Why is it that when I feel sad my throat gets choked and the same thing happens when I feel deeply grateful for something? As I sat with my eyes closed this morning, it came to me that the ‘Throat Chakra’ houses both of them – grief and gratitude. Chakras are part of our subtle (or energy) body. They literally mean – ‘wheels of light’. They are centres of transformation. Chakras are often called spinning energy vortexes or simply power centres.
The gift of the Throat Chakra is accepting our originality, expressing our authentic voice and speaking our truth. The energy of this chakra allows us to seek knowledge that is true, beyond limitations of time and space and beyond cultural and family conditioning. The “way of the Throat Chakra” is the way of inspired creativity, seeking and sharing of the truth. It is the way of standing up for what we believe, saying no when we need to, and being open and honest in what we say.
I thought about yesterday and all the things that had brought me down so badly. I looked at each one of them closely again. The beautiful memories I have of Saagar – I am so grateful for them. I wish I had more. Shopping with Si – I am so lucky to have him share my life with me and everyday I am grateful for that. A walk in the countryside with some of my family from India – what is sad about that? It is something I dream of. So glad for it to actually happen. The gentle breeze, the warmth of the sun, the happy sounds of kids playing – all of those lovely things that made me sad, I am grateful for. The lovely meal in a nice restaurant with friends and family; the live music – all blessings! Of course I miss Saagar all the time, I always will, yet my heart and throat are full of ‘THANKS’.