Blocked Throat Chakra

What does it mean to have a blocked Throat Chakra?

I’ve been told a few times that my throat chakra is blocked. What does that really mean? I have found a plethora of information on the chakras and the throat chakra in particular. Am I seeing them because it is on my mind? Or is it a common problem?

I understand that my throat chakra is about expressing my truth and communicating honestly with integrity, but is there more to it than that? Expressing myself, honestly, respectfully and kindly is one important aspect of an unblocked throat chakra. But that’s not all.

I have learned as a student in the Third Level at The Institute for Intuitive Intelligence, that the throat chakra also represents surrendering my will to divine will.

What does that really encompass? Caroline Myss writes about fearing having others control us and in our fear trying to control those around us. But more intriguing for me is that “we fear the will of God. The notion of releasing our power of choice to a divine force remains the greatest struggle for the individual seeking to become conscious.” 1

We can rail against the circumstances of our lives and push and push for things to work out a certain way. I have done this in fear, anger, humiliation and frustration….but at some point it becomes clear that if we want some peace we need to surrender. This surrender is the surrender to divine will. Hand it over to God. I can of my own self do nothing….I’m so very tired of thinking that I need to and can do it on my own.

What can I control? Only myself…everything else is in God’s hands. I am struggling to express my truth with kindness, firmness and authority; This is not acceptable to me. This is what I would like or need. And I am sorry to disappoint you.

Guilt holds me back. I could have or should have done better, chosen better, been a better mother. Trusted more, not been in such a rush to push my agenda. Now the impact of those choices have hurt others. I have more compassion for myself now for making choices when under enormously stressful circumstances.

According to Caroline Myss “The spiritual lessons of the fifth chakra show us that actions motivated by a personal will that has trusted in Divine authority create the best effects” 2 and there’s more: “Genuine complete healing requires honesty with oneself. An inability to be honest obstructs healing …..honesty and forgiveness retrieve our energy…from …”the past”.3

Choices made from fear produce unwanted side effects. We think that if we control our lives we will coerce everything that we think we want to line up in the way we believe it should. Instead if we get down on our knees and surrender and say to God, “You choose and I will follow” we might begin to discover what fears drive us to make the choices that we make.

Instead of harshly judging ourselves and others, if we forgive ourselves and others with compassion and hand it over to God, we no longer need to suffer the consequences of our negative choices. It doesn’t mean that we will get everything on our vision boards necessarily. It is more about letting go of the suffering of the spiritual consequences of our choices made out of fear.

Ask God to guide your next steps, your next words and your next choice.

I finish off with a quote from Desiderata:

“Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should”.4

1 Caroline Myss, ‘Anatomy of the Spirit’ page 948

2 Ibid, page 952

3 Ibid, page 955

4 Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata”, c.1920


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Therésa Westlake Garcia

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I am a qualified Intuitive Intelligence Trainer, having graduated as a Third Level Priestess with the Institute for Intuitive Intelligence.

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