Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is the balancing point of the Chakra system.

The three Chakras relating to the physical world are below it, and above are three Chakras relating to the internal representation of the physical world.  It is governed by the sun, and is known by the colour green.  Again, this chakra spins faster than those below it, but not as fast as those above.

Here, we experience love – pure, unconditional love that is all encompassing and so totally different from the passion-directed love of the Sacral Chakra.

This is balance, softness, compassion, an expansion of the heart and is felt as a state of being, independent of any other person.  It just is.

As the name suggests, physically this Chakra relates to the heart, and also the lungs and thymus.  Therefore, related illnesses could be respiratory problems such as asthma, heart problems and high blood pressure.  A malfunction can also slow down the metabolic rate.

On an emotional level, however, we can feel split between mind and body or become withdrawn into ourselves.  There can also be a tendency to give all our time and energy to others, thereby losing sight of our own needs and balance.

The main message of the Heart Chakra is that of balance and interconnection between self-love and love for others.

By Ruth McGregor