Thymus Chakra (Higher Heart Chakra) – Functions and Healing

Chakras are centers of energy, located on the midline of the body. The word ”chakra” is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning ”wheel”. Literally translated from the Hindi, it represents ”Wheel of Spinning Energy”.

There are seven main chakras, and they oversee our psychological and physical functions. The chakras located on the lower part of our body are our instinctual side and the highest ones represent our mental side.

The seven main chakras also regulate the flow of energy (prana) throughout the electrical network (nadis) that runs through the physical body. The physical body’s electrical system resembles the wiring in a house. It allows energy to be sent to every part and is ready for use when needed.

The majority of people have only the chakras below the heart activated (Svadhisthana, Muladhara, and Manipura), hence their whole life experience is located in the consciousness of survival and fear.s

The Thymus chakra, also known as Higher Heart chakra, is considered to be the 8th chakra and it’s located where “intent” originates. This energy center is the connection between the reason of language and the emotions of the heart. It is also the gate to higher consciousness, which is based in love and therefore to a life in abundance, prosperity, joy, and satisfaction.

Moreover, it is what makes you take a deep breath before you speak consciously since at this energy vortex the intent behind the words you are about to speak actually starts forming.

Where is the location of the Higher Heart chakra?

This chakra is situated approximately 3 to 4 inches above the center point between the breasts. This level of spiritual consciousness vibrates through the physical region that contains the thymus gland. This gland is an important component of the immune system. After puberty, the thymus starts to slowly shrink and become replaced by fat.

The decline of the thymus gland can be associated with many of the deficiencies of the immune system as a person ages.

The color of the chakra is aquamarine.

Thymus chakra functionss

This energy center is the seat of acceptance, compassion, and inner peace and is the bridge between the voice of reason and the heart’s emotions. The Thymus chakra allows you to vocally express the emotions (positive or negative) generated in the spiritual heart.

When the chakra is open, we are able to receive love and give it joyfully to the others. Moreover, this chakra allows us to care about and connect sincerely with billions of other individuals, creating a web of connections that have not been possible before.

You are also able to connect your dreams with waking reality. The opening of this center is the important first step into your spiritual awakening.

When this chakra is overactive, it can cause you to tap into other’s dreams, experiencing them as your own.  You don’t play the role of yourself or a spectator; instead, you experience the dream as if you were the dream’s owner.

Additionally, too much energy in this center can lead to victimization, having too much compassion, accepting unacceptable behavior, martyrdom, overly empathetic and you can lose your grounding on the practical mundane level.

An underactive Thymus chakra implies your inability to express emotions, lack of compassion, lack of self-acceptance, fear of spirituality or higher spiritual realities, feeling betrayed or bitter, inability to accept certain situations and/or people, or self-centeredness.

In addition, you are unable to express emotions even though you can feel them, you are also stubborn and see only the ordinary side of life. All these blockages in this chakra can lead to heart problems, over-protectiveness, anger, attachment, greed, and many hyper-immune conditions.

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  1. this is exactly what has been happening for me- a few months ago I experienced a respitoray arrest ‘died’ twice then had the most amazing recovery-being 73 years old this stunned the doctors and they still cannot work our what happened-I can-I know now that my emotional heart was completly overloaded so it gave me and it a break!! I was diagnosed with thyroid issues but also recognise the thymus desire to be heard-thank yu for putting into words my ‘adventure’ I am now living a much more fulfilling life where I care for myself first and love others taking care of themselves!! Much blessings and happy healing to everyone!