5. Roots – Throat Chakra – Vocal System – Nature’s Archetype
The roots of a tree symbolize the origins of stories that have been told and stored in the subconscious mind. These stories hold the roots of world belief as ancient humans saw trees as benevolent beings that held the secrets of life and death. A trees roots sink deep into the earth from where we begin and return. The association of death and the underworld is long standing. It was seen as a place where the physical body returned to replenish the earth for future generations. Burial rituals honored death as a preparation for rebirth or reincarnation.
Mankind’s fascination with death and rebirth created epic and mythical stories of deities who ruled the Under World, Upper World and Middle World. This laid the foundation for many of today’s beliefs and religions. These fabled stories grew through the ancient tradition of storytelling as epic tales were passed on from one generation to another. Each storyteller added their own voice.
Message: Search for the deeper meaning of the stories you have been told before sharing them with others. Understand the origins of how this story began. Know what feels true to your soul before sharing it with others. As a storyteller, you have the opportunity to heal old stories by telling it in a new way. As you share your stories through the spoken word, you help create a new reality for yourself and future generations.
“Maybe you are searching among branches for what only appears in the roots” – Rumi –
The throat chakra is located in the throat and is connected to the vocal system. This is the place of communication, resonance and truth. It represents the lower world and the storied roots deep within the psyche of mankind. In sacred geometry, it is the fruit of life that reveals the story of time itself. Its element is air and its belief is based in Judaism where the roots of monotheism, the belief in one God, were born. The sound of wind in the trees became associated with the sound of God. These stories were passed on in the oral tradition of storytelling. They gave the story of one God a voice. The throat chakra carries these stories as archetypes held within the collective unconscious. The throat chakra reminds us to use our words and our silence wisely.