How to find your authentic voice...
Throughout history, communication has been an essential aspect of our interactions with those around us. While social media allows us to engage in a stream of near-constant communication, is the story that we are telling actually in alignment with our authentic truth?
How do I know if I'm speaking my 'authentic truth'?
When we communicate with another person, ultimately, we are trying to convey a message. In considering whether or not this message is in alignment with our authentic truth, we can ask ourselves:
Is it coming from my heart?
Is it in alignment with my core values and beliefs?
Or is it what I think the other person wants to hear?
While it can sometimes feel uncomfortable to express our truth, in the end we generally feel less burdened and more at ease. It also works wonders for our Throat Chakra and therefore the flow of vital energy within our bodies.
Our Throat Chakra (Vishudda) unsurprisingly, is the seat of our ability to communicate clearly and effectively with those around us. For many of us, it is the most neglected of our energy centres and can become blocked incredibly easily, leading to a blockage in the flow of our vital energy (pranah). When this happens, we find ourselves unable to express ourselves clearly - either oversharing and struggling to find the 'off' switch, or conversely, not being able to find the right words or speak up loud enough to be heard.
So what can we do about it?
There are many things you can do to break through energetic blockages in the Throat Chakra to open the doors for more effective communication with both yourself and those around you. I have found that one of the best ways to tune up the Throat Chakra is to use your voice in an uplifting way through singing and chanting.
Chanting can be as simple as repeating the sound OM (the sound of Cosmic creation) but the effects on your energy can be profound. Physics tells us that all of life is in a state of constant vibration and that we are all resonating at specific frequencies. By introducing sound into our practice, we are working with these frequencies to bring our own vibration into alignment with the vibration of the life-force energy moving through us.
How do I start a chanting practice?
My advice here would be to just dive in and give it a go! I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to join me in my new 'Mantra by Moonlight' Series!
A series of experiential sessions where we will harness the transformational energy of the different phases of the Moon to ideate and manifest our desires and revamp our capacity for empowering self-expression through chanting sacred Mantra. I know right? Sounds EPIC!
If this sounds like something you need in your life right now, click here to find out how you can join in with our first session on 31 October - All Hallows' Eve - under the light of the Hunter's Blue Moon at 7.30pm EST.
Looking forward to seeing you on the virtual mat!
With love and light