The last invitations in our SING session were all about our body image…
This is connected to the Throat because it is all about expression and how our stories interfere with who we choose to be and where we put our focus: the beautiful inter connected web of how we feel about our selves, and how we express ourselves to the world. Instead of holding back or coming from a place of lack, when we let go of this stuff and speak kindly to ourselves, we are further supporting ourselves in speaking our truth, expressing ourselves without censoring or editing and being proud to be us: learning to love, honour and accept who we are and how beautiful we are!
I find this quote by Hain Ginott powerful:
“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in life. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess a tremendous power to make another’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized”.
How we use our words, our influence, and what we think and put our focus on can hugely impact those around us.
One of the home-works I love to set during SING is to think about how you connect and communicate from your heart: this could be via song, or when expressing your boundaries, or it could be how you express your artistic vision. When our heart chakra is balanced and we feel safe to express our self, we can heal with our words, and conflicts can actually lead to greater connection. A task I like to invite to follow on from this workshop is to create a social media post which expresses who you are in your heart: that expresses your soul: that child before we started making up stories about who we are, what we lack or how we should be!
Maybe its a photo, maybe its a video post… often (myself included!) videos really raise the tension and fear, but when we connect to our heart, this can be an amazing way to express, to find a new voice and to heal! If you take on the challenge and make your social media post, please tag me at @Maya_gandaia on instagram: I would love to see you! And my final thoughts for you to journal post SING is: Who are you? How are you going to face the world? How are you going to use your voice to heal?