Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
Is there anything more magnificent than a bright blue sky on a warm summer day? You can picture it – a rich, deep hue, with no clouds in sight. You want to lay on the grass and simply stare at the brilliance. You feel happy and serene.
This color of blue is associated with the Throat chakra. If I had to choose one chakra among my Reiki clients where I detect the least amount of positive energy, it is the Throat chakra. The energies of the brilliant sky blue color is often missing….why?
The Throat chakra is associated with what we know, feel and express; it is the center of communication and creativity. Communication involves both the receptive ability to listen and absorb what others are saying, and the expressive ability to send out our messages to those around us. Blockages in the Throat chakra area occur when we are unable to listen or to express our unique qualities.
Unfortunately, many of us live lives where we think our only choice is to shut down, or at least postpone, the creative aspects of ourselves. In order to pay the mortgage and buy the groceries, we choose lucrative careers, or work at unfulfilling jobs. We become so entangled in these unsatisfying choices that we lose our true voices. We have turned off our creative outlets because it seems too time-consuming, or pointless, to pursue them. For some people, it is too painful to acknowledge their true passions.
Can we find a creative balance that would fulfill our beings? What happens, over years of depleted Throat chakra energy, is that we cannot even conjure what a creative life would be! This can be changed, especially with the use of Reiki.
There are many ways to increase Throat chakra energies, but certainly one of the easiest, and most fun, ways is to bring the color sky blue into your life. You can wear blue shirts, scarves and jewelry. You can envelope yourself in blue while sleeping, with blue pajamas and sheets. You can decorate your home with bright blue art work, dishes and bath towels.
You can soak up blue rays of light on a sunny day. Or, you can imagine yourself surrounded with blue healing light. And, most importantly of all, you can use Reiki energies to bring balance and healing to your Throat chakra.
Bring creativity into your life, in any way possible. Use Reiki to become aware of what your dream is and simply take the first step, and then the next, and the next…. If you have a secret desire to paint or write, do it. It can be your hobby, it does not have to be your fulltime job. If you want to sing or play a musical instrument, do it. If you want to create a beautiful garden, a lovely home, or teach a child, make the time to follow your dream.
In your spiritual belief system, do you have a feminine being who exemplifies love and peace? When you visualize her, do you see blue – perhaps, in her dress, or something she is holding? Do you feel her unconditional caring for you? Mother Mary is one of these beings, known to many people of different faiths and cultures. She is usually shown cloaked in sky blue and white. This is not a coincidence! She is identified as a loving being who continues to bring healing to earth – as well as many other goddesses and feminine spirits.
The healing energies of Reiki can help you to fill your days, your minds, and your heartfelt intentions with the color sky blue. Soon, you will feel the stirrings of creativity within your soul. Listen to the stirrings, and express your own, unique talents with the world. You will find happiness and serenity again.
Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner. She also is a licensed clinical social worker, working with a hospice agency in Asheville, NC. She grew up on a farm in rural Indiana and was stricken with polio at the age of three. To relieve fatigue from post-polio syndrome, she learned Reiki. This complementary technique led her to explore other alternative modalities. Her personal journey, along with life lessons learned along the way, is detailed in her book, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. Reach Deborah at http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, email@example.com and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)