I’m Still Here

It has been a while since I’ve been here, and I felt like it was time to let you know that this space has not been forgotten. The chakra series was on the home stretch when I took a break. Even though not much has changed in terms of my physical life being on pause, and that there are some big challenges and stressors, I’m happy to say that my spiritual life is reigniting, albeit slowly and with stops and starts. Lately though, that spark is getting brighter and it feels good to be coming back to life in both spirit and in creative energy. Just this past weekend, I dusted off a long unused sketch book and sat down to sketch one of my favorite herbs. I can’t begin to express the joy this brought to me.

When I finished it, I could definitely see that my skills have gotten rusty, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as bad as I had thought. Even made it to my other blog to post over the weekend. This newfound momentum is one which I wish to keep going, because these parts of myself have been dearly missed as they are integral to who I am at my core, and they take me to my happy place. When I am engaged in spiritual practice and creativity, it doesn’t feel like work at all. It is pure joy!

So, in the very near future I will be coming here to finish the chakra series. I’m aiming for next Monday, to keep things consistent with the rest of the series. Can’t make a promise, because there is a great deal of uncertainty with things right now, but I am setting my intention to make it happen. Since the posts have been so sporadic, with some others scattered in between them, I’ll be pulling them together in a free PDF when the series is finished, so that it’s all in one spot and will be downloadable for those of you who may wish to do so. Keep your eyes open, and your fingers crossed that I will be able to make it back here this week to share a post on the crown chakra. Sending lots of love your way!

The Heart Chakra

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.

Physical:

The circulatory system.

The heart.

The upper back and shoulders.

The thymus gland.

Spiritual/Emotional:

Trust.

Worthiness.

Compassion.

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.