Middle Heart Chakra

1 Symbolism

:: Opening Heart/Love/Green Chakra
Positive - Sees the bigger picture: forgiving and patient, does excellent work without falling into perfectionist, accepts self and others.

Negative - Hypercritical: judges self and others against perfectionistic standard, lost in petty details.
:: The Use Of The Colour Green
Green is combination of blue and yellow mediates between heat and cold, high and low. It's a comforting refreshing human colour. Green brings hope in spring; it's the nurse of the human race. It is the colour of plant life rising afresh from the regenerating and cleansing waters to which baptism owes all its symbolic meaning.
Green is the colour of awakening of life. The colour of hope, strength and of longevity. To balance the one against the other is the secret of balance between mankind and nature. Environmentalist green parties. Abundance. These marvelous virtues of green suggest that this colour hides a secret and that it symbolizes deep and hidden knowledge of nature and of fate.

Good Green
* Green light - go, permission to proceed (with a task)
* The green room - in theater or televisions it is the room where performers and guests go to relax
* Green thumb - good with plants
* Greenback - US dollar bill, money
* Greener pastures - something newer or better (or perceived to be better), such as a new job

Bad Green
* Green-eyed monster - jealousy
* Green with envy - jealous or envious
* Green - inexperienced, untested, untrained
* Greenhorn - novice, trainee, beginner
* Green around the gills - pale, sickly
:: Issue
Love, wisdom and forgiveness, ability to heal yourself and others.
:: Metaphysical Law
The Law of Integrity
Integrity means living and acting in alignment with spiritual law and with our highest vision, despite impulses to the contrary. From the heart of integrity, we recognise, accept, and express our authentic interior reality, inspiring others not with words, but by our example.
:: Symbolic Colour
Click to enlargeGreen is combination of blue and yellow. Green mediates between heat and cold, high and low. It's a comforting refreshing human colour.
Green brings hope in spring; it's the nurse of the human race. It is the colour of plant life rising afresh from the regenerating and cleansing waters to which baptism owes all its symbolic meaning.
Green is the colour of awakening of life. The colour of hope, strength and of longevity.
To balance the one against the other is the secret of balance between mankind and nature.
Environmentalist green parties. Abundance.
These marvellous virtues of green suggest that this colour hides a secret and that it symbolizes deep and hidden knowledge of nature and of fate.
:: Positive Aspects Of The Heart
Inner peace and harmony with great compassion and expression of love, (including love of self) balance, fertility of the mind, craftsmen, working with hands, new beginnings in life, nature lovers.
:: Negative Aspects Of The Heart
Represents changes that you do not like, nervous, fear, stress and sadness.
:: Musical Note
Each chakra vibrates at a different frequency. When in balance, the chakra will resonate with the musical note F.
:: Moon Cycle and Season
Click to enlargeLizard Moon 13th December to 9th January.
Keywords Balance, Organise and Equality.
:: Element
:: Aztec's Deities / Mayan God's
Click to enlargeMictantecutli - God of Death
Represents flow, fluidity and movement.
:: Suggested Sacred Sites/Holy Wells
Acropolis and Hierapolis
:: Where is your Green
Are you wearing Green today?
Do you have this colour in your wardrobe?
Does this colour feature regularly in your life?
How do you feel about this colour?

2 Patterns and Balance

:: Planet
Chiron - Your state of health, Christ said, "We would need to enter the kingdom of heaven through the eye of a needle".

Positive Traits - Modest and shy, meticulous and reliable, practical and diligent, intelligent and analytical.

Negative Traits - Fussy and a worrier, over-critical and harsh, perfectionist and conservative.

Keywords - Critically, analytically, carpingly.
:: Astrological Sign
Virgoans are in constant motion due to their abundant nervous energy. It is vital that this energy finds a positive outlet; otherwise it will be frittered away in restless twitchiness. Virgoans should also learn to centre themselves and achieve inner calm. If they don't, tension can be a sever problem and mixed with the almost inevitable Virgoan worry, will lead to nervous upsets. Worry is the root of most personal problems for these individuals and is best countered by their analytical, critical and practical qualities.
:: Astrological Wheel - Known As The Sixth House
6th House - Regulates how we exist on a day-to-day basis, daily rituals and routines and habits. It has to do with the body-mind relationship, with the connection of our animal self to the earth. It's a house of craft and technique, above all of usefulness - what you do (work, occupation). It's the journey of discovery of what you have to work on in yourself. It's not just occupation; on the soul level it's what you have to do to work on yourself.
:: Archetypal Patterns
What are the Archetypes?
They are patterns of the psyche that make up an energetic realm that you were assigned to before you were born. The Universe works on our behalf through archetypal patterns. We each have personal mythologies. Eg Michael Jackson - Peter Pan, the eternal child!

The pattern of this type is that we all serve someone or something. Essentially which enchanting to our life, these archetypes can fall within Mother, Poet, Child, Fool and Indentured Servant.
:: Numerology
6 Vision and Acceptance
Acceptance is recognising that whatever happens and however we respond, it is precisely what we need for our highest good and learning.

Positives - Family oriented, responsible, romantic, and nurturing.
Negatives - Very opinionated and easily taken advantage of.
Careers - Teacher, personal assistant, caterer.
:: Shadow Chakra
Inability to give/receive unconditional love. Not able to breathe in the new until grief/pain released. Withholding the capacity to forgive yourself and others. Envy and hatred.
:: Light Chakra
Empathic abilities, sensing other peopleís emotions/feelings. Love and beauty seen in all living beings. Compassion being your heartís desire.
:: Your Middle Heart Is Out Of Balance When
You are melodramatic.
You have no respect for nature, creatures and animals.
Your attitude is martyrdom, "Iíve made so many sacrifices for you...."
You love with conditions, "I'll love you if....." or "You wouldnít do that if you loved me"
You are afraid to 'let go'

3 Physical Balance

:: Location In The Body
Centre of Sternum
:: Body Parts/Glands and Organs
Thoracic Vertebrae T3 to T6, Ribs, Heart, Lungs, Immune System, Oesophagus, Breasts, Nervous System, Lymphatic System.
:: Empowering Affirmations
And a poet said "Speak to us of beauty and he answered, where shall you seek beauty and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide".
:: Crystals And Minerals
Click to enlargeCrystals can be used in many ways, we suggest you intuitively place on your body or carry in your pocket, place around your bed at night time or add it to your drinking water!

Aventurine - A good protector of the heart. Release emotionally suppressed trauma. Provides balance between the male and female energies.
Emerald - Known as a 'stone of successful love', providing harmony in the home and instills sensitivity within the self and others. It can be used to stimulate and activate the heart chakra. It has been used in the treatment of disorders associated with the heart and lungs.
Kunzite - This stone has parallel striations running through the length, this indicates a rapid energy moves through it. When placed on the heart chakra, kunzite has the ability to penetrate emotional blockages, especially good for letting go of fears and sorrows.
Rose Quartz - A loving compassionate stone; brings comfort, understanding and nourishment to the heart. Carry around you when feeling vulnerable and emotionally unstable, allow the soft loving energies gently penetrate and heal.
:: The Use Of Essential Oils
Heartburn - Cardomon and Black Pepper
Respiratory System - Frankincense and Eucalyptus
Panic Attacks - Lavender
:: Foods - A Good Way To Feed Your Chakra
Click to enlargeGreen vegetables contain chlorophyll, fiber, lutein, zeaxanthin, calcium, folate, vitamin C, calcium, and Beta-carotene. These nutrients reduce cancer risks, lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, normalise digestion time, support retinal health and vision, fight harmful free-radicals and boost immune system activity.

Apples, limes, grapes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, leeks, peas, celery, artichoke.
:: The Use Of Natural Remedies
Create your own herbal infusion, tincture, cream or ointment.

Cardiovascular - Hawthorn
Sore Breasts - Black Cohosh, St. John's Wort oil, Vitamin B Complex, Calcium and Magnesium
Coughs and Colds - Echinacea
Respiratory Infections - Slippery Elm
:: Homeopathic Remedies
Grief: Arnica, Ignatio, Lachesis, Nat Mur
Palpitations: Staphisagria.
Heartburn: Sulphur, Phosphorus.
Shock: Aconite
Sensitivity: Lac can
:: Flower Essences
Click to enlargeAnxiety to serve others to the exclusion of ignoring the self - Centaury (Bach), Philotheca, Alpine Mint Bush(Australian Bush Flower)
Repeating mistakes - Chestnut Bud (Bach), Isopogon(Australian Bush Flower)
Loneliness - Heather (Bach), Illawara Flame Tree, Tall Yellow Top(Australian Bush Flower)
Easily influenced - Walnut
:: Mayan Magnetic Tone 6 - Rhythmic Tone
Rhythmic Tone of Equality
Balance Energy
- Flow
Keywords - Balance, organise, equality
Mayan Name - Uac

Power - Immerse and let yourself flow with the natural rhythm of life, cycles of nature, all that ascends and descends, death and rebirth, the continual movement of the cosmic balance.
Guidance - Organise resources and life with efficiency and effectiveness.
Query - Do you go with the flow, are you 'holding on' to something or someone?
:: Totem Helper
Hummingbird - Tireless Joy and the Nectar of Life
:: Practical suggestions
Put some green in your life when you want:
* a new state of balance
* feel a need for change or growth
* freedom to pursue new ideas
* protection from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others

4 Mystical

:: Chant/Prayer
Click to enlargeYa-Salaam - God The Source of Peace.
:: Dualism - Two Basic Opposing Elements
I am bound to win but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live up to what light I have. By Abraham Lincoln.
:: Metaphor
It is impossible to help another without helping yourself or to harm another without harming yourself.
:: Faith
About 570CE there was a new prophet born, who was called Muhammad. Muhammad was considered by the Muslims to be last of the chain of prophets, who had come to restore the true religion. This was regarded as the final stage in the evolution of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic monotheistic Tradition. "There is no God but God, and Muhammad is his Messenger. The sacred book of Islam, known as the Holy Qur'an, received a series of revelations to Muhammad and this tells of Abraham and Ishamel built together the holiest Sanctuary in Islam, the Ka'bah. This is thought to be the site of Adams's original place of worship. In the Qur'an, Abraham was told by God that the Ka'bah should be a place of Pilgrimage and it was regarded as a holy place by the Arabian Tribes. Muhammad life story was important to the Muslims, as his character is said to be a model of the teachings in the Qur'an. Allah (God) is the focus and sole authority, not Muhammad's to recite the Qur'an is thought to have a healing and soothing effect. This also brings about protection, guidance knowledge according to Muslim tradition. When reciting the Qur'an it is said that you have to be in a purified state, this is because the words are so powerful that the one who recites this takes on a great responsibility. It is said that the Qur'an should be learnt as a child, (when the memorisation of this is the easiest) and when the power of the words will help to shape one's life. Also another part of the Islamic religion was Sunni-Shi'te split. After Muhammad's death, the Muslim community began to divide, due to an issue who would succeed Muhammad. Sunni - who follow the elected caliphs are 'the people of the Sunnah'. They are traditionalists who emphasize the authority over the Qur'an. The Sunnis believe that Muhammad without electing a successor to the ummah, being the Muslim community. The Caliphs are not a replacement for the Prophet, he is the leader of worship and administrator of the Shari'ah, Sacred law of Islam. Shi'ites are devoted to the memory of Muhammad's close relatives, these being Ali, Famita (Prophets daughter) and their sons Hasan and Husayn. The Shi'ites do not recognise the Sunni caliphs, they pay their respects to the seven or Twelve Immans (leaders, guides). Ali, Hasan and Husayn were the first three. The Shi'ites believed that there were twelve Immans, who were legitimate successors to Muhammad.
Sufism is the mystical path of Islam, which is said to date back to the time of the prophet. As well as studying the Qur'an, Sufis study their own hearts and the world around them. Life is a book filled with signs, divine symbols, and elements of beauty, which speak to people who understand. Sufi teachings come from the heart of mystical experiences, defying ordinary logic. Paradox, metaphor, world of creative imagination, an expanded sense of reality. Sufi thought is expressed through poetry is the way of the Sufi expressing their connection with the Divine. Rumi was the thirteenth century member of the Mevlevi Dervish Order in Turkey (famous for Whirling Dervishes). Their dances lead to transcendental rapture, who was also a master of mystical poetry.
The aim of Sufism is to become purified of self, that one perfect mirror for the divine attributes. Its practice is called Dhikr. It is about stirring the heart and piercing the solar plexus The seat of the ego, this is done by movements of the head and Continually repeating La Ilaha Illa Alla (There is nothing except God)
Sufism carries the inner practice of Islam, the outer practice is forth in the shari'ah, the straight path to the Divine Law.
The Five Pillars of Islam.
1. Shahadah - There is no God but God.
2. Daily Prayers.
3. Fasting.
4. Zakat - Spiritual tithing in Islam
5. Hajj - Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca.