The fifth chakra is the throat chakra. This chakra is located in the throat area and is about self-expression, communication, creativity and truth. The throat chakra works with the sacral chakra – the sacral chakra is about creativity, and the throat chakra allows the physical expression of that creativity though communication and self-expression.
This chakra is connected to our causal body. It is the energy center through which we connect to spirit (the divine plan for our lives) and get inspiration and guidance from our soul. In this space, the energy within transforms into tangible manifestations in our lives. The throat chakra also serves as a connect between the head and heart, or thoughts and emotions.
This chakra relates to our voice and how we express it. It is about communication – our ability to understand and speak our inner truth, as well as the ability to express our thoughts, feelings, intentions and creativity clearly and honestly.
When the throat chakra is balanced, we are able to freely and effortlessly express ourselves, speak our truths, communicate with others and share our ideas confidently, resolve conflicts, listen well, connect to our inner being, and find the words we seek when we seek them.
When the throat chakra is out of balance, we experience insecurity; have difficulty expressing our thoughts, ideas and feelings; lack the words we need to express ourselves; experience fear of judgement and so withhold our truths; struggle to be our authentic selves; experience conflict as a result of poor communication; and we also have trouble listening to and trusting our inner voice.
The throat chakra can become blocked through feelings of guilt, withholding our truths from ourselves and others, hiding who we are, conflict, denying ourselves our right of expression, and shutting down our creativity.
The throat chakra is connected to the element of ether (the space within – the place between active thoughts and emotions; the space we reach through meditation )as well as sound. The color blue represents the throat chakra.
Healing the throat chakra allows us to align our vision with our reality, move confidently through this world, express ourselves creatively, communicate easily, and be comfortable speaking and living our truths.
A few ways to heal the throat chakra:
- Your voice matters.
- Start by communicating with yourself to find your truth.
- Here are a few questions to guide you: What is holding you back from sharing about yourself? What part of your life are you living according to others’ expectations instead of your own truths? Who do you want to communicate your truth with, and what would you say to them right now?
- Your journal is your starting point to connect to your inner voice, examine your truths and begin the most important communication and conversation in your life – the conversation between you and your inner being.
- Once you know what your truths are and feel your conviction in them, you can begin to share them with others.
Singing or mindful speaking:
- This is a way to use your voice and creatively express yourself. If you don’t feel like sharing your singing with others, start by singing when you are alone, allowing yourself the release of using your voice.
- If you are not someone who enjoys singing out loud, then practice mindful speaking. What we say to ourselves about ourselves matter the most. When we are mindful of the words we use, we raise our vibration, sharpen our focus, and develop the connection to our inner being. When we speak mindfully to others, we are able to better communicate and reach mutually satisfactory outcomes.
- Open your throat chakra by letting your words flow.
- Look through your contact list – perhaps you have an old friend that you haven’t been in touch with in a long while.
- Reach out to this friend for a coffee date or Zoom chat. Start building a relationship through mindful communication.
- Connect with others – lift them up through your thoughts, words and actions.
- Be open to listening to others’ points of view.
- Allow others to get to know who you are by sharing your truths.
- This can be scary, so start small and open yourself up to others. The more you do this, the more comfortable you will feel when sharing who you are with other people. Equally, receive what people share with you about themselves.
- Speak consciously and with purpose as you communicate.
- I confidently and freely express myself.
- My voice matters, I matter and what I have to share matters.
- I speak my truth always and easily.
- I communicate with myself and others easily and effortlessly.
- I am open to receiving guidance from my inner being
What will you do today to express yourself purposely and creatively? Share in the comments below.