“Emotions are food for the soul.” This quote comes from the book Five Elements, Six Conditions by Giles Marin, and here is where we start to understand the Heart Chakra.
Your Heart Chakra is the emotional center of your physical and inner being.
An aligned, balanced Heart Chakra is a heart that feels.
Since symbolically, all chakras are spinning wheels, let’s visualize the Heart Chakra as a wheel on a bicycle turned upside down. When you spin the bicycle wheel, it turns faster and gains momentum. And it can also slow down when you leave it alone. Leave it alone long enough and the bicycle wheel will stop spinning.
In my reiki practice, I would never tell you that you are wrong for feeling what you feel. In fact, all emotions are good for your emotional health. Whether you may be feeling joy, elation, excitement, love, anger, guilt, shame, sadness, anxiety, pain—all emotions help you to grow and expand.
But I want to share this with you: in my direct experience with meditation and reiki, I have discovered that emotions are what’s at the leading edge of your creative self.
Maybe you’ve heard that thoughts create things, and especially chronic thoughts create things.
But in order for a thought to form, it has to be introduced by feeling.
Simpler put: icky feelings produce icky thoughts, and icky thoughts produce icky things. Or: joyful feelings produce joyful thoughts, and joyful thoughts create joyful things.
This is why it’s so important to be aware of your emotions, and to care about your emotions.
In terms of the Heart Chakra wheel, care about what is making it spin.
Your Heart Chakra has a vibration that is always aligned to how you are feeling. If you are feeling sad, then your Heart Chakra is too aligned to sadness. When you are feeling sad or experiencing any other feeling you don’t have to resist it. You can allow it to be. You can even learn from what sadness and from what all of your emotions are trying to teach you.
Know this: it will pass. Have you ever noticed that anger comes in short bursts? Anxiety as well. Emotions come and emotions go. But staying with them, keep spinning your Heart Chakra wheel with your emotional touchstone and that wheel will keep on spinning.
But rest for a moment. Let the momentum of your feeling slow down and another emotion will introduce itself and then you get to choose to stay sad or to catch the wave of the other emotion. Your inner being is well and wants you to be well so you can trust that you will receive a different feeling.
Let’s focus on sadness for just a little longer. Could sadness ever be aligned to how you truly want to feel? I know you’ve had sad experiences, we all have.
But focusing on how sad you are, the feeling appreciates, it gains momentum. Can you imagine the physical state of your heart’s health if you’re in a state of appreciating sadness? Can you imagine that spinning wheel of sadness?
So how can the Heart Chakra guide you to depreciate sadness?
By appreciating a different emotion. Your Heart Chakra is a genius system of emotion. It holds all the infinite intelligence of every single emotion in the universe and you came into this world to experience all.
Rest until your momentum slows down, until you are no longer resisting letting go of sadness. As soon as you feel something better come along, catch its wave.
What about love, joy, and connection? (The three best feelings in the universe in my opinion)
Well, joy, love, and connection just feel good, don’t they?
How can you stay in joy, stay in love, stay in connection? Allow it to appreciate, and I mean both to allow its value to increase, and to actually appreciate these good feelings.
When you feel joy, love, and connection your Heart Chakra is aligned to your inner being of well being. That’s why it feels so good! You are aligned to the highest vibrational frequency of your creative self. You are in the state of being able to create the world you want to live in, which is what your soul is here to do.
Please know that the wheel of sadness (or any other emotion that brings you down) operates at such a slower speed than joy, love, and connection.
All creativity depends on your momentum. To create sad surroundings, you have to have sad thoughts birthed from sad feelings. To create joyful surroundings, you have to have joyful thoughts birthed from joyful feelings.
You are a being, and your being in your emotions is creating your world.
Here’s something fun to try in the discovery of your Heart Chakra. Do a web search of emotions, or a search on Pinterest. A whole overwhelming list of emotions will show up like you knew but didn’t know that there were so many emotions in the world. Take a look at them with the idea of fun. How many emotions have you experienced, what emotions have you yet to feel. But really…. What emotions do you want to feel in this life that you are creating? What emotions are calling out from the well behind your Heart Chakra?
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