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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.
 

 



Food for the Soul


A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy the vegetarian cooking classes at Govinda’s in Elizabeth Street, in Brisbane.

Govinda’s regularly host Saturday night classes that explore a range of vegetarian experiences that inspire and nourish.   It was a wonderful evening spent in conversation with new acquaintances and sharing a love of food with Chef Ranchor as he enthusiastically combined his selection of 10 ‘Super Foods’ into a delicious meal, which we then shared.  Chef Ranchor is delightfully entertaining, but what resonated most with me was his passion to nourish not only our bodies but also our Souls.

Nourishing our bodies through exercise and healthy lifestyles has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry and it is important for our optimal functioning. However cooking to nourish our Souls – I wonder if that is something many of us inherently understand, but are rarely aware of.

As an example:   For me vegetarian cooking is really simple – until I think about it!  The moment I attempt to put together a vegetarian meal for someone outside of my immediate family, my brain freezes.  My stress I imagine, is akin to that experienced by contestants in the elimination round of ‘Masterchef’.  Yet, I enjoy creating wonderfully delicious and nourishing meals for my family and do so with little thought.

It was whilst attending this class and watching Chef Ranchor that I realized when I cook for my family – it is a creative process that is undertaken with love.  It is my expression of love for them and it is completely instinctive!

Cooking at home evolves from a ‘feeling’.   However, cooking for others’ takes me into the ‘thinking’ realm (possibly my ego – wanting to impress!) and I no longer trust my instincts.  In essences, the less I think about ‘what to cook’, the more I simply follow my instincts, and the more attuned I am to those I am cooking for.

Chef Ranchors’ class reminded me that our creativity is not in our minds, but in our hearts – even for such simplicities as the family meal.  Creativity in cooking is not simply producing an impressive looking and tasting meal – but also knowing the key ingredients that provide the optimum nourishment and sustenance for both the body AND Soul.

In our fast-paced modern life everything is a competition or quick and easy takeaway or TV dinners.  Whilst they may be sufficient for feeding the body (and most times even that is dubious)  – I believe they don’t even come close to nourishing our inner lives.

As women we are blessed with a wonderful collection of emotions that can be harnessed to inspire us in many ways.  The more we open our hearts, accept our emotions and stay true to ourselves, the more adept we will become at instinctively understanding the nourishing needs of ourselves, others and our environment.

I believe one of our greatest challenges as women is to hold our feminine nature in the multifarious aspects of our daily lives.  Even in the kitchen, which is traditionally the female domain!  As our workshops attest to, women in all walks of life are looking to reconnect with the feminine within and to allow her a voice in the tasks we undertake in our daily lives.  Click here if you interested in finding out more about our next scheduled workshop.

I challenge you to find your inner goddess of the kitchen!  Love and nourish her and awaken to your intuition, so that nourishing those we love is a joy and not  a burdensome chore.

I invite you to inspire others by sharing your inner goddess journey.  Please leave your comments or stories here.

Until next time.  Bon apetito.

Karren

 

  Red Kamala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malotis phillipensus 

Healing Challenges

  • For frigidity.
  • For menstrual pain, and infertility.
  • For shame, fear and guilt around sexuality.
  • For shame around masturbation.
  • For loss of interest in a sexual partner, particularly following birth.
  • For low or absent libido.
  • For fear of movement and a feelings of stiffness.
  • For creative blocks.
  • For low back pain, aching legs, oedema in the ankles and bladder problems.

Healing Outcomes

  • The Wild Woman essence.
  • Assists women to get in touch with their capacity for pleasure.
  • Grants freedom from sexual guilt.
  • Renews stale relationships.
  • The aphrodisiac essence, it kindles sexual excitement and passion.
  • Enhances flexibility.
  • Eases back pain, balances fluids.
  • Enlivens and inspires musicians and artists.

Description

A tall tree belonging to the Euphorbia family, it grows to 17 metres. The branches are slender with pale bark, and the younger ones are covered with dense reddish-brown fine hair covering. The leaves are ovate, longer than broad, three-ribbed at the base, are glandular and also covered with a fine reddish-brown underneath. The yellow flowers are inconspicuous when seen from afar. The flowers are dioecious; that is, male and female flowers are on different plants of the same species.

The female flowers are on short spikes attached directly to the stem. Each flower is on a stalk within a cluster. The flowers are not petaled, but have many delicate stamens with pure white filaments. They open in sequence, along a raceme that stands upright at the growing tip of the branch.

Male flowers are found on longer stalks that attach directly to the stem. In the centre are one or sometimes two bright red anthers.

The bark is a deep red, hence the name of the tree, Red Kamala. When cut, the sap flows abundantly. The seed capsules are clothed with a deep, red glandular substance. This is used in India as a dye for silk, and known commercially by its name Kamala, bearing the same name as the tree.

Doctrine of Signatures

A detailed look at these beautiful flowers reveals the image of a swirling dancer. The little buds appear on a raceme and burst into flower, splitting as if unclothing. They appear as a stunning display of tiny flowers, like ballerinas, row upon row with their tutus flying in a choreographed dance.

The seed appears as a three-lobed ball-shaped capsule with reddish-brown dense pubescence (dense or fine hair indicating sexual readiness).

The tree has a renowned affinity with red; underneath the leaves are red and glandular, the sap flows richly and red and the pubescence, or fine hairs growing on the seed capsules, is a dusky red colour.

Annie Meredith's Australian Wild Flower Essences Red Kamala EssenceAnnie Meredith's Australian Wild Flower Essences Red Kamala Essence

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