Do things--meditations, rituals, writing exercises, chanting, heart-focused mantras, showing kindness to others--to help you come into relationship with the heart. The heart pumps blood into your body to give you life, yet it's also the centre for unconditional love, compassion, forgiveness and tolerance.
Connected to grief, depression and heartbreak, sadness resides in the fourth or heart chakra, and begins in the chest, travelling to the throat and up to the eyes to form tears. Emotional wounds can arise here that stem from childhood or later. Sadness, when blocked in these areas of the body, can lead to heart or lung problems such as asthma, throat or voice problems, and eye issues.
We all experience the energy of the heart in different ways. Perhaps you feel a pulsing or warmth in your chest. Or perhaps you sense an expansion or a pleasing flicker of light.
Each day that you practice a heart-based ritual or mantra you can witness the heart awakening a little more. The more you understand the ways of the heart the easier it will be for you to fully open to others and to the world--and to invite magic into your life.