Inviting awareness of heart chakra songs is one of my favourite things to do on this site. So, what is a heart chakra song. Why would you be interested in such songs and what are the benefits of any of listening to such heart chakra songs.

Heart Chakra Songs Menu

  • What is the heart chakra?
  • What is a heart chakra song?
  • Sample Heart Chakra Song
  • Yoga and Heart Song
  • Invitation to Heart Chakra Song.

What is the Heart Chakra?

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If you want to follow the path of love, it’s a good idea to meditate on the heart chakra everyday – Frederick Lindermann

The heart chakra is the chakra that opens you to the experience beyond the sense of the limited personal self.

The lower three chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) are related to the development of the personality within this dimension of time and space.

Many people never move beyond their sense of personal identity to the longing for a deeper experience beyond the personal – the transpersonal.

For this writer it is the opening of the heart that begins the authentic journey of Yoga. The word ‘Yoga’ means to ‘yoke’ that is a metaphor for the direct experience of “union.”

This is the union of the personal with the transpersonal and of time with eternity. Yoga is not simply about learning how to be accomplished at asanas or pranayama.

The authentic practice of yoga is the intention to union.

Here are some Rumi quotes that invite the experience of heart yoga.

Love is the bridge to everything – Rumi.

Come out of the circle of time into the circle of Love – Rumi

It is only through the opening of the heart chakra that you come out of the circle of time which is the equivalent of your never ending overthinking personal mind.

You move out of the head (circle of time) into the heart (Circle of Love).

When the heart chakra is open you allow the flow of the everything to be expressed through you. The Christian mystic Miester Eckhart said it this way.

When the higher flows into the lower the lower is transformed by the higher – Meister Eckhart.

The higher refers to the energy of the transpersonal represented by the higher three chakras related to communion with Divine Intention.

The lower relates to the identification with the personal self (lower three chakras). The transformation happens through the open-heart chakra.

Sample Heart Chakra Song

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May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung. – Bob Dylan

If nothing else a heart chakra song is a song you love that lift’s you higher. I am going to share with you a song I love which has long been a favourite heart song.

I will first share with you those aspect of the lyrics which specifically invite remembrance of the longing of the heart for union with Divine Intention.

The name of the song is Listen to the Lion by the Irish singer songwriter Van Morrison from the album St. Dominic’s Preview.

These are some of the key parts of the lyrics that make this a heart chakra song for me.

  • Listen to the Lion.
  • All my Love.
  • I shall Search my soul.
  • All my tears have flown.
  • And We Sailed
  • A Brand-New Start.

Please note that this is my interpretation of the lyrics of this song. So, let’s look at each of these lyrical aspects in turn.

Listen to the Lion Within the Heart

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A lion who breaks the enemy’s ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself. –  Rumi

The title of this heart chakra song is Listen to the Lion. Think of the character of Aslan the Lion in the story and movie The Chronicles of Narnia.

The Lion represents what various spiritual traditions refer to as The Christ, Your Buddha Nature or The Beloved (Sufi).

The Lion represents courage. The word courage comes from the root of the French word ‘cour’ meaning “to enter the heart.”

This is the most courageous intention with which you can align. The mystic poet and Islamic teacher Jellaladin Rumi says,

Follow the heart it will not lead you astray – Rumi (1207 – 1273)

It takes courage to listen and follow the promptings of Love’s Message as it is designed to come through you by way of an open-heart willing to allow the flow of the higher.

The title of the song begins with the word “Listen.” This means that you are required to listen to the promptings of your heart and the Still Small Voice within.

Listening to the heart means you must take the 1st step on the spiritual journey which is learning to be aware of the never-ending voice in your head.

This is why I love this song. It reminds me of the core practice of any spiritual journey.

This is the practice of listening and allowing the voice of the Lion within you to speak and guide you in Companioning Your Greatness (These are the Clouds – W. B. Yeats)

All My Tears Have Flown

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Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted – Matthew 5:4

When you live your life with a listening attitude for the guidance from the Lion within you then most of your tears will have flown.

What to shed tears over when you begin to unfold what is eternal within you? What to shed tears for when you embody the sound of Love you are created to express for the highest good of all?

Tears may come but they will be for the suffering of those still lost in the sense of the personal sense of the separate self and their ever over thinking mind.

It is the obsession with the overthinking mind that leads to most of the tears that are shed in this world of time and space.

The whole effort of spiritual sciences has always been how to transcend the mind, how to look at life beyond the limitations of the mind. – Sadhguru

The essential purpose of Yoga is as the father of Yoga Patanjali stated the modifications of the mind. This is the modification of moving beyond identification with the personal mind.

Then you will live a life of the lion and most all your tears will have flown.

Sailing to that Other Shore

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My Soul is and Enchanted Boat – Walter Crane

Are you sailing through life or is life a constant struggle?


Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel – Augustus Hare

Sailing into the forever NEW.

Sailing to a sovereign state within.

A Brand New Start

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Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? – Rumi

The real “brand NEW Start” is when you begin to trust the forever new that is designed to come through you.

What arises from the overthinking personal mind is never truly new. It tends to be a rehash of what is already known, and which is mostly added to you by way of outside information.

Most of who you think you are a combination of other people’s opinions that you have adopted as part of your personality package.

A brand-NEW START is where you turn within, trust the silence and stillness, and allow the KNOWING of who you are to be your direction HOME.

In this way you take a truly brand new start by walking the way of Love.

You get out of the way and allow yourself to be thought through. This being thought through is forever NEW.  You are a flow of Love in action. You become a happening.

You free yourself of Karma and avoid creating more.

Listen to the Lion

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You may meditate on whatever you like, but I shall meditate on the heart of a lion. That gives strength — Swami Vivekananda

This Listen to the Lion song is what I identify as a heart chakra song. This is a song that invites the remembrance of you as being part of much more than you can ever think about.

We all need reminders of the magnificence that Divine Intention created us to be.

Put on the music and dance now. Your unrestricted, luscious, rich joy serves not only you but the planet. So move those lower chakras, open your heart, and let your life force express itself like the most succulent, juicy fruit, the most redolent and colorful flower, or the loudest and most raucous song. After that, make a commitment to getting rid of all the old emotional toxins that have become stuck inside you so you can live freely and agelessly.”

— Christiane Northrup

Let this song be such a reminder. Better than this let this song be an invitation to tune into and listen to the Still Small Voice within.

In this way you become lion hearted.

You become King or Queen of your sovereign state of Presence. The overthinking personal mind is recognised as the servant, and you return to that inner state that the Chinese Sage Chaung Tzu Palace of Nowhere that is Everywhere.

Come with me to the Palace of Nowhere, where all the many things are one – Chaung Tzu

Listen To the Lion

And all my love come down
All my love come tumblin’ down
All my love come tumblin’ down
All my love come tumblin’ down

Oh, listen listen
To the lion
Oh, listen listen listen
To the lion…
Inside of me
Oh, oh, oh

And I shall search my soul
I shall search my very soul
And I shall search my very soul
I shall search my very so-o-oul
For the lion
For the lion
For the lion
For the lion…
Inside of me
Oh, oh, yeah

And all my tears have flown
All my tears like water flown
And all my tears like water flown
All my tears like-a water flown
For the lion
For the lion
For the lion
For the lion…
Inside of me

Listen to the lion [repeated 14 times]

And we sailed, and we sailed…
And we sailed, and we sailed…
And we sailed, and we sailed…
… sailed to Caledonia

And we sailed, and we sailed,
And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed…
Away from Denmark
Way up to Caledonia
Away from Denmark
Way up to Caledonia

And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed…
All around the World
And we sailed…, and we sailed…, and we sailed…
Looking for a brand new start

And we sailed…
And we sailed, and we sailed…
All around the World
… a brand new start

Looking for a brand new start
Looking for a brand new start
Looking for a brand new start

And we sailed, and we sailed, and we sailed…
And we sailed…
Away from the Golden Gate
Way up to the New York City


Heart Chakra Songs Series

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I plan to do a series of heart chakra songs which will unfold as I decide on a set-list, but the following are some of the songs I intend to share these kind of heart chakra song reflections.

  1. Listen to the Lion – Van Morrison.
  2. Forever Young – Bob Dylan.
  3. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol.
  4. Let it Be – The Beatles.
  5. Annan Waters – Kate Rusby.
  6. Whole of the Moon – Waterboys
  7. Something Beautiful – Alexi Murdock.
  8. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison.
  9. To be decided
  10. To be decided

This list of heart chakra songs reflects my age and music preference.  You will have your own heart chakra songs that bring meaning and remembrance of that which is the Lion within you.

The Challenge and the Gift

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Now that you have read this information regarding the heart chakra animal?” the next question is “What do you intend to do with this information?”

Awakening the heart chakra is not just about information. Information is of the mind and not of the heart. You have to be prepared to follow the energy of the heart?

Are you prepared to take the adventure into crossing the bridge into the liberating experience  of sacred unity and transformation that comes from awakening the heart?

If Awakening the Heart chakra is of importance to you then honour that invitation by making a commitment to live your life purpose in alignment with the Will to Love.

This is the practice of trusting and companioning your Greatness and the Greatness designed to be expressed through you.

Invite the Light of Love to be more present in the world through you? This is the greatest gift you can gift to the healing of the world of time and space.

Trust that you are made for this adventure into the Light of your own magnificence.

Heart Chakra Awakening Opportunity

heart chakra awakening book

I wrote the book Awakening the Heart – 21 Ways to Follow Loves Message so that I might share the many ways in which you are invited to explore the opening of the heart chakra within your everyday time and space experience.

Readers say that this book conversational in nature. I wrote it in the way in which I speak. It is more like a conversation that I would have with a friend around an open fire.

I hope some of the reviews of this book provide you with insight into how other readers have found this book to benefit them in the experience of heart chakra awakening.

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This book allows you to read a chapter at a time and reflect on its invitation. At the end of each chapter there is what I call “The Invitation.”

This would be a great support to anyone who made a choice to go on a 21 Day Challenge of Heart Awakening.

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Available as Ebook from Smashwords

Do you like reading eBooks. I have made this book that answers the question “What is the heart chakra?” available at Smashwords.

Smashwords Ebook.

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I have the intention to share with you the 21 Ways to Awaken the Heart over the coming months from the beginning of September 2021.

I am presently setting up the facility for recording this book, so I plan to make an audio recording of these 21 chapters.

Heart Awakening Journey

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It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. ― Rumi

This 21 Day journey of heart chakra awakening began with answering the question, “What is the Heart Chakra?

This, I hope, will inspire you to commit to explore the awakening of your heart for your own highest good and the highest good of all.

  1. The Shape.
  2. The Colour
  3. The Animal
  4. The Song
  5. The Poem
  6. The Picture
  7. The Tree
  8. The Story
  9. The Sense
  10. The Affirmation
  11. The Archetype
  12. The Prayer
  13. The Place
  14. The Movie
  15. The Element
  16. The Sign
  17. The Question
  18. The Value
  19. The Challenge
  20. The Yoga
  21. The Step Beyond

I hope sharing of the reflection related to heart chakra animal has inspired you to take the journey into exploring the deeper language of metaphor and symbol.

In this way you become truly whole and holy. You become what you are intended to be.