Written By Liz Oakes
The heart chakra is the area of the body where love, compassion and the desire for happiness are birthed.
It vibrates with an energy that assists you to live life from the heart.
The 4th chakra meanings relate to feelings of love, compassion, peace and unconditional love.
This chakras meaning is all about the concept of 'loving' in all meanings of the word including in a sacred sense.
Where is this chakra? This chakra is located in the center of the chest and is associated with the thymus gland.
It is the fourth and central chakra of the seven major chakras.
It is the dividing line between the higher and lower chakras, and it is important that it is operating well to aid both your emotional and physical health.
Heart Chakra Energy Explained:
The heart chakra is the area of the body that is most important to have balanced, as it has a strong relationship to the giving and receiving of love.
Living your life from a heart based perspective is extremely valuable.
Its vibration is what keeps your life on track and helps you to live with happiness and contentment.
You are enabled to create a better connection to the source of all that is and to experience Divine love.
When this chakra is balanced you live your life with a greater sense of compassion for yourself and for those around you.
When this chakra is unbalanced this is when you may find that you begin to feel fearful about life.
Personal issues may develop, such as co-dependent situations in relationships, along with feelings that you are unworthy or unlovable.
When the energy in this area is lacking, you may feel unable to accept love from people in your life and find it hard to forgive others.
You may also be willing to accept circumstances in relationships that are not in your best interests, and that erode your self esteem and self worth.
Health difficulties related to the heart can also be linked to a lack of positive energy within the heart area. Stress related issues can be related to the heart chakra being unbalanced.
Health worries also related to this area include specific heart health issues, as well as immune system concerns, and problems in the chest such as asthma and hay fever.
How will the energy of the heart chakra help you? The feelings generated of unconditional love and compassion are able to become more easily assimilated.
As these energies fill your being you may let go of the stresses you have previously accumulated.
This aids you to live an authentic life filled with peace and harmony, in accord with your true self.
You may be enabled to live your life from the energy of your heart and be truly happy.
As you live your life more authentically you find you will feel happier, more in tune, balanced and harmonious.
All of the chakras located from the heart chakra up to the crown are associated with spirituality and healing.
One of the main functions of the heart chakra is to care for the vital organs in the vicinity.
It is easy to buy specific healing crystals for you to use that are beneficial to stimulate this area and that will raise the vibration of this area to create improved health.
To learn more about heart chakra stones and to see pictures of crystals that aid this area check out the in-depth page mentioned above.
Interestingly there are a very large number of stones that aid this area, and you can see quite a few pictures of these stones with links to many of their individual pages, so check it out.