The Heart Chakra Radiates the Love Attribute of the Real Self
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D.
October 24, 2023
Science has shown that the heart is the most important organ that sustains life. It is the central station that distributes the purified blood fluid to all the parts of the human body through our various veins and arteries. Without it, all the organs of the body would collapse and cease to function.
However, recent findings in scientific research show that the heart is not only a pumping station. It is also the source of health (physical, mental, psychic, and spiritual), emotions, courage, forgiveness, wisdom, intelligence, and intuitive capacities, which, for centuries, ancient knowledge and wisdom have been saying all along. And these play a crucial part in our relationship with others, our health, and our fulfillment.
Immediately, one can see that the heart is connected to all our energy centers. If we want to enhance the health of our hearts, we can focus our attention on the health of our other chakras. Our heart communicates with our crown chakra, brain, third-eye chakra, throat, solar plexus, navel, and base or sacral chakra.
We need to pay particular attention to the health of our heart. Stress, ailments, frustrations, depression, worries, anxieties, fears, and loneliness among others are among the worst debilitating factors of the heart. Medical science also says that they are the favorite feeds to hasten the spread of cancerous cells, mental disorders, panic attacks, amnesia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer's, and so on.
Fortunately, when the heart is not functioning well, all the other energy centers will come to the rescue. The mind musters all its will, courage, ingenuity, and resourcefulness to rescue the heart. As long as the brain functions, the individual cannot yet be declared clinically dead. The third eye tries to activate itself to access information and assistance from beyond the physical realm for the healing of the heart.
But all the other energy centers cannot sustain themselves for long because they also depend on the heart for their sustenance. Eventually, this can be a typical emergency case that medical doctors may no longer be able to rescue. The individual is in need of urgent help. It is undoubtedly imbalanced and cannot function effectively and smoothly.
Everything is in disarray and disordered. The sickness has already taken deep roots in one’s genes, DNA, and blood as a result of the accumulation of unattended karmic debts. Only the intervention of some miraculous forces is hoped for.
But all this can be prevented (I will no longer discuss how because I know each of us knows this) and prevention is better than cure. Why hope for a miracle? What for? I am not dismissing the power of miracles. They worked on some, maybe. But not in my case when I most needed it. I’d rather focus my attention on paying my karmic debts and fulfilling my mission.
If my mission is fulfilled and lessons have been learned, then, I know that my time is up. Yet, the Einsteinian influence on me still wants to bargain for more time. Let’s aim for 100 years even if our healthcare system and those who lord over it are ridden with corruption and disregard for the common good.
Our research suggests the heart also is an access point to a source of wisdom and intelligence that we can call upon to live our lives with more balance, greater creativity, and enhanced intuitive capacities. These are important for increasing personal effectiveness, improving health and relationships, and achieving greater fulfillment.
The heart has been considered the source of emotion, courage, and wisdom for centuries. For more than 32 years, the HeartMath Institute Research Center has explored the physiological mechanisms by which the heart and brain communicate and how the activity of the heart influences our perceptions, emotions, intuition, and health
However, heart rate variability, or heart rhythms, stood out as the most dynamic and reflective indicator of one’s emotional states and, therefore, current stress and cognitive processes. It became clear that stressful or depleting emotions such as frustration and overwhelm lead to increased disorder in the higher-level brain centers and autonomic nervous system which are reflected in the heart rhythms and adversely affect the functioning of virtually all bodily systems. This eventually led to a much deeper understanding of the neural and other communication pathways between the heart and brain. We also observed that the heart acted as though it had a mind of its own and could significantly influence the way we perceive and respond in our daily interactions. In essence, the heart could affect our awareness, perceptions, and intelligence. Numerous
In recent years, we have conducted a number of research studies that have explored topics such as the electrophysiology of intuition and the degree to which the heart’s magnetic field, which radiates outside the body, carries information that affects other people and even our pets, and links people together in surprising ways. We also launched the Global Coherence Initiative (GCI), which explores the interconnectivity of humanity with Earth’s magnetic fields.
The discussion then expands from physiological coherence to coherence in the context of families, workplaces, and communities. Science of the Heartconcludes with the perspective that being responsible for and increasing our personal coherence not only improves personal health and happiness but also feeds into and influences a global field environment. It is postulated that as increasing numbers of people add coherent energy to the global field, it helps strengthen and stabilize mutually beneficial feedback loops between human beings and Earth’s magnetic fields.
It is the fourth primary chakra and serves as our center of love for oneself and others, compassion, empathy, and forgiveness. The Anahata chakra is associated with unconditional love, compassion, and joy.
The parts of the body associated with this chakra include the heart and lungs, and the blood circulatory system as a system. This chakra is also associated with the thymus gland, which controls the immune system.
What Happens When the Heart Chakra Is Balanced and Activated? When the fourth energy center is rotating at its optimum speed and the air element is refreshing regularly, we say it is in balance.
The effects of having a closed heart chakra can include feelings of fear, anxiety, distrust, and even depression. You may also find yourself feeling disconnected from others, and perhaps even from yourself. Additionally, you may struggle with feelings of shame or guilt, or find it hard to accept love and compliments.
But things like stress and emotional pain — usually caused by bad memories, emotions, and/or overthinking — can close it up. The end result? It can make it difficult to form and sustain healthy relationships, she says.
How do I know if my heart chakra is open?
You will feel open to all experiences in life, and it will feel like challenges, especially in relationships, flow through you and are resolved with ease. An open heart chakra allows us to see all of the beauty and love around us, and truly connect to ourselves, our loved ones, and the natural world.
When the heart chakra is underactive you may feel:
- Fear of getting hurt.
- Feelings of loneliness and being unloved.
- Fear of relationships.
Physical imbalances include asthma, heart disease, lung disease, issues with breasts, and lymphatic systems, upper back and shoulder problems, and arm and wrist pain. Emotional imbalances include issues of the heart; over-loving to the point of suffocation, jealousy, abandonment, anger, and bitterness.