Heart Chakra (4th Chakra, Anahata): Universal Love and Healing. Meaning, abandonment, color, disturbances, blockages and opening of the heart chakra.
- Chakra (Sanskrit: Anahata = not struck, undamaged)
The heart chakra is the fourth main cakra in the middle of the chest at the level of the heart. The color assigned to him is light green. It lies exactly in the middle of the seven main chakras and is the bridge between the lower and upper chakras – the connection between the worldly and spiritual levels, between us as humans and us as soul. The associated energy body is the causal body that carries the memories of the feelings of all incarnated lives. The element of the heart chakra is the air.
The topics of the heart chakra are:
Love, trust, surrender, pain, sadness, forgiveness and karma
Overview heart chakra
The most important information and assignments concerning the heart chakra are summarized below:
|Surname||Heart Chakra, Anahata (Sanskrit)|
|Location in the body||In the middle of the chest at the level of the heart|
|Resonance energy body||causal body|
|colour||Light green (luminescent green, poison green)|
|sense||sense of touch|
|Resonance Age||12 to 18 years of age|
|Spiritual qualities||Seat of universal love, devotion, healing, relationship, compassion, sensitivity, love of the heart, sensitivity|
|Blocking fears||Fear of heartbreak, sadness and injury; Fear of vulnerability; Afraid to open up; Fear of receiving love and being nourished|
|trauma||Rejection, loss, betrayal, sadness|
|Associated endocrine gland / nerve network||Thymus / Plexus Cardiacus|
Meaning and task
The heart chakra processes the experiences of love and the fine feelings and sensations associated with it. These feelings include love, compassion, surrender, grief, pain and gratitude.
The heart chakra develops our capacity for unconditional love and devotion. Through the heart chakra, we recognize the true nature of both duality and love. Here at heart is the pure, universal love of our soul at home, which can accept all people and events with non-judgmental acceptance. In the light of this love, we feel our innermost truth and thus learn to discern without condemning it.
On the physical level, the heart chakra is connected to the heart and lungs. In the polar nature of these organs we can see a strong symbolic power: The space the heart chakra opens up to us is beyond inhalation or exhalation, beyond tension and relaxation, it is the space in which all these things happen Space beyond duality. Through the heart chakra, we connect with the unconditional love of Oneness that underlies all appearances. Invisible like the air that is the element of this chakra, this unity behind things finally becomes palpable to us. This symbolism is particularly evident in the breath – as a connecting stream between us and the creation, in which the air that surrounds us, penetrates into us and as our breath of life in turn touches the world.
The heart chakra is of great sensitivity. Here we are touchable down to our soul and also feel all other beings in their true essence. The sense of touch implies what this chakra is all about: feel, feel, touch and touch. The strong connection of the heart chakra to the hands also symbolically manifests the ability to touch, hug, give and receive. It is only through the transcendent love of the heart chakra that we are able to permit so much tender openness. And here, too, explains the initially mysterious Sanskrit name of this chakra: Anahata means “not struck, undamaged”, which indicates the transcendental nature of the heart chakra. The Heart Chakra opens the door to a love that is beyond joy, pain, pain and hurt – a love that unconditionally loves all beings and appearances, opening a space where we can feel whatever it is. This love is so strong that no darkness and no pain can damage it.
The heart chakra is also the chakra of relationships of real love. While the sacral chakra is about simple knit emotional relationships, the heart chakra opens the complex world of human love. Here as well, the heart and lungs, with their play of inhalation and exhalation and heart beat, symbolize the play of relationships in polarity and duality.
Experiences of giving and receiving, loving and being loved, the ecstasy of reciprocated love, but also the pain of rejection and loss, prepare you for a deeper level of love, the spiritual love of the soul and the divine cosmic love. The relationship extends to all levels of our existence as the incarnated soul: the relationship with partners, the relationship with the world, the relationship with creation, with God and with ourselves and our own soul.
After the search for love in the exterior has become exhausted, we finally realize that we ourselves are the source of love that we have been so searching for. We understand that love always flows from wholeness, not out of need. We realize that love flows not through what we receive, but through what we give, that the light of our love is reflected and fulfilled in the world. We understand that love is not something that is given to us from the outside, but something that we are. The more we realize this, the less we seek outward, and the deeper we open ourselves inward and sink into that love. There we discover that the source of love is eternal, that it can not be interrupted, that it always flows when we come into contact with it.
Only this deep self-love of the heart chakra allows us to heal the deep wounds of duality caused by our neediness and dependency, and thus to truly get beyond our personality. The love of the heart chakra and the opening to the space of unity and connectedness behind the story of our lives also makes it possible, for the first time, to truly emerge from the duality of sacrifice and perpetration, guilt, resentment and condemnation, and ourselves, others and life to forgive in love. We realize that we ourselves are the source and yet at the same time fully connected and dependent on this love and thus learn to recognize the true miracle of life.
The heart chakra lies in the middle of the seven main chakras and marks the transition from the lower chakras, which are strongly related to human individuality, and the higher three chakras, which already transcend identity as a person and become the “I am” of the soul. The heart is like a bridge connecting these poles of our incarnation. In the heart we feel the soul and in this feeling the human and the divine meet in us. The further the heart opens, the more the heart and mind connect in the light of the soul, the more the soul expresses itself in our personality. Warmth, love, gentleness, sensitivity, patience and compassion become part of our nature. Conversely, a stable, powerful self in the lower three chakras is needed for the heart to open, as the love of the heart is otherwise always distorted by the patterns, wounds, and needs of the lower chakras.
The development of the heart chakra is influenced in a special way by experiences in the youth and puberty between the 12th and 18th year of life. After the personality has stabilized in the solar plexus chakra, the young person now opens for the deep feelings of the soul, for love and relationship. He also learns to be a source, to give oneself, to be part of a community, to be in relationship and integrated into a great whole. Awareness not only opens to compassion and humanity, but a universal consciousness of connectedness begins to emerge that goes far beyond one’s own personality.
The heart chakra is central to any kind of healing and real spiritual growth. In the heart chakra the personality and the ego are transcended, and the contact with the soul and the divine opens. In spiritual terms, a fully opened heart chakra is the gateway to other dimensions of being and an intimate, devotional relationship to the divine.