Words carry a lot of power.
If there is anything about the throat chakra that I want you to actually keep in mind is this mantra — that words are like spells, they carry alot of emotional power. The things that you talk about… how you talk about yourself and how you talk about other people carry much emotional weight. Our words are very telling of our emotional states, and the thoughts swirling around in our heads.
Much of our conversations, especially those that carry unhealthy heavy energy, involve a lot of negative gossip, negative judgments of other people and probably even negative judgments of yourself. Even if you aren’t an active participant in those spaces, say if you are just at a table when others are negatively gossiping, by being a passive listener, you are still entwined in the energy of that space and the energy starts to affect you.
So how can we start speaking differently shifting the power of our words? A few things
#1 Be discerning of the spaces we are interacting in
First, we need to be discerning and mindful of the social and interactive spaces that we are participating in. What types of conversations are carried out there – do they uplift you or do they leave you drained? What sorts of emotional energy do those spaces carry – are they negative or do they leave you feeling like you’ve gained more?
Spaces carry energy because they are an amalgamation of collective energy of the people that are present in that space. Like it or not, and even if you aren’t actively participating in the collective conversations, reading or listening to them will mean you are still absorbing the energy.
I feel that alot of social media spaces are this way and this is why I’m a million times more discerning about which groups I’m in, who I’m following and how I feel participating in all those spaces. Not every FB group is worth the energy and sometimes even reading notifications of what Sally said in one of those groups can affect your mood. Be discerning.
#2 Be conscious of what you are thinking
Our thoughts are very much connected to our speech. Whatever we speak is a product of our thoughts. If you find yourself having judgmental thoughts or feeling or thinking unpleasant thoughts about yourself and others. It helps to ask – where is that coming from? Is it from insecurity? Is it from fear? Is it from something else? Is it from another emotion that you’re trying to repress? Maybe jealousy?
These are important things to explore because your thoughts (third eye chakra) can affect your emotions (heart chakra) and both go on to affect how we speak (throat chakra).
#3 Be conscious of your speech
This is hard work but you will get a hang of it after abit. I used to carry very negative thoughts and readily judged others who were dissimilar to me. But when I started being aware of what I was saying and being more careful about how I spoke about others – I noticed a shift in what I was saying.
It wasn’t so much about repressing my own speech – not at all. But instead, questioning where all the heavy, negative content was coming from. If I found myself criticizing someone or a piece of work I was looking at, I’d actually stop myself and ask if there was a gentler, more loving way of putting across my opinions. Instead of sounding overly-critical, could I focus more on the positives and what had been done well?
This shift actually ended up with me making huge shifts in what I paid attention to – the will to want to speak more positively meant that I focused on the positive aspects a whole lot more than the negative. And over time, that was what always caught my attention whenever I was evaluating something.
Try these three tips today and see a huge shift in how you begin speaking 🙂
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