Chakra Four – Heart Chakra

What Are Chakras?

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel or vortex.

Anodea Judith, a leading authority on the chakra system, defines a chakra as a center of organization that receives, assimilates, and expresses life force energy. ¹

The chakra system refers to the spinning spheres of bioenergetic energy emanating from the major nerve ganglia branching forward from the spinal column. ²

This chakra system of bioenergetic energy branching forward from the spinal column is the location of the seven major chakras in the human energy body. There are also minor chakras in the hands, feet, fingertips and shoulders.

These seven major chakras correlate with basic states of consciousness.

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Life Force Energy – Ki and Reiki

Ki is universal life-force energy that surrounds and permeates everything. The amount of Ki, or life-force energy that fills your body varies from day to day – affecting your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Reiki is a specific band or frequency of energy for healing and self-healing that works synergistically with Ki, but at a higher vibration.³

Reiki is easily absorbed, transformed and distributed throughout the physical and energetic bodies, via the chakras, and goes where it’s needed. ⁴

Heart Chakra Symbol

Heart Chakra Symbol

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Heart Chakra Information

NumberLocationColorElementPurposeIssuesBody Parts/SystemEmotional DemonEmotional ConnectionsAssociated Life AspectsRightExcessive DeficientPhysical ManifestationsHealing PracticesAffirmationsBalanced Characteristics
4Chest

Heart

Cardiac plexus
GreenAirLove,
balance
Love

Balance

Self-love

Relationship

Intimacy

Anima/animus

Devotion

Reaching out and taking in
Thymus, respiration, circulation, immune system, heart, lungs, upper back, arms, hands.GriefSharing and trust, flexibility, growth, new ideas, coping skills, balance, love. Unconditional love, balance, unity, compassion, kindness, affinity, giving, limitless, infinite “I love”. To love and be lovedCodependency.

Poor boundaries.

Demanding.

Clinging.

Jealousy.

Over sacrificing.
Antisocial, withdrawn, cold.

Critical, judgmental, intolerant of self and others.

Loneliness, isolation.

Depression.

Fear of intimacy, fear of relationships.

Lack of empathy.

Narcissism.
Disorders of the heart, lungs, thymus, breasts, arms.

Shortness of breath.

Sunken chest.

Circulation problems.

Asthma.

Immune system deficiency.

Tension between shoulder blades, pain in chest.
Breathing exercises, pranayama.

Work with arms, reaching out, taking in.

Journaling, self-discovery.

Psychotherapy: examine assumptions about relationships, emotional release of grief, forgiveness when appropriate, inner child work, codependency work, self-acceptance, anima-animus integration.
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.
Compassionate.

Loving.

Empathetic.

Self-loving.

Altruistic.

Peaceful, balanced.

Good immune system.


References

  1. Judith, Anodea, Eastern Body, Western Mind, Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self, Celestial Arts, 1996,2004, Page 4
  2. Judith, Anodea, Eastern Body, Western Mind, Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self, Celestial Arts, 1996,2004, Page 4
  3. Quest, Penelope, Reiki For Life, The Complete Guide to Reiki Practice for Levels 1,2 & 3, Tarcherperigee, 2016, Page 32
  4. Quest, Penelope, Reiki For Life, The Complete Guide to Reiki Practice for Levels 1,2 & 3, Tarcherperigee, 2016, Page 27-28
  5. Chakra Chart – Quest, Penelope, Reiki For Life, The Complete Guide to Reiki Practice for Levels 1,2 & 3, Tarcherperigee, 2016, Page 29
  6. Chakra Chart – Judith, Anodea, Eastern Body, Western Mind, Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self, Celestial Arts, 1996,2004, Page 222-223

Seven Major Chakras

About me: Stephanie Wells

I’m a Reiki Master Teacher of Usui Shiki Ryoho – the Usui System of Natural Healing. I was attuned in Levels I, II & IIIA in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. During a 6 week stay in Mararikulam North, Kerala, India I was reattuned in Levels I, II, & IIIA as well as acquiring my Level IIIB Master Teacher attunement.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mama says:

    Stephanie, your information on each chakra is excellent.
    The heart chakra is powerful! The spirituality of the heart is a way of living with Love, Compassion and Forgiveness. The heart beats best when it beats for others..💜💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Beautiful! 💛💛💛

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