The information below is an expansion of this weeks article on the 4th Heart Chakra. There was soo much I wanted to share, there wasn't enough room in the limited article space.
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Our Fourth chakra represents our basic right to love and be loved. Unfortunately this chakra is easily damaged, diminished or wounded, and that wounds both spirit and soul, affects both the mind and body, and impacts the very core of the self. Love, balance, self-reflection and acceptance, relationship intimacy, grief and compassion are the basic isues of this chakra. This chakra is located in the chest (cardiac plexus), and is of the air element. It is oriented towards self-acceptance as well as acceptance of others.
The abuses and traumas that damage this chakra are rejection, abandonment and loss; constant criticism, unacknowledged grief, divorce, death of a loved one, a loveless environment, and sexual or physical abuse. Abuses to the lower chakras will also manifest as wounds and scars to the heart, as the energy and strength of one chakra builds on the next. When we are unable to face, resolve and heal the traumas, our personalities manifest as antisocial, withdrawn, critical in judgment and intolerant of self or others; depression, fear of intimacy or relationships. Fear and grief usually block our attempts, and can eventually block the heart chakra itself. If we develop survival mechanisms that are excessive in its energy, we will manifest a personality that is codependent, exhibiting poor boundaries, demanding, clinging or jealous. We oftimes think our friends and family are just mean, negative or bad people. No, they/we simply need to heal their/our hearts.
Part of our healing process would need to include breathing exercises (pranayama), working with our arms - reaching out and taking in. (As the 3rd Chakra involves mastering the vibrational principles of 'holding on and letting to,') Of course there is much more, but I won't presume to be a Psychotherapist, but you could/should seek deeper assistance . . . as we ARE able to heal all. We just need to take the first steps. AFFIRMATIONS: I am worthy of love; I am loving to myself and others; there is an infinite supply of love; I live in balance with others.
|Mandala of the Heart Chakra|
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