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This week’s card:
The fifth chakra is located at the throat so this card is all about self-expression.
Are you allowing your voice to be heard or are you standing back out of fear of confrontation?
Are you expressing yourself fully or are you keeping your voice stifled and small?
Your “voice” is the one you speak with and it’s also any other way you express yourself in the world.
Whether your voice goes out via a keyboard and the interwebs or in face to face conversation, it’s important to ask yourself: Am I speaking my truth?
If not, now is the time to start. (Gently, perhaps awkwardly, and with kindness).
Remember this means speaking truthfully to yourself too.
Archangel Gabriel (often represented as a female) is a messenger angel who helps those who wish to communicate clearly, particularly if it’s in a way that benefits others (i.e. the arts or anything related to social justice).
If you are comfortable calling on angelic support, ask Archangel Gabriel to clear any blocks to your communication and support you in speaking truthfully, passionately and in your own unique way.
You can also find a mantra or affirmation that feels good to you, such as “I speak my truth with kindness and grace,” or “My voice has value and is worthy of being heard.”
Choose a phrase that makes you feel good, not one that has you cringing and feeling like you’re mentally making excuses for yourself even as you say it. Baby steps are better than no steps at all.
A visualization for you:
If you’d like, take a few moments right now to breathe deeply, closing your eyes and imagining a swirling blue light at your throat. Notice what shade of blue it is, and if there are any areas that feel darker, lighter, stuck or sluggish. You can simply make a mental note of these, or you can imagine you have a magical spray bottle of healing light that you mentally spray onto your chakra to help dissolve the blockages, like you’re cleaning a window or a mirror.
Now imagine that light from your throat traveling out into the world and touching all those who are ready to hear and be moved by your voice. You can see these people in detail or simply as other points of light. When the light has traveled as far as feels comfortable to you today, call it back into your throat chakra and see it swirling there again. When you are ready, gently move your body and open your eyes. Use this visualization as often as feels good to you and feel free to adapt it to make it your own.
Notice how you use your voice this week and what, if anything, shifts as you place a gentle awareness on it.
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**** Mantra Monday is moving to Wednesday, even though it doesn’t have the same snazzy ring to it. See you then!