The heart is congested when the body is full of heartache. Heartache comes from unrequited love, unfulfilled dreams, loneliness, blocked arteries, and hunger for nutrition.
Unrequited love can be present in and out of relationships. A committed relationship does not guarantee that the heart is receiving its share of love. A heart requires loving relationships that pump it full of emotional sustenance. When relationships lack surety of love, the emotional sustenance is reduced and the heart is susceptible to illness.
Unfulfilled dreams cause narrowing throughout the body: narrowing of passageways, messaging, and performance. Unfulfilled dreams open to illness and disease, and enable congestion to enter the heart.
Loneliness has direct dialogue with the heart. It harms the heart through sad thoughts and empty conversations.
Blocked arteries cause physical symptoms that are operable. Unblocking the arteries can clear congestion in the heart, but the congestion can return when the causes of the artery blockage are not lifted. Artery blockage is related to food intake, oxygen sufficiency, and sleep deprivation.
Hunger for nutrition is tricky. The heart hungers for food sources that are rich in nutritional goodness. The heart hungers for regular reinforcements of energy to keep the beat. The heart hungers for just enough and not too much. The heart hungers for relaxed ingestion. And the heart hungers for love.
An uncongested heart requires heartfelt relationships, a life lived authentically, companionship, nutritional reliability, rhythm in activities, and rhythm in nature.
Note: This information comes from my heartfelt connection with Spirit.