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The fourth chakra, Anahata, also known as the heart chakra, translates to “unhurt” or “unstuck”. The name implies that beneath the hurts and grievances of past experiences lies a pure and spiritual place where no hurt exists.
When your heart chakra is open, you are flowing with love and compassion, you forgive quickly, and you accept others and yourself. A closed heart chakra can give way to grief, anger, jealousy, fear of betrayal, and hatred towards yourself and others.
Keep the heart chakra in balance by practicing empathy and a sense of walking in another person’s shoes. You might need to put boundaries in place with your friends or family members that seem to repeat a pattern of inflicting hurt on a constant basis.Smile at everyone you see. Give people positive affirmations and feedback. Try to go a day without criticizing anyone, including yourself.
This post is the fourth in our Chakra Series, featuring info & the right jewels for strengthening and balancing each chakra. Sign up for our emails to receive Chakra Emails straight to your inbox, or check back here every Friday until we've gone through all the 7 chakras!