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vishuddha: Find your inner voice
How important is your inner voice to you? Do you listen to it? Do you honor your feelings, needs, concerns and emotions? How aware are you of what you are experiencing emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually in your work- and personal life?
We have all been blessed with a voice, a beautiful and unique sound that defines our inner person. We use that sound when we are angry, happy, sad and it's been like that since the day that we were born. During our developing years we learn more words and more ways to communicate and express ourself, but at the same time we forget how important it is to honor what is happening inside of us. We talk more, but communicate less. So what is the difference?
True and authentic communication goes deeper than light conversations such as small talk; it happens on a different, deeper level where we not just express words but also link them to certain emotions and beliefs. It's how we express ourself in a very authentic and powerful way. But when your feelings aren't empowering or uplifting but heavy, sad and overwhelming it can become more and more difficult to express what you're feeling and what you want to do about it. Even asking for help (from someone close to you or a professional) can feel like too big of a deal. Eventually we build up all these unspoken issues, which causes tensions in our body and energetic field. Eventually (a) physical discomfort(s) will become a reality, ranging from simple pains to severe complaints like ulcers, lung infections or even tumors.
Your body is telling you to listen.
The 5th chakra is our throat chakra and is located in between our collar bones. It is related to everything that's connected to communication and expressing ourself through words and creating. Imbalances in the 5th chakra therefore directly affect our hands, throat, tongue, arms, lungs, spine, mouth, ears, voice and respiratory system.
If you experience (common or severe) colds multiple times through the year, then you might benefit from strengthening your throat chakra before serious imbalances like swollen glands or viruses happen. The latter is what happened to me; during my lifetime I experienced weird, violent colds that would take away my ability to speak for days, gave me a sore throat and eventually it escalated from colds to viruses. I sometimes could barely breathe which made me feel even more anxious, which made me hyperventilate and almost pass out numerous times. My throat, mouth ànd tongue have had been under attack from about age 7 to 27 and doctors had no idea where it came from or what to do.
After dedicating my time and energy to myself and my healing, I experienced wonderful things related to my health. After 27 years I no longer have a cold every January (I rarely get colds now!) and I haven't had any weird viruses attacking my throat chakra since 5 years. I also noticed a big shift when I eventually healed my throat chakra, but decided to also strengthen and empower it; I just kept going with my exercises and beliefs because it worked and felt good.
I now feel the difference between 'not feeling sick' and 'actually feeling good'. It's a huge deal!
Other frequently occurring issues related to imbalances in the 5th chakra are clogged ears, irritated ears, concentration problems and panic attacks.
In the Throat Chakra files at the top of this blog you'll find tips and exercises to try while strengthening your 5th chakra. These are all easy to try, just remember to take it step by step and feel what works for you. When there's an imbalance it might take time and dedication to truly heal and restore the authentic energy. Here's a Golden Rule: whatever you invest, comes back to you threefold. The more time, energy and love you put into your own healing, the more Life will reward you, in many unexpected ways. These are all gifts, which you have absolutely earned after putting in the work and sitting with your inner voice. Listen to what it wants, what you want or your inner child needs. Maybe there are some unresolved issues you'd like to revisit, so you can heal them. Sit with your discomfort for as long as it takes for you to figure out where it comes from and where it's trying to guide you.
It's never too late to start listening to yourself
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