About the Throat Chakra - Vishuddha
The Throat Chakra is located in the neck, its color is sky blue, its element is the Aether, and it rules our sense of hearing. The Throat Chakra is the center of communication, self-expression, and creativity. Its highest function is listening to our Highest Self and communicating our Truth to others, expressing our True Selves honestly and openly. This chakra urges us to find our True Self, communicate it through our creativity, and use the creative force of our higher emotions to move our consciousness into the higher dimensions. And just as we need to learn to listen to our Higher Self, we must also learn to listen to others. Through the Throat Chakra, we learn how to direct and express our creative force in all areas of our life, manifesting what we desire through our Word.
When the Throat Chakra is clear and in balance, we are good communicators, speaking honestly and from the heart, as well as being good listeners. We are able to ask for what we want/need from others. We are able to express ourselves uniquely and creatively. Our relationships are based on truthful communication and true intimacy. The God/Goddess in you connects with the God/Goddess in others.
When the Throat Chakra is unbalanced by excessive energy, we may be too talkative, demanding, speak too loud, and be less than truthful. When the Throat Chakra is blocked, we may be timid and shy, unable to express ourselves and unable to ask for what we need. We may believe that we are not creative and we may seem boring or bored to others. We may feel uninspired and disconnected from Spirit. Because we may not be able to express ourselves and ask for what we need, we may feel very frustrated and powerless.
In addition to the chakra clearing and balancing meditation, there are several ways that you can focus your energy and intention on balancing and clearing the Throat Chakra. Carry or wear turquoise, blue topaz, aquamarine, or chalcedony gemstones. Begin a meditation practice so that you can learn to still the mind so that you can hear and connect with your Higher Self and your guides. Use mantras. Spend time singing, chanting, or toning. Find ways to express yourself creatively, in whatever way you feel called. Intend to truly listen to yourself and others, and to only speak your Truth. It is the ability to go inside to connect with our inner guidance before we communicate with another that creates true intimacy because it is based on our deepest inner truth.