The 4th Chakra, the Heart Chakra, represents love and higher consciousness. It is located in the center of chest just above heart. The Heart chakra is associated with the heart, thymus gland, lower lung and circulatory system.
The heart chakra acts as the balance point for all the chakras. It governs our relationships and how we interact with other people. A balanced heart chakra is expressed in acceptance of self and others, personal values and ethics, following one’s unique direction in life.
A balanced Heart Chakra means expansion, freedom and growth.
Some signs that the Heart Chakra is out of balance are:
Lack of self discipline
Difficulty in relationships
An attempt to live vicariously through another
Dependence on someone else for your happiness
Colors associated with the heart chakra are Green and Pink.
Green symbolizes harmony, creativity, health, abundance and nature. It is the combining of yellow (soul) and blue (spirit). Green, nature’s color, offers new energy and revitalizes tired nerves.
Crystals to carry could include: emerald, green tourmaline, malachite, jade, chrysoprase, dipotase, peridot, aventurine, moss agate, green jasper.
Although green is the primary color used with the heart chakra, it can also be effective to use pink stones (such as rose quartz or rhodonite) if more softness, affection and love seem to be needed in working with the heart chakra.
Essential oils to use could include Bergamot, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Melissa, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Tangerine and Ylang Ylang.
Heart Chakra Affirmations:
I am quiet and listen to my heart’s song.
I chose to be united with all beings, visible and invisible, in the realm of love and light.
I anchor my heart in truth, love and God’s grace.
Love opens and heals me.
I choose the peace that surpasses all understanding.
I am love, I am peace, I am light.