How to Heal Your Heart Chakra (heal high blood pressure, allergies, immune system, and grief)
Do you have high blood pressure or allergies? Do you have a weak immune system? Do you have a hard time giving/receiving love? If so, you probably need to heal your heart chakra.
This post is the third post in a series I'm writing all about healing your chakras. Before you read this post please make sure you've checked out the overview post about your 7 chakras that you can read here: The 7 Chakras: An Overview and How to Heal Your Root Chakra , How to Heal Your Sacral Chakra, and How to Heal Your Navel Chakra.
As I mentioned in that overview post, it is important to work on clearing, activating, and healing your chakras from the bottom up so be sure to heal your root chakra and then your sacral chakra and then your navel chakra before healing your heart chakra, and do not heal the others until these four have been worked on.
Also, I am selling healing kits that include everything you need to work on your chakras! You can find that here! I’ll also link it at the bottom of this post.
How to tell if you need to heal your heart chakra
Your heart chakra is located in the center of your chest. You will know that your heart chakra is off balanced or turned off if you have problems with cholesterol, high blood pressure, a weak immune system and even cancer. The heart chakra also controls how we love ourselves and others so any problems with love can be attributed to your heart chakra.
You will also find it difficult to let people become a part of your life, you will feel lonely and/or isolated, commonly have relationship and friendship problems, feel tired after social situations, find it hard to accept yourself or suffer from any of the common ailments.
Ailments due to a blocked heart chakra:
Asthma and other respiratory problems
Coronary illness and angina pectoris
Heart attack/heart arrhythmia
High/low blood pressure
Inflammation or infections of lungs
Rheumatism in arms/hands
Weak immune system
A Healthy Heart Chakra
You'll know your heart chakra is healthy when you have a healthy immune system, breathe deeply with regular rhythm, good circulation and pulse, rarely have respiratory ailments, a healthy heart, clear and healthy skin, and are pain free in the chest, shoulders, arms and upper back.
You will also have empathy, compassion, and your life will be full of fulfilling relationships. You will feel better with a healthy heart chakra and other people will feel better when they're around you.
There are many ways to heal each chakra. I will go through the common ones that usually don't need a professional. Using a professional is, however, always better. It is the difference between seeing a therapist and venting to a friend. You also might not go see a doctor for a cold and can nurse yourself back to health, but you would see a doctor for a broken arm. Same logic works for energy healing. If you have serious energy blockages that are resulting in severe depression, mood disorders, and other serious illnesses you should see a professional. Healing yourself is more for upkeep and tune-ups of your energy, not complete energy shifts.
Use the following therapies in combination for the best effect.
To activate your heart chakra visualize it moving. Your heart chakra is the third fastest moving chakra (root is the slowest, sacral moves a bit faster, etc), it spins clockwise, and each chakra moves a bit faster as you move upward. Your crown chakra moves so fast you can't tell its moving whereas your heart chakra is just a tad faster than the navel. You can watching videos/gifs of the speed to help you visualize.
Wearing a rough or tumbled stone against your skin is the best way to ensure the energy will be absorbed. Gemstones work by shifting the energy that passes through it or around it, similar to how sunscreen blocks UV light or how crystals are used in watches and radios. Each crystal shifts the energy differently so use these with purpose.
Green gemstones are going to be used for your heart chakra (since it's green...). For healing your heart chakra you can use emerald, chrysoprase, jade, and rose quartz for optimum benefit. There are many other stones that heal your heart chakra as well, but these are the most powerful for it.
For the best result, place the gemstone directly on your skin on the chakra, in this case, your heart chakra is located in the center of your chest.
The best essential oils to use for your heart chakra are rose, jasmine, and tarragon. The important thing is that you smell it, the how isn't that important. You can diffuse it, put it in an oil burner, use it in a spray (mix witch hazel, water, and a few drops of essential oil), use it as an oil on your body (essential oil is very strong so you need to put it in a base of grape-seed, olive oil, etc.), put a few drops onto lava stones on a bracelet, the options are really endless. Remember that the heart chakra is all about love and acceptance so use these in solo situations such as a bath or when you're home alone to help you love and accept yourself, or in social situations or romantic situations to help with your love for others.
For effectiveness, use these oils while you also use the other therapies. Combining all of the therapies will be the most effective.
Affirmations harness the power of positive thinking. You're essentially telling yourself over and over what you want to happen in a positive manner. Your unconscious mind is programmed to think how it does, and it can be reprogrammed just as a computer can. If right now your mind is programmed to promote illness, positive affirmations are how you reprogram your mind to promote healing. It's really that simple. Despite the simplicity, however, I've found positive affirmations to be the most powerful method of healing.
Affirmations to repeat right after you wake up and before you go to sleep:
My heart is open to giving and receiving love
I lovingly accept myself as I am
I give and receive with an open heart and bind myself to all living beings
You can find others online, Pintrest, or just repeat what you need to hear! I write them on my mirror, use them as my phone background, whatever I can to make sure I see them everyday.
Energy massage is a delicate-touch massage that you can do to yourself or a partner. You intertwine your fingers, laying on your back, and place your hands over the chakra you're working on. Your left hand is on the chakra (energy comes in through the left) and your right hand should be on top of the left. Energy flows through your hand chakras to your chakra. While gently massaging, breathe deeply and visualize the color of the chakra as healing light. For your heart chakra visualize a green, healing light illuminating your heart chakra.
Rubbing your hands before you begin stimulates energy. Your heart chakra is located in the center of your chest, so this is where your hands should be placed. As you breathe... breathe in healing energy and breathe out negative energy. I visualize negative energy as smoke, but everyone's different so do what works for you.
The type of plant will determine how you use it. I usually use tea. For healing the heart chakra drink a large cup of melissa or whitehorn tea twice per day. Thyme with honey is also great when added to wine, but do not drink if pregnant.
Use these healing methods together
As I stated, using all of these methods together will be the most effective. While receiving your energy massage, repeat affirmations, have your stones on your chakra, have the oil in a diffuser, visualize the healing light, and then have a cup of heart chakra tea afterward.
Your heart chakra in your routine
To keep your chakra balanced make sure that you:
Get in touch with nature, enjoy the beauty of it in particular
Take care of others in an unconditional, loving manner
Work on developing inner strength and compassion
Wear green clothing, keep green around your house
Listen to music that heals/touches your heart
Embrace and comfort others
Allow real intimacy into your life
Use these during the new moon/full moon
Make sure you protect yourself before you start any healing work. I wrote a post on how to smudge that you can read here. Make sure you ask your guides/angels for protection as well.
If you have any questions about any of this please let me know!
Recommended books where I learned most of this information from: