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Chakra 5 – The Throat

Chakra 5 activates between the ages of 6.5 to 8.5 in the first instance and then again every seven years as described earlier to revisit the issues that are addressed by this chakra as we mature, revising and renewing old programming that no longer applies in our life.

The Sanskrit chakra system consisting of the traditional seven chakras can be seen to be made up of three lower chakras, which comprise the so-called ‘Lower Self’ and the three higher chakras, five, six and seven, which comprise the ‘Higher Self’.As described in my last post, the Heart Chakra lies in between, as the pivotal centre balancing the Lower and Higher Selves. We can better understand what is meant by these terms when we recognise that the three lower centres (one, two and three) are concerned with our destiny in the world outside of ourselves and how we survive on a very practical level. They deal with such issues as survival, money, intimacy and empowerment, each of which involves others in our life to a greater or lesser degree. The higher centres (five, six and seven) are concerned with our perceptions and values and how we ‘see’ ourselves in the bigger picture and can be more or less described as our relationship with ourselves and the life force/Spirit that animates us.

Chakra Five then is the first chakra that takes us on an inner journey, into awareness of our place in the world and the unique contribution we make to the bigger picture. It is often called the ‘bridge’ between the physical and spiritual.

Ether is the element of the fifth chakra. Ether is fine particulate matter so small that the particles cannot be seen by the naked eye. It is the substance that moves through the meridians of the body, described and mapped thousands of years ago by the Chinese and utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Known as Qi, it responds to thought; “where thought goes, qi flows is an axiom of TCM. It is known in esoteric circles as ‘etherium fluidum’ and as the name suggests has the nature of flowing through the body.

On the physical level it relates to the throat region and the organs of speech and hearing. It rules the rate of the metabolism via the thyroid and bone strength via the parathyroid. It can truly be seen as the centre which shapes the physical structure by driving the vibratory rate at which the organism functions.In the Book of Genesis the statement ‘and the Word was made flesh’ truly describes the power of sound and the potential inherent in this chakra.

On the emotional level it elates to the spontaneity of creative expression, ease of communication, satisfaction, depression, frustration, isolation.

On the mental level, it relates to the clarity with which we form our intentions: when based on intuitive wisdom and a strong sense of personal empowerment, we express our ideas coherently and positively. Our self-talk is free of self-criticism, and self-negation. We follow the path of our bliss with ease.

The consciousness of this chakra is characterized by joyous, creative self-expression that comes about from a strong sense of self-control and self-mastery. It is the realm of consciousness that creates, controls, transmits and receives communication both within ourselves and between each other.

The fifth chakra is the centre of dynamic creativity. Connected to creative intelligence, it registers the creative purpose of the soul, transmitted to it by the inflow of energy from the sixth chakra. The fusion of these two centres leads to creative activity. It embraces listening, speaking, writing, chanting, telepathy and any of the arts, especially those related to sound and language.

To get an idea of how balanced your Throat Chakra (Chakra Five) is, answer the questions below. There is no right or wrong, just an awareness of how well you express your Throat Chakra in your daily life……

CHAKRA FIVE: SOUND, COMMUNICATION

How would you rate your ability to communicate ideas?

Do you listen well to other’s ideas?

Are you creative?

How would you rate the resonance of your voice?

Do you harmonize well with others?

Do you engage in an art form (art, music, dance, writing)?

 

 

Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essences help to restore balance and clear distortions to the chakras. They do this powerfully but gently by re-attuning you to your best possible expression, assisting you to make decisions in your life that are life-affirming and healing.

For example, the Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essence Commelina activates a positive expression of the Throat Chakra by granting integrity to what we say, aiding communication, unblocking frozen expression and opening up to creativity.  Commelina is one of the essences in the blend Speak Easy which supports expressing our needs openly, easily and respectfully and for listening to communication from all realms – including angelic, devic and animal kingdoms. It is also in the blend Creative Muse which opens us to our unique expression and clears creative blocks. Commelina is included in Self-Heal too, which triggers the innate capacity to self heal on all levels of being.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about how to optimise your potential by re-balancing your chakras come along to our exciting Spirit of Woman Practitioner Workshop series. We explore the chakras in depth and how they affect your life when they are out of balance, including the five newer chakras that have opened up recently in human beings as the consciousness of the planet shifts into a higher gear. You don’t have to be a practitioner to attend this workshop series, but you will come away with healing skills that you can practice on your family and friends. This is a powerful workshop series. To find out more click here.
 

 



Chakra 5 – The Throat

Chakra 5 activates between the ages of 6.5 to 8.5 in the first instance and then again every seven years as described earlier to revisit the issues that are addressed by this chakra as we mature, revising and renewing old programming that no longer applies in our life.

The Sanskrit chakra system consisting of the traditional seven chakras can be seen to be made up of three lower chakras, which comprise the so-called ‘Lower Self’ and the three higher chakras, five, six and seven, which comprise the ‘Higher Self’.As described in my last post, the Heart Chakra lies in between, as the pivotal centre balancing the Lower and Higher Selves. We can better understand what is meant by these terms when we recognise that the three lower centres (one, two and three) are concerned with our destiny in the world outside of ourselves and how we survive on a very practical level. They deal with such issues as survival, money, intimacy and empowerment, each of which involves others in our life to a greater or lesser degree. The higher centres (five, six and seven) are concerned with our perceptions and values and how we ‘see’ ourselves in the bigger picture and can be more or less described as our relationship with ourselves and the life force/Spirit that animates us.

Chakra Five then is the first chakra that takes us on an inner journey, into awareness of our place in the world and the unique contribution we make to the bigger picture. It is often called the ‘bridge’ between the physical and spiritual.

Ether is the element of the fifth chakra. Ether is fine particulate matter so small that the particles cannot be seen by the naked eye. It is the substance that moves through the meridians of the body, described and mapped thousands of years ago by the Chinese and utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Known as Qi, it responds to thought; “where thought goes, qi flows is an axiom of TCM. It is known in esoteric circles as ‘etherium fluidum’ and as the name suggests has the nature of flowing through the body.

On the physical level it relates to the throat region and the organs of speech and hearing. It rules the rate of the metabolism via the thyroid and bone strength via the parathyroid. It can truly be seen as the centre which shapes the physical structure by driving the vibratory rate at which the organism functions.In the Book of Genesis the statement ‘and the Word was made flesh’ truly describes the power of sound and the potential inherent in this chakra.

On the emotional level it elates to the spontaneity of creative expression, ease of communication, satisfaction, depression, frustration, isolation.

On the mental level, it relates to the clarity with which we form our intentions: when based on intuitive wisdom and a strong sense of personal empowerment, we express our ideas coherently and positively. Our self-talk is free of self-criticism, and self-negation. We follow the path of our bliss with ease.

The consciousness of this chakra is characterized by joyous, creative self-expression that comes about from a strong sense of self-control and self-mastery. It is the realm of consciousness that creates, controls, transmits and receives communication both within ourselves and between each other.

The fifth chakra is the centre of dynamic creativity. Connected to creative intelligence, it registers the creative purpose of the soul, transmitted to it by the inflow of energy from the sixth chakra. The fusion of these two centres leads to creative activity. It embraces listening, speaking, writing, chanting, telepathy and any of the arts, especially those related to sound and language.

To get an idea of how balanced your Throat Chakra (Chakra Five) is, answer the questions below. There is no right or wrong, just an awareness of how well you express your Throat Chakra in your daily life……

CHAKRA FIVE: SOUND, COMMUNICATION

How would you rate your ability to communicate ideas?

Do you listen well to other’s ideas?

Are you creative?

How would you rate the resonance of your voice?

Do you harmonize well with others?

Do you engage in an art form (art, music, dance, writing)?

 

 

Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essences help to restore balance and clear distortions to the chakras. They do this powerfully but gently by re-attuning you to your best possible expression, assisting you to make decisions in your life that are life-affirming and healing.

For example, the Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essence Commelina activates a positive expression of the Throat Chakra by granting integrity to what we say, aiding communication, unblocking frozen expression and opening up to creativity.  Commelina is one of the essences in the blend Speak Easy which supports expressing our needs openly, easily and respectfully and for listening to communication from all realms – including angelic, devic and animal kingdoms. It is also in the blend Creative Muse which opens us to our unique expression and clears creative blocks. Commelina is included in Self-Heal too, which triggers the innate capacity to self heal on all levels of being.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about how to optimise your potential by re-balancing your chakras come along to our exciting Spirit of Woman Practitioner Workshop series. We explore the chakras in depth and how they affect your life when they are out of balance, including the five newer chakras that have opened up recently in human beings as the consciousness of the planet shifts into a higher gear. You don’t have to be a practitioner to attend this workshop series, but you will come away with healing skills that you can practice on your family and friends. This is a powerful workshop series. To find out more click here.
 

 



 

Freckle Face

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hypoestes sanguinolenta

 

Healing Challenges

  • For communication difficulties.
  • For fear of speaking out.
  • Guilt for using shrill or harsh words.
  • For speaking with a forked tongue.
  • For frustration that one’s needs are not being heard.
  • For discomfort with silence.
  • For feeling constantly criticised.
  • For parent / child conflict especially during adolescence.

Healing Outcomes

  • For ease in communicating one’s needs.
  • For a sense of safety in expressing oneself.
  • For communicating with loving kindness.
  • Elicits truthful communication.
  • For feeling loved and supported.
  • Brings the awareness that words are not the only means of communication.
  • Smoothes parent-child interaction.

Description

Belonging to the Acanthaceae family, Hypoestes sanguinolenta, or Freckle Face, is a plant highly valued for its foliage. Its flowers are insignificant, but the brilliantly colored leaves are the most noticeable aspect of this attractive indoor or outdoor plant. It grows to a height of 15 – 45 cm spreads from 15 – 30 cm. It blooms in mid-summer and its flower is considered inconspicuous for the garden lover.

The leaves of this variety are deep green with vivid random pink spots that call out for attention. It is named Freckle Face or Polka Dot plant for the spotty leaves.

It produces small, brilliant magenta-coloured flowers that make a striking contrast against the deep green background of the leaf.

It grows in a cushion, mound or clump, starting out rounded and getting taller and more upright as the season goes on.

It likes some sun, which increases its variegation, but it can tolerate lower levels of light. In tropical climates, it can be grown outdoors, but must be grown in a shady location, as full outdoor sun will kill it.

Doctrine of Signatures

The bright magenta, tiny flower grows high on the stem as it is lengthening out and reaching upwards in the latter phase of its growth. It looks like a wide-open mouth issuing a projectile stream from its depth. It has a top petal, appearing as the upper lip, which curls back towards the stem. It is truncated, with three lobes like three thick fingers pointing back towards the self. The lower petal sits underneath, giving the appearance of a wide-open jaw. From between the two comes a long, straight stamen that gives the appearance that something is issuing from the mouth with force.

 

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black nightshade

 

 

Solanum nigrum

 

 

 

 

 

Healing Challenges

  • For difficulties with breast-feeding and aversion to breastfeeding.
  • For mother-child issues.
  • For poor body image, particularly related to the breasts.
  • For discomfort with being a female.
  • For constant tiredness and overwhelm
  • For inability to nurture oneself or others.
  • For energetically supporting digestive problems including constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach upsets, diabetes, liver problems, acne, skin blemishes and toxic skin conditions, breast cancer, mastitis and lowered immunity.

Healing Outcomes

  • Grants a sense of self-worth
  • Helps mother and child with feeding difficulties
  • Helps women to love their body, whatever the shape or size
  • Increases sexual enjoyment through enhanced self-image
  • Supports femininity and motherhood
  • Energetically supports the digestive system
  • Energetically assists with bowel problems and boosts immunity
  • Clarifies the skin, by energetically supporting detoxification of the liver, through the skin
  • Opens communication lines between mothers and children

Description

Found in wooded areas as well as disturbed habitats, Black Nightshade is an annual plant of the tomato and potato family, Solanaceae. Its genus is Solanum and it is a native to Eurasia and introduced to the Americas and Australiasia. It grows to a height of 30–120 cm with leaves 4–7 cm ovate or heart-shaped with wavy or large-toothed edges.

It produces small, greenish to white star-like flowers, re-curved when aged that surround prominent yellow centres. The fruits are oval, dull, blackberries that hang in small clusters. The ripe seeds can be eaten, but the green or light purple immature berries contain the toxic alkaloid solanine, which is the poisonous principle in green potatoes.

The flavour of the ripe berry is sweet. Taken internally in small amounts, they will promote perspiration and purge the bowels. It is useful for diabetes. Black Nightshade is a highly effective tonic for the stomach and ulcers. Cooking destroys any trace of toxic substance in the berries and they are often used in pies and cakes. Black Nightshade is a highly valued herb for its nutritional support of the digestive system.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine Black Nightshade is used for breast tumours and to alleviate fevers.

The fruit is also used as a cosmetic — it removes freckles.

The juice is used for fever and to allay pain. Large doses can cause poisoning that is not fatal. The juice is also used for skin problems and tumours.

Decoctions of the stalks, leaves and roots are good for wounds and canker.

An infusion of the plant is used for infants with abdominal upsets. According to Mrs. Grieve in her book, A Modern Herbal, published in 1931, the leaves are placed in the cradles of infants to promote sleep in Bohemia.

Green berries are recommended for herpes simplex while the leaves can be used as a poultice for ulcers or skin conditions.

It also has application for the liver and is used to support its function.

Doctrine of Signatures

The tiny star-shaped flowers are shaped like a nipple and breast — the white pulled-back petals appear as the curve of the breast while the yellow stamens in the centre look like a large nipple.

The distinct yellow colour at the centre directly relates to the Solar Plexus chakra, the human energy centre that is concerned with nourishment and the ability to self-nurture.

This centre also relates to self-esteem, particularly in regard to how well we have been nourished as an infant and through childhood.

 

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