February is Kindness Month for us here at Westcoast

Let’s put our best foot forward… and our best heart forward this month.  I propose we use our hearts to their best intentions this February.


But first, we must be aware of our own individual heart chakra.  Have you felt fatigued lately, after such a hectic holiday season?  Are you left feeling burnt out?  Have you felt closed off from family, coworkers, and friends?  Do you feel like you have nothing left to give?  This all may mean you are in need of healing first.


Our heart chakras are a conduit; it supplies energy that is often associated with love.  When that energy does not flow, when we see no energy being put out into the world, we must first heal ourselves.  Love cannot be given until we ourselves are taken care of.  So, let’s begin this month with self-love, or self-kindness.  By healing our heart chakra, we experience an upsurge in energy, love, positivity, compassion, and a sense of connectedness to life.

Heart chakra healing is often referred to as balancing, clearing, or opening.  The focus behind healing the heart chakra is to rehabilitate flow, energy, and overall balance.


Why we need healing?

Our heart chakras are overly susceptible to disruptions associated with love and relationships.  Each of us has a history of relationships from the moment we are born.  During our life, there’s a multitude of events that either have a negative or positive effect in regards to how we show love or relate to others.  As we travel through life and its various obstacles, there are two ways to cope: we either shut down or decrease the energy we dedicate to the issue at hand, or we rally and increase our energy to combat the situation.  These defense mechanisms get anchored in our chakras and ultimately hinder or improve our overall health and relationships.


I’m sure we can all come up with a simple list of five things we can each do to uplift our spirits!  Take a nice bubble bath, with some grapefruit oil or dried lavender.  Take three hours out of your weekend to read that book that has been lying on your night table for the past four weeks.  Call an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a long while, have an hour long chat.  Try a new hobby.  And of course, don’t forget, keeping up to with your yoga practices.


Restore your heart chakra by being kind to yourself.  That way, when you’re feeling up to it, you can then spread your love to those around you.


One step at a time, and keep things at your own pace!


Mantra: “I am becoming.  Each day, I work to make myself more the person I want to be.”

Categories: Wisdom Wednesday

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