The Throat is a Motor Center, and its primary function is manifestation through communication. The Throat Center is a hub for messages coming from all parts of the Body. The Throat can express or act directly from 6 different centers (Ajna, Solar Plexus, Heart, G, Sacral and Spleen). Truly all roads lead to the Throat Center. This is the center for expressing who we are, what we are thinking, feeling, creating and learning. The Throat naturally attracts a lot of attention in order to set the stage for manifestation.
When the Throat Center is open or undefined, there is no consistent energy for expression. This open Center takes in and amplifies the voices around it. Those with open Throat Center can be afraid they have no voice, and won’t be noticed, so their Not-Self mind thinks up ways to attract attention. Those with open Throat are easily conditioned by those around them with defined Throat Centers, and will change the way that they speak depending on who they are with. When an open Throat is in a group they will feel pressure to “compete” or keep up in debates or conversations. For some, even if they are not conscious of it, they may blurt things out or interrupt. They can easily succumb to amplified pressure to talk, act, make an impression, or be the life of the party.
If a child with an open Throat Center had a parent with a defined Throat, they may have felt that their parent was constantly talking over them, correcting them or talking for them. With parents who did not recognize their voice, children with an open Throat Center can become afraid to speak, always worried about saying the wrong thing, or feeling uncertain of how to express themselves. Those with defined Throat Centers may feel uncomfortable by the nervousness of those with open Throats and end up doing most of the talking. Because of this, open Throats can feel that no one hears them and use this as reinforcement for their decision to stay quiet. Open Throats may become discouraged and resentful of the defined Throats around them, resolving to keep their opinions or feelings to themselves because they feel that no one is listening.
The beauty of the open Throat is its ability to speak many different “languages,” depending on who it is around. Many great leaders and speakers such as Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama had/have open Throat Center. The open Throat gave them the ability to “speak for the people” that they represented. Many great singers also had/have open Throat Center, including Johnny Cash & Aretha Franklin, who both had an incredible ability to take songs written by others and make them their own. Many great Opera singers have open Throat as well, including Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti. The open Throat Center can also make wonderful impersonators, as with Eddie Murphy and Kate McKinnon. In the case of all of these people, they each found confidence and relief from the nervousness that open Throat provides by speaking for or through others. Open Throats just need to find a song to sing.
Those with open Throat Center need to learn to let go, sit back and take in the conversations around them and enjoy the different voices or forms of expression that come through them. By following their Strategy and Authority, they will be more grounded and find that invitations to speak come, and when they do, they will receive the proper attention.