How to heal heartbreak with the chakras
Mind and body health and wellness, focuses on attuning yourself to your chakra systems and be aware of their corresponding energy centers.If you are sensitive to energy and you have some knowledge about your psychic senses, this is something you probably have not considered. This isn’t just your everyday chakra balancing article. For those who have suffered a heartbreak or a relationship has ended, this is for you. A broken heart causes more than just all encompassing sadness. It can lead to issues with your immune system, diabetes and more. Emotionally, one’s heart shuts down which will block their ability to give or receive love, this also includes one’s love of self. This causes a number of problems for the chakra system and energy centers. What does this do to the heart chakra? A heartbreak or loss causes the heart chakra to close and blocks the flow of positive energy from the spirit. This causes blocks to build up and these energetic blocks need to be cleared out or they can manifest into physical problems like heart attack or cancer.
The heart chakra or Anahata, corresponds to the back, ribs, lungs, thymus, and of course, the heart. A Heart chakra imbalance can cause depression, a lack of empathy, and an inability to give and receive love. Closing oneself off is a defense mechanism used after one has been hurt but doing this causes one to close themselves off from good things as well. When you think about the breakup or the loss it’s helpful to gauge where the pain is coming from. For most people, they are going to feel it in their gut or in the stomach. This is why when someone goes through a heartbreak or breakup they describe the feeling of loneliness coming from the sacral chakra or the stomach. If you take a moment to think about the last breakup you have gone through, you might notice that you feel an emptiness in your stomach.
This is the physical symptom of blockage to the solar plexus chakra or Manipura. This is the third of seven chakras and it governs personal power, ego, self-esteem and personality. Having pain in the Solar plexus chakra is related to the ability to know oneself and be aware of their interests (worry, sentimentality, feeling sorry for oneself, anxiety, low self-esteem and self-worth). So when one feels pain in the solar plexus chakra, this is often a physical sign that they need some good ole fashioned self love. Other signs of a blocked solar plexus chakra are
Poor digestion, gas, nausea
Asthma and other respiratory problems
Organ problems, especially in the liver and kidneys
Nerve pain and fibromyalgia
Difficulty gaining or losing weight
The solar plexus is the place where the Power chakra and the Heart Chakra intertwine. This is also the center of intuition, thus why people describe getting a “gut feeling” about things. When the heart is open and free it radiates a feeling of happiness. When the heart is closed and the flow between the heart and solar plexus is not harmonious, the radiated feelings contain pain, vulnerability and sometimes also bitterness. They feel the pain when something that they expect does not happen, which leads to frustration and the feeling of rejection. Pain can reach so far that the bitterness starts appearing. This bitterness is a very destructive emotions, especially when it’s allowed to develop over many years. Stored inside the solar plexus chakra are connections or heart threads to those people that they have loved and cared about so it makes sense that this would be where you would feel a loss.
The problem with storing this pain in your sacral chakra is that it is often very hard to process through it since it is the main source of self. Likely other negatively spoken phrases someone might be telling themselves will get entwined with it and cause the imbalance even further. Phrases such as “I’m not good enough” and “I’ll never find true love” and “no one will ever love me” are phrases that one needs to get out of their vocabulary. Your heart chakra will keep you balanced allowing your connection with spirit but also keeping you grounded here on earth. Since your heart chakra is what will really keep you in balance with spirit, doesn’t it make sense to move the pain you feel from a loss up from your solar plexus chakra to your heart chakra? We think so.
Let me explain. Your heart is the sacred healing portal and the divine portal to access higher healing energies. The heart chakra actually does most of the healing and healing the heart chakra will keep you balanced on all levels (emotional, mental and physical). When we get stuck and create energy blocks following a heartbreak, we disrupt this natural flow of energy and the way energy moves. We get stuck when we start to place blame on others and be unforgiving, don’t accept things as they are, stop feeling love and compassion for everyone, even those who have hurt us. The heart chakra is associated with the element air or breath, so it is important to breath and do breath work to engage this chakra appropriately. Key ingredients to a healthy heart chakra include, yoga meditation and breathing exercises, among many other things. It is helpful to notice where you feel a certain emotion, in what chakra exactly as it can help in healing that chakra’s energy. For this exercise specifically notice first an emotion that appears in the heart chakra and one that appears in the solar plexus chakra and practice going back and forth between those emotions moving the energy up and down your chakras. Next, you will want to take the pain you feel from a heartbreak and just like you moved back and forth between emotions use that same emotion but associate it with the heartbreak to bring the pain up and move it up to your heart chakra. With enough practice this will feel like second nature and when you get stuck in an emotion you can simply move it up to the heart space where it can heal faster.
There are many other ways to effectively keep your chakras healthy and open that range from reiki to yoga and meditation and more. Figure out a consistent practice that will work for you and can consistently keep your chakras aligned, but remember going through a painful situation will likely cause some imbalances. Progress, not perfection.