So much of the fifth chakra’s brilliance is in delivering our truth and in supporting others in speaking their truth too. But what we often overlook in this center is the listening capacity of a well-balanced Vishuddha.
Those of us who pay special attention to this center and understand how to nurture it have great success in knowing when to offer our thoughts out, and when to stay quiet and listen. It is a fine balance, and one that requires a special relationship with the energy of our voice and the overall energy of this chakra.
There are times when speaking our truth demands that we deliver our message with more depth and breadth than is usually required when we are lightly skipping through life. No matter what the circumstances, I have learned how to soothe my fifth chakra with elixirs that suit its needs beautifully. I also offer that one of my most treasured ways to soothe this center is not to speak at all, and instead to listen deeply.
Warming Ginger Tea
- A knob of fresh ginger (I prefer organic and leave the skin on. Dry ginger can be substituted in a pinch.)
- 1 tsp. of honey (I always try to get local honey.)
- 1 ½ cup of hot filtered water
Pour water over grated ginger and put it in a strainer. Sweeten with honey. This warm drink is beautifully hydrating and extremely healing for the entire system. I love the warmth ginger brings to my throat: it is like an immediate salve to that energy center.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 frozen banana
- ¼ cup vanilla protein powder (I use Garden Life Organic Protein Powder.)
- 3 tbsp. cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp. super green powder (I use Garden of Life Super Green Powder.)
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Put all the ingredients in a blender at once and blend to a thick, smooth milkshake consistency, adding ice for texture and temperature if needed.