Welcome to another Mystical Monday. Today I’ll be going over the heart chakra, which is located in the middle of the chest, from right above the sternum, up to just below the collar bones.
It is associated with the color green, and with the element of air.
A few crystals which are excellent for working with this chakra are peridot, jade, and rose quartz. The heart chakra is associated with the planet Venus. This chakra can be viewed as our love center and the connector between the physical and spiritual. It is associated with our ability to feel love, compassion, and happiness. I recommend picking up at least one of the crystals mentioned above this week, to help get this chakra balanced before we get to the exercise I’ll be sharing at the end of this series. Below are some of the key points of the physical and spiritual/emotional functions of the heart chakra.
The circulatory system.
The upper back and shoulders.
The thymus gland.
Ability to love self and others without conditions.
The heart chakra is associated with feminine qualities, and as our love center, when it is balanced it can help us to foster more love and connection with others, ourselves, and on a deeper level the world around us. The heart chakra helps us to foster trust, empathy, gratitude, and forgiveness. As the seat of our feelings, it is important to note that a blocked heart chakra can be soothed through the release of crying or by loving physical touch.
While covering each chakra, this paragraph will (usually) remain unchanged, with the exception of the color visualization. Please spend time this week visualizing this chakra as a still, green wheel in the location described at the beginning of the post, as this will make the exercise at the end of this series a bit easier. If you’ve picked up one or more of the crystals listed above (which I hope you will), holding this crystal while visualizing the chakra will start to do some healing on it before we even get to the final exercise. This time around, I’d like to recommend getting two crystals for this chakra, one of the green ones and a rose quartz. For all of the individual chakras we will cover in this series, please go gently and get to know them without trying to get them moving until we get to the final exercise. It is always important when working with your energy to go into it slowly and learn a bit before diving in head first.
Please remember to practice the mini exercise near the bottom of last week’s post as often as possible.
Feel free to ask questions you may have about this chakra, or any other topics which you may like to see covered here at a later date.
As always, I’m sending lots of love and light your way.