How many times have you left a meeting kicking yourself for not speaking up when you wanted to? Do you often say “yes” when everything in you screams “no”? Do you wish you could push back when you get bullied? Would you just like to give everyone a piece of your mind? If so, there couldn’t be a better time!

There is a collective healing unfolding throughout our planet, an awakening, a shift. Can you feel the momentum of this change? Through the process of waking up and moving to higher levels of consciousness, the ability to unapologetically speak your truth becomes more accessible.

Invoking the Goddess Inanna can help guide you through the process and support your ability to find your voice and share it with the world. Prayer is a powerful magnet by which our thoughts can manifest our desires. Prayer can take many forms including a simple request for help with conscious intention. Goddess Inanna is a master of commanding her voice and her presence. Her words decree the fate of her people. Borrowing her authority can help you build your own. Along with your request for her assistance, below are three ways you can work towards sounding your glorious voice unapologetically!

Sing Loud

Sound can help break up and transmute lingering fear, residual trauma and self-doubt that may be blocking your throat chakra. The fifth chakra, located at the throat, is our energy center for communication. Singing can help release energetic blocks by using the vibration of sound to heal trauma. So, let yourself sing! Do so in the shower, in the car, with your kids, to yourself. Sing, sing, sing! With that release, your memories and self-awareness may become more accessible, thereby allowing you to recall the root of your challenge around speaking your truth. Go back, far back, and try to remember what might have occurred in this life or a previous one that may have compromised your ability to speak what you believed in. Were you vilified or pathologized? Maybe you were even tried as a heretic in a previous incarnation? I would venture to say that many of you reading this blog may just have had such experiences. Healing and transforming that trauma today allows all you defenders of the truth, wisdom keepers and spiritual warriors to guide us through the labyrinth of change underway on the planet. We need you to find your voice and share it!

Speak Only From Your Heart

Every time you are asked a question, challenge yourself to drop your consciousness into your heart to hear what it wants to say. Honor what comes up. Commit to only speaking what your heart wants to express. Try it for one full week. Because guess what? You actually deserve to do what you want to do—but in order to do so, you must speak up. There is no reason to apologize for articulating what you feel. The more you practice honoring what’s true for you, the more those feelings of self-doubt, of the pressure to say “yes” for fear of disappointing someone, will fade away and dissolve.

Lapis Lazuli to Enhance Your Throat Chakra

And finally, try emulating a Goddess. In her most recognizable story, The Decent of Inanna, Inanna readies herself to go through her initiation and face her death by putting on, along with other items, a necklace of lapis lazuli. In doing so, she equips herself with the perfect tool to enhance her capacity to speak her truth while negotiating the process of her extraordinary transformation. Help yourself through your own powerful transitions. Lapis lazuli is a stone linked to the throat chakra, and it is used to help unblock this center. As a stone of truth, it has been used by seers and sages throughout history, but also Goddesses, Queens and High Priestesses just like Inanna. Follow suit to enhance your ability to heal the trauma of the past with the energy of this stone, allowing it to reinforce your unapologetic self-expression.

Tune yourself as an instrument of change by adjusting the vibration of your throat chakra and finding your voice. Use it to harmonize with others and call in a new world of peace, unity, and balance. With that voice you can command the uplifting of humanity and join the efforts of Inanna.

*Inspired by the wisdom of the Sumerian Goddess Inanna, this blog is an invitation to live as she does, like an Unapologetic Heroine.

Seana Zelazo, LICSW is a psychotherapist, spiritual coach and intuitive channel committed to helping us live unapologetically, by restoring balance within and without through the wisdom of the Sumerian Goddess Inanna. Look for her upcoming book The Return of Inanna: The Unapologetic Heroine in 2022.