The Heart Chakra is the seat of love. The emotion which creates the 'path of the heart'.
There is a lot of information out there on 'heart chakra'. There is also a lot of debate on 'whether chakras exist or not'. Here I will keep it to just this, I am sharing my experiences with my readers here and I believe in the existence of chakras, have felt their movement within me and in people I heal.
In most of the healings I have noticed that people have their heart chakras with shadows, either blocked, moving in the wrong direction or moving erratically.
Deep hurt and emotional pain can lead to one shutting down the feel centre. Relationships are a great source of joy as well as sorrow. Unlimited and unfulfilled expectations from our family, friends, colleagues etc. lead us to disappointments, frustration and sadness. The ideal situation is to have no or very few expectations from people around you but it is next to impossible to do that. We are not supposed to live a life in isolation and mutual dependence and expectations are expected.
What is to be done then ? My take on this with the experience I have had while interacting with all the people who came to me for healing is that we need to live through the emotions and deal with them and resolve them as they keep popping up. Blocking out emotions or pretending that they don't hurt you, does not work for us.
One good exercise while healing people is to make them live through their traumas/hurts and pains they may have gone through since childhood.
Going back to the heart chakra, it is definitely all about loving abundantly as well as being ready to receive love. Old pains related to people letting you down does not allow us to open up to love.
Reiki healing for heart issues helps us to get centered.
Meditating with the Lotus Mudra helps in the heart opening for love and kindness.
Quoting my favourite poet Rumi on loving and being loved -
those who don't drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take in sunset like supper,
those who don't want to change,
that old trickery and hypocrisy.
I you want to improve your mind that way,
I've torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away.
wrap your beautiful robe of words