What is a Chakra?
Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means “wheel of light”. Traditionally there are seven chakras and these are the energy centers of the etheric body. The chakras appear as wheel-like vortices of pure energy and are sometimes referred to as ‘lotuses’. They spin at great speed and in a deeply spiritual person they become spheres of radiant energy. The chakras lie along the nave of the spine and through them a person’s spirit and soul become receptive and communicate with cosmic energies. The chakras are referred to as the gateways of consciousness. Each chakra has its own purpose, association and connection. Balancing the chakras is not only beneficial to well-being but also the only way of uniting the Individual Soul with the Universal Soul.
The Heart Chakra
The heart chakra (fourth chakra) is the center of the chakra system. It is where aesthetic impulses (art or music) are processed into feelings & emotions. The ability to love freely, without fear or self-consciousness is generated here. Negative feelings and emotions are neutralized and emotions are neutralized.
“The fourth chakra is concerned with unconditional love. It affects our ability to consider others, to be gentle in our expectations of ourselves, and to empathize with the challenges and the joys experienced by others. It is the link between our intellect and our spiritual selves. Unconditional love is a state of being – it can also be a conscious decision. We can engage our will (the third chakra) and direct the love of the fourth chakra to all those around us. When we are aware of how all things are interconnected, and give unconditional love to all those around us, we have a great sense of inner peace and well-being.” Fiona Toy
Location: Center of chest
Life Lesson: Become Love in Action.
“The important thing is not to think much but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love”. – Theresa of Avila
Symbol: A lotus of 12 petals.
Musical Instrument: Harp
Principle: Loving beyond the self.
“Only from the heart can you reach the sky.” Rumi
Zodiac & Planets: Leo, Libra, Sun, Venus, Saturn
Essential Oils for the Heart Chakra: Geranium, Bergamot, Rose, Ylang Ylang
Related Gemstone: Emerald, Green Jade, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Garnet, Diamond
Effect: Brings peace and understanding
“The soul is not where it lives but where it loves.” Thomas Fuller
Associated Body Parts: heart, upper back, rib cage, chest, skin, lower lungs, circulatory system, abdominal cavity, circulatory system
In Harmony: Exudes feeling of wholeness. Tolerance and acceptance of life and relationships. Balance of the material and spiritual.
Positive Expression: love, compassion, beauty, selflessness, sensitivity, appreciation, comfort, creativity, charity, & generosity.
“Through the heart, all mankind are one.” Djwal Kul
Out of Harmony: The love you give is not sincere. You look for rewards. You cannot accept love given by others.
Unbalanced Expression: hatred, dislike, selfishness, self-pity, human sympathy, negligence
My Favorite Uplifting Essential Oil Blend – Joyful Blend
Joyful Blend is a beautiful complimentary blend of essential oils. Joyful Blend creates an energetic aroma that can help stimulate the body’s chemistry when a person is feeling lethargic or sad.
Single Oils Contained In This Blend Include:
Lavandin: may help dispel feelings of depression or anxiety.
Tangerine: is sedative in nature. It may help calm and relieve feelings of stress while enhancing energy.
Elemi: is antidepressant and sedative. It may help relieve stress and is calming to the nerves.
Lemon Myrtle: has a strong lemony aroma that is elevating and refreshing.
Melissa: may help with depression and anxiety and has an uplifting lemony aroma.
Ylang Ylang: Is calming and relaxing. It brings a feeling of self-love, confidence, joy, and peace. Ylang Ylang may help balance the male-female energies so one can move closer towards being in spiritual attunement.
Osmanthus: is one of the 10 famous traditional flowers of China. The blossoms are highly aromatic and are used in the world’s rarest and most expensive perfumes. Its heady, uplifting frgrance (a very rich, sweet floral fruit bouquet) has been known to make everyone smile.
Sandalwood: is calming and sedative. It helps balance and harmonize the emotions and may help ease nervous tension.
Body Systems Affected
The oils in this blend may be effective for dealing with various problems related to Emotional Balance.
When inhaled, the fragrance of this blend of oils is uplifting, refreshing, and helps promote feelings of self-worth, self-love, and confidence. It can help dispel feelings of depression, sorrow, and anxiety. The energy of love is the true source of all healing!
Rub over the heart, ears, neck, thymus, heart chakras, temples, across brow, and wrists. Apply on heart Vita Flex Point. Put in bath water. Use as a compress; dilute with fractionated coconut oil for a full body massage. Place on areas of poor circulation. Wear as perfume or cologne especially over the heart. Put two drops on a wet cloth and put in the dryer with washed laundry for great smelling clothes.
Safety Data: Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after use.
The above complete description of Joyful Blend essential oil blend has been compiled by Aroma Tools and can be found in Modern Essentials (A Contemporary Guide To The Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils).
Spend some time this month treating yourself kindly. For without kindness and love directed towards your inner being, you cannot give love fully to others. Love heals and love changes everything. Look at every living being around you through the eyes of love. The love that you give will come back to you in abundance.
If your heart is sad, do not despair. You have the power within you to choose the path of happiness and joy. For happiness, put a smile on your face right now. How does it feel? If you choose sadness, put a frown on your face, but be sure to compare the feeling to that of a smile. My guess is that you can find something that brings a smile to your face every single day. That is where the journey of joy begins. Keep smiling and add some Joyful Blend to your daily routine.
Essential Oil Disclaimer:
I only use essential oils from the true leading essential oil company in the world – doTERRA. Based on personal experience and scientific knowledge, it is even more dangerous to inhale and impure essential oil, than it is to ingest and apply it. I once got headaches from essential oils that claimed to be therapeutic grade from a company who claimed to be the world leader in essential oils. Those essential oils proved to be fragrance oils, as over time, I developed fragrance toxicity.
A true certified pure therapeutic grade essential oil will not make you feel any level of dis-ease. As the marketplace becomes flooded with essential oil companies who make untrue claims, please be mindful of what you bring into your homes. The energy of impurity is simply not healthy for the energy of you or your home. Keep it simple, keep it pure, choose well, choose doTERRA for safety, purity, and results that work like magic. I am living proof. Remember, happy, healthy, and free is your birthright and smart choices equals vitality plus success.