clear heart: how can i unblock my chakras?

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By: Beth Murray
Edited date: January 12, 2024Estimated reading time: 14 minutes

The Chakra System provides a holistic framework for understanding and healing the mind, body, and spirit by offering a path to complete spiritual alignment. To have a clear heart chakra means cultivating openness, compassion, and unconditional love for humanity.

Key Takeaways

  1. Blocked or imbalanced chakras disrupt the body’s energy flow, leading to physical, emotional, and spiritual issues.
  2. Your experience of a blocked chakra pathway can include symptoms like a lack of energy, discomfort, pain, emotional unease, and difficulty expressing yourself.
  3. Emotional disruption/frenzies and unhealthy habits for your soul, can cause your chakras to become clogged like trying to pass through glue.
  4. Unblocking your chakras allows for free energy flow. Emotional balance, truthful self-discovery, and connecting spiritually are symptoms of your unrestricted energy flow.
  5. Some methods to help you unblock your chakras include meditation, yoga, healing crystals, aromatherapy, affirmations, and energy healing.

What is a chakra?

Eastern spiritual theologies, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, infuse chakras into their teachings.

Chakras are the key energy centers in the body. There are seven main energy centers that we talk about, aligned along the physical body’s spine.

Each chakra corresponds to your entire being’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects.

Starting from the base of the spine and moving to the crown of the head, the chakras are associated with different qualities, such as grounding, creativity, personal power, love, communication, intuition, and spiritual connection.

Harmonizing your chakras ignites the flame for your route to self-actualization and vitality.

What are the seven chakras?

  1. Root Chakra: Base of the spine (survival instincts, grounding, comfort, and safety).
  2. Sacral Chakra: Lower abdomen (creativity, sensitivity/emotions, and sensuality/sexuality).
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra: Upper abdomen (power/strength, ego, self-control, and digestion).
  4. Heart Chakra: Middle of the chest (love, kindness, compassion, peace, and acceptance).
  5. Throat Chakra:  Back of the neck (honesty, self-expression, purification, and truth).
  6. Third-Eye Chakra: Between the eyebrows (intuition, perception, imagination, and spiritual awareness).
  7. Crown Chakra: Top of the head (knowledge, enlightenment, self-actualization, and spiritual understanding).
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What does it mean when a chakra is blocked?

A blocked or imbalanced chakra disrupts your body’s energy flow completely. This causes several potential issues, which start as a physical underlying pain fostered by an emotional pain, ultimately leading to a spiritual matter.

For example, a blocked heart chakra may manifest as aching in the chest and give rise to sensations of loneliness, insecurity, or a diminished sense of love. This is the opposite of a clear heart and means it is time to unblock this chakra.

Through this blockage, the chakra cannot function as it should – causing all sorts of damage to your internal and external state.

Becoming aware and addressing chakra blockages restores an ideal harmony, balance, and vitality to your chakra system and livelihood.

What Does a Blocked Chakra Feel Like?

The experience of a blocked chakra is subjective and varies ferociously from person to person. However, there are typical symptoms that you can decipher if you are unsure.

These include a sudden lack of energy, heaviness, discomfort or pain, emotional unease, or feeling energetically stuck.

Symptoms of blocked charas will be greatly emphasized. You will be able to notice if they are outside your regular life. Feeling tired and sad sometimes is completely normal and should be embraced as part of the human experience.

Anxiety, fear, and confusion about yourself are common when the root chakra is blocked. Feeling scared to voice your boundaries, share your opinions, and put yourself out there are symptoms of a blocked throat chakra.

What Causes Chakras to Become Blocked?

Let’s go into some more detail about why we get blocked chakras.

Emotional Disruptions

Emotions underlie so many of our decisions in life. We must understand our emotions at hand and when they become overpowering. When someone experiences intense emotional turmoil or has a negative experience, it is common for their feelings to reflect as a physical symptom.

If you have ever been through a breakup, you understand the raw, authentic pain that embodies you. This is directly linked with your heart chakra. People who suffer from heartbreak can genuinely feel their hearts hurting. The loss of something you loved dearly is the most difficult for the physical body to deal with. Therefore, it manifests as a symptom in your body.

Unhealthy Habits

Stress and hectic lifestyles can form unhealthy habits, contributing to imbalances in our chakra system. Whether this is due to a lack of self-understanding with our inner needs each day (as well as our long-term goals), a job we hate, or something else, you must have healthy habits to fall back on for consistency with whatever changes.

Listening to your body is vital to prohibit a blockage. Self-care rituals help me set some time for myself and only for myself warmly and tenderly, treating myself with the respect and care I deserve. Unhealthy habits like working too much, not taking breaks, limiting your spiritual growth, and overconsumption can lead to depression in the body, as well as a decrease in motivation and zest for life. All of the chakras can be affected here.

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Physical Ailments

Emotional and spiritual injuries cause blockages in our chakras, and physical injuries or pain can be chakra blockages because they biologically prevent the energy from flowing through the body. This can still coincide with our mental/emotional circumstances and spiritual worries, as physical, emotional, and spiritual intertwine and are not separated.

Each chakra is believed to be associated with specific organs, glands, and bodily functions. When a physical ailment affects these areas, it can indirectly impact the chakra linked to them, uncovering the root cause for an ongoing problem you have been enduring.

Why is it Important to Unblock Your Chakras and Have a Clear Heart?

Unblocking your chakras is momentous and meaningful for various reasons. Below are some examples of why your chakras require rebalancing and acquiring a clear heart:

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Energy Gush

Chakras are robust energy centers; energy flows freely throughout the body when loose. This unobstructed exuberant outpour is the essence of your being! It is everything you require to be a happy, healthy, and optimized individual. The more energy flows, the more radiance, vibrancy, and love may come into your life with open arms.

Emotional Balance

Balanced chakras enhance your ability to create harmony in your emotional body. Unblocking them lets you learn more about your emotional states – triggers, actions, etc. Releasing that pent-up emotional turmoil can push you to become your highest self by learning to let go and choose to heal.

Self-Discovery and Personal Growth

Beginning your journey of understanding your chakra system will support your self-discovery and personal growth. Becoming aware of what chakras are blocked and doing the necessary inner work to unlock the root cause of those blockages gives you great leeway into a body-mind connection, developing your relationship with yourself, and cultivating a better sense of purpose and meaning in the world.

Spiritual Connection

Chakras are associated with spiritual development and the exploration of higher states of consciousness. Not only will you discover your inner self, but it will also lead to the ability to unlock your highest self, becoming self-actualized. Unblocking your chakras facilitates a more profound connection to your spiritual essence, cultivating intuition when your body is in pain and inner wisdom to make better decisions for your higher self.

Methods for Unblocking Chakras & Developing the Green Chakra

We must often trial and error various methods to see what works for us individually. Here are a few examples that may help you:

Meditation

There is tons and tons of scientific research on the benefits of meditation. Andrew Huberman talks about it and other biological functions that can be incredible to learn about (hormone health, mental health, productivity, focus, and more!)

Headspace is also a great tool I personally use each day because they are guided (which helps me stay present). They have different meditation courses depending on what you are struggling with or want to improve/sit with.

Many meditations on YouTube are also chakra-specific and will help you guide through your blocked chakras. You can also simply sit quietly and focus your mind on each chakra, imagining it spinning and radiating its associated color.

Yoga

Practicing yoga is majorly restorative for unblocking your chakras and becoming more intuned with your body and spirit. Yoga helps balance the chakras, as each yoga pose is designed to activate and balance specific chakras in the body. You can also research which poses are significant for each chakra point.

For example, a simple mountain pose can help heal your blocked root chakra as it grounds, stabilizes, and empowers.

Yoga for a clear heart

There are yoga sequences dedicated to specific chakra balancing, which includes understanding that you may be overly giving attention to one aspect of your life, such as creativity (sacral chakra), but neglecting another aspect, like communication with others and yourself (throat chakra).

Healing Crystals for a Clear Heart

Crystals and gemstones have distinct vibrational frequencies that help balance the chakras. Each chakra is associated with a particular crystal or gemstone.

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Some examples:

  • Red Jasper for Root Chakra
  • Carnelian for Sacral Chakra
  • Citrine for Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Green Aventurine for Heart Chakra (you can also use Rose Quartz as this is the crystal symbolizing unconditional love)
  • Sodalite for Throat Chakra
  • Amethyst for Third Eye Chakra
  • Clear Quartz for Crown Chakra

You can place the crystal on the corresponding chakra during meditation or wear it as jewelry to keep the energy flowing.

Aromatherapy For a Clear Heart

Much like crystals, essential oils have a healing effect on your chakra system. Certain essential oils are believed to have properties that help balance the chakras.

For your root chakra, scents that are grounding, earthy scents like cinnamon, black pepper, cypress, cedarwood, and other woodland smells can restore a sense of balance and control in your life.

For your sacral chakra: scents that ignite your sensuality (whatever they are for you); mine are airy and feminine, such as ylang ylang, lemon, sweet orange, rose, and bergamot.

For your solar plexus, scents such as sandalwood, lemongrass, and lavender promote your personal power, restoration, and mastery.

For your heart chakra, scents like rose encourage love, compassion, and gentleness. Pine also helps you heal the past wounds that you may still be clinging to, getting you to the next step: moving forward.

For your throat chakra, blue chamomile, frankincense, tea-tree, and other oils will help soothe your throat and make it clear.

For your third eye, scents embodying truth and pure concentration, such as lemon, sandalwood, and clary sage, provide this.

You can use essential oils in many ways, including in a diffuser, adding them to a bath, or using them in massage.

For your crown chakra, cedarwood, frankincense, and lavender help lift your spiritual essence and carry you through your spiritual journey.

Affirmations For Balanced Chakras

Affirmations are positive statements used to focus your mind and shift your energy. You can use affirmations specific to each chakra to help balance and unblock it. For example, for a clear heart chakra, you could say, “I am loved, and I am loving.”

Energy Healing

You can also call for the help of an energy healer, such as a Reiki practitioner, who can help balance your chakras using hands-on or distance healing techniques.

Reiki healing

Affirmations For Balanced Chakras and a Clear Heart

Affirmations are an excellent way to focus your mind and change your perspective. Here are some you can use to encourage balance within your chakras:

Root Chakra Affirmations

  1. I am grounded, stable, and secure in all aspects of my life.
  2. I am safe and protected.
  3. I embrace a sense of belonging and find comfort in connecting to the world around me.
  4. I am at home, wherever I am.
  5. I have a right to be here.
  6. I feel safe in my body.
  7. I deserve to have a strong foundation of stability and support in my life.
  8. Like a tree, I am rooted firmly to the earth.
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Sacral Chakra Affirmations

  1. I am independent.
  2. I am open, honest, forgiving, and compassionate.
  3. I honor my ability to express myself.
  4. I am worthy and deserving of respect from myself and others.
  5. I am comfortable in my body, and I treat it with care.
  6. I embrace, celebrate, and respect my physical body.
  7. I am clear with my boundaries and do not allow others to exploit them.
  8. I hold the power to manifest my dream life.

Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations

  1. I am confident and strong in who I am.
  2. I radiate personal power and embrace my unique gifts.
  3. I am worthy of success, abundance, and prosperity.
  4. I trust my inner wisdom and make decisions with clarity and confidence.
  5. I am free from self-doubt and embrace my authentic self.
  6. I take action towards my goals with courage and determination.
  7. I release any fears or limitations that hold me back from my true potential.
  8. I honor and respect myself, setting healthy boundaries in all areas of my life.

Heart Chakra Affirmations

  1. I am confident and strong in who I am.
  2. I radiate personal power and embrace my unique gifts.
  3. I am worthy of success, abundance, and prosperity.
  4. I trust my inner wisdom and make decisions with clarity and confidence.
  5. I am free from self-doubt and embrace my authentic self.
  6. I take action towards my goals with courage and determination.
  7. I release any fears or limitations that hold me back from my true potential.
  8. I honor and respect myself, setting healthy boundaries in all areas of my life.

Throat Chakra Affirmations

  1. I express myself with confidence and authenticity.
  2. My voice is powerful, and my words have value and meaning.
  3. I speak my truth with clarity and compassion.
  4. I communicate effectively and listen attentively.
  5. I express my creativity and unique ideas with ease.
  6. My throat chakra is open and balanced, allowing clear and honest communication.
  7. I trust my intuition and speak from the depths of my inner wisdom.
  8. I use my words to uplift, inspire, and spread positivity.

Third Eye Chakra Affirmations

  1. I am connected to my higher power.
  2. Seeing and understanding the big picture comes naturally to me.
  3. My intuition is clear and accurate, guiding me on my path.
  4. I trust the visions and messages I receive from my higher guidance.
  5. I am in tune with my inner knowing and make decisions aligned with my soul’s purpose.
  6. I honor and respect the wisdom that flows through my third eye.
  7. I nurture my spirit and am in tune with its needs.
  8. I choose to tap into my inner wisdom.
Third Eye Chakra Affirmations

Crown Chakra Affirmations

  1. My crown chakra is open and balanced, allowing the flow of divine energy.
  2. I am worthy of divine blessings and spiritual enlightenment.
  3. I am open to letting go of attachments.
  4. I can enjoy the little things in life.
  5. I trust the universe and know that I am always safe.
  6. I am connected to my higher self and receive inspiration from the divine.
  7. I am a channel for divine healing and compassion to flow through.
  8. I love and accept myself.

Conclusion: why we need a clear heart and balanced chakras

In conclusion, unblocking the chakras and uncovering your clear heart is a transformative journey that holds the potential to enhance every aspect of our being.

By recognizing and addressing the imbalances or blockages in our energy centers, we invite a profound shift toward harmony, vitality, and self-realization.

We can open ourselves to the free flow of energy through meditation, energy healing, yoga, and affirmations, allowing for healing, growth, and spiritual expansion.

By embracing this holistic approach to well-being, we unlock the door to a life filled with balance, joy, and a deep connection to ourselves and the world around us.