Hi, folks! So, how was August? How did Mercury Retrograde go for you? Well, yesterday, the “energetic leftovers” from mercury retrograde ceased to affect us, yay!! No more Mercury (till December…) If you are a bit lost about this whole mercury thing, just check out this post right here to know more about it. We are not talking about Mercury, right? So, let’s go to today’s topic, the throat chakra. We recently took a read over the root chakra as well as most of the other chakras in earlier posts (you can find you can find the links to the root chakra entry.) After this one, we only have the navel chakra left to complete the main seven chakra system that every living creature has (even this planet as a whole.) However, let’s give the spot light to the throat chakra!
So, the throat chakra is the foundation of our ability to (properly) communicate, something that ceases to happen with a blocked throat chakra. At a physical level, a healthy throat chakra will benefit your entire respiratory system, especially regarding immunity at your nose and mouth, where most unwelcome agents are blocked or destroyed. However, as I write this line (and erase many others) I feel like the best is to point out the benefits of an open throat chakra:
- Communication. In today’s world, we live under constant social pressure for multiple reasons (no need to get into that!) We all say, symbolically speaking, “The Jungle of the Big City.” Moreover, I am pretty sure that some random gazelle (while being chased by a lion) would be happier to be in his/her own (despite about to be eaten) jungle than ours… Well, jokes aside, humanity as a whole feels superior above the rest of the creatures of our planet. Technically, this is to thanks to our ability to communicate with reason and awareness, while animals only go by instinct. Well, I have to say I do not support this claim, but it is what science claims… Standing on two feet helps as well, but communication is the basis of our “beautiful” human civilization… Anyway, communication is fueled by the throat chakra. People who have a healthy throat chakra will be able to be a good speaker. Someone who knows when to listen, someone who knows how to express what he or she feels (in a case of a relationship.) Alternatively, just using the right words at the right time. It is important to learn to be more open, especially in emotional relationships, as ironically, it is in romantic relationships where people express their feelings the least (pun intended.) Here, we also get the heart chakra involved, but you can read more about that here. The point is, speak up, express yourself, learn to listen and you will start to expand and grow your throat chakra, enlarging its benefits as well.
- Eloquence. There is much fuzz around eloquence, used for both good intentions and bad intentions. Our society is “in a little bit of trouble,” thanks to massive eloquences that move the masses. Okay, okay, eloquence is not the only “ingredient” here, there is much more, but definitely, eloquence has to do. Fluency comes with an open throat chakra. Sure, your brain/mind has a paper here too, but eloquence is a tricky weapon to use, and poorly used, it can backfire. You need eloquence to survive in this society, period. Especially, if you belong to the “jungle,” I was talking before. If you are in corporate, sales, call centers, etc… it is all based on eloquence and communication. Maybe someone who is much lazier than you get promoted before you. It could be many things, and you could conspire for hours, but corruption and karmic issues aside, normally is the eloquence that gets you up there (especially if you do a good job.) It is an essential tool to compete if you are in that world. Maybe you are in a different situation where you do not need to use your eloquence. If you are self-employed and following your passion, you will not need so much “eloquence” (unless it touches corporate) but it will serve you as an excellent tool for an improved self-expression and be able to connect better with others. Eloquence is not a gift; eloquence is available to everybody. Eloquence needs to be worked out to expand it, developing it will help your throat chakra, which reciprocally, will grow your eloquence… You will connect better with everybody, and you will bring benefits to your life if you have real eloquence. Work it out!
- More “speaking power.” When the throat chakra expands, it vibrates at a higher frequency, we all know that. Moreover, what happens with higher frequencies, we hear them better (pun intended again.) It does not matter if you have a thunderous voice (or if you speak loud), or the actual sound of it… Okay, if you have a more of a deep voice with a lower volume, you will not be heard at a noisy party, you will have to raise your voice, but I refer to standard settings. Public speakers, for example, have massively expanded throat chakras, this is why they draw so much attention. Sure they speak loud… I guess it is what it takes for a whole stadium to hear the public speaker… Of course, besides, the help from of some electronics and the passion of such speaker.) In meetings, groups of friends in a relaxed setting, etc… regardless of the tone of the voice of someone with an open throat chakra, will always draw more attention and end up speaking more. So, if you work your throat chakra, you will also be heard “louder” and better!
- Knowing when to listen. Also, while telling you to shush after what you have been reading seems a paradox, it is not. Talking all the time is a sign of an overactive throat chakra. So over-active throat chakra could result due to other chakra being under-active or blocked (especially the two closest ones, third eye, and heart.) No one likes when in a group, a person is talking non-stop, right? Working on your other chakras is recommended to help your throat chakra not to be “too open.” Moreover, this is just to shush! Learn to listen. Other active and healthy throat chakras (aka other people) might have something interesting (even for you) to say!
These just to name the most important ones and avoiding some redundancy. I want to mention a major thing though. Expanding the throat chakra does not mean head to an over-active estate (even though I recommend you try to keep your chakras balanced the most.) If you expand your throat chakra (as any other chakra) healthily, it will continually grow, but will not become over-active (imagine you are driving a small road, you have a minimum and maximum speed, you now enter the freeway, those limits have changed, haven’t them ;).) The same when expanding chakras (but always with a faster-freeway to enter). Same way you can “enter” you can exit. So make sure to keep a healthy balance. Being honest opens your throat chakra as well. There is a bija mantra for each of the chakras; I will share them all so, what comes next does not sound like a joke… These are:
So yeah, you can chant any of these belonging to each of the chakras to put them on a balanced level. So, to expand your throat chakra, you should chant “Ham” repeatedly. (Too bad this joke only works in English!). When you chant “HAM” to balance your throat chakra, do it very slowly and with a very long a “Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam.” Slowly start to release air as you keeping saying “AAAA.”)) Make sure you reach to the “mmmm” when you are about 25% of air left in your lungs. Feel how the mmmm vibrates through your entire throat. You can also visualize the color of blue and how it flows through your throat. How you breathe it, in and out. You can do this mantra for 5-10 minutes. Your throat chakra will be very happy. Keep it happy with everything I mentioned above. As I write this, I might create, if you guys ask me to, a guided meditations with me, chanting these (all seven chakras), plus some added theta brain waves and the sound frequency for each of the chakras. So of course, since ThankYou-ThankYou guided meditation, they are all enhanced now. So (if the frequencies mix well) it will also be coming with this future meditation!
Well wow, when you get to talk about a chakra… it can go profoundly. So, we have the navel chakra left to work with, but let’s give the chakras a rest for a few weeks 🙂 Let’s see what comes up for next week. See you then! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Much Love & Light.
Lots of blessings and abundance your way!