What does it mean when you have real challenges with expressing yourself? Mostly, it means that you’ve got an energetic block in your Throat Chakra. And you might be surprised at some of the ways this can manifest itself in your life!
The Fifth, or Throat Chakra is also known in Sanskrit as Vishuddha, which means “purification.” All of your communications and self-expression are related to this chakra.
The Throat Chakra also governs the thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, throat, tonsils, mouth, teeth and gums, neck and shoulder muscles, ears (hearing and ear infections), and growth as form of expression. The possibility for change, transformation, and healing are also located here.
Location: Hollow base of throat
Musical note: G
Symbol for Vishuddha has sixteen petals which correlate to the vrittis for musical notes, mantras, and nectar of immortality.
Throat Chakra governs:
- Self-expression and communication; speaking your truth
- Mouth, including gums, teeth, tongue, and tonsils
- Ears, including ear infections and hearing
- Neck – muscles as well as cervical vertebrae
- Thyroid gland
- Parathyroid gland
- Honesty and truthfulness
- Heavily linked to creativity and inspiration
- Vocal chords
- Change/transformation and healing
Signs of Throat Chakra imbalance include:
- Habitual lying
- Choking back words
- Choking back sobs
- Difficulty in expressing oneself
- Stuttering/stammering; other speech problems
- Hearing difficulties
- Teeth grinding/clenching
- Writer’s block (inspiration/creativity is there but unable to be expressed)
- “Lump in the throat”
- Dental cavities
- Periodontal disease
- Grave’s disease
- Hashimoto’s disease
- Thyroid cancer
- Sore throat
- Swollen tonsils/tonsillitis
- Chronic sinus problems
- Sore neck
- Sore shoulders
- Spinal problems in the cervical vertebrae/discs, including herniations
- Chronic clearing of throat (ahem)
- Passive aggressive behavior
- Temper tantrums (out of the “blue”)
- Ignorance and/or knowledge used unwisely
- Talking too much
- Does not listen to others; too busy talking
- Feeling unheard in life
- Tone-deaf; singing difficulty
- Timidity/excessive shyness
- Tendency to be quiet when it would be appropriate to speak up
- Always second-guessing what one says, for example, when speaking up, goes back in mind and frets about what one said, “should I have said…”
- Feeling taken for granted, never listened to, never appreciated for what one has to offer and share
- Fear of public speaking
Signs that the Throat Chakra is in balance include:
- Good listening ability
- Speaks with authority and confidence; good speaking skills
- Singing well
- Creative writing, including poetry, stories, music, articles, books, etc.
- Expresses self freely
- Does not second guess what one said
- Great communication skills in all forms
- Healthy thyroid; balanced metabolism
- Healthy mouth: teeth, gums, tongue, tonsils, throat, etc.
- Confidence in opinions without arrogance; willingness to discuss and see others’ points of view; willingness to listen to others without fear of speaking one’s own truth as well
- Open to, allowing and accepting of change and transformation; adjusts well
- Comfortable with body language
- Good hearing
- Relaxed jaw; no clenching; no teeth grinding
- Relaxed neck and shoulders; no spinal or muscular issues
- Speaks up to address issues; no passive aggressive behavior leading to temper fits
- Speaks with passion and compassion; gift of self-expression
- Artistic or musically inclined
- Discerning in communications
Things you can do to help balance your Throat Chakra include:
In just about every case, when you feel that people don’t listen to you, it’s not really the truth – it’s just your belief. As soon as you start speaking, people start listening. And even if they don’t agree with you, just remember – they had to listen to you in the first place to be able to disagree with you. The more you speak up and share, the more opportunities you give others to hear you. The more you listen to others with an open mind and heart, the more you teach them about how to do the same. As you appreciate truth and honesty from others, so do they appreciate the same from you. So don’t be shy now! Open up and let others hear the one unique voice that is yours!
ORMUS Oils: Throat Chakra ORMUS
Balance your Throat Chakra that influences your ability to effectively communicate thoughts, feeling, desires, and needs, as well as your ability to effectively listen to and understand others.
When your Throat Chakra is unbalanced, you may be too talkative and less than truthful, or timid and unable to express yourself and your needs.
The Throat Chakra is located in the neck, its color is sky blue, its element is the Aether, and it rules our sense of hearing. The Throat Chakra is the center of communication, self-expression, and creativity. Its highest function is listening to our Highest Self and communicating our Truth to others, expressing our True Selves honestly and openly. This chakra urges us to find our True Self, communicate it through our creativity, and use the creative force of our higher emotions to move our consciousness into the higher dimensions. And just as we need to learn to listen to our Higher Self, we must also learn to listen to others. Through the Throat Chakra, we learn how to direct and express our creative force in all areas of our life, manifesting what we desire through our Word.
When the Throat Chakra is clear and in balance, we are good communicators, speaking honestly and from the heart, as well as being good listeners. We are able to ask for what we want/need from others. We are able to express ourselves uniquely and creatively. Our relationships are based on truthful communication and true intimacy. The God/Goddess in you connects with the God/Goddess in others.
When the Throat Chakra is unbalanced by excessive energy, we may be too talkative, demanding, speak too loud, and be less than truthful. When the Throat Chakra is blocked, we may be timid and shy, unable to express ourselves and unable to ask for what we need. We may believe that we are not creative and we may seem boring or bored to others. We may feel uninspired and disconnected from Spirit. Because we may not be able to express ourselves and ask for what we need, we may feel very frustrated and powerless.
In addition to the chakra clearing and balancing meditation, there are several ways that you can focus your energy and intention on balancing and clearing the Throat Chakra. Carry or wear turquoise, blue topaz, aquamarine, or chalcedony gemstones. Begin a meditation practice so that you can learn to still the mind so that you can hear and connect with your Higher Self and your guides. Use mantras. Spend time singing, chanting, or toning. Find ways to express yourself creatively, in whatever way you feel called. Intend to truly listen to yourself and others, and to only speak your Truth. It is the ability to go inside to connect with our inner guidance before we communicate with another that creates true intimacy because it is based on our deepest inner truth.
Base of grapeseed oil, a light oil that is naturally high in ORMUS, and then are enhanced with ORMUS through alchemical processes.
The specific essential oil blends are then added to create focused ORMUS Oils with that extra level of intention and resonance to balance and clear the Chakra.
Throat Chakra Essential Oil Blend:
Directions for Use
Anoint the area of the corresponding chakra with 1-3 drops of the appropriate Chakra ORMUS Oil or Lotion, while doing the “Chakra Balancing and Clearing Meditation”.
You can anoint all seven chakras at once according to the meditation provided or, if you feel particularly unbalanced in one chakra, you can just concentrate on balancing and clearing that one chakra for as long as needed using either the oil or lotion.
To balance your Throat Chakra that influences your ability to effectively communicate thoughts, feeling, desires, and needs, as well as your ability to effectively listen to and understand others.
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While looking at this image, bring your attention to your throat area in your body. This is located in your neck, where you swallow. Allow yourself to feel your presence there, paying attention to all the sensations.
It is safe for me to speak my Truth from my Heart.
I can say what I feel, and it’s OK.
I am allowed to speak my mind without fear.
I know how to express myself, and I know how it feels to be heard.
I listen to myself. I hear what I say. I acknowledge the thoughts I speak.
I give myself permission to be heard, listened to, and acknowledged.
I am allowed to have a self and to express this self.
I speak Truth.
I speak Love.
I speak Forgiveness.
I express myself without doubt.
I AM discernment in all of my communications.
I know how to listen to my Heart.
I know how to listen to others.
What I say is worth listening to. I AM worth being heard.
I deserve to speak my Truth and to be heard.
I know when to speak up, and I know when to be silent.
I speak and listen with discernment and without arrogance.
I listen with compassion and an open mind towards others’ viewpoints.
I allow myself to learn from what others say.
I remember to relax my jaw.
I AM honest in all I think and feel and say and do.
I AM honest with myself.
I allow Source to speak through me.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
Breathe into your throat area. Breathe in these affirmations as you say them out loud. Breathe out all arrogance, bitter anger, and resentment. Breathe in acceptance. Breathe out all rejection and closed-mindedness and all ideas that you are not heard, listened to or appreciated. Breathe in Truth. Breathe out Truth, Love, Forgiveness, Appreciate, Respect and Gratitude, and imagine the circulation of all of that out to all others. As you are permitted to speak your Truth and express yourself freely as your own Divine Right, so are all others. Use your speech to express Love, Gratitude, Truth and Forgiveness to remind others how to do the same.
Thank you for sharing this!
Very informative! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this.
You’re most welcome. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂 Bless You!