Saturday, October 3, 2009

fifth chakra (cervical center, throat center)

The fifth chakra is located at the bottom of the neck and the color is blue, the antidote is red. The tone is u, as in blue, and the note is g#. The element is ether and the sense is hearing. The statement applied to this area is "I want to speak freely and openly." When you reach this level of spiritual development, you have to squeeze through a bottleneck. We are now entering the higher chakras. It is a struggle. Society does not require it of you and many people frown upon it. You can function perfectly well from your first three chakras. If you open your fourth, that is extraordinary, but to open your fifth is walking on thin ice. The majority of people are functioning from their lower chakras and they cannot understand the person who opens to their spirituality as it makes them uncomfortable. During a session, one of my client friends discussed the notion that when we are in this state and begin to illuminate our essence, it is possible many people cannot be in our light as it may be too much for them, so they deny it and try to minimize us and hurt us to empower themselves back into their comfort zones. At least it is an explanation that helped to understand why people we cared about treated us poorly. The fifth chakra is the center of communication, so there is a powerful desire to talk about what you are experiencing. When you do this, some of your old friends and family members will fall away. Your true friends will be there for you, so try to let go of the ones who are uncomfortable with the new person that you are becoming. You will find there are many new and wonderful friends who will be magnetically drawn to you as your own energy changes. It takes time but believe it does happen. This is part of the perception aspect of this chakra. Sit and inhale this color as you absorb blue into your being, you will experience a cool and calm feeling, a slowing down of your energies. There is a deficit of this calm energy in our world today. It is my quietness, my stillness. I fill my sky with it. I fill my waters with this wonderful color. It is one of the greatest gifts from mother earth, to know the peace of going "into the wild blue yonder." When you feel the blue, you experience her essence and partake in divinity. You lose your ego consciousness and experience complete bliss. Spiritual children are those who have not closed down their fifth chakra as their parents allow them to speak freely, to sing and when necessary, to cry and scream. They have been encouraged to trust their own perceptions and to follow their instincts. The reason why little boys are traditionally dressed in blue is because most boys have more energy and this is a way of calming them down. Blue classrooms are used for hyperactive children and blue holding rooms in prisons. Blue can also be effective for the dying as it calms and sooths the one who is letting go of life. Also the tone "u" can help to calm their nerves and accompany them into a different reality. My husband and I witnessed this when we helped his mom pass to the next life as she definitely responded to certain music. Balanced energy in the fifth chakra is being contented, centered, can live in the present, perfect sense of timing, good speaker, musically or artistically inspired, can meditate and experience Divine Energy, easily grasp spiritual teachings, may be overwhelmingly prolific, may choose to rechannel sexual energy into music, art or meditation and may be interested in tantric forms of sexual expression, or may seek bliss through celibacy. Excessive energy characteristics include being arrogant, self-righteous, talk too much, dogmatic, addictive, excessive sexual energy, become macho and prefer partners who can be dominated. Deficient energy can be scared, timid, hold back, quiet, inconsistent, unreliable, weak, devious, manipulative, cannot express your thoughts, may be afraid or cannot relax during sex. Do not use blue for the following ailments: colds, muscle contractions, paralysis and poor circulation. Glands and organs influenced are the throat, thyroid, nerves, eyes and muscles. Illnesses and ailments to be treated with blue are hyperthyroid, sore throat, inflammations (since virtually every illness is characterized by inflammation, which is a red condition, blue is the most frequently used color for healing), burns, skin irritations, rashes, fever, ear infections, overtired, mentally exhausted, teething, gum inflammation, ulcers, digestive irritation, nervousness, colic, back pain, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, toxemia of pregnancy, vaginal infections, hyperactive, excitable and violent, during the death watch. See what I mean about blue? Stones with deep blue and flecks of white resembling lapis is the sodalite which will give you a strong connection with Spirit while keeping you grounded in reality. Sodalite is invaluable for anyone having a bad trip, whether a bad drug experience or travel sickness or depression. This is a good stone for anyone feeling too spaced out. It is soothing if you have been doing a lot of psychic work and also useful for deepening our ability to concentrate. Those who have difficulty putting their thoughts or feelings into words can wear this stone on or near their throat and they will be comforted and soothed. When relaxed, the effort which caused strain will dissolve and the words will come forth effortlessly. If you were withdrawn and unable to express yourself as a child, begin by working with your heart chakra and release emotions blocking your heart energy which will enable the energy to flow up to your throat and then you will find it easier to express yourself. Practicing forgiveness is monumental in healing this area. Sodalite will soothe all ailments of the throat as it reduces inflammations and swellings. It can be worn safely at all times. Azurite is a beautiful stone that enables you to give voice to your thoughts and feelings and enhances the experience and expression of your spirituality, filling you with the desire and ability to speak about deep things. It stirs up the throat chakra and penetrates the voice box so that you are filled with the desire to speak. When your eyes are overstrained from too much driving or too much computer work, lie down and put one azurite on each eye. After 15-20 minutes, the eyes feel rested. Cucumbers and tea bags are effective as well. Azurite may also be used for easing menstrual cramps. When azurite is combined with malachite, malachite brings up buried emotions and azurite helps you to describe what you are experiencing. Got the blues? What blues? Say what you need to say. I'll give you a piece of my mind. Actually, peace of mind. xo