How easy do you find it to express yourself clearly or to speak your truth? Many of us find it quite a challenge. We may find ourselves feeling shy, intimidated and tongue-tied with certain people or fear hurting or upsetting people close to us if we actually say how we feel.
At Soul Healing Studio, it is quite common for us to work with clients whose Throat Chakra (Vishuddha in Sanskrit) is blocked or out of alignment. This can be a result of feeling shut down by others, unable to communicate and express feelings, thoughts and ideas clearly and confidently. This chakra can also become unbalanced if we are constantly telling ourselves we’re not good enough or berating ourselves for not speaking up and therefore not feeling heard.
This lack of confidence and inability to speak up maybe something that we carry from childhood and can become a real burden if we travel through life feeling unheard and invalidated, leading to frustration and resentment.
Vishuddha translates to ‘Pure’. When the Throat Chakra is balanced, we have the ability to express our purest, innermost selves clearly and effectively, without fear of judgement. We are able to stand up for ourselves but also instinctively know how to speak appropriately, at the right time, understanding the difference between honesty and cruelty. We also have a healthy internal dialogue and find a good balance between communicating and listening.
Someone whose Throat Chakra is out of alignment may feel too insecure or shy to speak up or, on the other hand, may talk excessively, gossip and want to dominate conversations. A blocked or unbalanced Throat Chakra may also manifest as physical problems such as a sore throat, stiff neck and shoulders, thyroid problems or mouth and sinus issues.
Meditation, sound and energy healing can all assist to unblock and clear the Throat Chakra. Blue crystals such as Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Aquamarine can be worn around the neck or carried in a pocket. Spearmint, Bergamot and Sandalwood essential oils are helpful. Singing is also a great way to help shift stagnant energy.
If there’s something that you’re finding just too difficult to express or talk about, you might find it useful to write it down and read it out loud to yourself, using your voice to clear it from the Throat Chakra.
If we feel happy and able to bring our personal truth into the world through our voice, from our heart, it doesn’t just benefit us; it makes a difference to the world and encourages others to do the same. We all have a story to tell.