Colour: Green, Pink, and sometimes Gold
Fundamental Principle: Devotion, self-abandonment
Body Association: Heart, upper back, thorax and thoracic cavity, lower lungs, the blood and circulatory system and the skin.
Gland: Thymus, which regulates and controls the lymphatic system
The 4th chakra (Heart Chakra) is located in the centre of the breast at the height of your heart. It is the centre of the entire chakra system and connects the LOWER (Physical & Emotional Centres) to the three HIGHER (Mental & Spiritual Centres.)
The Heart Chakra is a very important chakra. With the Heart Chakra, we find the capability to empathise and sympathise with others. We attune ourselves with the cosmic vibrations and perceive the beauty in nature, music, visual arts and poetry. Here, all images, words and sounds are transformed into feelings.
All yearning for deep intimate contact, oneness, harmony, love, even sorrow, pain, fear of separation or loss of love is expressed through the Heart Chakra. When completely opened, it forms the centre of true “unconditional” love.
When this “unconditional” love is connected with the higher chakras, it transforms itself into Bhakti, the Divine Love, which guides us to unity with this Divine Heart of all things in the universe. En-route toward this goal, our heart must learn to love, understand and accept ourselves (personality) which is the prerequisite to saying “yes” to others and life in general. All our experiences, wishes and emotions have a much deeper sense and purpose, which guide us to a loving acceptance that all feelings and expressions of life originate from the longing for love.
With every negation and rejection, we regenerate separation and negativity, whereas a positive and loving acceptance (a conscious “yes”) produces vibrations which neutralise (kill, so to speak) negative thoughts and feelings. Simply put, you can neutralise those intense feelings of grief, anger or despair with your loving, unbiased and undivided attention — positive thoughts and feelings.
With our Heart Chakra, we possess a great potential for healing others as well as ourselves. If you suffer from pain or illness, send the afflicted organ or area of your body your loving attention and it will help and accelerate the recuperation period enormously. If we can learn to love from the depths of our own heart and fully accept our entire personality, an opened Heart Chakra can have a spontaneous healing or transforming influence on ourselves and others.
The Heart Chakra radiates colours of green, pink, and sometimes gold. Green is the colour of healing and sympathy and harmony. If an enlightened person (ie. someone who can see human auras) perceives a clear, light-green in a person’s heart chakra, this would indicate a well-developed capability to heal, while a golden aura mixed with pink would show a person who lives in pure and selfless love of the Divine.
Within the Heart Chakra is the deepest and most vivid feeling of love. It also plays an important role in refining the perception of an open Third Eye, and it is for this reason that the spiritual schools in the East concentrate particularly on the opening of the Heart Chakra.