Love all living beings in a kind and transfiguring manner. Try to find the qualities that truly deserve to be loved and admired in them.
Think of others before thinking about yourself at least 7 times a day and thus you will feel that the love you give them comes back to you, infinitely more than you imagine.
Represents: compassion, emotional tranquility, detachment and unconditional love.
Symbolical representation: the consciousness of love and empathic communion with other beings, abnegation and self-giving.
On the psychic level: endless and everlasting love for your fellows, compassion, altruism, empathy, acceptance and self-sacrifice.
On the physical level: it coordinates the activity of the circulatory system, respiratory system and immune system.
Characteristic reactions due to an energy disturbance: the person in whom the energies characteristic to Anahata Chakra are disturbed will suffer because of dramatic or even tragic situations. Such people will have problems with the thymus and the endocrine gland corresponding to this center of force.
Characteristic element: the subtle energies of air.
Sensory organ: the skin.
Sense: tactile sense.
“The person who concentrates and meditates on Anahata Chakra may easily have out of body experiences, he or she may easily “fly” to other realms, into paradise-like universes or into another person’s body, experiencing the other person’s states of being. Such a person becomes the instrument of the divine cosmic love and obtains all other divine qualities.”
From a mundane perspective, a person with an awakened Anahata Chakra will have a well-developed artistic sense, easily mastering art, poetry, or prose.
In a human being the awakening of Anahata Chakra allows the experience of sublime states of love as well as the intimate, mysterious communion with the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Let us remember the wonderful vision of Sundar Singh: “And I began to pray: “O, Lord, You who are everywhere, You who are the water of my life, have mercy on me and fill me with your Holy Spirit and your love, so that nothing else could get inside me ever again.
I only want You inside my heart, forever and ever. I do not want blessings, I want You, only You. I do not want the world, I do not want the vanities, I do not want its glory and I do not want the sky. I want You.
Because for me, You are the sky. In you I found the peace and tranquility of my heart. My heart is for you, not for anyone else. Therefore, my heart can only find peace in you, Father, the one who seeded in me this thirst for You and peace.
Remove from my heart all that stands against your will, come and dwell inside of me and lead my heart anywhere you desire.
When I got up, what did my eyes see? A being made of the very rays of light and possessing a beauty beyond all words, was standing right in front of me.
Although that being of light did not say a word, although I was not able to look at it properly because the tears filling my eyes were hindering my sight, a wave of love was coming from that being and a divine light was filling my soul.
I recognized Him immediately as the Lord. I came closer and I fell before Him. He had the key to open the gate to my heart and to fill it up with His love. I could see nothing in me, or around me. I could only see Him.
Obviously, the heart of man is the temple and the throne of God. When the Lord picks a heart to come dwell into, the very kingdom and sky of heaven come to live inside that man’s heart as well.”
IT IS YOU I WANT, ONLY YOU
Other great mystics reveal to us their experiences:
“But where is God? Where there is nothing but consuming love. At the very point where love burns and is not consumed. This is where the “sight” of God is. And in this space, in the flames, occurs the mysterious meeting beyond the mind, between our beloved God and a soul in love with Him. It is in your heart.”
Saint Simon tells us about this encounter:
“I am speechless at the sight of His beauty and kindness and when I see how the Creator opens up His arms and comes to me and reveals His infinite Glory for me.
Thinking about how fast could someone reach His heights, I immediately found Him splendid and shining radiantly from my heart. His light appears from outside and all of a sudden we find Him inside us, from which He springs forth forcefully, like a burning fire.”
One of the most elevating spiritual practices performed by Christians is the isihast prayer, the prayer of the heart, which implies that the practitioner repeats Jesus’ name constantly and without stopping.
The repetition of the prayer “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me!” leads to experiences impossible to describe, an announcement on earth of the happiness awaiting us in the other world. Such bliss is saved for those who seek God in the simplicity of their loving heart.
“I felt that the prayer was now getting down from lips to my heart; it seemed that my heart was repeating the words of the prayer with every pulsation, with every beat, all by itself.
I no longer repeated the words with my lips. I just listened very carefully to the sound of my heart. It seemed that my eyes were sinking inside my heart. Then I felt a slight pain and afterwards an overwhelming love.
This love was for Jesus Christ. I felt that if I only saw Him, I would fall at His feet I would hold them in my arms and I would kiss them thousands of times.
I would thank Him for the gift of love He has given me. Then I felt such a beneficialial warmth inside my heart that one could not possibly talk about it or describe it.”
“With my eyes closed, focusing all the power of my imagination, I would look upon my spiritual heart. In the beginning I felt like I was becoming confused, but after a while I began to sense my heart and its movements and through my breath I was able to insert the isihast prayer in it and then to take it out, as the saints teach us.
Inhaling, I would look with the aid of my spirit into my heart saying: “Lord Jesus Christ” and exhaling I would say: “have mercy on me”. I began with one hour of prayer per day and then I gradually increased the number of hours to several hours and finally to the whole day.
It took me about three weeks until I felt some pain in my heart and then a very pleasant warmth and afterwards an unimaginable joy. This joy gives me the desire to continue praying.
I felt a burning and overwhelming love for Jesus and for all of God’s creatures. My eyes were in tears. My weak thoughts were clear now and my mind seemed to see all things clearly as well. My soul was praising the Lord ceaselessly and my heart was lost in a sea of joy.”
The great sage Rumi says: “Love is the only constant in this universe. Love comes from the infinite and is eternal.”
The deepest and most uplifting feeling a person can experience is love. Love is ours, and yet it does not belong to us. It comes from God without ever having left Him. It is eternal and eternally creative.
What do we understand through love? What do we experience through love? Each of us sees and understands according to how awake their souls are.
There is no path more tender than love, that leads to God. Silent and tumultuous, passionate and candid, bright and invisible, uttered and unspoken, yet always in bloom, love is what keeps us alive.
Tomorrow when you wake up, look at the things around, the trees, the stones, the animals, the people and see this love everywhere. Wake up 30 minutes earlier tomorrow. Wash up and come back to your room.
Sit in a pose designed for meditation and relax your whole body. For seven minutes, focus on the Yantra of the Great Cosmic Wisdom Bhuwaneshwari and perceive the expansion of the heart chakra, Anahata Chakra.
Close your eyes and focus on Anahata Chakra, breathe deeply 21 times and direct the energy into the heart center. You will gradually perceive the activation of Anahata Chakra.
Now open your eyes and look at the world as if you were in Anahata Chakra. You may even imagine that you have a gigantic eye in Anahata Chakra and you’re looking at the world through it. You will feel how your soul is opening up and is happy that it can envelop the whole world.
You will also perceive a gigantic sphere of force, filled with love and radiating love from Anahata Chakra. Close you eyes again and remain like this for a while.
Become aware that the foundation of all things in the universe is love. Come back gradually, open your eyes and go back to your daily routine, remembering to look at the world through your heart.
We continue with the presentation of the fourth center of force, Anahata Chakra. Placed at the level of the cardiac plexus, it corresponds to the empathic, affective, elevated states of universal love and compassion.
The subtle corresponding element is air, vayu tattva. Anahata Chakra has 12 directions, in which the energy channels of vibration of the cosmic energies can manifest. The yogi who activates his Anahata Chakra up to 100% will become the instrument of manifestation for the divine love. At this level there exists the reflection of the essential Supreme Self, under the form of the individual soul.
Anahata Chakra marks the meeting place between the energies of the first three centers of force and the energies of the last three superior centers of force.
We live our lives in a constant, perpetual rush. We carry inside of us the “synthesis” of our experiences. We carry our past loves marked by what we perceive as victories and loses.
However, when we mention love and we recall the feeling, all things become bright because of a mysterious, special and living radiance.
THE MAGIC OF SIMPLICITY
It is possible, even very likely, that you do not recall what happened to you three years ago, on January 7, but you definitely remember the moment when you first met your lover or when you decided to be together.
Before your eyes, the images begin to flow one after the other. These moments are those that touched you most deeply, sometimes they made you cry, some times they made you smile.
If you experienced a great, exceptional love, you undoubtedly felt you are a beautiful, powerful person, with a special mission meant only for you to complete.
After a time, after this love came through your being and destroyed the last remains of your ego, you felt that you became a stronger and better person, apparently without any reason for it. Also, your love became more intense, more conscious and more elevating.
Love is constructive and creative, and it unites and elevates those who experience it. It is a regenerative principle and it transforms boredom, skepticism or loneliness into something beneficialial. Works of art, poetry and music, all these have love as an unseen ingredient.
Love is real, just as real as we are. Love is not a sterile intellectual concept, but it is a mysterious magic found in our whole being. As long as the existence and growth of even a single spade of grass are not the works of accident and chance, the fact that in this universe there exists a person who loves you is extremely meaningful.
We are here, on earth, mostly to manifest the divine love for those people who deserve it and above all, to manifest our love for God.
Few people know that the easiest way to transform into a better person is through love. Love is the only valid parameter to measure the value and importance of all things. Shared love is the destiny we will all have to fulfill, when we deserve it.
Loving is the easiest and most natural way of living ones life.
Each person feels the need to love, even before having the chance to do it. If a person experiences a state of pure and overwhelming love, sooner or later this love will attract a similar love in return.
“Trust and transfiguration are the virtues of love.”
“What is love if not the desire to surpass ones limits, of getting out from beneath ones inner limitations?”
“Love is the greatest happiness that a human can experience, because it represents the supreme effort of a person who attempts to escape from his/her inner loneliness.”
“Love is charming and delightful: it gives us the sense of our existence in its true shape and form with a lot of added variety and value. Through love everything changes, all things become more meaningful. Through transfiguration, a mysterious and divine paradise emerges from what at first appeared to be nothing.”
“Even if we do not suspect it, love is the supreme law of the universe. It is a mysterious law that governs and rules every existing thing, from the lifeless atom to the union of any couple. All our thoughts and actions go to it as to a divine center of irresistible attraction.”
Love is what gives people the power to dream and follow their dreams. Love gives birth to the mysterious aspiration of self-knowledge.
If you feel you no longer have this wonderful feeling of love towards a person, or something really important in your life, then it can only mean one of two things: either you were never able to love, or that you forgot how to look inside of you, where this love is still present.
Love knows that the things of the mind are fickle and are subject to change. Therefore, pure and overwhelming love can turn even the most pitiful person into a champion.
You may think you can only perceive love in your moments of joy and happiness, through your loved one. But, love does not really need that to manifest.
Love does not rule over anything and does not want to be ruled. Above all, love offers something and it requires nothing in return. See its divine simplicity in action and in life.
Love is an earthly reflection of heavenly love, and therefore it does not have any boundaries or limits.
If there is love, it is everywhere. And if there is love, it will exist from now on, forever.
Love is the ineffable, overwhelming, and divine feeling that makes us expand our consciousness and makes us feel that we are one with the infinite. Love is mostly manifested through the sublime aspiration of uniting with the “object” of our love, with the being we love dearly and deeply.
The emergence, persistence, and development of this feeling in the sphere of each individual are intimately connected to the formation and crystallization of ones personality.
The yogis have always considered the feeling of love as extraordinarily important and often characterized it as an essential value/criteria of the degree of a human beings spiritual evolution.
It is a measure of the fact that in the most intimate part of a person, he or she who loves has the possibility of acquiring the qualities of love itself, which are infinity and divinity. Consequently, true, genuine love is a very simple way of overcoming or transcending ones ego.
“The most beautiful love one can experience is the love of God. He is our eternal lover and our souls are his beloveds, and when the soul meets the greatest lover in the whole universe, then the divine love will truly begin.” (Paramahansa Yogananda)
“Oh, Lord, when I dwell in the house of my mortal consciousness, I think I love my parents and friends; I imagine I love my birds, animals and possessions. Now, after I entered the temple of omniscience, I know you are all I love, manifested in the shapes of my parents, friends and all the creatures and things around me. By loving you, my heart knew how to love everyone. Being loyal to you, I am loyal to all of them. And I love everything.” (Paramahansa Yogananda)
Harmony – concordance, accord, matching the composite elements of the whole. A philosophical category that expresses the adherence of the parts, the coherence of the interior and exterior, the unity of form and content and the unity of contradictions. Harmony is often considered as the foundation, attribute, or the effect of beauty.
Transfiguration – a procedure of inner alchemy that makes it possible to resonate with subtle divine energies from the macro cosmos. Through transfiguration, the elements of the outside reality, distilled by a noble vision, imagination, and power of expression of the person capable of transfiguring are transformed into a new, elevated, spiritual reality, a source of ecstasy.
Through the example of artistic expression, transfiguration represents the proof of the active and creative role of consciousness. The sublime artistic expression, capable of recreating the reality with new and deeper meanings brought art the name of “the magic mirror of reality”. Transfiguration plays an important part in sexual continence and in the art of divine lovemaking as well.
Empathy – resonance that is awakened and amplified through the yogic practice, allowing a superior psychic and affective communication with other people, or sometimes with beings from unseen worlds.
Generally speaking, we all know that a mother intuitively knows her babys needs and feelings. This apparently mysterious connection between the mother and her child is naturally related to the fact that initially the child was one with the mother.
Empathy is an intuitive way of knowing others, because it ensures a form of affective communication and immediate, sentimental transposition, enabling the possibility of identification with other beings, in various situations that life presents.
Through certain psychological techniques and even better through certain yoga techniques, a person can normalize and improve his or her experiences and perceptions. A powerful, beneficialial, positive emotional experience “charges” the person in question with positive energy, stimulates their mind, and euphorically “colors” their soul.
The study in the field of psychosomatic confirms the fact that disturbing, negative emotions cause various heart, liver, and/or brain diseases, and at the same time they deeply affect the consciousness of the physical body.