The Vessel of Truth
May the poetry in this book serve as a reminder to vocalize your truth openly and compassionately.
Communicate clearly with the world around you.
Use kind words when dealing with others.
Always have the courage to speak up for yourself.
Embrace the sound of silence and stillness in every day existence.
Bring art forth and embody the Divine in
moments of creative expression.
Be the vessel of Truth.
Embrace the silence within to answer the
Who am I?
What is the meaning of life?
Why am I here?
Let the answers which arise manifest as your legacy to this world.
The Vessel of Truth is the third of the seven poetry books series. It is composed of poems with topics related to the throat chakra. The throat chakra is the fifth chakra. It is associated with our expression, communication, voice, and truth.
The Chakra System
According to the Vedas (ancient Indian sacred texts), the physical body is composed of seven main energy or vortex centers called chakras. Chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel. The seven main chakras run along the spine-beginning from the root and ending with the crown chakra.
— 1 Root
— 2 Sacral
— 3 Solar plexus
— 4 Heart
— 5 Throat
— 6 Third eye
— 7 Crown
Each chakra has a different color, element, sound, mantra, function, location, major organ, and association. The flow or
blockage/imbalance of subtle energy in each chakra determines the health or disease of the individual body.
Throat Chakra information:
Sanskrit name: Vishuddha
Color: Light blue, turquoise
Mantra: “I Speak”
Practice: Mantra meditation
Function: Expression and communication
Location: Center of the neck
Organ: Throat, thyroid gland, vocal cords, jaw, mouth, teeth, cervical spine, shoulders, and arms
Associations: Expression of personal truth, honest speech, the power to create and follow one’s dreams, sharing creative talents, verbal and nonverbal communication, practice of patience, and embracing silence and stillness
Dysfunctions when imbalanced: Sore throat, thyroid problems, tooth issues, stiff neck and shoulders, TMJ, addiction, being shy in expressing oneself, being gossipy, dishonest, withdrawn and unable to express through creativity.