But, I SANG. From the pit of my stomach up through the solar plexus and through my throat. I carried a TUNE. I was so enraptured with the sound of my own voice that I had to turn Anita Baker down so that I could hear my own version of the lyrics,"And, I love you so, so Body and Soul, I've got no doubt inside and out, we are whole whole body and soullllllllllll"
I felt an opening, it was as if my voice had escaped! And, it was running for its life.
I believe that I experienced a grand opening of my throat chakra the Vishuddha!
The throat chakra, our voice center, represents our will. The health and wellbeing of this chakra is affected by our ability to speak our own truth.
While most people who know me would laugh at the suggestion that I was actually experiencing blockages in this center, it is absolutely so.
Most of my life, I've been a pleaser...most people would find that hard to believe also! But this too is true. At an early age, people told me to BE NICE, don't say that...you don't want to hurt someone''s feeling. So I learned, like we most do, to sugarcoat.
Even with my sugarcoating, I can be brutally honest sometimes. But what I learned most of all, through this, "Oh she's too harsh, your mouth is too smart, is to be a good listener.
Now listening is a great virtue, that I truly believe. However, you can only listen so much. And, I've listened so much, that I think that I've forgotten how to talk...I mean really talk, and by that I mean SPEAK exactly what is on my mind, at all times, no sugarcoating, no fear.
Symptoms of blockage in the Vishuddha, as one would assume, are tonsillitis, laryngitis, mumps, strep, chronic soreness, etc.
This center is said to be related to expression in that health in this area allows you to bring forth your expression through words or other mediums like art. It's funny, I am writing and painting again as of late, allowing myself to express through pictures and words.
In turn, the Vishuddha is the center from which we receive, as in "Ask and Ye Shall Receive" which is the balance of communication, a give and take the yin and the yang.
Through this journey back home, I am feeling more willing to express myself, truly and fully each day. Not in a reactionary sense, but in the sense that my words and expression have great value, because they come from a place of honesty and good intent.
Cleansing of the throat chakra is also in line with releasing stuff and peeling off the layers of blockages, when we hold back our honesty, we uphold walls inside of ourselves....my home has an open floor plan. What about yours?
Today I am thankful for Anita Baker, that girl helped me to SANG!
lifeis: About self expression. To get what we wish out of life we must first be able to express it, before we can actually receive it.