I love to speak and have lots of words all times of day. My husband likes to joke that my allotment of words for the day and his are about 40,000 different. This is not entirely inaccurate. I have always enjoyed speaking. I haven’t always been able to easily speak my truth. Being a people pleaser and intuitive at the same time, I would carefully chose my words and HAVE to deliver them perfectly. As you can imagine, this is tiring!
Speaking truth without concern is one half the energy in a balanced throat Chakra. When I began to work with my Throat Chakra (about 5 years ago), I started with the Mantra “I speak my truth without fear”. I learned to hum in my throat to get the energy in my throat to move. I visualized the deep blue within my throat expanding and flowing out. It unlocked for me a way to speak that didn’t require being pleasing all the time. I was able to allow my vision and heart into my words. My ability as an intuitive expanded as I allowed myself to be a pure conduit. When I was with friends, I began to ask for help and receive support. By speaking my truth without fear. I was feeling a lot of freedom.
But… I was only focused on speaking. The Throat Chakra is about communication – which is one part speaking and one part listening. I had opened up my willingness to tell the truth and now I wanted to tell it all the time. Sometimes I found myself inpatient to share my insight, truth or thoughts. So I created a new mantra. “I listen openly.” I practiced breathing and opening myself up when others spoke. I took the time when people spoke to be fully present with them. I could feel the ebb and flow of speaking truth and listening fully.
The results of healing my Throat Chakra could be a very long story. Let me give you 4 simple yet profound shifts I experienced over the last 5 years:
- Access to my truth – speaking my truth doesn’t mean telling everyone my opinion, thoughts or feelings. It really was about me knowing my truth and being willing to share it.This didn’t mean I had to at every opportunity.
- Being silent – I thought that opening my throat chakra would mean I talked more than I already did. Inside that energy of truth within and the willingness to share it, I cultivated the ability to be quiet sometimes. It made a huge difference with my hubby and other close friends in my life. Sometimes those we love need NO WORDS.
- Listening deeply – I realized that I had the habit of formulating a response while someone was speaking to me. Balancing the energy of this habit brought up hurt from childhood about being “shushed”. I had to speak up quickly or the opportunity to share would be gone. With a combo of journaling, essential oils, crystals and energy work, I was able to heal that. My psychic ability to listen got BIG.
- Being vulnerable – vulnerability invites vulnerability. Sometimes I would be waiting for someone else to be more open, so I just went first. I could share my truth and be a safe space for someone else to share theirs.
Imagine what being able to speak your truth and listen more deeply could create in your life. Give it a try and share how it works.