In our society, we are involved in a number of communities, such as work, school, family, friends, church, and more. We may feel obligated to be an active participant in each of these communities, which can result in the feeling of being overwhelmed by demands. To avoid from being overwhelmed, there are times when we just need to say “No.” However, many people, including myself at times, find it hard to say “No.”
Sometimes people have an underlying fear that there will be repercussions for saying “No” or that an opportunity will be lost. But, what most people don’t consider is the opportunities gained by saying “No.” When we say “No” to things we don’t really want, we make room for the opportunity to say “Yes” to those things we do want.
It is important to recognize, however, that there are times when we can’t say “No” even if that is our desire. For instance, we may be required to accept a task or responsibility at work or at home. That does not preclude us from expressing our concern or point of view to others involved in a positive and caring manner. This expression is important for our energetic health.
When we suppress our voice, an energetic block may build up near our throat.
This blockage to the throat chakra (energy center) can evolve into physical and psychological symptoms, such as sore throats, laryngitis, teeth grinding, excessive gossiping, and more. Therefore, keeping the energy of throat chakra clear and balanced is important. This can be done, in part, by finding caring ways in speaking our truth.
Check out our class Finding Your Voice to learn more about bringing your inner voice to life.