How to Unblock Your Heart Chakra on Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is around the corner. Some people believe the holiday is too commercialized or superficial. Not me!
I love to celebrate Valentine's Day no matter what my relationship status. It is a time to stop and appreciate the special people who I take for granted. It is also a time for introspection and self care.
We often associate blocked Heart Chakras with people who cannot find love or healthy relationships. This is true in many cases. However, plenty of people in relationships, marriages, and close knit families can get blocked Heart Chakras too.
In this article we will discuss both circumstances, and how to unblock the chakra for Valentine's Day and beyond.
Single on Valentine's Day due to a Blocked Heart Chakra
Being single doesn't mean you have a blocked Heart Chakra, especially if you are single and happy. Being single on Valentine's Day is great for many men and women. They embrace freedom and celebrate the occasion with friends or family. Some ignore the holiday altogether.
However, there is an entire population of people who are lonely and single on Valentine's Day. They lament the fact that they are alone. They despise watching other happy couples coo. They yearn for a soulmate or even just companionship.
Many of these people have a blocked Heart Chakra that prevents them from finding a partner. These are the ones needing self care to open up the flow of love.
Married with a Blocked Heart Chakra on Valentines Day
My husband and I are lucky enough to have our anniversary on February 13th. That means our celebration of love lasts even longer than most.
My husband is my soulmate, yet I feel my Heart Chakra is blocked this year. I need to focus my energy on opening the Heart Chakra so that we can deepen our relationship.
I'm married to my soulmate, so why is my Heart Chakra Blocked?
We have a newborn infant son! You parents out there know the newborn stage is a chaotic whirlwind that really puts your sanity on trial and shifts not only relationship dynamics but also personal identity.
Through the sleepless nights, endless diaper changes, differing parenting advice thrown at you (wanted or not), and constant fear that you are doing things wrong, it is easy to become out of balanced with misaligned chakras.
Married partners go through life's stresses and joys together. When times get tough, you have to bring your energy back to the heart center.
Relationships are dynamic - constantly changing and evolving. Just because you are in a relationship or married, doesn't mean you can neglect the Heart Chakra. Relationships are sensitive. They can sour easily if not preserved.
Opening the Heart Chakra is something you need to do frequently throughout your entire life. I for one will be focusing on the Heart Chakra this year more than ever, and I invite you to join me.
Valentine's Day Healing
Hearts and love abound during Valentine's season. So do the anti-Valentines parties, singles appreciation and the backlash of the commercialized holiday.
No matter where you stand on this day of love, your Heart chakra needs balancing. Crystals can help.
Imagine if your heart was totally open. You would love everything and everyone and nobody would be able to do wrong in your eyes. You would accept everything that exists in the world for what it is.
Those with a totally open heart are hard to come by. You may know people who are generous and loving, but they come with limits. Even these lovely have some kind of blockage in their Heart chakra energies. Perhaps they are blocked in the energy of self-love. Perhaps they are resentful of their financial situation. Perhaps they cannot fully love their neighbors.
While you may never achieve a perfectly open heart chakra flow, you can keep trying for your best.
Top 6 Gemstones for Valentine's Day
Here are a few of our favorite heart opening crystals, great for Valentine's day and every day:
As you can see, there is a running them in heart chakra stones: the colors green and pink. These are the colors that best vibrate with your Heart energies.
Top 6 Valentine's Day Gifts for Yourself or Partner
So let's be pretty in pink...and green. Collect these heart chakra stones in jewelry form, polished shapes and raw rocks, for yourself and everyone you have yet to thoroughly appreciate for bringing love into your life.
Our customers who have years and years of experience with powerful healing stones have reported these to be the best choices for love:
How to Open the Heart Chakra: Top 6 Methods
Once you have your top love crystals in hand, it's time to open your Heart Chakra.
I'm Single and Ready to Mingle:
1. Manifestation List with Affirmations
We recommend you make a Love Manifestation list. On this list, you write down what you want in your future relationship and partner. Include how you would like to feel, how you would grow as a person in this relationship, the adventures you would like to have with your partner, and major life goals you can achieve together.
Do NOT include superficial things like height, weight, hair color. Although you can hold an idea of what you would like in regards to physical traits, it is best to be open-minded. One of the top reasons your Heart chakra may have become blocked to begin with is because you placed emphasis on trivial things.
Even factors such as education and job should not be focal in your manifestations of a partner. You can definitely wish for a financially responsible or career motivated partner, but avoid specifics like he/she must be a doctor or lawyer. The first is broad and attainable while the second strategy will severely limit you and fill you with constant disappointments. Be very careful and review your manifestation and affirmation lists to filter out such self-sabotage.
With your Love Crystals in hand, repeat positive affirmations on a daily basis.
2. Crystal Layouts
When you place your love crystal directly on the heart, it has a powerful effect. Find a relaxing place and create the ambiance you desire. Perhaps you want to light a scented candle and listen to the sounds of the rain forest... whatever works for you.
If you have just one Love Crystal, place it on top of your chest. If you have several, place them all around you and lay in the center. Hold one in each hand as well.
Go into a relaxation self-meditation mode. Wash away the stress and fears and anxiety. Clear your mind of self destructive thoughts. Begin to focus on the type of person and relationship you wan to attract into your life.
The more and more you practice attracting something through visualization, the easier it is to recreate it in real life. We recommend you do Crystal Love Layouts as often as possible.
3. Gemstone Elixirs
For busy times when you can't manage affirmations and layouts, elixirs are a great go-to. Clean raw Rose Quartz chunks make a good choice to place in your drinking water. Leave the stone in there for one hour and your water will be filled with love energy vibration.
Alternatively, just place the stones around closely around the jug. When you drink this water, it will cleanse away your negative habits and fears, replacing it with love attraction energy.
My Relationship needs a Jolt:
4. Updating the Love Map
Are you friends with your partner? Do you know anything and everything about them? There's always more to learn.
Dr. John Gottman has researched marriages for decades and is now able to predict divorce with over 90% accuracy. What he found after studying thousands of relationships is that Friendship is one of the most important factors in making a marriage work.
With your love crystals in hand to amplify the process, it's time to update your Love Map. Spend time together talking about your past stories, current hopes and fears, and future dreams. If you need ideas, his book is filled with topics, questionnaires and methods. Of course you can also make up your own.
5. Love Crystal Grids around the Home
Forming love crystal grids in areas of the home where you spend time with your partner can help to enhance your relationship. If you both enjoy cooking together, grid the kitchen with pink and green stones all around. If you spend time chatting in the living room, be sure to feng shui with Rose Quartz and other gemstones. The bedroom may be the most popular place for love crystal grids.
The soothing energy of love crystals dissipates tension. It replaces anger, resentment, and criticism with a more peaceful vibe. Love Crystal Grids also remind you to focus on your partner each and every time they enters your line of sight.
If your partner doesn't believe in the power of crystals or doesn't want to actively engage in relationship work, Love Crystal Grids can still help. He or she sees them as just decorative pieces, while you know they are giving positive influence.
6. Photo & Crystal Gazing
Maybe you spend a lot of time away from your partner. Is the strain of a long distance relationship or mismatched work schedules starting to take a toll?
You can use your love crystals and a photo of your lover for gazing. It's your choice: you can gaze directly into the photo or directly into your love crystal. Perhaps you want to alternate.
As your mind relaxes, begin by giving appreciation to your partner for all his/her positive qualities. Allow the feeling of love and connection to grow in your heart. Visualize the future you want to build together.
If your partner is with you, you can gaze directly at each other if it's not too weird or funny, and he/she agrees!
The Way You Celebrate Love
Which Heart chakra stones are your favorite? How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? We would love to hear your stories and comments below.