Maybe you have experienced great pain in your relationships. Infidelities, loss of loved ones and regret over "the one that got away" can all block your heart chakra and cause it to seem closed. Working with your Heart Chakra can be one of the most healing and liberating things you can do for yourself. Here are a few tips that I've learned along the way on my journey.
One of the simplest and most effective ways I've learned to stimulate the heart chakra is to place your hand over your heart and rub the area around your heart chakra while saying the following affirmation. The rubbing motion gets the energy moving. Often when we have a blocked heart chakra it is difficult to remember how many people love us - whether they are here on Earth or have transitioned into Spirit - you are loved!
My heart is open.
I give love.
I receive love.
I am loveable.
I am loved.
One of the best meditation techniques I have found for opening and unblocking your Heart Chakra is to close your eyes and visualize a green ball of light in the center of your chest. Pretend it has hundreds of petals. See them opening up like a beautiful lotus flower. Expand it out as far open as you can imagine. Then, imagine sending a stream of pink or white light out from your heart - out into to the Universe. Put your awareness in your heart, and feel the love flowing back and forth. Through your Heart Chakra, there is a never-ending exchange of love. Focusing on it will open your heart more and increase the flow of love.
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