Lately, I’ve been thinking about the heart chakra. The Sanskrit word for the heart chakra is “Anahata” meaning “unhurt, unstruck and unbeaten.” The heart chakra is our emotional center of the body but that’s the most basic meaning of what the heart chakra is- there’s so much more.
The heart is also where we feel unity with all things in the universe and all beings. The heart chakra holds past life lessons and life path lessons. The heart is also where we feel love for others. The heart is where we feel love for ourselves. It is a temple of forgiveness and good faith. The heart is the core of our body, the center that every part stems from.
It is with heart that we do all things in our lives when we release fear and embrace love.
It’s much easier said than done… I know I’m not perfect and I still have many fears and doubts and let anxiety of life rule my world some days- I’m only human. However, I’m doing my best to live a heart centered life. I started pursuing a heart centered life when I was sixteen.
When I was sixteen, I became obsessed with Lord Krishna. I contemplated converting to Hinduism or being a part of the Hare Krishna cult. I don’t remember what struck me about him, I think I just saw an image of Him and fell in love. Something deep within my heart resonated with his blue skin, deep brown eyes and long flowing hair…He entranced me. Before I knew it, the walls of my room was covered in pictures of Krishna and Radha, Krishna as a child, Krishna playing his flute. I became a collector of his image. I started reading The Bhagavad Gita, the Srimad Bhagvatam and the Upanishads. There was a hunger in my soul for Him and nothing would satiate it.
I started chanting Hare Krishna and learning songs about the Lord of the Gopi’s. When I chanted his mantra, I felt pleasure, I felt love. My soul could fly, my heart would sing. By chanting the Hare Krishna mantra you give salutations to Krishna and ask him for you to be of service to Him. During this time, Lord Krishna taught me what a heart centered life was and what that meant for me.
A heart centered life is living in compassion for all beings. A heart centered life involves many hugs, tears, and comfort for others. A heart centered life means giving love to yourself and receiving divine love. Living for your highest good and the highest good of the collective consciousness of the world by embracing love to it’s deepest and fullest nature. This process involves being gentle and kind whenever you are able. This process also involves being of service to others. To give service to the world with whatever you can, it may be a skill set, it may be just your presence in the life of people who need you. Whatever you can service to others, give love freely.
The love consciousness I’m referring to is the same love consciousness that service to Lord Krishna gives the world. It’s the same message of compassion to all beings that the Lord Buddha gave to us. It’s the same love consciousness that Jesus taught to his disciples and to the western world to love and forgive and to keep your heart pure in His love. It is also the message the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) gave the world by submitting and serving God. These are just a few examples of the love consciousness of the world. Angels are constantly giving this message to those that are listening. Ascended Masters are reaching to the world to give us love. The love consciousness is something felt in many different ways by every being on Earth. Although many feel that the love consciousness is divine, you may practice this in your life without a deity. All you need is your heart to guide you and your hands to give.
There are many affirmations that you can say to embrace love and the love consciousness.
“I am LOVE” is one that has a profound effect. If you become the embodiment of love, you will start to feel love. You will start to see with love. You will start to give love and receive love continuously as you are love. “I am connected to all beings” can also help you feel and relate to others in your quest for love consciousness as we are all connected. There’s also, “I am open to giving and receiving love.” These affirmations with strengthen your heart chakra and strengthen your ability to tap into the love consciousness.
If you’d like to try a mantra for the love consciousness, I would recommend “OM MANI PADME HUM” a Buddhist mantra for love and compassion to all beings and the ending of suffering. I’d also recommend “LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU” which promotes happiness and freedom to all beings and asks that all of your actions promote this happiness and freedom for all beings. There’s also “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” which is salutations to Lord Shiva and promotes love and confidence in the higher self as well as seeing the spark of divinity in all things. Of course, I’d also recommend the mantra for Lord Krishna and the mantra for Krishna Consciousness “HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA, KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE, HARE RAMA HARE RAMA, RAMA RAMA, HARE HARE.”
Repeat these affirmations and mantras as many times as you can focusing on one at a time for your sacred love consciousness work. Find a time during the day where you can chant your affirmation or mantra for yourself and for the world. Most people receive mantras from a Guru that instructs you with how many times you should chant the mantra. I am not a Guru, but I’d advise you do what your intuition tells you to do. Let your own intuition guide you to how you will embrace love. Trust in yourself.
If you accept them, I send you blessings and love. If you accept them I send you compassion and happiness. May your heart be unhurt, unstruck and unbroken. May all beings be happy and free.