Chakra 5 – The Throat
Location: Central Base of Neck
Influence: Throat, mouth, thyroid, trachea neck, vertebrae, teeth, gums, jaw, esophagus,
Associative Color: Sky Blue or Turquoise
Central Focus: Expression of power and creativity through, sound, communication,
choice, honor, truth, lies, secrets, gossip.
The mind/body connection meets at the neck in the fifth chakra. The body functions principally through unconscious patterns while the mind wants to understand. As a result, the merging of the body with the mind finds it’s voice in the throat chakra; because sound is rhythmic vibration, the body’s energy patterns, along with our voice are our living expressions.
Life is rhythmic , it is a state of synchronized vibrational patterns. Being in tune with the ebb and flow of life’s rhythm helps us to maintain an inner balance. Congruence of the body/mind reflects a state of vitality. However incongruence of the body/mind we have feelings of isolation and we are unable to expand, respond or receive.
Creativity is an expression of the spirit within us and the power of choice sends our creative forces into the world. Understanding how our choices have energetic impact and karmic consequences is our personal responsibility.
Words have power; they carry energetic charge which is sent into the world and to others around us, therefore we must ask ourselves, do we speak with loving words or do we speak using words as weapons.
Individuation is discovery and expression of self. As this maturation process evolves we bring clear intent and value to our self-expression and it is here that we develop our voice and our personal integrity, separating from tribal law (first chakra); self-acceptance (fourth chakra) enables us to see what is true for us.
Secrets and lies are disharmonies with life and with our bodies. Withholding truth and speaking lies suspends the flow of energy to the sixth chakra of perception. Illusion becomes our “truth” and restricts our ability to self-express harmoniously.
When the fifth chakra is blocked we have difficulty expressing what we feel, our voice tone is weak, we can be prone to sore throats or coughs and/or struggle to make personal choices. If excessive, the voice is loud or the person may habitually interrupt or dominate conversation as well as be inclined to gossiping.
Although no single chakra is more or less important than another, if we cannot find and express our voices with conscious awareness we cannot bring forth transformation in our lives and in turn for the world around us.
And then a scholar said, Speak of Talking.
And he answered, saying:
You talk when you cease to be a peace with your thoughts;
And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude
of your heart you live in your lips,
and sound is a diversion and a pastime.
And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered.
For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may
indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.
There are those among you who seek the talkative through
fear of being alone.
The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked
selves and they would escape.
And there are those who talk, and without knowledge or
forethought reveal a truth which they themselves do not
And there are those who talk, and without knowledge
of forethought reveal a truth which they themselves
do not understand.
And there are those who have the truth within them,
but they tell it not in words.
In the bosom of such as these the spirit dwells
When you meet your friend on the roadside or in the market place,
let the spirit in you move your lips and direct your tongue.
Let the voice within your voice speak to the ear of his ear;
For his soul will keep the truth of your heart as the taste
of the wine is remembered.
When the colour is forgotten and the vessel is no more.
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