Throat Chakra (5th)

Vishuddha: The Throat Chakra

Vishuddha (also Vishuddhi) may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation. Symbolised by a lotus with sixteen petals. Vishudda is characterized by the colour light or pale blue, or turquoise. It governs such issues as self-expression and communication, as discussed above. Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security

  • Color – blue
  • Sanskrit Namevishuddha
  • Physical Location – throat, neck region
  • Purposes – learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs
  • Spiritual Lesson – confession, surrender personal will over to divine will, faith, truthfulness over deceit
  • Physical Dysfunctions– sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth problems, TMJ
  • Mental and Emotional Issues – personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making (choices), will, lack of authority
  • Information Stored Inside Throat Chakra – self-knowledge, truth, attitudes, hearing, taste, smell
  • Area of Body Governed – throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperthalemus
  • Gemstones – Chrysocola,Lapis, Blue Opal
  • Flower Essences – Cosmos, Trumpet Vine, Larch
  • Balanced Throat Chakra: Connected to truth, individuality, and ability to communicate

Heart Chakra (4th)

  • Anahata: The Heart Chakra

    Anahata, or Anahata-puri, or padma-sundara is related to the thymus, located in the chest. The thymus is an element of the immune system as well as being part of the endocrine system. It is the site of maturation of the T cells responsible for fending off disease and may be adversely affected by stress. Anahata is symbolised by a lotus flower with twelve petals. (See also heartmind). Anahata is related to the colours green or pink. Key issues involving Anahata involve complex emotions, compassion, tenderness, unconditional love, equilibrium, rejection and well-being. Physically Anahata governs circulation, emotionally it governs unconditional love for the self and others, mentally it governs passion, and spiritually it governs devotion

    • Color – green, pink
    • Sanskrit Name – anahata
    • Physical Location – center of chest
    • Purposes – emotional empowerment
    • Spiritual Lesson – forgiveness, unconditional love, letting go, trust, compassion
    • Physical Disfunctions– heart conditions, asthma, lung & breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumonia, upper back, shoulder problems
    • Mental and Emotional Issues – love, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosity
    • Information Stored Inside Heart Chakra – connections or “heart strings” to those whom we love
    • Area of Body Governed – heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands
    • Gemstones – Malachite, Emerald, Rose Quartz
    • Flower Essences – Holly, Poppy, California Wild Rose
    • Balanced Heart Chakra: Affinity, Connected, Harmonized
  • Solar Plexus Chakra (3rd)

    Manipura: The Solar Plexus Chakra

    Manipura or manipuraka is related to the metabolic and digestive systems. Manipura is believed to correspond to Islets of Langerhans,[35] which are groups of cells in the pancreas, as well as the outer adrenal glands and the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body. Symbolised by a lotus with ten petals. The colour that corresponds to Manipura is yellow. Key issues governed by Manipura are issues of personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, and transition from simple or base emotions to complex. Physically, Manipura governs digestion, mentally it governs personal power, emotionally it governs expansiveness, and spiritually, all matters of growth

    • Sanskrit Namemanipura
    • Physical Location – solar plexus
    • Purposes – mental understanding of emotional life
    • Spiritual Lesson – acceptance of your place in the life stream. (self-love)
    • Physical Dysfunctions– stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases
    • Mental and Emotional Issues – self esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness
    • Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra – personal power, personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), knowing
    • Area of Body Governed – upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, gallbladder, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
    • Gemstones – Jasper , Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline
    • Flower Essences – Chamomile, Golden Yarrow, Peppermint
    • Balanced Solar Plexis: Creativity, Movement, Energy Distribution

    Spleen Chakra (2nd)

    Svadhisthana: The Sacral Chakra

    Swadhisthana, Svadisthana or adhishthana is located in the sacrum (hence the name) and is considered to correspond to the testes or the ovaries that produce the various sex hormones involved in the reproductive cycle. Svadisthana is also considered to be related to, more generally, the genitourinary system and the adrenals. The Sacral Chakra is symbolized by a lotus with six petals, and corresponds to the colour orange. The key issues involving Svadisthana are relationships, violence, addictions, basic emotional needs, and pleasure. Physically, Svadisthana governs reproduction, mentally it governs creativity, emotionally it governs joy, and spiritually it governs enthusiasm.

    • Color – orange
    • Sanskrit Name – swadhisthana
    • Physical Location – lower abdomen to the navel
    • Purposes – emotional connection
    • Spiritual Lesson – creativity, manifestation. honoring relationships, learning to “let go”
    • Physical Dysfunctions– low back pain, sciatica, ob/gyn problems, pelvic pain, libido, urinary problems
    • Mental and Emotional Issues – blame, guilt, money, sex, power, control, creativity, morality
    • Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra – duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)
    • Area of Body Governed – sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine
    • Gemstones – Garnet, Moonstone, Orange Tourmaline
    • Flower Essences – Indian Paintbrush, Lady’s Slipper, Hibiscus
    • Balanced Spleen Chakra: Emotionally Fluid, Expressive and Calm

    The Root Chakra

    Muladhara: The Base Chakra

    Muladhara or root chakra is related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality. This centre is located in the region between the genitals and the anus. Although no endocrine organ is placed here, it is said to relate to the gonads and the adrenal medulla, responsible for the fight-or-flight response when survival is under threat. There is a muscle located in this region that controls ejaculation in the sexual act of the human male. A parallel is charted between the sperm cell and the ovum where the genetic code lies coiled and the kundalini. Muladhara is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the colour red. Key issues involve sexuality, lust and obsession. Physically, Muladhara governs sexuality, mentally it governs stability, emotionally it governs sensuality, and spiritually it governs a sense of security.[38]

    Woodroffe also describes 7 head chakras (including Ajna and Sahasrara) in his other Indian text sources. Lowest to highest they are: Talu/Talana/Lalana, Ajna, Manas, Soma, Brahmarandra, Sri (inside Sahasrara), Sahasrara.

    • Physical Location – base of the spine
    • Purposes – kinesthetic feelings, movement
    • Spiritual Lesson – material world lessons
    • Physical Dysfunctions– lower back pain, sciatica, varicose veins, rectal tumors, depression, immune related disorders
    • Mental and Emotional Issues – survival, self esteem, social order, security, family
    • Information Stored Inside Root Chakra – familial beliefs, superstitions, loyalty, instincts, physical pleasure or pain, touch
    • Area of Body Governed – spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum, immune system
    • Gemstones – Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Onyx
    • Flower Essences – Corn, Clematis, Rosemary
    • Balanced Root Chakra: Grounding, Grounded,  State of Well Being

    Anatomy of Energy

    The term energy has been widely used by writers and practitioners of various esoteric forms of spirituality and alternative medicine. This ‘energy’ is sometimes conceived of as a universal life force running within and between all things, and in other cases it is seen as a more localized phenomenon, such as in vitalism, subtle bodies, or somatic energies such as qi, prana, or kundalini.Spiritual energy is often closely associated with the metaphor of life as breath – the words ‘qi’, ‘prana’, and ‘spirit’, for instance, are all related in their respective languages to the verb ‘to breathe’. It is also often seen as a continuum that unites spirit, body and mind. Energy in a human body is a derivative of how you utilize your spiritual anatomy, subtle bodies, awareness, consciousness, and mind collectively to provide life experience for yourself. Energy balancing is the act of utilizing your spiritual body to rebalanced the internal workings of your mental, emotional, physical, bodies to manifest a state of well being and harmony within the chakras, aura, and dynamics of your reality. Healing your chakras can completely altar ones life experience.

    Neutrality in Spiritual Development Creed

    When you are choosing to walk along a sacred path of spiritual growth, there is a greater rule of thumb that you can take with you as self reflection of yourself in your world:

    You do not have to condone or condemn; Just because you are choosing to come out of games of ego consciousness and the third dimension you do not have to punish, blame, point fingers or use comparison techniques to postulate. You can command the same respect.

    You do not have be burdened by where others are at:  Walking along the sacred path is an internal act, there is no leaving others behind and no need to carry them with you, this is a burden and invalidation to self and others. There is no need to kick a puppy or take one in as it is ok to accept and love others without the need to change them. The first acknowledgment of unconditional love is acceptance of self and others, there is no wrong way to grow, ever, this is especially so with healer dynamics.

    You never have to feel bad for healing yourself;   Many times others who are in competition will implement a poor me plan of comparison or resistance, simply acknowledge that within them is the capability to grow in what ever way they choose as power is within all of us, and if you can do it so can others in their own time, way and space.  Self denial is an invalidation and it is right for you to seek the right nourishment of your healing and growth based upon your intuition, no two pathways will ever be alike here thus you can not be this for others.

    You do not need to restrict your growth by judgment of self or others: Judgment is a mental body tool that can be over used when it is critical and postulates comparison. There is no need to take the mental body personal as everyone has an odd thought, a negative thought, a strange and dark thought and has hit highs and lows with energy levels coming from the mental concepts that are of limit. Letting go of limit is freeing the mind to reunite with the divine mind and ads light to transform the mechanics of the mind in empowerment. Forgiveness of all mental arguments is key in reaching mental clarity and harmony.

    You never have to concede:  Your intuitive path can only fit like a glove to one, not all. No two persons have the same path of growth, ever. We are all meant to be different from one another and anchor our self expression as the canvas we paint in the world. Each one of us is meant to be different, unique in excellence and no one knows more about you than your own soul. You never have to match another’s version of you, or please another when it comes to finding the truth in who you are, growth is about learning about yourself in the world.

    Tune into this article often as I am not finished yet (smile)

    The Value of Money, Where Does it Come From?

    Money, the term and dynamic is so action packed with energy. Most of the concepts we currently hold come from a place that we inherited or is programmed which dictates our relationship to it and how we have it in our lives.

    One of the things I was looking at this morning is how my heritage formed a relationship to money.  I remember as a young child my father saying “I am going to teach you the value of money” and then his teaching coming from the vantage point of his heritages’ understanding of money and not his own.  I found it interesting in looking at what I learned today most of the teaching was about how to have a negative relationship to it,  or to see the limit aspects of what money is about, rather than learn how to align with my own truth and to create a relationship that is not programmed. It was not about how to see that it is a tangible and you can relate to it abundantly.

    No matter who we are we seem to identify ourselves with and by money (our net worth) and this is a game that holds limit even if our finances are situated in wealth.  Once we place our identity into a tangible we can not easily evolve and grow, and this tangible is filled with a lot of control or limit.

    You may find it interesting to review some of the concepts you hold about money and see if they are your own or if you picked them up somewhere.  Also see if the concept itself  holds a  limit or control in it. Look to see if it can evolve or always has to remain the same. If it is your soul truth it will always be able to evolve, it it is not it can not. After this exercise decide to let what concepts and programs that are no longer serving you go, simply release them and look to adapt new concepts that support your growth and align with abundant flow.


    Cynthia Warwick