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By Columnist Camille Lucy – Certified Holistic Health Coach & Reiki Practitioner:

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Photo credit: The Heart Chakra – Camille Lucy

We all have chakras or energy centers in our body. In Sanskrit, Chakra means a wheel or disk. Chakras are “wheels” or vortexes of swirling energy throughout our body. We have seven main Chakras: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and Crown. Today we’re looking at the Heart Chakra.

The Heart Chakra is located in the centre of the chest at the heart level, between the shoulder blades. This Chakra is our centre for unconditional love, compassion, forgiveness and is the Seat of the Soul. It is also responsible for our ties and connections to others.

When this Chakra is open and free-flowing, you emit great love for others and practice self-love. This is the place where we feel our deepest connections to self, our true essence, and people, animals and nature. When there is an imbalance in the Heart Chakra, we may experience difficult relationships, become co-dependent, not accepting of ourselves or life situation(s), lack self-disciple and feel intolerant. The Heart Chakra is represented by the colour green and the element of Air, and is also called “Anahata,” which means “unstruck” in Sanskrit.

Essential Oils to Clear and Balance the Heart Chakra

Use of oils can enable you to balance your Chakra. The best for the heart are:

  • Rose
  • Rosewood
  • Bergamot
  • Melissa
  • Pine
  • Eucalyptus
  • Chamomile
  • Ylang Ylang

Crystals to Clear and Balance the Heart Chakra

Crystals can also help to clear your heart Chakra. The best to use are:

  • Rose Quartz
  • Emeralds
  • Tourmaline
  • Malachite
  • Jade
  • Pink Sapphire
  • Green Adventurine

Heart Chakra Affirmation

I am open to love. Love resides in my heart and I deeply love and accept myself. I am wanted, loved and I care for my Inner Child. I am graceful and grateful. I love the world around me. I forgive myself and others. I am open to receive love and kindness. I am grateful for the challenges that have helped me to transform and open up to unconditional love. I am connected to all other beings and feel a sense of unity with my fellow humans, animals and nature. I accept life as it is. I am peaceful. I am love.

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Photo credit: The Colour Green Symbolises the Heart Chakra – Camille Lucy

Tips for Balancing Your Heart Chakra 

  • Use the colour green –  Crystals, lights, clothing, furniture or accessories. Envision the colour green filling up your heart centre. Inhale, fill up with a soft green light, and as you exhale, feel yourself gently releasing negativity.
  • Give. Receive. Repeat –  Give unconditional love to yourself and others. Open to receiving unconditional love…from yourself and others. Practice sharing love, letting it flow freely and abundantly. Practice forgiveness.
  • An attitude of gratitude – Be grateful for what you have, or don’t have, and for the life that is at your fingertips. Use your affirmations to stay grounded and centred in your heart and resist the urge to complain or find fault in life.
  • Get outside – Sitting outside, feeling the beautiful breeze, and enjoying the green landscape (trees, grass, etc.) is a great way to become balanced. Take a walk, lay in the grass, hike in the woods.  The choice is yours. But get out there into the fresh air and bask in nature’s beauty and healing energy.

About This 12-part Reiki Series

In this 12-part series, readers will learn about the energy of life, how it affects us, how we can utilise it in advantageous ways and ultimately, how to achieve the Ultimate Success in their very own lives: true joy, love and happiness.  I will describe the Chakras (their location, connectivity and more), what energy healing is, and how the Laws of the Universe are at play at all times.  Additionally, I will detail how readers can open themselves to receiving, to flow with life instead of resisting, and how we are driven by fear and love. At the end of the 12-part series, readers should have a better understanding of their bodies, themselves and how to expand and enhance their experiences.

Next month I will cover ‘The Throat Chakra’. I hope you’ll join me then 🙂

About Our Reiki News and Review Columnist – Camille Lucy

Camille LucyCamille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki Practitioner, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3-girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression and Development advocate, and – well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. Camille is also author of, “The (Real) Love Experiment: Explore Love, Relationships & The Self.” Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com or on social media at @LiveFullToday.

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Disclaimer: The information published in this column is the author’s professional opinion, and based on their knowledge. This information and opinion are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.


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