The throat is the section of the digestive tract forming a passage between the back of the mouth and the esophagus. It is also an aero-digestive crossroads in the form of a chimney, connecting the nasal opening with the larynx. The throat plays a number of essential roles during speaking, breathing and swallowing.
As mentioned, the throat is a psychologically multi-functional part of the body, as it is physically multi-functional. If you have pain in your throat, accompanied by difficulty in breathing, it is symbolic of having trouble breathing life in. See LUNG DISORDERS.
If pain in the throat causes you to lose your voice, see LARYNGITIS.
Tightening or constriction of the throat indicates you may be feeling restricted, under pressure, or grabbed by the throat to say or do something.
Pain upon swallowing is the body's way of asking you outright, "What person or situation can't you swallow?" Perhaps there is some specific emotional trauma that you are having difficulty in getting past or are simply unable to swallow an attitude of a certain person or the outcome of a situation. Inflammation of the tissues of the throat indicates repressed anger and self-directed aggression. Do you find yourself playing the part of the victim?
As the throat is the center of creativity, it is imperative that you give yourself permission to design your own life the way you need to live it. Experience life without guilt, retribution, or fear you are a trouble to others. Learn to accept openly and with love all that you create, including any decisions you generate. You will then be able to connect with your individuality.
Here is an example taken from my own life. I developed a sore throat at the most inopportune time: I was just beginning a series of public appearances that was to last for five days. This was quite a workload, considering that it was over and above my other engagements. I assumed my body was telling me that I had taken on too much and that I was simply feeling sorry for myself. In reality, my body was reminding me that I was the one who had planned this itinerary and that I had to take full responsibility. I decided to forge ahead to conduct the seminars from a perspective of love and acceptance. Even though there were a lot of them in a short period of time, I had no further problem. The sore throat disappeared.
It is interesting to note that the throat forms a passage between the heart and the head. In metaphysical terms, between self-love and the I AM. When you create your life in accordance with your true needs, you connect with your I AM and open the channel for abundance. Giving yourself permission to live your life in alignment with your true nature lights a fire under your creativity. Disregard what you consider "abnormal" when you decide something that might be inconvenient to others. If you feel strangled, it is only by your own perception. Detach yourself from the influence of others and from your need to control them. Save your energy for creating a delicious life for yourself. You'll find it easy to swallow!