Hmmm I talked to a friend of mine the other day, and she specifically asked for a throat chakra blog! So here we go! Of the seven most well-known chakras, the throat chakra can cause the most obvious problems at times, not just for yourself but others will notice as well. Why? Because the throat chakra affects speech and it is one of our most used communication tools.
The constant clearing of your throat, the tickle, the ahem, the difficulty swallowing. Major physical manifestations of blockages in this area. Now the throat chakra like all the other chakras, is an intense energy centre, running at revolutions or turns. Like the other chakras it can be slowed by not saying what you want to say at times, or smothering your voice. This can be at many levels as well.
Probably the best way for me to explain is to describe what I see happening when people communicate, from my point of view, and please bear in mind this is MY point of view, others may see things differently, and it is simply because we are all unique and special in our own ways.
Two people come together, and before they even speak, their thoughts are directed towards speaking to each other. The energy shifts and changes around the throat chakra and the revolutions increase, and the chakra expands. Then the chakra opens and a multiple of energy "tentacles", for want of a better word, reach towards the other person's chakra, which is doing the same. This is an energy connection before the people have even engaged speaking. Ever started a conversation saying exactly the same thing as the other person?? Yep it is the energy connecting in communication first. When we are healthy about what we are trying to communicate to another with honesty, wisdom, understanding and compassion, all of the "tentacles" engage and the exchange is reciprocal. Transference of understanding, respect and emotion are communicated at this level.
Now when we don't want to engage, either because we believe we might be wrong, hurt the other person, or just plain old having a bad day, the "tentacles" we reach out at an energy level are lesser, much lesser, two or three really. We may expend only 3 for instance, and it makes us less honest, less communicative, less reciprocal in our speaking. After years of this limited communication, or use of the throat chakra, we start to cause physical manifestations of the throat. The clearing of the throat, the coughing, the aheming or the predisposition of getting throat infections or coughs and the chakra will spin out of balance, or sluggishly when tested with either a pendulum or "seen" by a person who can view them.
Can you check your own throat chakra? Absolutely, but I think you may already KNOW if you have a problem in this area with your own symptoms. Take a pendulum and hold it in your receiving hand, or dominant hand, focus your energy on your throat chakra and ask the pendulum to spin to show you how the chakra is operating. I did have one lady call me to say it wouldn't move at all. No wonder, she never said what she needed to say and suffered in silence in her overbearing family! Also she had a myriad of throat conditions as well. Can you change it? Of course you can but make sure that you are aware of how you are communicating in the first place.
There can be a multiple of reasons that the throat chakra is clogged really. You could be a communicator at a very basic level, tell people you are happy, sad, annoyed, etc and are able to communicate at an emotional level. Then there is the mental level of communication of the throat chakra. Think of it as a chakra that has chakras within, simply because each of the outreaching "tentacles" are actually small chakras within the main chakra. Each one of these has functions at emotion, mental, relationship with others, and relationship with self, and spirit levels. The chakras are very complex in themselves. Because most of the chakras function on your own energy, you have a tremendous influence on how they function and while you can have a clearing, it is really up to you to monitor your own amazing chakras, after all they are yours.
Now my friend who called me and crackled down the phone with her croaky voice, was asking why she was having such problems. Was it to do with Spiritual level, Physical Level or other reasons. I looked closely at her throat to see her chakra "sparking" meaning that her voice would come and go, she would have difficulty swallowing and feel cluttered up at this level. Normally a sparking chakra would mean that there is an emotional trauma at that level. That the communication has become so congested that the chakra is actually "mis firing" in its communication capacity. When things have become that muddled, there is a need to really invest the time into looking at all the levels of your communication from the chakra outwards into your 7 layers of auric field to find out at what level it is "misfiring". The chakra energy passes outwards towards another in communication through your own seven layers, the first one being physical sensation, which of course where most of the manifesting in the physical is felt.
However, it also passes through relationship with self, rational mind, relationship with others, higher understanding within, spiritual understanding, and the higher mind or higher self energy. If there is a blockage in your layers at these levels as well, this can also cause you to change how you communicate with others as well. Most the information is retained within the chakra itself about how it filters through these auric layers so is relatively easy to clear a blockage. However the older the behaviour in not speaking out, at any of the levels, the more ingrained the blockage can be.
I would recommend taking a look at yourself very objectively at how you communicate, in relationships with children, parents, siblings, and colleagues as these are all areas of our life we get affected by communication at many levels. Inner frustration at ourselves at our inability to communicate can again, cause that tremendous block in the auric layer of relationship with self. How you communicate with yourself is crucially important as it governs also how you communicate with other people. The more you invest into working on self and relationship with self, the easier external communications can become.
Here's a healing technique to help the throat chakra in the meantime regardless. Close your eyes and envisage a large ball of rich blue light, bearing in mind the throat chakra is a blue energy centre. Pour into that blue energy, the coolness and fluidness of water, making the energy ball fluid within the energy. Lift energy and place it into your throat, feel it's coolness soothing hurts, washing away irritation and tickles, harmonising the internal smaller chakras and like liquid through a straw flowing down all of the tubes and reharmonising the flow of energy from the front of your throat through to the back of your throat. Feel the energy being absorbed into your being and releasing all tension, alleviating physical symptoms and soothing your throat like warm honey even within its coolnes. Wait a moment for all the energy to be absorbed into your body.
I feel like saying "Rinse and repeat"! However, take the time to invest sending energy to this vital communication chakra and over the next couple of days and see if it makes a difference in how your physical feelings around your throat are. Let me know I would be delighted to see if it makes a difference for you, it certainly does for me. ♥