With our teleseminars revolving around heart speak and my last ‘Goddess’ circle focusing on the throat chakra and therefore communication and expression, it really got me thinking about ‘voice’. ‘Voice’ is so much more than the physical output – it is words, tone, vibration, intention, feeling, silence, body language, ‘the thought behind’. Giving ‘voice’ to who we are is a whole being projection of our internal essence. This being the case, it is a sacred thing. So much of our outward expression is unconscious – so much of our communication is manipulated by our social conditioning, our perceptions and expectations, our fears and needs – to be accepted, to belong, to not rock the boat, to conform. I am guilty of this way too often. However if my ‘voice’ is a sacred port of my being why am I dully it down, cloaking it, filtering it?
My chiropractor once said to me ‘honesty at any cost Nat’ and I remember being horrified. I thought there is no way you could do that. What I have learnt is that withholding your truth is a form of lying and in the end it does everyone involved a disservice. What I also learnt is the skills involved in ‘heart speak’ are integrity, congruency, boundaries, assertiveness, trust, discernment and at times silence. Silence and knowing when to be silent can be the most honouring and empowering form of communication there is.
If we understand that our voice has power to both up lift and to tear down, not only others but ourselves then we would communicate with more awareness. Our voice is our unique music, that which we add to life’s symphony. We can chose to produce discord, to sing off key or we can add our note to the majesty. I kept my voice on mute a long time and now as I grow in self-love and truth, the volume is rising. Christine Aguilera eat your heart out!