“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King
I was on a call earlier today with a group of other women, and we were discussing the throat chakra. The chakras are energy systems in the body named by the Indian people – the ones who brought, yoga, meditation and aryuvedic eating habits to the west. The throat chakra is about our communication, our conversations, about speaking our truth. For so many of us we are speaking a truth to a certain level and we are ready to step up another rung of the lady to speak about things that feel scary.
I medieval times, the dark ages, women who wanted to help heal people, who were speaking out against the new medicines and laws that were being imposed were put in the stocks, spat on and had food thrown at them. Or worse still burnt at the stake for being witches. Now the word witches is a pagan word and although it can still be used when insulting someone we probably wouldn’t try to burn someone at the stake for their beliefs today. Or so I thought.
We are at a turning point in history where those who are not happy with the mainstream narrative are being silenced if they try to put forward an opinion that is counter to what the ‘Lords’ are encouraging us to believe. They are no longer being humiliated in the stocks or being burnt at the stake, but they are having their rights to freedom of speech turned off as their facebook page or their You tube channels are removed for ever. Luckily, what was just a small band of scientists and doctors, is now swelling. New platforms who are wanting good journalism so there can be honest debate are popping up.
I am interested that, last year I was in a group where we were asked to write a statement about the world we would like to see. Mine included trust, connection, equality, fairness and power for all. Where we are all responsible for our own health physically, emotionally, mentally and energetically. Hopefully I won’t have to wait for too long to see these words materialised as more people stop being silent about the things that matter!
Enjoy speaking out in a calm rational way! And let me know how it goes.