The Heart Chakra is the 4th of the seven chakras, and it is represented by the color green. It involves the circulatory system, diaphragm, heart, lungs, arms, shoulders, ribs, breasts and thymus gland.
The heart chakra can be affected by situations that have emotionally stressful aspects, or as some say, “matters of the heart.” Some examples are divorce, or separation of intimate relationships, loss of loved ones to death, or a betrayal of trust by another person.
The heart chakra is meant to give and receive love, but when it is out of balance, it cannot do its job effectively. One reason for being out of balance is trapped emotions. When feelings get hurt over and over, or many losses occur, a person can build up a protective wall. It is no longer desirable to open up to love for fear of betrayal, loss, grief, heartache, or loneliness. A person can become defensive, and then the heart can be protected by a wall of energetic material along with trapped emotions in the energy field.
In the Emotion Code, Dr. Nelson calls this the heartwall. Thankfully, the heartwall can be removed by Emotion Code therapy and Reiki.
The Heart Chakra-Effects
A person can actually feel emotional hurts in a physical way in the chest area. The chest may feel heavy, tightness or pressure. Many anxieties and fears are felt in the heart chakra area, even if they originate from another chakra. If the heart chakra is too open, a person could be ruled by their emotions. There are many people out there who give way too much and receive very little. They never take any love for themselves, or give themselves any self-love. The opposite end of the spectrum is a closed heart chakra. The hear is in total protective, defensive mode and will not give or receive love. It is now just like a castle with a very large moat around it with no bridge or any access to enter it. Creating a balance in the heart chakra is ideal! The key to balancing the heart chakra is first giving self-love. Without loving yourself first, giving and receiving any other love is hard to achieve.
Heart Chakra Healing
Here are some ways to balance and heal the heart chakra: There are many techniques that I enjoy utilizing to balance the heart chakra. Contacting me for an Emotion code or a Reiki session for heart chakra healing would be very effective. Here are some things to do in the meantime on your own: Mirror work by Louise Hay. Louise tells us to talk to ourselves in the mirror daily and tell yourself “I love you” and other positive things like “you are magnificent.” Even if it feels strange at first, just give it some time. Also Chakra toning is an effective way to help heal the heart chakra. Allowing your voice to make the AH sound for as long as your breath allows, then repeating it a few times until the heart chakra area feels lighter and more clear. Also, asking angels for help is really useful! Archangel Raphael is always there to assist in healing the heart if you call upon him.