If you ever lose your voice, you may hear its a punishment you get because you speak too much. You may also hear its an invitation to listen more closely to what others say or leave unsaid. You may even ask if this figment of the imagination is a result of overthinking.
Among theories offered, people refer to witches in the Middle Ages. In this Era, behaviour viewed as a threat to the norm was greatly feared, often misunderstood and declared heresy. Witches, for instance, were put to death. If you saw some practice that could identify a witch, its said her cat would "steal" or control your tongue so you couldn't report the sighting. Some people view this as a myth. You may also hear a Middle Eastern Tale that says liars had their tongues ripped out and fed to royal cats. Thus, varied unique reasons exist for silence.
As you stop focusing on the external and turn instead to feel heartfelt love, you begin to sense another view on selective speech. Here, the heart echoes spiritually unconscious messages that the body is sending through physical ailments. If you temporarily lose your voice, the heart is drawing attention to the fear of speaking up balanced with attention on the bliss of silence. Who is identifying and decoding your story? Its no accident that the tongue is the first thing to emerge from the heart in embryonic development. All answers stick out.