CHAKRA 4: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH YOURSELF AND WITH OTHERS
The location of Chakra 4, the Heart Chakra: the center of the chest
Chakra 4, the Heart Chakra, is in many ways the center. It is located on the chest, a bit beside the physical heart. It is controlled by the element Air. Physically it reigns the upper half of the chest and back. This concerns the lungs and respiratory system, heart, blood and circulatory system, the skin, the thymus gland, breasts and arms.
The Heart Chakra is the center of the 7 main chakras. The lower three chakras are the more physically oriented ones, the upper three chakras are the more spiritually oriented ones. But also the nature of this chakra is that of a center and meeting point. There where everything comes together. The meeting place of heaven and earth, body and spirit. Where Chakra 3 goes out into the wide world, Chakra 4 tries to give love to all it encounters.
The connecting effect of the Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra is the chakra of connection. In a physical sense, it supervises the entire body. The heart chakra controls the heart, which ensures that all our organs and tissues are provided with nutrition and oxygen. And that all waste will be removed. The heart is much more than just a blood pump. It’s like a mother who always pays attention to all her children. Is all still well, don’t they lack anything?
This connection, this unifying nature, stands in contrast to the separation of the ego in Chakra 3. And applies to both the physical connection as the connection to the outside world. The Heart Chakra is about making contact, being open to the outside world, feeling and sensing. Here arise heart relationships, intimacy, friendships for life. And love relationships that can be very intense or very long-lasting. Heart relationships which after they have ended are often still of great significance and value.
Chakra 4, the house of love
The Heart Chakra is like a Love Sun: if it functions optimally it radiates love in all directions. It loves life and recognizes and acknowledges life in all the creation has produced. This Love Chakra embraces all and gives love to what needs love. Chakra 4 is also the place where your soul communicates with you through feelings (Heart and Soul).
A good example is a young mother holding her newborn baby in her arms. She is full of love for her child, she is nothing but unconditional love. The baby does not have to be or do anything to receive this love. The heart chakra cherishes, embraces, accepts the way you are. In addition, there also may be warmth, happiness and joy of life between mother and child. Surrendering to each other’s energy, that forms a mutually reinforcing connection. The Heart Chakra is love that can also express itself as Acceptance, Self Love, Kindness, Tenderness, Friendliness, Helpfulness, Selflessness, Generosity, Peacefulness.
Harmony and Balance as a natural gift of the Love Chakra
In the Chakra of the Middle we find besides love also Harmony and Balance. The Heart Chakra is as the center of the 7 main chakras naturally a harmonious and balanced operating system. Regulating all processes with which it comes into contact. The Heart Chakra creates harmony and balance between all the chakras and all energetic systems where it is involved. But that can also reveal itself in the balance between opposites like giving and receiving, doing and being, yourself and the other, inside and outside. Male and female, let in and let go, acceptance and resistance, sympathy and antipathy, coercion and freedom …
This Harmony and Balance we see also in a different way. Where the ego often attaches importance to competition and rivalry, Chakra 4 in contrast seeks cooperation and balance. It can be a great relief to exchange the coercion of the ego for the love’s freedom. Moreover, the Chakra of the Middle connects body and spirit, making sure there is unity in our being.
When and for what can I use Chakra 4
Chakra 4, the Heart Chakra, is a good choice for problems with heart, arteries and lungs. Palpitations, High And Low Blood Pressure, Atherosclerosis, Shoulder Pain, Chest Pain. Asthma, COPD, Shortness of Breath, Hyperventilation, Inflammations and Skin Diseases. And with negative issues like Discontentment, Disappointments, Depression, Guilt, Vulnerability, Loneliness.
The Fourth Chakra helps whenever one way or another you are out of balance. If you are struggling to let in love, or when you might have an unloving attitude to persons or situations. And are vulnerable and reluctant. When tending to be judging and condemning, having a irreconcilable attitude, being in resistance or fearing love relationships. When having difficulty to take life as it comes, connecting with other people, being irreconcilable, jealous or possessive. Chakra 4 is a fine one for grief, pain, and depression. Or as a softening help against people who are insensitive, dismissive and heartless.
Table Chakra 4
|Chakra||Chakra 4, The Heart Chakra|
|Location||In The Center Of The Chest.|
|Core Idea||I Love.|
|Body Parts||Heart. Circulatory. Blood. Skin. Chest. Lungs. Breathing. Arms, Hands.|
|Keywords||Love. Tenderness. Trust. Harmony. Balance. Feelings. Unity, Oneness. Acceptation. Surrender. Compassion. Positivity. Freedom.|
|Balance||Loving. Tender. Affectionate. Warm-Hearted, Open-Hearted. Peaceful. Empathic. Optimistic. Selfless. Sensitive. Unanimity. Affinity, Sympathy.|
|Imbalance||Disappointment. Depression. Jealousy. Criticism. Sentimental. Dissatisfaction. Sadness. Heartache. Guilt. Unworthiness. Hatred. Vulnerability. Heartless. Intolerance. Loneliness.|
|Diseases||Heart disease. Heart attack. High blood pressure. Lung diseases. Asthma. COPD. Shortness of breath. Shortness of breath. Hyperventilation. Breast cancer. Allergies. Skin diseases. High Back Pain.|
|Color||Green (Main Color). Pink.|
|Scent||Rose. Jasmine. Rosewood. Geranium. Lavender. Neroli. Cypres. Palmarosa.|
|Gemstones||Green: Jade. Malachite. Emerald. Peridot. Heliotrope (Bloodstone).|
Pink: Rose quartz. Rhodochrosite. Rhodonite.