The Heart Chakra is associated with the color green or the color pink. This love center of our human energy system is often the focus in bringing about a healing. Thus, the words "Love Heals All" have great truth.
Hurtful situations that can effect our emotional being are divorce or separation, grief through death, emotional abuse, abandonment, adultery. All of these are wounding to the heart chakra. Physical illnesses brought about by heartbreak require that an emotional healing occur along with the physical healing.
Learning to love yourself is a powerful first step in securing a healthy fourth chakra. The "wounded child" resides in the heart chakra.
Chakra Four - Associations
|Physical Location||center of chest|
|Spiritual Lesson||forgiveness, unconditional love, letting go, trust, compassion|
|Physical Dysfunctions||heart conditions, asthma, lung & breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumonia, upper back, shoulder problems|
|Mental / Emotional Issues||love, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosity|
|Information Stored Inside Heart Chakra||connections or "heart strings" to those whom we love|
|Area of Body Governed||heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands|
|Crystals / Gemstones||malachite, emerald, rose quartz|
|Flower Essences||holly, poppy, California wild rose|
Bibliography: Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss, Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan, Love is in the Earth by Melody
Copyright © Phylameana lila Désy - Sep 1998
updated Oct 2013