Heart Chakra: Center of wholeness, love of self and other
The focus of the lower self or mind is on the areas of our outer life and experience that are the province of the first three chakras. Unbalanced energies here manifest in preoccupations anchored in fear, misdirected passion, power struggles and identity problems.
The heart chakra is the energy center where we begin to shift from outer preoccupation and open to an inner space where we can connect with wholeness. It is in the heart chakra that we can connect with self love and acceptance and embrace the duality of life. Embracing duality allows us to move beyond the separatism of the ego with its judgments of good and bad, black and white.
It is in the heart that we have the ability to move beyond the judgment and analysis of the intellect into acceptance, compassion and wisdom.
Heart Chakra and Observer Self
Development of the Observer Self is of great help in moving from lower chakra preoccupation (ego-outer world) to the deeper and broader perspectives facilitated through the heart chakra. This is not just a change in ideas about things; it is a shift in the level of consciousness to a more inclusive, deeply felt connection with self, other and life itself. It is essentially a change from living in a reactive way to the outer environment to living from the inside in a more compassionate and proactive empowered way. We become the master of how we feel rather than being at the mercy of external events to trigger negative thought and emotion.
Living more from this space results in a greater state of coherence of our energy, more inner peace and greater stillness of mind that allows for more conscious creation.
This shift is not an event, but a process that takes place over time.
The process proceeds more rapidly as you clear lower chakra issues and practice bringing in the frequencies of higher awareness. Development of the Observer Self helps you to be better able to move into higher awareness at will.
Meditative practice helps expand the ability to dwell in this state, and there is an eventual shift so that more and more of life can be experienced from this perspective.