Recently, I have been reflecting upon our 4th Chakra – the heart chakra – located at the center of the chest and the connection or segue point between our upper 3 and lower 3 chakras. Anodea Judith’s book, Wheels of Light, has been one of my study sources. I particularly like some things she says about Love, one of the main aspects of the 4th Chakra, along with unity and healing.
“Love is a unifying force – it draws things together, and keeps them in relationship. From this unity, we can touch an underlying continuity that allows our separate parts to be held in relationship to something larger. (For example) From our parents we needed to learn that they would be there, day after day, in order to grow into security. A binding force allows something to hold together long enough to evolve its patterns to deeper and more cohesive states. Love allows change and freedom, but keeps coherence at the center.
In entering into the fourth chakra, we transcend ego in order to loosen our self-defined boundaries and merge into the ecstasy of love. There is no greater way to invite love than to offer it first. Since it is something we all want and need, we gravitate towards those with whom we feel safe and appreciated. To offer that safety and acceptance to another invites the field of love to flourish. To offer loving energy, whether as verbal compliments, empathetic acknowledgements, or physical nurturing, invites similar energy to be returned. […] Love and approval are basic to our personal growth, as they promote self-acceptance – a necessary step to loving oneself.”
I invite you to consider what is asking to be drawn together in your life? What is asking for unity, needs healing and balance? Who could benefit from your love and appreciation?
When we approach a relationship or situation with an attitude of love and acceptance, we honor others and ourselves … and we make this world a better place.