In this article, we will look into green crystals that are connected to the The Chakras - illustration courtesey of https://creativecommons.org/about/global-affiliate-network/heart chakra, located in the chest area. This chakra is all about compassion, healing, true giving, inner harmony, and environmental awareness.

When the heart chakra is in balance, people find it easy to give and receive love. They are open to other’s feelings and empathize with them.  In short, these people possess emotional intelligence. We live in such a self-absorbed society where acts of kindness are getting rarer. This is definitely a chakra that many people would do well to focus on.

‘True givers’ are often seen by others as an easy target to exploit. But the natural act of giving and wanting the best for the other person is rewarded 1000-fold.  This  ‘pay-back’ usually comes from a very different, unsuspected direction. The Buddist philosophy calls it Karma.

But the reason for ‘giving from the heart’ is all about sowing harmony and happiness. Following this principle will create a ‘happy bubble’ that follows the giver around, especially if it is done in a quiet, selfless, and humble way. 

If the heart chakra is unbalanced, people become greedy, self-centered, and develop a me-first-attitude. This possessiveness shows itself when people think they do good, but don’t actually look what is best for the other person.  In the end, the act of giving is all about them and not the person who receives it. They simply become  ‘egotistical benefactors’.

Another form of an unbalanced heart chakra is being over-sentimental, drama-queen-like and consumed by fits of jealousy and envy. Have you ever heard the phrase – green with envy – well then the heart chakra is definitely not in balance!

Physical effects are pain or tension in the upper back area, anything to do with the chest, circulatory issues such as blocked arteries, varicose veins, high and low blood pressure, and problems with lymph glands also connect to this chakra.

Here are some of my favourite crystals to wear or add to drinking water: 

The Emerald is probably the first green stone that springs to mind. The Ancient Egyptians already treasured this crystal and worshipped it as a symbol for eternal life. Cleopatra for example wore a lot of emeralds and these are best worn out of sight, in a pocket close to your heart. Its aim is to revive the passion and rekindle lost love.

The Emerald gemstone: is a popular stone for older women, a symbol of eternal beauty, inner strength and love, and usually worn as a ring.

The Eilat Stone: This is the national stone of Israel and closely associated with King Solomon. He was famous for his rulings and communication skills. This stone reflects this skill and is an ideal present for someone who practices law or is in a position of power. This could be a head of an organization,  a headteacher,  politician, or public speaker. Ideally, the Eilat stone should be worn around the neck or in a pouch close to the heart, but it is also suitable as a ring. It boosts confidence and authority. On the physical side, it helps with sinus and mouth infections, fevers, and arthritis.

Jade: There are different types of Jade, but all are suitable for the heart chakra.

The Bowenite Jade is a bright, fresh mid-green stone. At the Imperial Russian court, this stone served as a symbol of beauty and tough love. It is also a practical stone as it helps with commercial enterprises and boosts confidence. It is very useful to keep it on a work desk to make ‘wise and kind decisions’.

Imperial Jade is a rare and expensive jade and a favourite stone of Chinese emperors. Again it is seen as a symbol of immortality, health, and authority. Young adults are encouraged to wear a Jade stone to help them find their right partner in life.

Olive Jade if your budget does not stretch to the Imperial Jade this stone is much more affordable. It is a great help in troubled times such as going through a divorce or other emotional turmoil. It gives strength. Also a very useful crystal for people who suffer from panic attacks and phobias. Traditionally olive jade was given to the other party as a peace offering to warrant a permanent reconciliation.

The physical benefits of Jade are help with kidney and bladder problems, weak immune system, blood sugar and diabetes, and avoiding memory loss in old age.

Malachite:  This bright green stone is rather common and very helpful for everybody who is in emotional distress and suffers from depression. In the Middle Ages, the affected person had to hold this stone and speak of their fears and sorrows. Then they had to leave the stone next to the outside porch. During the night all their ‘fears’ were being blown away with the wind. If life only was that easy!

But what the story tells us, that it is often a question of mindset. I  suggest you wear a malachite in combination with deep breathing exercises and a good dose of positive thinking, together with a healthy food intake and plenty of exercise in the fresh air.

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