A small melanoma was discovered on my lower lip after a visit to the dermatologist. I thought it was a simple skin tag, and went to the dermatologist to have it removed for cosmetic reasons. When I received the news that it was cancer, I was just recovering from having a breast biopsy done the week before. Thankfully, the lump in my breast was not cancer, but what I thought was just a skin tag on my lip was cancer. I was shocked by this news. Two separate instances, yet I find the synchronicity in them.
For many, many months I had been healing myself energetically. Every time I would pull an angel card reading for myself, the heart chakra card would come up. So I had been focusing on healing my heart because in the past few years, I have been dealing with a lot of emotional issues due to life circumstances. Between the passing of my grandmother, the end of my 12-year marriage, and my oldest daughter experiencing emotional issues of her own, my emotional plate was full. Thankfully, during the mourning of my grandmother’s passing, I discovered my spiritual path; my ex-husband became an essential friend in my life; and my daughter has been recovering and on the road to self-realization.
After becoming attuned and certified as a Reiki Master, I began conducting energy healing on others. I wholeheartedly believe that by healing others, I created a pathway of healing for myself to where even though the disease began in my breast, it was not able to progress. However, by the same token, I healed my heart chakra so much, that I ignored another vital component of that healing, which was my throat chakra.
Our lives revolve around communication, and during this period of growth, cleansing, and healing, I continued to repress feelings that should have been communicated even though I kept a journal and wrote soul letters to those who had hurt me or who I had hurt. There is a saying within my own religious beliefs that says, “La lengua es el latigo del cuerpo.” In English it would be translated as, “The tongue is the whip of the body.”
How we communicate or don’t affects our energetic cycle. For most of my life, I have been a person who does not like confrontations or conflict. When I was younger, I would hold my tongue whenever I was angry or hurt. I have reflected on the fact that throughout my life, I have held back from expressing emotions that otherwise needed to be known by other people. In some cases, I took for granted that others understood me, and therefore, I didn’t need to express my feelings. Somewhere during the course of my marriage, I even stopped singing. Singing helps to release repressed feelings of anger and hurt.
Today, I don’t blow up or hold back communication about my emotions. I have learned to take a step back, and communicate only when I have had time to think about the situation and what solutions are possible. Then I find the most effective communication tool that is appropriate for the particular instance. It may be in the form of a phone call, or a text, or even an e-mail; even though many people may criticize electronic methods of communication as too impersonal. I believe, however, sometimes if you know that the topic you are going to discuss could become a heated argument where much is said but little is heard, then electronic communication could be instrumental in getting your point across. It gives the reader a chance to digest what is being said to them, and it can also be reviewed at a later time.
With this knowledge and experience, I must stress that as energy healers and seekers of energetic healing, it isn’t enough to just concentrate on one chakra or another because we think that is where the blockages reside. We must think outside the box, or outside the chakra if you will, and think about what other chakras are associated or can be linked in order to create a more whole healing session. In my case, I concentrated more healing from my heart chakra to my root chakra because I felt that all of the emotional pain and turmoil in my life would throw off my stability and my ability to do the work to heal my emotional state.
For crystal healing of the throat chakra, I recommend the use of Sodalite, Azurite, and Lapis. When conducting a healing session of the throat chakra, ask your guides to help you heal the thyroid, neck, cervical spine; heal the ears, the mouth, and the vocal cords. You can also help to heal the nerves, the eyes, and the muscles of the body through the throat chakra. Use the affirmation, “I want to speak freely and openly.” The complimentary color for this chakra is red, however, it is rarely used. I would use a red crystal in this chakra only if the chakra needs grounding, as red crystals belong to the root chakra, where thoughts originate. This can help bring forth thoughts that have been repressed so that they are communicated effectively.
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Judy Camblor is a certified affiliate member of the International Center for Reiki Training as a Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho style of Reiki. Prior to becoming a Reiki Master, Judy practiced as a spiritual-life counselor and became an ordained Lukumi priestess in 2008. Judy has incorporated Reiki into her daily spiritual practice of yoga and meditation, and includes aromatherapy and crystal therapy in her Reiki sessions. Judy is a resident of Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, where she lives with her two daughters. Judy can be reached via Facebook at www.facebook.com/judy.lovinglight.7, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.