THE THROAT CHAKRA
Sanskrit Name: Vishuddi
(meaning ‘to perceive‘)
Location: Base of the throat
Color: Bright blue
Element: Akasa (ether)
Function: Creativity, communication, expression, eloquence
Inner State: Intuition, synthesis
Glands: Thyroid gland
Body parts: Throat and neck, arms and hands. It is associated with the brachial or cervical plexus.
Gems and Minerals: Lapis Lazuli, sodalite, blue quartz
Malfunction: Sore throat, swollen glands, colds, thyroid problems, difficulty communicating, emotions caught in the throat
To Awaken and Balance: Sing, chant, hum, breathe consciously.
The challenge of the fifth chakra is to release our fear of communicating and interacting with the world. The natural feeling at the throat chakra is freely vibrating resonance.
The essence power is the ‘word‘. When we are able to release our fears, sense of powerlessness and pride, we are able to speak our truth confidently and courageously.
When we touch our purity at the throat, we touch the power and hear the sound of silence. We can listen. We are heard. We know when to speak and when not to speak. What we say has an uncontested impact.
This chakra is associated with listening to one’s intuition, which guides one in an optimal flow, in which one sees one’s goals manifest, and it seems that the Universe provides all his needs with no effort on his part at all.
This is the first level of consciousness in which one perceives directly another level of intelligence, and experiences one’s interaction with this other intelligence.
Metaphysically, this chakra is related to creativity, creating, manifesting in the physical world the fulfillment of one’s goals. It functions as the crossover between the physical world and the world of Spirit. On the physical level, it corresponds to deep space as the most subtle physical element. Metaphorically, it represents a person’s relationship with his space, the movie that is playing around them. From the point of view of the Spiritual, it represents the matrix on which physical reality manifests.