It can be hard to stay enlightened in a technological environment, and our communication skills may suffer at the hand of our busy schedules. Communication is not a skill we can suddenly master; we need to invest time in improving it. Our communication style is something we need to evaluate and shift often, as we learn through experience what works and what doesn’t.
Speaking and expressing emotions are the most natural human inclinations, yet often the hardest to master. It can be very hard to talk about our feelings, needs, and desires if we haven’t opened our heads and our hearts for honest, vulnerable communication.
Fortunately, there are metaphysical tools and practices that can assist you on your journey toward more effective, compassionate communication with others. Let’s take a look at a few unique items and rituals that will help you sharpen your communication skills while making it easier than ever to really open up and start talking.
Chrysocolla is a crystal that will infuse within you a feeling of confidence and power when communicating. If you find it difficult to express yourself, this is the perfect stone for you. This crystal will enhance your positive, self-assured vibrations, helping you realize your own voice, your own power. You have the right to express yourself, and you owe it to yourself to take advantage of that right. This stone reminds you of that right, urging you to speak up in situations in which you might otherwise keep quiet. Stand up for what you believe in, express your desires and wishes, revisit and talk about past experiences and pain you might be holding onto, confess your love, state your peace, raise your voice and speak out on behalf of everyone who can’t find the strength. Chrysocolla is the stone to help you embody that vocal power.
Yoga helps you find inner balance and peace, focus your mind and your energy, and helps the body relax all while cleansing and centering your energy. The simple act of stretching, making your body more limber and relaxed, translates into your consciousness, making you more fluid and capable of going with the flow, and at ease when communicating. Whether practicing beginner yoga poses or working up to more advanced yogic practices, this activity will leave you cleansed, refreshed, and ready to get your point across.
Opening Your Throat Chakra
Your throat chakra is responsible for regulating communication, and if this chakra is blocked it can make it extremely difficult to converse effectively with others. You might stumble over your words, it might feel impossible to get your point across, or you might even frustrate yourself and others with improper word choice or an aggressive tone. Opening and aligning the throat chakra is one of the easiest, quickest ways to instantly boost your communication game and turn you into a verbal all-star.
There are many interesting and fun ways to open your throat chakra, one of which is singing. Put on your favorite song on in your bedroom, your car, or even the shower, and belt like no one can hear you! (Even if they can.) Not only will singing get that throat chakra open, aligned, and in order, but it actually boosts your mood as well.
Hydrate! Drinking water soothes the throat, purifies the intestines, and cleanses the body. Drink water frequently and focus on the cooling sensation in your throat as it travels down into your body to cleanse and nourish.
Think blue. Blue is the color associated with the throat chakra, so when you feel that your communication skills need brushing up, surround yourself in cool tones and blue hues. Don a blouse in a shade of cerulean that you can peek at throughout the day, or take a stroll outside and soak in the sky blues of the atmosphere.
Finally, the most important thing you can do to improve your communication is to give, live, and spread love. Love is the glue that holds the universe together, it’s the medicine that soothes all emotional wounds. Love will guide you in your speech as long as you hold it in your heart.
Remember that everyone is facing their own battles, and prepare yourself for each conversation by reminding yourself to speak with love in your voice and compassion in your heart. Speak to yourself with the same love that you share with others; being kind to and respecting yourself is a key ingredient in the recipe of effective, open, and honest communication.
Whatever your message is, if you open yourself up to better more effective communication, you’ll find yourself learning and evolving each and every day.
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