"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." - Mark Twain
Your 5th Chakra, known in Sanskrit as Vishuddha, is located at the base of your throat, and holds the energetic mechanisms of communication. When this chakra gets stuck or clogged, we can feel as if there's no opportunity or ability to speak out or be heard - by the world, at our jobs, in our families or relationships. Many of us may feel like we've never been truly listened to or acknowledged for our points of view - ever!
The 5th Chakra also governs listening. If you find yourself making judgements about people before you've heard them out, or if you find your ears "shutting down" when something you hear feels uncomfortable, you may have blocked energy in your 5th Chakra, as well. When our 5th Chakra is balanced, we can practice "compassionate listening," which means giving someone your full attention when they speak (without cellphones or distractions!), and considering our words fully before we reply.
From the physical perspective, the 5th Chakra governs the throat, jaw and neck areas, which includes the thyroid, parathyroid, mouth, teeth, tongue, larynx, trachea, ears, nose and carotid arteries. Energetic blocks in the 5th Chakra can manifest in sore throat, laryngitis, thyroid disorders, gum disease, TMJ and other issues of the surrounding physical areas. Clairaudience, or the psychic ability to hear information from our inner guidance, can also be enhanced by balancing the 5th Chakra.
If you've ever practiced a chanted meditation using the word "Om", for example, you've helped clear and balance your 5th Chakra. Singing and humming also helps clear the 5th Chakra, as well as guided visualization and breath work.
What a different world it would be if we all listened and communicated with clear and open 5th Chakras! We can, however, shift energy by cleaning out our own chakras first - which is always the best place to start. When we clear out blocked energy, we have more freedom to express ourselves fully and authentically.
I've created a new Energy Essentials™ Series Guided Meditation for you called "Your 5th Chakra - Speaking Your Truth". This meditation helps you clear out blocked energy from your 5th chakra so you can create more ability to speak your truth. This will help you communicate what you want for yourself and your life, and shift anything that keeps you from saying what you truly need to say. Click here to take a listen!
If you haven’t yet listened to the prior Energy Essentials™ Series meditations, I recommend taking a moment to listen to them, as they will give you some very useful tools that are helpful when using any of the guided meditations in the series.
Until next time - stay inspired!