Three things cannot be long hidden. The sun, the moon and the truth. – Buddha
As a Reiki Practitioner, I work with the energy fields in our body called Chakras. Each chakra has an area in our body that we increase in energy or deplete, depending on how we think, speak, and act in life.
The Throat Chakra is linked to our personal integrity and sense of honour. When we say what we mean and stand by our word, we influence the way people and the world perceive us.
The throat is our outlet for communication, speaking the truth, assertiveness, connecting to our creative energy and our vitality. When this chakra is blocked or low in energy we can feel tired, lethargic, have problems with our thyroid, throat or voice. Nearly all dysfunctional emotional issues are suppressed in the throat.
Growing up I often had trouble with my throat and tonsils and at times was scared to say what I wanted or felt. This extended into Adulthood, where I avoided conflict and found it difficult to express my truth with those around me. Suppressing these vital feelings was never good for my health or connecting me to my true-self.
Overtime letting go of old beliefs and healing, I was able to speak my truth and began to trust I could say what I needed in life. We are all perfectly unique and while you may not have any problems in this area, we all have an area that needs work and healing always leads us into our highest potential.
Where in my life do I suppress saying what I need?
Speaking with honesty takes courage, where can I step out and stand strong in my truth?
Where can I communicate more clearly with others so they understand who I am?
How can I express my truth creatively?
Where do I deny or lie about who I am?
Questioning our style of communication and developing a wholesome relationship with the truth is the beginning of healing our throat chakra and opens this area to receive vital energy and healing.
Some ways we can help open this chakra are:
Allowing our feelings to be shared deeply when we are hurt or angry.
Create activities that can express who we are, through writing, art, drawing, dancing and singing and giving freely.
Saying “no” when we need to and saying “yes” when we want to.
Speaking the truth and affirming our true nature.
Living our truth connects us to our higher-self which guides us to live fully and communicate more deeply.
“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also” – Carl Jung