The Anahata or Heart chakra, located in the centre of your chest is represented by air and is the heart beat of the universe. Life, like the heart cannot exist without a harmonic rhythm or sound and electric energy. The heart, as so well known in western culture is the symbol of love. Love for self and others is the driving force of compassion, understanding and unity.
The representing animal of this chakra is the antelope, as it leaps through the air and remains in natural rhythm with the universe. The symbol of the heart chakra portrays the complete union of male and female energies.
The mystical nature of this air suggests that the sound emitted is actually outside of time and space, that it encourages an understanding of matters beyond everyday concerns.
When we are in congruence with the heart, we will automatically and intrinsically understand the value of altruism, deep, meaningful bonds with people & nature, caring and respect.
Healers of the world do so with the heart because it recognizes the inter-connections between us all and it values the notion that your healing helps to heal the world as well.
When this chakra is out of balance, you will notice selfish-ness will be very high. You will be un-caring and un-loving toward yourself, others and nature.
Balancing the heart chakra
Try this Heart Chakra Affirmation : I am open to love. All love resides within my heart. I deeply and completely love and accept myself. I nurture my inner child. I am wanted and loved. I live in balance, in a state of gracefulness and gratitude. I love the beauty of nature and the animal world. I forgive myself. I am open to love and kindness. I am grateful for all the challenges that helped me to transform and open up to love. I am connected with other human beings. I feel a sense of unity with nature and animals. I accept things as they are. I am peaceful.
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