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Reiki - An Affair of the Heart

Chakras are the concentrated energy centers of the body. Chakra is a Sanskrit term and it means “wheel” or “disk.” Chakras are spinning wheels of energy/light. Chakras have the loving responsibility of taking in, incorporating and emanating energy to keep us functioning at optimal levels. []

Each chakra is given a color. Root – red, sacral – orange, solar plexus – yellow, heart – green, throat – blue, third eye – indigo, and crown – violet. Each color reflects a type of vibration or frequency radiating through the chakras. This classic color chart is based on yogic traditions, as well as contemporary healing schools of thought. Although the exact color of each energy center may vary, there is a general agreement about a rainbow-colored representation of the chakra system. [] Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter, so to speak.

The heart chakra is the center of the seven chakras. It is the central powerhouse of the energy within our body and the bridge that connects the first three chakras (root, sacral, solar plexus) relating to the external world to the three higher chakras (throat, third eye, crown) associated with intuition and spirituality. There are more chakras above and below these seven, but for now we are going to stay with only these seven. The heart chakra is smack dab right in the middle.

The lush green of heart chakra is reflected in our language. When we talk of abundance many times our speech will reflect the color green. We speak of a lush, verdant landscapes. There is an old country song that recalls with fondness the “green, green grass of home.” In spring, we can’t wait for the trees to bud because we know everything will turn from brown to vibrant green. There is no color like the color of spring.

There is quite an importance placed on the physical heart. If your heart arteries are blocked, you end up with a heart attack. CPR protocol now is that you do only chest compressions and no rescue breaths. It doesn’t matter how well your lungs are working if your heart is not pumping and moving blood your time on this mortal earth will be quite limited.

Where am I going with this?

Just as the physical heart maintains the organs of the physical body, the energy of the heart chakra is the mediator between energy of body chakras and spirit chakras, and it directly determines their strength and health. If your heart is blocked, the energy of your other chakras is diminished. If your heart is blocked, you cannot give or receive love. If your heart has been broken by loss or trauma, your quality of life is diminished. You struggle to make sense of everything. A blocked heart chakra can even cause physical pain, a physical heart ache. An open heart is the key to abundant life.

Reiki can bring openness and balance to the heart chakra. I will see a completely blocked heart chakra at the beginning of therapy, and by the end of an hour session, it is open again with free-flowing energy. Clients will comment how much lighter they feel, and how free and open they feel. They have contacted me days later to tell me that the sense of openness and lightness has remained.

An open heart is full. It is abundant. It is joyous. Let’s work together to open your heart so that you can find the path back to a full, joyous, abundant, verdant life.

Let’s work together to make your life an affair of the heart.

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