How to speak your truth

The Throat Chakra - The 5th Chakra 



Sanskrit: Vishuddha Chakra -  which means “pure” or “purification”.
Colour: Blue, pale blue, silver or greenish blue.
Sense: Hearing.
Symbol: 16 - petalled lotus.
Mantra: HAM.
Associated element: Ether or Akasha
Basic principle: Resonance of being.
Associated parts of the body: Neck, throat, and jaw. Ears, voice, trachea, bronchial tubes, upper lungs, oesophagus, arms.
Associated Gland: Thyroid
Crystals: Aquamarine, Chrysocolla, Turquoise, Chalcedony, Blue Agate, Sodalite.
Nutrition: Blue foods: Currants, Blackberries, Blue grapes, Blueberries, Kelp, Mushrooms Wheatgrass.
Aromatherapy: Sage, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Rosemary.
Associated astrological planets and signs:
Gemini/Mercury: Communication, interchange of knowledge and experience.
Mars: Active self-expression.
Taurus/Venus: Feeling for form of space.
Aquarius/Uranus: Divine inspiration, conveying of knowledge and higher wisdom, independence.

The throat chakra, our 5th chakra is the energy centre of the human capacity of expression, communication, truth and inspiration. Through the throat chakra we express everything alive within us - it gives us the ability to express freely, with no judgement or fear for what we believe in. It’s the link to our thoughts and feelings, our impulses and reactions. When our throat chakra is completely open you express your thoughts, feelings and inner knowledge freely and without fear but also are capable of admitting your weaknesses.

When the throat chakra is blocked, this will interfere with the communication between mind and body. You may feel it is difficult to express your true thoughts and feelings, and even find it difficult to reflect on them, therefor leaving you feeling confused and often express your unresolved emotions in thoughtless actions.

You may experience unconscious feelings of guilt and be afraid to express because you fear the judgement of others, and isolation. You hold yourself back completely and may feel shy or withdrawn.

Healing the throat chakra will improve your communication skills, you will find it easy to express yourself and your inner truth, to yourself and others, in a more balanced way. It will help you let go of criticism, judgement and fear, and help you express with confidence. Ultimately you will feel more connected to life and be able to make clear and precise decisions about what you want out of life, you will become in tune with your intuition and the messages of your soul.

Truth and Love will set you free

It is true what they say "speaking your truth will set you free". In order to speak your truth you have to feel confident in what you're saying, and believe in what you're thinking. 

When I say being confident, I do not mean thinking or feeling like you're better than anyone else, but to feel comfortable in your own skin. Having confidence in who you are means not worrying or caring about what other people think of you, and it mean's not needing to compare yourself or your life to anyone else, and not needing other peoples approval. You should speak your own truth, with confidence, knowing in your heart people won't judge you for doing so, and if they do then that just means they have some healing of their own to do. 

Healing the Throat Chakra with Colour : The meaning of Blue

All seven human chakras have their own corresponding colour. The colour Blue is associated with our Throat Chakra, our voice and how we use it. Blue is considered a hue for cleansing and health, blue’s calming effect helps restore balance and eases physical and mental stresses often associated with throat chakra imbalance. 

Wearing the colour blue gives us a calming and relaxing feeling which is very healing, it can influence our mood and emotions. Having blue on our walls is also very relaxing, usually lighter shades.

Meditating and visualising blue, especially over our throat chakra can be a very powerful way of healing ourselves.

Healing the Throat Chakra with Crystals: Energy Vibrations

Wearing or carrying crystals that resonate with the Throat Chakra is very healing and is a powerful way to help your throat chakra stay balanced. Some of the most effective crystals associated with throat chakra healing are; Chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Blue Agate, Sodalite, Lapis lazuli, Azurite and Angelite. Using these throat chakra stones will effectively open the power centre, facilitating clear communication and encouraging you to express yourself for who you truly are.

For throat chakra healing, we recommend placing your throat chakra stones directly on your throat and neck area during meditation, or wearing crystal jewellery each day to keep this chakra balanced. As you meditate, breathe into the crystals and focus your intentions on throat chakra healing, visualise a bright blue light swirling around your throat, cleansing, clearing and healing you. You will soon begin to feel more balanced, confident and find you can express your inner thoughts and feelings more freely.


Some inspirational quotes we found that we hope inspire you too.

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.” - Barbara De Angelis

“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” - Franz Kafka

“If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Positive Affirmation: 

"I speak my truth confidently and fearlessly, I believe in my truth, I believe in me. I speak my thoughts clearly, with integrity. I am aligned with my highest truth and communicate with positivity, love and honour. I express myself freely, without fear of judgement. I am aware and acknowledge my power to create my own reality through words and expression. I am connected to my inner voice."

Take a look at one of our handmade necklaces designed to heal and balance your throat chakra

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