The Throat Chakra governs your ability to creatively express yourself through pure communication. When it is balanced you will find it easy to communicate what you want, how you view life and the vision you have to live an abundant life. When the Throat Chakra is in balance it is much easier to speak what you want into creation. Meaning that manifesting is directly tied to how you use your Throat Chakra. The more clearly you “speak” what you want, the easier it will be to call it in.
IMBALANCES IN THE THROAT CHAKRA
When there are imbalances in the Throat Chakra you may notice that you have trouble making decisions, expressing yourself or holding onto the belief that you won’t get what you want from life. Imbalances can also lead to behaviors such as gossiping or emotional congestion that draw you further away from speaking your truth.
Fear of Speaking Your Truth:
This is probably the most common of the Throat Chakra issues and it can develop very early in life. When we feel safe using our voice to hold space in the world, we speak with confidence and are not concerned if other’s don’t agree. However, if you grew up in a household that didn’t feel safe to speak up/disagree OR if your family valued silence above anything then this Chakra could be impacted. Growing up in home that had strict rules for how people should behave tends to put a lid on how comfortable you feel voicing your opinion. This could range from growing up in a religious family that didn’t share your personal views, an emotionally strict family that valued rationality over emotions, or even a home where you were only allowed to be seen and not heard. What tends to happen is that very early in life you decide what is SAFE to say in order to avoid punishment or criticism. Think of it like wearing a mask from the time you are little so that you fit in and feel safe. As you get older, you typically keep up this way of using your Throat Chakra because you start to lose what YOUR truth actually is. It gets buried under years of conditioning. One of the harshest things imposed upon us is the silencing of our voice. When your voice is silenced you start to believe that you aren’t worthy of showing up in the world and being heard, that your opinion isn’t valued and you feel that your ability to choose the life you want is being taken from you. Sometimes this is done intentionally to silence people, because living your life on your terms triggers fears in others who don’t feel strong enough to do the same.
The Throat Chakra is vital when it comes to Manifesting! Think about the connection between being able to state what you want and how the universe perceives that. When you speak from a place of conviction you are creating a vibrational match with the thing you want to call in. Stating it clearly and with conviction is the equivalent of telling the Universe that you intend for this thing to happen because you resonate so deeply with it. You also get the added impact of having the actual vibrations of the words you speak becoming part of the catalyst. This doesn’t mean that you have to tell everyone, in fact not everyone needs to hear your truth, but it means that simply being able to voice to yourself what you actually want from life is POWERFUL.
Clearing the Throat Chakra:
One of the best ways to start clearing this chakra is to look at what beliefs about yourself and your life that you hold that aren’t in alignment with who you are… and then start shifting them. Making changes and speaking up for what you actually feel aligned with will move the energy. Sometimes you may not know exactly what your opinion or viewpoint is and it’s OK to say that too! Not having an opinion because you are weighing options is completely normal! The Throat Chakra holds many beliefs that we created around what other people thought of us or expected of us. It also holds ALOT of emotion from other people… it basically acts like a sponge for communicating what other’s want us to say!
Start noticing when your throat gets tight… is it around certain people, situations or experiences? These are signs that something is not in alignment so dig in and see what it is. The Throat Chakra is a vibrational tool so singing and toning are it’s Love Language! The more singing or chanting you can do the better. It will help to unblock stuck energy.