Chakra Activation Workshop Series – Day 15 – Heart Chakra, Anahata
Last week we covered the Solar Plexus, if you wish to catch up on all the prior chakras we have covered, please scroll through the easily accessible prior posts or use the category link.
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Now let’s cover some basics for the Heart Chakra
Location – On the same level as the physical heart but in the centre of the body.
Key Words – Compassion, feeling, tenderness, love of God, love of others, detachment
Developmental Age – 12 – 15 years
Colours – Spring green, rose, rose amethyst
Element – air
Sense – Touch
Body – Feeling
Glandular Connection – Thymus
Quietening Fragrances – Sandalwood, Rose
Stimulating Fragrances – Pine, Honeysuckle
Crystals & Gemstones – Emerald, Green calcite, amber, azurite, chrysoberyl, jade, rose and watermelon tourmaline
Prayer or Affirmation
In the golden centre of the rose of the heart may tender compassion be linked to unconditional love. May true detachment enable growth and continuity. Through the understanding of birth within death and death within birth may there be transformation.
Compassion and the Heart Chakra
Compassion at it’s roots means ‘with passion’.and compassion brings non-judgemental understanding. There is a Red Indian saying: ‘Judge no one, until you have walked at least a mile in their moccasins.’
Feeling and the Heart Chakra
This is the chakra where basic feelings are converted in to true feelings, this is a progression from the gut-level emotions at the sacral centre, through the awareness of self in the solar plexus to the quality of feeling, tempered with wisdom which comes from a developed heart chakra.
There is a possibility to have, acknowledge and use feelings without them controlling our lives in a way which evades rationality and responsibility. Their energy can be used advisedly, enhancing self-respect and empowerment.
Tenderness of the Heart Chakra
This is a state of being as well as an active state towards others. When we exhibit our greatest strengths we are, at the same time tender and vulnerable. By opening our heart we reveal and declare ourselves to the world and put ourselves on the ‘line’ so to speak. It is only by being vulnerable that can we give tenderness, true feeling and compassion to others.
Love of God or Divine with the Heart Chakra
Some people may prefer another word than ‘God’. It is used to refer to the source of all being and not in an unconsciously discriminatory manner. The heart energy inspires a love of the mysteries of life and moves us to more than an intellectual or philosophical basis for living. Those who live from the heart have an intrinsic but not naive faith in a positive pattern and meaning which underlie our existence and govern our potential.
Love of Others and the Heart Chakra
With an open heart you have love for others. Healthy love of self is also necessary, but far more difficult. The developed heart chakra enables a balanced two-way flow.
Detachment and the Heart Chakra
Helpers need to achieve the discipline which enables them to see a situation with the detachment which brings clarity leading to dispassionate appraisal of problems. Int his sense, detachment becomes the midwife who brings love and wisdom to birth.
Tomorrow we move on tot he Developmental Age.
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Until then, much love, Justine xxx