In what ways can we open up our Heart Chakra? How do we know what is truth and false if we are not connected to our feeling center and extremely conscious of our feelings? How do we know if information is integrous if our Heart Chakra isn’t open and we can’t use our Intuition? Feeling connects us with life.
Humans have to get in contact with their feeling nature. They have been programmed to not allow themselves feel, to bury these feelings inside their energy body. So many people are walking around with deeply subconscious anger, pain and fear – it is affecting their lives a tremendous amount. These suppressed energies electromagnetically attract unwanted situations to them until they deal with these energies. Feelings are crucial as they lead us to our beliefs – to transform our fearful and limiting beliefs we first need to be conscious of these beliefs. These fearful beliefs often govern us without us realizing, they are often not obvious initially and are in our subconscious, but luckily we have our feelings to lead us to them.
The Heart Chakra is at the midpoint between the lower and upper chakras, which is why many refer to it as the “Great Transformer.” It is the Central Sun of the body, and it is the cantilever from which all movement takes place energetically into wholeness and into higher states of consciousness. The Heart Center is ‘petal-like’, but all the different chakras literally have an energetic structure in the subtle realm that is much like a flower. Whenever the flower of the Heart opens, there is an increase in feelings. So as you experience more feeling, the petals of your Heart open and extend themselves. As you feel less emotion – becoming more withdrawn and less attuned to your feelings – these petals tend to close up.
Allowing yourself to experience all feelings and emotions is a powerful means to move energy through your KA (pranic energy body). What occurs for many human beings however, is the opposite. In a difficult or challenging situation, they mentally label the difficult situation as “bad” and resist the resulting emotions. When you resist feelings or emotions, your emotional body cannot vibrate properly and it “freezes” or “locks up”. When it is not able to move or vibrate properly you become less aware mentally and your thoughts get fuzzy, unclear and muddled.
Meditation is a place to get in touch with our subconscious, to understand what is occurring in our subconscious – and to get in contact with our energy body, with our feelings – all the sensations that are occurring within our body that people are usually not conscious of. You can begin to see clearly all the ways that your are acting out of fear, all the fearful beliefs you have, all the unloving thoughts you have, and you will become very conscious of the energy in your body. Just sitting with, observing and feeling these energies, allowing them to move through you – and also observing the thoughts that often accompany the energies – can begin your transformation. Meditation is not a place to go and get lost – it is used to raise your level of consciousness, to help you become more conscious – including becoming conscious of what is going on on this planet. We cannot transform what we are not conscious of. Eventually meditation is a place where you can clearly hear the guidance coming to you, and your intuition.
Gratitude and Appreciation
If you learn to live in appreciation you will enter a domain, a vibration, that will carry you through the chaos of these times. You will find a type of solace and comfort, and the vibrational rate of your energy body will increase. At some point you will reach what we call escape velocity. You will easily step out of the illusions and the lies of the old world. You will see them for what they are, and you will become a joyous co-creator of a new world that is being birthed even as the old world passes away right before your eyes.
Service to Others
Another way to open the Heart Chakra is being in service to others – in service to life. This is an incredibly uplifting practice to begin and it leads to higher levels of consciousness. You will see, if your are conscious enough, that the joy you get from being in service to others – in service to life – is long lasting, life affirming and very uplifting; nothing like the fleeting gain you may get from competing with others.
Extending your awareness to assist others when possible, not at your own expense, but in a balanced integrated way, allows your individual awareness to expand into the greater whole. — Living your life in service to life is a different context than living your life just for yourself. Living your life for life, for the expression of life as it moves through you and others, will lead you to make choices that affirm life. — If you live your life for the benefit of all life, including your own, you enter a greater sea of possibilities, and a larger ocean of opportunity. Life becomes richer and more fulfilling, because you begin to see the interconnectedness of all things and the vast powers of consciousness that move through the Universe.
The best way of service to others is the constant attempt to seek to share the love of the Creator as it is known to the inner self. This involves self knowledge and the ability to open the self to the other-self without hesitation. This involves, shall we say, radiating that which is the essence, or the Heart, of the mind/body/spirit complex… the best way for each seeker in third density to be of service to others is unique to that mind/body/spirit complex. This means that the mind/body/spirit complex must then seek within itself the intelligence of its own discernment as to the way it may best serve other-selves. This will be different for each. There is no best. There is no generalization.
Turn your attention away from yourself and your own problems to the world around you, to the earth underneath your feet, to your local community, to your friends, to the strangers who live around you, to your loved ones. Discover what you can do to make that world in which you live a better place. These things are very simple actually. It could be a smile, a comforting word, offering a space for a car making a turn in front of you; it could be offering food to someone who is hungry; it can be turning off your television mind control device, and playing with your children or your pets. It could be planting a tree. The list of opportunities to affect the world that is right around you is endless, and then you will find yourself re-connecting to your local community, even as the forces that would manipulate the world try to destroy it. Do understand that there is power in simplicity.
As you begin to align yourself with the evolution of life itself, with the growth of life and consciousness, you will be lifted up in ways that you may not be able to imagine. Miracles will occur. Opportunities will open before you, and your destiny will be changed as you live in service to life. When there is an opportunity to be kind to another human or an animal, let your kindness show. When there is an opportunity to show compassion to another, be compassionate. When there is an opportunity to listen to someone, grant the grace and listen. Listen fully and deeply without wanting to impose your own views or your own agenda. There are miracles waiting for you when you ask the unasked question, “What can I do here that will serve the greater good? What can I do here that will serve life’s deepest purpose through me?”
As well as serving others we should be serving and honoring Earth / Gaia. We should view this planet, which is a conscious being, as our Mother. Connecting with nature, and taking care of it, is very important when raising your vibration.
– Tom Kenyon -The Hathor Material