Throat Chakra Crystal Healing – Hear Me Roar!
It is our Throat Chakra that enables us to speak our truth and brings our authentic selves to the surface. When our Throat Chakra is balanced and healed, we speak our mind assertively with a strong belief in ourselves. There is something quite unique about using Throat Chakra healing crystals and experiencing your voice embracing its power – the power to roar!
I was very shy in my teenage years and as a result, I would stay quiet and let my confident friends do the talking. I had little control of my social circle. If somebody liked me, they would have to make the first move. I would merely respond in a watered-down fashion. I constantly felt frustrated, as though something was holding me back, and I just couldn’t express who I really was.
I felt like my voice didn’t matter…
Boy, was I wrong!
Recently, the Universe has been providing me with a heap of opportunities to grow in terms of speaking my truth and treating my body kindly. I have been experiencing many inspirational individuals coming into my life. They have influenced me to dramatically decrease my coffee and sugar intake (What a struggle!!) and encouraged me to move away from drugs and alcohol completely. I’m trying to keep my spirit ‘pure’ and get to know the ‘sober’ me. Sometimes that part of me is the scariest because I can still be so ridiculously awkward and nervous!
The more we dedicate our lives to speaking our most inner truth, the more we connect with our Higher Selves, resulting in increased energy and vitality. We notice we don’t need to be accepted by OTHERS – that’s when we begin to love and accept OURSELVES. We can achieve that by acknowledging our feelings (ALL of them – not just the wonderfully cute ones covered in icing sugar!).
Most of us have been brought up with excellent manners. I am eternally grateful to my parents for raising me in such fashion. However, these manners and politeness are actually preventing us from expressing what’s TRULY on our mind. Such attitudes like ignoring our ‘bad’ feelings and keeping things to ourselves to keep the peace have a tendency to weaken and block our Throat Chakra.
Now, don’t start running around upsetting people! It’s still very important to keep your mind as positive and full of love as possible. It’s always best to be assertive, but kind. There is no good that comes from fighting fire with fire. I once had a boss which gave me the best piece of advice:
“Kill them with kindness!”.
As I’ve been learning to find the balance between being assertive and creating painful moments when somebody REALLY doesn’t like what you’re saying (the so-called ‘Oh-no-you-didn’t!’ type of moments), it came to my attention that I’ve been painting my nails turquoise over and over again for weeks. What’s more, I’ve worn the same pair of earrings, bracelets and necklaces for at least a month, and yes, you’ve guessed, they’re all turquoise. It’s a peculiar coincidence that one of the colours connected to Throat Chakra is (drumroll…) turquoise!
It’s funny how our Higher Selves are providing us with all the answers, all we have to do is stop and listen.
But how can we achieve that?
Free flow journal entry
Sit in silence and write down EVERYTHING that comes to your mind. You’re going to need a sturdy pen to keep up with your stream of consciousness and your final product is probably going to look like the biggest piece of chaos you’ve ever created – but that doesn’t matter! You’re the only person that’s ever going to see your own mess.
Observe it closely. Read it over and over again. All the answers to your questions are hidden in there. Don’t judge what you find. Embrace it and let it go. Let it flutter away like a little butterfly excited to see the world.
Or burn it.
Whichever you prefer. It’s all good 🙂
Sing and chant!
SING YOUR LITTLE HEART OUT! All day, every day.
A. It boosts your mood instantly
B. It heals your Throat Chakra, of course! 🙂
Singing is a wonderfully creative self-expression and the best part of it is you can do it anywhere anytime. Music has the power to uplift the singer and everyone around you. After years of uplifting (or annoying) everyone by vocalising your every thought in perfect melody, people will start referring to you as the singer and karaoke nights will suddenly feel like work to you – if you still have your voice by then, that is. 🙂
Chanting, similarly to singing, has been proven to have a positive and calming effect on the person chanting, as well as everyone else exposed to it.
George Harrison, the ‘enlightened’ Beatles, swore by chanting to keep him happy. In a short (but sweet) book Chant and Be Happy based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, he explains how apparently one can see quicker results with chanting (mantra meditation) than quiet meditation, as the sound vibrations of the mantras resonate with God’s frequency within you, resulting in happiness.
George Harrison also explains how he once chanted Hare Krsna Maha Mantra all the way on his twenty-three-hour drive from France to Portugal. The feelings he described afterwards were those of pure bliss and invincibility. He also suggested chanting whenever possible, as the more you do it, the more you want to continue doing it.
Technically, chanting has the ability to connect you to the Divine, which comes in the shape of pure Love and Light. How can you not be happy experiencing such wonderful emotions?
Naturally, I had to put this theory to a test.
I bought my very first japa mantra meditation kit for my sādhanā (practice), consisting of:
♦ Mala (Buddhist prayer beads) with 108 beads to keep count of mantras
♦ Dorje Counter to count how many of 100 mantra rounds has been chanted
♦ A pouch to keep the Malas in
I followed George’s lead and chose to recite Hare Krsna Maha Mantra, as I already knew the words from the musical Hair (but struggled immensely with trying not to sing it out!).
What I found at the beginning was that I preferred to chant rather than meditate silently, as it seemed more fun. But what I failed to notice is that my mind tends to wander off even more and I become a chanting robot if I don’t keep the focus on really feeling the mantra. Which is why knowing WHAT you’re chanting is a great idea!
Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa
Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma
Rāma Rāma Hare Hare
Hare is the word that calls to connect to the energy of the Lord.
Krsna refers to the all-attractive Lord.
Rama stands for the pleasure of the Lord.
After understanding what I was connecting to inside myself and cultivating some patience to chant the same mantra hundreds of times every day (two hours per day are highly recommended), I decided to buy a smaller mala bracelet during travelling, so I can keep it handy and chant maybe half an hour per day. That is sufficient for me at the moment to keep my soul peaceful and happy, and it acts as a little daily break from my busy life.
If you decide to do the same, please remember not to use it for fashion purposes or showing off your spirituality, as it contrasts Buddhist teachings and is detrimental to your own spiritual practice.
Now, for Throat Chakra healing crystals…
I’ve been a lucky girl in the past as my ex had a great memory to remember the things I liked. Last Christmas (when my knowledge of crystals was not at the level it is now) he bought me an amazing hand-made necklace with a beautiful stone right in the middle of it. Needless to say, I haven’t taken it off since. I’ve noticed an increased level of truth in my communication, and couldn’t keep up the pretence anymore.
I was unable to spend time with people I had nothing in common with because small, fake talk became too excruciating for me. My social life started suffering, but I was shedding away people that weren’t suitable for me and only kept the ones I can have GENUINE conversations with.
Half a year went by and I couldn’t seem to find the name of the stone to research its properties until one day I came across a stall with crystals and the man pointed the Larimar stone in my necklace out straight away. He was fascinated by it as it appears to be quite a rare find and told me the story behind its name, which made me fall in love with it even more.
Larimar can only be found in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. It was re-discovered by a native Dominican in 1974 (original discovery in 1916) and named after merging his daughter name Larissa with the Spanish word for the sea, Mar. The more prominent the colour blue is the more contrasting the colours are, the more rare and expensive the stone will be.
Larimar’s other known names are Atlantis stone, Dolphin stone, Blue Pectolite and Stefilia’s stone. It brings the wearer healing and soothing energies of Atlantis and the dolphins.
As I’ve already experienced, Larimar has the ability to open Throat Chakra and gives the wearer the courage to express their genuine truth. It also alleviates fears, stress and connects with the Divine Feminine. When wearing Larimar, expect to be shedding relationships and bonds that no longer serve your Higher Self and your purpose in life.
I’ve experienced a very powerful personal transformation while wearing a Larimar pendant, and would highly recommend it to anyone struggling to cut harmful relationship bonds or anyone looking to cleanse their lives of all that no longer serves them in order to attract new positive people and situations that will enable them to embark on a new path of self-fulfilment.
I’d also like to focus on Aquamarine stone. It works wonders on Throat Chakra by helping to balance emotions and is a wise choice of ornament once you’ve committed yourself to speaking your inner truth to the best of your abilities. In my eyes, it’s a stone that connects you to your Higher Self and keeps your mind and spirit calm and collected.
Aquamarine is perfect to share with your loved one (if you want to keep them in your life longer than a couple of months that is!). It is seen as the ultimate ‘commitment’ stone – it shows your devotion and deep caring for your other half, and gives them a sort of promise to share your truth and inner feelings for a lifetime. That explains why so many engagement rings feature Aquamarine.
Alternatively, it symbolises your own commitment to speaking your inner Truth and working in sync with your Higher Self.
Follow your Truth and unleash the Lion within you.
Best of luck! 🙂
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