Alexandrite Ring – Size 8
- Alexandrite Ring – Oval faceted .5x.4x.125″
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HEART CHAKRA
We are in relationship with everything. Relationship is part of our lives down to minutia! Obviously, we are in relationship with people, but less obvious is the relationship that we have with ourselves.
Our connection with other people has a multitude of levels, including friendship, neighbors, acquaintances, coworkers, employees, supervisors, authority figures, family, extended family and so on. Additionally, relationship exists between us and animals, nature in all its forms, and inanimate objects, such as cars, computers, TVs, sofas, recliners, beds and more. The less obvious connection with ourselves has just as many layers, but it takes conscious intention to uncover the awareness of the love we have for ourselves. And within all our connections there are emotions, reactions and feelings, as well as unconditional love.
All of our relationship connections come from the heart, which is the center of ourselves. It is the area in our “beingness” where a bridge exists. This bridge provides the connection from the lower three chakras of earth-centered connection to the upper three chakras of heaven-centered connection. It is the bridge connecting heaven and earth within our own consciousness. The heart center is love—pure love.
The heart chakra is the place where you hold the energy of Divine love, friendship, romance and love in every definition of the word. It is the place where you deal with how you are in relationship. At any given moment, you are in relationship with two parties: yourself and everyone else. Explore ways to optimize both of these relationships and learn how to create the most favorable set of circumstances to attract positive, nurturing, loving individuals into your life.
Though you are in relationship with everything and everyone, your most sacred relationship is the one you have with yourself.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo