Open Thy Throat Chakra!

I was getting ready to write this blog post, which is about the Throat Chakra, which is all about communication, speech, and writing. Upon thinking about this I realized that I don’t see myself as a writer *horrified gasp* I mean, I write a lot, I’ve always written a lot, I started my first fantasy novel when I was 13, I’ve written a gazillion fanfics, I write blog posts and work on e-books every single week.

Holy crap, I’m a freakin’ writer.

I may never publish a book (funny fact here, if I did ever publish a book I’d want it to be a romance novel :P) but I am still a writer and I love it. Maybe the reason I haven’t run into writer’s block is because I refused to call myself one, oh noes! Speaking of Writer’s Block, working with the throat chakra is a great way to overcome it.

The throat chakra is located at your throat and represented by the color blue.Physically it governs the thyroid, mouth, teeth, jaw, and the respiratory system. The throat chakra is also where we communicate with others from. In this chakra we hold our self expression, it is where we speak from, dance from, sing from, write from and create art from.

Our truth comes from the throat chakra.

When this chakra is open you can communicate easily and effectively with the people around you, you embrace your inner truth and creativity and you are able to believe in your artistic abilities! People will be able to see you as open, honest, and someone that they can trust. In the aspect of self-love it governs how you talk to yourself, so make sure you’re being nice!

When your throat chakra is blocked you might have a lot of difficulty expressing how you feel. You might feel like your feelings and emotions don’t matter so you won’t often voice them. You might feel like you aren’t “authentic” because you’ll have trouble embracing the core of who you are. You also might lie because lying is easier than speaking about how you truly feel. Not speaking up for yourself when you need to might also be a sign that your chakra is blocked.

On the reverse side your chakra might be over-active, which means you gossip all of the time, you don’t know when to listen, every conversation is about you, and you don’t know that there are times when a little bit of tact to get your point across.

You can unblock and rebalance your chakras with oils, crystals, meditation, reiki, and a few other ways as well.  You can use crystals like turquoise, lapis lazuli, and chrysocolla to embrace the qualities of an open throat chakra. You can hold the stones in your receiving hand (usually the left one) and while breathing deep, let their energy flow through you. You can also lay down and meditate with the crystal placed over your throat or make a necklace that hangs around your throat.
You can also experiment with essential oils like chamomile, which can help you speak your truth, geranium, which helps you express your self and myrrh, which will help you regain a sense of your own voice. You can make these oils into a massage oil and rub it over your throat. You can wear it while meditating or going about your day, you can put it in a bath, add it to candles or diffusers, or put it in spray bottles with water to anoint your space with, especially if you have a workspace where you get your creative thang on!

Are you able to embrace your truth and you inner-self? Do you find it easy or difficult to speak about your feelings?

If you are interested in chakras you can also check out the other posts and relating to the throat chakra, the Voice of Truth worksheet!

  • Sibylle

    You have a way of writing about what's currently going on in my life, Dominee 🙂
    My friend Maria and I have been talking about chakras a lot lately, and while I am a communicator, the throat chakra is also where I have the most challenges (choking up is very familiar to me). She suggested wearing more blue, and that's when I realised that I don't have a lot of blue things at all. I'm in the process of stocking up there! The chamomile has come out too, fortunately I love that plant.
    On the physical plane, yawning hugely helps losening up the throat area. It helps me a lot when I feel the familiar tightening there.
    Much love and blessings!

  • Shell

    You are so writer!! I just brought your Magic of Autumn e- book which I enjoyed!! I'm looking forward to getting the other ones, as well.

    I had a really intense summer with a lot of conflict. What I learned from all of this, the need to speak up more. I've been doing some inner work and it has helped to strengthen my throat chakra in my personal life.

  • Dominee

    Thank you so much Shell! I'm very glad that you are enjoying!
    I've also been working on speaking up more, it's not always easy to do!

  • Dominee

    Hehehe, I think we've just got a soul-sister connection going on! :p
    I never thought of yawning to help open up the throat chakra, that's a wonderful idea! Fun fact about me, whenever I read the word "yawn" I have a tendency to yawn. Writing it too, I've just yawned three or four times, haha!