Breathe in Love by AnaLisa Rutstein – Fine Art America
The next important aspect of heart chakra affirmation is to get clear about your intention. What is your intention for exploring the beginning of heart chakra affirmation?
I suspect that there will be those of you who want to explore the heart chakra because you are interested in exploring the connection to romance or intimacy.
This has more to do with affirmation around the second chakra or sacral chakra. This is the chakra related to creativity, duality, and sexuality.
Heart chakra affirmation has to do with your wish to be affirmed by the Divine and your wish to feel connected to the Divine.
This is where you have a longing to KNOW who and why you are. This is where you want to explore the true purpose and meaning of your life beyond the separate idea of your personal self.
The heart serves the revelation of the soul.
The soul is your individualized aspect of the Divine. If you lose your connection to this aspect of yourself then you are as the poet Goethe declares in his poem The Holy Longing “A mere guest on this dark earth.”
The poem the Holy Longing is a poem about the individual who has had an awakening of the spiritual heart and has experienced affirmed by the Divine. Goethe advises them what to do following such affirmation.
I share this spiritual poem here because I think it points toward the experience that the open-heart chakra invites. If this does not resonate with you it may be that you are not looking to open the heart chakra but open the sacral chakra which is tied to relationship on the personal level.
The Holy Longing.
poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tell a wise person, or else keep silent,
because the mass man will mock it right away.
I praise what is truly alive,
what longs to be burned to death.
In the calm water of the love-nights,
where you were begotten, where you have begotten,
a strange feeling comes over you,
when you see the silent candle burning.
Now you are no longer caught in the obsession with darkness,
and a desire for higher lovemaking sweeps you upw
Distance does not make you falter
Now, arriving in magic, flying,
and finally, insane for the light,
you are the butterfly, and you are gone
And so long as you haven’t experienced this: to die and so to grow,
you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Translated from German by Robert Bly
So, you need to be clear. Is it your intention to affirm your holy longing to feel in union with the Divine that is the bridge to everything?
Or is it your intention to bring about some deeper sense of self-love for yourself?
One is at the level of the personal (lower chakras) and the other is at the level of the transitional (heart chakra) that invites the experience of the transpersonal (higher three chakras)
When the higher flows into the lower, the lower is transformed by the higher – Meister Eckhart – Christian mystic 1260-1328
Much of what affirmation is about is the beginning of a process of self-love.
For most people, this begins at the level of the personal. This is the level of the lower three chakras and especially the level of the root chakra which is all about feeling safe in the world.