The Heart Chakra, or the "Anahata" translating to "unhurt" in Sanskrit, is the loving and energy-filled center that allows us to give and receive love daily. This center controls a large part of how we translate our inner to outer emotional experiences by expressing compassion, love, empathy, forgiveness, grief, and more. This energy center can be correlated to an array of feelings or emotions and cause some inhibiting disturbances if blocked or out of balance. Today we will explore more about these aspects of the Heart Chakra and dive into the world of love and energy this center has to offer.
Location and Function of The Heart Chakra
The primary function of the Heart Chakra is to balance and energize our expression and reception of love. This chakra is located in the heart center, the well of emotion in our chest that tells us something wonderful or maybe hurtful has occurred. Expressions like "my heart skipped a beat" or "my heart is in my throat" come to mind when trying to locate the Heart Chakra. We all have experienced those moments of intense pride or love or loss that begin in the chest and spread outward. This is the Heart Chakra.
Resonating to the color green, the Heart Chakra assists us with free-flowing love, the passing and integration of transformation in our lives, compassion towards others, and a sense of adventure in search of a deeper understanding of ourselves. The transition of emotion from negative, to neutral, to positive is done within the Heart Chakra. This transformative energy of love and movement is what helps the Heart Chakra master our connection to ourselves and others throughout our lifetime. The Heart Chakra also assists us with finding a deeper and more foundational love for ourselves and our path.
Blocked Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra contains so much energy and movement in our lives that it can cause various issues when the chakra becomes imbalanced or blocked by outside or internal forces. These forces are natural, like the loss of a loved one, a new transition in your life, or the ending of a relationship. All these transitions can cause disorganization in the energy of the Heart Chakra, which can express itself in many ways. These signs of dysfunction or imbalance can include heart, lung, chest, shoulder, and arm discomfort or pain, issues with codependency or isolation, lack of trust in yourself and others, feelings of loneliness or frustration, rage, or a victimhood mentality. These symptoms of a blocked Heart Chakra can be overwhelming but can also be remedied through many practices we will explore below.
A blocked Heart Chakra can disrupt our energy or how we express and receive love. But the good news is that there are many remedies to a blocked or imbalanced Heart Chakra. These remedies include adopting a journaling practice to remind yourself of the things that bring joy, heart-centered or kindness meditations, small acts of kindness for others or yourself, and even expanding your knowledge base by learning your love language or your partners. Crystals like rose quartz and carnelian can assist with healing the Heart Chakra through their pink and red hues that speak to the energy of love that lives within each of us. Consuming things like rose tea, chocolate, and red wine that are heart healthy and a great way to bring the energy of self-care to ourselves when we are in need can also assist with healing the Heart Chakra. And finally, write some personalized affirmations to begin or end your day to recenter yourself on the emotions and experiences that you want to focus on and bring into your life.
Ask an Energy Healing Psychic for Help
Throughout this blog post, we have explored the energy, feelings, actions, and emotions of the Heart Chakra and the variety of ways that it can affect us and those around us. The Heart Chakra is a beautiful place to define and develop the best aspects of your emotional and mental self. I sincerely hope this read has provided some simple methods and actions to guide your heart-centered practice and journey through your heart Chakra. If you think your Heart Chakra is blocked, get connected to a Psychic Healer or me here at PathForward! I’d be so thrilled to help you unlock and optimize the powers of your chakras.
With love and light, we will continue exploring the chakra system, the energies it brings to our lives, and how to work best with those energies. Until next time!