The throat chakra is the centre of your self-expression, your thoughts, the words you speak and write, your body language, your emotions and your creativity. You honour your truth and what you stand for. You ask for what you want and feel heard as you listen to what others have to say with an open heart.
When out of balance you may find it difficult to express your emotions or talk about them. You may have difficulty expressing your opinion or speaking your truth. You may be scared to express yourself because you grew up in a family or are in a situation where there is possible physical abuse for speaking out. You may fear expressing your true self because you fear being judged, that your words are harmful or may harm someone else.
Some questions to consider and perhaps journal about
Do you feel you have a right to express yourself truthfully?
Do you feel you can express yourself openly and honestly?
Do you feel safe standing up for what you believe in?
Do you feel you have to hide the real you from certain people in your life?
Do you feel you have nothing worth saying?
What do you do to express yourself creatively?
Do your actions match your words?
How do you and your body feel when you are not speaking your truth?
10 essential oils that can help with throat chakra issues
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is useful where there are issues with control and can help you express yourself through creativity.
Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) helps overcome the fear of claiming your personal power and awakens your desire to create allowing imaginative ideas and intuition to flourish.
Black spruce (Picea mariana) clears energetic blockages and renews your sense of purpose, motivation and inspiration. She encourages forgiveness, self-acceptance and setting healthy boundaries.
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) gives you the strength and courage to express your truth.
Fragonia (Agonis fragrans) releases hurts and emotional entanglements stemming from unresolved family issues helping to promote inner harmony.
Juniper berry (Juniperus communis) is useful if you are feeling unsupported and misunderstood by others and withdraw and/or lose your social confidence. She also helps break up blockages and consolidate your willpower.
Lavender (Lavendula officinalis) helps ease the frustration and self-consciousness that inhibits self-expression allowing you to fulfil your creative potential.
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini) helps you to embrace change and move on. Can help if you have a tendency to be clinging, possessive or jealous and find it hard to let go of loved ones.
Rose (Rosa damascena) restores a sense of security and well-being especially if you have suffered rejection, loss or abuse. She helps you to forgive others as well as yourself and experience more honest and meaningful relationships.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) helps in overcoming feelings of victimization and hopelessness by developing patience and appreciating other points of view without feeling threatened.
Make your own throat chakra anointing blend
Choose 1-3 essential oils for a total of 3 drops and add to 10 mls of cold pressed vegetable oil.
Anoint the throat area with a few drops of the blend. Use your intention to open, balance, heal and then close the chakra.
Aromatic Affirmation: I Speak My Truth