Often times we undergo pain in our heart because of things we do to ourselves. Negative thoughts and emotions are like toxins to our hearts and can lead to dis-ease and injury to the heart.
Some ideas to help you keep your heart healthy...
Carry Rose Quartz or Rhodochrosite around with you. You may wear either of these over the heart chakra (located over your physical heart).
Think loving thoughts.
Give yourself a hug, a really big one.
Think of all of the reasons why you're a great person.
Meditate on unconditional love, gentleness, and acceptance.
Visualize the Celtic tree symbol for Birch/Beith over your heart. One of Birch's qualities is gentleness.
Cultivate an awareness of how you act and what it says about how you feel about yourself.
Being too hard on yourself and having unrealistic expectations do not strengthen your heart. Practicing random acts of kindness, giving a hug to someone in need, and demonstrating "loving" actions just because allow us to more fully open our hearts and allow the loving energy of the Universe to flow in, further strengthening and healing our hearts.
And remember, You are great and wonderful, and the world wouldn't be the same without you in it! Thank you for being you!