Monday, January 29, 2018

Heart Chakra - Compassion

A person with a healthy heart chakra is balanced, radiates love, self -acceptance, cares for and has compassion towards others. When it came to my inner (spiritual) healing I knew that I had to focus on my chakra’s including the ANAHATA chakra (heart chakra). I wasn’t feeling much joy in my life, and it wasn’t because I didn’t want to feel happy, I felt blocked because emotional crap was standing in the way. Some of the symptoms when the heart chakra isn’t working as it should are shallow breathing, slow metabolism, and physical energy, divided between mind and body, feeling withdrawn and not be a part of life. The result is that you feel tired and drained all the time. Most of these symptoms were true for me.

Giving love to people was “easy” but I had no idea how to give love to myself. I wasn’t taught how to love myself. My mother was sick, mentally and physically, and I grew up taking care of her needs while leaving my own unaddressed. This pattern continued into my thirties until the spiritual awakening came along, and I realized that it was time to open my heart and allow love to flow free.

Healing with Archangel Chamuel:
There are different ways to heal a chakra and I was guided to use a technique for healing and restoring the heart chakra with the help of Archangel Chamuel.
The idea behind this healing technique was as follows:
- Go into meditation and burn a pink or green candle to help connect with Chamuel. Both colors work well for the heart chakra.
- Ask Archangel Chamuel for his help.
- Visualize the lotus associated with the heart chakra. The lotus has 12 petals.
- Restore each of the petals.

Don’t expect an immediate result. On an energetic level, it takes time for the healing to take full effect, 6 months to 3.5 years. Healing yourself has everything to do with awareness and it is important that you keep your focus on the present moment. Otherwise, you can stagnate the healing process and it will take longer. Restoring the petals is one step of the healing process.
The more we let go of our attachments to the past, the more healing takes place. Just like everything else in the spiritual journey, there is no such thing as a “quick fix”. But, there are many other ways we can use and incorporate this healing technique. Some examples are EFT (emotional freedom technique), homeopathy, herbs, crystals, meditation.

Who is Archangel Chamuel?
In the Kaballah, Chamuel has a special place. He is the archangel of the Geburah (the 5th Sephira on the tree of life). Kabbalists say that Chamuel is one of the Seraphim's and he is part of the highest choir of angels. He sees the connection between everything and everybody. His purpose or mission is to help people find peace. Chamuel can help you to obtain inner peace even in stressful and hard times. He also assists in finding missing objects and find solutions to different problems.
In my personal experiences, the angels are watching over us at all times and are more than willing to help us. All that we have to do is ask for their help.

Compassion:
After I received healing from Chamuel a period of “rest” followed. The healing was doing its thing and I focused on aspects of the spiritual journey by learning as much as I could and speaking with spirit. I’m a member of many spiritual groups and I started to see more posts about love and compassion. This was perfect timing because I had people around me that I felt uncomfortable with. My attention was drawn to this topic of compassion. Spirit was trying to make a point and wanted me to listen more closely. So I went into meditation and this is what they had to say:

Conversation with spirit:
Soul: Compassion is love without judgment, it is the heart connection. Compassion will grow when you apply this to your own being by letting go of what the conditioned world told you to believe. It is all part of the same construction. Compassion and applying compassion in your life at any given situation will make you grow as the spiritual being that you are and it will help you see life from the soul’s perspective. You are here to experience and for the time being, the earth is your school. Being around other people is the perfect way to master these skills such as compassion and the answer to any situation always lies within you. You do have a choice.

Soul: When you are around someone that makes you feel uncomfortable you can create tension and put negative energy into the situation by your thoughts. Welcome these feelings and take a step back to see why you are feeling uncomfortable with. Go within and apply compassion by showing love and kindness. You are not here to entertain anyone, just be. When you stop reacting the uncomfortable feeling will go away. These situations are an opportunity to go within and apply love and kindness. Accept it as it is, so that awareness can come in. All the feelings that you have such as irritation, anger, resentment around certain people, will go away. It may be heightened for a moment, let it be, and remove all judgment. When you are fighting these feeling, which is from the ego, they are based on your own belief system. Always remove yourself from any threatening situations. However, most people are simply here to expand their consciousness, even when they don’t realize that this is what they are doing. All that you have to do is “just be”. Reactions come from the unconscious mind which is the ego, it is unawareness. By bringing awareness into a situation you are able to come from a place of love. This is a skill, a technique to allow yourself to be authentic and complete.
Me: So, compassion is a way to become who we are as a sentient being? And when we deactivate the ego by going within we make room for awareness and growth? What is the point for all of this?
Soul: When you take away the ego reactions you will be able to come from a place of spiritual awareness, a place of love and the soul’s perspective. Life will change because your perception of life has changed. You will be able to feel joy and happiness in everything that you do and everywhere that you go.

How do you become more compassionate?
When you align with your soul you create authentic power and this brings harmony and cooperation. You are allowing your soul to guide you. As you create authentic power you’ll become a compassionate person. Part of you is already compassionate which comes from love. You experience this as gratitude, appreciation, sharing, contentment, and patience. In Buddhism, this is called the “Buddha seed”. Another part of you is not compassionate which comes from fear. You experience this as anger, resentment, judgment, superiority, and inferiority. This part of you doesn’t care about people and only cares about itself. The current human condition is “unconsciousness”, it is identified with the mind and expressed by the “ego”. Although, our human condition is changing and becoming more aware and awakened with their connection to the soul. When you judge someone you identify with the unconscious mind and the same is true for self-judgment. Allow people to speak their mind and practice compassion when you notice that these people are identified with their mind. By practicing compassion you are allowing the transmission of presence to come in and this is where change happens. You’ll be able to observe a situation without having attachments to what is said. People that live life without compassion and kindness live in pain. You give compassion to yourself while giving it to other people. So, learn to recognize when you react from fear or from love. Challenge any reactions that come from fear/ego by not acting on it as you are feeling this. By cultivating love and act from love while feeling fear, you’ll become compassionate and start to care about other people. This is the heart connection and you strengthen this by being kind to yourself and to others.

You can train and improve your compassion through meditation and awareness. Compassion includes all beings regardless of what they do or have done. So, it is easier to feel compassion for our loved ones and difficult to feel sympathy for people that we don’t like or know. However, when you remove judgment and don’t identify with someone else’s deeds, you are able to stay true to yourself. And this is an important aspect of unconditional love.

Three steps to practice compassion:
- Don’t react/act. Go within and develop emotional awareness
- Create a gap between impulse and emotion. From there you can consciously choose what to say
- Act from the most loving part of your personality. This can mean that you don’t say anything.
Make these choices every time when you feel like you are becoming identified with your own or a person’s story.

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