Anahata, the Heart Chakra

“There is nobility in compassion,  a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.”

-John Connolly- 
Anahata is the gateway between heaven and earth. 

The first three chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) provide us with the ability to participate fully in the world we live in while the last three (throat, 3rd eye and crown) deal with our spiritual growth. 

The heart chakra acts as an intermediary between these two realms.

It is through our hearts that we feel the world.  When we do the work of the heart everyone benefits, ourselves included.
Love is a universal singular concept.  While it might seem as though there are many different types of love: romantic, familial, chocolate etc…

The truth of the matter is, that there is only one type of love. 

Real love is unconditional and is offered to all beings and things regardless of their relationship to us. 

Love is felt as compassion and expressed as kindness. 

Love is NOT supposed to hurt. Love does NOT hold you down or hold you back. “Love lifts us up where we belong”. (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes) If I may be so bold, and it sets us free.

Anything else is just fear, insecurity and self loathing masquerading about, pretending to be love. And this can lead us to harm the ones we love as we attempt to cling to or possess the things we are afraid to loose.

We’ve all done it. Yes even you…

But remember to err is human and we all screw up sometimes.

So when you find yourself hurt and your heart chakra out of balance there is one thing above all that will allow you to heal.

And that is to FORGIVE.

Don’t misunderstand me. Forgiveness is not an act of weakness but an act of strength. It does not leave you vulnerable but shields you from further harm.

Forgiveness is not granted to the offender because they deserve it… but because you do.

“Love is felt as compassion and expressed as kindness.” 


You deserve to be free and only through love, unconditional love, can we be free. Harboring anger towards another gives them infinite license to do you harm. Anger is a prison, a vengeful master, that will flay you to the bone if you give it the power to.

Only through forgiveness is it possible to break free from such a prison.

Forgiveness is the key to healing and a balanced heart chakra .  Without forgiveness, compassion and kindness, the gate to our higher self will remain stubbornly closed and enlightenment out of our reach.

If love is unconditional then so too is forgiveness. There is no crime so grave or sin so great that it cannot be forgiven.

That may be hard to swallow, especially in the face some of the true evil that seems to roam this planet. But remember it isn’t for them it’s for you and the ones you love and admire. We forgive so that we might be free and find our highest selves.

This article is for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor nor do i diagnose, prescribe, or treat any illness. Consult a physician regarding any health concerns you may have or before beginning any kind of regimen or treatment.

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