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Opening Your Heart Chakra

Opening Your Heart's Emotional Power to Transform

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Heart Chakra

Heart Chakra

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You have seven major energy or psychic centers that radiate throughout the body, both front and back. These are called chakras which is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel. Each chakra is a center for various energies to be transformed and linked in your body. The body chakras start at the base of your spine and run all the way to the top of your head. Chakras are seen in clairvoyant or psychic sight sometimes as colored circles, funnels, flowers, or as just a field around a part of the body. These energy centers have a vibrational frequency and may also be heard clairaudiently.

Center for Unconditional Love

In your human energy system, the center for unconditional love, is located in the center of your chest. This is your fourth chakra. It governs the heart and circulatory system, respiratory system, arms, shoulders, hands, diaphragm, ribs/breasts and thymus gland.

Heart Chakra Issues

Many issues of love, grief, hatred, anger, jealousy, fears of betrayal, of loneliness, as well as the ability to heal ourselves and others are centered in the fourth chakra.

From this position in the middle of the body the fourth chakra is the balance between your body and spirit. This chakra is the place where unconditional love is centered. Unconditional Love is a creative and powerful energy that may guide and help us through the most difficult times. This energy is available in any moment, if we turn our attention to it and use it to free us from our limits and fears.

Ask yourself some of these questions:

  • What emotional memories do I need to heal?
  • What relationships current or past require healing?
  • Are my emotional wounds taking over, causing me to try and control people or situations around me?
  • Do I allow the wounds of others to control me? How do I let that happen?
  • What do I need to forgive myself for? Who needs forgiving from me?
To have this fourth chakra energy fully touch our daily life requires intent and practice. This begins within our self, for without the ability to love ourselves, we cannot truly experience love from another or give it truly to another. In loving ourselves we allow the intent to generate the feeling of unconditional love within us, and then to share this feeling with others. Whatever we send out is returned to us.

A powerful practice to open to and embody unconditional love is one from the Buddhist tradition. It is called Metta Practice and only takes fifteen minutes to do each day.

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