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heart chakra expansion

Heart Chakra Balancing

Heart Chakra

 

Do you desire the experience of unconditional acceptance and love from the people in your life?  If you look around and listen to the conversations of friends, co-workers and family…many of those conversations will involve the topic of love in one form or another.   Love after all is the premise or essence from which all of life is created from.  So it is very natural that love is a topic that is on the forefront of many peoples minds.   Often someone will end up referencing their relationship and how they are interacting with another person in which they are involved during one of these daily conversations you interact with.  How many of them end up being uplifting, positive and inspiring to you?

Relationships after all can be a very interesting way to find out what it is that  you desire in your  life.   Often the person that you choose to interact with will mirror back to you that which lies hidden within the very depths of your being.   The Heart Chakra after all, can hold vibrational signatures from events that had long been forgotten.  These past traumas, fears, frustrations and disappointments are held energetically in the body from the emotional pain suffered.   When these feelings are not dealt with completely they can lead to energetic blocks in different areas of the body.   You will then start to experience over time symptoms related to the dominant Chakra where the blocks occurred.

With matters relating to the heart, such as compassion and a desire for love and appreciation or acceptance from others, the Heart Chakra comes into play.   Today you find that a rise in heart disease and high blood pressure is out of control.   The heart can be affected by the amount of stress that one experiences, causing increased blood pressure and eventually other major heart issues.   It is beneficial to understand that when one is experiencing a change in the physical body that the area affected is always related to one of the Chakra centers.

Getting back to relationships….when you find that during an interaction with another person you find yourself reacting in a somewhat defensive, negative or frustrated manor to name a few, it is here that you can see areas that may be hidden that you might want to look at.   The two of you will be like a mirror for each other to see those areas that need reflecting upon.  You could have an unreleased feeling that left an imprint in your energy body that needs to be let go of.  It is not necessary to look at every single event in your life and over examine whether or not you have an area that needs fixing.  It would be beneficial though for you to look at those repetitive instances that show up where you exhibit a similar response in a reactive manner.   It is in those cases that you may find an underlying issue from your past that needs healing on an emotional level.

Spend some quiet meditative moments asking your higher self and angelic guides to help you understand and bring to the surface, the memories that lay dormant within you.  When you get clarity over the source of these feelings you will be able to undo any negative patterns that are held in the body.   As you work on healing and renewing your mind over these situations that arise, you will find the physical body coming back into balance.

To maintain healthy relationships with yourself and others, one must nourish the soul and the heart to receive, as well as, to give love.  Loving the self is the first place to start, so implementing  different techniques and modalities to increase your self -love is essential.   In order to be able to love another person, whether it is a family member, friend or lover on an unconditional level, you must first love yourself.   This allows you to enter into the relationship without preconceived ideas or conditional expectations.  You will be so complete in your own skin, so to speak, that the other person will be free to express their true self within the relationship too.  If you learn to respect and allow another person to be true to their feelings you will enjoy what it is to have a wonderful companion to share your experiences with.     Now, isn’t that what true love is all about!

You may find yourself experiencing one or more of the following examples, but not limited to those listed.

  Emotional Signs of Imbalance

Over-Active Heart Chakra:

  1.   Overly aggressive, violent outbursts, temper tantrums
  2.   Manipulative, controlling & need to be right
  3.   Arrogant, hyperactive, super sensitive
  4.   Power hungry, very competitive,  ambitious & sometimes deceitful
  5.   Dominating & Possessive in nature & conditional concerning love relationships

Under-Active Heart Chakra:

  1.   Fatigue, no ambition, indecisive & now self-discipline
  2.   Appear cold, disconnected & disinterested to others
  3.   Low self-esteem,  self-conscious, feel unworthy
  4.   Fearful, victim mentality, paranoia, everyone is out to get you
  5.   Blame others frequently, disassociate with others, distrusting others
  6.   Need constant reassurance from others, needy & feel sorry for yourself
  7.   Melancholy, passive attitude, unhappy

Physical Signs of Imbalance

  1.  Stress, anxiety & anger issues
  2.  Sadness, depression, negativity & suicidal thoughts
  3.   High or Low blood pressure
  4.   Heart problems, vascular disease & circulatory system
  5.  Thymus & Adrenal gland problems
  6.   Auto Immune issues
  7.   Respiratory, lung disease, Asthma
  8.   Chronic fatigue, Diabetes, Eating disorders & Ulcers

 Spirituality & the Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra lies in the center of the seven Chakras and is considered to be the entrance or the devotional center connecting you to the Divinity within.  Through the Heart center is your connection to your higher consciousness, which bypasses the mind when you focus your attention or your awareness here.  It is considered the seat of the Divine Soul or higher self and this centers fire is fueled by the love of  all creation.  It is here in your heart, not the mind,  that you experience the essence of, the unconditional love of, your creator, God/Source energy flowing and enveloping your very being.   It is here that you will experience “Oneness” with All That Is.

It is when you focus upon your Heart center that it begins to expand.  The more that your heart opens, the more that you find yourself on a spiritual quest for answers to your life’s purpose.   Questions arise within your mind, you begin wondering about things on a spiritual level instead of just a material or physical level.   The need for answers become stronger and life takes on new meaning as you become more heart centered.   It is here that you are able to connect with all aspects of your multidimensional self on a vibrational level, oftentimes unknown to you.

 Balancing the Heart Chakra

Following are a few suggestions to help with re-balancing the center to open it up to flow freely.

  •  Use the color GREEN to focus on or wear the color in clothing to stimulate an under-active Chakra
  •  Use Pink to focus on or wear the color in clothing to subdue an over-active Chakra
  •  Choose Pink Topaz and Blue Sapphire & Rhodonite to help calm the Heart Chakra
  •  Get outside to enjoy a walk while meditating  on the sounds of nature, like the birds singing.
  •  Use aromatherapy, essential oils like Rosewood, Rose, Eucalyptus, Bergamot & Melissa stimulate & calm the senses.
  •  Use vegetables & dark leafy greens to nourish the Heart Chakra like kale, spinach, chard, beat greens, cabbage, peas, zucchini, broccoli & cauliflower.
  •  Spices such as parsley, sage, oregano, cilantro, basil & thyme added fresh would also be beneficial.
  •  Crystal therapy includes:  Rose Quartz, Pink Topaz, Green Aventurine, Emerald, Ruby in Zoisite, Pink Opal, Watermelon Tourmaline, Rhodochrosite & more…
  •  Play music that soothes the soul while uplifting the heart & bringing you joy.
  •  Tibetan Singing Bowls & toning the word “Yam” during meditation are also wonderful ways to help bring you back into balance.

 

Tibetan Singing Bowl

Affirmation Tips

Using daily positive affirmations is a powerful technique for improving your life & your view of yourself.    Before you know it, you will have transformed yourself & your life to reflect your true inner radiance.   To get the most our of your affirmations follow these easy tips.

  • Say your affirmations out loud ~ It is a well known sound healing concept that the “power of spoken words” carry a much stronger vibration than just thinking or writing them down.
  • Repeating your affirmations as often as you can will “reprogram your thinking, so that you begin vibrating at a higher rate to align yourself with your spoken words.
  • Be pure in your motives,  as well as, being concise & positive when speaking forth your affirmations, as they put your” intentions into action.  The Universe will then align to the vibrations of your intentions & begin to magnetize with ways in which it can bring your desires into manifestation within the physical realm.

 Affirmations for the Heart Chakra

I AM Love 

I completely love & accept myself as I am

I open & activate my Heart Chakra

Love flows freely to me &  from me to others

Love is abundant in all areas of my life

I attract perfect love & love surrounds me

My relationships are full of love

Love is fun, love is easy, love is kind

I am grateful for the challenges that open up my heart

I am one with all of nature, the animals & the Universe

I love myself & I love being loved

I release all fear of the unknown

I am free to be all that I came here to be

I am Worthy of love

I attract emotionally available people to me

I am one with all the higher aspects of the Divine within me

I AM…

Crystals & Grid Work for the Heart Chakra

 

worthiness self love

If you like working with crystals & grids, here is a design based on the Sacred Geometric symbol called
The Flower of Life” .

During a meditation I received this grid design which focus’s ones energies and intentions upon loving the whole of the self. Sometimes we do not even realize that we are not loving ourselves to the fullest.   The awareness of who we are can sometimes surprise us. When one is faced with emotional ups and downs, turmoil in relationships and experiencing difficulty getting along with others, an individual would benefit by spending time on personal introspection.

Chances are there are underlying emotional rifts within the inner self or what some call the sub-conscious. Past hurts, the pain of rejection, feelings of abandonment or any emotional trauma which reinforces the old feelings buried deep within us, will reflect now in our daily lives.   Many of us walk around wondering why we are having such a hard time with other people in our lives. The truth may hurt, when faced with the fact…. we are the ones that hold us back from having perfect relationships.

In order to be loved, one must first love oneself. That means coming to grips with all the aspects of your own self. That includes all the good, bad and ugly so to speak. Integrating all of them, accepting the all of you, will start you on the road to loving the whole of you.

Each and every one of us is uniquely made, perfect in every way, a personification of pure love. We are wonderfully created to share our love and our light with the world. First of all, we must share that perfect love with ourselves. Self-love is the path to unconditional love.

Each design has been meditated upon and colors chosen to represent the energy of the crystal stones and the intentions for this particular grid.   Each cloth is made of 100% all-natural cotton, hand sewn and hand painted by me personally. That being the case, no two items will be perfectly the same due to the artist. : )

You will receive the following Crystal Gemstones: 25 total and a charging wand too!!!!
1- Rose Quartz Heart
3- Rhodochrosite tumbled
3- Moss Agates tumbled
6- Aventurine tumbled
6- Clear Quartz tumbled
6- Clear Quartz chips tumbled
1- Selenite Wand size 5-6″ long by 1/2″ diameter for charging your grid

Each grid kit comes with instructions on setting up, charging and sending intentions to your grid for the maximum benefit.

The Grid cloths, gemstones and wands in these pictures are representative of the quality you will be receiving.

Heart Chakra Medicine Bag Set

Key Words ~ Forgiveness ~ Unconditional Love ~ Well-Being

Location ~ Heart Area ~ Thymus Gland

Color ~ Green, Pink

Affirmation ~ I Love

Stones Included ~heart Chakra medicine bag

Apache Tears:  Grounding – Protection – Emotional Cleansing

Clear Quartz:  Amplifier – Cleansing – Healing – Intentions

Emerald:  Abundance – Compassion – Love – Healing

Green Aventurine:  Heart Health – Life Force – Accept Change – Renewal

Rose Quartz:  Gentleness – Love – Emotional Healing – Calming – Nurture

 

 Crystal Therapy for Heart Chakra

Crystals and gemstones carry within them harmonious energetic patterns that are wonderful, useful tools to help you to experience a state of well-being.   Every stone carries it’s own energetic signature and will help with specific areas listed below.   If you are experiencing any or a few of the symptoms below, choose the appropriate stone to work with that area.  Remember that stating your desired “intentions” for releasing any attached blockages and receiving healing in that area are of uppermost importance.  Your desires and the stones will work together to bring back balance and harmony to the related area.

These stones will assist you with working with the different aspects related to the Heart Chakra.

Organs: 

Adrenals ~ Green Aventurine, Green Calcite, Labradorite, Kyanite, Ruby

Thymus ~ Dioptase, Green Aventurine, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot, Prehnite, Rose Quartz

 

Specific Ailments: 

a chakra photoAnemia ~ Garnet, Hematite, Kunzite, Ruby

Blood pressure ~ low ~ Charoite, Rose Quartz

Blood pressure  ~high ~ Bloodstone, Dioptase, Green Aventurine, Labradorite, Kyanite, Sodalite

Circulatory ~ Bloodstone, Blue Sapphire, Kunzite,  Red Jasper, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Snowflake Obsidian, Tiger Eye

Edema ~ Amethyst, Aquamarine, Carnelian, Galena, Moonstone

Energy depletion ~ Carnelian, Chalcedony, Fire Agate, Red Jasper, Rutilated Quartz, Tiger Eye

Immune system  ~ Amethyst, Blue Lace Agate, Bloodstone, Clear Quartz, Green Aventurine, Green Calcite, Lapis Lazuli, Sardonyx, Smithsonite, Sodalite

 

Emotional:

Abandonment/Betrayal ~ Dioptase, Rose Quartz, Green Smithsonite

Abuse ~ Pink Carnelian, Lavender-Pink Smithsonite, Rhodochrosite

Anger/Aggression/Frustration ~ Bloodstone, Garnet, Howlite, Jade, Kyanite, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Peridot, Green Smithsonite, Sugilite

Anxiety/Panic Attacks/Stress ~ Amethyst, Apophyllite, Kunzite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Rhodochrosite, Smokey Quartz, Sodalite

Bitterness/Forgiveness ~ Amethyst, Apache Tears, Celestite, Chrysoprase, Morganite, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Sugilite

Burdens/Crying/Guilt ~ Apache Tears, Chiastolite, Chrysocolla, Larimar, Peridot, Picture Jasper, Opal, Sodalite

Compassion/Love ~ Ametrine, Angelite, Bloodstone, Dioptase, Emerald, Garnet, Green Aventruine, Lapis Lazuli, Kyanite,  Moss Agate, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz,  Sugilite, Topaz, Tourmaline

Depression/Despair ~ Amber, Amethyst, Ametrine,  Carnelian, Jet, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Moss Agate, Smoky Quartz, Sunstone

Grief /Loss/Loneliness ~  Apache Tears, Chrysocolla, Green Aventurine, Mookaite Jasper, Snowflake Obsidian

Obsessive/Co-Dependant/Possessive ~ Charoite, Chrysoprase, Peridot,  Purple Tourmaline, Sunstone

Phobias ~ (fear)  Amethyst, Angelite, Black Tourmaline, Charoite, Chrysocolla, Jet, Labradorite, Rhodochrosite, Sodalite

Security/Trust ~ Chrysoprase, Pink Smithsonite, Pink Tourmaline, Strawberry Quartz, Sugilite, Zoisite with Ruby

Self-Esteem/Self-Confidence/Worthiness ~ Chrysoprase, Citrine, Galena, Garnet, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Moss Agate, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Ruby

 

I hope you have enjoyed this simplified post relating to the Heart Chakra.  If you need need help with your other Chakra’s or would like to purchase crystals, grids, wands or gemstone jewelry, stop by my  Etsy Store for all your needs.

Until next time, this is Sunscape

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References:

Hall, Judy. The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals (Godsfield Press, 2003)

Patricia Mercier. The Chakra Bible (Sterling Publishing, 2007)

Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian. The book of Stones (Heaven & Earth Publishing 2007)

 

 

 

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