Self expression is our deepest gift as humans. There are so many different ways to express ourselves, to manifest our essence in this worldly form. This center helps us metabolize information in and out, express our thoughts, our identity, our ego, our intuition and emotional power. When we feel lost in our direction of our vocation, or we have issues expressing ourselves, communicating what we are in the world or in a relationship, we can be sure that this chakra is having issues. It controls our metabolism and the thyroid which in turn controls our hormonal production. Having hormonal issues and metabolism, means we are perhaps not using our energy effectively in the correct work. Having this chakra open, allows us to manifest ourselves in perfect harmony and communicate effectively.