Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vishuddha


The Fifth Chakra (Vishuddha) is the chakra that holds our personal development in both expression and in listening.Vishuddha is located in the throat, near the thyroid gland. It is the chakra of communication, expression and judgment.  This Chakra, governs life lessons of self expression and speaking one’s truth, creativity (especially writing or speaking) faith, and making decisions and will power. On the flip side, issues of addiction, the need to criticize, lack of authority, and indecisiveness. Information stored in the Fifth Chakra includes self-knowledge and truth, attitudes, and the senses of hearing, taste, and smell. An imbalance in the Throat Chakra can be felt as difficulty in self expression, poor learning ability, habitual lying, fear, doubt, and uncertainty.


Interestingly enough the deity for this centre is Shri Krishna. He represents God in His aspect as the Eternal Witness. For those of you that really know me You understand why this is interesting. :) 
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This was by far the easiest of all the  address, because I've been comfortable with who I am and able to speak my truths for such a long time. And though some look at my honesty and ability to look at a situation, make a decision and move on with my life as me being a hard ass, it's not. It's me being comfortable enough with myself and the decisions that I make.  A friend of mine was laughing when I talked to her about this post because she said really all I needed to write was "You either like me or you don't and either way that's your problem because I'm good with being me" It's simple but very true. 



I can't sit here and pretend that my being comfortable with myself was just the way I was born, it took years.  I think my shy nature lead to me being a better listener and in turn a better judge of character. Those two things have always been my strong suit and in turn a lot of people come to me for advice. I guess that's where the speaking part come in. 


Also having a family tree full of women that stand as tall as any oak in Central Park. Which in turn made me do the same. My Nana,Aunts and Mother are dynamic ladies, with strong personalities and big mouths, LOL . Their lives and struggles so we could have better than they did, taught me to be happy with my life no matter the good or bad because as long as I stood in faith I'd be okay. That advice hasn't failed me yet. 


I guess the side of being this person that always gets me in trouble is that I don't remember that everyone didn't grow up with the same foundation. I'm working on that though because in my next career I will need to be able to advise and not seem as if I'm passing judgement. I don't think I'm very judgemental now but sometimes my no nonsense attitude might seem that way. 


Another interesting fact about this Chakra is that it the first to deal with both the earthly and spiritual worlds. Makes sense that being comfortable with how God made you let's you commune with the spiritual world easier. Hmm. 



1 comment:

ShellyShell said...

Good Post K. I honestly can't remember not speaking my mind. I get that from my mom. My parents raised us to be smart,kind and confident. Sometimes people mistake your confidence as arrogance. It's not that at all. I had to have that growing up with all the white people and ALWAYS being the ONLY black girl. I always liked my thick legs and booty while these white girls were eating Grey Poupon and chasing it with hot water.(It's a diuretic) Nuts I know.