HEALING THE HEART CHAKRA WITH CANNABIS: UNDERSTANDING THE LINK BETWEEN CANNABIS, HORMONE ABSORBSION AND SPIRITUALITY
HEALING THE HEART CHAKRA WITH CANNABIS
Author of Cannabis is The Human Companion Plant
By healing the heart chakra with Cannabis we are able to improve our immunity and uplift our emotional state of being. There is a direct connection between overall good health and our emotions. This paper explains how we can use Cannabis to heal the heart chakra to ensure excellent mental and physical health.
As humans we only have two main emotions from which all other emotions and feelings stem. These two are LOVE and FEAR. Fear is controlled by the ego and love is guided from intuition and spirituality. From love flow joy, hope, happiness, bliss, wonderment, truth, enlightenment, peace, love, unity, understanding, respect, loyalty and friendship. We can also receive harmony, creativity, self-confidence and positivity from the emotion of love. On the other hand, from fear we can expect things like hatred, jealousy, anger, confusion, unfulfillment, revenge, blame and negativity. 
There’s a way to overcome these symptoms of fear to avoid illness that involves healing the heart chakra with Cannabis.
“What is love?” ~ “The total absence of fear” said the master. What is it we fear?” “Love” said the master. Anthony de Mello
What is the Heart Chakra?
The fourth energy centre is situated in the exact region of the heart along the spinal cord. Physically and spiritually both the thymus gland and the heart are linked to this chakra. Some learned metaphysical students and shamans believe that this chakra is the seat of our soul. They claim that the heart chakra is the gateway to the soul and thus the seat of human emotions. It is definitely our centre of love, connectedness and forgiveness so perhaps there is some truth to these esoteric claims.
The heart chakra represents the divinity of unconditional love that is free of ego. A balanced heart chakra is necessary for spiritual growth and inner transformation. Green is the colour of the heart chakra and represents transformation and love energy. Green is associated with new life and natural surroundings in the creation. Working with the colour green can help us to heal the heart chakra. Colour therapy is an amazing tool to help us to heal from various diseases including cancer, brain injuries and even asthma. Scientists are starting to publish more research papers on spiritual topics. 
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.” ~ Carl Sagan
The energy produced by the heart chakra allows us to have meaningful relationships and to feel compassion and forgiveness for other people. On a physical level this energy also ensures an active immune system with a strong heart and healthy circulation.
What happens when the heart chakra is blocked?
The heart is the part of the body associated with the human emotional centre and particularly the emotion of love.  It can produce deep love and inner peace, but it can also produce great pain and emotional suffering. Emotions control our thoughts and our thoughts control our actions and words. Jesus Christ, Buddha and other spiritual leaders teach to be very careful of our thoughts because our thoughts control our lives.
When emotions become excessive or blocked-up then they can and often do become pathological and can cause disease in the body. The heart chakra directly affects the heart, lungs, chest, arms, and hands. The symptoms are experienced as poor circulation, high or low blood-pressure, and other heart and lung conditions. Breast cancer, asthma and immune disorders are also associated with a blocked heart chakra.
By healing the heart chakra we are also able to direct love back to ourselves
The heart chakra also holds all our painful emotions relating to traumatic events and life-stresses. A blocked heart chakra can affect the entirety of our being with symptoms manifesting as physical disease. Mentally a blocked heart chakra can result in co-dependency, manipulative behavior, feeling of unworthiness, and an inability to trust ourselves or others.
Healing the heart chakra also involves the ability to love oneself unconditionally. Truly we can only love others unconditionally if we love ourselves in the same way. It is so important to see ourselves as unique and extraordinary individuals with the capacity for great love.
When the heart chakra is open we feel surrounded by love, compassion, and joy. One might even experience feelings of connectivity to the world and universe. These things cannot be experienced if this chakra is blocked and the body is ill. We have to be serious about healing the heart chakra to see all of the beauty and love around us. Fear and all its relatives like bitterness, hatred, jealousy, anger, resentment and self-doubt are symptoms of an unhealed heart chakra. By consciously healing the heart chakra we feel loved and we are able to love others. This is vital to maintaining a happy mental, physical and spiritual existence. All creatures great and small need love because a life without love is an empty and lonely existence.
How does Cannabis heal the heart chakra?
Last week we learnt how Cannabis regulates the endocrine (hormone) and chakra systems. (https://mushigoatseedco.com/blog-cannabis -and-body-balance) Just to recap, this is why each endocrine gland is lined up alongside the chakra that it most influences. As stated before the heart chakra is aligned to the thymus gland and the heart, situated in the heart region.
The thymus gland is medically interesting because it does not stay with us for very long. After puberty this gland starts to shrink and is replaced by fat as it becomes part of the lymphatic system. But while it is active it has very important functions. Thymosin and thymopoietin are the hormones of the thymus, and they stimulate the development of disease-fighting T cells before we reach puberty. Thymosin also stimulates the release of pituitary hormones such as the growth hormones.
The heart also has endocrine functions and produces hormones that support the heart during times of stress and overload. Some of the hormones produced by the heart are atrial and brain natriuretic peptide, myostatin and serotonin. Stress to the heart centre directly affects our immunity.  People with blocked heart chakras tend to suffer from autoimmune diseases for example rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Cannabis can heal the heart chakra by regulating hormone absorption and balancing the immune system.
Cannabis heals the heart chakra through the biological process of hormone absorption
Dagga plays a crucial role in the activities of the endocrine system by regulating hormone absorption, balance and release.  We know that hormones control all aspects of growth, development and daily activities. They affect several bodily processes for example, growth and development, metabolism, appetite, mood, reproduction and even sexual function. The regulatory role of the ECS in the endocrine system is what gives Cannabis control over our ability to absorb hormones. This is how we explain why Cannabis can help people to sleep and how Cannabis can help us with stress. 
Cannabis and the ECS heal the heart chakra by modulating the effective uptake of the hormone serotonin. The “feel good hormone” that we need to make us feel better as its nickname suggests. The ECS, Cannabis and serotonin are intertwined with endocrine functioning and hormone absorption in the body. By healing the heart chakra we can overcome stress and low serotonin levels that can lead to heart disease.  Although 90% of our serotonin is produced in the gut the heart and pineal gland also produce this hormone. Some of our other feel-good hormones include dopamine, oxytocin, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and various endorphins in both men and women. To understand emotional pain and heartache we must analyze the influence of our hormones on our emotional control systems.Healing the heart chakra by using Cannabis can improve our ability to give and receive love
People with a strong heart chakra can move beyond feelings of vulnerability, regret or self-blame. They recognize that they deserve to experience love in all its forms. Cannabis can help us to live a full life with an open heart chakra. Imagine a life of mutually rewarding family bonds, colorful friends, deep romantic love and a healthy self-love! Cannabis can do all these things for us while healing the heart chakra at the exact same time.
Healing the heart chakra does require dedication but it’s definitely worth it
Part of healing the heart chakra and loving ourselves is letting go of bitterness, guilt and regret, in other words, learning to forgive. Forgiveness means that we choose to stop carrying that anger, hurt and other negativity around with us. We can never control other peoples’ actions, but we can control our own understanding and the way we react.
We can choose to either carry or release the emotional burden as we move on with our own lives. To forgive literally means to ‘give up’ that which we should never have held onto in the first place.
Forgiveness begins with the person who recognizes the offence. If only one person will dare to forgive then the problem could easily be resolved in a positive way. The person who dares to forgive automatically gains control of the situation because they will always find a divine solution. If we truly wish to permanently heal the heart chakra we must learn to forgive.
Good health cannot be accepted by a body that is filled with the toxins born of unforgiveness
Healing the heart chakra enhances our willingness to forgive and to show compassion. Cannabis is a known mood enhancer and has the ability to reduce verbal and internal hostility towards other people. By healing the heart chakra with Cannabis we automatically become more relaxed. A relaxed person is already in a better mood and less likely to become angry or anxious.
The physical and spiritual impact of bitterness
The biggest side effect of bitterness is the physical toll it takes on the body. Bitterness is now an official medical disorder and referred to as “Post traumatic embitterment disorder (PTED)”.  This label describes the pathological (uncontrollable) reaction to drastic life events for example, divorce, grief and loss of income. The cause of bitterness, loneliness and heartbreak can always be traced back to a blocked heart chakra. A bitter person is angry and unhappy because they cannot find forgiveness. Professor Carsten Wrosch of Concordia University in Montreal warns that bitterness is bad for our health. 
“When harbored for a long time,’ says Professor Wrosch, ‘bitterness may forecast patterns of biological dysregulation. A physiological impairment that can affect metabolism, immune response, organ function and physical disease.”
Healing the heart chakra with Cannabis ensures laughter because it stimulates the pineal gland and the heart to produce serotonin. It must be dreadfully difficult to be bitter when laughing but apparently “a bitter laugh” is a real thing! Cannabis opens the heart chakra and raises our vibration to increase psychic connection from one person to another. Being psychic doesn’t mean that we can make things happen but means that we are open to something happening. There is a link between laughter and healthy functioning of our blood vessels, because both Cannabis and laughter act as vasodilators. Healing the heart chakra with Cannabis can protect us against strokes and heart attacks.
The best way to heal the heart chakra is to spend more time in nature
Healing the heart chakra by spending more time with plants and animals is highly recommended. Remember that green is the colour of the heart chakra, and of nature. Wearing green or even wearing a green crystal at the heart level will help to heal the heart chakra. Eating green leafy vegetables and incorporating green into our homes and work environments also helps to heal the heart chakra. Key to healing the heart chakra is energizing the body, clearing emotions, increasing mental clarity and accessing expanded states of consciousness. All of these things can be achieved with Cannabis and can be done in harmony with nature.
The more love we can give out the more love we will receive
True unconditional love is unlimited in its potential for growth and expansion. The heart chakra governs our immunity and the ability to feel self-acceptance and unconditional love. It is through healing the heart chakra that we can fully manifest the totality of our divine energy.
A lot of people decide to shut down and build those proverbial walls around their hearts. We think that this will help us to never be hurt again. The problem with doing this is that the love that we wish to give can’t get out. In the exact same way as the love we wish to receive cannot get in.
“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” ~ Carl Sagan
Cannabis wants us to become aware of our connection to Mother Earth, and the entire universe but mostly to one another. The holy herb wants to redefine our idea of happiness because we have exchanged happiness for pleasure and love with desire. Cannabis wants to free all of humanity from the intense impact of life pressures on our existence. Our physical health is now at risk because of these life pressures. We should strive for an altogether new way of living. Where the true constant values of love shape the systems that govern the societies in which we live. By healing the heart chakra with Cannabis we become aware of all these encouraging events going on inside our bodies. We become aware that with Cannabis there is now new hope where there may not have been any hope before.
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