When we talk about Heart chakra we talk about the energy of love, forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, receptivity. The Heart chakra is also a place where our earth and spiritual aspirations are integrated, a place where we transcend our personal identity and the limitations of our ego; that is also a level where we are learning the discernment and appreciation of inner and outer beauty; a level where we can build and experience a truly deep and meaningful relationships.
Emotions which are associated with the level of Heart chakra are emotions of love, forgiveness, compassion, gratitude, understanding, awareness, care, acceptance and self-acceptance. On another spectrum we have heavy emotions, which can block and create the imbalance of the natural energy flow. These are emotions like grief, codependency, jealousy, envy, anger, resentment, holding grudges, loneliness.
These are the heavy emotions. When we want to bring essential oils we want to bring essential oils which have this powerful transformation energy. Essential oils which have the strongest affinity with Heart chakra are geranium, palmarosa, cypress, black spruce, bergamot, marjoram, manuka, rose, ylang ylang, neroli, jasmine, hyssop, goldenrod, cistus, helichrysum, melissa, myrtle.
Compassion: lavender, rose, goldenrod, neroli, marjoram, geranium, manuka
Love: rose, neroli, geranium, palmarosa, jasmine, helichrysum, myrtle, melissa
Acceptance: hyssop, goldenrod, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, myrtle, rose
Emotional release: ylang ylang, bergamot, black spruce, jasmine, melissa
Understanding and awareness: geranium, palmarosa, helichrysum, cypress, hyssop, jasmine, cistus, lavender, neroli
Forgiveness: jasmine, myrtle, helichrysum, melissa
Regeneration: neroli, geranium, manuka, rose, lavender
Gratitude: cistus, black spruce, cypress, goldenrod, geranium
Integrity: marjoram, hyssop
Kindness: marjoram, palmarosa, geranium, lavender
Grief and let go: cypress, black spruce, geranium
Harmony and balance: bergamot, geranium, hyssop, jasmine, cistus, lavender, marjoram, myrtle
Generosity: cinnamon, marjoram
Change: cypress, geranium, manuka
Peace: cypress, geranium, helichrysum, cistus, melissa, neroli, ylang ylang
To see how open is your Heart chakra the easiest way is to use a pendulum to read chakras. When you work with essential oils for energy balancing you can diffuse them and it’s one of the best way to benefit from the power of essential oils on energetic and emotional level, you can make sprays, apply them topically in a diluted form, make roller ball blends and use them as a perfume during the day or while meditating.
For example if you’re dealing with the energy of grief which is a very heavy emotion one of the best essential oils in my opinion if cypress and geranium. Cypress helps to heal past traumas, helps to let go of the past or anything you’re too attached to emotionally. Geranium helps to transform the energy from the heavy form to a lighter form, it also has the energy of rebirth, regeneration, new beginning. It also bring us the energy of understanding, compassion and awareness which is essential when you’re dealing with grief.
If you’re dealing with emotions like jealousy, envy or codependency, which a lot of times links to the acceptance issues, then choosing oils which are bringing us the energy of acceptance would benefit (hyssop, marjoram, goldenrod).
If you work with resentment, which is a very heavy energy, choose oils which are helpful in releasing heavy emotions from our heart like ylang ylang, black spruce, bergamot. These oils help to release emotions and transform them into the energy of forgiveness.
One of the exercises for forgiveness which I find to be very powerful. Close your eye and visualize a person who you resent to, tell to that person whatever he/she did to you and how it hurt your feelings, how did it make you feel and then say a magical word I forgive you. Witness the energy of forgiveness coming out of your heart and let go of all that negative emotions and see how it transforms it into the energy of forgiveness. Using essential oils during this exercise is very powerful.
When working with your Heart chakra you can combine essential oils also with minerals like green jade, rose quartz, calcite, peridot.
Have a beautiful day,