Anahata ~ Our Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra, Anahata, is where we tap into our compassion, acceptance of ourselves and the world, and the capability to give & receive love. This chakra is found at the sternum. It is the center of the Chakra System, it is the bridge between the lower physical chakras and the upper spiritual chakras. Our physical connection to this chakra is in our heart, our skin, upper back, and circulatory system. The colors of Anahata are green & pink. Green allows us to let go of the obstacles that keep us feeling confined within our circumstances. This color stands for growth & the need to expand and increase. Pink helps bring equilibrium to our emotions, and neutralizing disparaging trends. Deep Pink helps us find self-confidence & assertiveness while paler pinks offer protection & self-acceptance.
The Heart Chakra is where we develop our ability to love openly. This chakra teaches us to let go of negative thoughts & feelings about ourselves and others so that we can both give AND receive love. An embrace is the perfect example of the giving & receiving exchange.
Here we address our concerns with acceptance of self & others, love, empathy, appreciation for the arts, sympathy, compassion, one's life purpose, our love connection with our close relationships, our devotion.
In Balance: being the center chakra, we feel whole, complete. Here we achieve equilibrium between our material & spiritual worlds. Along with a renewed friendliness, we find ourselves being active in our communities. Being tolerant & open-minded toward life and relationships is a sign of the Heart Chakra being balanced.
Out of Balance: we are not honest with the love we give, it is forced or abiding. We start looking for rewards and accolades for our work. When our Heart Chakra is unbalanced, we cannot receive the love others give to us. Being overly critical of others is a sign that this chakra is unstable.
EOs for Anahata: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Melissa, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Scots Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
A few gemstones that help balance the Heart Chakra: Green Aventurine, Emerald, Unakite, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz
Centaury for service
Chicory for overcoming distance
Heather for unconditional love
Holly for free flowing love energy
Honeysuckle for living in the here and now
Red chestnut for the ability to express true love
Rock Rose for overcoming ego limitations
I am love.
I accept and love myself & others.
I am guided by faith & strengthened by hope.
I love my body & my mind.
It is safe for me to open myself to giving & receiving love.