Heart Chakra Connections and Health
All of the chakras are involved in our relationships as well as in all other aspects of life. The heart chakra, however, is particularly important for every relationship we have, including that with ourselves.
Spirituality and the Heart
Poets, mystics, and philosophers speak of our hearts as a place of mystery and perception beyond what our rational logical mind understands. Spiritual traditions describe the heart as the place where we can enter into the wholeness of our selves. The heart chakra is the place where consciousness shifts from being externally motivated and focused, letting us connect with the capacity for balance between our inner and outer worlds.
Deepak Chopra speaks about the heart as “The Place of Openness,” where our sense of touch and emotional consciousness are located, where we have the potential to give and receive unconditional love, and where we can release feelings of isolation, pain, suffering, and unworthiness.
Spiritual traditions maintain that it is part of our life journey to use our heart’s energy to engage in self-reflection, connect with our Soul, move toward balance, and develop healthy self-love and acceptance. When we do so, we bring a healthy flow of heart energy to our lives and are able to share that with others.
Heart Chakra , Life and Loving
So the heart chakra provides the possibility of opening into inner space where we can connect with wholeness, develop self-love and acceptance, and embrace the duality of life rather than being caught in the separatism of the ego with its judgments of good and bad, black and white. Working with our heart energy helps us to release sadness, resentment, and jealousy. Through strengthening heart energy we develop inner peace, compassion, and devotion.
Cultivating strong and coherent heart chakra energy brings us into resonance with love, acceptance, harmony. It is then that joy and laughter can flow freely, and real balance and intimacy become possible.