Chakra 5: Visuddha ~ Purification, Communication, Creativity • The Right to Speak and Be Heard • Ether, Sound
The Fifth Chakra is about Communication and Creativity. It is about keeping our word with ourselves and with others. When our 5th Chakra is balanced, we can trust and allow “Divine Will” (which is really our Higher Self) to flow through us.
In writing (or any other creative act like music, painting, cooking, speaking), Divine Will is when it feels as if we have let go and have “channeled” our words. Have you ever reread your work and wondered, “Did I write that?” It’s becoming so in the flow with whatever you are doing that you lose track of time and your expression becomes effortless. Whatever your work – whatever you are driven to do – whatever your calling – that’s it.
“But to live forever all you gotta do is learn to sing” – Eyedea
“Writing is a struggle against silence.” – Carlos Fuentes
“You don’t have anything
if you don’t have the stories.” – Leslie Marmon Silko
“Writers, artists, musicians… They are the shamans of the modern world.” —Peruvian shaman Arcani, from The Shaman in Stilettos by Anna Hunt
“If you want to sing out, sing out . . .” ~ Ruth Gordon in Harold and Maude
“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.” ~ Alan Wilson Watts