the Heart in Meditation
How to Awaken the Heart
You can actually feel
heart awakening almost physically. It is quite noticeable. From the center of your chest, you feel an opening.
Many who practice meditation on a daily basis can confess that they have
felt a pain in the solar plexus or the center of the chest. This is the
subtle energy/shakti moving against blocks in this area of the body. The
pain can often feel like it is endless and along with this pain there is
the feeling that you are separate from everything.
But when your heart really begins to awaken, this pain is not there. Instead there is a feeling of an opening. It is very
blissful, very calming.
It feels like there is a hole that is opening up at the center of your
chest and out of that opening flows divine energy. This may be felt as unconditional
peace, love or just joy. And as the energy flows out of this opening, the opening expands,
and as it expands, more shakti (divine energy) flows out of this center. You begin to radiate this energy from the center of your chest.
When you experience this, you feel absolutely content, in want of nothing. You feel unconditional love in a way that is beyond all emotion.
It is often referred to as the first level of self realization.
Often people mistake
the awakening of the heart as simply an emotional experience.
Perhaps emotion may be there at times, but this experience of unconditional love is completely beyond emotion. It leaves you completely fulfilled, completely at peace.
sense of “me” with all of its problems and worries
is no longer there. You are still there, yet there is no sense of
conflict. You expand beyond the sense of separateness into your true nature of unconditional peace.
Here is a technique based on Japa (the repetition of divine name) that is very effective to awaken the
heart and help move you into self realizataion:
you sit upright, silently repeat the name of a saint, Guru or God of your choice
while breathing into your chest. Repeat the name once on the inhale and once on the exhale. Or if you prefer, repeat “I am” once on the inhale and once on the exhale.
Start with your hands and fingertips touching in front of your chest, as though you are in prayer. And as you
inhale, silently repeat the name you have chosen, allowing the breath to move
down into your chest and solar plexus and then exhale the breath repeating the
So if you have chosen “Ramakrishna” silently repeat “Ramakrishna” on the inhale and “Ramakrishna” on the
exhale, breathing deeply into your chest and solar plexus.
After a few minutes, place your hands flat on top of each other on your
back just below your neck so that your elbows are pointing upward, expanding your chest. Repeat with the inhale and exhale as
before, feeling the prana expand in your chest.
After a few minutes, let your arms and hands rest comfortably on your
lap and with your eyes closed continue to repeat the name on the inhale and exhale allowing the breath to move into your chest and solar
plexus allowing yourself to sink into deep meditation.
If you practice this technique you will begin to experience a sense of
peace that will grow and expand into the awakening of your heart.
The most important factor in heart awakening is Shaktipat/Deeksha. Shaktipat/Deeksha awakens your heart from the inside out effortlessly. It is the divine energy/shakti we spoke about before, the underlying energy of peace at the essence of everything. And this underlying current of peace awakens you into your natural state of peace.
You usually receive Shaktipat/deeksha through an enlightened guru but you can also receive Shaktipat through sound.
There are CDs where Shaktipat/Deeksha has been recorded on special sound
equipment and turned into music. So simply by listening to some beautiful meditation music, you receive Deeksha and heart awakening
begins to happen.
You can listen to free samples of this "shaktipat music" by visiting The Calling or
Infinite Sky CDs.
Because these Meditation CDs contain Shaktipat/Deeksha,
listening to them every day is the easiest & most effective way to awaken your heart
and experience deep states of meditation & peace.
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