The heart chakra is located in the thymus gland, in the middle of our chest. It is represented by the colour green. Anahata brings unity within the body internally but also externally. This chakra represents our ability to love ourselves and others unconditionally. It helps us connect with our emotional self to understand that we have an abundance of love within ourselves which we can always provide to ourselves, to others and to the environment. If love is not shared, then love does not manifest its power. Therefore anahata chakra encourages us to be open to give love without expecting it in return, but to also be open to receiving it. When balanced, we are able to create and maintain beautiful relationships, built on trust, unconditional love and support. This does not only refer to intimate relationships, but to all kinds of soulful connections such a friendships and family bonds. When we feel balanced with our emotional self then we are able to share this freely with others without feeling closed off from the world but instead open to it. When our heart chakra is open and activated, we live with compassion, kindness and without judgement of the self or of others. We learn to live from the heart space, which brings a level of emotional maturity and feeling emotionally connected with the self, others and the environment.
When in balance:
We are able to love openly
We are able to acknowledge and understand our emotions
Our relationships blossom
We live from a space of kindness and compassion, without judgement of the self or others
We are able to enjoy time with ourselves and others
When out of balance:
We close off or ignore love
We believe we are not worthy of receiving or giving love
Resistance towards feelings of love, kindness and compassion
Inability to emotionally connect with others
Feeling angry, jealous, bitter
Excessive love towards others to the point that it pushes them away
Physical manifestations of imbalance:
Pain in the chest area
Unable to breathe deeply in the lungs
Physical pain and diseases in the chest area
I am worthy of love.
I accept and love myself unconditionally.