With the change of seasons among us, we turn our focus inwards to embody the spiritual lesson that teaches us how to act out of love and compassion and recognize that the most powerful energy we have is love. We've been preparing ourselves for change by working with self trust, self love, blossoming, and patience. All ways to lead up to expansion, heart opening and healing.
When I think of expansion and growth, I think of peeling away layers. Envision the lotus - the symbol for the heart chakra has twelve petals representing the twelve vrittis (impediments in consciousness that block enlightenment) - lustfulness, fraudulence, indecision, repentance, hope, anxiety, longing, impartiality, arrogance, incompetency, discrimination, defiance).
As we peel away these obstacles we create more space for light, love and connection..... allowing us to open up ‘Anahata’ ,our heart chakra the middle chakra that mediates between the body and spirit and determines their health and strength. It is the main chakra related to our physical health by encompassing the heart, circulatory system, air and our breathing
With the development of psychotherapy and spiritual movements, love is becoming recognized as an influential force that can help us heal others and ourselves. Therefore, Anahata is arguably the most needed and fundamental chakra to connect with in order to understand our true essence, spirit, and soul.
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – William Shakespeare