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Symbolism of Illness: the Heart

Or … what does our Heart tell us?

This post forms part of a series I had started a while back about the symbolism of illness. I’ve written about the symbolism of various organs and systems because this can give us an insight into where our state of health comes from, how we may relate to and see the world, and what our thought process needs to be in terms of healing.

This post is therefore about so much more than having a problem with your heart – something we’ve seen dramatically increase in frequency since 2021 for reasons I can’t discuss here, but hopefully you are aware of!

We need to look at the energy of the heart on all levels, not just the physical, because what became a focus in recent times was the heart in all its glory and symbolism.

Between 2020 and 2022 we saw hearts opening with compassion for those who had lost their jobs, broken with family and friends, and who were injured or had been unwell. We saw people supporting each other as they battled for their human rights and we shared the grief of those who have lost their lives.

Sadly we’ve also seen hearts closed to the plight of many, hearts which have quite obviously hardened to the pleas for information and answers, for help and for common sense.

And here we are in 2023 and what happened is forgotten, swept under the carpet and ignored. But we are now seeing so many people departing the planet from heart related issues and no one wants to talk about the big elephant in the room and its relationship with the problem.

The Heart: Front & Centre through the Plandemic

The heart has been front and centre over all of this time with the effects of the “you know whats” manifesting in many people on this level. We are now familiar with the concept of myocarditis and pericarditis, and heart attacks are becoming all too common, particularly in elite athletes and younger fitter males.

The early covid viruses tended to be more of a problem for those with heart-related conditions and to affect the heart in a similar way to the v*x, although this has not been commented on widely.

And now we are being told we should expect an explosion of heart attacks and heart conditions over the next few years, because “people have been so traumatised by the events of the last two years that they now have PPSD – Post Pandemic Stress Disorder!” I’ll leave you to ponder what that may be a cover for …

What became clear when around 600 sets of forms came through for dispensing of our v*x support packs in 2021, is just how many people either had personal history of heart conditions or heart-related issues or family medical history of the same. I would guess at perhaps 70% of all the forms (adults from 18 years up) came through with one of these boxes ticked.

We might ask whether this is lifestyle through the generations or actually emotional or spiritual heart-health; grief and loss, stress, hardship and suppression of these perhaps.

Thyroid conditions were also high on the list and we’ll touch on that in a separate article at some point.

Interestingly, while we only had two or three reports of people having a strong reaction (ie required a visit to ED) despite the support pack, none of them had noted anything relating to the heart on their form!

So why is this even noteworthy?

If you’ve read my posts before you know that I often like to start with a definition. This time I want to share my definitions from my favourite “looking deeper” book “The Secret Language of your Body” by Inna Segal. Her work is similar to Louise Hay (who many of you will be familiar with) but much deeper, broader and very intuitive. A valuable tool to help us understand why we’ve manifested a particular symptom or condition as a learning experience.

First up some very basic human biology

What is the job of the heart?

Pumping blood is the chief and only function of the heart! Freshly oxygenated blood from the lungs enters the heart and is then pumped out to the rest of the body. After delivering oxygen to all tissues, the de-oxygenated blood returns to the heart, and is pumped back to the lungs to get re-charged with oxygen.

What is the job of the blood?

The blood transports oxygen around the body to the cells and takes carbon dioxide back to the lungs to be exhaled. It transports our nutrients (glucose, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids) and hormones, and carries waste products to the liver and kidneys. It helps with the maintenance of body temperature and when we have an accident or injury it produces tissue to create a clot at the site of the wound.

The Secret Language of Your Body

The Heart & Circulation

So here we go with some of Inna Segal’s descriptions relating to the heart and I should say here that we could also talk about conditions such as asthma, breast cancer and upper back problems, which all sit around the level of the heart or the heart centre. However, we’ll limit ourselves to the physical heart and the circulation for now.

Take these words in the context of the world as a whole and you will see where I am going. You can read these descriptions in relation to yourself or a family member if there are heart conditions evident.

Maybe right now they will resonate with you more strongly in relation to the world!

Heart Attack – Stubbornness, stress, inflexibility, obnoxious attitude, a “my way or the highway” approach. Too focussed on money, achievement and winning. Neglect of health and family. Suppression, envy, hardness. Needing to be right. Feeling unloved, easily hurt, holding on to guilt and regret. Thinking they know everything – don’t need anyone’s help or advice.

Heart Blockage – Blocking love. Feeling rejected, ill-treated, inadequate, betrayed, like a failure. Difficulty accepting love and affection. Loss of hope, buried pain, stress. Feeling separate from others, cut off, lonely isolated. Hardness toward self and others. Obsessed with work.

I’m also going to include here a couple of conditions which relate to circulation and the blood:

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) – Seething inside, feeling hurt, wanting revenge. Holding onto hate, rage, and anger. Feeling too much pressure, too many demands. Wanting to be liked, trying to please others to get their attention and praise. Pushing yourself past your limits.

Blood Clotting – Stuckness. Not allowing self to follow the heart. Resisting life; pushing, limiting, procrastinating. Disconnected from our internal wisdom. Holding in anger and resentment. Feeling threatened. Focused on difficulty, struggle, and challenges.

Heart transplant – thinking about what it means to need to have a new heart takes me to all sorts of places in my ever-questioning mind. In searching for inspiration, I came across this verse from the bible.

“And I will give you a new heart — I will give you new and right desires — and put a new spirit within you. I will take out your stony hearts of sin and give you new hearts of love.” Ezekiel 36:26

This is obviously a metaphorical statement, but it’s worth considering how far we have gone down a stony path to have the need for a spiritual (rather than physical) heart transplant!

If we need a heart transplant is our heart broken on a physical level or is it broken on a spiritual level?

Going further down the rabbit hole with that thought, do we need the energetic input of the owner of the heart – donating the gift of life to another – to revitalize and nurture? I’m sure you’ve heard about heart transplant recipients suddenly finding they have a food craving that belonged to the heart’s previous owner. What other energy does a heart transplant bring?

The Heart Chakra

Moving on to things more spiritual generally, let’s take a dip into the heart chakra from a range of authors.

Anahata or the heart chakra is the fourth primary chakra, according to Hindu Yogic, Shakta and Buddhist Tantric traditions. In Sanskrit, anahata means “unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten”. ” Unstruck sound” refers to the Vedic concept of the sound of the celestial realm.

Anahata is associated with balance, calmness and serenity.

The heart chakra, as the fourth of the seven chakras we traditionally talk about, is the mid point in the system. It is said to bridge our earthly and spiritual aspirations, so it is an important point in our flow of energy, and blockage or stagnation at this point is going to inhibit our capacity for compassion, affection, trust and love.

Physically, the heart chakra governs the thymus gland and immune system, heart and lungs so we can see the connection with what has happened over the first couple of years of this decade particularly in our world.

If your heart chakra is balanced and open, you will:

  • have empathy for others and for yourself
  • be able to show compassion to yourself and others
  • feel loving and calm
  • be able to give and receive love
  • be accepting of yourself and others
  • take responsibility for yourself
  • be able to experience and express your emotions

If your heart chakra is over-active (sometimes talked about as too open) you may be clingy or overly dependent on others or experience jealousy.

On the other hand an underactive or closed down heart chakra may result in feelings such as:

  • restlessness
  • difficulty trusting others
  • impatience and irritability
  • lack of empathy, compassion
  • a low sense of self
  • feelings of rejection, loneliness and depression
  • Feelings of grief or heartbreak

Researchers found that sudden emotional stress could result in severe weakness in the heart muscle, making it seem as though the person was having a heart attack. This they termed “broken heart syndrome” and again we can see how this fits with our present situation both physically and spiritually.

Nurture and Care

Just as a final thought about the heart.

The heart is responsible for pumping our nutrients around the body, which sustain us and, while it beats, keeps us alive.

It is the place where we perceive our love emanates from, where we feel deep emotions and we can feel that on a physical level with a rush of love for a new baby or a family member or a partner, or an overwhelming feeling of grief as if our heart is really broken.

A final and potential aspect of the situation which unfolded from 2020 on was the withdrawing of love and nurture to those who refused to bow to the control and the narrative, as well as a refusal to reveal the truth and acknowledge the damage which has been done through management of the global situation (hardened hearts).

But what has come out of this attempt at ultimate control has been amazing acts of love and courage, new communities formed and people finding their tribes and opening their hearts to each other and stirring the hearts of others. And one of the main requests has been for all protests to be calm, peaceful and carried out from the heart.

Examine what is in your heart and ask yourself whether it is genuinely your own heart-centered emotional love and joy or whether it is an artificial construct gradually closing down your heart center to what is really going on in our world; not just now and through the pandemic, but generally in how we live, love and treat others.

What next?

There are so many modalities that people explore if they perceive their heart centre may be blocked or affected and I could write a blog about that on its own!

Homeopathy obviously has so many options for supporting the heart on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual and the best option if you want to go this route is to contact your homeopath. Individualised treatment is always going to work best for something which goes so deep and since we’re all unique beings we are all going to need a remedy that fits this uniqueness, rather than a “heart” remedy.


The Secret Language of your Body; Inna Segal

The Healing Power of Illness; Thorwald Dethlefsen & Rudiger Dahlke MD

Homeopathy for the Soul; Cassandra Lorius

Heart Chakra; everything you need to know about your 4th Chakra


Melanie Creedy calls herself “just a homeopath” because homeopathy is actually her whole world; all day, every day! While she’s dipped her toe into a multitude of modalities, is a Reiki Master, Master Essence Maker, great with a pendulum and has a passion for gardening and machine embroidery, her first love will always be homeopathy.

Its breadth and depth continues to astound her; covering the emotions, the physical body, mental health and of course the spiritual/life path. The energetic resonance of the remedies, whether made physically in a homeopathic lab or energetically on a vibrational potentiser, touch the core and guide us on our journey of awakening to the life we have created and the life we desire.
Melanie has used homeopathy for over 30 years and has been in practice since 1998. For many years she ran The Children’s Ear Clinic in Western Australia, but since her tree change to Tasmania, has a special interest in women’s and children’s health. Her first love and passion however has always been helping individuals manage their journey on the spiritual path with homeopathy and her range of essences.
Melanie works with people using soul talk and soul listening and intuiting esoteric vibrational remedies to remove obstacles on the path. This can relate to physical, mental and emotional issues which are often part of our ‘soul choices’ for this lifetime. Her approach is simple but deep, grounded, thoughtful and pragmatic. Not too much airy fairy speak going on here, just a drawing together of the strings of your life.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Homeopathy), Diploma of Nutrition, Diploma of Yoga and she has been a Reiki Master since 1998.