10 Signs your Heart Chakra is Blocked & What To Do About It.
The energy of the heart chakra starts in the center and expands through the chest. This chakra connects the lower and upper chakras, acting as a bridge between earthly matters and higher aspirations ... Motivated by love, your fourth chakra is responsible for moving love throughout your life.
10 Signs You Have a Blocked 4th Chakra:
You've Been Dwelling On A Past Relationship
You're Holding Onto Grudges
You're Experiencing Trust Issues
You're Feeling Shy
You've Been Keeping All Your Emotions Bottled Up
You're Struggling With Commitment Issues
You've Been Procrastinating When It Comes To Relationships
You're Holding Onto Past Hurts
You're Always Feeling Anxious And Stressed
You're Pushing Others Away
Did I just hit the nail on the head or what? If you answered YES to any of these… you have some work to do honey!
Well, I’m sure there are plenty of you dealing at least one of these issues… I know I am. I know how hard it is when people fail you, when you’re just fed up and disappointed. But we have to get up, pull up our pants and shine on! Do not be held down by outmoded beliefs that no longer serve the best you! Open that heart and keep it open, just learn from your mistakes. Letting go restores your hope and lightens your heart. Carrying pain in your heart and the thoughts that reinforce it keep you from enjoying your life. Work on your trust issue and focus on attracting more trustworthy people into your life. We often don't realize how much our negative self-talk holds us back and blocks our ability to give and receive love. Shed the low self esteem. Start taking risks by joining groups of people who are on a similar life path, meet new people everywhere you go… don’t be shy and shelter yourself. Find a safe place to express your emotions and surround yourself with goodness ALL THE TIME!
It’s time out for letting people steal your energy. Your expression of emotion can be screaming or crying in the shower, going for a hike, walking alone or with someone you can share your innermost feelings with, and of course, seeking some form of healing – reiki, massage, and other modalities will help you! You may even need to find a good, professional therapist to help you get to the underlying issues of your blocked emotions. Similar to commitment issues, if you have a blocked heart chakra, you might experience intense procrastination when it comes to getting out there and meeting someone great. And yet, if a relationship is something you want, you'll have to make a change, and put yourself out there — even if it feels overwhelming.The easiest way to start unblocking your heart chakra, in this situation, would be to look at your priorities and schedule time to meet people, start dating (or spend more quality time with your partner), and allow yourself more flexibility so you can experience and share love. Nothing blocks a heart chakra quite like past experiences of abandonment. These can come about when a parental figure disappears from your life, or after a partner cheats on you or leaves you unexpectedly. And it can make for a situation where you expect it all to you happen again. The best way to open a blocked heart chakra when you have abandonment issues is to reach out to others and support them ... If you can recognize that [even though] you are alone, you can always reach out to someone when you need emotional support.
Anxiety and stress can come about for a variety of reasons, including pressure at work. But regardless of the source, handling it in a healthy way can make you feel better, and that positivity can spread out into other areas of your life, as well.
As soon as you realize you are stressed and anxious, you should take a moment to meditate, breathe, or take a yoga class if you are comfortable with them. Just remember when you become stressed or anxious, your brain is overriding your emotions and your emotions take a hit — thus blocking your heart chakra. Take time for yourself and give yourself time to relax. Shut off your brain and reconnect with your heart.
Meditation for the Heart Chakra
Follow these simple steps to connect with your heart’s energy:
Begin by sitting in a comfortable position and close your eyes.
For just this moment, let go of your thoughts and the outside world.
Focus your attention on your spiritual heart center, in the middle of your chest, and be aware of your heart as a space. The heart center is a point of awareness where feelings enter. In its essence, the heart is pure emptiness, pervaded by peace and a subtle light. This light may appear as white, gold, pale pink, or blue. But don’t strain to find a light of any kind. All you need to feel is whatever is there.
Resting your attention easily on your heart center, breathe gently and sense your breath flowing into your heart. You may want to visualize a soft, pastel light or coolness pervading the chest.
Let your breath go in and out, and as it does, ask your heart what it needs to say. Don’t phrase this as an order; just have the faint intention that you want your heart to express itself.
For the next 5 or 10 minutes, sit and listen. Your heart will begin to release emotions, memories, wishes, fears, and dreams long stored inside. As it does, you will find yourself paying attention.
You may have a flash of strong emotion—positive or negative—or a forgotten memory. Your breathing may change. You may gasp, sigh, or feel tears come into your eyes. Let the experience be what it is. If you daydream or drift off into sleep, don’t worry. Just bring your attention back to your heart center.
Heart = Nature
Connect and let your heart be free.
Need a bit of a boost to open your Heart Chakra?
Join us on our first Women’s Retreat and connect to others on the same path to be greater, more open, and bonding in nature! Plus, did you know that a blocked Heart Chakra could be afflicted by a heart or lung issue? Our herbal partner has blended energetic teas to not only unblock the Chakras energetically, but by using medicinal herbs recommended for heart/lung function… it may help internally. Find Chakra tea for Heart here.