Thursday correlates with our Throat Chakra. It is cleaning for Chakras this week in celebration of SPRING so we could clear our THROATS. When our Throat Chakra, associated with Self Expression and Communication is cleared and balanced, we are able to listen and communicate well. When we are having trouble expressing ourselves, or having trouble with communication (being unable to say what we want to say to others and/or not truly listening to what we are being told) the throat chakra is clogged and imbalanced.
An imbalance will first resonate as a tingle, ache or sensitivity in the throat region. (Stemming from the base of the neck to the ears)
Clearing the throat chakra involves learning to let go and trusting your inner voice. Not a small task for a lot of us! As with the other Chakras we have to start by sweeping out the muddy negative emotions that have been tracked in by who knows what all?! Those dusty particles of guilt, hurt and resentment foul up the smooth blue whirling vortex of energy that vibrates our throat, neck, thyroid gland, jaw, mouth and tongue that connect to our heart, thymus gland, vocal chords and mind.
Dusting away, then shaking out negative emotions, can work wonders to restore energy balance in the throat chakra. Sometimes a good cry can also help alleviate a blockage of the fifth chakra.
Practicing mindful speech, action, and deeds can help you maintain throat chakra balance. For example, talk openly and honestly with others on a regular basis.
Meditating on and incorporating the throat chakra’s color, blue, into your life can also calm emotional upheaval. For instance, introduce blue-colored flowers or decor to your home environment.
“…I feel very strongly there is an intelligence at work in every flower, in every blade of grass, in every cell of my body.” ~ Eckart Tolle With their simple presence, flowers have a mystical way of raising our spirits as well as the vibrational energy of any room.
Blue flowers have not only the color but also the essence that vibrationally corresponds with our throat chakra. Meditating upon a particular flower, therefore, can help us open and align our Throat Chakra. Place the flowers in a pot or vase where you can see them often. You can also use a photo or painting of that flower. As you gaze upon the flower, ponder the qualities you’d like to develop.
The throat chakra carries the energies of verbal expression and speaking our highest truth. Vibrating in a light blue, it is represented by hyacinths, Texas Bluebonnets (Lupines), Delphiniums (Larkspur) and morning glories. If you are feeling a block in communication with a partner or feel that you are not being heard, bring one of these beautiful blue flowers into your home and meditate on the value of expressing your highest truth. ~Traci Pedersen
Delphiniums from Pinterest Texas Bluebonnets (Lupines)
SOUNDS: Search for Meditation Music for healing the Throat Chakra. One I found was Heal Thyself-Throat Chakra Healing Music by Meditative Mind-Meditative Music
CRYSTALS: Lapis Lazuli can remind us of the power of the spoken word and is reportedly one of the best stones to use when opening and balancing the Throat Chakra as it helps to foster full verbal expression, and clears problems caused by “swallowing your tongue” or ‘frogs’. Lapis encourages clear, truthful expression when sharing information with others, including an easier voicing/communication of anger. Be sure to give the crystals your intention to clear your throat chakra
AFFIRMATION: ” I am clearing my throat chakra to communicate clearly and compassionately.”
AROMAS: Thyme, Roman Chamomile and or Clary Sage. I mixed these three in blue votive candles for Thursdays.
MEDITATION: To begin meditation Open the Throat Chakra by crossing your fingers on the inside of your hands, without the thumbs. Let the thumbs touch at the tops, and pull them slightly up. Concentrate on the Throat chakra at the base of the throat.
Chant the sound HAM.
YOGA: Fish Pose (Matsyasana) The lesson of the fifth chakra involves developing the ability to clearly communicate with yourself and others. Often we don’t say what we mean or mean what we say because we’re distracted by unnecessary layers that don’t allow us to embrace our authentic Selves–think of it as your ego tromping mud around your clubhouse.
Fish Pose deals with opening the throat and spine in a way that can feel oddly vulnerable until you find your own expression. The same applies to communicating honestly with yourself and others. In the beginning it can be uncomfortable until you find your own genuine voice. Then, it is liberating.
Affirmation: I communicate clearly and compassionately.
SEE YA’LL LATER
KEEP those muddy negative thoughts out of your cleaned up shining throat chakra. Shoo them away–“NO NEGATIVITY ALLOWED” in your Chakra Clubhouse. Chase them away with your broom; your tunes; your strong voice!