When we talk about the 7 chakras we should always keep in mind the scheme of our microcosm. Today every spiritual seeker knows that there are seven main chakras - also described as energy centers or wheels of light - but little is known about their deeper spiritual and metaphysical significance. An important point that needs to be understood is that the very same energy vibrates on all of these seven energy levels. However, when this energy reaches the energy centers, it is being transformed accordingly, so that different qualities of that particular wheel of light are attained
The Throat energy center – Vishuddha – is located at the throat. To the supersensible sight, this chakra has 16 petals of largely smoky-purple color. The petals are shiny and resemble moon’s reflections in water.
Feelings excessive pride, affection, disappointment, remorse, arrogance, thoughtfulness, respect, adoration, serenity, satisfaction, courage and determination are rooted in this center. With unawakened individuals, Vishuddha can also be the seat of parsimony and envy.
The freedom from the sexual drive, when realized in this center, is relatively permanent. It is much more easier to resist a temptation of that kind after mastering the throat energy center because the throat center is a place of truecreative expression. Our sexual energy, when refined and lifted up, is in fact creative energy. In general, all accomplishments realized in the energy centers below the fifth energy center are not of permanent nature.
This is the spot where the energy of love is transformed into bliss. If the energy goes only up to the chakra, we cannot speak of love in the fullest sense.