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Reiki Chakra Series - Get to Know your 13 chakras - HEART CHAKRA

Updated: Dec 6, 2023


Reiki and crystal healing to balance your Heart Chakra
When your Heart Chakra is Lilt

AWAKENING THE HEART CHAKRA: AN EXPLORATION OF LOVE & COMPASSION


๐’๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ค๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž: Anahata ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ: Green ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Centre of the chest, close to the spine ๐‚๐ซ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ: Emerald, Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine, Rhodonite, Malachite ๐„๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ: Rose, Lavender, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang ๐˜๐จ๐ ๐š ๐š๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐š: Camel Pose, Bridge Pose, Cobra Pose, Fish Pose, Child's Pose


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THE HEART CHARKA AND IT'S SIGNIFICANCE


In the intricate centre of the human energy system, the Heart Chakra stands as a pivotal point that connects our physical and spiritual dimensions. This energy centre, known as Anahata in Sanskrit, radiates a luminous green colour, symbolising growth, renewal, and the ever-present power of love. Positioned within the heart region, the Heart Chakra extends its influence from the centre of the chest to the lower ribcage, intertwining the realms of emotions, relationships, and self-acceptance.



LOCATION AND ENERGIES


Nestled at the centre of our chakra system, the Heart Chakra goes beyond its role as a mere energy centre. It acts as a bridge, intrinsically weaving the grounded forces of the lower chakras with the ethereal qualities of the upper chakras.


Much like the alchemical process, the Heart Chakra transmutes primal survival instincts and desires into the refined essence of love, compassion, and spiritual communion.


In the realm of emotions, the Heart Chakra wields its influence, orchestrating the symphony of our capacity to love, empathise, and extend compassion to ourselves and all beings. Its energy is akin to the soothing balm of empathy, healing emotional wounds and fostering a profound sense of interconnectedness. It teaches the delicate art of harmonising personal aspirations with the collective welfare, unveiling the tapestry of unity that threads humanity together.


At Serene Valley Holistic Therapies, Reiki and Crystal Healing intertwine harmoniously with the Heart Chakra's essence. With the use of Reiki, the channelling of universal life force energy, we delicately clear blockages and infuse rejuvenating vitality, resonating deep within the heart's sanctuary.


Together, Reiki, and crystal therapy create an orchestra of renewal. A balanced Heart Chakra radiates an aura of self-love and compassion, extending tendrils of resonance far beyond the self. As the fulcrum of our being, the Heart Chakra beckons us to embrace its profound teachings โ€” to harmonise within, connect without, and embrace the alchemy of love.



CRYSTALS & GEMSTONES


Crystals and gemstones have long been revered for their ability to amplify and align the energies of our chakras. When it comes to the Heart Chakra, several stones possess unique qualities that resonate with its core essence.

In my crystal practice, the infusion of Reiki energy adds another layer of depth to the healing process. Reiki is a powerful conduit for universal life force energy, amplifying the crystals' innate abilities to channel and balance energy within the chakras. During your healing session, I imbue the crystals with Reiki energy to create a synergy between the ancient wisdom of crystals and the revitalising flow of life force energy, enhancing the therapeutic potential of the practice.


Working with these Reiki charged crystals, their resonance with the Heart Chakra becomes more profound. Their energies intermingle with your intentions, facilitating a harmonious exchange that supports emotional healing, nurtures self-love, and fosters compassion. This holistic approach not only enriches your connection with the Heart Chakra but also empowers you to navigate the intricate dance between the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your being.



Try some of the following crystals in your heart centred practice:


Emerald:

With its captivating green hue, is often associated with the Heart Chakra. Beyond its aesthetic allure, emerald carries a frequency that promotes emotional healing and renewal. Its energies gently guide us to heal old wounds, allowing the heart to open and embrace love more fully.


Rose Quartz:

Often referred to as the "Stone of Unconditional Love," emanates a gentle and nurturing energy that invites us to cultivate love and compassion, both for ourselves and others. It serves as a reminder that our journey toward love begins within, and from this self-love, we can extend genuine compassion to the world around us.


Check out our Reiki infused Rose Quartz meditation -


Green Aventurine:

A stone of growth and opportunity, resonates harmoniously with the Heart Chakra's energies. Its gentle vibrations encourage emotional healing and balance, fostering an environment where the heart can mend and expand.


Rhodonite:

With its striking blend of pink and black hues, carries the energy of compassion and self-love. This stone supports us in healing emotional wounds and transforming pain into an empowered understanding of our own worthiness.


Malachite:

Is associated as an intense heart chakra crystal in spiritual practices. It is revered for its ability to unearth deep-seated emotional wounds, encouraging profound healing and transformation. By aiding in the release of past hurts and fostering emotional growth, malachite facilitates a harmonious balance, allowing love, compassion, and self-acceptance to flow freely from the heart centre.


When faced with challenges regarding the heart chakra, you may consider seeking professional guidance with Serene Valley Holistic Therapies. As both a Crystal Master and Reiki Master therapist, I offer valuable support through personalised sessions. Together, I can help you explore the potential of these crystals combined with the Reiki energies to enhance your heart chakra's balance and energy flow. Combining focused intention, crystal resonance, and Reiki's gentle touch, I facilitate a holistic approach to nurturing a harmonious and empowered throat chakra, complementing the journey toward improved communication.

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MEDITATION:

CULTIVATING HEART CENTRED LOVE & COMPASSION


Meditation serves as a powerful tool for nurturing the Heart Chakra's energies of love and compassion. By creating a sacred space within, we can deepen our connection to the heart's wisdom and open ourselves to the boundless reservoir of love.

Find a quiet and comfortable space to sit or lie down. Close your eyes and begin to focus on your breath. With each inhale and exhale, imagine a soft green light emanating from your heart centre. As you breathe, this light expands with every inhale, enveloping your entire being in its gentle glow.


Visualise yourself surrounded by a sphere of love and compassion. Feel this sphere pulsating with the rhythms of your heart, radiating warmth and acceptance. As you continue to breathe, repeat the following affirmations that resonate with you:


"My heart is open to loving myself unconditionally."

"I am a vessel of love.โ€

โ€œI embrace myself with compassion.โ€

โ€œMy heart is open to give and receive love."

โ€œI am fully open to giving and receiving love."

โ€œMy heart is filled with joy and gratitude."

โ€œI deeply and completely love and accept myself."


Allow these affirmations to resonate within you, inviting love and compassion to flow freely. As you meditate, let go of any self-judgment or doubt, allowing the heart's energy to heal and renew. Spend a few moments in this serene space, basking in the love that resides within you.


As you continue your day, carry the sense of confidence, empowerment, and balance that you've cultivated through this meditation, knowing that your Heart Chakra is aligned and harmonised.


To accompany this easy meditation, you may like to listen to one of our YouTube tracks for the Solar Plexus. We offer a 10-minute video and a 20-minute video.





















ASK ARCHANGEL CHAMUEL


Invoke Archangel Chamuel in moments when the delicate balance of your heart yearns for nurturing and expansion. Reverently invoke the luminous presence of Archangel Chamuel. With the deepest humility, call upon the boundless compassion of Archangel Chamuel, inviting forth the transformative energies that govern the evolution of your Heart Chakra.



"Radiant Archangel Chamuel, guardian of the heart's growth,

I beseech your gracious aid,

To mend and uplift my Heart Chakra's serenade.

Expand the flame of love within, and heal wounds of old,

Your touch turns pain into lessons, as love unfolds.

Guide me through forgiveness, release burdens with grace,

In your embrace, past wounds find their rightful place.

Embrace my heart's ache, and bruised it may be,

With your healing, it transforms, setting emotions free.

Gratitude fills my being for your tender care,

Mending my heart's fabric with intentions rare.

In unity and light, may my heart blossom and mend,

Blessed by your presence, my soul you befriend."


Extend your heartfelt gratitude to Archangel Chamuel, for unwavering guidance. Thank Chamuel for kindling forgiveness and expanding the flame of love within your heart. With the utmost respect and appreciation, affirm your connection with the Divine, encapsulating this moment of profound healing and growth in your heart's sanctuary.



ESSENTIAL OILS - AROMAS OF LOVE & COMASSION


In the realm of aromatherapy, essential oils offer a fragrant pathway to harmonising the Heart Chakra. Each oil mentioned below carries a unique vibration that resonates with the energies of love, compassion, and emotional balance. Aromatherapy is a holistic practice that harnesses the aromatic properties of essential oils to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.


In this context, essential oils have unique vibrational qualities that can resonate with and support the energies of the Heart Chakra, associated with love, compassion, and emotional equilibrium. Here are some essential oils commonly used for balancing the Heart Chakra, along with suggestions on how to use them:


Rose Essential Oil:

The queen of flowers, exudes an exquisite scent that embodies the essence of love. Its aromatic molecules evoke feelings of tenderness and emotional healing, inviting us to open our hearts and embrace the beauty of vulnerability. Rose essential oil is often regarded as the quintessential oil for the Heart Chakra due to its powerful resonance with love and compassion. Its sweet, floral aroma is thought to open the heart, promote self-love, and enhance emotional healing. To use rose oil, you can:

  • Add a few drops to a carrier oil (like coconut or jojoba oil) and apply it to your chest, heart area, or pulse points.

  • Diffuse rose oil in an aromatherapy diffuser to fill your space with its comforting scent.

Lavender Essential Oil:

Everyoneโ€™s favourite, itโ€™s celebrated for its calming and balancing properties, as it gently soothes the emotional turbulence that may arise within the heart. Its tranquil aroma promotes inner peace, creating a space where self-acceptance and compassion can flourish.


Lavender is known for its calming and soothing properties. It can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and emotional tension, thereby fostering a sense of emotional balance within the Heart Chakra. To use lavender oil:

  • Add a few drops to a warm bath for a relaxing soak.

  • Create a massage oil by diluting lavender oil in a carrier oil and gently massaging it onto your body.

Bergamot Essential Oil:

With its uplifting and citrusy scent, infuses the heart chakra with a burst of joy and self-assuredness. It encourages us to embrace our uniqueness and shine our authentic light, fostering a sense of emotional equilibrium. Its bright and uplifting aroma is known to promote feelings of joy, self-acceptance, and emotional balance. Here's how you can use bergamot oil to support the energies of the Heart Chakra:

Self-Care Bath: Add a few drops of bergamot oil to a warm bath. The aromatic steam will help uplift your spirits and soothe your emotions. While soaking in the bath, take deep breaths and allow the scent of bergamot to envelop you in a sense of comfort and tranquillity.


Heart-Opening Inhalation:

Inhale bergamot oil directly from the bottle or from a tissue infused with a couple of drops of the oil. As you inhale, set an intention to release any emotional tension and invite feelings of love and self-acceptance into your heart space.


Aromatherapy Jewellery:

Apply a drop of bergamot oil to a piece of aromatherapy jewellery, such as a diffuser bracelet or necklace pendant. Wear the jewellery throughout the day to carry the uplifting aroma with you and maintain a heart-centred focus.


Ylang Ylang Essential Oil:

Itโ€™s sweet and floral aroma, carries energies of harmony and self-love. It guides us to release emotional blockages and cultivate a deeper connection with our own heart's desires, allowing love to flow freely.


Ylang ylang is known for its calming and aphrodisiac properties. It can help release emotional blockages, reduce stress, and encourage feelings of joy and connection. To use ylang ylang oil:

  • Add a few drops to a carrier oil and use it for a relaxing massage.

  • Diffuse ylang ylang oil to create a soothing atmosphere in your living space.



YOGA ASANA:

EMBODIMENT OF HEART-CENTRED POSTURES


Yoga, a profound practice that unites the body, mind, and spirit, offers a transformative path to harmonising the Heart Chakra. Through specific asanas or postures, we can activate and balance the energies of the heart, fostering love, compassion, and emotional harmony.


Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Opens the heart centre and stretches the front of the body, facilitating emotional release and vulnerability. As the chest expands, feelings of love and empathy are invited to flow.

Kneel with hips aligned over knees. Arch back, placing hands on heels, fingers pointing down. Lift chest, tilt head back, and engage core. Breathe deeply, expanding chest. Hold the pose briefly, then release hands, returning to kneeling position.


Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Offers a heart-opening stretch that not only strengthens the back muscles but also encourages the release of emotional tension. As the heart space lifts, the energies of compassion and self-acceptance are amplified.

Lie on your back, bend knees, and place feet hip-width apart. With arms alongside, press feet and palms into the floor, lifting hips and spine. Keep shoulders grounded, creating a bridge-like shape. Breathe and hold before gently lowering back down.


Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Nurtures a sense of self-assuredness as it strengthens the back and opens the heart. This asana encourages us to rise with confidence and embrace our innate worthiness.

Lie on your stomach, legs extended. Place palms beside shoulders. Inhale, press palms into the floor, lift chest while keeping hips down. Arch spine gently, engaging back muscles. Look forward or slightly upward. Exhale, lower back down. Cobra Pose improves back flexibility and strength.

Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Creates a deep arch in the upper back, expanding the chest and facilitating a connection to the heart's energies. This pose invites us to dive into the depths of self-love and connect with the reservoir of compassion within.

Lie on your back, legs extended. Slide hands under hips, palms facing down. Arch upper back, lift chest, and tilt head back, resting crown on the floor. Elbows support weight, opening chest. Breathe deeply and hold before gently releasing the pose. Fish Pose helps expand chest and throat.


Child's Pose (Balasana)

Provides a gentle resting posture that encourages introspection and self-care. As we fold forward, we create a safe space for the heart's energies to replenish and rejuvenate.

Start by kneeling on the floor. Sit back on your heels, then lower your torso between your thighs. Stretch arms forward or alongside the body, palms down. Relax and breathe deeply, melting into the pose. Child's Pose provides a gentle stretch, relaxation, and grounding in yoga practice.



MINDFUL PRACTICES: NURTURING SELF-COMPASSION AND SPREADING LOVE


In the journey of self-discovery and personal growth, the concept of chakras holds a significant place. As we have discovered, the heart chakra, is regarded as the centre of love, compassion, and connection. To truly embrace a heart-centred existence, mindful practices play a pivotal role. By delving into the realm of self-compassion and acts of kindness, you can initiate a powerful ripple effect that not only enhances your own well-being but also radiates outward, positively impacting the lives of those around you.


Self-Compassion: The Heart's Inner Nourishment

At the core of a heart-centred existence lies self-compassion. This involves treating yourself with the same kindness and understanding that one would offer to a close friend. In a world that often demands perfection and self-critique, practicing self-compassion becomes an act of radical self-love.


Mindful awareness of your own thoughts and emotions is the first step. Through mindfulness meditation and introspection, you will develop skills to identify self-critical patterns and replace them with self-nurturing and supportive thoughts. This process not only opens the door to a deeper connection with yourself, but also creates a foundation for cultivating compassion for others.


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Acts of Kindness: The Ripple of Love

Acts of kindness are an embodiment of the Heart Chakra's energies in action. Engaging in intentional acts of generosity and compassion creates a harmonious resonance that uplifts both giver and receiver. Extend a helping hand, lend a listening ear, or offer a smile to a stranger. Give an honest and heartfelt compliment to a stranger and make someoneโ€™s day. By spreading love in simple yet meaningful ways, you contribute to a world that thrives on the energies of compassion and unity.


Visualisation and Guided Imagery

Visualise a lush green landscape, a radiant emerald light enveloping your chest. As you inhale, feel the light expanding, filling your heart with warmth and compassion. Imagine a gentle breeze carrying away past hurts, making space for love.


Envision a lotus blooming, its petals representing self-love, forgiveness, and empathy. Picture your heart connecting to others, forming a web of compassion. With each breath, let the light grow brighter, harmonising your emotions. Embrace the profound unity of all beings through your heart chakra, cultivating a deep sense of oneness and love.


Embracing Heart-Centred Wholeness

In the journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth, the Heart Chakra serves as a guidepost that illuminates the path of love, compassion, and emotional equilibrium. By delving into the world of energy therapies such as Reiki and crystal therapy, the use of essential oils, yoga, meditation, and mindful practices, we embark on a profound exploration of the heart's energies.



Journaling

Heart chakra journaling can be a powerful technique for cultivating emotional balance and fostering self-love. Begin by finding a quiet space where you won't be disturbed. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and focus your attention on your heart centre. Allow any emotions, whether positive or challenging, to surface.


Open your journal and write freely, without judgment. Express your feelings, gratitude, and forgiveness. Reflect on past relationships, both joyful and painful, and how they have shaped your ability to give and receive love. Explore moments of compassion and instances where you may have closed your heart.


As you write, imagine your heart chakra as a vibrant green light, radiating warmth and healing. Consider writing your affirmations mentioned above or use "I am open to love," "I forgive myself and others," and "I deserve love." Conclude by jotting down actions you can take to nourish your heart chakra, such as spending time in nature, practicing acts of kindness, or engaging in self-care. Regular heart chakra journaling can lead to profound emotional growth and a deeper connection with yourself and others.


Reiki Life Force Energy:

Reiki, a harmonising force of universal life energy, seamlessly intertwines with the Heart Chakra's essence. As we immerse ourselves in this journey, you may choose to have a Reiki healing session. I encourage you to envision Reiki as a radiant stream of golden light, flowing in rhythmic harmony with the emerald glow of the Heart Chakra. With each inhale, visualise this golden energy infusing not only your chest but permeating every cell and fibre of your existence, forming a celestial partnership with the Heart Chakra's wisdom.


As the currents of Reiki intertwine with the Heart Chakra's resonance, the energy pathways begin to clear, releasing any blockages that hinder the full expression of love and compassion. Imagine the gentle touch of Reiki as it delicately dissolves past hurts and emotional scars, creating an expansive canvas within your heart for love to flourish abundantly.


In this sacred union, Reiki becomes the channel through which the Heart Chakra's transformative energies flow. Feel the harmonious dance of these energies, nurturing not only your emotional landscape but also rippling outwards to touch the lives of those around you. As you delve into energy therapies like Reiki and crystal therapy, essential oils, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, you unlock the true potential of heart-centred wholeness.


With each mindful step on this journey, you cultivate a profound connection to your heart's deepest desires, embracing the symphony of love and compassion that resides within. The Heart Chakra's radiant guidance, amplified by the healing touch of Reiki, becomes a sanctuary of growth, inviting you to embody the essence of heart-centred wholeness in every facet of your existence.



As we harmonise the Heart Chakra, we not only nurture our own well-being but also contribute to the embodiment of love that unites us all.


Through loving and mindful meditation, the uplifting scent of Bergamot, the tenderness of rose quartz, the serenity of yoga asanas, and the compassion of self-care, we weave interconnectedness of heart-centred existence.


The Heart Chakra's energies remind us that the power of love is both within us and all around us, waiting to be embraced and shared.


Love & Light,


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