The main functions of the Throat Chakra are self expression and communication. Only by expressing ourselves are we able to tell the outer world about our inner workings, and declare what we need for our mental, physical, and spiritual survival. As the second chakra gives us insight to who we are and what we want, the fifth chakra allows us to express those things and bring them into existence.
The Heart Chakra is the space of Divine love, unconditional love. This is a feeling and a depth of emotion that is given and received without motive or expectations; the nonjudgmental energy we use to heal ourselves and others; the foundation of compassion and forgiveness. The Anahata holds the space of human kindness, gratitude, and forgiveness, and is the center of our love for others, our love for ourselves, and the Universal love of all.
One of the main benefits of a healthy Third Chakra is a sense of equanimity: being so content and secure within your Self that no matter what arises in your life, you can meet the situation with grace and confidence in your abilities. When the Manipura is balanced, you are centered within your personal power, proud and accepting of being who you are – instead of stressing about what you are not.
The key to understanding the Sacral Chakra is understanding that the energy it houses is all creative, emotional energy. It’s just being channeled in different directions. The force you feel to paint a masterpiece is the same passion expressed in a luscious sexual encounter – it’s all sweetness.
The Root Chakra is considered the foundation of the entire chakra system, supporting the energy centers above it and helping to maintain their balance. It establishes the connection between your physical body and the spiritual Earth. This chakra holds our survival instinct, our need for nourishment, and our sense of safety and security on the physical plane. This energy is our primal nature, our animal instinct to exist and endure.
Like most of us, when I was in my mid-teens to early twenties I didn’t understand much about myself. What’s worse, in my case, is that I have always been overly empathetic. It comes easy to me to assess the emotional state of others, and to not only know how they feel but able to understand why. This was an issue because as it got easier to share other people’s feelings, it became harder to understand mine. I could relate to others better than to myself.
Our hearts are the soil of our soul, and whatsoever we plant in our hearts takes root. It grows, nourished by our thoughts, actions, and our beliefs. Many times in our lives we inadvertently plant negative seeds in the soil of our hearts.