The Throat Chakra

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.throat chakra

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.

Practice communication.  

  • 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.

Many Blessings




This debut memoir chronicles a woman’s spiritual exploration and growth as she overcame a disturbing childhood and helped others heal.

Brought to America from the Dominican Republic as a youngster, Molina-Marshall should have led a happy life. Her father was a diligent worker, and his large family wanted for nothing. But the author recounts that her dad had a drinking problem and was a serial philanderer. Molina-Marshall’s long-suffering mother left him for a woman. Then it was all downhill for the bright, 12-year-old girl, who was shuttled between foster care and relatives. According to the author, she was sexually abused by the husband of one of her siblings. This resulted in Molina-Marshall becoming alienated and moody. By 15, she simply tried to survive. In her favor were grit and a restless intelligence. She quit school, rented a room, and found a factory job. Time went by, and for a while she was happily married. Yet when her husband left her, her life truly began. She turned to religion for answers but decided that blaming God for her woes was a cop-out. 

In this absorbing and moving memoir, Molina-Marshall’s vivid storytelling is fearless. She frankly discusses the truths she discovered and the indignities she suffered. These admissions are disclosed with a touch of resignation and plenty of bite. However painful, everything she experienced was a lesson, and she bravely realized that she was part of the problem: “The fear of being hurt, rejected, or abused often led to me feeling lonely and misunderstood. No one knew the agonizing pain I felt being trapped in my thoughts and anger. I was becoming my biggest threat.” 

The author skillfully recounts her intricate spiritual journey. To deal with her psychic wounds, she searched for an inspirational system. Her open-mindedness led her to the interfaith concept—cherry-picking from various religions and spiritual movements, yoga, and Indigenous beliefs as a way of finding peace. Along with her female partner, she built a therapy practice, making use of every spiritual element that aided her and others. The road was bumpy, and she found that women of color in same-sex relationships were not welcomed everywhere. To do good works—and finally live on her own terms—she effectively overcame bigotry.

An engrossing, cathartic account of empathy and success through determination and confidence.

Pub Date: May 3, 2022   |    ISBN: 978-0-578-38315-6  |   Page Count: 264    | Publisher: From Trauma to Triumph  |   Review Posted Online: June 13, 2022