When feeling emotional symptoms like moodiness, being overly critical, sadness, and possessiveness, it could be because of pain that originates in the heart chakra. The heart chakra is sensitive and pain can cause adverse reactions. When physical imbalances in this particular chakra occur, you may experience cardiac or respiratory concerns or even a heaviness in the heart.
Causes of Imbalance
When there is pain in the heart chakra, it is most often linked to a broken heart. This is caused by someone you love or once loved, letting you down. Trauma and loss that causes abuse, rejection, and even grief can leave imprints in the heart chakra. Located in the center chest area, the heart chakra is a connector for upper and lower chakras. In many ways, one could say the heart chakra connects the spiritual and physical. So, when it is blocked or disturbed in some way a wave of negative emotions can overcome you.
When there is a blockage in this chakra, it tends to hurt emotionally. However, there can also be physical manifestations if the blockage is not acknowledged, cleared and healed. An imbalance can lead to arrythmias, heart disease, coronary heart disease, and congenital heart disease if left blocked. Lung issues may also develop in the form of asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, and chronic bronchitis. Even issues like breast cancer, upper back issues, and an impeding of the immune system can be related to a blocked heart chakra.
The heart chakra is necessary and essential in being able to receive and give love. There are many emotions relate to this chakra. These include:
- Love and Hate
- Anger and Bitterness
- Grief and Forgiveness
- Compassion and Self-centeredness
- Generosity and Commitment
- Gratitude and Trust
- Many others
This fourth chakra is affected by life events like death, divorce, birth, abandonment, emotional abuse and much more.
Clearing and Healing
The heart chakra is needed so that we can give and receive love. Love is the basis for all healing. In life, love comes from three main sources: others, self, and divine love (universal source). All types of love register within the heart chakra an offer healing effects. When we love and forgive others, healing can occur. When we let go of resentments, we can start to heal ourselves.
To heal the heart chakra, we must practice self-love and respect by tuning into our spiritual selves and radiating love. We can send love and gratitude toward yourself and others in forgiveness and compassion. Over time this helps us develop strong core chakras and will keep us balanced.
To get and maintain heart chakra health, try the following:
- Self-love – Meditate regularly while sending yourself appreciation and love. While meditating, visualize the heart chakra. It is a green, radiant orb. If blockages are seen, see them falling away as love overcomes.
- Gratitude Journal – Daily, write out five things you are grateful for and read them as soon as you awake the next morning. Continue this daily.
- Kindness – Create a habit of sending kindness to yourself and out into the world.