Your Heart Chakra, and why you need to heal it.
As Valentines Day approaches, I’ve spent many happy hours creating jewellery using Heart Chakra stones. I began to ponder why is love so important to us?
As a teenager and young adult I was desperate to find love. The kind of love I was looking for was outside of me. I wanted someone to tell me how gorgeous, perfect and amazing I was.
Thank goodness I eventually met my Andy. But although I’ve always felt loved by him, I craved compliments and reassurance from him. I didn’t get them, he’s just not that sort of bloke. The biggest compliment he ever paid me – after a lot of (drunken) begging on my part, was that I had very shiny hair. We still laugh abut that!
It took me a while to mature a bit and accept this. But eventually (and I’m a slow learner) I came to realise that love was a state of being that comes from within. Until I started to love myself a bit more, I wasn’t going to stop being needy, and um slightly desperate.
What is the Heart Chakra all about?
Our Heart Chakra is our centre in the popular Seven Chakra System. It connects Body, Mind and Spirit.
The love that comes from the Heart Chakra, isn’t the passionate, dependant kind of love that comes within the Sacral Chakra.
This love is all about connection, balance, wholeness and the joy that comes from this state of being.
It is about relationships, but the love you feel when your Heart Chakra is balanced comes from within. Love and acceptance for yourself (flaws and all) means you can truly, and unconditionally love others (flaws and all).
Hurts like criticism, rejection, repressed emotions, and emotional abuse all deplete the Heart Chakra.
We might find it hard to forgive, hold grudges, be jealous or judgemental. Or (like I was) we might be overly needy and crave acceptance from others. Our emotions may be wild and unbalanced.
When your Heart Chakra is balanced, you feel deep inner peace, harmony and joy.
So Which Crystals Balance Your Heart Chakra?
Heart Chakra Crystals are usually pink or green, but as it is approaching Valentine’s , I’m going to talk about the pink ones.
Rose Quartz a translucent pale pink stone, known as the stone of Unconditional love combines a powerful heart healing energy, with a calm and soothing vibration. It’s soft, gentle pink brings comfort and healing to wounds your heart has gathered. It can release emotions and bring deep held memories to the surface for healing. This clearing of energy opens you to receiving more love and kindness from yourself and others, bringing inner peace and fulfilment.
Rhodochrosite is a peachy-salmon pink with white and black banding. It has a really lovely joyful energy that brings out your inner child, and your sense of childlike fun and playfulness. It can help you recover and release any suppressed emotional wounds allowing you to become who you were meant to be. It is soothing and comforting, really excellent for stress and anxiety. It brings love, forgiveness, compassion and kindness.
Rhodonite is an opaque raspberry pink stone with black inclusions in it. It has a grounding energy that helps bring love to our day to day activities. It’s an excellent stone to bring comfort and grounding after an emotional shock or trauma. Rhodonite helps heal old emotional wounds, helping us to forgive, freeing us from those horrible thoughts that won’t go away.
Pink Tourmaline is a beautiful bright translucent pink. It brings trust in the power of love, opening the heart to give that love to the world (Sue Weaver and Katrina Raphael) . It helps you rediscover your joy and enthusiasm for life.
Kunzite is a pale lavender pink stone that ranges from opaque to transparent. It works very quickly to release emotional blocks and open your heart to a divine heavenly energy. It brings peace, balance, pure joy and self-love.
Watermelon Tourmaline is Tourmaline that has pink in the middle and a green rind around the outside. The green ray heals emotional wounds stored in your heart, and the pink inspires the love to flow inside and out (Raphael 1985). Watermelon Tourmaline vibrates with love, kindness and friendship. It has a simply gorgeous soothing and calming energy.
Ruby is a deep reddish pink stone and a powerful and passionate stone. It helps overcome lethargy and brings a bit of oomph back, especially to your sex life. As a vibrant Red Ray stone, it helps you to take action, get moving, and energises you.
Garnet is a stone of sexuality, creativity and attraction. They can help you “magnetise” a lover, a new job, or creative project. It enhances charisma, and gets things moving, with a sense of enjoyment and fun (Simmons 2007)
Strawberry Quartz is a gorgeous stone that brings you fun, bliss and joy. It has a loving, soothing energy that can teach you self-love, self-acceptance and self-nurturing.
Morganite is a pale pink opaque to transparent stone that can speedily release old pain and sorrow, bringing a welcome sense of lightness. Wearing it brings peace, joy and inner strength, and a connection to divine love. It’s energy opens and clears the heart chakra, healing fear, resentment and anger.
Pink Opal is a pale pink stone that helps us get over shyness, shame and inhibitions – helping the enjoyment of your sexuality (Gienger). It brings peace helping you release past trauma, tension and stress. It helps you become more emotionally balanced and calm.
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With Love and Crystal Blessings
Whilst I believe Crystals to be amazing and powerful, they should not be considered as a substitute for conventional medicine. If you have any kind of health issue you should consult your doctor. I would like to advise that when I talk about, post or give advice relating to the healing properties of crystals and stones, these are my own personal beliefs and the result of my research. None of this information has been scientifically evaluated. I do not offer medical advice or prescribe the use of stones as a form of treatment for any physical, medical, psychological or emotional problems, without the advice of Doctor.
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