5th Chakra - Throat - Vishuddha
Sound, Creative Identity, Oriented to Self-Expression, Eloquence, Humor
The Throat Chakra is associated with the parts of the consciousness concerned with expressing and receiving. Expressing can be in the form of communicating what one wants and what one feels, or it can be artistic expression, as an artist painting, a dancer dancing, a musician playing music, using a form for expressing and bringing to the outside what was within. Expression is related to receiving, as, “Ask, and ye shall receive.”
The throat chakra is associated with abundance, and with the state of consciousness called, “grace,” where it seems that what you want for you is also what God wants for you. Accepting what the abundant universe offers you requires a sense of unconditionally receiving.
This chakra is also associated with listening to one’s intuition, and flowing in a particular way where it seems that the Universe supports you in all that you do. It is the first level of consciousness from which one perceives another level of intelligence functioning, and one’s interaction with this other level of intelligence.
Parts of the body associated with this chakra include the throat, shoulders, and arms and hands. and the thyroid gland.
The sense of hearing is associated with this chakra, and the element of ether, the most subtle physical element, corresponding to what we find in deep space. The ether is the crossover between the physical and the spiritual dimensions. Someone looking at the world through this chakra watches the manifestation of their goals. The Will Arm represents manifesting what you want, and the Feeling Arm represents manifesting what makes you happy. Hopefully, the two point to the same thing.
Sky Blue is the color associated with this chakra.
Clear communication, creativity, resonance. This is the chakra located in the throat and is thus related to communication and creativity. Here we experience the world symbolically through vibration, such as the vibration of sound representing language.
The fifth chakra is the chakra of diplomacy, of pure relationships with others, and of playful detachment.
It removes all of our guilt and remorse when it is opened by the Kundalini, and gives us a kind and compassionate voice. The tendencies to dominate others or to feel dominated by others, the feelings of superiority or inferiority and all jealousies are removed when this chakra is nourished by the Kundalini.
Also, the Vishuddhi is the chakra which gives us the connection with the whole, enabling us to feel our oneness and the fact that we are all part and parcel of the whole.
Responses: Communication, diplomacy, integrity, creativity, vocation
Governs: Thyroid, head
Scents: Hyacinth, White Musk, Lavender, Patchouli
Petals: A Light Blue Flower said to have sixteen petals.
If you were traumatized between the ages of 16-21, 46-51 or 76-81, you may have an unbalanced Fifth Chakra.
The Fifth Chakra is about speaking to others in a kind and loving manner. It’s about diplomacy, truth, integrity and our vocation. It’s about feeling equal with others (not superior or inferior).
Are you over-weight? Over-weight persons may find their Throat Chakra imbalance manifests as over-eating. People will often stuff food down their throats rather than risk open communication on risky or potentially painful issues–such as expressing their true feelings.
Are you the quiet type? Who may go days without speaking more than a handful of words? Do you fear you’ll put your foot in it? Say the wrong thing at the wrong time? So you don’t speak at all?
Or are you the type who needs to dominate conversations? Do you never stop talking? Do you deeply fear what might happen if you do stop talking?
If your speech puts others down (even in the most subtle ways), you may have a Fifth Chakra imbalance. Do people look afraid of you? Fear to confide in you? Fear to be alone and intimate with you?
Do you find you never laugh? Or have you lost the ability to laugh? Do you lack a sense of humor? Or does your sense of humor inflict pain on others?
Do you hate noise, even music? Is your singing voice not as good as it used to be?
Are you obsessed with truth and integrity? Or conversely, often tell untruths or exaggerate the truth to make yourself feel superior?
This Chakra also rules the ability to communicate with spirits (Channeling) as well as Clair-audience (hearing spirits). If you’d like to promote those activities or be able to turn them “off”, stones for this Chakra may help.
Physical symptoms of an imbalanced Fifth Chakra may include problems with the Thyroid gland, ears (hearing included), eyes, sinuses, throat, teeth.
Indicators of Fifth Chakra Imbalance:
- Difficulty talking about your own emotions
- Weight Issues (i.e., repress communication by eating food)
- Trouble listening in the form of: dominating conversations and/or having multiple conversations happening at once. Interrupting others conversations to be heard.
- Exaggerations, and trouble telling the truth.
- Difficulty laughing, when it used to be easy. Sense of humor wavering.
- Trouble with an otherwise good singing voice.
- Creativity stifled, unable to create, write, paint, etc.
- Trouble finding the right job or vocation. Flitting between jobs.
- Wavering morality and integrity but unsure how to stop.
- Thyroid, ear (including hearing), nose, neck and dental problems.
Chakra Therapy might include laying the proper gemstone upon the Fifth Chakra for 5-25 minutes. You may find surrounding yourself with the Scents of the Fifth Chakra helpful. Since this is the Chakra of music, you may find playing the music of your choice helpful when working with this Chakra. Visualize a Bright Light Blue Vortex of light in the shape of a flower emanating slightly upward from your throat. Visualize speaking to others in a kind and loving way and being spoken to in the same way. Imagine this Blue Light sending away all negativity, all feelings of superiority and untruths. When you feel cleansed, ask the Blue Light to bring in the ability to communicate in ways that draw persons to you, to bring in the abundant creative energy of the cosmos, telepathy, and intuition–pulling it in. Let the Light Blue Flower expand and grow in power. Then close the petals and keep the power inside to be drawn upon as needed.
- Blue Lace Agate: Inspires, improves grace
- Aquamarine: Brings harmony with truth, calms and sooths.
- Angelite: Removes anger. Protects. Especially useful for telepathic communication with Spirit Guide.
- Blue Topaz: Remove arrogance in speech, help bring communicated wishes to reality.
- Kyanite: Calms, stimulates communication. Dream recollection. (Never needs cleansing)
- Apatite: Enhance creativity. Hunger suppression
- Chalcedony: Promotes Good Will in speech.
- Blue Calcite: Promotes Good Will in speech.
- Blue Sapphire: Improve psychic ability and communication.
- Blue Opal: Courage to speak the truth. Creativity.
“I am in the brotherhood of man, neither better nor worse than any man I meet.”
“I listen. I speak.”
“Om” (The familiar chant)