Anahata Chakra, Living from the Heart




The heart chakra is the center of the human energy system. It functions both physically and emotionally to keep the life force alive.

Just as the heart organ carries the life blood through the body, so the heart chakra moves love through our lives.

The heart chakra operates on the physical as well as the emotional and energetic planes. Physically the heart comprises the myocardium, the aorta, the pulmonary artery, and the four chambers. Energetically, it comprises the heart protector, which shields us from emotional pain, and the spiritual heart, which is pure and thought to be the seat of divinity within us.

The heart thrives on brotherhood, joy, peace and understanding. A happy heart is the tonic of life.


Intelligence: Remembering the good

Soul lesson: Brotherhood and Love

The heart chakra’s attitudes are based on love, compassion, and healing.

Developing an open heart chakra comes from knowing that we are love itself. As we mature and require less sustenance from the external world to nurture us, we become better able to give out love, warmth, and healing from a kind and generous spirit.

We become capable of sustaining love and allowing it to fill our lives.

The heart chakra’s need to love is its only driving force. It can be happy loving animals, nature, or the world at large. It thrives on the two-way nature of relationships so that it can function with peace, warmth, care and a sense of oneness.

Allow yourself to live more freely in the moment and to honestly hear – and follow – what your heart is telling you. This simple mind-heart shift can entirely change your life.

When we have walls up around our heart, the task of taking them down can feel quite heavy. With a little bit of dedication and awareness, though, the process is actually as simple as practicing the golden rule: kindness.

Not only should we treat others as we would like to be treated, but we should also treat ourselves as we would like to be treated. A big part of this involves not forgetting to take care of our heart emotionally.

Be gentle, honest, and present with yourself.

“I found God in myself and I loved her; I loved her fiercely.” ~Ntozake Change




Sometimes connecting to your heart means letting go of what holds you back from it.

Let go in this moment as you listen to the words of this poem by Safire Rose

Practice letting go of what keeps you from living from, listening to, and touching your heart with this meditation.

                     She Let Go





Heart Chakra Journal Prompt

In this simple but powerful prompt I invite you to listen to the voice of your heart. What is she saying to you?

What is your heart telling you right now?