Throat Chakra

Throat Chakra

Vishuddha – Etheric Body – Vocal System

The throat chakra is the gatekeeper between the heart and third eye chakras. It holds both love and wisdom as well as stories from this lifetime and the past. Our words create energy in the form of frequency, intention and tone. It is important to use words wisely for every word creates a vibration that ripples throughout the universe. The energy of breath is the primordial essence of creation.

The throat chakra is the place of communication, it holds the roots of our collective stories within the psyche. Here we can heal our stories by knowing and speaking our truth with love.

Throat Chakra – Etheric Body

Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha (especially pure)

Color: Blue.

Bija Mantra: HAM

Body System: Throat – Vocal System.

Goals: Clear communication, creativity, resonance, truth.

Practice: Be true to your word, and see how your words or your silence affects you and the world around you.

Impacts: Lying, being lied too, having to hold too many family secrets. Not being able to tell the truth without fear.

Imbalance: .Shyness, silence, lying, sore throats, stiff neck. Loss of voice, speaking untruths or fear of speaking the truth. Not speaking from the heart.

Archetype: Roots of Tree

Direction: Below.

Perceptual State: Under/Lower World, Subconscious, Past.

Plant Ally: Elderberry for soothing.

Essential Oils: Chamomile, Gardenia, Bergamot, Fir.

Foods: Fruits, especially juicy fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes, apples, pears, cherries, mangos, kiwi, peaches, melons.

Stones & Crystals:  Amazonite, Celestite, Sodalite, Angelite, Aquamarine, Blue Calcite, Turquoise, Azurite, Chrysocolla, Blue Fluorite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Kyanite, Lapis.

Sefirot/Kabbalah: Geburah – Strength, Chesed – Kindness

Sacred Geometry: Fruit of Life.

Platonic Solid: Octahedron.

Element: Air.

Sacred Belief: Soul Stories. Judaism and Kabbalah.

Consciousness: Collective Unconscious.

Message: Are we speaking truthfully, do we know our truth?  The throat chakra will help us speak our truth from a place of love, compassion and peaceful power.

“Every spoken word arouses our self-will.” – Johanne Wolfgang von Goethe 

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Tree Roots

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Throat Chakra – Nature’s Archetype – Lower World

The throat chakra is located in the throat and is connected to the vocal system. This is the place of communication, resonance and truth.

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. The throat chakra reminds us to use our words and our silence wisely.

A tree’s 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 we have been told before sharing them with others.Understand the origins of how this story began. Sense what feels true to our soul before sharing it withothers. As a storyteller, we have the opportunity to heal old stories by telling it in a new way. As we shareour stories through the spoken word, we create a new reality for ourself and future generations.

“Maybe you are searching among branches for what only appears in the roots”  – Rumi 

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Fruit of Life

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Throat Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Fruit of Life

The throat chakra tells the ancient stories of time revealed within the Fruit of Life. This fruit bore the wisdom teachings of time for the cultivation of life and agriculture. These insights are revealed in the form of two rings that are added onto the Flower of Life.

The first insight is created with a ring of 18 circles, which equates to an 18-year Saros cycle that predicts lunar and solar eclipses. By adding these 18 circles to the 19 in the Flower of Life, a matrix of 37 total circles is formed. These 37 circles represent the 36 weeks, or 9 months of pregnancy, needed to create the “one”. As the one emerges from the watery lunar world of the womb into the solar world of air, the breath of life awakens the infant’s consciousness.

The second insight is revealed by adding a ring of 24 circles to the 36 circles rotating around the central one. This divine order gave birth to 24 hours in one day, 60 minutes in one hour and 60 seconds within one minute. This understanding of solar time and cosmic order seeded the fruits for the cultivation of an agrarian lifestyle.

The third insight is found in the pattern formed by the 13 independent circles within the Fruit of Life. Each circle represents a 7-day week, together they form a 13-week cycle. This equates to the number of weeks for each of the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter). These four 13-week seasons equals 52 weeks (364 days) within one solar year. The seasons were honored by tracking the solar equinoxes and solstices each year.

This solar concept of time merged with the lunar concept of months to create a dependable lunisolar calendar that informed farmers when to sow their seeds and when to reap the fruits of their harvest. As agriculture grew men began to associate themselves with the solar world of the sun as the keepers of the “seed”, while women were associated with the lunar world of the moon as keepers of the “mystery”. Eventually this understanding of nature’s rhythm became a powerful tool for controlling growth. Its knowledge was limited to those who ruled as the stories of time and nature were turned into elaborate myths and laws created to disconnect humans from knowing their true nature.

By remembering that we are intertwined with the sun, moon and stars, we empower ourselves to reconnect as one with the cosmos.

Message: It is time to get organized and prepared for change.  Become aware of our surroundings and identify what needs to shift in order to move forward. We are encouraged to share our insights and stories with others as we shift into this new reality.

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato 

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Octahedron

19_Air - Octahedron - Throat

Throat Chakra – Element of Air – Platonic solids 

The octahedron represents the element of air, which is expressed in the throat chakra through our breath and our voice. Breathing is a reciprocal process of receiving and releasing life force energy.

An octahedron is a polygon with eight equal triangular faces. It is made up of two four-sided triangles(pyramids) of equal proportion that meet at the base. These dual pyramids represent cosmic balance.Greek philosophers saw two levels of air. “Aer” is the atmosphere that we breathe, which surrounds ourearth. “Aether” is the air above the clouds associated with the divine sky.

Air is the creative essence of life; breath creates life through vibration. In Chinese philosophy air is chi orbreath, the eternal source of life force energy. In Hindu tradition, Prana is the act of breathing in life. In Christianity, breath in the form of a word was seen as the creation essence of God.

The air we breathe is in fact made up of nitrogen, oxygen, argon and carbon dioxide. Trees are often called the lungs of earth because they breathe in carbon dioxide and release life giving oxygen. Breathing is a reciprocal process as we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.

Becoming mindful of breathing is to be present now.

Message: We are being asked to become more conscious of the air we breathe and how we breathe. Use our breath to exhale any heavy energy and inhale life-giving energy. As we find our inner balance, allow ourself to rest and recharge. We are entering a period of renewed creativity in our life. Be conscious how our words and our voice create our reality.

“Breath is the bridge, which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” -Thich Nhat Hanh 

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Collective Unconscious

Fruit of Life

Throat Chakra – Archetypes – Consciousness

The collective unconscious is held within the shared stories, memories, instincts, and experiences common to all humans.

Carl Jung saw these patterns as archetypes that were manifested through dreams and behaviors. These collective shadows are influenced by ancestral experiences that shaped science, religion and morality. The throat chakra holds the stories of our collective unconscious. These stories were passed on through generations of storytellers. The throat holds the archetypal wounds of man and woman, etched in the shadow of the psyche.

By shedding light on the shadowy stories held within the collective unconscious we see them for what they are. From here we can begin to rewrite the stories and shed light for others to heal. The goal is to awaken the collective unconscious to become conscious of our choices and heal these old stories to create a better world.

Message: It is time for us to reclaim the wisdom that is within us. Look at the old stories of our life and see the wisdom hiding among the fears and gifts. This will help us to speak our truth and share it with others from a place of peaceful power.  Words spoken with love and wisdom are the most powerful gifts we can give to the world.

“The collective unconscious – so far as we can say anything about it at all – appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious” – Carl Jung 

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