Author Ambika Wauters writes in, The Book of Chakras Discover The Hidden Forces Within You, the following suggestions on working through Heart Chakra Negativity:
Finding the love for oneself, in spite of whatever may have happened in the past, brings healing and releases the past.
Being able to forgive the past, including those who were hurtful, abusive, or destructive, helps keep the heart open.
Accept the present as the point of power where love can heal our wounds and restore our sense of wholeness.
Learning to accept ourselves as we are, without pride or pretense, keeps the heart open and allows the good to come to us.
Most importantly, make a list of what makes your heart sing. Commit yourself to the process of reanimating joy by doing what you love, with people you love.