5. The Colour BLUE
When we consider our basic, or major, seven chakras or psychic centers, we imagine the colours of the rainbow. The fifth colour we can consider is blue, located in your neck at the throat.
The throat chakra is the site of communication. It is the place of expression. This is where the energy for speaking and otherwise expressing your truth and your wisdom and for relating your experiences is located. It is the place of feeling confident and free to do so. When we are ill, distressed, angry or feeling unsupported and ignored, this chakra often is in a state of disharmony. To someone who can ‘see’ the aura, the colour blue may appear weak, pale, scattered, lop-sided or even non-existent. To one who can see the actual chakras, the blue colour may appear pale and greyish or chalky and the chakra itself may be very small and/or misshapen. At other times it may also be boldly much larger, out of proportion and overly harsh to the point of appearing black and sometimes striated with red or brownish streaks.
Close your eyes. Imagine a completely clear blue sky overlooking a calm, peaceful lake or imagine a favourite blue object. Slowly counting to four, breathe that pure blue hue in through your nose. While holding your breath for a count of five, six or seven (whichever you are able to comfortably maintain), allow it to course down to the bottom of your spine then rise and settle at the throat area just below and including the Adam’s apple. Breathe out through your mouth for a count of five, six or seven (again, whichever is most comfortable). As you exhale, visualize that the breath has picked up any deep-seated anxieties and toxins and is releasing those into the air far away from you. Repeat the breath work, noticing how the blue light softly yet strongly warms, then cools and illuminates, your throat. As you become comfortable with the routine of breathing, notice how the light illuminates and surrounds your neck like a band of beautiful blue light. Visualize the blue light gently bathing and softly warming, then cooling, your tonsils, your larynx, thyroid glands and parathyroid glands, freeing any negativity and fully opening you to the power of communication. Feel the confidence you have in your choices and in what you express in thoughts, words and deeds. You can feel your throat chakra anchor and stabilize. You feel strong, capable and powerful. You ARE strong, capable and powerful.
Practice this meditation for ten to fifteen minutes, for three consecutive days if possible. Keep a journal and make notes of any changes you may notice in your well-being.
(I will be happy to answer questions.)
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