Heart chakra blues

I mentioned in my weekly tarot pull last week that grief is something I have a lot of recent experience with.  Losing Valentine took me back into that dark place where I felt like death and loss were all I had to look forward to, and though it didn’t last for more than a few days, it was enough to make me worry.  So I did what I normally do, I researched.  I was looking for holistic/spiritual ways to deal with grief.

I came upon a lot of information about the heart chakra, and how that’s where we hold onto grief.  It made a lot of sense to me.  About 18 months ago, I got my first degree reiki attunement, and we all practiced feeding each other healing reiki.  2 separate people hovered over my heart chakra, saying that the energy felt blocked there.   Also, that’s where a large part of my fibro pain concentrates, and that’s the part that tightens when I’m on the verge of a panic attack.  There’s a lot going on with my chest, and for some reason I never really connected it all.  Now it all seems to make sense.

So, I decided to start working on healing and energizing my heart chakra.  I deserve to feel better.  I deserve to feel connected with the living.  Furthermore, the people I love and who love me deserve the best that I can give them.  (Looking at a Bear and a Lion here.  <3)

I decided to make a mojo bag with the idea that I can wear it in my bra when I go out, or attach it to a necklace when I’m braless.  I made one for my mother as well, who has lost both of her parents, her home, and her business in the past 3 years. Into the bags went these stones:

Emerald:  Life-affirming, opens the heart chakra, balances the emotions.  Aids in regeneration and recovery.

Garnet:  Revitalizes, purifies, and balances energy.  Brings courage and hope in times of trauma or crisis.  Helps you let go of ingrained behaviors and beliefs that no longer serve you.   (Garnet is also my birthstone, and I wanted it in this grouping to really tie the stones to me and my energy field.)

Jade:  Purity, serenity, tranquility.  Brings love and is associated with the heart chakra.  Releases negative thoughts and soothes the mind.

Malachite:  Clears and activates chakras.  Brings balance and harmony to the heart, opening it to love.  Draws out deep feelings and psychosomatic causes, breaks outworn patterns.

Rhodochrosite:  Teaches the heart to assimilate painful feelings without shutting down, bringing painful and repressed feelings to the surface for release.  Improves sense of self-worth and heals emotional stress.  Lifts depression and brings lightness to life.

Rose Quartz:  The most important stone for the heart and heart chakra, a stone of unconditional love and infinite peace.  Purifies and opens the heart at all levels.  Brings deep inner healing and is useful during trauma or crisis.  Releases unexpressed emotions and heartache.  Transmutes emotional conditioning that no longer serves.

Ruby:  Stimulates the heart chakra and balances the heart, imparting a vigor for life.  Brings up anger and negativity for transmutation.  Very energizing.

Malachite, Rhodochrosite, Jade, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Garnet, Emerald
Malachite, Rhodochrosite, Jade, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Garnet, Emerald

I tied the cleansed and charged stones into a green satin bag (green for the heart chakra), and annointed it with ylang ylang oil, which is also good for the heart chakra.  I’ll report in the coming weeks whether or not I can feel any healing.  By the way, I use The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall for most of my stone research.  Her descriptions really vibe with my intuitive impressions about stones.

I also spent some time looking for meditations or music on YouTube to help heal the heart chakra.  I’m usually skeptical about those sorts of things, as any asshole can add any sort of music video to YouTube and claim that it heals.  However, this one makes my chest hurt and my throat flutter.  I guess I’m taking that as a good sign?  I listen to it as I’m trying to get to sleep.

I’m curious to find out what stones/herbs/rituals/meditations others have used to heal their heart chakras.  Please let me know if there’s something great I missed!

Blessed be.  🙂


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