Balancing and healing the throat chakra is important for those who feel they cannot speak, aren’t able to speak or speak up, it is also for those who feel they do not have a voice, have felt invisible, mute, that something bad is going to happen for speaking or speaking up, have stopped speaking due to fear of reprisal, each time they speak, they feel attacked, someone is angry at them for speaking or speaking their truth, they lose a lot, they lose friends, family member, that trouble follows them when they speak, the authority or authority figures will come after them, they attract trouble or things generally go bad for speaking or speaking up.
A lot of good people are scared of speaking, they have either been in oppressive relationships, where they have felt they couldn’t speak or speak up, their parents were too controlling, telling them not to speak, or that if they spoke, bad things will happen, that speaking or speaking up means they do not respect their parents, that speaking or speaking up meant that they disrespected cultures, traditions or customs, that superstition dictated that speaking, speaking up, smiling, laughing or being free was bad and brought on bad luck and so on and on and on …
Some cultures thrive on women not speaking. Oppression of women and girls are favoured as it means that the male authority figures have control over their female children. Women are expected to be mute, to do as they are told, to submit to the male power and figures. Over millenias, these cultures, customs, religions and traditions have normalised women being the inferior race. It is seen as a sign of power, when a man has total control over his woman/women. Women are meant to submit, follow in the footsteps of men. Women cannot have a voice, they are ordered to stay quiet, the male is the only one who does the talking, the woman silently nods and submits to the man.
To date wedding ceremonies, including popular ones, include vows to submit to the man, the man is master and provider, the woman must submit to the man, that is the beginning of their life together, already there is submission and control. The woman has a tough walk, discrimination follows her everywhere, in workplace, in marriage, in society, culture, tradition and everywhere else. Now, add to that old fears of witch hunt, wise women being burnt alive as witches, systems making an example of strong women, who dared to speak up, be free, educate themselves, walk on the street late at night, try and do something against all the odds stacked up against her.
This isn’t a piece of writing to make us a victim, but is one to celebrate all of us who rise despite the seemingly insurmountable challenges that we face and still rise. Some cultures do not see a powerful woman as a positive thing, they see it as a poison. STILL WE RISE. With power and opening that throat, that super power that reside within the throat, the power-house of a voice that we have. Once we master the speech, the power of speaking, of communicating, with control, power, energy, without fear, we give other sisters permission to rise, to speak, to be and do what we want to.
This isn’t an “us versus them”, it is about gathering our strength, our power, using it to make the world a better place, it isn’t to be used to attack men, it is to be used for good, to empower, to educate, to love and speak with love, to teach that we aren’t to be feared, we are here to help, to add to the colours, the love, the power, to bring a new energy, to vibrate higher, to partner with our divine masculine, to help change cultures, vapourise those traditions that tell us that women are the enemy, that wearing a short skirt means she wants to be raped, that if she is coming into her powers, she must be harmed or violated so she submits again!
It is time to challenge the norms of society, to call out the injustices against women and men (who are feminine) who are also going through the same issues. Open your mouth even if your lips split, open your throat even if it shakes, speak up, speak out, let the walls of patriarchy tremble, let the foundations of fear crumble, stand up, speak up and speak your truth. It is time.
Speak your Truth