I've been very drawn to the color blue lately. So many things are changing and unknown in my life right now, and blue feels so comforting. I just have to imagine myself curling up on a cloud, surrounded by blue, and I can feel my anxiety/fear/self-judgment/etc., start to dissipate. I find myself when I'm feeling anxious, trying to bring myself to a state of blue.
I finally made the connection that maybe this attraction to all things blue is telling me that my throat chakra could use some extra attention. The throat chakra, or Vishuddha, is our fifth energy center. It is first of the three spiritual chakras and is associated with the color blue.
Vishuddha governs our ability to communicate and express our truest selves. When this chakra is blocked or out of balance, it interferes with our ability to feel connected to who we are and how we relate to the world and others.
Physical manifestations of a blocked fifth chakra may appear as a sore throat, frequent headaches, jaw or tooth pain, neck pain, hoarseness, or any pain in the general throat/neck/head area. Non-physically, an imbalance of vishuddha may present as shyness, inability to speak one's truth, social anxiety, inhibited creativity, inconsistency between what you say verses what you do, or feelings of lacking clear direction or of knowing what you want in life.
Working on balancing your throat chakra is an easy way to start feeling more like your authentic self. It will help you have a clearer understanding of YOU and will help you communicate your authentic self to the universe.
How to find some vishuddha balance:
- Meditate on blue! Picture a blue light turning on in your throat. Imagine that blue light starts to spin, creating an energy flow of blue light.
Surround yourself with blue. Lie in the grass and stare up at the sky. Go to the beach and stare out at the ocean. Water is healing AND it's blue so extra good for throat chakra clearing. Let yourself feel held by blue. Wear blue, draw or paint blue or draw the throat chakra symbol and color it blue!
- Try being very honest about your feelings. Try telling someone you trust a deep thought/feeling/fear of yours. If telling someone feels too scary right now, just try saying your true feelings out loud to yourself. Sometimes simply labeling our feelings can feel empowering and help us work through them.
- Cry. If you feel a tightness in your throat and you can feel the feelings of guilt, hurt, fear, grief, sadness, anxiety, the list goes on and on and on, let it out. Cry it out. Yell if that feels good. Give yourself permission to release that energy.
- Write. Try a stream of consciousness exercise by just writing whatever words come to mind. Don't think, just write. Journal about your feelings. Write down fears on a piece of paper and burn the paper and watch your fears float away. Make a list of words you connect to.
Practice being more mindful of your speech and actions. I'm not asking you to be over critical of every word you say; just start to notice your words. Notice how authentic they feel and whether or not what you are expressing verbally is matching up with your actions. Don't judge it, just observe it and make shifts where needed to help yourself return to truest you. Do this with love for yourself. We ALL stray from time to time from our purest, surest selves, so please, be forgiving to yourself and others and find comfort in the fact that we are all, and forever will be, working on finding our own state of blue.