Chakra series (5) : The Throat Chakra

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.  ~Mark Twain

The Throat Chakra

Throat Chakra
Colour Association Blue
Sanskit Name Visuddha
Location Throat region
Lesson Relationships–The right to speak. Learning to express oneself and one’s beliefs (truthful expression). Ability to trust. Loyalty. Organization and planning.
Imbalances Thyroid imbalances, swollen glands. Fevers and flu. Infections. Mouth, jaw, tongue, neck and shoulders problems. Hyperactivity. Hormonal disorders such as PMS, mood swings, bloating and menopause.
Throat Stimulants Singing (in the shower), poetry, stamp or art collecting. Meaningful conversations. Blue food & drink. Blue gemstones and blue clothing. Using blue oils such as chamomile or geranium essential oils.

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Being truthful to others is one thing but being truthful to ourselves is quite another. Sometimes I feel like being truthful about “things” is a lot easier than facing our own truths, only because we tend to not like all that there is in ourselves. In the book “Why do good people do Bad things” by Debbie Ford she says that almost all of us wear masks. These masks are born from the need to protect our wounded selves, to mask the hurts and disappointments that have molded us as we grew up, from the expectations from society at large and the perceptions of what we think is.

It’s “easier” I feel to disregard our dualities and instead suppress the “dark half” of ourselves and pretend that we are only one dimensional. It’s “easier” to be accepted if we are “normal” than to indulge in our uniqueness. It’s easier to tell ourselves lies by covering it up with the should’s and the should not’s .

In the end though I feel it just blows up in our faces. When we disregard the wounded part of ourselves and chastise it, it lurks beneath our facades and when it reaches it’s boiling point…the shit hits the fan. When we turn around and face our fears and our hurts, that child in us who is at its worst petulant, throws tantrums when things don’t go its way, craves attention, delights in indulging in that yummy chocolate bar and whatever else we consider a “guilty pleasure” we are learning to be honest with ourselves.

And the truth is that when we embrace that part of us we run away from, acknowledge it and love it, only then can we accept and love ourselves, our whole selves…Otherwise we would be endlessly searching for the someone or some thing to fulfill us. Be it the expensive clothes or that elusive perfect relationship. It’s only when we can learn to love all of ourselves or at the least acknowledge and accept who we are can we be free from expecting fulfillment from the outside.

Being truthful to ourselves is a very brave thing to do. It’s hard. It takes time to get used to it. It may require us to face the truth of some of the situations in our lives. It may need us to re evaluate our whole life. It will definitely entail us to move away from our comfort zone. And yes, it will mean that we need to finally realize and accept the fact that we, and only we are responsible for the things that happen in our lives. ( I don’t mean major disasters and things of that magnitude…though ultimately at the soul level we may have chosen to experience certain things in our life time…but that’s a whole different thing all together)

The major arcana from tarot decks that may or can be related to the Throat Chakra are:

The Hierophant

The Hanged Man

The Sun

Please note that the tarot card illustrations above are from Fiona Beck’s blog and the name of cards are linked to the relevant card posts. Thanks! 🙂

The Throat Chakra: Original

 

The Throat Chakra: Edited with the Photobucket photo editing thingie

6 thoughts on “Chakra series (5) : The Throat Chakra

    1. You know Tom..it’s not just you…it’s me too! In fact sitting in a GP practice 3 days a week, I see SO MANY people with sore throats …yes it could be the season but at times my mind does wonder….

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