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The fourth (4th) or heart chakra has two colors. They are pink and green. The heart chakra is located in the middle of the chest. This chakra is special because it has a “two for one” quality. You have the lower heart chakra; whose color is green, and the higher heart chakra, whose color is pink. The Higher Heart Chakra rules unconditional love for all, and the Lower Heart Chakra rules human love. Both also service the lungs.
The heart chakra deals with love. Love on every level. Most people think of the love they receive but not the other aspects of love. Love is a multi-faceted or complex yet simple thing. First, love is something that you give, not expect to receive. Secondly, it must be given to one’s self before one can receive it. If one can receive it better than give it, one’s heart chakra is unbalanced. The same is true for the reverse example. If one can give it better than receive it, the chakra is unbalanced. Both aspects are necessary.
Many of us focus on the love we attract and its faults. Everything we see is a raflection of us. And everything we receive is a direct rasult of what we have sent out to the universe. This is often called the law of attracting or karma. We should learn to love ourselves from the deepest levels to the most mundane, as well as, practice giving and receiving it.
We should not settle for inadequate love, lonely love, lusty love, or any love that is not pure. However, we must first learn to give it to ourselves and receive it from ourselves before that can be shared and received from others. Loving the universe is an aid to this process.
It is important to innerstand that this is true for thoughts, emotions and actions. We have to consider our self-talk or the way we think/talk to our selves in our heads and even out loud. How we feel about ourselves- from the way we think, to the way we feel, to the way we act. How we treat ourselves is important as well. How we take care of our body shows us how we care for self. Some examples of this are how we treat our skin, the food we consume, how often we detoxify and so much more.
Once we are at balance with ourselves can we be open to receiving pure love from others. This will also make it hard to accept love that is not genuine or on the same vibe as ours. We will easily see the truth and raspect our selves enough to not settle for anything below our standards. We make the standard by what we allow from ourselves. So please, please be kind to yourself and to others.
Signs of Imbalance are: heart disease and disorders, breathing disorders; such as asthma. Some others are breast cancer, chest pain, high blood pressure, passivity, immune system problems and muscular tension. Some of the most common symptoms of a blocked heart chakra are as follows: feeling joyless and bitter with life, closed emotionally, unable to express love or to receive it from ourselves or others. We may feel isolated, unfulfilled, and uncertain of our role in this world, because we are cut off from the Wisdom, Love, and Power of our Higher Self. We may act from a place of fear, and not from love. (http://www.quintessentialalchemy.com/heartchakra.html)
Some rebalancing methods include nature walks, time spent with family or friends, volunteer work, golden foods and drinks such as golden beets and ginger tea. Green foods can also assist; cucumbers and green peppers, for example. Wear gold, pink or green colored clothing. Using gold colored oils such as sandalwood and frankincense essential oils. Other ways to balance this chakra is by hugging one self, developing mantras identifying one’s passion and executing it, and giving your all to your life’s purpose.
A deeper and holistic approach is also Reiki. Reiki can help one heal on the physical, mental and emotional realms. It is believed in Reiki that every dis ease has an emotional root to it and if the emotional root is deciphered or figured out, then one can learn to heal from it and break any consequent problem or problems that it caused.
Healing stones can also be used to aid in chakra healing. Some of the healing crystals that work well with me for the heart chakra are chrysoprase, blue lace agate, larimar, turquoise, rose quartz, pink opal and pink tourmaline.
A healthy chakra is evident or can be seen, but is not limited to when the person is healthy and secure in themselves, takes care of themselves, is selective with their partners, is creative in their thinking and acting.
After any chakra cleansing one can expect changes to occur from the mental, emotional and physical realms. This means changes in one’s actions, feelings and thoughts. The key is to go with the flow, follow the intuition and let the healing innerg take its course.
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