Valentines Day is just around the corner, and whether you love it or loathe it, it provides an opportunity for us to talk about love. For many, February 14th symbolises romantic love: the giving and receiving of cards and gifts between partners. However, it can also be an opportunity to explore love and emotion at a deeper level, within ourselves.
Love is not limited to romantic relationships, as we know. It includes friendship, love for family, compassion towards others, and of course self-love. Far from being a selfish action, learning to love ourselves, and attend to our emotional needs, is essential for us to truly offer love to others.
Is the past holding you back?
There are many emotions that we experience throughout our lives, which can affect how we love and who we love. There may be positive experiences where we have developed healthy emotional bonds with others, enjoying mutual love and support. There may also be negative emotions attached to situations where we have been hurt, let down, or engaged in obsessive or possessive love.
As we move through our lives, it is important to let go of any residual emotion that comes from negative experiences. Holding on to past emotions can hinder our ability to love unconditionally and to willingly receive love from other people. We can free ourselves of unwanted emotions by working to balance the Heart Chakra – the flow of energy that affects our emotional state and capacity to love.
Healing the Heart
Working with the Heart Chakra is all about locating and healing any negative emotions we are carrying. We use a number of techniques to bring priority emotions to the surface, which will then be used to guide healing work. This is an opportunity to discuss what’s behind the emotions, so our head can make sense of what our heart has revealed.
Balancing and clearing the Heart Chakra creates the opportunity for growth and self-development: to grow beyond the things that may be holding us back. We can then move to a place of acceptance, with a clearer mind and an open heart.
Living with Love
Healthy, loving relationships are about finding that delicate balance between love of others and love of ourselves. Whatever kind of