33. Judaism – Throat Chakra – Throat Area
The throat chakra is directly connected to Judaism. It was the voice of God who spoke to Abraham asking him to cast away all others Gods and believe in only one true God. Through the children of Abraham, the stories of one God were passed on in the oral tradition thus creating Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Jewish people are seen as direct descendents of Isaac, the son of Abraham and Sarah. God also spoke to Moses asking him to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt to the Promised Land. The voice of God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and instructions to build the Ark of the Covenant and the Menorah.
David, a Hebrew warrior, declared himself the first King of Israel. King David established Jerusalem as his capitol. His son, King Solomon, built Solomon’s Temple in 950 BCE. In 450 BCE, the Sanhedrin, Men of Great Assembly, were pressured by the Persians to write their oral stories onto paper. The first five books are called the Torah. Genesis is the first book in the Torah. In Genesis 3:1 “God said, let there be light, and there was light.” Throughout Genesis it is the voice of God that creates the heavens and earth. It is the breath of God that gives man life. The voice of God also casts Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden. Judaism is an ancient and mystical belief based in the oral tradition of storytelling inspired by the voice and breath of one God.
Message: It is time to tell your story and speak your truth. Whatever has been preventing you from sharing the wisdom you hold is now releasing. Just as the serpent sheds its skin, you must shed your fear. Remember the person within you that desires to be heard. It is time to speak up and make your dreams known. Your opinion matters; share it.
“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – The Talmud
The Star of David begins with the legend that this star was on King David’s shield. The top triangle strives upward, toward God, while the lower triangle strives downward, toward earth. A ring of menorahs, seven branched oil lamps symbolic of the Tree of Life, surrounds the Star of David. The setting is at night in honor of of the Jewish calendar, which is lunar. The crescent moon signals the beginning of a new month and a Jewish day begins at Sunset.