functions well we are in touch with our intuition. We can hear our own inner voice as well as the guiding voice of spirit in our lives. We are able to synthesize what is in the head and heart, speak from a place of authentic power that conveys our true sentiment; and we are heard. We also listen closely and with discernment to others. Our timing becomes impeccable; we think of appropriate things to say at the right time and say them well. We are able to open up to creativity and get that sense that we are in the flow of synchronicity.
When this center is blocked, our timing is off. We are confused and uncertain of the guidance of our inner voice. We feel disconnected from spiritual guidance as well. We do not speak from truth and do not communicate well. Others do not hear us and we do not listen well to them. Our timing is off. We think of what to say long after the situation presented itself. We are out of touch with our creativity.
Other activities you can do to support the Throat Chakra: listen to an old friend, speak to a new friend, journal, chant, recite poetry, or paint. You can also dance, drum, tell jokes and sing. Taking a walk outside in nature and breathing consciously will support your throat chakra and your entire system.
So, if you are feeling like you can’t speak your truth or that you’ve hit a wall creatively, put on a blue necklace, sing in the shower or the car, write in your journal, or share from your heart with an old friend. Remember you have an authentic voice and a truth that is worthy of being shared.
More Information & Ways to Support the Throat Chakra
Wear blue clothes. Buy blue flowers.
Tone the sound Eeee as in ‘tree’.
Sound: Wind through the trees
Open your window, go to the park or get a nature CD.
Turquoise – enhances earthly and spiritual communication for true soulful expression
Aquamarine – Promotes tolerance and releases you from fear of judgments
Celestite – Clarity of mind, clear communication skills, balances energies, calming
Lapis Lazuli – guards against psychic attack, encourages the use of the spoken word
Wear a stone necklace, bracelet or carry a small stone in your pocket.
Archetype: Huascar. In the Inka Shamanic tradition, Huascar is the Lord of the Underworld. The underworld is the place of the shadow, the place where we hide our shameful bits as well as our most beautiful pieces. Getting quiet, imagine yourself standing before Huascar at the gate to the underworld and ask his permission to enter.
If the time is right and you are ripe to enter, Huascar will escort you to this place of rich resources. If we gain access, and if we can make peace with the parts of ourselves that we are ashamed of, we can discover the bounty of healed parts that shine more than we could possibly imagine. Huascar will guide us on this journey. What we discover with Huascar’s help will bring a new and strong sense of wholeness from which we can approach life.
Organs, Systems and Aspects of the Body Governed: throat, vocal chords, lungs and ears, neck shoulders, arms and hands.
I am safe to speak my truth.
I speak from my heart.
I invite new choices into my life.
Others value what I have to say.
I release the past and welcome my future. I am a joyful, creative soul.
I am able to hear the voice of my soul.
I am a good listener.
Focus -- Focus on your mission; your life path. Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.
Petitgrain –supports overcoming obsessions and addictions, helps physical grounding and strengthens the desire to live.
Balsam Fir – helps interpret the language of life. Generates greater inner peace and harmony. Helps you take on a co-creative role in service of all life.
Rosewood – Supports creativity. Renews connection with one’s inner essence.
Sandalwood – helps modulate the voice, supports hearing intuitive messages
Liquids: water, fruit juices, herbal teas
Blue foods: blueberries, blackberries
Tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi
Spices: salt, lemon grass
Other tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots etc.
Chant: ‘Eeee’ as in Bee.
Dog Breath (from The Eight Human Talents)
Sit with your mouth open, extend your tongue out as far as it will go – pant rapidly like a dog. Pant fast and deeply, putting the power of the diaphragm and navel into it. As the breath comes in, the navel moves out. As the breath goes out, the navel moves in.
Pump your belly. After a minute and a half, allow the sound of your panting to move back down your throat, becoming more guttural. Continue 3 minutes total.
Effects: This will help clear your body and throat chakra of toxins. It helps to super-oxygenate your blood if run-down. Helps get rid of viral diseases & open your brain to increase intuition. It will help clear out old lies & fears -- leave you to speak your truth.
About Cherry-Lee: Cherry-Lee is an indie shaman, a keeper of the lush feminine energy of Goddess and a visionary. The traditions of old are in her bones – yet her approach is contemporary and down to earth, full of wisdom and laughter. Drawing from different traditions, Cherry-Lee weaves together classes and client sessions using her own inner wisdom. She offers support in connecting with the earth and the heavens, bringing healing to the body, mind and spirit. She helps clients, students and readers to consciously co-create a life of choice, abundance, love and joy.
Over the past 30 years Cherry-Lee has studied ways to improve and heal her life – she believes that we change the world most effectively by changing ourselves. She has used her Masters in Education to teach primary through graduate school. Bringing her educational skills to the healing arts, she has taught classes in healing and spiritual growth extensively since 2005 and has students across the United States, Canada, England and Australia. As a mentor, she loves supporting fellow healers as they deepen their work and shine more brightly in the world. Cherry-Lee is a lifelong learner who has received her Master Practitioner in Energy Medicine and Luminous Healing Certification (Shamanic Healing) through the Light Body School. She is a Healing Touch Practitioner with training through the Healing Touch Program. She has completed the first spiral of the Priestess Training Program at the Goddess Temple in Glastonbury, UK and is a Sister of Avalon.
Cherry's website: https://cherry-leeward.com/
ROC Metaphysical interviewed Cherry-Lee who is one of our newest contributors. She has studied Peruvian Shamanism along with other healing modalities.