Core, courage, heart

February 12, 2013

in Chakras

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re revisiting posts about heart for Time Warp Tuesday, the monthly blog hop offered by Kathy at Bereaved and Blessed.

Kathy says this month that:

“Heart” can mean so many things. It’s at the core (from the Latin for heart) of our physical being. It’s the seat of courage (another “cor” derivative). It’s our physical, emotional and spiritual center. Have you ever written about heart, and if so, in what sense?

Early in my blogging career I wrote an 8-part series on the chakras, a sanskrit word meaning “wheels of light.” There are 7 major chakras of the body along the spinal column, starting with one at the base of the spine (the 1st or root chakra) and moving upward to the crown of the head (the 7th or crown chakra). The three lower ones are earthy, of matter, and the three upper ones are more spirit-oriented. The nexus of these upper and lower chakras is located at the 4th chakra, the heart center.

4th chakraThe Heart Chakra: Divine Power within You is my Time Warp post this month. If you’re having emotional issues around trust or resentment, physical issues in your heart or lungs, trouble forgiving someone or “getting over” something, or if you have victim patterns, you may find this a helpful post.  I drew from the work of Ethel and also of Caroline Myss, PhD. The post covers the qualities of the chakra, its color, seed sound, verb, Christian and Jewish parallels, and a healing thought or affirmation you can use as you clear and tune your heart chakra. The post also includes an exercise you might do to transform and release “icky” energy, and some thoughts on why and how to forgive.

May your heart overflow with love this week. Will you be my Valentine?

Click over to Time Warp Tuesday to read more posts about heart, and maybe even add your own (even if it’s no longer Tuesday).

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– This painting and the others in the the Chakra series were created by Lisa Brown-Olsen.

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a February 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

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Kathy February 12, 2013 at 1:52 pm

As I said in my comment on the post your chose to revisit for Time Warp, I am fascinated by what you shared about the Heart Chakra and look forward to reading the rest of your series on Chakras. I definitely could stand to work on some of the emotional issues related to this Chakra and will take to heart (pun intended) what suggested in your post. I hope that your heart overflows this week too and yes, I will be one of your Valentine’s! :) Thanks again for doing the Time Warp with me this month!

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Tammy and Parker February 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I love learning about this kind of stuff. I’m going to be reading your heart chakra post.

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Judy February 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Love this! Happy Valentine’s Day, Lori! :)

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Viola Saldanha February 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

Your heart chakra post is very interesting and has come to me just at a time when I would like to be reminded. I did yoga for a short while and as you must be aware, yoga is all about breathing and consciousness.

I liked the way you explained about ‘forgiveness’ I’ve practiced it, it’s difficult but beneficial.

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Kelly Queijo February 23, 2013 at 4:00 am

I love that yoga reminds us of the interconnectedness of what’s around and with in us.

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