The Heart Charka is a very powerful energetic centre that is the connection between the upper chakras and the lower chakras. It is the chakra that connects our physical existence to our soul/spiritual existence. It is the centre of your emotional power, where love and compassion are both given and received.
Heart Chakra Basics
The Heart chakra is associated with the colour green or pink. It is located in the middle of our chest – our body centre. This is the chakra that elevates the energies moving from the lower chakras (our basic needs) to the higher ones (our blessings), and vice versa, it slows the vibration of the energy moving from the upper chakras to the lower chakras to manifest in the physical reality. The truth of this energetic centre is “Love is Divine Power”.
The heart is our true guide, our compass. It is the receiver of our soul’s true messages. Many people let their head guide their lives, but this doesn’t allow them to live their truth. The truth comes when we live from the heart. The more that we can live in this heart space, the more we will be able to see, feel and experience the true unconditional love, joy and happiness in our lives.
How Can I Tell If My Heart Chakra is Balanced?
To feel, be and see love is the key to a balanced heart chakra. You will feel grounded in the lower chakras but at the same time you will feel light as feather. When balanced, you will be trusting, forgiving, friendly, filled with hope and emotionally strong. You will see the joy and beauty in everything around you. You will be abundant in the love for yourself and in turn have love in abundance for others. When full of love you can then have compassion and empathy for others, hope, and the amazing ability to heal yourself and others.
How Can I Tell If my Heart Chakra is not balanced?
Problems arise in this chakra when there is limited experience of love, either giving or receiving love. For example, doing something when your ‘heart is not in it”, a feeling that you are unworthy of being loved, a withholding of love or affection from others, or a lack of loving feeling toward certain people or life in general.
A heart chakra will close down to protect itself from intense pain, for instance, a death, divorce, abuse or betrayal. It may cut of the communication between the upper and lower chakras when the trauma is great. You may feel as through your heart has been broken or wounded. You may feel heavy, antisocial, lonely, lack joy or be possessive. Anger, grief, bitterness, self-centeredness, harshness and resentment are also signs of a block heart chakra.
Over-active Heart Chakra will see you suffocating people with your love but in a way that is selfish. You may also use your love as a weapon giving and taking to suit your needs.
But please know that this chakra is extremely strong and powerful. It can never be broken, damaged or destroyed like is described, when immense grief occurs in your life. It contains the healing powers of love. Trust in this healing ability and let the love heal you from the inside out. This is the chakra that can heal you.
Heart Chakra is Connected To Our Sense of Touch
When we talk about touch and the heart chakra we are looking at how we touch people with our love, joy and kindness. We allow life’s experiences to touch us to show our compassion and empathy. We show our love to others through this sense. It can also alert us to the sensitivity of this chakra when we don’t like to be touched.
Heart Chakra Is Connected To Our Thymus Gland
The thymus gland is responsible for our body’s immunity. It processes white blood cells so that they can fight disease and bring balance to the body. When we have low immunity our body is slow to heal. A balanced heart is a balanced immune system. But a heart that is too open may invite bacteria into the body. So we aim to have a balance and centeredness in connection with the heart where love and life can flow with ease and harmony. The thymus gland in relation to the heart chakra reminds us to stand strong in our heart space in the face of a battle or invasion of negativity into our life.
The blockages or imbalances in this energy field can lead to diseases in our physical bodies such as heart disease, blood pressure, breast cancer, circulation problems, fatigue, immune disorders, lung diseases, and allergies.
The Heart Chakra is Associated with the Element of Air.
This is the first of the chakras to have an element that cannot be seen. Breath is air and is part of the circulatory system in which feeds the cells oxygen. It is the vital life force for our
physical bodies. Without air we would die. The air can also be related to the wind, blowing away the negative emotions of the solar plexus, sacral and root chakra.
Air spreads and invigorates and energizes whatever it touches. Think of walking into a rainforest or beach and gulping in the air deep into your lungs. Lack of air can also make us feel suffocated, confined and unable to express ourselves.
Balancing the Heart Chakra
- Crystals – Rose Quartz, Green Jade, Aventurine, Green Calcite and Watermelon Tourmaline.
- Eat Vegetables
- Let go of anger and resentment from past experiences and make room for loving experiences to come into your life.
- Wear green to activate the heart chakra
- Surround yourself with green, bring it into your home, such as plants, fruit e.t.c.
- Walk through a green scenery such as a park
- Open your heart to the love, joy and beauty in the world.
- Take time to see the beauty in everything around you.
- Spread love through an act of kindness or a simple smile at a stranger.