Heart Chakra Series: Mediations & Visualizations for the Heart
Both meditation and visualizations are a wonderful way to strengthen and clear the heart chakra. The purpose of meditation is to bring harmony and balance to the body. Any and all types of meditation have a positive effect on the chakra system, as well as the rest of the body, however the meditation below focuses an immense amount of energy on the heart space. Visualizations focus positive energy on one particular physical or emotional aspect of your life and clear out any stagnant, blocked or excess energy that is clogging up your frequency. Past hurts, either physical, emotional or energetic, can leave an imprint on your energetic body that eventually manifests itself into the physical. Clearing away negative energy through meditation and visualization allows space for divine light to flow, as well as elevates your frequency, attracting higher vibrations your way.
Using mudras (specific hand positions) and sounds while meditating is another way to open the chakras. The mudras have the power to send more energy to a particular chakra and the chanted sounds increase the resonance of that chakra. Hold your hands in the mudra for the heart chakra and breathe in. On the exhales breathe out the chant. Try to mediate for at least 10 minutes a day. Sit cross-legged letting the tips of your index finger and thumb touch. Put your left hand on your left knee and your right hand at about the level of the diaphragm. Concentrate on the heart chakra at the spine, level with the heart.
Chant YAM. In Sanskrit, A is pronounced as “ah” and M is pronounced as “mng”.
Begin by doing something for yourself that you have always wanted to do but have postponed. Acting on a true desire always gives back energy and love to you. Loving others gives you energy that is healing, so take time to celebrate with those you love. Celebrate the fact that they are in your life and you are in theirs. Let them know how much they mean to you. Be conscious of your own gratitude for the love that is in your life. See or feel yourself connected to Divine energy and imagine that energy flowing back through you. Release into the energy your needs and fears. See that energy retuning to the heavens and delivering that message, and know that it will be answered. Now, visualize circuits of your energy transferring messages of love to all the people you cherish in your life, and feel the energy of their love returning to you. Now, visualize your energy carrying messages of love into the world around you, connecting with the energy of nature and all of life. Picture yourself as large as the galaxy and capable of encompassing in your heart the Divine energy that exists at the root of all creation. Feel yourself vibrate in sync with that energy. See and feel yourself become one with Divine energy, which is the life force itself.
Love gives us the power to clear away past emotions. Feel the weight drop from your body and mind. Visualize your emotional burdens rushing out of your system like debris in a stream. With your purified vision you can now see and appreciate all that is in your life, even your history that has brought you to this moment. Feel the soothing effect of this cleansing as you do this visualization repeat to yourself: “I ask the Divine to fill my body and spirit with the healing power of love, strong enough that I can feel its power. I need this power so that I may heal and live a full life.”
Thank you to Caroline Myss and her book Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can for this powerful visualization.