As a writer about the heart chakra, I like to explore the challenging subject of heart chakra affirmation. What will such heart chakra affirmations do for you and why might you engage with such affirmations?

For us to explore this topic further let me outline the way in which this exploration will unfold.

Heart Chakra Affirmation Menu

OK, so let us take a short journey together that may be a prelude to the longest and shortest journey you are ever destined to take. This is a challenging and magnificent journey from the head to the heart.

Let us begin our journey into the magical possibility of feeling truly affirmed.

What is an Affirmation

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I usually start with a personal definition of what an affirmation is, but I found a quote about affirmations which I love. This quote is: –

An affirmation opens the door. It’s a beginning point on the path to change. ~Louise L. Hay

This affirmation is from Louise L Hay who wrote the classic book Heal Your Life.

I love this definition of affirmation. I love that it acknowledges that affirmation is a beginning point. I love that it invites you to open the door.

If you are looking to explore heart chakra affirmations, then you are looking to begin to open the door of the heart.

Remember that affirmations are a path to change.

As with anything of worth they require commitment and patience. Very often this path, like so many paths, involve a process that sometimes feels like you are taking one step forward and two steps back.

The journey of opening the door and following the process often brings up those aspects of yourself that you do not affirm.  In that sense, you feel as if you are going backward.

The reality is that this, in the opinion of this writer, is the power of this affirmation process. The modern mystic and spiritual teacher Andrew Harvey in the Sounds True recording The Radiant Heart likens this process as akin to placing a damp log in a fire.

There will be a lot of smoke.  The mystic artist Khalil Gibran says it this way.

And what is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that you may become free?—Kahlil Gibran

The mystic poet Rumi says it this way

Your task is not to seek for Love but to remove all blocks to it – Rumi.

Here is the task of practicing heart chakra affirmations. It is not to make you a better person but to become a revelation of Love. This is the opening of the door to your own magnificence.

There is more to heart chakra affirmation than you think.

What is the Heart Chakra

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To explore heart chakra affirmations, I think it wise that you clearly understand the nature of the energy which you are wishing to affirm.

The mystic poet Rumi says it this way.

Love is the bridge to everything – Rumi.

This is not the romantic heart as featured in many Hollywood movies where the main character declares, “You complete me.” (Tom Cruise in Jerry McQuire)

The heart chakra and the higher heart chakra relate to what the mystics of all ages and all traditions refer to as the spiritual heart.  It is your feeling connection from the spiritual heart that completes you.

It is through the heart chakra that you invite the Universe to affirm you.  This it is always doing but you are the one who blocks it because in so many ways you never feel quite good enough.

The reality is that when you are graced with such an experience there is one thing you will KNOW. You could never be good enough, but you are never asked to be so.

You will recognize that you can never earn the direct experience of unconditional love.  It is given because it is unconditional. You will KNOW that you are never apart from this non-conditional LOVE. It is who you are.

Your task is to remove all the blocks, ideas, beliefs that you have been conditioned with that tell you that you are separate from LOVE. This LOVE is an inside job. It is your task to allow yourself to be affirmed by the energy of LOVE that is your birth right.

This affirmation comes through an open-heart chakra.

What is Your Heart Chakra Intention

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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.

What Heart Chakra Affirmation to Use?

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I have explored different affirmations in my own life. This exploration is a journey of trust and real faith.

Like any art, it must be practiced.  There must be commitment. and

Let it be a commitment to invite the revelation of your magnificence. Let it be a commitment to KNOWING your true worth that is beyond measure.

We have the issue in modern society that we demand instant results.

If we don’t get them then we try something else. This isn’t the approach that is needed with the journey into being affirmed from Universal Intention.

The approach is the approach to any art. This approach is shared by the psychologist Eric Fromm in his international best-selling book The Art of Loving. In this book, he says that the Art of Loving requires

  • Discipline
  • Patience and
  • Practice

It is the same with the journey of affirmation.

It is my experience that this journey is a process of try it and see. My experience is that you will if committed to the process find an affirmation that you Love (and I do hope you do).

When you find it, you will affirm it not so much from a sense of discipline but because you are in love with the invitation. You have become a disciple of LOVE.

The affirmation I am in love with is from the Lord’s prayer.

It is a simple affirmation that declares “Thy will be done.”  This as any mystic will tell you opens the door of the spiritual heart, but you must have a feeling that this is right for you.

For this writer, this is the premier heart chakra healing affirmation.

There are millions of people praying this line as part of the Lord’s prayer that have no feel for what it is inviting. Its just a prayer said by way of rote that is part of a tradition that they were brought up in as children.

To practice heart chakra opening this phrase or prayer is repeated with a sense of Longing. There is a longing of the heart to be open to the revelation of LOVE that is the bridge to everything.

If this resonates then try it.  However, do not expect instant results. For many the blocks to Love to go deep.

10 Step Guide to Learning to Use Affirmations Effectively

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Whatever chakra you are focused on affirming there is an effective way in which to do this.  I think I have a unique approach to this practice of learning to invite and affirm the best that you are.

To this end, I have created a short 10 Step Guide to Learning HOW TO use Chakra Affirmations Effectively.

This is a Guide that I think anyone interested in the subject of chakra affirmation should take time to read.  My view is that if you do take the necessary time to read this beautifully designed guide that it will set you on a path of realizing your full potential.

This Guide to Effective Chakra Affirmation is FREE to download and it is requested that you share it with any friends or family who could benefit from feeling more affirmed.