The Anahata Green Heart Chakra

The Ana­ha­ta Green Heart Chakra

 

A Word from Brother Thomas

If you could see humankind as we on this side of aware­ness do, you would see beau­ti­ful sparkling lights that we rec­og­nize as souls.  Each soul has a charge of ener­gy that was giv­en it by Source, on the day of cre­ation, that will stay with it  for­ev­er.  As the Soul jour­neys, addi­tion­al ener­gy is gath­ered and attract­ed. The soul becomes more bright and pow­er­ful. It is able to accom­plish more things. Noth­ing is brighter than a soul that has gained aware­ness of the mys­ti­cal path!  So many ener­getic changes take place.  It is like the light adjust­ment on your smart devices.  The more the mys­tic fol­lows the path, the greater the soul’s illu­mi­na­tion. Remem­ber, like attracts like! As you com­mune with the Spir­i­tus Lumine, your light becomes brighter – attract­ing the light of ascend­ed guides them­selves!  This is one of the ways they know to come to you! As your light becomes brighter, that is your sig­nal that you are ready for their assis­tance. No light is more beau­ti­ful than the dis­cov­ery of a new soul which becomes vis­i­ble to us! It is like the excite­ment of your very own astronomers who dis­cov­er the light of a new star! They are eager to map and study it fur­ther!  So it is with you. As your light becomes bright, your lumi­nes­cence attracts new guides to help with your ascen­dance.

Remem­ber, like attracts like! As you com­mune with the Spir­i­tus Lumine, your light becomes brighter – attract­ing the light of ascend­ed guides them­selves!

It is no under­state­ment to say that the first and great­est jump a human being can make in their spir­i­tu­al devel­op­ment to move from iden­ti­fy­ing with the pow­ers of the Manipu­ra to that of the Ana­ha­ta – the Green Heart Chakra. The pow­er of this chakra is what pre­pares one for the great work ahead. While most humans are amazed by those, who have a pow­er­ful mind that is capa­ble of under­stand­ing all things – we on this side are even more amazed by those who add the wis­dom of the heart to this knowl­edge. Until now, the chakras we have stud­ied are foun­da­tion­al to build­ing the char­ac­ter of the human being. The heart chakra allows us to use this unique soul char­ac­ter to the ben­e­fit of oth­ers.  It is the chakra of mul­ti­pli­ca­tion. Before, were serv­ing our­selves and used oth­ers to our ends – using the ener­gy of the Ana­ha­ta Green Heart Chakra, we gain an even high­er dimen­sion of ener­gy – that of peace, hope, love, and joy.  The teach­ing of this ener­gy is what sets oth­ers free!  With­out a doubt, mys­tics seek to com­mune with Source, but just as impor­tant­ly, there is a hope with­in each mys­tic that their light work will some­how ben­e­fit oth­ers as well. Let us study this chakra and learn how this may be so.

Basic Information

Of the sev­en tra­di­tion­al chakras, the Ana­ha­ta, or heart chakra, is con­sid­ered the mid­point of these impor­tant ener­gy cen­ters. The chakra is con­sid­ered a bridge between the phys­i­cal and spir­i­tu­al worlds and as such is giv­en great impor­tance in meta­phys­i­cal lit­er­a­ture. When uti­lized with mind­ful­ness and aware­ness, the Ana­ha­ta helps us tran­scend the ego – which seeks to max­i­mize peo­ple, places, and things to its own ends. The heart chakra is about giv­ing and receiv­ing. In many ways it is a com­mu­nal chakra that func­tions best as indi­vid­u­als seek what is best in oth­ers as well as them­selves. It’s col­or is green, like the ever­green – which remains active and alive even in the bleak­est of win­ter­time. It rep­re­sents love, peace, joy, har­mo­ny, heal­ing, peace, peace­mak­ing, com­pas­sion and well-being.  This is the ener­gy we feel when we are moved to tears of joy or expe­ri­ence the tears of injus­tice! This is the chakra that moves to action when we see nat­ur­al dis­as­ters that have destroyed entire com­mu­ni­ties. This is the place where we feel deep, joy, love, and con­nec­tion with those we love. For many peo­ple, the abil­i­ty to access the heart chakra is lim­it­ed to close fam­i­ly and friends – but our hearts can be great­ly expand­ed to expe­ri­ence love over­flow­ing. The impor­tance and pow­er of this chakra should not be under­es­ti­mat­ed. If one thinks about it, the mis­sion and focus of so many heav­en­ly sav­iors, earth­ly mas­ters, avatars, and the like has been to teach us how to love more per­fect­ly. The way of love and non­vi­o­lence has changed many nations when laws and wars could not! It is tru­ly a majes­tic chakra!

Lesson of the Green Anahata Chakra

As ener­gy con­tin­ues to flow in an upward direc­tion from the Manipu­ra, or men­tal, chakra, the new ener­gy of the Ana­ha­ta, heart chakra, fur­ther refines the vibra­tions it receives with the ener­gies of love, com­pas­sion, heal­ing, har­mo­ny, and well-being. As the mind medi­ates our emo­tions, so too, our hearts medi­ate the ener­gy that springs from the mind.

Mercy

The heart adds mer­cy in times of judg­ment. A per­fect exam­ple of this is a sto­ry pre­sent­ed in the Holy Bible about an adul­ter­ous woman who was brought before Jesus for judge­ment. The group who brought the woman (Isn’t it inter­est­ing that we don’t know why the man involved with her wasn’t brought for­ward as well?), remind­ed him that the law (bib­li­cal law) required her to be stoned to death. Isn’t this an amaz­ing exam­ple of read­ing and inter­pret­ing spir­i­tu­al text from a lit­er­al and fun­da­men­tal view – as so many do today? The judge­ment was con­sid­ered cor­rect because it was a lit­er­al appli­ca­tion of text – a beau­ti­ful func­tion of the Manipu­ra chakra! Jesus did not use text to harm oth­ers. He showed the crowd a dif­fer­ent way. He had com­pas­sion upon the woman and made the famous state­ment, “Let those who are with­out sin cast the first stone!” This is an exam­ple of draw­ing the ener­gy of the mind to the heart! This is the func­tion of the Ana­ha­ta as it was meant to be! That day, judge­ment was tem­pered by mer­cy as the crowd walked away until there was only Jesus and the woman remain­ing. Accord­ing to text, Jesus asked the woman, “Where are your accusers?” The woman replied, “Lord, they have all gone away.” This reply is a per­fect exam­ple of what hap­pens as we engage the heart – all of our accusers go away! So much of the suf­fer­ing of humankind is the result of shame, guilt, self-loathing and low esteem. All of these “accusers” can go away the moment we cor­rect­ly engage the ener­gy of the Ana­ha­ta!

Flow the Energy Upward

Our inabil­i­ty to active­ly engage the ener­gies in motion from the emo­tion­al and men­tal chakra and draw them upward to the heart is a source of much per­son­al pain, self-loathing, low self-esteem, and the feel­ing that “we are not enough.” Every day, those who walk the mys­ti­cal path will cer­tain­ly be tempt­ed to harsh­ly crit­i­cize and judge them­selves and oth­ers. It appears to be hard­wired into our DNA! Cer­tain­ly, it is a cul­tur­al past time for sure. How­ev­er, the famous say­ing, “Judge not that you be not judged,” remains true. If we res­onate with the emo­tion­al or men­tal states, rather than the heart, and we give into crit­i­cal and judg­men­tal behav­iors, we will attract and res­onate with the same kind of ener­gies – only this time, it will be direct­ed towards our­selves! There is a way out. We must use the pow­er of the mind to remind us to raise these ener­gies to the Ana­ha­ta!

Many who walk the spir­i­tu­al path act as though “rais­ing our ener­gy” is a com­pli­cat­ed process – as though it were some mag­i­cal thing that takes years of learn­ing. The Mys­ti­cal Path of Spir­i­tus Lumine is much more prac­ti­cal. We teach that to raise ener­gy to the heart chakra, one only needs to exam­ine sit­u­a­tions of con­cern more care­ful­ly. For instance, if one is feel­ing “charge” or emo­tion­al about some­thing, they must devel­op the habit of remind­ing them­selves to apply their men­tal facil­i­ties to look at the sit­u­a­tion more deeply and objec­tive­ly – and this time with­out judg­ment. This rais­es the ener­gies from the emo­tion­al cen­ters to the mind. Once an objec­tive view­point is derived, and emo­tions are less­ened, the stu­dent then reminds them­selves to apply the prin­ci­ples of heal­ing, har­mo­ny, love, and com­pas­sion to the issue of con­cern. This sim­ple process is what it means to raise ener­gy to the heart chakra. The hard­est part of it all is devel­op­ing a con­scious aware­ness of those moments when we feel emo­tion­al or judge­men­tal – and catch our­selves in the act. Let’s con­tin­ue with a fic­tion­al exam­ple.

A Short Example

Let’s say that you see a per­son in a busy inter­sec­tion hold­ing a home­less sign and beg­ging for mon­ey. Per­haps like many, you become out­raged by the behav­ior not­ing that it is against city laws to beg in pub­lic places and that it backs up the cars in your traf­fic lane. You might add some per­son­al judge­ments as well such as “Why doesn’t this per­son get a job? I’ll bet that per­son makes a lot of mon­ey doing this. If I give mon­ey, the per­son will prob­a­bly use it to buy drugs and get high! Then, you remind your­self not to stay stuck with emo­tion­al charge. You raise the ener­gy to the Manipu­ra by inten­tion­al­ly remov­ing your judge­ments and deter­mine to think more objec­tive­ly. You note, the per­son looks cold and has no jack­et. You rea­son that if the per­son is tru­ly home­less, it will be nec­es­sary to raise enough mon­ey to buy a cheap place of lodg­ing before night­fall. Per­haps you recon­sid­er the rea­son­able­ness the laws which pro­hib­it beg­ging in pub­lic loca­tions. Next, you raise the ener­gy of this sit­u­a­tion to the Ana­ha­ta by notic­ing that this per­son appears fright­ened, thin, unhealthy, and cold. You won­der per­haps if such a per­son has deep emo­tion­al prob­lems that keep them from hold­ing a job and relat­ing to oth­ers as “nor­mal” peo­ple do. You remind your­self that if you lost your job – per­haps you’d be a few months away from this same con­di­tion! As the ener­gy rais­es to the Ana­ha­ta, you feel a com­pas­sion and con­nec­tion for the home­less per­son that a few sec­onds ago made you angry. You act on this con­nec­tion and decide to offer the per­son a few bills you have set aside in the car. As you roll down the win­dow, you smile and say “Good luck bud­dy,” as you hand over the bills. As you dri­ve away, you imag­ine green heal­ing ener­gy being trans­mit­ted from above that total­ly envelops the unfor­tu­nate indi­vid­ual – bring­ing peace and har­mo­ny as it does so. This, approach, as sim­ple as it is, can be applied to any sit­u­a­tion of emo­tion­al charge or con­cern.

How to Access this Chakra

A Surefire way to Energize the Heart Chakra

A guar­an­teed way to open the heart chakra is pause for a moment of grat­i­tude and thanks­giv­ing. It works every time. Start giv­ing grat­i­tude and thanks for every­thing (and we mean every­thing) in your life. The very nature of the heart is based upon thanks­giv­ing and grat­i­tude. Get in the habit of wear­ing a wrist mala (a bracelet made of medi­um-sized wood­en beads or sacred stones). Hold the mala in your dom­i­nant hand, close your eyes, and as you take each breath, roll a bead between your fin­ger and thumb (sim­i­lar to a rosary). As you inhale, men­tal­ly say, “I am thank­ful for ___________.” See if you can roll the entire neck­lace before you stop. This also works when you are anx­ious about some per­son, place, or thing. Just take a moment and roll the beads as you reflect about what you can find to be thank­ful for as you think about the sit­u­a­tion. Giv­ing thanks is not an intu­itive process. Most of the humankind accept their bless­ings with­out much thought – and curse their mis­for­tune each time it occurs. If we want to live a life where our heart chakra is open and acti­vat­ed, it is impor­tant to train our­selves in the spir­i­tu­al work of giv­ing thanks and show­ing grat­i­tude many times over the times we show dis­plea­sure.

Access the ener­gy of this chakra by prac­tic­ing inner and out­er forms which focus upon:

  • The col­or green (both phys­i­cal­ly and with the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion),
  • Lis­ten­ing to har­mon­ics of the musi­cal note F (43.6, 87.2, 174.4, and 348.8 Hz),
  • Chant­i­ng, or lis­ten­ing to chants, of the seed mantra YAM (pro­nounced yum),
  • Plac­ing your atten­tion upon the sacred geom­e­try of the octa­he­dron – rep­re­sen­ta­tive of your sacred space for love, for­give­ness, heal­ing, and com­pas­sion,
  • Car­ry­ing or hold­ing gem­stones of Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Cal­cite, Green Tour­ma­line,
  • A com­bi­na­tion of any or all of the meth­ods above.

Review

The sacred green heart chakra rep­re­sents the mid­point of the sev­en major ener­getic cen­ters. This chakra takes the ener­gy of the yel­low, orange, and red chakras below it and refines the ener­gy using the pow­er of love, com­pas­sion, and har­mo­ny. The pow­er of love is need­ed to medi­ate the harsh log­ic of the mind. For instance, a ratio­nal and intel­li­gent minds cre­ate laws.  Hearts, on the oth­er hand, help us to know when excep­tions to a law ought to be made. The ener­gy of love is pow­er­ful not only on this third dimen­sion­al world but the high­er dimen­sions beyond as well. The abil­i­ty to access the pow­er of love pro­vides the ener­gy we need to ascend to the next lev­el of our spir­i­tu­al growth.

Other Material

  1.  The Bija Seed Mantra “Ram” is pre­sent­ed in this med­i­ta­tion video. Take a moment and lis­ten to it while imag­in­ing the col­or green on your inter­nal men­tal view screen.

2.  This next video fea­tures Matt Kahn, a beau­ti­ful new age who has much to say about becom­ing a more lov­ing per­son.  Matt and Julie Dittmar have a series of teach­ings they enti­tle, True, Divine Nature. As you lis­ten to this video – notice how Matt encour­ages us all to respond with lov­ing­ly – even when we are inten­tion­al­ly mis­treat­ed!