This is a series of steps to help us develop conditional love. Unconditional love is not, as many believe, self-sacrifice. Rather, it’s a chance to be all we truly are, to allow our heart energy field to expand so that it encompasses all the other chakras. In this way, we permanently rise above the machinations of Team Dark. Or to put it another way, to allow us to feel our being in a way that is unconstricted by our neural net.
The energy of the heart chakra flows out in two whirling cones of energy, shaped like funnels. The tips of the funnels touch deep in the chest, at a spot between the nipples but located next to the backbone. This spot is the deep inner heart, where a black hole connects us with the realm of infinite possibilities. It is this spot on which you will concentrate after the front and back cones are brought to awareness and cleansed of old woundings. This hidden inner heart is where we feel unconditional love.
This picture gives a good idea of the conformation of the body energy discussed in this blog — you can see the two green funnels, meeting at the center line of the body. Or slightly behind the point depicted, a little more toward the backbone. This picture of the chakras is the pre-ascension scheme. After ascension there are 5 or so additional chakras. (2)
Front Cone of the Heart Chakra
Many lightworkers are adept at feeling the front cone of the heart chakra. This feeling allows them to develop empathy for all living beings. This ‘front heart energy’ is the heart energy through which we relate to other human beings. It’s not necessarily corded energy, as with a family member or friend, but sometimes it expresses itself in that way.
Here are the steps to develop the front heart energy:
FEEL your heart energy in the middle of the front of your chest. As you go about your day, feel the distortions in the smooth conical whirl of heart energy. OR feel the little pains or stiffness or heavinesses in your heart — whatever it feels like — from moment to moment.
NOTICE how other people’s heart energy feels to you. If you can’t feel their heart energy, just imagine that you can. Make a game of it. Both ways are equally effective.
NOTICE how your front heart energy reacts to the dimples – twists – heaviness of other people’s hearts. Or if you can’t feel their hearts, noticee how your heart energy changes in the presence of other people. Either way is fine.
NOTICE how your heart springs back from its momentary distortions — how it returns to its native smooth conical configuration in the middle of your chest. IF BODILY SENSATIONS distant from the heart assert themselves, place your awareness on those sensations. When they subside, bring your attention back to your heart.
Back Cone of the Heart Chakra
The back cone of the heart chakra allows us to relate to the Infinite well of vitality, health and longevity. Very few people consciously practice awareness of this ‘back heart energy’. It must be enlivened and brought to awareness in order to prevent lightworker empathic burnout. Or in energetic terms, to balance and vivify the whole heart.
Here’s how to vivefy the back heart chakra:
PLACE YOUR AWARENESS ON the area between your shoulder blades. According to “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of International Medicine,” written over 4,000 years ago, wind and cold enter the pores of the skin through acupressure points located here. (3)
The dots are ‘wind and cold’ acupressure points But the area you’ll be placing your awareness on includes the place between the lower part of your shoulder blades as well, and around the ‘wing tips’ of the shoulder blade. All this area is involved in the back heart funnel. (3)
This is also the location of the back energy cone of the heart chakra. There are several ways to enliven this area:
–GO FOR A BACK MASSAGE. Lie face down, hands with palms flat on the mat next to your shoulders. Ask the person giving the massage to concentrate on the area between and around the edges of your shoulder blades.
–SWINGING A BAT. Here is an ancient Indian practice to ‘unstick’ this area: While standing, swing a thick branch or club gently back and forth. Or you can use a baseball bat.
–YOGA SUTRA. Or, you can open up the energy flow in this area with yoga mudra: Sit on your heels, grasping your hands behind the back. Bring the forehead to the floor and stretch the clasped hands up to the ceiling. Hold this position with long, deep breathing for at least 3 minutes.
MEDITATION. After you practice the technique of your choice, feel the energy of your back heart cone. Notice how it closes down and opens up.
PRACTICE allowing it to return to its native, smoothly flowing conical state.
Meditation on the Deep Inner Heart
Sit on a chair, feet flat on the ground, back straight but relaxed, hands palm down on your legs, chin ever so slightly tucked in. Make your breathing as long and deep as is comfortable for you.
Let your eyes be open and either horizontal or higher. Don’t look down, and don’t concentrate on any one point. One-pointed concentration, as advocated in many yoga texts, allows a person to escape from the body, into the higher realms. This is a nice ’preview of coming attractions,’ but it’s a bit of a sidetrack too. What we want is to bring heaven down to Earth. Right down into our physical being. So, let the eyes rove where they will, as long as you’re looking at the horizon or higher.
Place the awareness at a point in your body between the nipples, but deep within the body, just in front of the spinal column. This is the point where we can feel unconditional love. Continue for 3 minutes.
When you’re accustomed to this deep inner heart meditation, you can begin to use it whenever you find yourself too drawn into the events of the day. It will balance and neutralize the karma that’s playing out before your eyes. It will allow you to go beyond the causal body, and to become aware of your body of light.
In love and joy,
(3) from “Yoga for Health and Healing,” from the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., compiled by Alice Clagett (me ! ) and Elandra Meredith, http://www.2u3d.com/yoga/index.htm