Welcome to your throat chakra meditation class that seeks to create an energetic connection, develop your inner voice, and remind you how important it is to tell your story.
And, welcome to the third class in the Manifest Your Journey series.
The MYJ series is an eight week experience that uses the chakra system and our yoga practice to manifest our dreams from consciousness to reality. The series includes a free chakra workbook that I absolutely recommend downloading, if you’re serious about manifestation. Click here to get your copy!
Your throat chakra is obviously located in your throat, but it also encompasses your ears, nose, jaw, and entire mouth. This energetic center is associated with communication, creativity, honesty, truth, authenticity, and resonance.
The manifesting principle is Communication Catalyzes.
To quickly recap, we’ve now descended three layers into the chakra system using the manifestation current. We began in the crown chakra, a boundary-less state where beliefs, thoughts, and ideas formulate. It was here that we updated our belief system and learned the importance of S P A C E making. We then traveled to the third eye chakra where we examined our life purpose, dreamt our ideal life, chose a dream to manifest, designed a vision vehicle to carry our dream, and committed to visualizing our dream.
At the fifth chakra level, we are both internally and externally focused. It’s here that we begin to communicate our dream to others, practice owning and telling our story (because every story matters), open ourselves to feedback and constructive criticism, and set our first goals. It’s also here that we develop an internal dialogue with our chakras, learning how to listen to our energy and respect it’s feedback, advice, and intuition.
Let’s cover the weirdest stuff first, learning to dialogue with our chakras, which happens to be what we do in today’s meditation too.
Chakra Voice Dialogue
In Creating on Purpose, Anodea offers this exercise as a way to turn our inner voices into allies (the ones that we typically ignore) and to help strengthen our listening skills. Often times we become fixated with a specific dream/goal and move full steam ahead, and also often times, we meet a shitload of resistance along the way. We think we want one thing, when in actuality, we might want something completely different that’s buried deep within, unable to reveal itself because our insecurities are muting the communication connection.
Our mind says one thing. Our heart says another.
Today’s meditation seeks to open our closed communication channels through chanting, sound, meditation, and writing. We will use the throat chakra bija mantra – HAM – to activate the sound element and awaken our energy. I will guide us through 108 chants that begin audibly, then transition into silent chanting. At the conclusion of the meditation, I will ask you to dialogue with your throat chakra about your chosen dream.
You will need the chakra voice dialogue exercise in your workbook, please have it ready.
At this stage, your only job is to listen. Listen to the feedback your throat chakra is sharing. Accept whatever it shares with you. Write it down. And thank your throat chakra for speaking to you.
Now I gotta be totally honest, my first time doing this, I heard diddly squat from my chakras. No words. No intuitive hits. No advice. No feedback. No guidance. No you’re doing an awesome job at manifesting Allie! I was disappointed and immediately leapt to self-deprecating conclusions about my dream.
Luckily, I tried again, and again, and again.
And about the third attempt, I began to get the hang of it. I excused my mind from the conversation and allowed my subtle body to take the stage. The advice I received wasn’t over the top life-changing, but it did provide a lens to listen through, and an awareness that my listening skills are a biiitttt underdeveloped (my husband would definitely agree too).
In the today’s meditation class, I lead us through one round of chakra voice dialogue and we only do it with the throat chakra. I highly recommend doing this dialogue with each chakra using the related bija mantra, meditation, and then asking your chakra for feedback in regards to your dream.
Also, this practice doesn’t need to always include a mantra + meditation, it can be done whenever you want to check in.
Okay onward with our fifth chakra, let’s shift to external communication and listening.
Communication & Story Telling
This is the step where you begin to share your dream with others, and others can be anyone that will listen. Your partner. Your parents. Your sister. Your brother. Your friends. Your co-workers. Your yoga class neighbor. Your running buddy. Your teacher. Your fellow club member. Your online community friend. Your social media friends.
Literally anyone qualifies as a listener.
When we engage in communication, sharing our dream and vision, it gives us an opportunity to refine the message. Let me give you an example.
Over the past year, I’ve been crafting my message surrounding the new Body Mind Soul Studio. I would talk, talk, talk, talk my husband’s head off about my dream and vision, and one day, he finally challenged my message. He told me it wasn’t clear enough and my communication wasn’t painting the intended picture. He knew the picture from hours of conversation, but it wasn’t being translated properly.
I was missing the mark.
Now here’s where the difficult component of sharing begins….. the receiving of criticism. No one wants to hear that their dream is falling on deaf ears. No one wants to feel like their vision isn’t resonating. No one wants to put in hours of effort only to witness their dream not be received.
This is why the exchange of listening and receiving is V I T A L when it comes to manifesting our dream. We have to learn how to use our voice. How to tell our story. How to communicate effectively. How to create with resonance. How to receive feedback. How to tweak our message. How to craft potent messaging.
The best way to do this is to talk.
Talking can be overwhelming and intimidating in the beginning, but the more you do it, the more natural it will become. As a yoga teacher and writer, talking is my main form of connection. It is through language that I create an experience, whether that experience happens on the yoga mat or via a written email, it’s all delivered through language.
This is the case for many people.
So, what’s the manifestation lesson here? Talk is cheap, do lots of it!
This is your next assignment. Share your dream. Share your vision. Share your message.
Throat Chakra Goals
Goal talk time. Ready to do some more writing?
The fifth chakra refines our dream and vision by breaking it into smaller pieces, these pieces are projects and goals. Projects are a portion of our dream/vision that can be completed in a reasonable amount of time, while goals fall underneath projects as a singular thing to be accomplished.
The throat chakra is the first mention of goals on the manifestation journey, and these aren’t just any goals, these are SMART goals. SMART is an acronym that’s widely used in business as a way to craft meaningful and purposeful goals, it stands for:
Anodea recommends listing out the first five projects necessary to complete your dream and strengthen your vision. The projects you choose should be in alignment with your dream as this alignment will naturally motivate your efforts, strengthen your abilities, and make the creation experience more enjoyable and fulfilling.
To do this, download the chakra manifestation workbook and do the SMART goals exercise.
Okay friends, your fifth chakra lesson is now complete. Below are your manifestation recommendations for this week:
- Have the Chakra Voice Dialogue exercise by your side.
- Sit down. Chant. Meditate. Dialogue with your throat chakra.
- Practice talking this week to anyone who will listen. Share your dream and vision!
- Practice receiving feedback and refining your message.
- Do the SMART Goals exercise in your workbook.
- Share your fifth chakra experience inside the MYJ Pop Up Facebook Group!
- Purchase Creating on Purpose (affiliate link) to deepen your manifestation journey.
And remember, the purpose of the manifestation current is to condense upper chakra energy towards lower chakra creating, as such, the practices we’ll be doing from here on out will continue to bring more shape and form to our dream and vision, helping to create density and bring them into reality.
Now please find a seat to connect with your energy, tell your story, and craft your first goals on the manifestation journey!
p.s. – Manifest Your Journey is an EIGHT week series! The first four weeks (1/2 the chakra system) are being shared on YouTube (woooooo)! The second four weeks, plus a second workbook and a chakra manifestation masterclass are being shared inside my brand new Body Mind Soul Studio.
The studio opens February 1st, click here to read what it’s all about!