We experience many things in our bodies in our lifetimes.
In our legs, roots, lower body, we feel our connection to the earth, to our family, to our tribe, to our ancestors, to our survival.
In our low belly, we feel our relationship to our creativity, sensuality, food, money, intimacy.
In our core, we experience our connection to our sense of self, our power, our will.
In our heart, we hold the stories of love, heartbreak, joy, loss.
In our head, we carry curiosity, thinking, knowledge, wonder, and insight.
We feel things, see things, sense things, know things. And then we also get to SAY things.
The throat chakra is the window from which what we experience within our bodies can be expressed to the outside world. When you speak your truth, tell your stories, share your perspective, you honor all that you hold inside of you.
Sometimes it can be scary to speak your truth. Sometimes it is easy and pleasurable to share your voice. Your Truth can be shared with the pages of your journal, a close friend, your community, and/or through your creativity and art form. This week's mantra guides us to bring our awareness to our throats and pay attention to when it's difficult to speak up and when it comes naturally and gracefully:
Taking a deep inhale and exhale.
Bringing your focus to your throat, mouth, and jaw. (Is there tightness? Are you clenching? Do you feel open?)
Say to yourself: I SET MY VOICE FREE WITH THE TRUTH OF MY STORY.
Take a moment to do this when you wake up as a way to start your day, before you leave the house, in the shower, before walking into work, when eating a meal, before having a conversation with a loved one or friend, before sitting down to your paints/computer/camera/pottery wheel/dance studio/weights/yoga mat/journal/etc, or before you slip into dreamland at the end of the day.
For extra credit, shoot me an email with some thoughts you're having, an experience you had recently, or a story that is important to you. When our stories are witnessed (by yourself or another), healing can happen.
This week's mantra :: I SET MY VOICE FREE WITH THE TRUTH OF MY STORY.