The Mid-Chakras – Living from the Heart
The lower energy centers 1 – 3
The mid energies – 4 and 5
The upper energies – 6 and 7
The lower three are the foundation or base for which all the actions in your life are taken.
The second group of chakras – heart chakra / throat chakra Group 2 of chakras or mid energies where we act from love and compassion.
Our actions and energies are motivated by these energy centers and can be underactive or overactive as we move throughout them depending on what we’re doing, our mood, who we are with. Which chakra you spend most of your energy in depends on the health of your body and mind as well as your spiritual evolution, and it can be the difference between a person who handles every situation with love and compassion versus someone who always feels like a victim handling everything from survival.
The Heart Chakra (#4)
is located at the center of the chest and is the focus for love and understanding and the Feelings that stem from love such as forgiveness, compassion, kindness, affection, balance, and harmony radiate from this point. This chakra also nurtures the feeling of unconditional or divine love, which goes beyond the physical.
When this chakra is open you work well in relationships creating harmony. When it is closed you have anger, hopelessness, judgment, distrust, and hate; when overactive you suffocate people with love and the love is probably for selfish reasons. You could also be overly sensitive and emotional if it’s overactive.
If intimacy frightens you, or if you have problems feeling empathy for others, this chakra is underactive. Heart disease or high blood pressure could be an indicator of problems here as well. To help balance this chakra since its color is green eat broccoli, kale, parsley, and other healthy greens. Try any of the compassion meditations or the meditation to find forgiveness and release resentment at www.theartofunity.com/meditations
The Throat Chakra (#5)
is located in the throat area between one’s chin and the top of the sternum and is linked to one’s powers of communication. Through this chakra, one can realize knowledge, truth, and wisdom and how these elements can be conveyed through thoughtful speech. It’s about your ability to express yourself. You could think of it as the pathway for your heart to realize itself or offer the message. (Just like your hands are for your brain, your communication can cure or kill.)
When it is open, you have no problems expressing yourself. When closed you speak negatively, feel like nobody cares about your opinions, and have a difficult time communicating; when overactive you speak excessively based on either superiority or inferiority. This chakra is associated with authenticity
If you have thyroid problems, sore throat there are issues here. Do you have a difficult time expressing how you feel? When an imbalance exists here people might say they have a lump in their throat or can’t find the words they are looking for. To balance this chakra since it is blue, eat grapes, blueberries, or blackberries.
Links for the Full Chakra Series (Clickable)