If you struggle to open yourself up to love then you could be suffering from a blocked heart chakra. Before you panic, this isn't a permanent reality and this is something that you can absolutely change with a bit of work!
However, if left this way, you will continue to experience dissatisfaction in your love life and the relationship you have with yourself - which I'm sure you'll agree is not ideal!
But thankfully, energetic practices like embodying heart chakra affirmations can help you to shift your mindset and your energy to a place of love.
When you begin to vibrate at this new frequency you can clear any energetic blockages that are happening in your heart space and attract positive and loving experiences into your life.
I have personally found that heart chakra affirmations are a powerful way to target blocks like this and move into a space of love and compassion.
So, if you're wanting to clear a heart chakra blockage, keep reading to learn some of my favourite heart mantras and how you can use these to open your heart space!
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What is the heart chakra?
The heart chakra is one of your seven primary energy centres, otherwise known as chakras. These energy centres each serve a different energetic purpose and help to regulate the flow of energy, or prana, throughout the body.
Your heart chakra specifically is located at the centre of your chest (around your heart space) and is associated with love and relationships. This energy centre helps to regulate feelings of love and, when working efficiently, this area of your life should feel balanced.
When it’s in balance you should feel harmonious and love should flow freely within you. You will feel open to both giving and receiving love.
But unfortunately sometimes our chakras can get blocked due to our life experiences. And when this happens, your feelings of love won't feel balanced at all.
The heart chakra in particular may become blocked due to negative love experiences and unhealthy relationships, among other things. Then this heart chakra blockage can lead to further love blocks and difficulties in your relationships, creating a vicious cycle that needs to be broken.
But before you can do that, how do you know if your heart chakra is blocked in the first place?
Symptoms of heart chakra blockage
Before you begin work on opening the heart chakra, it's helpful to know how you can identify a heart chakra blockage in yourself in the first place.
This ensures that you know exactly what feelings and emotions you're working with, so that you also know what practices and heart chakra affirmations will feel most aligned for your particular situation.
When your heart chakra is out of balance you may experience symptoms such as:
- Feeling lonely
- Being socially anxious or shy
- Being self critical and judgmental of others
- Holding grudges
- Feeling unable to give or receive openly and freely
- Lacking trust in others
- Being fearful of relationships
If you identify any of these factors in your own life then it might be time to consider whether you have a heart chakra blockage so that you can begin taking steps towards heart chakra healing.
How to unblock your heart chakra using affirmations
Thankfully we can take steps to unblock our chakras when we’re suffering from imbalances, and the heart chakra is no different.
So if you feel like you're suffering from a heart chakra blockage don't panic! As I said before, it's not a life sentence. There are many steps you can taking towards opening the heart chakra so that you can have a more fulfilling love life.
One of my favourite ways to unblock the heart chakra is of course by using heart chakra affirmations. These are affirmations that are targeted towards embodying feelings of love in order to heal this space.
To heal your heart chakra, you can repeat heart chakra mantras out loud or in your headspace daily and during meditation.
You may also choose to write down your affirmations to send powerful vibrations out to the universe using the law of attraction.
The most important thing to note about practicing heart chakra affirmations though is that you need to truly embody them and focus on tuning into the energy associated with the words.
It's not enough to just say the words and not feel them to be true. You need to try and connect to their energy throughout the process.
So with that being said, below are some of my favourite heart chakra affirmations for opening up your heart space!
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Heart chakra affirmations for opening up your heart space
Try practising these heart chakra affirmations to open up your heart space and clear a heart chakra blockage...
It might help you to choose one heart chakra mantra that you feel resonates most with your specific situation and stay consistent with that one before moving on to another.
- My heart space radiates powerful green light
- I am worthy of the purest love
- I direct love and light towards myself
- I live in harmony with all other beings
- I release and let go of all resentment
- I forgive myself for my mistakes and I grow from them
- There is an infinite supply of love
- I am fully open to giving and receiving love
- I love myself unconditionally
- My heart is open
- Love is my guiding truth and I follow it
- I choose love every single day
- I am united with all beings
- My heart is free from past hurt
- It is safe for me to love and be loved
- I am grateful for all of my blessings
- I create loving and supportive relationships
- I choose to see myself and others in a compassionate light
- My heart is filled with joy and gratitude
- I deeply, and completely, love and accept myself
Let me know your favourite heart chakra mantra and if there's any that you feel should make the list!
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