With the holidays looming on the horizon, many people experience an increased intensity of emotion vacillating between excitement and dread, with frequent overtones of overwhelm and anxiety.
This intensity can come from blocks, leaks, and other imbalances in the heart chakra. Located in the center of the chest, the heart chakra is the energy center through which you give and receive prana or life force energy. By bringing awareness to the heart chakra, you can make changes that will improve your holiday season as well as create good karma.
Pay attention to how energy goes out when you give and how the energy comes in when you receive. Notice when you overgive to the point of depletion or resentment. Notice when you don’t allow yourself to receive. Notice when you are you are selfish or greedy and either keep or take more for yourself than you are willing to share. Your heart knows how to be in balance; learn to listen to it. You will feel better.
Be very conscious where you spend your life force energy in the form of time and money. When you do your holiday shopping, instead of just thinking of how you can get what you need, see the dollars you spend as votes being cast for what you want to see in your community. Who are the merchants or organizations whom you value and enjoy? When you give them your time or your business, you not only get what you need; you also give them the support they need to continue their work. By sharing your resources with the businesses and organizations you love, you create a positive circle of energy that will bless you.
When you have meaningful and balanced exchanges with others, the prana or life-force energy flows out of your heart chakra and comes back to you, and you feel supported, joyful and at peace. This is a wonderful gift, and it’s one you give yourself!