Before looking at the 5th chakra, please be sure to read the What are the Chakras and how do I align them? article to get familiar with what the chakras are.
The fifth chakra is called the Throat chakra. The color of it is blue. This chakra is concerned with communication, truth and one’s personal voice. Each of these will be discussed at a deeper level for further innerstanding.
Communication is not only what we say. What we do not say is also a part of communication. What we say and the way we say it affects our throat chakra. The intent used when saying it matters as well. How we accept communication from others (verbal and non verbal) is another part of communication. How we react to things we do not like as well as how we react to things that we do like or are in agreement with also affect the this chakra. How effective we are at expressing our feelings and thoughts, as well as how effectively we listen to others when they express their thoughts and feelings has a lot to do with the throat chakra.
Another element associated with the throat is truth. How comfortable one is with their truth as well the truth of others, whether it agrees or agrees with their own. How closely one is connected to their truth is very important with this and every chakra.
One’s personal voice is the last main element of the throat chakra. This aspect deals with the communication from within, how one speaks to their self in their own head and how this voice translates to the outside world. To be in tune and to honor your personal voice is a quality all should develop while on this spiritual journey of life.
Some ways to tell that your throat chakra is unhealed or needs rebalancing are:
- miscommunication at work
- problems/disagreements with others
- not being heard correctly
- not speaking up when necessary; at work, with friends, with family
- not knowing one’s voice; not sharing one’s voice
- refusing to communicate effectively; yelling, not listening
- agreeing with others for acceptance
- sore throat without a cold or flu
- neck and shoulder pain
- afraid to speak up or over speaking
Some ways of determining if your throat chakra is balanced are:
- communicating to listen, instead of just to respond
- positive self talk
- no fear of letting one’s opinion be heard
- consideration for other’s feelings
- considering delivery method of words
- checking one’s self
- expressing vulnerabilities
- healthy teeth and gums
What can one do to balance their throat chakra?
With the intent of healing and balancing the throat chakra, one can wear the color blue, eat blue foods, as well as other techniques. Some blue foods are blueberries and blue potatoes. One can use chamomile essential oils; on skin, oil burner, spritz, or even in incense form.
One can also do their best to speak up when necessary and keep quiet when necessary. mastering the art of knowing when to speak as well as how to and when not to speak and how not to go about doing it are essential. Approaching every situation from a standpoint of compassion, innerstanding and love.
Healing stones are also known for helping with balancing and healing the throat or 5th chakra. Because its color is blue, most blue stones assist with the throat chakra. Therefore, they each help with communication, nonetheless, they each carry their own special abilities as well. For example, larimar, blue calcite and aqua aura quartz will all help with communication. Furthermore, larimar can also help one with anxiety and road rage while blue calcite can help one create lucid dreams and aqua aura quartz can help one communicate with the angelic realms. My suggestion? Let them choose you and then do your research on them. You will find that the ones that called you, are the exact ones you need.
Reiki is also a great aid to healing your throat chakra. Please read the article attached to the link for an in more depth look at Reiki. A level 2 can send healing to you or your animal kingdon friend from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world.
After any chakra cleansing one can expect changes to occur from the mental, emotional and physical realms. This means changes in one’s actions, feelings and thoughts. The key is to go with the flow, follow the intuition and let the healing innerg take its course.
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