Green: The Heart Chakra
The heart chakra is located in the middle of the chest. It is the center of our physical and spiritual energy system. We are born with the innate ability to receive and give love. We receive love from our intimate family; then the heart begins to generate love for the self. The heart then expands through tribal-love and self-love to establish relationships and eventually seek a mate. As this love grows to include children and grandchildren, we begin to become aware of the needs of others leading to the power of compassion where the love from the physical and spiritual heart connects with the love of the Spirit. Once empowered the heart guides the self to engage in acts of love that can help those in need find clarity and purpose often resulting in physical, mental, and emotional healing. Through the energy of compassion our hearts combine with the hearts of other conscious people to balance the fears, anger, and hate of this world with the love from our inner selves and our higher powers. Throughout our life we continue to learn about the power of love. Love is the fuel that runs our hearts. Love leads us on to becoming more and more conscious of our connection to the source of life and love.
Green is the healing color. Green links us to our love for the Earth. It symbolizes harmony and new growth. The function of the heart is to use physical energy from the natural world and transform it to love energy to soothe and heal the body and the mind and to extend this power of healing to those we love. A weak chakra may signify physical problems with the heart itself, the blood circulation system, the blood cells, and the thymus gland which is vitally important to our immune system. We may also have difficulty with the lungs as manifested by problems breathing. Psychologically, it may indicate problems with focusing our minds, lacking compassion for ourselves and others, or problems generating mental and physical growth.
I suggest you spend a few minutes each day doing the following:
• Enter a contemplative state of relaxation.
• Try to visualize the heart chakra. It should have a bright green color full of vibrating intensity. It should have a compact round shape and be located near the physical heart. It should have a slow and steady spin; too fast may signify being involved in painful relationships and too slow may signify a feeling of lacking love.
• Try to note its general state of well-being. If all is well, spend a few minutes thanking your heart for maintaining a sense of love energy for yourself and others.
• If the chakra lacks color, as you breathe in try to visualize the green color of the energy coming from nature and entering your body with your breathing. Focus it on the chakra until the color is restored.
• If your chakra lacks intensity, or is out of position or shape, or has a slow or rapid spin, you can visualize your spiritual hands (which are an extension of the heart) reshaping and restoring it. Basically your heart has the power to heal itself.
• If the chakra refuses your efforts, you can call upon your Higher Self to reveal the cause of the disturbance. It could be some physical problem with heart, lungs, or glands, or there may be psychological problems of lacking love for self or being in unhealthy relationships, or problems with growth and regeneration.
• You can then call upon your Higher Self to heal the physical area through visualization of pure white energy flowing into the damaged area, or the Higher Self may set out a cognitive path through your mind for mental and social self-healing.
• The following day, check the chakra again to see if it is restored. If not, repeat the process.
• Practice this strategy for a week and record your thoughts. If the chakra still refuses to be restored, it may be a call for help, and you may need medical attention or some form of psychological therapy. You may need to consider some major life changes.