The center of our emotional self, of forgiveness and empathy. Central in our body as well purpose, It is the bridge between our body, mind and emotions.
One of our major energy centers and one that so often is out of alignment as it is our bridge. Our connection, to ourselves and others. We are born love. But somewhere along the line events happen that often make us armor our tender hearts or block them entirely. Often we feel the joy isn’t worth the pain. That it’s easier to be protected and play small. It’s easier to be numb. Often we say more hurtful things to ourselves than our worst enemy might ever think up. And then we wonder why things in our life- relationships, success, security go sideways. The truth is it all starts with love. SELF LOVE. And if we can’t love and forgive ourselves for our imperfections, we will never be able to truly love anything else. Trust me- lower the armor. The joy is worth the pain.
🌈: Green & Pink
💎: Emerald, Green Aventurine, Jade, Rose Quartz, Pink Opal, Rhodonite, Malachite
💎Fav: Emerald, Malachite or Rose Quartz
The lesson of the heart chakra is the right to give and receive love. To recognize that all love must begin with self.
When out of alignment you might feel needy, jealous, abandoned, anger loneliness, bitter, petty.
Here's a few of my favourite Heart Chakra Self Care tips:
🔥- What sets your heart on fire? Travel? Reading? Baking? Acts of Service? Creating? Do THAT. Without any excuses. By letting your heart be free to have something for itself, you're telling yourself you value your own needs.
🚗- Drive with the windows down. The heart chakra is closely tied to the air element. Get out there and let it go, let it flow and feel the wind on your skin.
✂️- Establish some clear, personal boundaries. Cut out those who are toxic and shield yourself from the negativity of others. Wondering how to shield yourself? One of the most basic one's is exactly what we teach our youngest kiddos. When negativity comes your way imagine an iridescent bubble surrounding you (like the kind you blow with bubble solution outside). Literally see the negativity moving towards you, surrounding you (but not penetrating your bubble). Think: I'm rubber you're glue- your negativity bounces off of me and sticks to you. Legit. Try it.
👁- Do a visualization. This Heart Chakra Visualization is perfect.
🗣- Use your affirmations:
- I will be as kind to myself as I am to others
- I allow love to fill me up and guide me in all my actions
- I am able to let go of, and give forgiveness to the past
- I love myself and others fearlessly
- I feel compassion and empathy for the pain of others
- I choose to let myself heal emotionally
- I courageously give love
- I believe I am loveable
- I am love
- Check out this guided Heart Chakra Meditation by Meditative Mind
- Guided Heart Meditation with Tibetan Bowls by Templesounds
- Or just a couple hours of Tibetan Singing Bowls with a focus on the Heart Chakra