I am in the middle of an online session of Writing the Energetic Body. We are diving into the heart chakra.
Chakra 4: Anahata ~ Love • Peace • The Pure Sound of Creation • The Right to Love • Air
The 4th chakra is the core of our entire energy system, the fulcrum between the material world and the spiritual world. Its element is air; its principle is balance. In order to live, we need to breathe. When we take the time to pay attention to our breath, we invite our bodies to relax and our spirits to gently be known.
The heart is where we discover our emotional nature in relation to ourselves alone. (It is here where we also realize that Self, really is the whole world. As I inhale and exhale, I exchange the air with everything that inhales and exhales—you, animals, plants, etc.) In the big picture, nature is always balancing itself Bringing it back down to ourselves (knowing that we are connected), we must at some point ask ourselves, “How do I achieve balance in my life?”
The heart takes the passion of the first three chakras and moves it to a place of compassion. It takes raw energy and refines it, softens it, gives it an anchor.
4 thoughts on “Anahata Chakra ~ Breathing the World”
Holly, what a beautiful and powerful blog post, as well as a beautiful and powerful video to accompany it. I cannot help but be Re-Minded that I AM long overdue to spend time with “The Osho Zen Tarot.” It remains one of the most visually appealing Tarot Decks I have ever used, and I AM long overdue to share it with some of my best clients and students. Thank you, again, for all you do, and I wholeheartedly look forward to your next “Writing the Energetic Body” Workshop, because I SHALL participate in that one!
Robert ~ Om shanti. Thank you. I look forward to seeing your writing again, too! After many weeks of astrological mania, it is nice to be in the Heart Chakra now. xo
Astrological Mania! Yes, that is an apt description, and it certainly applied in my life, too. Actually, I published a post yesterday, Friday, June 29, 2012 and expect to publish another one today, too. You know, now that I think about it, I believe there is a Goddess named Mania. If so, I need to read about Her so I can appease Her the next time any kind of mania shows up in or around my life. Hmmm… I sense a new blog post looking on the horizon… Stay tuned, and thank you.
Holly, this was truly a beautiful and powerful post, as well as an amazing video. I must say, it Re-Minds me of the fact that I AM long overdue to use “The Osho Zen Tarot.” It remains one of the most visually appealing Tarot Decks I have ever used. And I wholeheartedly look forward to your next “Writing the Energetic Body” Workshop because I AM DEFINITELY participating in that one!