How to Know If Your Heart Chakra is out of Balance

Here are some signs that your heart chakra may be imbalanced:

  • You may find yourself neglecting your own needs in an effort to please others, denying yourself of your own wants and desires. This can lead to feelings of resentment and bitterness, and you may feel like others don’t know how to care for you in the way that you need.
  • You fixate on others by always being a caretaker and putting their needs before your own. You may hope that doing so will earn you their love. You may have thoughts like, “Maybe if I do this, then they will love me,” “Why do they treat me so poorly when I do everything for them?” or “Why can’t I ever do enough for you?”
  • You may yearn to be loved by someone. Perhaps you spend a lot of time thinking about how and when you will find “the one”. You seek reassurance, validation, and approval from those closest to you. When you don’t get it, you may feel devastated and rejected, which only affirms to you that you are not lovable.
  • You may hold onto relationships for far too long, hoping that one day that person will come around and treat you the way you want to be treated.
  • To protect yourself, you may avoid getting too close to others. This can manifest as feeling disconnected from others, struggling to form meaningful relationships, walking away from a relationship anytime they do something you don’t like, being critical or judgmental of others, and struggling with trust or commitment in relationships.
  • You withhold love and affection from others and struggle to understand why no one reciprocates, always waiting for someone else to make the first move.
  • You dwell on the past, longing for a time when you were loved. You might find yourself feeling angry and betrayed, constantly bringing up how terrible your past was. You may blame others for not loving you enough.
  • Ultimately, you may feel empty, unworthy, or unloved to the core of your being.

These signs indicate that your heart chakra may be imbalanced. Neglecting your own needs to please others, fixating on others, yearning to be loved, holding onto unhealthy relationships, avoiding getting too close to others, withholding love, dwelling on the past, and feeling empty or unloved all contribute to an imbalanced heart chakra. 

By recognizing these signs, you can begin to work on balancing and healing your heart chakra through practices such as self-love, vulnerability, and Reiki sessions focused on opening the heart.

Opening Your Heart Chakra

Opening your heart chakra can be a transformative experience, allowing you to access a deeper sense of love and connection. By focusing on this powerful energy center, you can begin to heal emotional wounds and cultivate a more positive outlook on life. The key to opening your heart chakra is through self-love and self-acceptance. You can use the five stages of grief to achieve this.

Stage 1: DenialIn this stage, you may ignore certain parts of yourself, which can cause a lot of fear and anxiety. You may label these parts of yourself as wrong or bad and try to hide them so that no one can see them. This may protect you from pain, loss, and change. If you are rejecting a part of yourself, it’s important to gather resources for support

Stage 2: Anger When we feel angry, we often feel betrayed and tend to blame our parts for the circumstances we find ourselves in. These parts may seem to have appeared out of nowhere. While this anger can be self-directed, it can also be directed towards others. The only way to move through your anger is to allow yourself to experience it and express it in healthy ways.

Stage 3: Bargaining Bargaining often involves making agreements with our parts in order to keep ourselves safe. For example, with regards to our heart chakra, this may manifest as resolving to avoid relationships or telling ourselves that we need to try harder to get our need for love met. However, these bargains we make with ourselves do not serve us and often create further separation from getting our needs met. Ultimately, in an effort to open our hearts, we may end up blocking ourselves.

Stage 4: Depression When we begin to recognize that the patterns or deals we make with ourselves are not effective, we become exhausted, sad, and may even give up. We engage in denial, anger, and bargaining to avoid reaching this stage. However, once we get there, the only option is to feel the pain. It will only dissipate after working through these emotions.

Stage 5: Acceptance You’ve made it! Through all the difficulty of the other stages you come out on the other side at peace with what is. Acceptance is freedom. You are free to choose and act in a way that supports you. Finally, you’ve integrated your parts and can look forward to what’s next.

This involves recognizing the various parts of yourself, understanding how you feel about each part, and identifying what each part needs. Each of these parts may go through the five stages of grief, which are also the five stages of acceptance. To achieve self-acceptance, you must allow yourself to move through each of these five stages. It is possible to be in more than one of these stages at once and to wobble between stages.

Once we learn to apply the five stages to ourselves for self-love and self-acceptance, we can then start to apply them in many different areas of our lives. For example, we can use the five stages to process the loss of our dreams, our failures, and unmet goals. We can also use them to process the loss of a loved one, relationships, or painful experiences.

In conclusion, opening the heart chakra through Reiki can be a powerful tool for healing emotional wounds and cultivating a deeper sense of love and connection. Recognizing the signs of an imbalanced heart chakra and using the five stages of grief for self-love and self-acceptance can help you achieve a more positive outlook on life.

Remember that healing takes time, and it’s okay to ask for support when you need it. With regular Reiki sessions and a focus on self-love, you can experience greater peace, joy, and fulfillment in your life.

Did you gain any new insights about opening your heart chakra? Send me a DM and let me know if you find this week’s guidance helpful!

How the Power of Reiki Heals the Heart Chakra

A Story of Love, Loss, and Intuition

Have you ever lost someone you love?

It can be emotionally and physically tough. You might experience feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, and fatigue. Everyone’s experience is different, and it can take time to heal. Sometimes, we hold onto these losses for years, as the heaviness in our hearts grows and our physical bodies deteriorate.

Remember that it is okay to feel these things, and it is important to take the time you need to grieve. If you need support, it is okay to ask for it too.

I want to share a story about Sofia, one of my clients who came to me seeking healing from a recent loss. When I met her, Sofia was processing the loss of a precious love that few are lucky enough to experience, but we’ve all had a taste of.

A few years prior, she had met a man and they fell deeply in love. Their love was deep and profound, and they connected in ways she had never experienced before. This man had the capacity to love her for all that she is. Unfortunately, their love was unfairly cut short due to his chronic illness. Sofia is a powerful intuitive empath and she knew when he received the diagnosis that she needed to have closure with him before he passed away, and she was lucky enough to get that. However, after his loss, she couldn’t shake the feeling that there may have been something she could have done to prevent it.

As intuitives, we sometimes experience “knowings” like Sofia did, of knowing something is going to happen before it does. These intuitive knowings can be extremely difficult to experience and make sense of. Some people find them frightening and wonder why they seem to encounter so much pain and suffering. This can lead to self-blame, thinking that somehow their knowing may have caused the experience. Some people, like Sofia, feel guilty, thinking that the knowing was supposed to somehow help them prevent the loss from happening. I’ve talked to people who experience these intuitive knowings and wonder why bad things always seem to happen to them, and get angry at the Universe for forewarning them. What we often don’t realize is that these knowings serve a purpose that actually benefits us.

As intuitive empaths, we experience our emotions deeply. Our intuitive knowings often intensify those feelings. When we grieve, we carry it in our hearts. Emotions such as sadness, anger, guilt, and blame can build up and weigh us down, blocking the heart chakra.

The healing process for grief takes time. You’ve probably heard of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. If not, I’ll expand on them below. As Fritz Perls says, “The only way out is through.” Luckily, Reiki can help you move through this process with more ease. You don’t have to experience or hold onto your suffering.

When Sofia came in for her session, I knew she needed a focus on healing and opening her heart chakra. Here’s what that looks like.

Behind the Scenes of a Reiki Session Focused on Opening Your Heart

Healing energy will always go to wherever it is needed for the best and highest good of the receiver.

During any Reiki session, the healing energy will always go to wherever it is needed for the best and highest good of the receiver, regardless of the intention.

However, setting an intention for the session can help guide the healing towards specific areas. Today, I’m sharing what a Reiki session focused on the heart chakra would look like.

During a session focused on opening your heart chakra, I will work to balance your energy and release any blockages in this area. 

The heart chakra serves as a bridge between the upper and lower chakras, balancing the physical world with the spiritual. When this chakra is blocked, it can hinder our ability to connect with our physical bodies or shut down our connection to Spirit. 

Therefore, I will also evaluate the flow of energy into and out of the heart chakra, as well as any other chakras that it may be connected to and that could be contributing to disturbances in your energy flow.

This involves using gentle touch and visualization techniques to direct Reiki energy to the heart chakra, which is located in the center of the chest. Singing bowls, rose quartz, or Reiki symbols may also be used to assist in opening up the heart chakra. Additionally, I often incorporate essential oils to increase awareness of the heart space and support the healing process. When working with grief, I use a special blend from DoTerra called Console. This oil is designed to provide support during times of grief, and I find that it helps to soften any overwhelming feelings of sadness and makes them easier to process.

During a heart-opening session, you may experience various sensations, such as warmth or tingling in the chest area. You may also feel emotions such as sadness, grief, or joy as blockages are released and energy flows more freely through the heart chakra. It’s normal to experience an emotional release and begin to cry, as these releases are beneficial for the body and signify that you’re ready to move through the emotion and release it. 

When emotions arise, I hold space and breathe with you as you move through them until the feelings pass and you return to a state of balance. If needed, we can also discuss the emotions that arise to help you process anything that is coming up for you. Sometimes, your guides will come through with a message or reminder to support you in healing and opening your heart.

After the session, my hope is that you feel a greater sense of peace, openness, and connection to others. It is also possible to feel deeply emotional following the session and find yourself needing more time to process these emotions. This is a sign that Reiki sessions should be continued, as there are often layers of healing that need to occur. 

You may also notice improvements in your relationships and learn to communicate more openly and compassionately with others. With regular Reiki sessions focused on opening the heart chakra, we can build on these important skills so that you can continue to receive more love and abundance in your life.

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How I Embraced the Art of Receiving to Create an Abundant Life

Do you ever feel like you are constantly giving to others without receiving the abundance and positivity you deserve in return?

If so, you are not alone. Our society often places more value on giving than receiving, particularly for women and empaths who may feel pressure to prioritize the needs of others over their own.

However, being open to receiving abundance and positivity is just as crucial as giving it. By shifting your focus towards receiving and cultivating a mindset of abundance, you can attract more positivity and fulfillment into your life.

To learn more about how to achieve this, scroll down for some helpful tips!


Growing up, I was taught that the needs of others should always come before my own. This value was instilled in me by my role models and by the religion I grew up in. As someone who was assigned female at birth, I felt the pressure to fulfill traditional feminine roles, such as becoming a stay-at-home mom like my mother.

Although my mother was content in this role, she had to give up some of her dreams, such as becoming a fashion designer. It was implied that she had to choose between family and school, and she chose family. For most of my childhood and early adulthood, I believed that I too would have to make the same choice.

Despite doing well in school and attending college, I saw these accomplishments as just a means to fill time until I met a man who would support me in becoming a stay-at-home mom. It was not until later that I began to question this traditional way of life and to consider my own aspirations and desires.

Even after discovering Reiki, which became a significant part of my purpose, I still defaulted into these traditional roles. I got married young and put nearly all of my energy into taking care of my husband, who was a drug addict with narcissistic tendencies. During those years, I neglected my own needs and self-care in an effort to force the life I was supposed to want.

Despite all of my efforts, I felt completely dissatisfied with life. I lacked fulfillment in both my work and relationships. It seemed that every area of my life was lacking, and abundance felt like an unattainable promise.

It wasn’t until I realized that I had been so focused on giving to others that I had neglected my own self-care, and was blocking my ability to receive. Receiving isn’t about how much you give to others, hoping that you’ll gain something in return. It’s about putting your own needs, goals, and desires first so that you can receive. As a result of receiving more, you then become able to give more.

By prioritizing my own needs and taking time for myself, I was able to create the abundant life I have today. Although some aspects of my current life align with my initial vision, much of it has evolved beyond my original expectations. Furthermore, I have attained more than I ever could have imagined.

It took a lot of work to get to where I am now. This involved consistent self-care, constantly improving my boundaries, and saying no to things that did not align with my values or goals. I also had to identify the many limiting beliefs that were holding me back from the life I wanted.

A lot of these beliefs were generated by the conditioning I mentioned earlier. Finally, I learned how to ask for help and support from the right people who could help me align with my true, authentic self.


Have you ever had a realization similar to mine, where you were so focused on giving to others that you neglected your own self-care? Did you know that this behavior actually blocks your ability to receive and creates feelings of lack and unfulfillment? How does this happen?

  • Your fear can prevent you from receiving abundance. It may stem from fear of the unknown or fear of being hurt. These fears may lead you to prioritize the needs of others over your own, in an effort to protect yourself from potential harm. However, prioritizing your own needs is actually the key to creating an abundant life and attracting more positivity and fulfillment into it.
  • These fears can lead to a fixed mindset, causing you to believe that your abilities and opportunities are limited. Overcoming this mindset can be difficult and leave you feeling stuck and unable to make progress. However, cultivating a growth mindset can help you break free from this limiting belief. Challenge yourself to see obstacles as opportunities for growth and development. By believing that your abilities and opportunities are limitless, you open yourself up to receiving more and increasing your abundance.
  • Focusing solely on giving to others may be a way to avoid addressing your own feelings of unworthiness or the belief that you don’t deserve abundance in your life. However, it’s important to recognize that it’s okay to receive. You have inherent worth and value exactly as you are right now. You already possess everything you need to be who you are, right where you are. By acknowledging and accepting this fact, you can begin to embrace abundance in all aspects of your life. Remember, taking care of yourself is not selfish, but rather essential for your well-being and happiness.
  • Neglecting your self-care can lead to a lack of clarity regarding your desires and what you’re open to receiving. This can ultimately block you from receiving abundance. To overcome this block, take time to reflect on your goals and desires, and remain open to unexpected opportunities for abundance.
  • Ultimately, we perpetuate these habits because we are resistant to change. It’s easy to become entrenched in our ways and lose sight of the possibilities that await us if we’re willing to take a risk. By being open to new experiences and opportunities, we can shift our focus towards receiving and cultivate a mindset of abundance. Start by exploring a new hobby, trying something new, or crossing something off your bucket list. These experiences can broaden your perspective and help you see the world in new and exciting ways. Taking these small steps can help you break free from your old habits and embrace new opportunities for growth and self-discovery.


  1. Make self-care a priority starting today. Ideally, aim to spend two hours each day on self-care. However, it’s important to do what is realistic for you. If you’re not currently practicing self-care, start with at least 5 minutes and gradually increase it. Imagine how much better you would feel if you doubled the amount of self-care you’re currently doing!
  2. Reflect on your goals and desires and get really clear about what you want. If your default answer is “I don’t know,” it’s time to stop yourself in your tracks because you do know. So, what are the fears that are stopping you? If you did know, and you had all the money and time in the world, what would your answer be?
  3. Practice gratitude for what you already have. Start noticing the abundance that surrounds you. Take a walk in nature and appreciate how inherently abundant the Earth is. All that abundance and potential for creation and destruction is within you. It is a reflection of who you are!
  4. Start saying no. Embrace your inner two-year-old and say no to anything and everything that does not align with your goals and values. Get comfortable saying no to others, and let them be responsible for themselves. Take responsibility for yourself.
  5. Surround yourself with people who help you grow, challenge you, and push you to follow your desires. Seek out those you admire, who have achieved the things you want to achieve, and ask them for help. Be willing to pay for their expertise. Value others the way you want to be valued.
  6. Celebrate your successes and accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem. Celebrate every step you take to put yourself first and achieve your goals.
  7. Visualize yourself receiving the abundance you deserve. Remember, you already are all you need to be, right where you are.

What did you think about this week’s tips for creating abundance? Send me a DM and let me know if you found this week’s guidance helpful!

Are you interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Reiki?

Taking a Reiki 2 course is an excellent way to further your spiritual journey. You’ll gain access to powerful techniques to significantly increase energy flow and exponentially amplify the healing benefits of Reiki. Expanding your knowledge of Reiki can be a valuable asset to help you grow your own spiritual practice.

The Reiki 2 Practitioner Certification Course builds on the foundation established in Reiki 1, deepening your understanding of the practice and its healing capabilities.

Here’s what to expect from a Reiki 2 course and why it can be so beneficial!

Plus, get a sneak peek of the Chakra Workbook included in the course!

In my Reiki 2 Practitioner Certification Course, I cover:

  • How to perform a Reiki treatment on others in a way that is sustainable for you. You’ll learn how to help others using Reiki without draining your own energy in the process. By utilizing the correct energy protection techniques, you’ll be able to apply this both in the treatment room and in your everyday interactions.
  • Techniques to increase the flow of energy and amplify the healing benefits of Reiki. Through the Reiki 2 attunement and the use of the Reiki symbols, you’ll be able to tune into new frequencies of energy. You’ll learn how to heal on an emotional and mental level and to focus and direct Reiki energy more easily.
  • How to use powerful distance healing techniques to send Reiki to yourself or someone else. You’ll learn how to send healing to your own past, present, or future, enabling you to heal long-standing patterns and generational trauma. You’ll also be able to use this practice to help others anywhere in the world.
  • How to incorporate Reiki into your daily life and activities. Reiki can be utilized in many more ways than simply your own healing or the healing of others. In Reiki 2, we will expand upon other uses for the practice, including attuning physical objects with Reiki, sending Reiki to animals, plants, and more using the Reiki symbols.
  • How to develop your intuition, which is essential to being a successful Reiki practitioner. I dive deep into using your intuition in your Reiki practice. I guide you in exactly how to do this to read the chakra system and the other energy systems of the body. I do this using practical tools and exercises to make sure everyone of my students leaves feeling confident in their unique intuitive gifts.
  • How to create a Reiki practice and attract clients. Many students choose to start a Reiki practice following Reiki 2. For some students, this may be part-time or help assist you in another field, such as nursing. Others, like myself, choose to have a full-time practice. With first-hand experience doing Reiki full-time for over 5 years and assisting many past students in growing their own practices, I share exactly what you need to do to be successful!

In a Reiki 2 class, you would be learning the principles of Reiki, practicing the techniques, and gaining experience in performing Reiki treatments for yourself and others. You would also be developing your intuition and learning how to use symbols to focus and direct the energy. Additionally, you would be learning how to incorporate Reiki into your daily life, create a successful Reiki practice, and send distance healing to yourself and others.

One of the tools I utilize is a Chakra Workbook that I created to help you intuit information about the chakra system. This tool helps you dive in depth into each of your chakras and create a framework for working with the chakras that you can use for the rest of your life. Here’s a glimpse into one of the pages:

Taking a Reiki 2 course is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your knowledge of Reiki. You’ll gain access to advanced techniques to increase energy flow, optimize healing results, and send Reiki to yourself or a person in a distant location through distance healing, as well as hone your intuition. Furthermore, the Reiki 2 course will provide you with the tools to connect with your inner spiritual guidance.

The Chakra Workbook and other materials included in the Reiki 2 course offer a comprehensive basis for your Reiki practice, giving you the ability to assist others in numerous beneficial ways. Through this course, you’ll learn to better communicate with your spiritual energy, and in turn, help and heal those around you.

Ready to take your Reiki practice to the next level?

Sign up for my Reiki 2 Practitioner Certification Course today to access powerful techniques, develop your intuition, and learn how to use Reiki to help others in a variety of ways!

Love and light,

How Reiki 2 Certification Empowers You to Reach Your Highest Potential

Obtaining your Reiki 2 Certification is a powerful way to reach your highest potential, bring balance and harmony to your life, and positively impact the lives of others. 

Reiki 2 certification involves learning specific techniques and methods to facilitate healing and personal growth. With Reiki 2 certification, you can learn how to use this powerful energy to heal yourself, others, and the environment. In this article, we will explore how Reiki 2 certification can help you reach your highest potential.

What is Possible for People Who Go Through Reiki 2 Training?

  • Reiki 2 profoundly changes who you are and how you relate to the world around you. After engaging in Reiki 2 training, you can expect to experience a shift in your emotional and mental patterns. It is a common outcome of this training that old patterns of thinking and behavior are challenged, allowing a newfound perspective on life and your place in it. Reiki is an empowering practice, one that encourages a sense of self-awareness and personal growth, enabling you to become the best version of yourself.
  • The second degree of Reiki unlocks new possibilities. After the initiation ceremony, you will learn how to use three symbols. These symbols are keys that open up different aspects of Universal life force energy. They can increase physical energy, promote emotional and subconscious healing, heal the mental body, and help us send healing to any location, at any time, in the past, present, or future.
  • You will have the power to strengthen and concentrate universal life force energy and direct it in beneficial ways. This life force, also known as Qi or Chi, can be used both for self-healing and healing others. Through the practice of Reiki, you are able to open yourself up to the healing power of this energy, allowing you to channel it into your own body or another person’s, promoting physical, mental, and spiritual healing. By using techniques such as hand positioning, visualization, and intention, you can facilitate the healing process and direct the energy to the areas of the body where it is most needed. You can also use the energy to clear blocked energy and restore balance in the body.
  • You will be able to complete a full Reiki treatment in a significantly shorter time frame than that of a first degree practitioner. Where it would usually take 90 minutes for a first degree practitioner to complete a session, you will be able to do the same treatment in around 15 minutes. This shorter treatment time enables you to reach and help more people in less time than you could previously, allowing you to provide a much-needed service to a greater number of individuals. The benefit of this reduced treatment time is clear; more people can receive the healing power of Reiki in less time and with greater ease.
  • You become skilled in the art of distant healing, which can be sent across time and space. Through the use of symbols, you are able to connect with another person or being, no matter where they may be located – be it in the past, present, or even in a distant future. This powerful healing technique is incredibly versatile and can be used to help those in need, no matter the distance. You will be able to access this healing energy to provide comfort and relief to those who may otherwise be unable to receive it.
  • The more you understand and use your imagination, the more applications of Reiki you will be able to uncover. With a clear comprehension of the practice and its principles, you will be able to unlock the full potential of this powerful healing tool. With practice and dedication, you can even come up with your own innovative techniques and applications of Reiki, ones that can be tailored specifically to your needs and goals. With a bit of creativity and an open mind, you can discover endless possibilities for the use of Reiki in your life.
  • Reiki 2 is a powerful healing modality that can help you to raise your vibrational frequency. By raising your vibrational frequency, your body, mind, and spirit can come into alignment, enabling you to tap into your higher self and experience inner peace and contentment. With regular practice, Reiki 2 can help you to maintain your vibrational frequency and keep you in alignment with your higher self.
  • Reiki Level 2 significantly boosts your psychic and intuitive capabilities, offering a much deeper level of access and interpretation of information. This level of Reiki helps you to make more informed decisions and gain a much greater understanding of yourself and the world around you. It allows you to delve deeper into yourself, uncovering the inner workings of your life and the world you inhabit. As you expand your knowledge and gain insight into the subtle energy fields of the universe, you can use this newfound wisdom to create meaningful changes in your life. With Level 2 Reiki, you can take your spiritual journey to the next level and experience the true power of Reiki.

We start February 18th. Learn more about Reiki 2 Certification here.