Located in the throat, directly tied to creativity and communication. Blockage manifests as problems like laryngitis or sore throats, creative blocks or general problems communicating with others.
One who enters Vishudda Chakra becomes master of his entire self. Here all elements (tattvas) dissolve into pure and self-luminous akasha. Only the tanmatras remain--the subtle frequencies of those elements.
Five work organs are employed in the creation of all karmas: hands, feet, mouth, sex organs, and anus. In addition, there are five koshas (sheaths) of consciousness: the gross, the moving, the sensory, the intellectual, and the feeling. Five is the number of balance, one with two on either side. Being an odd number, five is linked with the solar numbers. The ruling planet of Vishudda Chakra is Jupiter, which in Sanskrit is called Guru, the one who imparts knowledge.
Earth dissolves into water and remains in the second chakra as the essence of smell. Water evaporates in the fiery third chakra and remains as the essence of taste. The form of fire enters the fourth chakra and remains there as the essence of form and of vision. The air of the fourth chakra enters into akasha and becomes pure sound. Akasha embodies the essence of all five elements; it is without color, smell, taste, touch, or form--free of any gross elements.
Vishudda Chakra governs between the ages of twenty-eight and thirty-five. The person motivated by the fifth chakra sleeps from four to six hours nightly, changing sides.
The distracting nature of the world, the senses, and the mind ceases to be a problem. Supreme reasoning overcomes the elements and the emotions of the heart. The person will seek only that knowledge which is true, beyond the limitations of time, cultural conditioning, and heredity. The main problem encountered in the fifth chakra is negative intellect, which may occur through the ignorance of using knowledge unwisely.
Vishudda Chakra encompasses the five planes of jnana (awareness), thus bestowing bliss; prana (the vital force throughout the body), thus affecting a balance of all the elements; apana (air that cleanses the body); and vyana (air that regulates blood flow). Jana Loka (the human plane) becomes vital, for here one receives communication of divine wisdom with the sixteen-dimensional, experiential realms, thus bringing about the true birth of man.
One who enters the plane of Vishudda Chakra follows knowledge, the path that leads to man's true birth into the divine state. All the elements are transmuted into their refined essence, their purest manifestation. When this occurs, being is established in pure consciousness. A person becomes "chitta", free of the fetters of the world and the master of his total self. The Vishudda Chakra embodies *chit*, or cosmic consciousness.
Sound, Creative identity, oriented to self-expression. This is the chakra located in the throat and is thus related to communication and creativity. Here we experience the world symbolically through vibration, such as the vibration of sound representing language. Creative.
Governs speech, hearing ,communication self expression
Known as: Throat Chakra, Visshuda
Vishuddi = purity. Pure.
Color: Sky blue
Sound Element: Also know as Akasha. Love, Enmity, Shyness, Fear and Attachment. Ether, angelic realms.
Activity: Thoughts and Ideas.
Deities: Each Chakra has a Manifestation of the Shiva and Shakti Deities. Panchavaktra - The Great Teacher, Eternal Knowledge, Balance and Non-Duality. Shakini Shakti - Bestower of Higher Knowledge and Powers. Memory, Will, Intuition and Improvisation. Gaja the Elephant - Carrier of the Bija Mantra-Ham. Confidence, Hearing and In Tune with Nature.
Symbol: White Circle (Lunar Circle - Pure Cosmic Sound) surrounded by 16 Purple-Gray Petals.
Mantra: Repetition of Bijan Mantra-Ham. Each petal has a Sanskrit letter (Am, Amm, Lm, Llm, Um, Uum, Rm, Rrm, Lm, Llm, Em, Alm, Om, Aum, Aam, and Ahm). These Mantras go straight to the voice. The speaker's words go straight to the Heart.
6th Chakra: Agnya (Ajna)
Back to: Tantra Chakra System
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