Throat Chakra, the Circle of Lies?
The throat chakra is the center of your personal truth but if it’s blocked can be the center of a world of discontent. My path as a liar began the same way most people do. Omissions, family stories, trying to get out of or stay out of trouble. Then there was that short period of time (20 years) that I spend doing way too much time doing cocaine, etc. and lying to everyone including myself. Not a path I recommend, although if you turn your worst mistakes into resources you can serve as an example of WHAT NOT TO DO for those willing to learn from other’s examples.
Seems like a long time ago now. At 42 (I’m 60), I decided that I had had enough of that life and decided to create a new one. I’ll skip the gory details but I can tell you the journey was worthwhile… after enough time had passed. Neither you or I am going to cure the world of lying, you can only cure yourself from lying. Once you understand the consequences to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self you will probably lie much less to others. The most important truth that you can tell is to yourself about who you are and what you are capable of once you set yourself free from the circle of lies.
4 Kinds of Lies
People lie to deceive. They wish to fool you or sway you by telling you a big whopper so that you will believe them, do something for them, etc. The magnificent governing body we have has made a career of the BIG LIE so so long that people don’t even react to the fact they are being lied to and it’s been going on for so long, they don’t care anymore. Mission accomplished. Just FYI if you do this you may get to have no friends or visit one of the state-sponsored facilities, where you get to see how you look in an orange jumpsuit… just saying.
People lie to protect. To protect themselves, their families, their companies and that list can carry on and on. This would be the second most common type of lie and they even have a television show called Pretty Little Liars. This type of lie is part of our culture. It’s pervasive in young or inexperienced adults and for the most part, I can’t see it stopping any time soon. Unless you decide to no longer participate in this type of lie.
Lying by omission is the most common type of lie. It can be intentional or unintentional depending on the person. Example. I just saw a movie I thought was great. I tell you the parts I really liked while skipping over the parts that didn’t interest me. Is this lying by omission? Yes. The same holds true for a movie or event I didn’t like. I will skew my conversation in order to sway your opinion. One solution might be to say, ” I saw a movie, I liked it, perhaps you should see it too so I can get your opinion”.
The final type of lie is one of repetition. Either you were told a lie, or you created a lie and continued to repeat it until it became the truth, for you. This happens frequently in families. A story or deception was beginning and 3 generations later that story is being told as if it actually happened. The storytellers don’t know. The listeners don’t have a real to doubt the storyteller but the fact remains its a lie. Think about how we basically slaughtered the entire Native American population base on the lie called Manifest Destiny.
We also tell lies to ourselves. Lies about our capabilities, skill sets, our histories and if we tell them long enough, even we believe them. We even have a saying in this country, “FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT”. Sort of tells you all you need to know about our culture.
Throat Chakra Defined
The Throat Chakra is the fifth chakra and it is the first of the higher or spiritual chakras on the “chakra ladder”. This chakra is located in the region of neck and shoulders and its color is blue. The gift of this chakra is accepting your originality, expressing your authentic voice and speaking your truth. The energy of this chakra allows you to seek knowledge that is true, beyond limitations of time and space, beyond cultural and family conditioning.
The main challenge for the fifth chakra is lies, doubt, and negative thinking. The “way of the Throat Chakra” is the way of inspired creativity, seeking and sharing of the truth. It is the way of standing up for what you believe, saying no when you need to, and being open and honest in what you say. Do you dare to be creative? Do you dare to open up to a life full of infinite possibilities?
The fifth chakra is linked directly to your personal integrity and a sense of honor. As a communication center, it not only allows you to express who you are and what you stand for but also allows you to listen deeply to another. (source: https://www.chakra-anatomy.com/throat-chakra.html)
Physical Signs Signs of a Blocked Throat Chakra
The Consequences or physical metaphors that can manifest in your body can cause diseases in the related systems:
- Sore throats
Other signs that indicate a blockage of the throat chakra are:
- Struggling to find your words or/and being afraid to talk
- Getting nervous when you find it difficult to express yourself
- Believing that it makes no sense to express yourself because most probably you will be misunderstood
- Allowing others to dominate you verbally
- Being afraid of conflicts in order to avoid controversy
Every problem has a solution and there are certainly beneficial activities that will help you unblock your throat chakra or improve its functionality:
- Warm-up your voice 7 times a day with soft musical notes
- Write letters (even if you do not send them, what matters is to express yourself, put on paper everything you want to say to someone, good or bad)
- Read a text out loud
- Have a dialogue with your inner child – in writing or verbally, out loud or in your head
- Keep your palms on your ears for a few minutes
- Neck exercises such as head rotation
- Silence – Take a few moments a day where you are on your own, in silence
- Be honest! When you’re afraid to express yourself, make an effort and say honestly what you have to say. Just speak from your heart and everything will be fine!
- Express your creativity! Develop your hobbies
- Respiration exercises where you deeply inhale and exhale (Try Ujjayi Breathing techniques)
- Sing as often as you can
The Trance to Heal this Chakra
Here’s a trance process that may help speed up your healing of the throat chakra. As with the former articles, i.e. base, sacral, breath, and heart chakras, I recommend that you begin with a neutral space. Some call this meditation but I find this is more directed than simple healing meditation.
Invite the part of you that keeps your secrets and lies into this space. Tell this part it’s time to stop and these secrets and lies must be let out so that you can observe the consequences fo these words and deceptions. it isn’t necessary that you tell the world, it’s necessary you tell yourself.
Feel the impact of these lies. How they positively (it’s possible) or negatively changed your life, the lives of people around you and the effect they had on your mind, body, and spirit. Stay focused. Take breaks if needed, particularly if this is the first time you’ve given yourself permission to really be truthful with yourself.
Now Let Them Go
Whatever shape or form these lies take is not as important as it is to acknowledge and accept them for what they are, lies. Give your mind and body permission to repair and heal, itself. Whatever cascade of consequences that have been created physically or mentally can now be stopped and reversed.
Use the image of rain clouds and rain coming into your neutral space to melt and wash away these words. Let the rain come down until those words have been completely melted away; you’ve been washed clean and you are forgiven. The physical and mental effects are reversed and the healing begins.
Connect the Throat Chakra
Sit down in your neutral space and connect to the center of the earth through your base/root chakra. Push the energy up from the base chakra to the sacral/sex chakra. Then push the energy up into the breath chakra and then the heart chakra. Feel your body fill with love. Self-love, self-healing.
Push the energy into your throat chakra and feel the truth of you. Your will, your truth, your gratitude for choosing to be on this planet during these times. You will know that you have gotten this when you just really don’t’ care anymore that you are truth-telling, out of the day-to-day drama of people’s lives and your life suddenly becomes more interesting to live.
I’m not sure what day I stopped lying. Nor am I certain what specific day I became grateful that I was alive. I do know that I noticed. Being seen, acknowledged, right or approved of; became far less important than just living my truth and working on my evolution.
One day I asked myself this question. “How do I know the world is a better place because I’m in it?” I didn’t have an answer. But the answer was clear. I immediately began doing the things I needed to do to make this planet a better place to live in, not just for me but for others around me. If you can do that you know you are on the right path. And whether or not you get any recognition for your efforts is not needed, you already know; and that’s enough.
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