The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel or disk and signifies one of seven basic energy centers in the body. Each of these centers correlates to major nerve ganglia branching forth from the spinal column. In addition the chakras also correlate to levels of consciousness, archetypal elements, developmental stages of life, colors, sounds, body functions, and much, much more.
I would love to tell people how important it is to have their chakras balanced periodically. When these energy centers are not working properly, it can have definite physical repercussions.
Shania Twain is a good example of this. I’ve been watching her reality tv show as she trys to heal and recover from the devestating end of her marriage– her husband had an affair with her best friend. Shania admits that she is very stoic, was raised this way, and doesn’t like to have outward displays of overwhelming emotions. She also refuses to cry about her divorce and her pain. She goes on to say that she has been having trouble with her throat, that she sometimes just can’t get her voice out, and that she’s afraid she will never be able to sing again. After medical testing, she was told that there is nothing physcially wrong with her.
I would love to tell her about the Chakras, and to suggest that her throat chakra is either not working at all (totally bound up, which wouldn’t surprise me), or it is at least not working properly, and she should have these energy centers balanced.
I would really love to tell her about this, as I feel it might very well help her.
Sound, Creative identity, oriented to self-expression
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.
Location: the internal and external throat
Age of Resonance: 35-42
Shape: an inverted pyramid, suspended around the jaw and pointing down toward the heart
Glandular Connection: thyroid and parathyroid glands
Musical Note: G
Type of Music: opera
Element: the ethers, in which all things are contained
Aspect of Intelligence: will and expression
Sensory Experience: hearing
Essential Oils: blue chamomile, gardenia, ylang ylang
Crystals: turquoise, blue gate, aquamarine
Aspects of the Planetary System: Mercury
Astrological Associations: Gemini, Virgo
Mythological Animal: sparrow, hawk
Qualities: will, communication, creativity, truthfulness, integrity
Life issues: to harness your will, to express your highest truth, to live creatively
Physical Activities: Alexander technique, yoga, osteopathic alignment of the spine, craniosacral therapy, expressive theater and dance, qi gong, tai chi
Spiritual Activities: chanting, silent retreats, fasting, hoga, prayer, meditation, singing, keeping a journal, public speaking, bearing witness
Positive archetype: Communicator
Negative Archetype: Silent Child
Angelic presence: Archangel Gabriel
Positive: The Communicator
This is a person who lies from personal integrity. Communicators tell the truth to the best of their ability. They are skilled in putting words to their feelings and they are able to stand up for what they believe. They say no when they need to and their word can be trusted.
Negative: The Silent Child
This is a person who has suppressed expressiveness because of fear or shame. These people hide their feelings and are not connected to their higher truth. They say yes when they mean no.
*Note: The correspondences above are taken from:
“The Book of Chakras: Discover the Hidden Forces Within You”
by Ambika Wauters.
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