Can I hear your Soul sing?By Linda Emslie on 20 April 2017
So, true story. I was just putting my thoughts together to write this blog article about the Throat Chakra, and I managed to upset my poor dog!
This energy centre is all to do with communication, self-expression, the connection of your consciousness with that of those around you. The element for this chakra is Sound. I haven’t used sound to cleanse and balance my chakras for ages. So I took a break, right here at my desk, to do some toning for my chakras.
AND, Bailey (my cute black-and-white border collie) did not like it! Not one little bit. He kept shoving his cold wet nose into my side or sticking his head on my lap. I’m not sure if it was the notes (I’m sure my voice is not that bad), the shifting energy, or the fact that he thought that maybe I was in pain that bothered him. Needless to say, it was a very quick tune-up!
It is through this “portal” that the etheric meets matter through the vibration of sound, connecting us with all layers of creation. We send our consciousness out through our words to connect and interact with all that is around us. Knowing that this is what’s going on when you speak, it becomes clearer that our words do, indeed, have power. That being mindful of how you choose to convey your intent is imperative. Your words vibrate to carry your thoughts to someone else. And the sound that you make carries energy that can affect thought, emotion and even matter.
The power of spoken words has been demonstrated in the beautiful work of Dr Masuro Emoto. His experiments show the effect of different words on water, which can be seen in the ice crystals formed when the water is frozen. For instance, water that received words of love and gratitude forms gorgeous geometrical crystals. Whereas the water that was subjected to words of hate and spite forms misshapen and badly damaged crystals.
The Sanskrit name for the Throat Chakra is Vishuddha which means purification. The element of Sound is a purifying energy, and can be used to cleanse and alter matter. To see this in action, check out this Cymatics video.
To help maintain the healthy function of the Throat Chakra it is helpful to speak our authentic truth. This is where you can see how the lessons of each preceding energy centre lead on to and influences the learning of our further development in the higher chakras. To speak our authentic truth, we need to have mastered the lessons of the Solar Plexus – stepping truly into our personal power – and the Heart Chakra – self acceptance, so that we can clearly express the innate beauty of our true inner self.
As mentioned above, the Throat Chakra is to do with communication. Communication is, as you know, a two-way thing. Healthy function of the Throat Chakra includes learning how to listen so that we hear the Divine within those around us.
The developmental stage associated with this centre equates to the childhood years of around 7-12 years. It is during this time that children start developing the ability to discern. To determine what is truth/not truth. What is a “joke”, what is fact, and so on. In this way the lesson of the throat chakra is about your ability to discern – personal truth and outer truth. To know when you are deceiving yourself or others; and when you are being deceived yourself.
Indications that there is an imbalance or block in your throat chakra can show up as:
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Tooth and jaw pain
- Stiff or sore neck and shoulders
- Thyroid issues
- In ability to say what needs to be said
- Prone to venting and using angry, hurtful words
If you feel you are unable to speak your truth, or maybe you feel like you’d like to be able to speak your truth with more grace, practise using your voice to cleanse and balance your chakras. It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s great practice for tuning your voice up to carry your inner beauty out into our world.
Here are some tips on how to sing to your chakras
Just like light, we start with the lowest note at the bottom for the Root Chakra, and work your way up the scale to the highest note at the top for your Crown Chakra. You may have to play around a bit to know how low to start so that you don’t end up with a high note so high you can’t reach it when you get to the crown.
When you open your mouth to let your Sound out, use your intention to connect with the respective chakra for that sound.
In her book, the Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy, Cyndi Dale includes more information about sound and colour in relation to the chakras. If you are musically inclined you might like to work with her suggestions, as follows.
- Root Chakra G
- Sacral Chakra A
- Solar Plexus Chakra B-flat
- Heart Chakra C
- Throat Chakra D
- Third Eye Chakra E
- Crown Chakra F
Want to hear the song of the humpback whale? Here's a soundtrack I found on Wikipedia. Enjoy!