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Chakra Helper: Heart

Chakra Helper: Heart

Chakras are energy centers in the body that hold secrets for living our lives in more whole and balanced ways.

Unlock your HEART today: this energy center, located in the middle of the chest, has much to teach us about empathy, unconditional love, compassion, and connection. Remember the scene in Dr. Seuss‘s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, when the Grinch’s heart (that was two sizes too small) grew? The HEART chakra is always willing to grow and to open wide.

Today might be a good day to give a little thought to the people (or companion animals, or plants) that you love unconditionally, simply appreciating these presences in your life. Now take a moment to appreciate your own self, all the unique gifts and qualities–and human flaws–that make up who you are. Some of us find it easy to love others unconditionally, but difficult to extend compassion to ourselves. Allow yourself to imagine feeling that you are lovable just as you are. It’s a sure way to encourage your heart to grow.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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10:52PM PST on Feb 4, 2013

Great article, thank you.

10:52PM PST on Feb 4, 2013

Great article, thank you.

2:42AM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

thanks for sharing

12:10PM PST on Feb 21, 2012

Lovely article...thanks so much for posting it.

12:53AM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Try Open Heart meditation!

12:52AM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

I have found a form of meditation that centers around the heart chakra - it simply involves smiling and touching your heart, but is sends you into a deep place of serenity and joy rather quickly. Practiced daily, this Open Heart meditation has transformed my life!

Click on locations in America - most can be found though Meetups.

1:55PM PDT on Jun 15, 2011


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7:37PM PDT on Oct 22, 2010

Easy to love others unconditionally but very very very difficult to extend compassion to myself...

9:35AM PDT on Sep 28, 2010

This is something that I need to remind myself of.

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