5 Unconventional Ways to Trigger the Heart Chakra
Our chakras play a huge part in our mental and physical development, they have healing effects and, if we are spiritually advanced, we are able to control the energy of our whole being using the chakras. In this article, we focus on the heart chakra.
The heart chakra is the central chakra, right smack in the middle of the phenomenal kundalini process. It is the pivot of the human soul, the spiritual hinge of the human mind. In Buddhist circles, it is known as heart-mind, as it connects the higher and lower aspects of the human condition.
It’s where Shiva (the divine masculine) and Shakti (the divine feminine) are eternally dancing, yin-yang-happy with their moving in and out of being and not-being, mind and no-mind, attachment and detachment, life and death, finitude and infinity. There are infinite lessons hidden within such dancing, most of which are difficult to tap into. For the sake of uncanny exploration, let’s dive into five unconventional ways to trigger the heart chakra.
As you already concluded, the heart chakra represents the divine feminine and masculine concepts that are one of the crucial elements in creating the archaic mythology and the first understanding of the world for the first humans.
To manipulate this chakra is not easy, as well as any other chakra of your body, it requires a lot of dedication, patience, and spiritual development. But still, there are some very simple ways to trigger the heart chakra and everybody can do it!
1) Let your heart break over and over again
Nobody really wants to get hurt, that’s for sure. But our defensive mechanisms may cause even bigger damage then falling in love with the wrong person, for example. The basic rule is to leave your heart open. Be not afraid to risk, those who have faith and a pure heart, even after many failures, they will get what they want and DESERVE in the end. If you keep your heart closed, it will be filled with poison and toxicity only, your defense mechanisms may create a monster out of you. Be realistic, but keep optimism and give your heart a chance.
“If you’re really listening, if you’re truly awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders.” ~ Andrew Harvey
2) Heartstorm with a child
You already know what brainstorming is, a method of problem-solving in which members of a group contribute ideas spontaneously. But you probably haven’t heard of heartstorming: a method of soul-questioning in which members of a group contribute creative questions spontaneously.
This is a very effective healing method of your brain, sould and heart too. The energy of the purest spirits living on Earth, the children, have astonishing effects on the older and damaged spirits. If you have kids, try heartstorming, but be aware that you need to enter the discussion without any reserve.
You have to trust the children if you want them to trust you back, you need to be equal to them and truly see them as your equals.
“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.” –Khalil Gibran
3) Transform the mundane into mythos
Try to see the world with different eyes, try to fascinate yourself and the people around you, try to feel the spirits all around you and live as one with nature. However, this is not as easy as it sounds. You need to have a different insight and you have to be spiritually advanced to keep the balance.
For starters, become aware of the energy of the universe, accept the fact that everything and all is connected and you have the choice to live materialistic and consumeristic life or to go beyond the limits of the everyday monotony.
“The mystical is not how the world is, but that it is.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
4) Practice the Zen of Fearlessness
“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal
Change can be a scary thing. And the fact that we are living in an ever-changing, ever-morphing universe is astronomically scary.
Compound this with the fear-mongering tactics of fearful groups of people vainly trying to keep things the same so that they can feel safe and secure in their comfort zones, and you have a system that is exorbitantly scary from all psychosocial angles. And that’s all perfectly okay. That’s just fine and dandy.
You know why? Because it’s all mere fodder, it’s all ridiculously useful fuel, for those of us who dare to practice the Zen of Fearlessness.
Like Judith Leif profoundly elucidated, “The essential cause of our suffering and anxiety is ignorance of the nature of reality, and craving and clinging to something illusory. That is referred to as ego, and the gasoline in the vehicle of ego is fear. Ego thrives on fear, so unless we figure out the problem of fear, we will never understand or embody any sense of egolessness or selflessness.”
The Zen of Fearlessness is the radical acceptance that the universe is a scary place and the even more radical acceptance that: so what!
Courage feeds off precisely this type of fear, and I will always choose Courage over Worry. Fearlessness is about transforming fear from an unskillful worry into a skillful courage.
It’s an authentic freedom from the delusion that we are unchanging beings in a static universe and the radical acceptance that we are changing beings within a dynamic, interconnected and interdependent cosmos.
5) Develop your own metamorality
Try to create your own new pattern of values and adapt your new positive personality. This happens as the last phase of becoming self-aware and this chakra plays a vital part in the true self-recognition and functioning.
Becoming a unique person with own set of rules and values, searching and fighting for own purpose and goals is a hard task. Sounds tricky, but not really –we have only to take the cosmos, as an interdependent whole, into deeper consideration to discover new ways of being a moral human in an indifferent but profoundly interconnected universe. Like Swami Vivekananda said, “Undifferentiated consciousness, when differentiated, becomes the world.”
The most important thing in the social connection is to value and respect freedom. If you live as one with the universe, you will have understanding for the other beings, but your new set of rules and goals is a launched missile that moves fast forward. You need to find a balance between your own goals and how the people around you feel about it. Be careful not to hurt anyone’s freedom or dignity, try to be empathic and compassionate instead.