The fourth chakra is the heart chakra and is located in the exact center of the breast cage or chest. In Sanskrit it is represented by the Anahata Mandala which translates as “un-struck sound.” It is symbolized by four-legged mammals. The lower three chakras related to egoic energy and the higher three chakras relate to the higher self energy and its connectedness with Source consciousness. The heart chakra is the focal point where these to realms converge. It acts as a bridge between the lower self (ego) and the higher self (spirit).
When the heart chakra is in need of healing, the physical diseases will consist of lung, circulatory, or heart problems. We will feel dejected, unloved, unappreciated, uncared for, and will play the role of the martyr. We will not be able to receive or give love on an unconditional level. Love given outward always comes with a tether to something expected back in return. Therefore we fail in intimate relationships, intimate friendships, and end up feeling pretty lonely and disconnected in life.
Sometimes when this chakra is blocked, we may have been abandoned as children and then this same behavioral construct repeats itself throughout our life until we are able to forgive. With forgiveness comes acceptance to what already is. And it frees us from the bondage of our loneliness. Only through the act of forgiving those who have hurt us so deeply can the heart chakra be freed, and its true power released.
When the heart chakra is balanced, we will be exercising great compassion toward every human being and will be loving everyone in our lives unconditionally. In fact, we love and accept life unconditionally, no matter what challenge or situation it brings to us. This is known as living in the Now. Our lives take on new meaning because we understand the truth behind the aphorism; “You have to give to receive.” As a result, we become philanthropists, activists, and pursuers of altruistic endeavors. If we’re not helping others in some way, we’re simply not interested in spending the time and energy to do it.
A Spiritual Counselor can help to advise you on the proper tools and modalities for healing the heart chakra. The flowers and essential oils are: all green flowers or pink flowers, grass, clover, pine wood, ylang ylang, patchouli, peppermint, tea tree, neroli, jasmine, rose geranium, rose oil. The crystals for healing are: emerald, jade, rose quartz, green adventurine, agate, malachite, tourmaline, and dioptase.
About the Author:
Jason Lincoln Jeffers is a Wellness Coach and Spiritual Life Coach who founded Sunlighten and co-founded Sunlight Day Spa; two holistic wellness companies dedicated to infrared radiant heat therapy, sound therapy, and massage therapy. His Wellness Coaching and Spiritual Life Coaching practice embraces infrared sauna purification, upper cervical care, and adhering to an alkaline-forming, nutrient-dense, anti-oxidant rich, ketogenic diet.
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