If you missed part one, see it here; Essential Oils and Chakras Part One; Introduction to Using Essential Oils for Balancing the Chakras and Part Two; Using Essential Oils for Balancing Chakras; The Root Chakra ,and Part Three; The Sacral Chakra. , and Part Four; The Solar Plexus Chakra .
Using essential oils is only one part of balancing the chakras, but can be a very helpful addition to your holistic regiment. They just happen to be my favorite part of the equation. With their wonderful aromas, they can really put you in the mood and help set the stage for real healing and opening. Read on to find out all about the heart chakra, the essential oils to use, the sounds and notes to use, the crystals & gemstones as well as which angel to call upon to aid in balancing your heart chakra.
The Heart Chakra; or 4th Chakra – Sanskrit name; Anahata – As one would think, the heart chakra deals with matters of the heart including love and compassion where we connect to both personal and unconditional love. The element associated with the heart chakra is AIR- rules the heart, thymus, arms and hands. The physical location is the center of the chest-heart area, or 1st, 2nd and 3rd thoracic vertebrae, the actual heart and circulatory system. The color/s associated with the heart chakra are both green, which symbolizes harmony, abundance, and sympathy, and also pink; which symbolizes softness, affection and love -encouraging the heart to soften and allow more love to flow without judgement. Phylameana lila Desy, says about the heart chakra; “This love center of our human energy system is often the focus in bringing about a healing. Thus, the words “Love Heals All” have great truth. Hurtful situations that can effect our emotional being are divorce or separation, grief through death, emotional abuse, abandonment, adultery. All of these are wounding to the heart chakra. Physical illnesses brought about by heartbreak require that an emotional healing occur along with the physical healing. Learning to love yourself is a powerful first step in securing a healthy fourth chakra. The “wounded child” resides in the heart chakra.”
” The Heart chakra is all about love. When the heart chakra is open we are open to change and growth. We fell sympathy and empathy, are sensitive to others. The heart chakra is associated with hopes of the future and awareness of our spiritual purpose. This chakra integrates and connects opposites; ego and being connected to all that is, the mind and the body. When it is open, we are compassionate and friendly; we experience love, joy, acceptance and fulfillment. When our heart chakra is closed we have fears about our involvement with others. We may distance ourselves from others. We may have an inflated ego; we may be jealous and ungrateful. We may have circulation ills, high blood pressure and seasonal allergies “.
Archangel Raphael: Healer , Regeneration, Heart Chakra
The archangel associated with the heart chakra and that can most help us heal this area is Archangel Raphael. He is a powerful healer of physical bodies, both human and animal. He is known for keeping travelers safe. He can help with our own spiritual journey for truth and guidance. He guides healers in knowing which Earthly treatments to use on their patients. Ask for his help with addictions or cravings. He often gives us Divine guidance about how we can participate in keeping our body, mind and spirit healthy. He assists in strengthening the immune system, repairs cells, tissues and organs, and helps the circulatory system. Read more about Archangel Raphael and aromatherapy here.
Essential Oils for the Heart Chakra
Essential oils that help to open the heart chakra are; rose, benzoin, meilssa, neroli, frankincense, bergamot, jasmine, carrot, inula, lavandin, lavender, spikenard, oregano, marjoram, melissa, black pepper, sage, sandalwood, blue tansy, hyssop, cinnamon bark, laurel, palmarosa,camphor and amni visnaga. Rose is especially helpful when dealing with the heart chakra as it soothes emotions, depression, grief, jealousy, resentment, anger, frustration, post-natal depression, hysteria, insecurity, irritability, moodiness, nervous tension, sadness, shock, stress, anxiety, gives a woman positive feelings of self, love, peace, beauty, happiness, balance and revives mind, communication with angelic realm, cleanses and strengthens body-mind-spirit, aids in meditation, helps connection with soul, as well as redirects sexual energy to spirit.
Crystals, Gemstones & Flower Essences Used to Balance the Heart Chakra:
Rose Quartz is the most important crystal to use when balancing the heart chakra, it is the “love stone”, and help bring a loving, gentle, calmness, clarity, energy of love, energy to the area and help to heal emotional wounds, stress, and tension which can cause blockages or stagnation in the area. If you are holding anger or resentment over a past relationship, use the essential oils along with the sounds, crystals and flower essences to aid in your full balance of the heart chakra. This will help to let go of those negative feelings and bring a calmness and forgiviness to your heart, and will open the heart chakra to fully accept the rest of the balancing. Also the gemstones – Malachite and Emerald are helpful in dealing with the heart chakra. The Flower Essences best used for the heart chakra are; Holly, Poppy, and the California Wild Rose.
Sounds and Notes for Balancing the Heart Chakra:
The note that helps balance the sacral chakra is “F”, and the sound intonation is a long “A” vowel sound as in mate, or fate. Some say the “ah” as in “la” is also good for balancing the heart chakra. Chakra balancing can be achieved by using many different methods, all equally effective. It really is a matter of choice which you prefer. Methods such as meditation, energy work, light work, or Reiki are also helpful when used in conjunction with essential oils, crystals, gemstones, and sound healing techniques such as tuning forks, toning, and humming which may be incorporated into your chakra healing sessions. See AC’s own Crystal Kennedy ‘s article on using sound healing techniques to balance the chakras , it’s a great article.And here are a couple other articles I’ve found that may help; Exercises that stimulate the heart chakra and Foods that fuel the heart chakra
How to Use Essential Oils to Balance the Sacral Chakra;
First, choose a blend that speaks only to you. Peruse the oils listed for the heart chakra and notice which oils you are drawn to. See this page of my Root Chakra article for more specific instructions on how to use essential oils to balance the heart chakra, as the method described there is useful for all the chakras.
Stay tuned for more in this series.
Resources & More Reading:
Essential Oils and Chakras Part One; Introduction to Using Essential Oils for Balancing the Chakras .
Part Two; The Root Chakra
Part Three; The Sacral Chakra
P art Four; The Solar Plexus Chakra .
Essential Oil Recipe Blends & Dilutions for Energy Work; Clearing & Balancing the Chakras
Exercises that stimulate the heart chakra and Foods that fuel the heart chakra
Sources and highly recommended reading:
Source: The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood. If you are at all interested in the spiritual aspects of aromatherapy
Also by Valerie Ann Worwood; The Fragrant Mind: Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion , and Aromatherapy for the Soul: Healing the Spirit with Fragrance and Essential Oils .
N umerology, #four -http://www.usenature.com/article_numerology_4.htm
Anita Slotte’s ” Tools for Transformation ” article, http://www.alternativeculture.com/spirit/chakra.htm
Aromatherapy information; http://www.bhia.org/aromatherapy.htm
Chakra information; http://health.indianetzone.com/aromatherapy/1/essential_oils_chakras.htm
Wonderful website on chakras; Suzanne Bovenizer’s website ; http://www.suzannebovenizer.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/aromatherapy-and-the-energetic-bodies
MORE READING ON CHAKRAS ;
Chakra Test ; Find out if your chakras are open or are blocked by taking this questionnaire. http://www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/chakratest.php
More On Chakras and Balancing them ; http://www.chakraenergy.com/seven.html
More on Essential oils and Chakras; http://health.indianetzone.com/aromatherapy/1/essential_oils_chakras.htm
More on Balancing the Chakras with essential oils ; http://www.aromaweb.com/essentialoilschakras/chakraessentialoilrecipes.asp
MORE OF MY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE ARTICLES:
Essential Oil Recipe Blends & Dilutions for Energy Work; Clearing & Balancing the Chakras Many Helpful Suggestions on Uses of Essential Oils
List of Essential Oils for Specific Emotions
Sonopuncture: What is It? How Does it Work? What is it Used For?
Feel Great, Lose Weight and Boost Metabolism
Can Essential Oils Help with Depression & Anxiety? Using Aromatherapy as a Mood Regulator
Natural Holistic Remedies for Anxiety Stress & Depression; Natural Alternatives To Prozac,
Valium & Ritalin
Natural Holistic Remedies for Shingles
Kanna the “happy plant” Natural Alternative for weight loss, anxiety, depression and addictions to alcohol & smoking
How to quickly remedy stings naturally with papaya enzyme (mosquito, bee, wasp or jellyfish)
Alternative Therapies; Life Changing Rewards for happier and healthier living- a personal account
Books on the AROMATHERAPY AND CHAKRAS from Amazon:
Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field
Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques: Compassionate Healing with Essential Oils
Aromatherapy for the Soul: Healing the Spirit with Fragrance and Essential Oils
Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques: Compassionate Healing with Essential Oils
Avalonia’s Book of Chakras: A Practical Manual for Working with Your Charkas; Using
Aromatherapy, Colours, Crystals, Incense, Mantra & Meditation to Work With…Your Body’s Natural Energy Centers
Vibrational Healing Through the Chakras: With Light, Color, Sound, Crystals, and Aromatherapy
Ultimate Balance Infusing the Vibrational Energy of Essential Oils into Chakras, Meridians and Organs
Ayurveda & Aromatherapy: The Earth Essential Guide to Ancient Wisdom and Modern Healing