Throat Chakra – Visuddha – Fifth Chakra
The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and it is the first of the higher or spiritual chakras on the chakra ladder. This chakra is located in the region of neck and shoulders and its color is blue.
The gift of this chakra is accepting your originality, expressing your authentic voice and speaking your truth with grace and creativity. As you practice personal expression, a knowing that there is only one you – a unique expansion of Divine Intelligence – happens.
A strong throat chakra is often times expressed through art, writing and music. A telling sign of the health or condition of a person’s throat chakra is demonstrated by their voice. Are they clear and resonate or hacking, coughing and congested? Is their throat area open, free of clothing or wrapped up tightly with turtlenecks and scarves?
When the 5th chakra is balanced and centered, we are able to speak with confidence and truth because we are grounded in a belief of Self. If our will chakra is open, then we no longer need to enforce our opinions on others. We can speak gently and lovingly, with compassion and truth of conviction, so that others will hear us from their hearts and not feel threatened by our beliefs.
With a balanced 5th chakra, we can communicate without fear of being judged by others and we also can speak without a voice of judgment. Judgments come from fear, so when we are bridging the heart and the mind in an unprejudiced, objective way, then, we no longer need to make ourselves feel superior by proving the others inferior.
We can all be equal and living our own truths. There is a Universal law that states that there is no one Truth – We all need to learn what are our own individual truths and then live by them, uninfluenced by others’ belief systems. When we are able to do that, we then can live from an open personal/divine will center of flowing energy.
The main challenge for the fifth chakra is self-doubt and poor communication skills. When you gain and verify self-validation through meditation and direct experience, then doubt is removed and you begin to communicate with confidence and clarity. Self expression and asking for what you want becomes easy.
The way of the throat chakra is the way of inspired creativity, seeking and sharing of the truth. The throat is associated with the ear chakra, enabling you to hear the truth as well as speak it. As a communication center, it not only allows you to express who you are and what you stand for, but also allows you to listen deeply to another.
A person with an open Visuddha Chakra is a good listener. She enables another person to have the experience of being heard – one of the most profound human needs.
Throat Chakra at a glance:
- Sanskrit name: Visuddha
- Element: Akasha
- Color: Blue
- Shape: Crescent
- Petals of the lotus: Sixteen
- Seed sound: Ham
- Vowel sound: Eee
- Rights: To speak
- Endocrine gland: Thyroid and Parathyroid gland
- Physical association: Throat, ears, mouth, shoulders, and neck
- Psychological function: Communication
- Identity: Creative identity
- Developmental stage: 7 -12 years
- Challenge: Lies
- Planets: Mercury
- Tarot: Swords
Throat Chakra Affirmations
I am open, clear, and honest in my communication.
I have a right to speak my truth.
I communicate my feelings with ease.
I express myself creatively through speech, writing, or art.
I have a strong will that lets me resolve my challenges.
I nourish my spirit through creativity.
I live an authentic life.
I have integrity.
I love to share my experiences and wisdom.
I know when it is time to listen.
I express my gratitude towards life.
I listen to my body and my feelings to know what my truth is.
I take good care of my physical body.
I am at peace.
Essential Oils for the Throat Chakra
- Chamomile (English/Roman)
Exercises to open and strengthen the Throat Chakra
- Sing! Singing is an amazing throat chakra cleanser, so sing a song.
- Drink water. Water is clarifying. Avoid foods that clog or create excess mucus.
- Think blue. Imagine a beautiful blue light—blue is this chakra’s color—at the base of your throat. Inhale as you visualize blue—and health and cleansing—filling up these areas, exhale and feel the release of stress and tension.
- Wear jewelry. Wearing a gorgeous pair of blue earrings or a necklace is a wonderful and easy way to begin to balance your throat chakra.
- Get a neck and shoulder massage. I’m a big believer in the healing powers of a wonderful massage.
- Speak the truth with love. Let this become your daily practice.
Foods for a healthy Throat Chakra
Liquids play a large role in healing the throat chakra because of their lubricating qualities; soups, warm teas, cool juices and of course water are all encouraged. Avoiding dairy is highly recommended as it can congest your throat and sinuses.
In writing my course, Empowered Empath: 21 Days to Emotional Freedom, I’ve decide to construct it as a book, so that others may experience the magical effects of this course independently, without having to commit to taking my course.
This is an excerpt from the Introduction:
The first step in cultivating a peaceful and empowered life is to embrace your spiritual self. You are a spiritual being having a human experience. The late Wayne Dyer said, “Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.”
The words “spirit” and “soul” are interchangeable in my vocabulary. Your spirit is your life force, whose energetic imprint is entirely unique to you and you alone. Just as your fingerprint is one of a kind, so is your spirit. Your body is a miraculous vehicle through which you get stuff done and experience life on this planet in this particular human incarnation. It temporarily houses your brilliant spirit that is part and parcel of Source Energy, Divine Intelligence, God… use whatever term works best for you.
What is the essence of your spirit? Energy. Everything is energy. Every unit of energy contains information that can be read, felt or sensed by people whose empathic abilities have not been shut down. I believe we are all equipped with empathy at birth, some more than others, much like athletic, artistic or musical tendencies, and it can most definitely be cultivated and nurtured or stymied and eradicated.
Since we are constantly swimming in an energetic field fraught with our own energy, the energy of other people, places and things, we become unaware, much like a fish that is always swimming in water and not realizing he’s wet. This is liberating news.
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Now more than ever, empaths, or highly energetically sensitive people, need to develop their psychic abilities to empower themselves during these tumultuous times.
Are you an empath? Are you highly sensitive to the thoughts, feelings, attitudes and energy of others? Do you sometimes feel emotionally overwhelmed and not sure why? Are you sensitive to artificial light, sound and odors? Do you find yourself isolating, over-eating, drinking or medicating to “shut it down?” Are you a magnet for energy vampires?
If so, you are an empath. You receive psychic (energetic) information through your body. You feel things. Your body is your best receptor for psychic information and guidance. The problem is, in addition to receiving information meant just for you, you are also picking up other people’s energy (OPE). This leads to confusion, overwhelm, fatigue and anxiety.
I know. I am a highly sensitive empath myself. I’ve spent many years developing tools and techniques to manage my empathic nature and to mindfully develop it. I’ve even created a career using my gifts to help heal others.
Heart Chakra – Anahata – Fourth Chakra
The heart chakra – the wellspring of love, warmth, compassion, and joy is located in the center of the chest at the heart level.
Anahata moves love through your life. It is the seat of your soul.
It is the center of your deep bonds with other beings, your sense of caring and compassion, your feelings of self-love, altruism, generosity, kindness, and respect.
Anahata is an integrating and unifying chakra. It is your healing center. Most spiritual traditions recognize love as the ultimate healing force and the highest vibration existing in this dimension. The heart chakra is the bridge between the upper and lower chakras – the unifier of our humanity and our divinity.
The energy of the heart chakra allows us to recognize that we are part of something larger- that we are interconnected within an intricate web of relationships extending through life and the universe. In many circles, it is thought that the heart chakra is the central intelligence of the body, as opposed to the brain. It is where we first receive impulses, information and guidance.
If you are questioning what the difference is between getting a phone psychic reading with me or a psychic reading in person, honesty, the only difference is that we don’t get to see each other face to face. When it comes to how my psychic ability works, there is no time or space for spirit. Time and space are man-made constraints. And since we are spiritual beings having a human experience, we can easily lift those limitations. You could be sitting right across from me in Long Beach, California or half way across the world in Copenhagen, Denmark and my psychic abilities will still work the same way.
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What exactly does “no time or space for spirit” mean? It means that when I look at you psychically, I am not reading your body language, facial expressions or anything else where I need to use my physical eyes. I am tuning into you psychically and reading you on an energetic level because my psychic sense does not in anyway use my physical eyes. That’s why I close my eyes a lot during in-person readings. When I tap into your energy and look for the answers to your questions, I am basically using my clairvoyant abilities. Think of it as me having an additional set of eyes that allow me to see you on a whole other level, than just the physical.
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I hope you’re staying centered and finding your peace with all the transitions happening lately. This is a time for many of us to really walk our spiritual talk! Now more than ever, we need the lovers, healers and light workers to stay strong and help keep the energy high.
I’m excited to see what will be born of this political circus. I’m imagining a stronger nation with citizens who get back into the ring and participate with their government once again. I know I turned my back on politics long ago and just stood by watching, shaking my head. I lost my faith with politics after the Al Gore debacle and only surfaced briefly to vote for Obama.
Well, that is all changing! Doing nothing and allowing “politics as usual” is a much scarier prospect now. After asking Spirit what I can do to help, I was led to Marianne Williamson’s Sister Giant movement. I invite you to take a look too: SisterGiant.com
As you can imagine, in my practice I get so many questions about soul mates. I have helped hundreds of people come to a softer understanding about what soul mates really are, so they can find peace and solace in their relationships.
My definition of soul mate is simple: A soul mate is a person of significance who comes into our lives to teach us about love.
We have many soul mates and they are not confined to romantic relationships. Soul mates consist of mothers, fathers, teachers, relatives, friends and lovers. They include anyone who has made an impact or impression on our hearts or in our minds. They are the ones who stick.
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Give the gift of inspiration this year to yourself or to a loved one. It’s the greatest gift that lasts and lasts! Your spirit will love it.
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