In part 6 of this 8-part blog series on the Chakras by Nancy “Samaria” Cardinal, she will share about the throat chakra and its correlation with effective communication when it’s cleared. Late joining this series? Catch up from the beginning with Part 1, or from last week’s part 5!
The throat chakra also commonly known as Vissudha, which means purity or purification in Sanskrit, is light blue or turquoise in colour, and is the first of the spiritual chakras in the commonly known seven chakra system. It is known as the bridge from the heart.
This chakra is located in the throat including the whole neck, upper chest, area around the jaw, mouth, ears, and throughout the collar bones.
The throat chakra which is the centre of communication, will, and integrity, is known by many names including the following:
- Truth Chakra
- Communication Chakra
- Blue Chakra
This chakra governs communication. Communication with ourselves and others in the form of:
- creativity (like the Sacral Chakra) in self-expression such as music, singing, writing
We generally are in this chakra from the ages of 33 to 42 and this is where and when we begin to speak and find our truth, love, and learn Satya. Satya is a Sanskrit word which translated means truthfulness in one’s thought, speech, and actions.
Vissudha is governed by the element of ether which is where everything is contained and at the same time nothing exists. From the ether, the void, everything was created out of pure vibration, which is represented by the sound OM, or AUM. In many different philosophies and religions, the universe and everything in it derives from sound. Even if you look at the Christian religion. God said ‘let there be light’. Then everything was created. But before the light, God spoke, those spoken words were a vibration where the creation of the light and everything else came from.
Through Vissudha we start learning to understand the realm of the mind through vibration, visualization, intuition and thought. Our internal vibration in us is expressed by the use of words, symbols, gestures, and expressions. Through our use of communication, we start to understand the concept that one thing can represent something else. This chakra is also the place where clairaudience starts to develop in an individual. Clairaudience is known as the power to hear sounds that exist beyond our ordinary realm, such as hearing Spirit or voices of the dead.
- Positive – The Communicator
- Negative – The Silent Child
- Blue chamomile
- Ylang ylang
- Blue agate
- Blue topaz
- Yellow topaz
- Gem Silica
When this blue chakra is blocked or depleted, it shows up as a weak and timid voice in an individual. If this chakra is too energized or overloaded it may show up in an individual being loud and overpowering.
When I started studying the chakras, the throat chakra proved very difficult for me. When I started to play music and listen to the meditation for Vissudha I started to feel very, very uncomfortable. My thoughts and feelings were telling me to run, run away as fast as I and as far as I could from where I was in my living room. I would leave the living room then make myself come back each time. I had a hard time concentrating, as I kept thinking about all the things I needed to do that day. About five minutes into my throat chakra journey I fell to my knees on the floor and I started crying uncontrollably. I cried as I had never cried before and with the tears memories came flooding back to me. Memories of being told to shut up and be quiet as a young child. Memories that lasted years and years of my life. But, as I continued to work on Vissudha I found my voice, my truth, and myself.
The following affirmations and pursuits help to keep the Throat Chakra balanced:
- I am the truthful
- I speak my truth
- I am at peace
- I have integrity
- Wearing blue
- Eating blue foods
- Shoulder and/or neck massage
- Recite mantras, chant OM or AUM
- Talk and/or listen to a friend
We live in a world where communication is so important. We no longer communicate with just one person or persons. Our communication transcends communities and because of the internet we now communicate on a global scale. With the advent of space travel and our telescopes, we now even send our messages into outer space. Communication in our vast communities is of ultimate importance at this specific moment in time as a species. When the world can truly begin to communicate as one entity and heal, we will begin the process of being world changers. Are you in?
– Nancy “Samaria” Cardinal