5. Throat

Throat Chakra

26. Throat Chakra – Vocal System – Energy Center

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.

Basic information about the Throat Chakra

Color: Blue.

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.

Malfunction: Losing your voice due to untruths or fear of speaking the truth. Not speaking from the heart.

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

Symptoms of Imbalance: Shyness, silence, lying, sore throats, stiff neck.

Plant Ally: Elderberry for soothing.

Essential Oils: Chamomile, Gardenia, Bergamot, Spruce.

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.

Archetype: Roots of Tree.

Sacred Geometry: Fruit of Life.

Platonic Solid: Octahedron.

Element: Air.

Sacred Belief: Judaism and Kabbalah. (Our soul stories.)

Consciousness: Collective Unconscious.

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

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

 

12. Roots

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5. Roots – Throat Chakra – Vocal System – Nature’s Archetype

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 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 

 

19. Fruit of Life

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12. Fruit of Life – Throat Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The Fruit of Life is the culmination of growth that provides the “gift or fruit” born through sacred order. This sense of order was defined by human observation of the cosmos. Its core is the central, unifying “one”, the sun as the Container of Life. It holds the Seed of Life representing the six planets in our solar system and the Flower of Life that symbolizes the twelve aspects of the Zodiac seen in the stars. Together they represent cosmic order from which the Fruit of Life is born.

Two “rounds” of 18 and 24 circles are added onto the Flower of Life to form an interlocking symbol of sixty-one total circles that creates the Fruit of Life.

The first “round” of 18 circles represents a Saros, which is an 18-year, lunar or solar, eclipse cycle. Lunar and solar eclipses mirror each other every nine years in the exact location, this is called a Sar or half of a Saros. By adding these 18 circles to the 19 circles in the Flower of Life a total of 37 circles appear. When combined, the central circle becomes the “central one,” therefore 36 circles revolve around the central “Sun”. The 36 weeks in a solar year equates to nine months, the approximate time for human life to gestate. The “Sun” can now be seen as the “Child”.

The second round of 24 circles represents a 24-hour day. When you combine both rounds with the flower of life you have 60 total circles (1)+(6+12+18+24=60) rotating around the central “one” represents the 60 minutes in one hour or 60 seconds within one minute. The actual “Fruit of Life” pattern is revealed in the 13 independent circles. These 13 circles represent each of the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) within a 52-week solar year (13 x 4 = 52), as well as the 13 moon cycles within a lunar year. The Fruit of Life is symbolic of the life-giving aspects of both the Sun and Moon.

The Fruit of Life honors the organizing principles of creation and the fruits of our labor. Many stories and prophecies have been inspired by the cosmic dance between the Sun, Moon and Earth. One of mankind’s greatest gifts was the creation of calendars and time, which brought order to agriculture.

Message: It is time to get yourself organized and prepared.  Become aware of your surroundings and identify what needs to shift to help you move forward. Share your insights with someone who can help you create this new reality.

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

 

26. Octahedron

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19. Octahedron – Air – Throat Chakra – Platonic Solid 

An octahedron has eight equal triangular faces. It is made up of two four-sided triangles (pyramids) of equal proportion that meet at the base. The dual pyramids represent cosmic balance. The octahedron is symbolic of air. Greek philosophers saw two levels of air. “Aer” is the atmosphere that we breathe, which surrounds our earth. “Aether” is the air above the clouds associated with the divine or sky. Air is the creative essence of life; breath creates life through vibration. In Chinese philosophy air is chi or breath, 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 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. Air and breathing is a reciprocal process as we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. To become mindful of breathing is to be present.

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

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

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.

40. Unconsciousness

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40. Collective Unconscious – Throat Chakra – Fruit of Life – Consciousness

The collective unconscious is held within the shared stories, memories, instincts, and experiences common to all mankind. 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 you to reclaim the wisdom that is within you.  Look at the old stories of your life and see the wisdom hiding among the fears and gifts. This will help you speak your truth and share it with others from a place of peaceful power.  Words spoken with love and wisdom are the most powerful gifts you 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 

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.