The Throat Chakra is the power centre of wisdom. It is also the seat of the intellect. This chakra is our communication centre, and thus our throat, mouth and ears are governed by the 7th major chakra of our body.

When we learn we either learn to gain knowledge or to unlearn intellectual garbage. Thus, knowledge can function to help us evolve spiritually and intellectually dependent on how we use the knowledge.

Knowledge for intellectual stimulation tends to fill us with the pride of ‘knowing it all’. WE display all that is learnt to show ourselves in the light of superiority. We develop concepts that sway our judgements, biases, nurture our prejudices. We relate these in black and white; all other shades and tones seem to disappear. Our viewpoint precedes the possibility of others’ perceptions. This is knowledge of the intellect.

However, knowledge gained to release the chains of bondage is what helps us unlearn the limited aspects of concepts, and embrace a wider angle of perspectives. We see and communicate understanding all possible perspectives. There are know judges, but compassionate, understanding communications.

communicating effectively.

We don’t just listen Guilt and regret are the poisons of the throat chakra that feed the intellect with superiority or inferiority complexes. When we overcome the two we listen effectively, which the foundation of to ourselves – our concepts, judgements, prejudices; instead we are open to listening through observation and acceptance. We know that knowledge in the books is not enough, it is experience that brings us wisdom.

We communicate wisely when our throat chakra is healed and balanced.

Another name for Shiva is Neelkanth – ‘The One with a Blue Throat’. What does this signify? In order to save The Universe, Shiva drank poison. He wrapped a snake around his throat so that the poison will not penetrate into the rest of the body. This poison is the metaphor for anger, rage, guilt regret, etc. The symbol of Neelkanth represents our need to prevent the toxic emotions from penetrating into our being, and find ways to throw it out of our system through healing, immersing ourselves in wisdom and knowledge. Communicating kind words and wisdom to heal others.

The more knowledge you share compassionately, the more you evolve. Listen to the space between the words, observe ones body language to know their wounds; and then let them know your feelings. Help them through kind words spoken from a healed and balanced throat chakra.

The Throat Chakra also relates to The Truth and reality. Your Truth – your story and what you see, experience, feel. The courage to speak your Truth and accept the Truth of another.

The throat chakra is related to:

Symptoms of Blocked and Unbalanced Throat Chakra:

Over-active Throat Chakra

  • Talking too much or inappropriately
  • Gossiping
  • Stuttering
  • Difficulty being silent
  • Excessive loudness
  • Inability to contain (keep confidences, etc)
  • Judgements
  • Prejudices
  • Superiority complex

Under-active Throat Chakra

  • Difficulty putting things in words
  • Fear of speaking
  • Speaking with a small, weak voice
  • Secretiveness
  • Excessive shyness
  • Guilt, regret, shame, inferiority complex
  • Biases
  • Tone deafness

Healing and Balancing the Throat Chakra:

To heal and balance your Throat Chakra, you could wear or place the following crystals in your personal or professional space. Meditating with crystals and using the aroma elevates the intensity of healing and balancing the Throat Chakra.

Blue  Azurite, Blue calcite, Blue Aventurine, Sodalite, Lapiz Lazuli, Blue Kyanite, Blue Sapphire, Blue Tourmaline, Blue Lace Agate, HowliteBlue Chamomile, Sage, Lemongrass, HyssopMichael  Krishna  Hum“I am aware of the Universal Truth.”   “I speak my Truth courageously.”   “I release guilt and regret, here and now.”