The Fifth Chakra Energy Center – The Throat Chakra
The fifth chakra energy center is located within your throat and represents the ability to speak and communicate effectively and is your true voice. Learn if your communication chakra is overactive or or under-active.
This is the fifth in a series of posts regarding the energy centers of the body. You may be interested to read my previous posts about the First Chakra, Second Chakra , Third Chakra, Fourth Chakra, and Sixth Chakra.
The fifth chakra is also known as Visuddha Chakra. It governs the ability to communicate and speak your mind. The thoughts in your head come out as sound vibration. Think of the fifth chakra as the filter for this vibration. Is it filtering too much or not enough?
One evening a few months ago, I was sitting in a chair listening to a guided chakra meditation. While concentrating on each of the chakras, beginning from the root and working its way up, I had a mental image of my 5th chakra, the communication chakra, being shaped like a beautiful azure blue stone, cut like a diamond. I was admiring the beautiful color and its radiating brilliance, when out of the blue, a small gremlin like figure came and grabbed it and carried it off. And he was laughing at me! It was as though it was stealing my voice, or at least hiding it from me. I am still working through the meaning of that one!
Underactive Throat Chakra
An under-active fifth chakra presents as an inability to speak your mind. Do you shy away from speaking up in a group even if you have a definite opinion about the subject at hand? Communication issues can manifest as failing to be heard or being misinterpreted by others. Do people try to put words into your mouth? Do people assume you mean one thing, but misconstrue your silence? Are you a bad listener? Do you feel unable to express your thoughts in an appropriate manner?
These are all symptoms of a weak or under-active fifth chakra. If you feel that others do not value or care about your opinions, or if you find that you are resigning yourself to going along with others opinions and suggestions, this energy center is out of balance. You may also find yourself with a sore throat.
Overactive Throat Chakra
Do you have the gift of gab?? An over-active fifth chakra shows up as a need to speak, ALL OF THE TIME! You may refuse to listen to others opinions. You are going to make sure your thoughts are heard, whether you have an audience or not. You express thoughts and opinions constantly.
You may also be bent on doing things YOUR WAY and not take others opinions into consideration. I am sure, even if you yourself do not match this description, that you can think of someone within your circle of family or friends that certainly does.
For myself, I find this a bit of a conundrum. If you were to meet me in person, I am a relatively quiet individual, yet when I had a chakra test done, I turned out to have quite an overactive fifth chakra.
I thought it was because of my writing this blog, but the more I thought about it, it seems more to do with not feeling as though I can speak my true thoughts about a subject and then it manifests into not so wonderful things coming out of my mouth at the totally wrong times.
Balancing the Fifth Chakra
Do you find yourself holding in what you really think about a subject or situation and then later, in the comfort of others that you know well making sniping remarks about that situation?
What is really an under-active throat chakra issue is manifesting as an over-active issue. It is like the self is trying to compensate in a dis-empowered manner and it comes off as sarcastic remarks about people or situations instead of the core issue of not speaking your thoughts originally.
A balanced throat chakra shows as an ability to speak your truth in a manner that is cohesive, tactful, and easy to understand. It is the ability to get your message across and be understood clearly.
Strong communication skills help you to be heard and gives you a presence in your dealings with others. The fifth chakra is one of self expression. If you love to sing and it flows out of you easily, you have a well-balanced fifth chakra.
Blue and the Fifth Chakra
Sky blue or Azure blue are the colors that represent this chakra. Find a pool or ocean of clear blue water to sooth and relax the overactive energies.
As there are not a lot of blue foods out there, thankfully, except perhaps blueberries or grapes, check out this post on healing foods for the throat chakra. Peppermint, it seems can be quite useful.
Try sandalwood, cinnamon, peppermint, or vanilla essential oils with a water base and spray some on a pillow before sleep. Also, many types of incense have these oils in them and promote peace and calm.
Healing Gemstones and Crystals
Take a look at these gemstones and see which one calls to you.
For an under-active fifth chakra, look for dark blue stones such as Sodalite or Lapis Lazuli. They will help your self-talk.
For an over-active fifth chakra, look for lighter blue stones like blue lace agate, aquamarine, and blue quartz. This can strengthen your communication with others.
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