Heart Chakra Opening is Enhanced or Impeded by Daily Life
Heart chakra opening, development and strengthening can occur in a variety of ways. Conscious focus and practice are the preferred means, but that does not always happen as generally we are unaware of our energy systems, how they operate and why they are important to know about. Bringing consciousness to our energy systems brings better health of mind-body-spirit.
Spiritual teachers have been telling us for some time that this time in our evolution is about heart chakra opening. Sometimes I wonder if the chaos and disasters of the world are pointing u in the direction of greater compassion, conscious connection and empathy as a means to expand our hearts.
All our chakras are affected by our environment. However the heart chakra may be the most important one to pay attention to considering its size, importance and influence in our mind and bodies.
Entrainment is a word that describes how one energy is affected by and aligns with another energy (the stronger energy for good or ill predominates). Our energy fields entrain to our environmental circumstances quite naturally and unconsciously. Through becoming aware of this process we can take charge of it and thereby have more control over our feelings, moods and interactions in the world.
Heart Chakra Opening and Relationships
Once we are aware we have the choice to take control and shift our energy and feelings to more pleasant states. This can be especially important in relationships. We all are affecting each other all the time.
Our relationships are affected by all our energies. However the heart center has a strong and major influence, especially with those we are closest to. Our heart center is the largest center in our bodies. Negative feelings hurt, close us down and the pressure of pent up energies can cause us to strike out in anger or frustration. These all have a negative effect on not only our moods and relationships but also our health. Conversely love, tenderness and care affect our hearts with positive, healing energy. These feelings expand our field out in all directions at the same time that they have a positive effect on body and mind.
To give you an idea about the strength of the heart: our heart is capable of 2.5 watts of power with each beat. This is enough power to light a small night light or a small radio. The heart is 5000 times more powerful than the brain.
Our heart signal does not stop at the level of the skin but radiates out 4-5 feet. It is sensitive to our emotions, thoughts, level of well being and environment. Depression, illness, fatigue and stress all affect its proper function.
Heart Chakra Opening Produces Health and Wellbeing
Opening our heart increases its coherence. Coherence is correlated with good health and a feeling of buoyancy. We normally have a slight incoherence from one heartbeat to another. When we have feelings of love, appreciation or gratitude, the waves become dramatically more coherent, uniform and consistent.
At the Institute of Heart Math (www.instituteofheartmath.com) more coherent wave patterns were found to create more balance and harmony within the nervous system which correlates with greater immunity. Perhaps this is why we tend toward better health when we are in love!
The bottom line is that there is an energetic reality to our interchanges, interaction, reactions and attractions. If we understood and managed these energies consciously, we could significantly improve our communications at work and at home, as well as improve our health and well being!
- Chill Out: Anger Is Bad For the Heart (fitsugar.com)